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Recommended Sermon: Do Not Destroy The Work Of God

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By Pastor Andrew Barnes - Posted at Sermon Audio:     Scripture Text:   Romans 14:18-23 KJV  18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. 19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. 20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. 21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. 22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.

You Don't Need Something More

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 By Dr. Jay Adams - Posted at Sermon Audio :

A Tribute to Alan Cairns, SermonAudio's First Preacher

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 By Steven Lee - Founder of SermonAudio : Thanksgiving Service for Dr. Alan Cairns Hebron Free Presbyterian Church Ballymoney, Northern Ireland Saturday, November 7 at 3:00 pm GMT (10:00 am EST) The service is private due to Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, however a livestream of the service will be available on the Hebron Free Presbyterian Church Facebook page or on SermonAudio . In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted to Let the Bible Speak Radio, 1207 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC 29615. Please make checks out to Faith Free Presbyterian Church, noted for LTBS/Cairns ======== Hello, My name is Steven Lee, Founder of SermonAudio. Dr. Alan Cairns , my former pastor and mentor, has gone to be with the Lord two days ago. I am still grieving over this loss and as I was sitting in my office watching some of his sermons again, I felt compelled to do what I could to honor the memory of this man of God by telling the story of how he became "SermonAudio's first preacher

Election Day Sermon

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By Dr. Sacha Walicord - Posted at Sermon Audio: Scripture Text:     Romans 13: 1-7 KJV    13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribu

Luther and the Diet of Worms

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By Dr. Ryan Reeves - Posted at YouTube:

Martin Luther and the Heidelberg Disputation

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By Dr. Ryan Reeves - Posted at YouTube:     Description:   After the controversy surrounding the 95 Theses erupted, Luther was invited to defend his views at the University of Heidelberg. This video explains the Heidelberg Disputation and the development of Luther's views of grace and justification.

Martin Luther and the 95 Theses

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By Dr. Ryan Reeves - Posted at YouTube: Details: The 95 Theses in many ways started the Protestant Reformation. Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the church door of Wittenberg, and the Catholic Church later excommunicated him for these views. But what are the 95 Theses? Why did Luther post the 95 Theses? This video explains this and the start of the Reformation.  Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanMReeves   Instagram: https://instagram.com/ryreeves4/   Website: http://www.gordonconwell.edu/academic...   This is Lecture 9 in the course 'Luther and Calvin'. All material is copyrighted.  For the entire course on 'Luther and Calvin', see the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... to the 95 Theses online: http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil/history...

Christian Reconstructionism's War on Biblical Worship (2)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio:

Christian Reconstructionism's War on Biblical Worship (1)

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 By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio:

Reformed is Not Enough: A Biblical Critique (18)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio:   Scripture Text: Acts 20:28-31 KJV 28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

Reformed is Not Enough: A Biblical Critique (17)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio :     Scripture Text:   Titus 1: 7-11 ESV   7 For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, 8 but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. 9 He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.   10 For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. 11 They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.

Reformed is Not Enough: A Biblical Critique (16)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio:   Scripture Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-4 ESV Preach the Word 4 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound[ a ] teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

REFORMED IS NOT ENOUGH: A BIBLICAL CRITIQUE (15)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio:   Scripture Text: Titus 2: 1 KJV  But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

REFORMED IS NOT ENOUGH: A BIBLICAL CRITIQUE (14)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio:   Scripture Text: Galatians 1: 8-9 KJV 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

Reformed is Not Enough: A Biblical Critique (13)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio:   Scripture Text: Galatians 1:6-9 KJV 6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

REFORMED IS NOT ENOUGH: A BIBLICAL CRITIQUE (12)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Acts 20:26-31 KJV 26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. 27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. 28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

REFORMED IS NOT ENOUGH: A BIBLICAL CRITIQUE (11)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio:     Scripture Text :    Acts 20: 27 - 30 KJV 27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. 28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Reformed is Not Enough: A Biblical Critique (10)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio:   Scripture Text:   Galatians 1:6-9 KJV 6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:   7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.   8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.   9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

