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These are notes (with amendments) of a sermon preached on Sunday 1 October 2017. They have not been proofread. This is the last part of a short series of sermons on the Bible compared to a plough. The subject of this sermon is the significance of the twofold message of the Bible—the Covenant of Works and the Covenant of Grace.

In his farewell speech to the bishops at Ephesus, the Apostle Paul divided his counsel under two headings: First, a review of his labours and ministry (Acts 20:17-27); Second, a charge to the bishops at Ephesus (Acts 20:28-35). Looking only at the review of his labours and ministry (Acts 20:17-27), Paul reminded the bishops of his past labours at Ephesus—“Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews.” (Acts 20:17-19) He also informs them of his future labours at Jerusalem—“And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the…

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The Holy Scriptures.

The Bible is an infallible Book, and in the noble words of Hooker, the writers “neither spoke nor wrote one word of their own, but uttered syllable by syllable as the Spirit put it into their mouths; no otherwise than the harp or the lute doth give a sound according to the discretion of his hands that holdeth and striketh it with skill.” Nothing less than such a Word will suffice to anchor the fainting soul upon in the day of trouble and in the hour of death, or to satisfy a parched and weary spirit, athirst for the water of life, and craving the shadow of the great Rock. Unless the Scriptures be verbally inspired, there is no authoritative…

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Dr. David Allen served as pastor of the Free Baptist Church, Belvedere, Kent from 1983 to 1990. He has subsequently served as a Deputation Speaker for the Trinitarian Bible Society (TBS) from 2000 to present. He is a Senior Speaker with TBS and highly esteemed for his defense of the Gospel as preserved in the Authorised Version.

The AHB is pleased to have secured Dr. Allen’s ministry for the 2013 Conference. A four-fold challenge was delivered on why the Authorised Version (AV/KJV) of the Holy Scriptures remains the most reliable translation in the English language. The first lecture…

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The Word of God: Psalm 119:50,103: “This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me…How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”; Jeremiah 15:16: “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.”

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“Let fall some handfuls.”: Ruth 2:16: “And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.”

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