Free E-Book[s] Friday: from Hercules Collins’ Reading List

Andrew Suttles supplies us with an impressive roundup:

Given the recent re-publication of Hercules Collins‘ [podcastOrthodox Catechism [podcast], there is some renewed interest in his writings and works. In this light, our friends at Particular Voices have published a small snippet from “The Temple Repaired” which contains Collins’ recommended reading list for “those inclined to the ministry:

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I’ve collected below links to locations where these works can be found today:

(This is part 1 of 2…)

  1. Poole’s Annotations on the Holy Bible: Volume 1Volume 2
  2. The Dutch Annotations on the Holy Bible
  3. Joseph Caryl Commentary on Job
  4. The Works of William Perkins (HERE or HERE)
  5. Francis Roberts’ Clavis Bibliorum: The key of the Bible
  6. Edward Leigh’s A System or Body of Divinity (10 Volumes!!)
  7. Wilson’s Dictionary
  8. Works of Jeremiah Burroughs
  9. The Works of Richard Sibbes
  10. The Works of Edward Reynolds
  11. The Works of John Preston
  12. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
  13. William Ames Marrow of Sacred Divinity
  14. Alexander Grosse’s A Fiery Pillar of Heavenly Truth
  15. John Owen’s A Brief Declaration and Vindication of The Doctrine of the Trinity
  16. Bates’ Harmony of the Divine Attributes (SGCB)
  17. Elisha Coles’ Practical Discourse on God’s Sovereignty
  18. Commentaries of James Durham
  19. David Dickson’s Brief Explication of the Psalms
  20. Dickson’s Commentary on Matthew
  21. Hutcheson’s Exposition of the XII Small Prophets
  22. Hutcheson’s Exposition of John
  23. Calvin’s Institutes
  24. Ursinus’ Catechisms
  25. Works of Anthony Burgess (more works HERE)
  26. Ainsworth’s Annotations on Pentateuch and Psalms

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I’ve collected below links to locations where these works can be found today:

(This is part 2 of 2…)

  1. Erasmus Greek and Latin New Testament (Images HERE)
  2. John Tombes’ Works (and baptism catechism)
  3. Andrew Willet – Many commentaries and Synopsis papismi, or, a General view of the papacy (only volume 5 available)
  4. Ussher’s Body of Divinity ($10 at SGCB)
  5. Samuel Newman’s Large and Complete Concordance
  6. Francis Roberts‘ Mysterium & Medulla Bibliorum: The Mysterie and Marrow of the Bible, Viz. God’s Covenants with Man
  7. DuVeil’s Literal Explanation of the Acts
  8. Samuel Clark’s A Mirrour or Looking-glass both for Saints and Sinners, held forth in some thousands of examples
  9. Plutarch’s Morals
  10. Seneca’s Morals
  11. Pliny the Elder’s Natural History
  12. Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History
  13. The Works of Josephus
  14. Peter Heylyn’s Cosmographie
  15. Robert Boyle’s Considerations Touching the Style of the Holy Scriptures
  16. Thomas Blunderville’s The Art of Logic
  17. Adam Smith’s Rhetoric
  18. Elisha Coles’ Latin Dictionary

Well, there’s the list…

 

I found at least author’s names and full titles to each work. Some authors were just too prolific to list each work here. Many of these, although not all, are presently available for free. With these links, you have at your fingertips a theological library that would be the envy of almost every 17th Century Puritan pastor.

 

Please feel free to send me your updates and I will continue to update the list.

 

James Renihan on Richard Baxter’s Doctrine of Justification [Audio & Video]

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This lecture is primarily based off of Dr. Renihan’s article in the Reformed Baptist Theological Review: Reforming The Reformed Pastor: Baptism and Justification as the Basis for Richard Baxter’s Pastoral Method… in which Dr. Renihan shows the unorthodox neonomian errors of Richard Baxter who denied justification by faith in his Aphorisms of Justification.

Pastor Tom Hicks:

I’m grateful for the post, since while many people are aware of Baxter’s Reformed Pastor and Christian Directory, few are aware of his denial of all imputations (Adam’s, ours, Christ’s), denial of justification by faith only, and affirmation of justification by works of inherent righteousness.

