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Apr 26

Thomas Watson – The Eternity of God

The next attribute is, ‘God is eternal.’ ‘From everlasting to everlasting thou art God’ (Ps. 90:2). The schoolmen distinguish between aevun et aeternum, to explain the notion of eternity. There is a threefold being. 1. Such as had a beginning; and shall have an end; as all sensitive creatures, the beasts, fowls, fishes, which at …

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Apr 21

Danny Hyde – Meet a Puritan: Thomas Watson

Life Thomas Watson (1620–1686) was probably born in Yorkshire. He studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, earning a B.A. in 1639 and a M.A. in 1642. Then he lived for a time with the Puritan family of Lady Mary Vere, the widow of Sir Horace Vere, Baron of Tilbury. In 1646, Watson went to St. Stephen’s, …

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Mar 18

Thomas Watson – The Mercy of God

The next attribute is God’s goodness or mercy. Mercy is the result and effect—of God’s goodness. So then this is the next attribute, God’s goodness or mercy. The most learned of the heathens thought they gave their God Jupiter two golden characters when they styled him good and great. Both these meet in God, goodness …

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Feb 21

Thomas Watson – The Doctrine of Repentance

Chapter One 1. A PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE Saint Paul, was falsely accused of sedition by Tertullus: “We have found this man a troublesome fellow, and a worker of sedition” (Act 24.5). And so Paul makes an apology for himself before Festus and King Agrippa in Chapter 26 of the Book of Act. Paul proves himself as …

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Aug 25

Thomas Watson – Signs and Character of a Godly Man

“For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee.” Psalm 32:6 Who is the godly man? For the full answer whereunto, I shall lay down several specific signs and character of a godly man. The first fundamental sign of a godly man is a man of know-ledge: “The prudent are crowned with knowledge” …

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Jul 19

Thomas Watson – A Test of Assurance

He who loves God DESIRES HIS PRESENCE. Lovers cannot be long apart, they soon have their fainting fits, for want of a sight of the object of their love. A soul deeply in love with God desires the enjoyment of Him in His ordinances, in word, prayer, and sacraments. David was ready to faint away …

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May 03

Thomas Watson – Blessed Are Those Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake (Matthew 5:10)

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:10 We are now come to the last beatitude: ‘Blessed are those who are persecuted . . ‘. Our Lord Christ would have us reckon the cost. ‘Which of you intending to build a tower sits not down …

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May 01

Thomas Watson – Effectual Calling (Romans 8:28)

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 The second qualification of the people to whom this privilege in the text belongs, is—they are the called by God. “All things work for good to those who …

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Apr 12

Thomas Watson – Sanctification

“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification.” I Thess 4:3 The word sanctification signifies to consecrate and set apart to a holy use: thus they are sanctified persons who are separated from the world, and set apart for God’s service. Sanctification has a privative and a positive part. I. A privative part, …

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Apr 30

Thomas Watson – Why All Things Work for Good (Romans 8:28)

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 1. The grand reason why all things work for good, is the near and dear interest which God has in His people. The Lord has made a covenant …

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