Reformed is Not Enough: A Biblical Critique (9)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Matthew 7:15 KJV Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Reformed is Not Enough: A Biblical Critique (8)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio :   Scripture Text:      Galatians 1:8-9 KJV    But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.   As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

REFORMED IS NOT ENOUGH: A BIBLICAL CRITIQUE (7)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Galatians 1:8-9 KJV But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

REFORMED IS NOT ENOUGH: A BIBLICAL CRITIQUE (6)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Galatians 1:8-9 KJV But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

REFORMED IS NOT ENOUGH: A BIBLICAL CRITIQUE (5)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Galatians 1:6-8 KJV I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

REFORMED IS NOT ENOUGH: A BIBLICAL CRITIQUE (4)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Galatians 1:6-8 KJV I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Recommended Sermon: Mourning the state of the Church and the Nation

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By Rev. Andrew Quigley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Link: https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=79201437266817 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. - Matthew 5:4 KJV

REFORMED IS NOT ENOUGH: A BIBLICAL CRITIQUE (3)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Ephesians 2:8, 9 KJV For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Reformed is Not Enough: A Biblical Critique (2)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Galatians 1: 8-9 KJV But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Link: https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=426201941204069

Reformed is Not Enough: A Biblical Critique (1)

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. - Matthew 7:15 KJV Link: https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=419202249516945

Character and Claims of the Scottish Martyrs by William Symington (Part 2)

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Read by Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Description: A continuation of Symington's work on the Covenanters. Link: https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=832005851758

Character and Claims of the Scottish Martyrs by William Symington (Part 1)

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Read by Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Description:  Pastor Schwertley reads from Symington on the covenanted reformation of Scotland. Link:  https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=719201917387971 Also posted at:  https://4christcrowncovenant.christian-heritage-news.com/2020/08/character-and-claims-of-scottish.html

Feminism and the Abortion Holocaust

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By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Psalm 139

Challenges to Marriage

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By Dr. Alan Cairns - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Titus 2:11-15 Sermon Info: In our final study together we will deal with a few of the challenges to good & godly marriages. 1. Communication 2. Children 3. Morals 4. Money 5. Selfishness 6. Living by the Faith of the Gospel

Spiritual, Sensible, Sensitive Husbands

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By Dr. Alan Cairns - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Ephesians 5 Sermon Info: The biblical model of a husband has rarely been popular. It is not often that you see a husband who is a "little Christ" to his family, a man of spiritual stature and genuine experience, a leader not a driver, a man whose strength is not proved by his brute force but by his faith in Christ and whose love reflects the glory of the Cross rather than the lechery of the world. In its place we have had such patterns as the ancient heathen domestic despot, the remote ruler of the Victorian Age or the absentee abdicator of responsibility that is so prevalent today. Never has there been a more urgent need for Christian husbands and fathers to recognize their God-given roles and by the grace of the God to fulfill them. Ephesians 5 gives us the most extended and detailed exposition of those roles and it is important to notice that before Paul mentions anything of the role of the father

Family and Finances - Part 3

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By Doug Greeley - Posted at Sermon Audio:     Scripture Text: Colossians 3:16 KJV Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Please note this message is from March 2009. - ed.

Family and Finances - Part 2

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By Doug Greeley - Posted at Sermon Audio :     Scripture Text:   Matthew 6:19-34 KJV   19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:   20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:   21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.   22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.   23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!  24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.   25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye

Family and Finances - Part 1

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By Doug Greeley - Posted at Sermon Audio:     Scripture Text:    Psalm 34 (KJV)   (A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.)  1. I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.   2. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.   3. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.   4. I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.   5. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.   6. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.   7. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.   8. O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.   9. O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.   10. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that

Submissive Wives

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By Dr. Alan Cairns - Posted at Sermon Audio:   Sermon Info: Ephesians 5:21-33 deals with the respective roles and responsibilities of wives and husbands. Today we consider what Paul says about the proper attitude of a Christian wife. Verse 21 sets the tone of the entire passage: it is all about submission. The word translated "submit" means - to put oneself under another; - to subordinate one's position and interests to another's; - to yield to another's control, direction, advice, or admonition. As we come to this text, we must repudiate all the ideas of the world. This teaching is anathema to a worldly mind. But not to a spiritual mind. For a Christian wife, this is a matter of her - Holiness - for we are dealing with God's command; - Honor - for this is something most Christian wives vowed before God to do. - Happiness - for no-one can improve on God's provision for a happy home.

