John Flavel

John FlavelJohn Flavel (1627–1691) was an English Presbyterian clergyman and author. He was born at Bromsgrove, Worcestershire and studied at Oxford. Ordained as a Presbyterian in 1650, though later a Congregationalist, he held livings at Diptford (in Devon) and Dartmouth. He was ejected from the latter as a result of the Great Ejection of 1662; however, he continued to preach there secretly. After the Declaration of Indulgence 1687, he became a minister of a Nonconformist Church there. He died at Exeter, Devonshire, on 26 June 1691. [More via Wikipedia]

The Complete Works of John Flavel:

The Active Christian’s Companion. (409 pages)
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Contains the following:

  1. Immanuel (John 4:14) – pdf, 255 pp.
    by Samuel Shaw (1635–1696).
    Or, A discovery of true religion as it imports a living principle in the minds of men.
  2. Communion With God (1 John 1:3) – pdf, 45 pp.
    by Samuel Shaw.
  3. The Angelical Life (Matthew 22:30) – pdf, 43 pp.
    by Samuel Shaw.
  4. Communion With Christ – pdf, 61 pp.
    by John Flavel.

Divine Providence (or, The Mystery of Providence). (264 pages)
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Psalm 57:2.

A Treatise on Keeping the Heart. (106 pages)
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Proverbs 4:23.

The Whole Works of John Flavel, Volume 1. (572 pages)
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Contains “The Fountain of Life Opened Up”, comprising 42 sermons on the person and work of Jesus Christ:

  • The Life of the Late Reverend Mr. John Flavel – pdf, 14 pp.
  1. Opens the excellency of the subject (1 Corinthians 2:2) – pdf, 11 pp.
  2. Sets forth Christ in his essential and primeval glory (Proverbs 8:30) – pdf, 10 pp.
  3. Opens the covenant of redemption betwixt the Father and the Redeemer (Isaiah 53:12) – pdf, 11 pp.
  4. Opens the admirable love of God in giving his own Son for us (John 3:16) – pdf, 11 pp.
  5. Of Christ’s wonderful person (John 1:14) – pdf, 14 pp.
  6. Of the authority by which Christ, as Mediator, acted (John 6:27) – pdf, 11 pp.
  7. Of the solemn consecration of the Mediator (John 17:19) – pdf, 11 pp.
  8. Of the nature of Christ’s mediation (1 Timothy 2:5) – pdf, 13 pp.
  9. The first branch of Christ’s prophetical office, consisting in the revelation of the will of God (Acts 3:22) – pdf, 13 pp.
  10. The second branch of Christ’s prophetical office, consisting in the illumination of the understanding (Luke 24:45) – pdf, 13 pp.
  11. The nature and necessity of the priesthood of Christ (Hebrews 9:23) – pdf, 11 pp.
  12. Of the excellency of our High-Priest’s oblation, being the first act or part of his priestly office (Hebrews 10:14) – pdf, 12 pp.
  13. Of the intercession of Christ our High-Priest, being the second act of part of his priestly office (Hebrews 7:25) – pdf, 12 pp.
  14. A vindication of the satisfaction of Christ, as the first effect or fruit of his priesthood (Galatians 3:13) – pdf, 12 pp.
  15. Of the blessed inheritance purchased by the oblation of Christ, being the second effect or fruit of his priesthood (Galatians 4:4–5) – pdf, 11 pp.
  16. Of the kingly office of Christ, as it is executed spiritually upon the souls of the redeemed (2 Corinthians 10:5) – pdf, 14 pp.
  17. Of the kingly office of Christ, as it is providentially executed in the world, for the redeemed (Ephesians 1:22) – pdf, 13 pp.
  18. Of the necessity of Christ’s humiliation, in order to the execution of all these his blessed offices for us; and particularly of his humiliation by incarnation (Philippians 2:8) – pdf, 13 pp.
  19. Of Christ’s humiliation in his life (Philippians 2:8) – pdf, 12 pp.
  20. Of Christ’s humiliation unto death, in his first preparative act for it (John 17:11) – pdf, 13 pp.
  21. The second preparative act of Christ for his own death (1 Corinthians 11:23–25) – pdf, 12 pp.
  22. The third preparative act of Christ for his own death (Luke 22:41–44) – pdf, 13 pp.
  23. The first preparation for Christ’s death, on his enemies’ part, by the treason of Judas (Matthew 26:47–49) – pdf, 13 pp.
  24. The second and third preparatives for the death of Christ, by his illegal trial and condemnation (Luke 23:23–24) – pdf, 13 pp.
  25. Christ’s memorable address to the daughters of Jerusalem, in his way to the place of his execution (Luke 23:27–28) – pdf, 13 pp.
  26. Of the nature and quality of Christ’s death (Acts 2:23) – pdf, 13 pp.
  27. Of the signal providence, which directed and ordered the title affixed to the cross of Christ (Luke 23:38) – pdf, 11 pp.
  28. Of the manner of Christ’s death, in respect to the solitariness thereof (Zechariah 13:7) – pdf, 14 pp.
  29. Of the manner of Christ’s death, in respect of the patience thereof (Isaiah 53:7) – pdf, 13 pp.
  30. Of the instructiveness of the death of Christ, in his seven last words; the first of which is here illustrated (Luke 23:34) – pdf, 14 pp.
  31. The second excellent word of Christ upon the cross, illustrated (John 19:27) – pdf, 11 pp.
  32. The third of Christ’s last words upon the cross, illustrated (Luke 23:43) – pdf, 15 pp.
  33. The fourth excellent saying of Christ upon the cross, illustrated (Matthew 27:46) – pdf, 13 pp.
  34. The fifth excellent saying of Christ upon the cross, illustrated (John 19:28) – pdf, 12 pp.
  35. The sixth excellent saying of Christ upon the cross, illustrated (John 19:30) – pdf, 13 pp.
  36. The seventh and last word which Christ breathed out his soul, illustrated (Luke 23:46) – pdf, 13 pp.
  37. Christ’s funeral illustrated, in its manner, reasons, and excellent ends (John 19:41–42) – pdf, 13 pp.
  38. Wherein four weighty ends of Christ’s humiliation are opened, and particularly applied (Isaiah 53:11) – pdf, 20 pp.
  39. Wherein the resurrection of Christ, with its influences upon the saints’ resurrection, is clearly opened, and comfortably applied, being the first step of his exaltation (Matthew 28:6) – pdf, 16 pp.
  40. The ascension of Christ illustrated, and variously improved, being the second step of his exaltation (John 20:17) – pdf, 13 pp.
  41. The session of Christ at God’s right hand explained and applied, being the third step of his glorious exaltation (Hebrews 1:3) – pdf, 11 pp.
  42. Christ’s advent to judgment, being the fourth and last degree of his exaltation, illustrated and improved (Acts 10:42) – pdf, 38 pp.

