A Transcript Of The Video Study

Having completed the preliminary studies for Bible Reading, we are set to begin with the book of Genesis. However, before jumping immediately into the first book of the Bible, I recommend we take a break for a couple of weeks. Between now and then, there are three things I would like for you to do.

First, be sure to download and/or purchase the recommended navigational tools.

To be clear what these are, there is first,

1. The Chronological Charts Of Bible Books, Jared Smith

2. The Framework Of Sovereign Grace, Jared Smith

3. The Synchronological Map Of World History, Sebastian Adams

4. The Key To The Synchronological Map Of…

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No More Sea (2/2)

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A Sermon Preached By Walter Brooke On Lord’s Day Evening, May 5th, 1907

“And there was no more sea.”—Revelation 21:1

In any remarks I made this morning respecting the conflicting opinions of men, I did not for one moment cast any uncharitable reflections upon honest efforts to obtain a clue to the exposition of those wonderful symbols given in the book of the Revelation as regards the Church’s passage through her state of trial and toil to her eventual triumph in her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It would be very unbecoming of me to do so.

But I do say this, that it needs much heavenly wisdom and divine understanding to come to conclusions as it regards the times that are therein mentioned. You will notice the 18th verse of the 13th chapter which I have already read in your hearing. “Here,” saith the inspired penman, “is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast.”

My judgment leans to a careful historical exposition of this book. That means very great labour in fixing a judgment, but I believe it is the only safe line of interpretation to proceed upon,—a careful investigation of the Church’s history from the days of the apostles till the present.

But, however, I am not to deal so much with the general line of things, as I said this morning, as to proceed to open a little, as God may enable, the symbol in my text. Evidently this chapter and the one following speak of the ultimate, victorious, glorified condition of the…

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“Christ Our Advocate”

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“Signposts For Your Journey Through The Bible: Part 13”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:

A Doctrinal And Devotional Guide Designed To Lead The Lord’s People On A Journey Through The Scriptures According To The Framework Of Sovereign Grace.

• Bible Reading—three final instructions are given in preparation for the reading of Genesis. This series of studies will continue on February 6th.
• Bible Doctrine—highlighting the various ways one may approach this series of studies, and emphasizing the importance of diagraming one’s own framework of doctrine

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A Last Epistle

22 Jan 2022, by

The following is the last letter in my possession, written by my father three months before his death. He had been at Leicester on the 18th. The letter was addressed to Mr. Isaac Harrison, Leicester.

Dear Friend,—I just drop this line to say that through the kind providence of God, I reached home safely, and thought myself much better for my journey; but we have had some very trying weather here since I came home, and I am now much worse than I was when at Leicester. This morning the weather is very fine, and I have been out, but can scarcely walk for want of breath. O that I were blessed with a little more of the divine breathings of God the Holy Ghost, that my son! might be sweetly wafted into…

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“The Secret Garden”

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Feeling And Sight

19 Jan 2022, by

When God, in his rich grace, takes a poor sinner manifestively in hand, the first thing he does is to give life and light; and when this divine life and light are communicated, the dead soul is quickened, and the dark soul is enlightened. We begin to see sin in the light of God’s countenance; even our secret sins are laid open to the conscience, and we both feel and see that it is an evil and bitter thing to sin against God. The pure life and light of God, placed in the conscience against our vile deadness and darkness, horrifies the soul; and though we may not be able to account for our feelings and sight, we do find that we have such as we never had before, and such as we cannot get rid of. We now become, in soul and feeling, real sinners before a heart-searching God, and really tremble at his word; and in our souls we both feel and see that all our sins have been against a holy, just, and good God. We both feel and see that God is pure and we are impure, that God is just and we are unjust, and that there is an awful disparity between God and us; and we cry, “What poor, vile sinner like me can stand before such a holy God, whose law I have broken in so many ways, and whose majesty I have so often insulted?”

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A Transcript Of The Video Study

Yes, many Calvinists have attempted to illustrate the way in which they understand the framework of sovereign grace. For this study, I would like to show you two of the more well known diagrams, both of which were produced more than three hundred years ago. The first was drawn up by a man named William Perkins.

