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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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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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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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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