The Whole Works of John Flavel, Volume 2. (620 pages)
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Containing the following:

  1. The Method of Grace in Gospel-Redemption – pdf, 474 pp.
    A collection of 35 sermons:

    1. The general nature of effectual application stated (1 Corinthians 1:30) – pdf, 19 pp.
    2. Wherein the union of the believer in Christ, as a principal part of effectual application, is stated and practically improved (John 17:23) – pdf, 17 pp.
    3. Of the nature and use of the Gospel-ministry, as an external means of applying Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20) – pdf, 19 pp.
    4. Concerning the work of the Spirit, as the internal, and most effectual means of the application of Christ (John 6:44) – pdf, 18 pp.
    5. Of the work of the Spirit more particularly, by which the soul is enabled to apply Christ (Ephesians 2:1) – pdf, 19 pp.
    6. Of that act on our part, by which we do actually and effectually apply Christ to our own souls (two sermons on John 1:12) – pdf, 39 pp.
    7. Setting forth the believer’s fellowship with Christ, the next end of his application to them (Psalm 45:7) – pdf, 16 pp.
    8. Containing the first general use of exhortation, inviting all men to apply Jesus Christ (Matthew 11:28) – pdf, 34 pp.
    9. Wherein the general exhortation is enforced by one motive drawn from the first title of Christ (Matthew 9:12) – pdf, 13 pp.
    10. Containing the second motive to enforce the general exhortation, from a second title of Christ (Luke 1:72) – pdf, 13 pp.
    11. Containing a third motive to enliven the general exhortation from a third title of Christ (Song of Solomon 5:16) – pdf, 11 pp.
    12. Alluring the hearts of men to come to Christ, by a fourth motive contained in another title of Christ (Haggai 2:7) – pdf, 11 pp.
    13. Containing the fifth motive to apply Christ, drawn from another excellent title of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:8) – pdf, 8 pp.
    14. Opening the sixth motive to come to Christ, contained in the sixth and last title of Christ (Luke 2:25) – pdf, 9 pp.
    15. Enforcing the general exhortation, by a seventh motive drawn from the first benefit purchased by Christ (Ephesians 1:7) – pdf, 8 pp.
    16. Opening the eighth motive to come to Christ, drawn from the sixth benefit purchased by Christ for believers (Ephesians 1:6) – pdf, 10 pp.
    17. The liberty of believers opened and stated (John 8:36) – pdf, 10 pp.
    18. The saints coming home to God by reconciliation and glorification, opened and applied (1 Peter 3:18) – pdf, 9 pp.
    19. The great usefulness of the Law or Word of God, in order to the application of Christ (two sermons on Romans 7:9) – pdf, 20 pp.
    20. The teachings of God opened, in their nature and necessity (two sermons on John 6:45) – pdf, 21 pp.
    21. Of the manner and importance of the Spirit’s indwelling (1 John 3:24) – pdf, 17 pp.
    22. Of the nature and necessity of the new creature (two sermons on 2 Corinthians 5:17) – pdf, 23 pp.
    23. Of the nature, principle, and necessity of mortification (two sermons on Galatians 5:24) – pdf, 29 pp.
    24. Of the imitation of Christ in holiness of life, and the necessity of it in believers (two sermons on 1 John 2:6) – pdf, 25 pp.
    25. Of the state of spiritual death, and the misery thereof (Ephesians 5:14) – pdf, 10 pp.
    26. The condemnation of unbelievers, illustrated and applied (John 3:18) – pdf, 10 pp.
    27. Of the aggravation of the sin, and punishment of unbelief under the light of the Gospel (John 3:19) – pdf, 11 pp.
    28. The blinding policies of Satan opened, as the cause of unbelief, and forerunner of destruction (two sermons on 2 Corinthians 4:3–4) – pdf, 24 pp.
  2. Pneumatologia (the first part, continued below in volume 3) – pdf, 135 pp.
    Or download the complete title: pdf, 371 pp.
    (or, “A Treatise on the Soul of Man”)