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Here is the 67 minute video from Dr. Renihan’s Puritanism in Context course:

MP3:

More contra “Baxterianism”

[source: MCTS]

[New Book] “One In A Thousand: The Calling & Work of the Pastor” by Erroll Hulse £8.49

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One In A Thousand:

The Calling and Work of the Pastor

by Erroll Hulse

Description:

Errol Hulse presents a clear Biblical model of what a pastor is – the qualities of the pastor are determined and a distinction made between pastor and elders. He shows, from the time of the Reformation to the present day, how that Biblical model is brought to life. This is a book that pastors and elders should read – but it also gives guidance and help to any church member, as eight biographical sketches are used; the first two from the Bible and the others from church history.

 

A God-sent preacher is ‘one among a thousand’. Such men are sorely needed today. They are men who build up God’s Church by solid biblical preaching, by godly pastoral affection and by constant prayerfulness.

Reviews:

‘This book is a gem. It is a distillation of a life-time’s experience in the pastoral ministry and passion for training pastors. It should be prescribed reading in every seminary preparing men for ministry. He begins with an explanatory chapter: ‘What is a Pastor?’ Every page is saturated with Scripture: the first two of the eight biographical sketches making up the body of the book are straight from the Bible: the Chief Shepherd, the Compassionate Servant described in Isaiah, and Paul, the pastoral theologian.

 

The remainder are selected robustly to display essential characteristics of a biblical pastor, from the Reformation to the 21st century. This is inspirational writing to encourage men labouring faithfully, whether in townships of Africa or great cities of Europe or America. Erroll writes in a pithy style with short sentences giving the whole book a momentum which grips the reader.”

Irving Steggles, Pastor Birchleigh Baptist Church, South Africa, Chairman of the Board of the London Theological Seminary and Director of African Pastors Conferences.

“A God-sent preacher is ‘one among a thousand’. Such men are sorely needed today. They are men who build up God’s Church by solid biblical preaching, by godly pastoral affection and by constant prayerfulness. Erroll Hulse conducts us through a gallery of well-selected preachers from Paul and Luther down to men of recent times. This is a well-written book with a message for us all today. It deserves to be widely read by all who love God’s cause.”

Maurice Roberts, minister in the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), Inverness, Scotland.

“Do we really need another book on the calling and work of a pastor? That’s my usual reaction when the latest books on the subject land regularly on my desk. And most of the time, my answer is ‘No.’ However, knowing the wide and long pastoral experience of Erroll Hulse induced me to give his book a second look, and a third, and soon I was saying, ‘Yes, we need this book, it makes a valuable contribution, and it will help a lot of pastors and those who train them.’…”

David Murray [Read his full review | 4 min. readout]

 

How to Handle Discouragement in Ministry [6 Min. Audio|Video] feat: Voddie Baucham + More

Dangerous Calling Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral MinistryGospel Coalition:

If you’ve never experienced discouragement in ministry, I have an inkling you’ve never been in ministry.

 

In a new roundtable video, Darrin Patrick, Paul Tripp [and his mustache], and Voddie Baucham explore reasons and remedies for pastoral discouragement. “I get most discouraged when I’ve had unmet, unrealistic expectations of myself or others,” Baucham observes. The hard-to-swallow truth in such moments is he’s typically thinking too much of himself.

 

“If you’re looking to ministry to give you identity, you’re going down,” notes Tripp, author of Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry

 

Watch the full six-minute video to see these ministers discuss isolation, broken trust, pastors as body parts, and more.

MP3:

“In Defense of Parity: A presentation of the parity or equality of elders in the New Testament” by Greg Nichols, Sam Waldron, & Dave Chanski [PDF, HTML, MP3 readout of entire book]

As of today, the entire book has now been posted:

1689Nut:

I am extremely pleased to announce that I have been given permission to post the book: In Defense of Parity: A presentation of the parity or equality of elders in the New Testament.

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… and will include a pdf and an mp3 made through TextAloud with my favorite voice, Daniel.  I hope many will be edified by this Biblical explanation and defense of this doctrine and practice.

