Now Available: A Companion to the Reformation in Scotland

The new book, A Companion to the Reformation in Scotland edited by Ian Hazlett and published by Brill in Leiden, arrived recently at Haddington House. We were most honoured to be involved in this project by contributing a chapter. Jack’s chapter was “Ministerial Education in the Scottish Reformation”.

  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 796 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9004329722
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9004329720

December 2021 Haddington House Newsletter

The December 2021 Haddington House Newsletter is available here.

A special word of thanks to all those who helped in 2021 with gifts to one of our overseas partners, particularly for Dumisani in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The Principal, Wilbert Chipenyu, expresses his appreciation to all who have assisted this past year.

Psalm 136:1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

— Jack Whytock, Director

Coming in November…

November 6th, 2021 Alberton, PEI: Men’s Workshop Day at Alberton Baptist ChurchSpiritual Health: Diagnostics and Disciplines (fours sessions)

November 7th, 2021 Alberton, PEI: Sunday Worship for all at Alberton Baptist Church The Christian Life as Pilgrims (Two Parts)

Alberton Baptist Church PEI

November 12-14, 2021 Margaree Valley, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia: Margaree Valley Baptist Church Conference – Expository sermon series each evening. Men’s Day Saturday morning – First Corinthians 16:13 theme

Margaree Valley Baptist Church

“If I Do Not Wash You, You Have No Share With Me”: Culture, Conversation, Confusion, and Clarity

A sermon preached by Dr. Jack Whytock at the September 5, 2021 morning service of the United Reformed Church of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

The sermon is based on the NT reading from John 13:1-17 (Jesus washes the disciples’ feet).

The gospel reading begins at the 25:53 mark. The sermon begins at the 32:10 mark.

“Peter, you are about to betray me, yet you are clean now”. Jesus declared Peter clean, yet knew that Peter would betray him and deny him three times. “You are going to come to me all over again. And I will forgive and pardon you and cleanse those particular feet of yours of their particular sins and you will find fellowship with me restored again.”

We are all sinners in need of the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ. How many times can a person be born again? Once. A person is justified, declared righteous by God once.

If you are a Christian you have abiding sin, you still sin after you have been justified in Christ. You participate in the liturgy’s prayer of confession. You acknowledge that your feet are dirty. You say, “I have been a rebel too”. Yet you have been declared justified.

Jesus’ work on the cross will never need to be repeated; it is once for all. And once justified, we do not need to seek again or look for another.