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Covenantal Blamelessness

Download Sermon AudioText: Genesis 17:1

Walk before me and be blameless

John Owen: Of Walking Humbly with God (part 5)

Humble walking with God is the great duty and most valuable concernment of believers. ... This is better than all your preaching, all your hearing, all your private meetings, all your conferences, all your fastings. -John Owen

Called

A sermon from Hebrews 5:4-6: And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest

Obligated

Because of the weakness that a Levetical priest was beset with, namely the weakness that came in as a result of being a sinner, the priest was "obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins."

John Owen: Of Walking Humbly with God (part 2)

This, then, I say, is that perfection of obedience which makes it walking with God. Whatever comes short of this,—if the heart be not upright, without guile, free from hypocrisy and self-ends,—if the obedience be not universal, it is not walking with God. -John Owen

John Owen: Of Walking Humbly with God

Many there are who have, in notion, received the doctrine of free justification by the blood of Christ, whom, while they are secure in their ways, without trouble or distress, it is impossible to persuade that they do not live and act upon that principle, and walk before God in the strength of it. -John Owen

Ignorant and Wayward

A sermon on Hebrews 5:2 . . . Jesus Christ is our great high priest who can deal gently with us, who are the ignorant and wayward, because he is meek, lowly, gentle, merciful, and compassionate.

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Actual grace for every holy act and duty, is administered unto us according to the promise of the gospel. … Now, although this actual working of grace be not in the power of the wills of men, to make use of or refuse as they see good, but its administration depends merely on the grace and faithfulness of God, yet this I must say, that were it is sought in a due manner by faith and prayer, it is never so restrained from any believer

— John Owen

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