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WCF - Of God, and of the Holy Trinity - Chapter 2, Parts 1e & 2a

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By Rev. David Silversides - Posted at Sermon Audio : Audio Link (Sermon Audio) The Westminster Confession of Faith (CRTA) *Editor's Note: I recommend breaking the lengthier studies into 2 parts and will post accordingly. Thank you, AW

WCF - Of God, and of the Holy Trinity - Chapter 2, Parts 1c & d

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By Rev. David Silversides - Posted at Sermon Audio : Audio Link (Sermon Audio) The Westminster Confession of Faith (CRTA) *Editor's Note:  I recommend breaking the lengthier studies into 2 parts and will post accordingly. Thank you, AW

WCF - Of God and of the Holy Trinity - Chapter 2, Parts 1a & b

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By Rev. David Silversides - Posted at Sermon Audio : Audio Link (Sermon Audio) The Westminster Confession of Faith (CRTA) *Editor's Note:  I recommend breaking the lengthier studies into 2 parts and will post accordingly. Thank you, AW

WCF - Of the Holy Scripture - Chapter 1, Parts 8b, 9 & 10

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By Rev. David Silversides - Posted at Sermon Audio : Audio Link (Sermon Audio) The Westminster Confession of Faith (CRTA) *Editor's Note:  I recommend breaking the lengthier studies into 2 parts and will post accordingly. Thank you, AW

WCF - Of the Holy Scripture - Chapter 1, Parts 7 & 8a

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By Rev. David Silversides - Posted at Sermon Audio : Audio Link (Sermon Audio) The Westminster Confession of Faith (CRTA) *Editor's Note:  I recommend breaking the lengthier studies into 2 parts and will post accordingly. Thank you, AW

WCF - Of the Holy Scripture - Chapter 1, Parts 5 & 6

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By Rev. David Silversides - Posted at Sermon Audio: Audio Link (Sermon Audio) The Westminster Confession of Faith (CRTA) *Editor's Note:  I recommend breaking the lengthier studies into 2 parts and will post accordingly. Thank you, AW

WCF - Of the Holy Scripture - Chapter 1, Parts 2-4

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By Rev. David Silversides - Posted at Sermon Audio : Audio Link (Sermon Audio) The Westminster Confession of Faith (CRTA) *Editor's Note: I recommend breaking the lengthier studies into 2 parts and will post accordingly. Thank you, AW

WCF - Of the Holy Scripture - Chapter 1, Part 1

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By Rev. David Silversides - Posted at Sermon Audio : Audio Link (Sermon Audio) The Westminster Confession of Faith (CRTA) Editor's Note: I recommend breaking this study into two parts for those with time constraints and we will continue with chapter 1, parts 2-4 on Thursday, February 14, 2019. - Thank you, AW

The Westminster Assembly of Divines - Part 3

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By William Symington -  Posted at Grace Online Library : The Business of the Assembly Westminster Abbey - Wikipedia Having thus glanced at the origin, constitution, and parties of the Westminster Assembly, we are prepared to look at its proceedings. The Assembly was convened for the first time on Saturday, July 1, 1643, and it continued to hold regular meetings until February 22, 1649, when, instead of being formally dissolved, it was resolved into a committee for conducting the trials leading to the ordination of ministers. In this capacity it sat until March 25, 1652, when an end was put to its existence by the dissolution of the Long Parliament which had called it into being. The number of its sessions was one thousand one hundred and sixty-three, and the period of its duration, five years, six months, and twenty-one days. The Assembly sat at first in King Henry VIIth’s chapel at Westminster, and afterwards when ‘the weather grew cold they did go to Jerusalem chamber, a

Recommended Sermon: Our Westminster Confession of Faith

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By Rev. David Silversides - Posted at Sermon Audio : Link: https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=4150612042

THE WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES - PART 2

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By William Symington -  Posted at Grace Online Library : Samuel Rutherford was one of the most prominent of the Scottish commissioners. ( Wikipedia ) The Scottish Commissioners Although the Scottish commissioners cannot be said to have formed a party in the Westminster Assembly, this is perhaps the proper place to advert to their appointment, character, and peculiar position in that meeting. When the calling of an assembly of divines first suggested itself, the English Parliament had determined to ask the counsel and assistance of the Church of Scotland in regard to the new form of government that should be set up in room of that which had been abolished. So long a time, however, elapsed before any formal application was made to the General Assembly for an appointment to this effect, that the Scots began to suspect the sincerity of their English friends. At length, in August 1643, commissioners from England arrived with power to consult with both the Convention of Estates a

The Westminster Assembly of Divines - Part I

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Posted at Grace Online Library : Excerpts from William Symington, ‘Historical Sketch of the Westminster Assembly of Divines,’ in Commemoration of the Bicentenary of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, by the Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Scotland, Glasgow, 1843. The Westminster Assembly, it is well known, was convened by an ordinance of Parliament. In the year 1641 the ministers of London had petitioned both Houses to use their influence with the King to obtain a free Synod, for the purpose of taking under consideration the state of the country in regard to religious matters. The Grand Remonstrance of December 1 contained the following clause: ‘We desire that there may be a general Synod of the most grave, pious, learned, and judicious divines of this island, assisted with some from foreign parts, professing the same religion with us, who may consider of all things necessary for the peace and good government of the church.’ A Bill to the same effect, afterwards i

