Richard Greenham – Quench Not the Spirit 1598

The oldest manuscript I have ever narrated a sermon from, Richard Greenham published in 1598. Two Treatises of the Comforting of an Afflicted Conscience, with Certaine Epistles of the Same Argument: 

Quench Not the Spirit – from 1598

Samuel Davies – The Resurrection of Damnation

Do not be amazed at this, because a time is coming when all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come out!” See them bursting into life from their subterranean dungeons!Horror throbs through every vein—and glares wildly and furiously in their eyes. Every joint trembles and every countenance looks downcast and gloomy! Now they see that tremendous Day of which they were warned in vain—and shudder at those terrors of which they once made light. They now experientially know the grand business of the Day and the dreadful purpose for which they are roused from their slumbers in the grave: to be tried, to be convicted, to be condemned, and to be dragged away to execution!

Conscience has been anticipating the trial—and no sooner is the soul united to the body, than immediately conscience ascends its throne in the soul. It begins to accuse, to convict, to pass sentence, to upbraid, and to torment! The sinner is condemned, condemned at his own tribunal—before he arrives at the bar of his omnipotent Judge!!

SamuelDavies_ResurrectionTODamnation

John Owen-HONOR DUE TO THE PERSON OF CHRIST — THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF IT

This distinct honor is to be given unto the person of the Son by virtue of this command of the Father, though originally on the account of his oneness in nature with the Father. And our duty herein is pressed with the highest enforcement; he that honors not the Son, honors not the Father.

HONOR DUE TO THE PERSON OF CHRIST

Hugh Martin – The Shadow of Calvary

“Jesus often met there with His disciples.” (John 18:2)

Would it not be well if disciples often met there with Jesus? Is there not, indeed, a sense in which Gethsemane ought to be regarded as the very oratoire of the Church, the closet, spiritually, where we may, with many precious aids to faith, pray to our Father who sees in secret and rewards openly, as we shall see He rewarded the Man of Sorrows?

The Shadow of Calvary Chapter 2

John Preston – The Repentance of Judas

  1. The Affects of a Startled Conscience…The Remains of That Reverend and Learned Divine, John Preston:
    1. Judas’s Repentance. Matthew 27:3-5.
    2. The Saints’ Spiritual Strength. Ephesians 3:16.
    3. Paul’s Conversion (or, The Right Way to Be Saved). Acts 9:6.

      The Repentance of Judas

Pike and Hayward’s Cases of Conscience – Case 11 Doubting Salvation.

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The most settled and general part of my unbelief may appear by the following hints, viz. I cannot view Jesus Christ in that loveliness, excellency, and preeminence, as I find him set forth in the word of truth. I cannot find sufficient ability in my soul to believe in him, wholly and unfeignedly ; and how can I believe in him, without a right view of him ? Sometimes I can set him forth to others, in the words and light of Scripture, so that I believe many of the children of God have their very souls nourished and fed by what I say: and upon certain times I myself am much delighted in, and with the work ; but when I retire into myself, and consider the barrenness of my soul, my strangeness to, and alienation from God, Jesus Christ?

Cases of Conscience – Despair Unbelief