John Flavel – The Hearts of Sinners Bolted Against Christ 1689

From the book, England’s Duty, or Christ Knocking at the Door of Sinner’s Hearts. That all hearts are naturally shut and made fast against Christ, is a sad but certain truth; we read, John 1:11, “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.” He came unto his own people, from whose stock … Continue reading John Flavel – The Hearts of Sinners Bolted Against Christ 1689

John Flavel – Discovering the Soundness or Corruption of Men’s Hearts 1698

Discovering the Soundness or Corruption of Men’s Hearts by the Manner in Which They Regard Indwelling Sin – From the Book,  The Touchstone of Sincerity … 1698 They undoubtedly have graceless hearts who are distressed at the discovery of their sins by others, but who are not troubled on account of their guilt. Multitudes there … Continue reading John Flavel – Discovering the Soundness or Corruption of Men’s Hearts 1698

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John Flavel – The Touchstone of Christian Sincerity – 1

All flattery, and especially self-flattery, is criminal and injurious ; but self-flattery, in regard to the concerns of salvation, is to the last degree dangerous and destructive. To persuade ourselves, or endeavor to persuade others, that we possess goodness of which we are in reality destitute, is shameful and ruinous dissimulation. But of this, Laodiceans, … Continue reading John Flavel – The Touchstone of Christian Sincerity – 1

John Flavel – The Touchstone of Christian Sincerity – 1

All flattery, and especially self-flattery, is criminal and injurious ; but self-flattery, in regard to the concerns of salvation, is to the last degree dangerous and destructive. To persuade ourselves, or endeavor to persuade others, that we possess goodness of which we are in reality destitute, is shameful and ruinous dissimulation. But of this, Laodiceans, … Continue reading John Flavel – The Touchstone of Christian Sincerity – 1

Thomas Sullivan – Pilgrim’s Progress – By Path Meadow

In this lesson we cover the subjects from Hill Lucre, Demas,  Lot’s Wife Pillar, Peaceful River and Valley, to By Path Meadow. Two stories are told, a story from the life of John Flavel and Sarah Edwards. Then we discuss different forms of backsliding, compunction for it, and the attempt of Christian and Hopeful to … Continue reading Thomas Sullivan – Pilgrim’s Progress – By Path Meadow