Parity and Diversity in the Eldership: Part One-Parity [Greg Nichols]

Chapter 1 | HTML version PDF | 26 min. readout:

Parity and Diversity in the Eldership: Part Two-Diversity [Greg Nichols]

Chapter 2 | HTML | PDF | 41 min. MP3

A Contemporary Reaction to the Parity of the Eldership [Sam Waldron]

Chapter 3 | HTML | PDF | 16 min. MP3

An Exegetical Defense of the Parity of the Eldership in the New Testament [Sam Waldron]

Chapter 4 | HTML | PDF | 20 min. MP3

Careful Exposition of 1 Timothy 5:17 [Sam Waldron]

Chapter 5 | HTML | PDF | 32 min. MP3

An Historical Examination of the Parity of the Eldership in Independency and John Owen [Dave Chanski]

Chapter 6 | HTML | PDF | 22 min. MP3

The Baptist Confession of 1689 and the Parity of the Eldership [Dave Chanski]

Chapter 7 | HTML | PDF | 15 min. MP3

There were originally nine, but ch 8 has been removed by the publisher, so we are left with eight.

The Practice of the Parity of the Eldership [Dave Chanski]

Chapter 9 | HTML | PDF | 7 min. MP3

The Means of Grace [2011 ARBCA GA] Audio, Video, Notes + more feat: Barcellos, Renihan(s), Malone + More

Thought this would be a good Monday audio to post given our last podcast. Enjoy!

Means of Grace ARBCA GA 2011

Audio:

Defining the Means of Grace – James M. Renihan [MP3]

Preaching the Ordinary Means of Grace – Tom Lyon [MP3]

The Motive of Faithful Perseverance – David Johnston [MP3]

Baptism as a Means of Grace – Rev. Fred Malone [MP3]

Real Faith Active and Concrete – Jim Dundas [MP3]

The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace – Richard Barcellos [MP3]

Encouragements from the Person and Works of Christ – Steve Woodman [MP3]

Prayer as a Means of Grace – Mike Renihan [MP3]

The Minister’s Expectation of Success – Steve Garrick [MP3]

Annual Circular Letter: The New Testament Use of the Old Testament Narrative – Ronald Baines [MP3]

The Lord’s Supper As A Means of Grace Lecture Notes:

Ian Clary:

Richard Barcellos […] posted his lecture given to an ARBCA meeting […] on the Lord’s Supper as a means of grace. I’ve linked them below because I think that they are quite instructive. Because they are his lecture notes, they are mostly point form. But he gives a good argument for understanding the “real presence” or “spiritual presence” in the Supper:

 

  1. The Lord’s Supper As A Means of Grace 1
  2. The Lord’s Supper As A Means of Grace 2
  3. The Lord’s Supper As A Means of Grace 3
  4. The Lord’s Supper As A Means of Grace 4

 

Video interview with Barcellos on the subject:

4 minute video Q&A with Dr. Barcellos and John Divito about ARBCA GA 2011

Study Intro to the Puritans [Founders Study Center] Audit for FREE + More

Founders Study Center Intro to the Puritans

Preaching and Preachers with Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones – 16-Week course (begins February 3, 2014):

16 sessions with audio lectures by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Download and listen to course lectures on your iPod
Preview Course Syllabus

 

In this course students will have the opportunity to hear one of the greatest preachers of the twentieth century share his vision of preaching.

 

This course meets for 16 sessions. The course begins February 3, 2014. Students will have access to course material online until June 20, 2014 (20 weeks to complete the course).

Cost: $75   Register by January 3, 2014 and receive a $25 Early Registration Discount!

Introduction to the Puritans – 10-Week course (begins March 17, 2014):

10 sessions with audio lectures by Dr. Mark Dever, Dr. J.I. Packer and others
Download and listen to course lectures on your iPod

 

Preview Course Syllabus

The Puritans have provided a rich and profitable heritage of doctine and devotion. They lingered long in the Word of God and sought to apply its truths to every aspect of life and worship. This course offers students a brief historical overview of the Puritans and their value to us today.

 

This course meets for 10 sessions and will begin on March 17, 2014. Students will have access to course material online until June 20, 2014 (14 weeks to complete the course).

Cost: $50   Register by January 3, 2014 and receive a 15 Early Registration Discount!

