Puritan and Reformed Pastoral Sermons narrated by T M Sullivan, first for his own benefit and warning, 2nd to supplement others in their meditations in solitude or groups.
The Farewell Sermon - Application
How highly therefore does it now become us to consider of that time when we must meet one another before the chief Shepherd- When I must give an account of my stewardship, of the service I have done for, and the reception and treatment I have had among the people to whom he sent me. And you must give an account of your own conduct towards me, and the improvement you have made of these three and twenty years of my ministry.
Let Me Not Wander From Your Commandments
The man of God exerts himself, but does not trust himself- his heart is in his walking with God- but he knows that even his whole strength is not enough to keep him right unless his King shall be his keeper, and he who made the commands shall make him constant in obeying them- hence the prayer, -O let me not wander.---The Treasury of David- The Complete Seven Volumes . Kindle Edition.
O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes
This verse is a sigh of regret because the Psalmist feels that he has not kept the precepts diligently, it is a cry of weakness appealing for help to one who can aid, it is a request of bewilderment from one who has lost his way and would fain be directed in it, and it is a petition of faith from one who loves God and trusts in him for grace.
Agonizing in Prayer Like Christ in Gethsamene
Application 2 from The Agony of Christ, Jonathan Edwards. When we go before God in prayer with a cold, dull heart, and in a lifeless and listless manner pray to him for eternal blessings, and those of infinite import to our souls, we should think of Christ's earnest prayers that he poured out to God, with tears and a bloody sweat. The consideration of it may well make us ashamed of our dull, lifeless prayers to God, wherein, indeed, we rather ask a denial than ask to be heard- for the language of such a manner of praying to God, is, that we do not look upon the benefit that we pray for as of any great importance, that we are indifferent whether God answers us or not.
Those That Are Saved Are Very Few - 1643
2. Let us look into all places and persons, and see how few shall be saved. The world is now split into four parts, Europe, Asia, Africa, and America- and the three biggest parts are drowned in a deluge of profaneness and superstition- they do not so much as profess Christ- you may see the sentence of death written on these men's foreheads. Shepard, Thomas. The Sincere Convert and the Sound Believer
A Tribute to Albert N Martin - A Collectional of Testimonials - 3
A Collection of Testimonials by Family and Friends as a Tribute to Al Martin on his 80th birthday. Conceived and Compiled by Chet Jelinkski. Narrated by Thomas Sullivan. Forward by Ted Donnelly. 3