But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. 1 Peter 3: 14-16
A sermon from February 15, 2015https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.calvarybiblechurch.org/audio/sermon/2015/20150215.mp3
A sermon from June 1, 2014https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.calvarybiblechurch.org/audio/sermon/2014/20140601.mp3
A sermon from June 8, 2014https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.calvarybiblechurch.org/audio/sermon/2014/20140608.mp3
A sermon from January 18, 2015https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.calvarybiblechurch.org/audio/sermon/2015/20150118.mp3
A sermon from March 25, 2012http://media.calvarybiblechurch.org.s3.amazonaws.com/audio/sermon/2012/20120325.mp3
A lecture from October 2, 2011http://media.calvarybiblechurch.org.s3.amazonaws.com/audio/class/creation_vs_evolution_2011/20111002.mp3
A sermon from June 12, 2011http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.calvarybiblechurch.org/audio/sermon/2011/20110612.mp3
A sermon from October 16, 2011http://media.calvarybiblechurch.org.s3.amazonaws.com/audio/sermon/2011/20111016.mp3
We come to a second section of the sermon:
II. Christ’s invitation by the church to come into his garden, with the end thereof, ‘to eat his pleasant fruits.’
The principle idea here is:
Wheresoever grace is truly begun and stirred up, there is still a further desire of Christ’s...
Tolstoy’s great novel Anna Karenina begins with a strangely comic scene. The house has been thrown into confusion, because the wife, Dolly, has discovered that her husband Stiva (Prince Stepan Arkadyevich Oblonsky) has committed adultery with their former French governess. Dolly has...
He comes to the next image: the wind blowing upon the garden so that the spice may disburse:
But to what end must these winds blow upon the garden?
‘That the spices thereof may flow out.’
The end of this blowing is, you see, ‘that the spices thereof may flow out.’ Good things...
Thomas Adams sermon from the early 17th century.
The sermon is based upon the text, Hebrews 13:8, Jesus, the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever.
The most remarkable things about Adams’ sermons lies in the turn of phrase. The substance is excellent, the theology correct. But the real...
I previously posted notes for a sermon on hope.The actual sermon as given appears below. While the theme is the same, the presentation is rather different. I trust it may be of some encouragement to someone:https://memoirandremains.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/j...
Nothing is so powerfully effective against the devil, the world, the flesh, and all evil thoughts as to occupy one’s self with God’s word, to speak about it and meditate42 on it, in the way that Psalm 1[:2] calls those blessed who “meditate on God’s law day and night.”...
If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and...
Next Sibbes asks
Quest. But, why is the church compared to a garden?
His general answer draws upon a principle which is at use in Jesus’ parables. When Jesus came to provide an example, an illustration of a proposition, he draws on what...
Number XII, A Shopshire Lad
When I watch the living meet, And the moving pageant file Warm and breathing through the street Where I lodge a little while,
If the heats of hate and lust In the house of flesh are strong, Let me mind the house of dust Where my sojourn shall be long.
In the nation that is...
Song of Solomon 4:16 (AV)
Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.
From the verse quoted, Sibbes meditates upon it means for the wind to blow upon the garden. In...
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The second volume of Richard Sibbes collected works contains a series of 20 sermons on Canticles, better know as the Song of Solomon. The title of this work is called “Bowels Opened”, which is rather unfortunate to our ears. It means the depth of...
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