This spring the Founders Study Center is offering the course, Intro to the Puritans free for those who sign up to audit the course. Register here to audit it for free this spring!

Early Registration for Spring 2013 is now OPEN! Enroll Now in the Founders Study Center.

[source: Founders Study Center]

In Defense of Parity, Chapter 1 by Greg Nichols [PDF, HTML, MP3 Readout]

1689Nut:

I am extremely pleased to announce that I have been given permission to post the book: In Defense of Parity: A presentation of the parity or equality of elders in the New Testament.

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I will post one chapter at a time over the next couple weeks, and will include a pdf and an mp3 made through TextAloud with my favorite voice, Daniel.  I hope many will be edified by this Biblical explanation and defense of this doctrine and practice.

HTML version | PDF

26 min. readout:

Santa Claus, the Gospel & the Church + The “right way to fire your pastor” [Tom Ascol]

“Because you have been attending the wrong church.”
“Because you have been attending the wrong church.”

Tom Ascol:

It happened again last week. On Thanksgiving morning I received an email from a friend of a friend. The first line read, “It appears I am being forced out of my pastorate.” The story that unfolded in the rest of that email and upon further inquiry is filled with themes that are tragically too common…

Read the rest [7 min. reaout]

In this article he mentions the “right way to fire your pastor” [23 min. partial readout], which begins:

“Do not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses. Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear. I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality” (1 Timothy 5:19-21, NKJV).

Several years ago I preached a message with the same title as this article to the church I serve in Cape Coral. When I mentioned my intentions to a pastor friend, he said, “Tom, haven’t you heard that you never put a loaded gun into the hand of your enemy?” My response then remains my conviction now. First, I do not consider the church I serve to be my enemy. Far from it. Though some individuals from time-to-time have positioned themselves as my enemies, the church as a whole has been and remains the body of Christ and therefore a wonderful means of grace in my life. When a pastor starts viewing the church as his enemy it is a sure sign that he has outlived his usefulness to that congregation.

 

Secondly, in the sense in which my friend meant it, church members already have a gun. As one who is charged with the responsibility to lead and nurture the flock of God, I want to do everything I can to make sure that it is loaded with the proper ammunition and fired in a right direction.

 

Even the pastor who rejects any form of congregational government must face the fact that the members have a huge say in his tenure. Regardless of formal suffrage policies, all church members vote in two ways: with their feet and their pocketbooks. Many ministers who have never been officially dismissed have nevertheless been forced out of office by the withdrawal of support by the members.

 

The pastor-church relationship is a sensitive and vitally important issue. The proper dissolution of that relationship in difficult circumstances needs to be carefully considered in the light of biblical teachings…

2013 Trinity Montville Pastors’ Conf. AUDIO/VIDEO [Al Martin, Jeffery Smith, Jeremy Walker & David Chanski]

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All the audio/video from the 2013 pastor’s conference at Trinity Montville is now online (except the Pastoral Workshops which are never made public).

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Though the majority of the teaching was Monday the 21st – Thursday the 24th, the Lord Day evening service on the 20th was referenced throughout the conference:

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Thus Far the Lord Has Helped Us – Pastor Edward Donnelly | Ebenezer | 1 Samuel 7:12

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Standing Firm: Stretching Forward Part 1: Maintaining a Real Acquaintance with God – David Chanski | 2013 Pastors’ Conference | 1 Timothy 4:16

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Standing Firm: Stretching Forward Part 2: Standing Firm in Our Devotional Life – David Chanski | 2013 Pastors’ Conference | Joshua 1:8

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Standing Firm and Stretching Forward: A Biblical Call – Albert N. Martin | Stand Firm | Ephesians 6:10-20; Philippians 3:12-16

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Standing Firm: Stretching Forward Part 3: Pressing on in Our Walk with God – David Chanski | 2013 Pastors’ Conference | 1 Corinthians 9

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Standing Firm: Stretching Forward Part 4: God’s Man and God’s Message Part 1 – Jeremy Walker | 2013 Pastors’ Conference | Acts 17

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Standing Firm: Stretching Forward Part 5: God’s Man and God’s Message Part 2 – Jeremy Walker | 2013 Pastors’ Conference | Acts 17