The Godly Family Life

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By Dr. Alan Cairns - Posted at Sermon Audio :   Sermon Info: Ephesians 5:22-33 is a key passage on marriage and the home. But we must not isolate it. Note where Paul places it in the Epistle: I. It is a part of the Christian WALK. A. Walk worthy of your vocation: 4:1 B. Walk in separation from the world: 4:17-19 C. Walk as those who are new creatures: 4:20-22 D. Walk as imitators of God: 5:1-14 1. As children of love: 5:1-7 Note the strong arguments against the lusts of the flesh 2. As children of light: 5:8-14 E. Walk in Wisdom: 5:15-17 F. Walk under the control of the Spirit: 5:18-6:9 1. Wives: 5:22-24 2. Husbands: 5:25-31 3. Children: 6:1-3 4. Fathers: 6:4 5. Servants: 6:5-8 6. Masters: 6:9 II. It is a preparation for Christian WARFARE: 6:10-20 A. The Adversary: 6:12 B. The Armor: 6:10-11,13-20

Picture of a Godly Marriage

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By Dr. Alan Cairns - Posted at Sermon Audio : Sermon Info: Ephesians 5:22-31 gives us the most detailed, doctrinal and devotional instruction on Christian marriage in the New Testament. It is all posited on a stated parallel between the marriage union and the union between Christ and His people. Why does Paul liken marriage to the union between Christ and His Church? Malachi 2:14-15 gives us an insight into the true answer. In context, the Lord was condemning betrayal and unfaithfulness, esp. in marriage. Despite a variety of explanations of v.15, the main lessons remain clear. Malachi gives three fundamental ideas that parallel the union of Christ and His Church. Link:  https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=223092024427

Living as Heirs Together of the Grace of God

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By Dr. Alan Cairns - Posted at Sermon Audio : Sermon Info When you consider the Lord's purpose in ordaining marriage and His design for it throughout the generations you will be prepared to find that He describes the homes of His people in rather exalted terms. This is not to say that His word does not recognize that the reality often falls short of the divine pattern. Remember David's confession -- the words of a man to whom God had given the promise that He would "build him a house" ( 2 Samuel 7:11 ) -- as he approached death: "Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow" ( 2 Samuel 23:5 ). However, God's promise stands sure and despite past failures and even current shortcomings we may take God at His word and claim His covenant promise, which centers on the coming of His Son. One of the most

Recommended Sermon: 'Everything is vain without Christ'

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By Douglas Somerset - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: 1 Samuel 12:21 (KJV) 21 And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain. Aberdeen Free Presbyterian Church

The Mystery and Majesty of a Godly Marriage

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By Dr. Alan Cairns - Posted at Sermon Audio: Sermon Info: Class formed to respond to questions such as, 1. How do we put the gospel into operation in the context of our marriage relationships? 2. Specifically, how do we apply the gospel to issues that divide husbands and wives? 3. How do we apply it in tense situations, especially where there is bitterness, anger or deep misunderstanding? 4. How do we apply it to some of the most common challenges to marital harmony and happiness -- e.g. in areas such as finances? 5. What is the Bible's teaching on the role of husbands and wives in a marriage? 6. What do we do when a spouse refuses or neglects to fulfill his/her role? 7. How do we apply the gospel in the area of disciplining our children? 8. How may we best conduct family devotions? BACK TO BASICS 1. Why God ordained marriage a. Genesis 2 i. That Adam might have a help ii. That she might be his equal in worth and dignity iii. The together they might

John Calvin: The True Calling of Women (9)