1. William Perkins (1558–1602)

William Perkins was a student and then professor at Cambridge University. He became one of the leading Puritans in the Church of England during the Elizabethan era. His writings gained such popularity that they even surpassed the sales of John Calvin. He wrote almost 50 books, which is quite an achievement, considering he died at the early age of 44. It was an unexpected death. His second wife was…

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November 17, 1831

My dear Mrs. Rackham,—Grace, mercy, and peace be multiplied unto you through the love of God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. I thank my God that the word which I preached among you did not return unto God void, but was accompanied with the power of the Spirit to the heart of some, and among them, I trust, to you also. This gives me confidence in writing to you, and I hope I shall be enabled to say something which may profit and comfort you. It grieves me to think that the sheep of Christ among you should not be walking in that light and comfort which is their portion and privilege. It has pleased our heavenly Father, who does all things in wisdom and love, to unfit me for that work which once I performed among you, and which it is…

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“Beware Of The Leaven”

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“It’s not about the bread!” One can almost hear the Lord Jesus say the words as He upbraided His disciples for their dullness of understanding and inattention to their frequent lessons. He was their Master and Teacher, they were His disciples and students. They had an obligation to be diligent and serious-minded about their studies. Yet despite thorough explanation of the parables, and powerful, illustrative demonstrations of Christ’s gospel by His miracles, the disciples were carelessly and idly failing to consider the lessons being taught.

Finding meaning in the message

These men were believers, men of true spiritual faith, Judas aside, yet there was a failure on their part to ponder and reflect on the significance of what they were seeing and hearing. They were living in the moment, marvelling with the crowds at the amazing works and healings of Christ yet failing to grasp the spiritual significance or properly recognise the meaning behind the symbol.

A timely reminder

The Lord’s rebuke of the disciples ought to chasten us, too. You and I must be careful and diligent about the lessons the Lord teaches us. There is purpose in each lesson. Our life of…

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A Transcript Of The Video Study

In our previous study, I suggested The Chronological Chart Of Bible Books should be used as a navigational tool as you journey through the books of the Bible. For this study, I would like to explain how the chart works, so that you can proficiently use it as a guide. There are two charts—one for the Old Testament and another for the New Testament. Let’s begin with the Old Testament books.

1. The Old Testament Books.

Allow me to give an explanation of the color coding scheme, which will help you more easily identify the information on the chart. The color purple highlights the books of the Bible; the color blue highlights the number of chapters for each book, along with any Bible texts that are referenced; the color green highlights the length of time it takes to read the book in a single sitting; the color orange highlights the time period covered by each book; the color yellow highlights explanatory notes for the chart.

Now, notice, at the bottom of the chart is a timeline, or time-box, beginning with the…

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A Sermon Preached by John M’Kenzie at Bedworth on Monday evening, June 1st, 1846

“And all Israel shall mourn for him and bury him; for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is found some good thing toward the Lord God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.”—1 Kings 14:13

The Lord appeared to Solomon twice, and told him if he would keep his commandments, and walk before him as his father David had walked, that the kingdom should not depart from him; but if he forgat the Lord and departed from him, the Lord would depart from Solomon in a temporal sense, as it respected the kingdom of Israel. Solomon sinned and did not keep the commandments of the Lord, for his heart was led away by his wives; he married idolators, practical idolators; they were worshippers of the abominations of the Zidonians, Hittites, Ammonites, and various other wicked nations whom the Lord had said he would cut off. He worshipped idols, departing from the true God, inasmuch as Solomon assented to this abominable worship. He built high places for the worship of these false gods, dishonouring the true God. He even had the…

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“God’s Hand In Jonah’s Life”

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—Sermon—“Signposts For Your Journey Through The Bible: Part 12”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:

A Doctrinal And Devotional Guide Designed To Lead The Lord’s People On A Journey Through The Scriptures According To The Framework Of Sovereign Grace.

• Bible Reading—explaining how to use The Chronological Chart Of Bible Books
• Bible Doctrine—showing two examples of Calvinists diagramming their framework of teachings

For the full order of service, including hymns and reading, please follow this link…

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