The Bags Around Our Necks (Binning)

 I've been studying and preaching through 1 Corinthians 13 (sometimes known as Paul's hymn of love) and one resource I've been using is Hugh Binning's Christian Love.  It's not too long, but it is sometimes difficult to read because of the older language.  However, it is worth the effort!  Here's a section I ran across today as I… Continue reading The Bags Around Our Necks (Binning)

Love One Another…

When it comes to the theme of Christians loving one another, I trust our readers know that this is one major emphasis in the Bible.  For a few reminders, consider these verses: love your neighbor as yourself (Lev. 19.18); by this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another… Continue reading Love One Another…

The Bond of Perfection (Col 3.14)

  I've appreciated this book on Christian love (based on John 13.35, 1 Cor 13, etc.) by Scottish Covenanter Hugh Binning (d. 1653).  It isn't the easiest Puritan Paperback to read, but it is worth the effort.  The treatise is short (80 small pages) and there are a few of Binning's sermons as an appendix (around 25 pages).  I'm amazed at… Continue reading The Bond of Perfection (Col 3.14)

John 13.35 – Discipleship and Love

 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.  As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. "The commandment is not new because it differs in content from what can be found in the Jewish scriptures (cf. Lev. 19.18), but because it forms part of the new revelation and… Continue reading John 13.35 – Discipleship and Love