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This book provides brief thoughts for each day of the year, selected from the 'most remarkable series of devotional letters that the literature of the Reformed Church can show' (Principal John Macleod). Here is spiritual counsel and insight to give you renewed strength for each day. Each day presents a distinct opportunity to glorify God.
Aged only 35, John Gordon must come to terms with a terminal illness and a burden of guilt. This is the powerful account of a man with a troubled conscience being counselled in the face of death. In these conversations, Samuel Rutherford lovingly and faithfully administers the conviction and consolation the young nobleman needs. True peace and assurance are carefully distinguished from false hope.
A great revival of religion took place in the Northern Highlands of Scotland during the latter part of the eighteenth century. The Lord blessed the preaching of faithful ministers in these scattered, remote communities. In a relatively short space of time thousands of men and women were turned from darkness to light and became humble and faithful Christians. Alexander MacGillivray was the first writer to describe the revivals in detail. This book, first issued in 1859, traces the history of the revivals in Ross-shire and Sutherland, and illustrates the history by short biographies of some eminent Christians.
At creation, God blessed and hallowed one day in seven to be devoted to his worship – the Sabbath Day. After the resurrection of Christ, this became the Lord’s Day, the Christian Sabbath. What does the Bible teach us about the Lord’s Day? How is the Lord’s Day to be remembered? How is the Lord’s Day to be kept holy? This book contains articles by Thomas Boston of Ettrick, James Fisher of Glasgow and Dr John Kennedy of Dingwall.
This book is full of Samuel Rutherford's characteristic style of writing. He expounds Christ's miracle of healing two blind men and unfolds two great matters which concern every Christian – faith and prayer.
John Willison was one of the most outstanding Scottish evangelical preachers during the eighteenth century. He was a minister of the Church of Scotland, first in Brechin and then in Dundee. As an author of religious books he also became famous for his devotional works. This book contains seventeen beautiful meditations on the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. The contents of this book provide communicants with a great deal of material for reflection and prayer.
Rev Hugh M Cartwright (1943–2011) excelled at opening up Scripture in a way which pointed his hearers to the Saviour. This volume contains a small sample of his sermons, all preached during his pastorate in Edinburgh. Topics include the nature of saving faith, why a sinner's repentance causes joy in heaven, and how we can enjoy fellowship with the God who loves his people with an everlasting love. The reader will find this book's Christ-centred content to be spiritually satisfying and profitable.
The Saviour is a rich devotional work consisting of 7 sermons providing great insight into various aspects of the person and work of Christ the Saviour.
Unsearchable Riches offers a selection of Donald MacLean’s instructive and devotional sermons. The book begins with a sermon whose title epitomises the contents of the volume - ‘Unsearchable riches’. In addition to sermons dealing with the offices of Christ as Prophet, Priest, and King, other sermon titles are: ‘Ye must be born again’, - ‘The wise and foolish virgins’ - ‘Make your calling and election sure’ - ‘Seen of angels’ - ‘The still, small voice’ - ‘The Prince’s daughter’ - and ‘Brethren dwelling in unity’. The book fittingly ends with the last sermon Mr MacLean preached - ‘Come unto me’.
The Scottish Reformation provides a comprehensive and readable survey of the events leading to the 1560 Reformation – a turning point in the history of Scotland and the culmination of years of religious struggle for Scriptural principles.
Directions for Christians contains a great deal of practical advice for Christians. This booklet will encourage believers to live by faith on Jesus Christ and to walk in a way that is glorifying to God. John Willison (1680-1750) was one of the most outstanding evangelical Ministers in Scotland during the early 18th century. His labours in Brechin and Dundee were blessed to many of his hearers. In addition to preaching, Willison also wrote extensively and he became famous for his devotional writings.
The Church of Scotland issued this metrical version of the Psalms in 1650. The Psalms of David in metre has been the manual of praise down through the centuries, not just in Scotland but in many other parts of the world.
Donald MacLean takes us through the 11th chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews. He shows what faith is and what it looks like in action. He draws out the theological and practical significance of the lives of Old Testament heroes of the faith, from Abel to Sarah to Joseph. This book will support and motivate today's believers as they too walk on towards the heavenly country.
