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A Discourse of the Cleansing Virtue of Christ's Blood

And the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1. 7. The apostle, in the beginning of the chapter, puts the saints to whom he writes in mind of the Gospel he had writ, wherein he had declared to them that Word of life which had been with the Father, and was manifested to t... Read More

Discourse of God's being the Author of Reconciliation

And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself.ó2 Cor. 5:18,19. These words are small in bulk, but great in mystery, it is the heads of the gospel in... Read More

Discourse of the Efficient of Regeneration - Part 1

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.—John 1:13. This evangelist so plainly describes the deity of Christ, and in so majestic a style, in the beginning of the chapter, that the accidental view of it in a book lying open by neglect, was instr... Read More

Discourse of the Efficient of Regeneration - Part 2

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.—John 1:13. Two doctrines were raised from these words. 1. That man, in all his capacities, is too weak to produce the work of regeneration in himself. This I have despatched, and now proceed to the 2nd D... Read More

Discourse of the Nature of Regeneneration

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.—2 Cor. v. 17. The apostle in those words, ver. 13, 'For whether we be besides ourselves, it is to God; or whether we be sober, it is for your cause,' defends his speaking so much o... Read More

Discourse of the Word, the Instrument of Regeneration

Of his own will begot he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.—James 1:18. I have chosen this text to treat of the instrument of the new birth. The apostle having advised them (verse 13, 'But let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for ... Read More

Necessity of Regeneration

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.—John iii. 3,5 These words conta... Read More

A Discourse on Afflictions

A Discourse on Afflictions Stephen Charnock, 1628-1680 Hebrews 12:5-11 "You have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: 'My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son w... Read More

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