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Posted at  Purely Presbyterian: John Calvin The 19th Sermon upon the second chapter of 1 Timothy [Part Nine - Conclusion] The fruits of faith. And after that Paul hath spoken of faith, he sheweth the things which are always joined with faith, and are as it were unseverable, to wit, charity and holiness. How do we shew that we renounce the abominations of this world, and dedicate ourselves to God? Is it not by faith? What causeth us to join ourselves thus together in one, as brethren and sisters? Is it not when we know that God hath chosen us for his children? What is also the cause of that modesty, that we are not given to these follies of the world? Is it not because God hath called us to the heavenly inheritance, and sheweth us that they which cleave to this world never knew what true life and salvation meant? So then, let us mark, that both charity, holiness, and modesty proceed from faith. Works are not meritorious unto salvation. And yet to make an end we must mark also i

JOHN CALVIN: 'THE TRUE CALLING OF WOMEN' (8)

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Posted at  Purely Presbyterian: John Calvin The 19th Sermon upon the second chapter of 1 Timothy [Part Eight] “If they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.“ Now let us come to that which he setteth down touching faith, and charity, sanctification, and modesty. I said before that this was to put a difference between the faithful and the heathen. For there have been found virtuous women among the heathen, yea, more virtuous (as touching the outward shew), than we shall oftentimes see among them which term themselves to be the Church of God. And therefore if women do their duty only as touching their housewifery, and taking pains about the house, it is not enough. For there are many (as I said) which had no religion, and yet notwithstanding, left not to have this virtue, which is praiseworthy, as touching the world. Therefore let us mark that this is not the chiefest matter, that women take such pains about their housewifery: but faith and charity must g

JOHN CALVIN: 'THE TRUE CALLING OF WOMEN' (7)

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Posted at  Purely Presbyterian: John Calvin The 19th Sermon upon the second chapter of 1 Timothy [Part Seven] Profanation of holy matrimony. If this were well printed in the heart, no doubt there would appear a better shew in marriage than there doth. But what? There be very few that know what this meaneth, “ to serve God ,” and that ground themselves upon that point. And that it is so, when there is a marriage made here in the company of the faithful, do they for the most part which come to pass such an obligation and so solemn, know that God sitteth as chief amongst us, and that these promises are made in his name? Do they know this? No no: But the most part of them come hither like calves, and like beasts. Are they before the pulpit? They are so well instructed, that they can not tell what they say. If we speak of the husband’s office, and of the wife’s, they understand no more than beasts do. And if they hear any one word whereby they may be edified, we see that as soon

JOHN CALVIN: 'THE TRUE CALLING OF WOMEN' (6)

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Posted at  Purely Presbyterian: John Calvin The 19th Sermon upon the second chapter of 1 Timothy [Part Six] Housewifery is service unto God. Therefore let women study this lesson day and night that first of all they may play the housewives. And if women were the most negligent in the world, yet is there here matter enough to awaken them, and to correct this idleness. And how? If we take pains, we serve God, and not men. Again, when a man seeth his wife employ herself all the day long to do her duty, let him also consider whereunto God hath called him, that he also for his part may do his duty. For a man is not born to idleness, nor a woman. Therefore (as I said) let women cast their eyes hither, for there is occasion enough to correct their slothfulness, when they shall see that the question is of serving God. And how? When they fall to kneading (as the proverb is) and apply themselves to good use, and flee not the subjection which God hath set them in: for this is to str

JOHN CALVIN: 'THE TRUE CALLING OF WOMEN' (5)

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Posted at  Purely Presbyterian: John Calvin The 19th Sermon upon the second chapter of 1 Timothy [Part Five] Despisers of this blessed vocation. 1. The World. True it is notwithstanding, that such as are scoffers and scorners of God, will think it strange, that Paul speaking here of the salvation of women, bringeth them to this, that if when they be with child and take their grief patiently, and also the travail, and bring up their children, this is to come again into favour with God. But what? Let it be sufficient for us that the Holy Ghost who is a Judge good enough, hath so given sentence. And therefore let us not think it strange: for although men will judge vices and virtues according to their own fancy, yet it is God alone that must value our works, and tell what they are worth. Hath God condemned any thing? It is a wise matter for us to praise, it will serve to much purpose. On the other side, that which we set nothing by, God esteemeth it highly, and setteth much