Category Archives: Edification and Growth

A simple message…..

BlackCalvinist/ November 22, 2007/ Edification and Growth/ 0 comments

Be thankful. Specifically….be thankful to GOD. Be thankful that you are single and not dealing with a mate who defies you and disagrees with you on every question and turn. Be thankful you are married and not single, so you have a partner to go through life with. Be thankful that you don’t have a lot of things so that

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[CSF] More from John Owen on Mortification

BlackCalvinist/ September 27, 2007/ Edification and Growth/ 1 comments

A bit more difficult reading this morning, but well worth reading. Okay, so I was reading this section from Owen’s ‘Mortification of Sin’: Now, the reasons why Papists can never, with all their endeavours, truly mortify any one sin, amongst others, are, — (1.) Because many of the ways and means they use and insist upon for this end were

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[CSF] More from John Owen on Mortification

BlackCalvinist/ September 26, 2007/ Edification and Growth/ 1 comments

Recently on the Christian Soul Food list, we’ve been posting quotes from Flavel and Owen on things related to the heart and the mortification of sin. Here’s more. 🙂 Every unmortified sin will certainly do two things:– [1.] It will weaken the soul, and deprive it of its vigour. [2.] It will darken the soul, and deprive it of its

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Ever Ask Why ?

BlackCalvinist/ July 23, 2007/ Edification and Growth/ 0 comments

WHY? “Why was I made to hear Your voice And enter while there’s room, When thousands make a wretched choice And rather starve than come? It was the same love that spread the feast That sweetly forced me in. Else I had still refused to taste, And perished in my sin” –Isaac Watts ———————————————————————— Every day, thousands – millions of

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My Eyes

BlackCalvinist/ July 20, 2007/ Edification and Growth/ 0 comments

I learned something last night. Be careful with where you cast your eyes. Prov. 31:3 It doesn’t have to be explicitly sexual thoughts that can feed your lust. In surfing facebook last night as well as during my time out and about today, I’ve come to notice more about my own personal tendency to appreciate the outward physical beauty of

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How Do You Study ?

BlackCalvinist/ July 12, 2007/ Edification and Growth, Got Questions ?/ 0 comments

(*waiting on the tech guys to do their thing with the new server….. in the meantime….*) Over on HCR, someone asked me this question: How much time do you study on avergage & how do you study? Meaning do you have a structured style or are you study by topics of interest or both? Never really wrote it down as

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The Holy Trinity: How Should We Rightly Think About God ? Episode 2

BlackCalvinist/ April 2, 2007/ Edification and Growth, Featured Articles/ 0 comments

Our previous lesson tackled several preliminary issues dealing with the doctrine of the Trinity. We talked about a definition of the Trinity – that God is one in essence, three in Person, existing eternally and simultaneously as Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and our approach to scripture. We also warned the believer or anyone discussing the doctrine to stay

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The Holy Trinity: What Should We Believe About God ? – Episode 1

BlackCalvinist/ March 11, 2007/ Edification and Growth, Featured Articles/ 0 comments

I’m currently presenting a webcast version of this same material for YouTube. In the meanwhile, here’s the print version. Why study the doctrine of the Trinity ? Real simple – we begin with the doctrine of God because the scriptures begin with the doctrine of the God – “In the beginning God….”, so if we are to understand creation, salvation,

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Hard Truth on Sexual Purity

BlackCalvinist/ December 22, 2006/ Edification and Growth/ 0 comments

Jennifer’s latest blog entry over at Life In Return on sexual purity is candid, honest, open and convicting even if you’re celibate. WOW. Praise God for even the hard words. Sometimes, we must hear them in order to grow. http://lifeinreturn.com/?p=22 is the link.