Burroughs’ ‘Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment’ provides practical, biblical ways to remedy the spiritual disease of a spirit of discontentment. pp. ~Jeremiah Burroughs~ The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (Edinburgh, Scotland; The Banner of Truth Trust; ) p. Find more. The Rare Jewel Of Christian Contentment [Jeremiah Burroughs] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A classic work on contentment in a.

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How Jeremiah Burroughs Learned Contentment

Phil is currently writing a biography on Burroughs which hopes to be published within the year. It is but one side of a Christian to endeavour to do what pleases God; you must as well endeavour to be pleased with what God does, and so you will come to be a complete Christian when you can do both, and that is the first thing in the excellence of this grace of contentment.

One drop of the sweetness of heaven is enough to take away all the sourness and bitterness of all the afflictions in the world.

He was even able to engage in rotating lectureships with William Bridge and William Greenhill. The holy art or mystery of it, III. This waiver does not extend to any page images hurroughs other supplementary files associated with this work, which may be protected by copyright or other license restrictions.

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What contentment is, II. You are commenting using your WordPress. That is the fullness of all this fullness! That is a mystery, but grace instructs men in that mystery, grace enables men to see love in the very frown of God’s face, and so come to receive contentment. Which of the two sermons is most likely to make you sit on the edge of your seat? So though there be more venom in some gross, crying sins, than in some others; yet there is no sin but hath the same sap, and the same venom, for the kind, that every sin hath, that the worst sin hath.


After completing his MA at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, inhe was forced to leave the University because he refused to conform to unbiblical rituals, ceremonies, and superstitions which the Church of England had begun to enforce at that time.

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This was especially difficult for Burroughs, for he left behind many friends and earthly goods. Was the creature anything to you but a conduit, a pipe, that conveyed God’s goodness to you? Nevertheless, in he became the vicar of Tivetshall, and served there for several years. Burroughs had hoped to serve the Lord in such a way as to do much good for His kingdom.

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His personal conviction was as follows: However, his first job ended in disappointment. God would have the full stream run to Him now. The and brown and beige editions of Calvin’s Commentaries from Baker Book House are some of the nicest out there, fit for Calvin’s expository faithfulness that has stood the test of time.

You can find more information at his website, The Jeremiah Burroughs Homepage. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Add to bookbag Search this text: Burroughs could not in good conscience conform to such superstitions.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The jerrmiah of his faith is high enough to satisfy his soul, were it capable of a thousand times more than it is.


The reason is that they are not things proportional to that immortal soul of yours that is capable of God Himself. This is an answer to prayer. So there is nothing outside us that can keep our hearts in a steady, constant way, but grace within the soul.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Does it mean that you do not desire earthly goods, and if so, how is a body to accomplish that in this world of advertising.

Printed for Peter Cole Jeremiah Burroughs was born in East Anglia, England, in The Jeermiah Sinfulness of Sin.

Now it is otherwise in heaven: If Burroughs was to reach any level of effectiveness for the service of Christ in Rotterdam, he could not do so with a grumbling, complaining spirit.

The Christian, he taught, must never allow earthly goods to possess his heart, but rather must allow such things to convey to him the goodness of Christ: You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. One reason for this is his view of contentment. I am greatly challanged by the quotes you post, but I would like to know more about the authors.

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Though it is the least business, be sure of your call to it; then, whatever you meet with, you may quiet your heart with this: