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A Labor of Love: Puritan Pastoral Priorities

A Labor of Love: Puritan Pastoral Priorities

by J. Stephen Yuille

Driven by the desire to be successful, pastors are tempted to judge their ministries by the worldly standards of power, prestige, privilege, and prosperity. In contrast, J. Stephen Yuille reorients our understanding of pastoral ministry by presenting a standard of excellence measured by faithfulness, humility, and submission to God—even when the results lo… Read more…

The Inner Sanctum of Puritan Piety: John Flavel's Doctrine of Mystical Union with Christ

The Inner Sanctum of Puritan Piety: John Flavel's Doctrine of Mystical Union with Christ

by J. Stephen Yuille

In "The Inner Sanctum of Puritan Piety," J. Stephen Yuille demonstrates how the doctrine of the believer's union with Christ lies at the heart of the Puritan pursuit of godliness. He analyzes the whole corpus of Flavel's writings, showing how this mystical union is set upon the backdrop of God's covenant of redemption and established on the basis… Read more…

Great Spoil: Thomas Manton's Spirituality of the Word

Great Spoil: Thomas Manton's Spirituality of the Word

by J. Stephen Yuille

Much of evangelicalism has forsaken a Word-based approach to Christian spirituality, so to help us recover a model of biblical piety, J. Stephen Yuille examines Thomas Manton’s sermons on Psalm 119. Following a brief account of Manton as a leading Puritan committed to the ministry of the Word, Yuille leads us on a careful investigation of Manton’s unders… Read more…

The Path of Life: Blessedness in Seasons of Lament

The Path of Life: Blessedness in Seasons of Lament

by J. Stephen Yuille

Psalm 119 is noted for its call to delight in the word of God. But we must not fail to realize that this great psalm is also infused with great lament. In The Path of Life , J. Stephen Yuille follows the psalmist through his many ups and downs in order to see how he gives voice to the song in our soul. Here is comfort for bearing sorrow, strength for endur… Read more…

Living Blessedly Forever: The Sermon on the Mount and the Puritan Piety of William Perkins

Living Blessedly Forever: The Sermon on the Mount and the Puritan Piety of William Perkins

by J. Stephen Yuille

In Living Blessedly Forever, J. Stephen Yuille demonstrates how Perkins practically taught about God, joy, and the Christian life through his preaching on the Sermon on the Mount. Yuille begins with a brief account of Perkins’s life and ministry, considering several factors that shaped Perkins’s interpretation and application of the Sermon on the Mount. … Read more…

Longing for Home: A Journey through the Psalms of Ascent

Longing for Home: A Journey through the Psalms of Ascent

by J. Stephen Yuille

As Christians, were on a journey fraught with joys and sorrows, pleasant valleys and perilous mountains, encouraging gains and crippling losses. Whenever we feel besieged on our journey, we tend to turn to whatever we think can help us and in doing so, often lose sight of our destination. In Longing for Home, Stephen Yuille directs our attention to the h… Read more…

A Hope Deferred: Adoption and the Fatherhood of God

A Hope Deferred: Adoption and the Fatherhood of God

by J. Stephen Yuille

We use the word adoption very casually today--we speak of adopting pets, books, and highways. Yet the word has a far nobler significance. Adoption is the permanent placement of a child in a family with all its rights and privileges. God has forever placed us in his family. He has forever made us his children. He has forever changed our legal status. A Hope… Read more…