Friday Meditation (NEW from Mason)

“He shall glorify me.” – John 16:14

     THE gospel of Jesus is suited to our indigent state and distressed circumstances; but we are averse to receive the truth in the love of it, because of our loftiness of spirit and pride of heart. A system that tends to exalt and glorify us in our own eyes, and in the sight of others, we are naturally very fond of. This notion sticks close to us, and we do not easily part with it. To imagine ourselves possessed of some inherent good dispositions and amiable tempers, which put us upon more respectable terms in the sight of God, and gains his favor; this we are apt to mistake for the work of the Spirit upon the heart. But as this notion leads from the faith and hope of the gospel, opposes the glory of Jesus, lays another foundation than that which God hath laid, and tends to plume the creature with pride and vanity, we are taught to reject it as a spirit of antichrist and delusion. This God severely reproves his church of old for: ‘Thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot, because of thy renown.’ Ezek. 16:15.

But the blessed Spirit, who effects the marriage union between the Lamb and his bride, doth nothing upon the heart that it should trust in, so as to attract the affections from Jesus, or produce incontinency of behavior to our rightful Lord. No: ‘the Spirit shall glorify, not himself as the agent, not yourselves as the subject of his operations; but he shall glorify me,’ saith Jesus, in your sight, heart, and affections. He shall bear witness to my person and offices of the relation I stand in to you; that justification is solely by my righteousness, atonement for your sins by my own sacrifice, and the pardon of them by my blood: that I am your priest, ever before the throne, representing your persons, and pleading your cause. So shall you find peace in me, live daily upon me, and rejoice only in me.

Thus by this work of the Spirit, Christ alone is exalted and glorified; our hearts comforted in truth, and sanctified in love, to the honor and service of our heavenly King. Thus, to them that believe, Jesus is precious; because we see the Father’s love centre in him, and diffusing itself through his pierced heart to ours, by the Holy Ghost given to us. Hence we become alive in our spirits and affections to God, and dead to self-seeking, self-righteous, self-glorying views. We die daily to carnal lusts and corrupt affections, which we know tend to dishonor our dear Lord, are contrary to his will, degrade our souls, and rob us of sweet heart-felt communion with him. The more Jesus is thus glorified, and we abide in him, so much the more are we enabled to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit to the praise and glory of him. ‘As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.’ Romans 8:14

A Spiritual Treasury by William Mason

 

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Friday Meditation (NEW from Mason)

“He shall glorify me.” – John 16:14

     THE gospel of Jesus is suited to our indigent state and distressed circumstances; but we are averse to receive the truth in the love of it, because of our loftiness of spirit and pride of heart. A system that tends to exalt and glorify us in our own eyes, and in the sight of others, we are naturally very fond of. This notion sticks close to us, and we do not easily part with it. To imagine ourselves possessed of some inherent good dispositions and amiable tempers, which put us upon more respectable terms in the sight of God, and gains his favor; this we are apt to mistake for the work of the Spirit upon the heart. But as this notion leads from the faith and hope of the gospel, opposes the glory of Jesus, lays another foundation than that which God hath laid, and tends to plume the creature with pride and vanity, we are taught to reject it as a spirit of antichrist and delusion. This God severely reproves his church of old for: ‘Thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot, because of thy renown.’ Ezek. 16:15.

But the blessed Spirit, who effects the marriage union between the Lamb and his bride, doth nothing upon the heart that it should trust in, so as to attract the affections from Jesus, or produce incontinency of behavior to our rightful Lord. No: ‘the Spirit shall glorify, not himself as the agent, not yourselves as the subject of his operations; but he shall glorify me,’ saith Jesus, in your sight, heart, and affections. He shall bear witness to my person and offices of the relation I stand in to you; that justification is solely by my righteousness, atonement for your sins by my own sacrifice, and the pardon of them by my blood: that I am your priest, ever before the throne, representing your persons, and pleading your cause. So shall you find peace in me, live daily upon me, and rejoice only in me.

Thus by this work of the Spirit, Christ alone is exalted and glorified; our hearts comforted in truth, and sanctified in love, to the honor and service of our heavenly King. Thus, to them that believe, Jesus is precious; because we see the Father’s love centre in him, and diffusing itself through his pierced heart to ours, by the Holy Ghost given to us. Hence we become alive in our spirits and affections to God, and dead to self-seeking, self-righteous, self-glorying views. We die daily to carnal lusts and corrupt affections, which we know tend to dishonor our dear Lord, are contrary to his will, degrade our souls, and rob us of sweet heart-felt communion with him. The more Jesus is thus glorified, and we abide in him, so much the more are we enabled to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit to the praise and glory of him. ‘As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.’ Romans 8:14

A Spiritual Treasury by William Mason

 

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The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible – Book of Hosea

The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible will be available Fall 2014. Click on image to view full sample!KJV Sample Booklet - Hosea cover

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David Cloftfelter

Paperback, 296 pages

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David Clotfelter gives a reasoned and personal inquiry into the nature of divine justice. Writing out of his own intense struggle to accept the Bible’s portrait of a just but loving God, he examines biblical teachings on God’s attitude toward sin, His plan to punish the guilty forever, the relationship between grace and faith, the meaning of Christ’s death, the change in status that occurs when we believe, and God’s original purpose in creation. Sinners in the Hands of A Good God shows that divine judgment is not incompatible with a merciful God.

