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Announcement: Lausanne and Operation World Agree to Partnership

Announcement: Lausanne and Operation World Agree to Partnership

Good news for missions mobilization and prayer for the nations: The Lausanne Movement and Operation World have made a formal announcement today. Lausanne begins the statement saying, “The Lausanne Movement and Operation World announced today that they are entering into a unique partnership to mobilise prayer for the nations and world evangelisation.” For the full article, see Lausanne’s announcement here.

Jonathan Edwards on Revival, series p. 3

Jonathan Edwards on Revival, series p. 3

Why is it impossible for self-love to be the foundation of genuine Evangelical spirituality? 4a.  For Edwards there is no room for self-love in the believer as foundational.  John 4:19 says, “We love him, because he first loved us.”  God is the mover the first initiator to regenerate a man and therefore once a man sees the awesomeness, majesty, beauty, and holiness of God he should be captivated by it apart from its personal benefits.  To see God as He…

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Jonathan Edwards on Revival, series p. 2

Jonathan Edwards on Revival, series p. 2

What constitutes a “spiritual” person in the perspective of the New Testament? 3a.  A spiritual person has the Spirit of God in him. The spiritual person means sanctified and gracious.  This does not mean perfectionism, but it does mean the spiritual person is in a notable process of sanctification and grace.  Christians are called “spiritual,” because they are born of the Spirit and because of the indwelling and holy influences of the Spirit of God in them, writes Edwards.  The…

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Jonathan Edwards on Revival, series p.1

Jonathan Edwards on Revival, series p.1

What happened under Edwards’ ministry at Northampton during the winter of 1734–1735? 2a. A stirring of interest in the Lord began in the young people in 1734 and an outpouring of the Spirit began to “turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers,” (Mal. 4:6) The interest of the young people spread to their parents and God began to illuminate their hearts to the truth of the gospel and dead orthodoxy started to…

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The Eye of True Wisdom

The Eye of True Wisdom

In a sermon on Proverbs 14:8, the Particular Baptist pastor, Andrew Fuller (1754-1815), looked long and hard at the virtue of godly wisdom.  He extracted many helpful principles from this verse, and one of the most insightful comments he made was how to use the Word of God in getting wisdom.  He says that the Word functions in two main ways in teaching us wisdom.  It shows us what the destructive end will be of folly, from which wisdom deters…

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