Music Monday: Our Immovable Hope

It's a good day to do another Monday Music post here on the Reformed Reader. Today I'd like to share a great hymn from Augustus Toplady. It's Hymn X (10) from volume six of his Works. Notice all the Scripture allusions in it! 1 Immovable our hope remains,Within the veil our anchor lies;Jesus, who washed …

Three Pillars of Perseverance (Watson)

Here's a magnificent section of Thomas Watson's exposition of the second petition of the Lord's Prayer (Your kingdom come). Watson was discussing what it means to enter the Kingdom of God and he explained what it means to seek the Kingdom of God. He then asked if it was possible for a Christian to persevere …

Music Monday: All Thou Art Is Mine (Toplady)

On this edition of Music Monday, I want to share Augustus Toplady's hymn called "Divine Aid." I didn't have time this morning to find a tune that fits - although I'm sure they're out there. Anyway, here's the wonderful hymn. May it give you Christian comfort and hope today! 1 The power of hell, the …

Psalm 121 and the Perseverance of the Saints (Calvin)

 Quite a few places in Scripture teach that God preserves his people.  The perseverance of the saints isn't an obscure teaching found in one or two obscure verses.  Instead, it's emphasized both in the Old and New Testaments.  Psalm 121 is one of the clear texts in God's Word that teach how he preserves his …

The Faltering Christian Making it Home (Goodwin)

 God's promise to perfect his children even extends to Christians who are backsliding or languishing in the faith.  Even in them God will restore and revive the principles of spiritual life.  This is proved by comparing Hebrews 13:20-21 with 1 Peter 5:10.  Thomas Goodwin (d. 1680) argued this truth of perseverance/preservation well in chapter 13 …

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