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String of Pearls 14 - by Michael Phillips
A String of Pearls - Part 14 of 14
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1 Thessalonians 4:13
Feb 25, 2004 pm - The standard Puritan sermon is made up of two parts: doctrine and use. In the first part, the pastor explains what the verses mean; in the second part, he says what they mean to us. Teaching and application: this is the Puritan model-and unless today's preachers get back to it, our churches will remain ignorant and immature. I know some men who impersonate the Puritans-and that's good, but it's very good to follow [them] even as [they] follow Christ. For the last few months, we've been studying a classic Puritan sermon, preached at a funeral in 1657 and published a short time later. The preacher is Thomas Brooks and his sermon is named A String of Pearls or the Best Things Reserved Till Last. The doctrine of this sermon is Believers have nothing to fear in death. And now, at the end, we have two or three uses or applications. If it's true that believes have nothing to fear in death, then. "Let not Christians mourn immoderately. Oh, be not over-much afflicted and grieved for the death of husband, wife, child, sister, friend who dies in the Lord, for they are but gone to take possession of those great and glorious things that are reserved in heaven for them". This is precisely what ... More >>>


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