Reading Together

Chapter 1 (Mortification of Sin)

Owen begins the book by establishing for us the verse that serves as the premise of the study, Romans 8:13, “For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” Rob Edwards suggests reading Romans 8:1-17 “to …

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Reading Together

Let’s Read The Mortification of Sin Together

Welcome to our next Reading Together series! This time we will be reading through the book The Mortification of Sin by John Owen. Below is an audio introduction to Owen and the book. Beginning in May, we will read and discuss this short book chapter by chapter, as you will find in the reading plan …

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Heaven Taken by Storm

Quotes from Heaven Taken by Storm

Hopefully over the course of reading Heaven Taken by Storm together, you have witnessed firsthand the potency of Thomas Watson's writing. With so many stirring single-sentence quotations scattered throughout the book, putting together a post collecting some my favorites seemed an appropriate conclusion to our reading of the book. Truth may be opposed but never …

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Heaven Taken by Storm

Directions & Conclusion | Chapters 18-19

This week we conclude our reading through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Eighteen Outline Keep up daily prayer.Get under lively preaching.Get your hearts filled with love to religion.Be vigilant.Bind your heart to God by sacred vows.Be sure to make going to heaven your business.Have heaven …

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Heaven Taken by Storm

Taking Heed of Hindrances | Chapter 17

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Seventeen Outline Hindrance #1 – Take heed of unbelief.Hindrance #2 – Take heed of puzzling thoughts about election.Hindrance #3 – Take heed of too much violence after the world.Hindrance #4 – Take heed of …

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Heaven Taken by Storm

Motives for Offering Violence | Chapter 16

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Sixteen Outline 27 Motives for Offering violenceConsider our deplorable conditionIt is possible to arrive at happinessViolence for heaven is our grand businessConsider how violent the wicked are for sinHoly violence is mingled with delightIt …

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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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Heaven Taken by Storm

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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Heaven Taken by Storm

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 Taken by Storm

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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