Heaven Taken by Storm

Answering Objections | Chapter 15

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Fifteen Outline Objection #1 – But we have no power to save ourselves…Objection #2 – But this offering violence is hard…Objection #3 – But I will lose the pleasure of sin…Objection #4 – But …

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Examining Ourselves | Chapter 14

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Note: Because this chapter is predominately a series of questions for self-reflection and self-examination, I will not be providing questions of my own. Instead, below is the chapter outline with the list of the eleven …

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Arrows of Reproof | Chapter 13

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Thirteen Outline It reproves the slothful.It reproves the formalist.Formalism keeps up men’s credit with the world.Formalism stops the mouth of the conscience.It reproves the violent in the bad sense.In opposing good.They offer violence against …

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Heaven | Chapter 12

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Twelve Outline Metaphors for Heavenly ViolenceStrivingWrestlingRunningFightingReasons for Offering ViolenceGod’s commandGod’s decreeIt is difficultViolent assaults are made against usfrom our heartsfrom the powers of hellThis violence is of the highest importanceWe save our soulWe gain …

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Satan & the World | Chapters 10-11

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Ten Outline Satan’s OppositionHis violenceHis treacheryIn suiting his temptations to the temper of the individual.Drawing men to evil, under a pretense of good.He tempts to sin gradually.He tempts to evil in lawful things.He puts …

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The Lord’s Day & Holy Conversation | Chapters 8-9

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Eight Outline Explaining the Lord’s DayWe have great reason for sanctifying the Lord’s Day.We must sanctify the Lord’s DayWe must rest from all works of our calling.We must lift up our hearts in thankfulness …

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Self-Examination | Chapter Seven

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Seven Outline Defining Self-ExaminationWe must do so by the Word of God.Why Self-Examination Is DifficultIt is a work of self-reflection.Self-love makes it difficult.Why We Are Hesitant to Examine OurselvesConsciousness of guiltFoolish, presumptuous hopesResting in …

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Meditation | Chapter 6

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Six Outline Defining MeditationIt is a solitary work.It is thinking seriously on God.Why We Must Provoke Ourselves to MeditateIt is against flesh and blood.Satan hinders it.Matters for MeditationMeditate upon the corruption of your nature.Meditate …

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Hearing the Word & Prayer | Chapters 4-5

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Four Outline The great devotion required to properly hear the Word.A description of those who don’t hear the Word diligently.They scarcely mind what is said.They hear in a dull, drowsy manner.Considerations …

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Self-Violence & Reading the Word | Chapters 2-3

We continue our reading through Heaven Taken by Storm by discussing chapters 2 and 3. Below are links to the chapter outlines, questions for reflection, and links to our reading plan and chapter one's discussion. Reading Plan Chapter One Chapter Two Outline Mortification of SinProvocation to Duty Chapter Three Outline Each paragraph in this chapter …

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