Jan Hus—also known as John Huss—was one of the early European Reformers. He became a priest in Prague in 1400 and quickly rose to become a popular preacher and the Rector of Prague University. Hus opposed the sale of indulgences and rejected the Church’s erroneous teaching on various topics. By his words and actions he posed a threat to the authority of the entire Roman Catholic system. This led to his trial and martyrdom at the stake in 1415, over a century before the Protestant Reformation of Martin Luther.
This book examines the life and times of Jan Hus and tells of the dangerous struggles to bring about a reformation in Bohemia. It also traces the history of the Hussites after his execution, when they resisted the military might of the Roman Catholic Church. This book gives an excellent introduction to the story of Jan Hus and these stirring events. It is rounded off by thumbnail biographies of the major characters.
A memorable insight into the spiritual life of Alex Maclennan (1889-1972), a noted Christian in the north of Scotland. This book contains his autobiography together with reflections on his own religious experience and the events of providence. It also includes notes of his clear and memorable addresses on the Word of God.
What kind of believer am I? How did I come to know Christ in the first place? Am I growing in my relationship with the Lord and my likeness to Christ? Rev. Donald MacLean explains the value and process of scrutinising our spiritual life and growth.
This book focuses on Christians from Caithness and the nearby Sutherland community of Strathy who lived in times of great social and religious upheavals. Their stories span the time from the Highland Clearances to the mid-twentieth century.
The lives of these believers were closely scrutinised as they endeavoured to be faithful to their Lord in the workplace, community and family. The book tells us about their lives and soul experiences, and shows how the Lord sustained them in their faithful profession of Christianity.
Lachlan Mackenzie became minister of Lochcarron in 1782. He was one of the most eminently pious ministers of that era. Every Lord's Day the church was crowded with people eager to hear his powerful preaching.
The four searching and edifying sermons in this book are the first published sermons of the minister affectionately and reverentially known as 'Mr Lachlan'. The book also contains a poem by Lachlan MacKenzie and a memoir written by his sister.
It is dangerous to any Church to have ministers who are not called and qualified for their office. We must be equally concerned to have worthy men as elders and deacons. Zeal for the Lord’s honour and the gospel, love to souls and fear of the Lord’s judgment will make this a priority.
James Guthrie is concerned that many elders and deacons are neither aware of their duty nor conscientious in doing it. This book provides a straightforward explanation of the purpose and duties of these offices. There are various encouragements as well as crisp clarity and searching requirements.
This book defines authentic personal faith and the essence of the Christian life. It forms a practical application of the truths contained within the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Catechisms. It is a sure guide in relation to the matters of salvation and the reader may return to it regularly with great beneﬁt.
We live in desperate times - in moral and spiritual matters. There is widespread decline in what the professing Church believes and the standards by which it lives. We also need to see ourselves as personally implicated. God alone is able to help. As Guthrie puts it: ‘the Church of God in her lowest condition may warrantably look and wait for help from God’.
Este livro fornece breves pensamentos para cada dia do ano retirados da ‘mais notável série de cartas devocionais que a literatura da Igreja Reformada pode mostrar’ (John Macleod). Aqui está o conselho spiritual e insights para lhe dar força renovada para cada dia. Cada dia apresenta uma oportunidade distinta de glorificar a Deus já que ‘vós tendes tantas novas vidas tanto quantos sóis Deus faz nascer sobre vós’ (Samuel Rutherford).
We must prepare for eternity and we cannot put this off until we think it is imminent. Ecclesiastes 12 urges this wise instruction through striking pictures of physical decline. Alexander Nisbet draws out the way in which this spiritual wisdom applies urgently to each one of us.
William Livingstone was a godly minister who faithfully counselled Bessie Clarkson. The touching account of his conversations with her shows how a faithful spiritual counsellor may deal tenderly with such a difficult situation.
A powerful exposition of Song of Solomon 1:7.
Hugh Cartwright draws out fresh applications from the familiar account of Daniel, and sheds light on the more obscure parts. In his clear preaching he points out the relevance of Daniel to us in the present day.
Short excerpts from the sermons and writings of 12 renowned ministers, including McCheyne, 'Rabbi' Duncan, Dr Kennedy, the Bonars and Hugh Martin
Harriet MacDonald was a humble role model and encourager of other followers of Christ. Nourished spiritually under the preaching of Dr John Kennedy and his successors in Dingwall, she was the epicentre of a circle of Christian friends for whom she prayed, provided hospitality and supported through her letters.