This is a booklet at the end of their famed book, Cases of Conscience
Preached in 1964 during a regular exposition of the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon is 50 years old as of 11/8/2014. Albert Martin was just 30.
The historical account of the Great Awakening in the state of Connecticut with the details of the preaching of Jonathan Edwards at Enfield, and George Whitefield.
Ministers are set as guides and teachers, and are represented in Scripture as lights set up in the churches, and in the present state meet their people, from time to time, in order to instruct and enlighten them, to correct their mistakes, and to be a voice behind them, when they turn aside to the right hand or the left, saying, “This is the way, walk ye in it;” to evince and confirm the truth by exhibiting the proper evidences of it.
This recording from March 2013 is a 128k edition for best quality.
A section from the authors Discourses and Sayings of the Lord Jesus Christ – why we must continue to abide in Christ. John Brown (1784-1858)
Where prayers are effectual, they will bring in spiritual strength. But the prayers of many seem to be very spiritual, and to express all conceivable supplies of grace, and they are persisted in with constancy, — and God forbid we should judge them to be hypocritical and wholly insincere, — yet there is a defect somewhere, which should be inquired after, for they
are not so answered as that they who pray them are strengthened with strength in their souls. There is not that spiritual thriving, that growth in grace, which might be expected to accompany such supplications.
This sermon is taken from the collected works and sermons of Samuel Davies volume 1. It is a sermon on the text 1 Peter 4:18
And when the last trial is closed and their incorrigible barrenness is evinced, why should they not be cut down and cast into the fire? They never will bear fruit. They will only remain cumberersof the ground. Why should they be spared? It is reasonable that barren figtrees, after all hope of their fruitfulness is gone, should be removed out of the way, and, since they can be of no other use, should be made fuel for the fire. And if fruitless men had any ingenuousness in them, they would not desire to be left to cumber God’s ground. If they will not do any good, they ought not to wish to do hurt.
Though regeneration is monergistic, what does God do prior to regeneration to prepare the sinner to see his need for grace?