Category Archives: Church History

The Power of Praise in the Midst of Persecution & Peril

Psalm 40:3; Psalm 146:2 He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. While I live will I praise the LORD: I will … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura―The Essential Basis of the Protestant Reformation

Romans 4:3; John 5:39; John 10:35; Luke 11:28 What saith the Scriptures? Jesus said: Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me—The scripture cannot be broken—Blessed are they … Continue reading

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God’s Providence: A Printing Press for Martin Luther’s Preaching

Job 19:23; Psalm 68:11 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it. ADAM CLARKE (1760-1832): Our translators have made … Continue reading

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A Reformation Legacy: Political Liberty & Freedom of Speech

John 8:32; 2 Corinthians 3:17 Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. J. H. MERLE d’AUBIGNÉ (1794-1872): The necessity of liberty for the Gospel, and … Continue reading

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C. H. Spurgeon’s Pulpit Ministry in the Eyes of His Contemporaries

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression. WILLIAM WILLIAMS (1895): On May 30, 1857, a brother minister was standing with Mr. Spurgeon under a tree. The atmosphere was … Continue reading

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Sermon Preparation: Saturday Night in Spurgeon’s Study

Haggai 1:13        Then spake Haggai the LORD’S messenger in the LORD’S message unto the people, saying… C. H. SPURGEON (1834-1892): Brethren, it is not easy for me to tell you precisely how I make my sermons. All through the … Continue reading

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How the Roman Catholic Church Corrupted the Bible

Deuteronomy 4:2; Revelation 22:18        Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye may keep these commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.        I … Continue reading

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The Great Price Paid for these Two Pillars of Truth

Isaiah 8:20; Romans 4:3; Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 11:6        To the law and the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them…What saith the Scripture?        By grace are ye … Continue reading

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The 2nd Pillar: Justification by Grace Through Faith in Christ Alone

Romans 4:3-5        What saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but … Continue reading

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The 1st Pillar of the Reformation: The Supreme Authority of the Bible

Matthew 21:42; John 5:19,39        Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures?        Then answered Jesus, and said unto them…Search the scriptures; for in them ye think have eternal life: and they are they which testify … Continue reading

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