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Victory

December 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

When you are forgotten, or neglected, or purposely set at naught, and you smile inwardly, glorying in the insult or the oversight–That is Victory! (John 13:26-30; 2 Tim. 4:16-18) When your good is evil spoken of, when your wishes are crossed, your taste offended, your advice disregarded, your opinions ridiculed, and you take it all in patient and loving silence–That is Victory! (John 8:48-50; 2 Tim. 4:16-18; 2 Peter 2:20-21) When you can bear with any discord, any irregularity and unpunctuality, any annoyance–and are content with any food, any raiment, any climate, any society, any solitude, any interruption–That is Victory! (Phil 4:11-13; Heb. 11:3-11; Acts 27:21-25; 2 Cor. 4:8-10) When you never care to refer to yourself in conversation or to record your own good works, or to itch after commendation, when you can truly “love to be unknown”–That is Victory! (Gal. 2:20; 6:14) *Printed and handed out during Boston’s Awakening of 1909 under guidance of Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman: original–source unknown. Given to me by Devin Bell during doctoral residency at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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Sermons of the Rev. Samuel Davies

December 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Vol. 1; Soli Deo Gloria publisher, 1993 Report by Devin Bell Reason for publication: First printed in 1770 the sermons of Samuel Davies were received well, and rightfully deserved a widespread reading. As Thomas Gibbons the original publisher wrote; “I most sincerely wish that young ministers more especially would peruse these volumes with the deepest attention and seriousness, … in which if I mistake not, are the following excellences, most worthy of imitation.” Reprinted in 1854 by the Presbyterian Board of Publication, this excellent collection was not reprinted until 1993. Perhaps a statement made by Dr. D. Martin Lloyd-Jones that “You Americans do not know one of your greatest preachers,” then offered the name of Samuel Davies as “The most eloquent preacher the American continent has produced,” was the spark that caused the interest in Samuel Davies to burn again. Theme: The preaching is real evangelistic preaching. Further noted it is Calvinistic evangelism at its best. Davies preached for a definite conversion of his listeners. While doing that he preached the sovereignty of God, and the freeness of grace. Samuel Davies pressed the lost with their duty to come to Christ without delay. His preaching is a highly studied and […] Read More

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