Consider Jesus– in His Second Appearing

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CONSIDER JESUS Thoughts for Daily Duty, Service, and Suffering by Octavius Winslow, 1870 "Looking for that blessed hope, the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ." –Titus 2:13 A Savior 'to come' has been the hope of the Church of God in every age and dispensation. The Old Testament saints looked for His coming to save; the saints of the New Testament look for His coming to reign--even "The GLORIOUS appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ." There are, in fact, three personal appearances of our Lord mentioned in the Scriptures. His first, when "He APPEARED to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself." The second, "Now to APPEAR in the presence of God forever." The third, when "He shall APPEAR the second time without sin (that is, without a sin-offering) unto salvation." In each of these appearances of Jesus, my soul! you have a personal and precious interest. His past appearance wa

Consider Jesus– in the Power of His Resurrection

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CONSIDER JESUS Thoughts for Daily Duty, Service, and Suffering by Octavius Winslow, 1870 "That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection." –Phil. 3:10 Is there not some danger of lingering too exclusively at the cross, to the exclusion of the grave of Jesus? In other words, do we give the subject of Christ's RESURRECTION that place in our faith and meditation which we give to His Death, and which God gives it in the great scheme of our salvation? Essential and precious as the atoning Death of Jesus is, it had availed us nothing apart from His Resurrection. We needed more than death--we needed life! We needed more than the bond presented by Divine justice, and paid--we needed the seal of its acceptance on the part of God. This was given when God raised up Jesus from the dead, "who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification." Christ's Resurrection from the grave by the power of God was the Father's attestatio

Consider Jesus– in His Atoning Blood

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CONSIDER JESUS Thoughts for Daily Duty, Service, and Suffering by Octavius Winslow, 1870 "The blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from every sin." 1 John 1:7 The blood of Jesus is everything. It is the central doctrine of our faith, the present and eternal life of our souls. There is no pardon, no salvation, no heaven but by blood--the blood of the Lord Jesus. Were we to relinquish every other revealed truth, and concentrate upon this one our supreme and lasting study, resolving all our knowledge of the Bible into an 'experimental and personal acquaintance' with ATONING BLOOD--as, like a purple thread, it runs from Genesis to Revelation, it would not be a too exaggerated view of this vital and momentous subject. The blood is everything to us--it is everything to God. He provided it, is satisfied with it, beholds it, and when He sees it on the soul, that soul becomes a living and a lovely soul in His sight. May our meditation on atoning blood exalt our view

Consider Jesus– as Receiving Sinners

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CONSIDER JESUS Thoughts for Daily Duty, Service, and Suffering by Octavius Winslow, 1870 "This man receives sinners!" –Luke 15:2 Nothing gave greater offence to the scribes and Pharisees than the divine mission of Jesus to save sinners. No greater and more virulent accusation could they allege against Him, than that, He extended His compassionate regards to the vile and the wretched, admitting the most flagrant offenders to His mercy, and inviting the most notorious sinners to His fellowship. And yet this, His greatest reproach, was His highest honor. Pluck this jewel from His mediatorial crown, and it has lost its costliest gem. Extract this note from the "joyful sound," and you have hushed its sweetest melody. Remove this object of His mission from His coming, and you have reduced His incarnation, sufferings, and death to a gigantic waste. Oh, with what glory does the fact that, "This man receives sinners," invest the Son of God! How should our h

Recommended Sermon: The Making of a Holy Nation

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By Pastor Geoff Ingrum - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Matthew 26:17-29 (KJV) 17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? 18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples. 19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover. 20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve. 21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? 23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. 24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for t

Consider Jesus– In Bereavement

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CONSIDER JESUS Thoughts for Daily Duty, Service, and Suffering by Octavius Winslow, 1870 "Jesus wept." –John 6:35 With what baptism of suffering was not Jesus baptized? What cup of sorrow did not He drink? Well may He ask, "Are you able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" "Yes, Lord," every believing saint may reply, "by Your grace I AM ABLE; for, while without You I can do nothing, with You strengthening me I can do all things." Jesus replies, "You shall, indeed, drink of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; for all My members shall be conformed to Me, their Head." "Dear Lord," responds the believing soul, "if affliction, temptation, and sorrow but mold me into Your image, and conform me to Your life, do with me as seems good in Your sight." There are few sorrows more bitter and more keenly felt, than the sorrow

Consider Jesus– in Intercessory Prayer

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CONSIDER JESUS Thoughts for Daily Duty, Service, and Suffering by Octavius Winslow, 1870 "I pray for them." –John 17:9 There is no part of Christ's Priestly office more soothing to the sick, tried, and suffering believer, than His intercessory supplication on their behalf. To know that we are borne upon the prayerful hearts of our fellow-Christians, in times when providences are trying, and our hearts are breaking, is unspeakably soothing. How much more so is the thought that Jesus, our merciful High Priest, Friend and Brother born for adversity, is praying for us in heaven--our names worn upon His heart, our woes and needs, sins and sorrows entwined with His prayers before the throne; that, His intercession for us is not a past, nor even an anticipatory intercession alone; but, that it is a present intercession, an intercession moment by moment, "NOW appearing in the presence of God for us." O sweet thought that, when some new trial comes, and som