Scripture for 5.10.2019

TORAH  – Kedoshim (Holy Ones)

Leviticus 20:16-27

Prophets

Job 41 & Job 42

Wisdom Writing

Psalm 46

Psalm of the Day 93

Proverbs 20:7

The Gospels & Letters

Hebrews 6

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Scripture for 5.9.2019

TORAH  – Kedoshim (Holy Ones)

Leviticus 20:1-15

Prophets

Job 39 & Job 40

Wisdom Writing

Psalm 45

Psalm of the Day 81

Proverbs 20:4-6

The Gospels & Letters

Hebrews 5

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Scripture for 5.8.2019

TORAH  – Kedoshim (Holy Ones)

Leviticus 19:26-37

Prophets

Job 37 & Job 38

Wisdom Writing

Psalm 44

Psalm of the Day 94

Proverbs 20:2-3

The Gospels & Letters

Hebrews 4

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Watch “(Biographies) John Owen – John Piper” on YouTube

Here’s a much longer than two of my previous posts calling attention to the great English theologian John Owen whoch provides a thorough look at the life of John Owen by Pastor and poet John Piper which gets to the heart of the man John Owen as only Piper can.

Highly recommended as we explore God’s Library and introduce you to the historical minds of the Christian world who mine the depths of Scripture as few are able to do and bring forth gems of inestimable value according the promise of God that ‘He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Me.’ We are wise who profit from the labor of su h men. The Puritans brought forth such a richness of theological reflection during their age they were likened to the glorious redwoods and Owen the greatest among the redwoods. His life was marked by trials. He lost all eleven of his children, two to the great plague which swept Europe and his wife as well. He was a chaplain to Oliver Cromwell during the war with Ireland, he was asked at a young age to deliver a sermon to the Parliament and was a chaplain to the military, politicians, and to his own flock. He was a at one time the Chancellor of Christchurch at Oxford assigned to bring it to order and later after the Puritans fell out of favor with the changing government was kicked out his position as a state supported pastor and became a non conformist who was allowed to preach only as long as he abided by very severe restrictions and was no longer funded by the government. In all that he did he was labeled a doer by his adversaries, but do he did and wrote over 16 volumes on issues ranging from from Communion to the Holy Spirit to the great theological controversies of his day and six volumes on Hebrews alone. He tried with all his connections without success to rescue Bunyan from the Bedford jail for 12 years but failed. However, he was able to make arrangements with his printer to get Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress published once he was released from jail.

Great work from Pastor Piper. Enjoy and be edified.

Watch “Sinclair Ferguson speaking on John Owen” on YouTube

Sinclair Ferguson brings a depth to the preaching of the Word from his study of the great Puritan preacher John Owen. We have heard him preach on several occasions and his staid and dignified approach to the texts of God are solid like that of our Rock Jesus Christ. I am grateful for his handling of Owen’s work and his volume on The Glory of Christ which was John Owen’s last and crowning work of his life on earth before he was ushered into glory to meet his Saviour face to face inspires you with the glory of our blessed Redeemer King. As Sinclair Ferguson said, “A great and beautiful book…his final testimony to the grace of God in the Gospel.”

It is his last view of Christ from the twilight of his life and an exhortation it is. Owen writes,

“But no man can die cheerfully or comfortably who lives not in a constant resignation of the time and season of his death to the will of God, as well as himself with respect to death itself. Our times are in his hand, at his sovereign disposal; and his will in all things must be complied with. Without this resolution, without this resignation, no man can enjoy the keast solid peace in this world.”

It is a volume which you read with your Word and heart open to a deeper relationship with the Sovereign King for whom we owe our absolute and total allegiance and service. It is a volume which occupies a place reserved for the few books that circulate out of our bookshelves. It is a volume to be meditated upon and prayed through drawing one closer to His Word and the Word made flesh.