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Dying to sin: John Owen

John Owen was a 17th century Puritan. He wrote a whole treatise on The Mortification of Sin in Believers. He identified deceitfulness as the chief characteristic of sin such that you can think you have so understood grace that you tolerate and even love sin. Thus in order to mortify […]

Esther prayer

This is the prayer Peter Adam has prayed before each of his chapel Esther talks. It’s based on an idea from 17th century London Puritan Jeremiah Burroughs. Lord Jesus, as Mary sat at your feet and listened to your teaching, and you blessed her as she received your words: please […]

Reading Esther 6-7 with Peter Adam

How do you expect God to work? In miraculous healing or in the suffering of the ill? In timely prophecies or in taking words written long ago in Scripture and applying them to our lives? In wealth or in poverty? By miracles or by sustaining creation order? Peter Adam reminded […]

Reading Esther 4 with Peter Adam

‘For such a time as this’ may be the most famous phrase from Esther. It comes from the passage we looked at in Thursday’s chapel sermon. Taking a ‘slightly experimental’ approach to preaching, Peter told us at the beginning what the application would be, asking us to choose which was […]