In 2020, to coincide with the third section of Ephesians: Kingdom War, several members of my church and I read through Thomas Watson’s book, Heaven Taken by Storm. The book’s other title reveals its relevance to the subject of spiritual warfare, The Christian Soldier.
Below are the links to each post as we worked our way through the book.
Because of the short nature of the book, most readings are only around ten pages.
Introduction to Thomas Watson & the Puritans
Chapter 1 (Taking Heaven by Violence)
Chapters 2-3 (Self-Violence & Reading the Word)
Chapter 4-5 (Hearing the Word & Prayer)
Chapter 6 (Meditation)
Chapter 7 (Self-Examination)
Chapters 8-9 (The Lord’s Day & Holy Conversation)
Chapters 10-11 (Satan & the World)
Chapter 12 (Heaven)
Chapter 13 (Arrows of Reproof)
Chapter 14 (Examining Our Violence)
Chapter 15 (Objections)
Chapter 16 (Motives)
Chapter 17 (Hindrances)
Chapters 18-19 (Directions & Conclusion)
BONUS // Watson’s final sermon, Parting Counsels, during the Great Ejection.