Endorsements  “The Story of God’s gracious pursuit of the sinner leads us into many deep questions about the relation of His purposes to human inability, His love to His holiness, and His mercy to his justice. This book explores these matters biblically, theologically, and pastorally in a way that is both brave and helpful.” – David F. Wells, Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor, Historical and Systematic Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

“One of the most winsome, discerning and compelling presentations of the seriousness of sin and the grace of God. It is among the few potentially life-changing books – to believe it and live a careless Christian life should be an impossibility.” – Iain H. Murray, Author and Conference Speaker

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Available Fall 2014

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A Study Bible to Feed Your Soul . . .

  • Thoughts for personal and family devotions for every chapter
  • Three dozen articles on how to live the Christian life
  • Guidance on how to experience the truths of the Bible

A Study Bible to Instruct Your Mind . . .

  • Thousands of study notes with integrated cross-references
  • Introductions to each section and every book of the Bible
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  • Overview of twenty centuries of church history
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MacArthur on Counterfeit Worship

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John MacArthur

Hardback, 333 pages

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What would God say about those who blatantly misrepresent His Holy Spirit; who exchange true worship for chaotic fits of mindless ecstasy; who replace the biblical gospel with vain illusions of health and wealth; who claim to prophesy in His name yet speak errors; and who sell false hope to desperate people for millions of dollars?

The charismatic movement has always been a breeding-ground for scandal, greed, bad doctrine, and all kinds of spiritual chicanery. As a movement, it is clearly headed the wrong direction. And it is growing at an unprecedented rate.

From the Word of Faith to the New Apostolic Reformation, the Charismatic movement is being consumed by the empty promises of the prosperity gospel. Too many charismatic celebrities promote a “Christianity” without Christ, a Holy Spirit without holiness. And their teaching is having a disastrous influence on a grand scale, as large television networks broadcast their heresies to every part of the world.

In Strange Fire, bestselling author and pastor John MacArthur chronicles the unsavory history behind the modern Charismatic movement. He lays out a chilling case for rejecting its false prophets, speaking out against their errors, showing true reverence to the Holy Spirit, and above all clinging to the Bible as the inerrant, authoritative Word of God and the one true standard by which all truth claims must be tested.

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Thabiti M. Anyabwile

Paperback, 95 pages

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The Bible implores us to take a long look at Jesus, forcefully beckoning us to “come and see” through profound questions connected with Jesus’ death and resurrection. These questions drive us to consider not just the events themselves but also their meaning as we take a long look beneath the surface and find more of the never-ending treasures of Christ. In Captivated, Thabiti Anyabwile invites you to set aside your early lessons on politeness and stare (yes, do stare) into the mystery of the cross and empty tomb.

Author Thabiti M. Anyabwile is senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Pastor Anyabwile and his wife, Kristie, have three children.

Endorsement  “This little book is a wonderful guide for those who would like to ‘stare’ for a while at the meaning of Christ’s suffering and resurrection for His people. It is a great resource both for new believers wanting to learn more about the crucifixion as well as long-time saints who want a fresh perspective on familiar events. Be prepared to understand your Bible better and love Jesus more after reading Captivated!” — Mike McKinley, senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church, Sterling, Virginia, and author of Passion: How Christ’s Final Day Changes Your Every Day

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Life In Christ Blog Tour

Life_In_Christ_front__43440.1367952175.1280.1280Life In Christ: Becoming and Being a Disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ

Jeremy Walker

“Written from a pastor’s heart and a scholar’s mind, Life in Christ is an encouraging and challenging work.”

Reviewer: Steven Ruff (stevenruff.wordpress.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“Walker does an excellent job of outlining what being a disciple and a child of God looks like, displacing notions of immaturity while calling the body of Christ to put aside that which so easily entangles us so we can press on towards maturity in the faith while declaring the message of the gospel with our mouths and with our lives, exuding a passion for the One who has saved us from bondage.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling (IntelMin.org)
Rating: 5 Stars

“Whether you are a new Christian or a mature saint, Life in Christ is theology at its finest, biblical, theological, and practical. I encourage you to pick up this book and I pray the Lord uses it to awaken His people to the precious truth of union with Christ.”
Reviewer: Dave Jenkins (ServantsOfGrace.org)
Rating: 5 Stars

“In a systematic way, Walker provides the reader with the steps that one could expect to live a life united to Christ. The chapters serve as the common touching points that all Christians pass on the journey, from (1) Looking to Christ to (8) A Life in Review, Pastor Walker encourages and challenges the Christian to look onward and upward.”
Reviewer: Ryan Rickard (declinationblog.wordpress.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is an excellent book for a mature believer to use to teach new converts whether one-on-one or in small groups. This is also a great book for mature believers to read themselves to reignite their passion for Jesus.”
Reviewer: Chris Land (keepingthemainthing.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand what constitutes a true disciple of Christ written by an author who approaches this topic with pastoral love and care, and not as someone wanting to bury you under condemnation.”
Reviewer: Joshua Davis (GoodReads.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“Jeremy Walker’s “Life in Christ” is a warm and encouraging explanation on what it means to be a Christian. With pastoral sensitivity and theological clarity, he presents a biblical faithful work on being a disciple and living life to the glory of God. Like a modern-day Puritan, Walker marries doctrine and practice to create a magnificent resource for instructing maturing disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Reviewer: Timothy Harris (activedidactic.wordpress.com)
Rating:  5 Stars

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