Daily Communion With God

Book Cover: Daily Communion With God
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ISBN: 9781105292019
Pages: 105
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ISBN: 9781463666088
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Pages: 105

In Daily Communion with God, pastor Matthew Henry shows, with his inimitably graceful style, how a Christian should begin every day with God in quiet prayer and meditation upon Scripture. He then shows how to take that same spirit into the day’s events while still reflecting upon his duty to honor God in thought, word, and deed. Finally, the author shows how believers are to close the day with God by prayerful consideration of the day’s successes and failures, with an eye toward our continual dependence upon him for strength and mercy.

Originally delivered as a series of sermons at Bednal Green in 1712, this material was so positively received that many of the hearers insisted that it be put into print. This classic treatise has been carefully prepared for the benefit and enjoyment of a new generation of Christian readers. It includes the moving, comprehensive biographical preface written by James Hamilton in 1847.

The electronic edition contains embedded Scripture references in the ESV®; the print edition includes a Scripture index and glossary.

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The Necessity of Self-Examination

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ISBN: 9781105608247
Pages: 78

In The Necessity of Self-Examination, Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) guides the reader in a thorough search of his thoughts, intentions, words, and deeds. Edwards begins by convincing the reader of the necessity of self-examination, proceeds to show why many living in sin are unaware of it, and finally giving specific directions on how to go about examining oneself. He illustrates this with chapters on self-examination concerning one’s behavior at church, whether any secret sins are permitted, how one thinks of and treats his fellow man, and how one conducts himself in his household.

This Digital Puritan edition includes a biographical preface by Gerald Mick and an appendix of seventy-five questions drawn from the text of the book, suitable for quick review or for use in an accountability group setting. Scripture references (in the English Standard Version) are hyperlinked and embedded into the book. No internet connection is required.

A Sure Guide to Heaven

Book Cover: A Sure Guide to Heaven
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ISBN: 9781105573606
Pages: 199

A Sure Guide to Heaven is a thorough and compelling argument for the necessity of conversion. In it the author presents the nature of true conversion and common mistakes about conversion, so the reader can be assured he is not deceived into believing he is converted when in reality he is not (Matthew 7:13–14).

Alleine outlines the marks of an unconverted soul, so the reader may make an accurate self-inventory (2 Corinthians 13:5–6). He forewarns the fence-sitter of the miseries of the unconverted state, both in this life and hereafter, and gives motives for conversion. The book concludes with “directions to the unconverted” so that the reader may take hold of the saving faith Christ offers.

Joseph Alleine’s ministry burned briefly but brightly. He died at age 34 after being wearied by almost continuous persecution. A Sure Guide to Heaven was his most popular work, being reprinted countless times since it was originally published in 1671. It is an uncommonly straightforward and easy-to-read example of Puritan writing, suitable even for a capable 4th grade reader.

This Digital Puritan reprint, based on the Banner of Truth edition, includes the biographical preface of Iain Murray. Over four hundred Scripture references (in the English Standard Version®) are hyperlinked and embedded into the book. No internet connection is required.

The Wiles of Satan

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ISBN: 9781365129728
Pages: 126
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ISBN: 9781530756797
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Pages: 126

Like it or not, every Christian is engaged in a fierce and high-stakes battle with Satan. In this enlightening book, Puritan pastor William Spurstowe succinctly illustrates from 2 Corinthians 2:11 (“…lest Satan should get an advantage of us—for we are not ignorant of his devices”) his premise: that “Satan is full of devices, and studies arts of circumvention, by which he unweariedly seeks the irrecoverable ruin of the souls of men.” Spurstowe explains how Satan’s long experience and single-minded determination make him such a formidable adversary. He then proceeds to methodically expose, explain, and disarm nearly two dozen common traps that Satan has used to ensnare every generation of the unwary. Finally, he prescribes ten helpful remedies or antidotes that can be used to counter even the most tempestuous temptation.

William Spurstowe (1605–1666) was a Presbyterian pastor and member of the Westminster Assembly; he served the Parliament of Richard Cromwell. Originally published in 1666, this classic treatise has been carefully prepared to benefit a new generation of Christian readers. Archaic language has been gently modernized, and dozens of helpful footnotes have been added to aid the reader. This edition includes a biographical preface, Scripture index, and review questions designed to guide group discussion or personal reflection.

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  1. Containing an introduction to the text (2 Corinthians 2:11).
  2. Containing the main proposition, and sum of the discourse.
  3. In which the great ability of Satan to tempt is shown:
    1. Because his nature is both spiritual and intellectual
    2. Because he has been tempting mankind for a long time
    3. Because this is the only pursuit he is engaged in
    4. Because all of the evil spirits in his realm are united in purpose
    5. Because he artfully disguises his temptations as the lusts of our own depraved hearts
    6. Because our corrupt reason is a suitable field for him to sow his temptations.
  4. Containing an enumeration of Satan’s wiles:
    1. By using lesser sins to make way for the commission of greater ones
    2. By instilling dissatisfaction and a restless importunity to the commission of the sin
    3. By ceasing to tempt or feigning flight
    4. By convincing us that the ends justify the means
    5. By disguising things so that they appear to be what they are not
    6. By ensnaring us in the use of lawful things
    7. By suiting temptation to our age and condition
    8. By insinuating suggestions and temptations with such subtlety that we cannot distinguish them from our own reasoning
    9. By cultivating erroneous doctrine
    10. By calling down the Word of God and its ministers
    11. By displaying false signs, wonders, or miracles
    12. By perplexing us with temptations which seem to be unique
    13. By spoiling our performance of holy duties:
      1. in doing our duties for wrong ends
      2. in doing our duties unseasonably
      3. by harassing us as we attempt to perform our duties
    14. By providing a false remedy
    15. By instilling a false sense of guilt upon the conscience
    16. By giving us a sense of fear or shame which will not allow us to speak to others of our temptations
    17. By tempting us in areas where we consider ourselves strong
    18. By convincing us that we may quickly repent of the sin and be restored
    19. By keeping a wounded conscience raw and smarting
    20. By drawing us aside when we are in the midst of pursuing some great mercy
    21. By making our calling and duties interfere with each other
    22. By keeping us at one extreme or another.
  5. Wherein are laid down several antidotes against the wiles of Satan:
    1. Christian sobriety and watchfulness
    2. Resolution and Christian courage
    3. Make use of the Lord Jesus Christ:
      1. As a pattern to know how to resist temptations
      2. As an aide and comfort
    4. Be abundant in the use of prayer
    5. Take heed of giving place to the Devil
    6. Take heed of venturing upon the occasions of sin, and coming near the borders of temptation
    7. Be diligent and industrious in your calling
    8. Be sincere of heart
    9. Remember that whatsoever is profitable to the enemy is hurtful to you, and whatsoever is profitable to you is hurtful to your enemy
    10. Have an eye often to Scripture encouragements.