    1. A Treatise of the Soul of Man (Genesis 2:7) – pdf, 67 pp.
    2. Of the immortality of the soul (Revelation 6:9–11) – pdf, 34 pp.
    3. Of the love and inclination of the soul for the body (Ephesians 5:29) – pdf, 22 pp.

The Whole Works of John Flavel, Volume 3. (620 pages)
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Contains:

  1. Pneumatologia (continued from volume 2 above) – pdf, 236 pp.
    Or download the complete title: pdf, 371 pp.

    1. 2 Peter 1:13-14 – pdf, 17 pp.
    2. Hebrews 12:23 – pdf, 111 pp.
    3. 1 Peter 3:19 – pdf, 25 pp.
    4. Matthew 16:26 – pdf, 73 pp.
    5. Ephesians 5:16 – pdf, 14 pp.
  2. A Practical Treatise of Fear (Isaiah 8:12-14) – pdf, 82 pp.
  3. The Righteous Man’s Refuge (Isaiah 26:20) – pdf, 93 pp.
  4. Planelogia (or, The Causes and Cures of Mental Errors) – pdf, 80 pp.
  5. Appendix 1: Vindicarium Vindex (or, A Refutation of the Weak and Impertinent Rejoinder of Mr. Philip Cary, Wherein He Vainly Attempts the Defense of his Absurd Thesis to the Great Abuse and Injury of the Laws and Covenants of God) – pdf, 58 pp.
  6. Appendix 2: A Brief Account of the Rise and Growth of Antinomianism – pdf, 42 pp.
  7. Gospel Unity Recommended to the Churches of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:10) – pdf, 17 pp.

The Whole Works of John Flavel, Volume 4. (598 pages)
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Contains:

  1. England’s Duty Under the Present Gospel-Liberty – pdf, 333 pp.
    1. Eleven sermons on Revelation 3:20 – pdf, 252 pp.
    2. A sermon on Romans 1:18 – pdf, 39 pp.
    3. Mount Pisgah (Deuteronomy 3:24-25) – pdf, 29 pp.
      or, A Thanksgiving Sermon for England’s Delivery from Popery.
  2. Divine Conduct (Psalm 57:2) – pdf, 162 pp.
    or, The Mystery of Providence.
  3. A Faithful and Succinct Narrative of Some Late and Wonderful Sea-Deliverances – pdf, 19 pp.
  4. Antipharmacum Saluberrimum (or, A Serious and Seasonable Caveat to all the Saints in this Hour of Temptation) – pdf, 43 pp.
  5. Tidings From Rome (or, England’s Alarm) – pdf, 30 pp.

