Keeping the Heart has ratings and 46 reviews. John said: This book rocked my world. It showed me how distracted my heart is, and how prone I am to wa. Table of Contents. Chapter 1. Proverbs , The Text Explained. Chapter 2. Duties Included in Keeping the Heart. Chapter 3. Reasons Why this Should be the. Keeping the Heart. How to maintain your love for God. JOHN FLAVEL. Keeping the Heart- 3. 16/07/

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Flavel says that if we were to use the performing of this duty to determine which of us are true Christians, then there aren’t many around! So much of the matter of the duty. He tells us why we should take this commission seriously and speaks about there being particular times when we need to be especially wary of being distracted from our goal.

See and discover other items: But the truth plainly to be said, this was the johm why they were afraid, least laymen should know their iniquity. No wonder our hearts can be far from God. Pages with related products. I believe some of the other versions of this book are abridged, but this was quite lengthy. His advice is tge, sensitive and profound. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

He was a vigorous and voluminous writer, and not without a play of fine fancy.

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Here lies the very force and stress of religion; here is that which makes the way to life a narrow way, and the gate of heaven a strait gate. While sometimes it seems that he goes in the same direction on some issues, when you look at the overall outline you can see why this is a must read. Direction and help in this great work, are the scope and run of the text: A Proper Dialogue between a Gentleman and Husbandman each complaining to other their miserable calamite, through the ambition of the clergy.


What health is to the heart—that holiness is to the soul. Trivia About Keeping the Heart. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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To get thy heart broken for sin, while thou art confessing it; melted with free grace while thou art blessing God for it; to be really ashamed johhn humbled through the apprehensions of Gods infinite holiness, and to keep thy heart in this frame, not only in, but flaevl duty, will surely cost thee some groans and pains of soul” “He that would secure his heart from fear, must first secure the eternal interest of his soul in the hands of Jesus Christ.

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Here lies the very force and stress of religion; here is that which makes the way to life a narrow way, and the gate of heaven a strait gate. Wonderful book with a very beneficial and timeless topic for daily living.

You can finish these sermons in 1 sitting, but you won’t want too. He promises only what Scripture promises, and no more. Did you but lie quietly under the hand of God, your condition would be much more easy nohn it is. It was 10 years before he was licenced to preach again, and then only in his own home.

Read more Read less. Jan 14, Matt Crawford rated it liked it. He examines twelve ‘seasons’ in which the keeping of the heart is particularly challenging, and offers encouragement and counsel for keeping the heart in each one.


He was ejected from his living by the passing of the Act of Uniformity inbut continued to preach and administer the sacraments privately till the Five Mile Act ofwhen he retired to Slapton, 5 miles away.

A natural jeeping has no power; a gracious man has some, though not sufficient; and flagel power he has, depends upon the exciting and assisting strength of Christ. Preview — Keeping the Heart by John Flavel. Customers who bought this item also bought. Nov 17, Bauer Evans rated it it was amazing Shelves: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Soon after taking orders in he obtained a curacy at Diptford, Devon, and on the death of the vicar he was appointed to succeed him. Not as hard to read a Puritan as I was expecting. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This is John Flavel’s classic work on union and fellowship with God. It includes the imposing of strong engagements upon ourselves to walk more carefully with God, and avoid the occasions whereby the heart may be induced to sin. Survival and the main needs of the day were at the forefront but today, we think about what we will wear, what restraunt we will eat, go on vacation.