1. A Treatise on Heavenly Mindedness – by Thomas Jollie - A Puritan's Mind and the Puritan Shop

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    from Matthew McMahon / Added

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    Thomas Jollie (1629-1703) was a zealous puritan preacher with superior abilities, an active spirit, and humble disposition. He was held in high esteem and influence in the churches of Christ, which he directed to the general good and the glory of God. Few of Jollie’s works survive today. This puritan gem on heavenly mindedness is exceedingly rich with Scripture, and dripping with praise to Jesus Christ. Jollie covers in this work the primary doctrine that, “the saints’ holy calling out of the world, and their afflicted condition in it is, that they are heavenly both in profession and practice.” His text is Hebrews 11:16, “…they desire a better country.” He shows that it is the good pleasure of God to appoint this course for his saints though their lives might be filled with suffering and affliction. Jollie teaches that Christians should learn this duty: that we freely subscribe and faithfully hold steadfast to God, no matter what our condition may be, and that we ought to drink down this bitter cup, knowing God will supply the needed grace. There is no Christian that has ever lived that has been removed from suffering or affliction in their life. Such a view supposes that manifold dangers and necessities, temptations and tribulations, attend the people of God in this world. But with the Lord is plenteous redemption. Knowing this, we should keep in mind that it is the good pleasure of God to work all good to his people in such a way and manner as may be, “to the praise of the glory of his grace.”

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    • Making Religion One’s Business – by Herbert Palmer - A Puritan's Mind

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      Herbert Palmer (1601-1647) was an important Westminster divine, powerful preacher, studious Christian and a pastor’s theologian. He was such an intense Christian that some said he was sanctified from the womb, like that eminent and faithful servant of the Lord, Jeremiah. Even at a young age, when Palmer was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he constantly replied that he would be a minister of Jesus Christ. There is a great gulf fixed between being religious and being a Christian. Are you a Christian? Or, are you just religious in some way, even with great intensity? What if true religion became intertwined with real Christian piety? The outcome would be a real passion for the things of God and the glory of Jesus Christ. In essence, Palmer shows that true religion and Christian piety are one and the same for the believer. Palmer’s desire in this written work (quite popular in his day), is that Christians would be glad to see written down a pattern for their hearts and lives before Christ, and also strive to make it their own in Christian practice. He penned this list of remembrance to quicken and push to action, what he called, “…his own frequent dullness.” He desired, “to have his affection all molded by religion, and towards it,” and that we in turn, in following his directions, would remember that, “religion is the end of our creation, and of all the benefits, not only spiritual, but temporal, which God bestows on us.” If this aim is met, then religion would be our, “intense happiness, even for the present, though derived from eternal happiness, which is now laid up for us, and to be hereafter possessed by us in heaven.” To harness Palmer’s work is to make religion our business. It is not simply to be a religious zealot, but a true Christian.

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      • Encoh Walking with God

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        from Don Tines / Added

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        Pastor Don Tines of West Willow Community Church in Enid, Oklahoma brings a message from Hebrews 11:5-6 on walking with God. Encoh walked with God and illustrates for us how we can do the same.

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        • Choices

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          from Jerry Van Ronk / Added

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          Everyone lives by choices they make- Looking at Apostle Simon Peter we see 5 choices every Christian needs to address

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          • Get Connected: You Can't Do Life Alone

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            from First Baptist Church Roanoke / Added

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            • We are a Spiritual House for God

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              from Calvary Chapel Baltimore / Added

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              1 Peter 2:4-10, Psalm 133

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              • Distractions & Attitudes - Ezekiel 46:8,9

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                from Good News Church Yukon, Ok / Added

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                • God is Bigger than You Think - 7-23-14

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                  from Matt Sorger / Added

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                  Whether it's finances, health, or just the inability of making progress in your Christian walk, remember that in all of that, God is bigger than you think.

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                  • The God of Freedom

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                    from Calvary Chapel Baltimore / Added

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                    1 Peter 2:13-17, 5:1-5, Ezekiel 1

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                    • "The Storms in the Journey" • 06/08/2014

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                      from Grace Fellowship Church / Added

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                      The Journey, Part 3

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