The Whole Works of John Flavel, Volume 5. (678 pages)
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Contains:

  1. Husbandry Spiritualized (1 Corinthians 3:9) – pdf, 203 pp.
    or, The Heavenly Use of Earthly Things.
  2. Navigation Spiritualized – pdf, 137 pp.
    or, A New Compass for Seamen.
    Includes an appendix: A Pathetical and Serious Dissuasive From the Horrid and Detestable Sins of Drunkenness, Swearing, Uncleanness, Forgetfulness of Mercies, Violation of Promises, and Atheistical Contempt of Death – pdf, 50 pp.

    1. A sober consideration of the sin of drunkenness – pdf, 11 pp.
    2. Of the sin of swearing – pdf, 10 pp.
    3. Of the sin of uncleanness – pdf, 10 pp.
    4. The sins of forgetting mercies rendered and violating promises – pdf, 10 pp.
    5. The contempt and slighting of death – pdf, 10 pp.
  3. The Seaman’s Companion – pdf, 75 pp.
    Consisting of six sermons for seafaring men:

    1. The Seaman’s Farewell (Acts 21:5-6) – pdf, 16 pp.
    2. The Seaman in a Storm (Psalm 107:23-28) – pdf, 12 pp.
    3. The Seaman’s Preservative in Foreign Countries (Psalm 139:9-10) – pdf, 15 pp.
    4. The Successful Seaman (Deuteronomy 8:17-18) – pdf, 11 pp.
    5. The Disappointed Seaman (Luke 5:5) – pdf, 12 pp.
    6. The Seaman’s Return (Deuteronomy 33:19) – pdf, 11 pp.
  4. A Saint Indeed (Proverbs 4:23) – pdf, 93 pp.
    Or, The Great Work of a Christian Opened and Pressed. Also known by the modernized title, Keeping the Heart.
  5. The Touchstone of Sincerity (Revelation 3:17-18) – pdf, 96 pp.
    Or, The Signs of Grace and Symptoms of Hypocrisy.
  6. A Token for Mourners (Luke 7:13) – pdf, 63 pp.
    Or, The Advice of Christ to a Distressed Mother Bewailing the Death of Her Dear and Only Son.

The Whole Works of John Flavel, Volume 6. (662 pages)
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Contains:

  1. Preparations for Sufferings (Acts 21:13) – pdf, 81 pp.
    or, The Best Work in the Worst Times.
  2. The Balm of the Covenant Applied to the Bleeding Wounds of Afflicted Saints (2 Samuel 23:5) – pdf, 37 pp.
  3. The Funeral Sermon of John Upton of Lupton, Esq. (2 Chronicles 35:24-25) – pdf, 18 pp.
  4. An Exposition of the Assembly’s Catechism – pdf, 180 pp.
  5. Vidiciae Legis et Foederis pdf, 61 pp.
    or, A Reply to Mr. Philip Cary’s Solemn Call.  A defense of infant baptism.
  6. Sacramental Meditations Upon Diverse Select Places of Scripture – pdf, 83 pp.
    1. A meditation upon Psalm 89:7 – pdf, 8 pp.
    2. A meditation upon Jeremiah 12:2 – pdf, 6 pp.
    3. A meditation upon Romans 7:21 – pdf, 9 pp.
    4. A meditation upon Ephesians 1:13 – pdf, 10 pp.
    5. A meditation upon John 1:29 – pdf, 8 pp.
    6. A meditation upon Romans 8:32 – pdf, 10 pp.
    7. A meditation upon Mark 9:24 – pdf, 9 pp.
    8. A meditation upon Psalm 40:8 – pdf, 7 pp.
    9. A meditation upon Zechariah 12:10 – pdf, 5 pp.
    10. A meditation upon John 6:55 – pdf, 7 pp.
    11. A meditation upon Song of Solomon 8:6 – pdf, 6 pp.
    12. A meditation upon Ephesians 3:19 – pdf, 5 pp.
  7. A Familiar Conference Between a Minister and a Doubting Believer Concerning the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper – pdf, 10 pp.
  8. A Hymn Upon Romans 5:6-11 – pdf, 2 pp.
  9. The Reasonableness of Personal Reformation and the Necessity of Conversion – pdf, 76 pp.
  10. A Coronation Sermon Preached at Dartmouth (Song of Solomon 3:11) – pdf, 19 pp.
  11. The Character of a Complete Evangelical Pastor, Drawn by Christ (Matthew 24:45-47) – pdf, 22 pp.
  12. A Double Scheme or Table, and Six Benefits of Walking by These Rules – pdf, 4 pp.

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