Category: Reading Classics Together

RCT: Overcoming Sin and Temptation (Ch. 13)


I finished reading along with Tim, but I haven’t posted my notes from reading. So, I’m playing catch-up. Do not speak peace to yourself before God speaks it, but hearken to what God says to your soul. Without this, Owen writes that my “heart… Continue Reading “RCT: Overcoming Sin and Temptation (Ch. 13)”

RCT: Overcoming Sin and Temptation (Ch. 12)


Use and exercise yourself to such meditations as may serve to fill you at all times with self-abasement and thoughts of your own vileness. Wow. Now that’s not something anyone has ever encouraged me to do. Most of the time we are encouraged to… Continue Reading “RCT: Overcoming Sin and Temptation (Ch. 12)”

RCT: Overcoming Sin and Temptation (Ch. 7-11)


I didn’t quit reading, I just got way behind on writing the RCT posts. I started one each week and then abandoned it. So, this is a pasted together post of all the other posts. Chapter 7Owen explains that there are some general principles… Continue Reading “RCT: Overcoming Sin and Temptation (Ch. 7-11)”

RCT: Overcoming Sin and Temptation (Ch. 6)


Chapter 5 discusses what mortification is NOT. Chapter 6 is a discussion of what mortification IS. Owen writes, “What it is to mortify a sin in general, which will make further way for particular directions, is next to be considered.” [I’m going to try… Continue Reading “RCT: Overcoming Sin and Temptation (Ch. 6)”

RCT: The Nature of Mortification (Ch. 5)


Chapter 5 begins the second section of Owen’s book, Overcoming Sin and Temptation. The first four chapters detailed that it is the Christian’s duty to “be killing sin or it will be killing you.” Now Owen is going to explain what it means to… Continue Reading “RCT: The Nature of Mortification (Ch. 5)”

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