U.K. Research Report: Research Going Well and Meeting with Writers

Update from Dr. Jack Whytock:

So far three libraries/archives have been used with two more to go on this leg of research. One library was the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide (CCCW). Two engaging opportunities to meet up with writers in the Africa Textbook Project here in the UK. Paper nearing completion for Wheaton Conference and also for the chapter for volume one.

Off for archival work next at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) and The British Library. — Jack Whytock.

Forgiveness & The Evidence Of Grace – Preaching From Matthew 18:21-35

The August 28th, 2022 evening service of the United Reformed Church of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Dr. Jack Whytock preaching. Hymn singing from the Trinity Psalter Hymnal. Scripture reading from the ESV English Standard Version.

Start of service

The Apostles Creed

Scripture Reading

Catechism Lord’s Day 51 Q126

Prayer before the Sermon “Grant us edification, direction, and clarification”.

The Sermon… The Basis of our forgiveness; the Evidence of being forgiven; the Issue of the heart.

Forgiveness —

  1. Forgiveness is all of God’s free sovereign grace. Not a work, a purchase, an attitude.
  2. It is not a merit in ourselves. Psalm 51. Our sins are against God and we cannot make satisfaction for them. Christ must bear our sins. It is by his merit, not ours; we must place our faith in him.
  3. Synonyms – pardon, remit, send away, bury, wash away, clean over…
  4. A distinction between this and water baptism.
  5. The child of God can know this forgiveness.

Evidence of Forgiveness —

  1. Forgiving others is the great mark of being forgiven. We are weak, frail, sinful – need to be pitiful towards others who are as we once were.
  2. Paco the Spanish son story...

The Issue of The Heart —

  1. Ephesians 4, etc. Put on kindness, forgiveness, and gentleness. There’s a lot of garbage in our hearts that must be dealt with. One is converted, receives a new heart, and is born anew of the Holy Spirit. But the gospel of grace does not deal with everything immediately. There’s a lifetime for the Lord to do work, do cleaning, and bring about fundamental change.
  2. Forgiveness must be wholehearted.
  3. Is there a root of bitterness in you?
  4. There is a difference between forgiveness of the heart and reconciliation with a person.
  5. It is better to forgive the bitternesses of the past than to let them destroy your life. The tempter will tell you to hold on to it and will say “you are right and they are wrong” Scripture says let go. Forgive from your heart. Do not cling to the tree of bitterness. Cut it down. Let it go. And your joy and freedom will be restored.
Dr. Whytock at URC PEI Charlottetown, PEI Canada

2022  Summer Evening Series sponsored by Haddington House

The public are cordially invited to this summer series of talks

#1. A Fresh Look at Andrew Bonar — Insights for Us on the Christian Life; Tuesday, August 2, 2022 7:30 pm Desable Free Church, PEI. Guest Speaker: The Rev. Gareth Burke of Stranmillis Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Rev. Gareth Burke

Gareth grew up in Belfast and was educated at Methodist College and Queen’s University where he studied Modern History. After theological studies at the Free Church of Scotland College, Edinburgh, he was ordained into the ministry of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in 1984 and currently serves as the minister of the Stranmillis congregation in South Belfast.

#2. Life as a Christian Minority In the New Western World & Being Engaging Disciplers and Discerners; Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:30 pm Desable Free Church, PEI. Speaker: Dr. Jack Whytock, PEI 

Dr. Jack C. Whytock, Director, Haddington House

#3. Let the People Hear in Their Own Tongue: Martin Luther as an exile that changed the world; Tuesday, August 23, 2022 7:30pm Desable Free Church, PEI. Speaker: Dr. Jack Whytock, PEI

The historic Desable Free Church

The Desable Free Church is located at 8794 Route 19, Desable, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Mark the dates August 2, 9, and 23d on your calendar!