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Reaping the Harvest of the Earth: The Destruction of the Wicked – Warren Peel | Judgment | Revelation 14:14-20

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Standing Firm: Stretching Forward Part 6: Stir up, Suffer, and Hold Fast – Pastor Jeffery S. Smith | 2013 Pastors’ Conference | 2 Timothy

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Standing Firm: Stretching Forward Part 7: Perilous Seasons ; Sufficiency of Scriture  – Pastor Jeffery S. Smith | 2013 Pastors’ Conference | 2 Timothy

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Standing Firm: Stretching Forward Part 8: Preach the Word no Matter What – Pastor Jeffery S. Smith | 2013 Pastors’ Conference | 2 Timothy

Fred Malone on How to Preach Christ from the Wisdom Liturature

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My last five posts have attempted to answer three questions: (1) “Should we preach Christ in every sermon? [6 min. readout; (2) “Why should we preach Christ in every sermon? [6 min. readout]; and (3) “How should we preach Christ in every sermon?” [7 min. readout]

 

I have attempted to illustrate (3) with a Proverb [7 min. readouta law [7 min. readout], an historical narrative [11 min. readout], and a Psalm [9 min. readout].

 

Now I hope to show how to preach Christ from Ecclesiastes 4:4, a single verse of the Wisdom Literature.

Read the rest or listen to eight minute readout.

2013 Trinity Montville Pastors’ Conference Public Meetings [Audio/Video]

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Howdy y’all,

I’m at the pastor’s conference at Trinity Montville and they let us know that the public session tonight and the public session tomorrow will be livestream.

You can watch it here.Testing an iOS & Android compatible stream here.

Update Oct. 24, 2013: Livestream is over but you can listen or watch the two public sessions:

Play Audio!Download MP3!SermonAudio Reaping the Harvest of the Earth: The Destruction of the Wicked
Warren Peel | Judgment
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TUE 10/22/2013
Special Meeting
Play Audio!Download MP3!SermonAudio Standing Firm and Stretching Forward: A Biblical Call • 110+
Albert N. Martin | Stand Firm
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MON 10/21/2013
Sunday Service

Interview #28 – Dr. Steve Weaver – Hercules Collins

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On episode 28 of our podcast, we get to know Pastor and Dr. Steve Weaver who fills us in on all things Hercules Collins, the 17th Century British Particular Baptist Pastor.

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Devoted to the Service of the Temple Piety, Persecution, and Ministry in the Writings of Hercules Collins (Profiles in Reformed Spirituality)

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Piety, Persecution, and Ministry in the Writings of Hercules Collins
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Credopedia.org – A wiki dedicated to the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, commonly called the 1689, and theology in accordance with the doctrines contained therein.

Jeff Riddle Interviews Richard Barcellos on Preaching & Hermeneutics

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Pastor Jeff Riddle writes:

I uploaded another edition of Word Magazine today.  It features an interview I did with Richard Barcellos (along with Steve Clevenger) on the topic of preaching and hermeneutics.  The interview was done over lunch on Friday, September 27 at Christian’s Pizza on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville…

Listen [mp3]:

 

 

You can hear more of Barcellos on preaching & hermeneutics here:
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So, Who’s Your Pastor? – James Savastio

podcast pastorPastor James Savastio, of Reformed Baptist Church of Louisville, addresses a problem we face in our day and age:

Some years ago I realized that there were some folks in our church who were listening every day to sermons from a pastor in a another city.  There is nothing in and of itself wrong with that, but I soon realized that it was this man and not our own eldership that was truly guiding and pastoring this family.   By simple virtue of the hours spent under this man and others ministry his perspectives and theology were being shaped to such an extent that they eventually moved to sit under this man’s ministry.    I also began to notice this with numerous seminary students who would visit our assembly.  For them, their professors were the main source of spiritual food-the students were under the professor’s ministry for hours upon hours every week and I was with them only on the Lord’s Day.  I found that they were more drawn to, more receptive of, and had far more confidence in seminary professors than in their own elders…

 

I do see a biblical problem in all of this…

Read the rest or listen to 4 minute readout.