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Puritan View of Work - by Michael Phillips
The Puritan View of Life - Part 1 of 14
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Exodus 28:36
Aug 19, 2001 pm - Work This afternoon, with the Lord's help, we'll start a new monthly study on the Puritans. The Puritans have been called many things-not all of which are flattering. To most people Puritan means fanatic, hypocrite, or persecutor. Someone has defined a Puritan as "A man whose greatest fear is that someone somewhere might be having a good time". But is that how they were? It isn't. The Puritans had a remarkably positive outlook on life. The early ones were criticized by the Catholics for being too.jolly! Their hymns, for example, were scorned as Geneva Jigs. Rather than denying life in this world, they wanted to sanctify it. Our text served as a motto for them, Holiness unto the LORD. Were the Puritans perfect? Of course not. But they were good examples. Their way of life is worth learning. And, for the most part, following. On the third Sunday afternoon of each month, I hope, we'll look at one aspect of Puritan life. Though I'll draw from many sources, we'll follow the outline of a fine book by Leland Ryken. It's called, Worldly Saints: The Puritans as They Really Were. If you don't have a copy, I encourage you to get one-but not mine! Today's topic is The Puritans on Work. ... More >>>


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