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A Case of Conscience Resolved

A CASE OF CONSCIENCE RESOLVED; VIZ., WHETHER, WHERE A CHURCH OF CHRIST IS SITUATE, IT IS THE DUTY OF THE WOMEN OF THAT CONGREGATION, ORDINARILY, AND BY APPOINTMENT, TO SEPARATE THEMSELVES FROM THEIR BRETHREN, AND SO TO ASSEMBLE TOGETHER, TO PERFORM SOME PARTS OF DIVINE WORSHIP, AS PRAYER, ETC., WITH... Read More

A Few Sighs from Hell

A Few Sighs from Hell; OR The Groans of a Damned Soul. Luke 16:19-31. here was a certain rich man which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day. And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the cru... Read More

Affliction with Patience

"Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip" (2 Sam. 22:37). I have often thought that the best Christians are found in the worst of times: and I have thought again, that one reason why we are no better, is because God purges us no more. I know these things are against the gr... Read More

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Introduction

GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS: A BRIEF AND FAITHFUL RELATION OF THE EXCEEDING MERCY OF GOD IN CHRIST TO HIS POOR SERVANT, JOHN BUNYAN; WHEREIN IS PARTICULARLY SHOWED THE MANNER OF HIS CONVERSION, HIS SIGHT AND TROUBLE FOR SIN, HIS DREADFUL TEMPTATIONS, ALSO HOW HE DESPAIRED OF GOD'S MERCY,... Read More

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Part 1

GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS; OR, A BRIEF RELATION OF THE EXCEEDING MERCY OF GOD IN CHRIST, TO HIS POOR SERVANT, JOHN BUNYAN. [BUNYAN'S ACCOUNT OF HIMSELF PREVIOUS TO HIS CONVERSION.] 1. In this my relation of the merciful working of God upon my soul, it will not be amiss, if, in the firs... Read More

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Part 2

[HIS CONVERSION AND PAINFUL EXERCISES OF MIND, PREVIOUS TO HIS JOINING THE CHURCH AT BEDFORD.] 37. But upon a day, the good providence of God did cast me to Bedford, to work on my calling; and in one of the streets of that town, I came where there were three or four poor women sitting at a door in t... Read More

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Part 3

[BUNYAN ATTENDS THE MINISTRY OF MR. GIFFORD, AND BECOMES INTENSELY EARNEST TO UNDERSTAND THE DOCTRINES OF THE GOSPEL.] 117. At this time, also, I sat under the ministry of holy Mr. Gifford, whose doctrine, by God's grace, was much for my stability. 30 This man made it much his business to deliver th... Read More

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Part 4

[ENTERS INTO FELLOWSHIP WITH THE CHURCH OF CHRIST AT BEDFORD, IN WHICH HE AFTERWARDS BECAME A MINISTERING ELDER.] 253. Now I shall go forward to give you a relation of other of the Lord's dealings with me, of his dealings with me at sundry other seasons, and of the temptations I then did meet withal... Read More

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Part 5

[A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR'S IMPRISONMENT] 318. Having made profession of the glorious gospel of Christ a long time, and preached the same about five years, I was apprehended at a meeting of good people in the country, among whom, had they let me alone, I should have preached that day, but they ... Read More

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Preface

A PREFACE, OR BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE PUBLISHING OF THIS WORK, WRITTEN BY THE AUTHOR THEREOF, AND DEDICATED TO THOSE WHOM GOD HATH COUNTED HIM WORTHY TO BEGET TO FAITH, BY HIS MINISTRY IN THE WORD. Children, grace be with you, Amen. I being taken from you in presence, and so tied up, that I cannot perf... Read More

Light

"And God said, Let there be light" (Gen. 1:3). This is the first thing with which God began the order of the creation; to wit, light, 'Let there be light:' From which many profitable notes may be gathered, as to the order of God in the salvation of the soul. As, . . . When the Holy Ghost worketh upo... Read More

Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF AFFLICTION

Nothing can render affliction so insupportable as the load of sin; would you, therefore, be fitted for afflictions, be sure to get the burden of your sins laid aside, and then what afflictions soever you may meet with will be very easy to you. If thou canst hear and bear the rod of affliction which ... Read More

Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF DEATH AND JUDGMENT.

As the devil labours by all means to keep out other things that are good, so to keep out of the heart as much as in him lies, the thoughts of passing from this life into another world; for he knows if he can but keep them from the serious thoughts of death, he shall the more easily keep them in thei... Read More

Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF PRAYER.

Before you enter into prayer, ask thy soul these questions--1. To what end, O my soul, art thou retired into this place? Art thou not come to discourse the Lord in prayer? Is he present; will he hear thee? Is he merciful; will he help thee? Is thy business slight; is it not concerning the welfare of... Read More

Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF REPENTANCE AND COMING TO CHRIST

The end of affliction is the discovery of sin, and of that to bring us to a Saviour. Let us therefore. with the prodigal, return unto him, and we shall find ease and rest. A repenting penitent, though formerly as bad as the worst of men, may, by grace, become as good as the best. To be truly sensibl... Read More

Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF SUFFERING.

It is not every suffering that makes a martyr, but suffering for the word of God after a right manner; that is, not only for righteousness, but for righteousness' sake; not only for truth, but out of love to truth; not only for God's word, but according to it; to wit, in that holy, humble, meek mann... Read More

Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF THE JOYS OF HEAVEN.

There is no good in this life but what is mingled with some evil; honours perplex, riches disquiet, and pleasures ruin health. But in heaven we shall find blessings in their purity, without any ingredient to embitter, with everything to sweeten them. O! who is able to conceive the inexpressible, inc... Read More

Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF THE LORD'S DAY, SERMONS, AND WEEK DAYS.

Have a special care to sanctify the Lord's day; for as thou keepest it, so it will be with thee all the week long. Make the Lord s day the market for thy soul; let the whole day be spent in prayer, repetitions, or meditations; lay aside the affairs of the other part of the week; let thy sermon thou ... Read More

Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF THE LOVE OF THE WORLD.

Nothing more hinders a soul from coming to Christ, than a vain love of the world; and until a soul is freed from it, it can never have a true love for God. What are the honours and riches of this world, when compared to the glories of a crown of life? Love not the world; for it [the love of the worl... Read More

Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF THE TORMENTS OF HELL.

Heaven and salvation are not surely more promised to the godly, than hell and damnation is threatened to and executed on the wicked. When once a man is damned, he may bid adieu to all pleasures. O! who knows the power of God's wrath.? none but damned ones. Sinners' company are the devil and his ange... Read More

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