Sweetly Set On God: The Piety Of David Brainerd
Sweetly Set On God: The Piety Of David Brainerd

Sweetly Set On God: The Piety Of David Brainerd

  • Publish Date: 2016-02-19
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Dustin W. Benge
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Sweetly Set on God introduces readers to the life and journal writings of David Brainerd (1718-1747), best remembered for his missionary work among the American Indians. Dustin Benge begins by presenting the events of Brainerd's short life and the intense personal spiritual piety that undergirded his pioneering missionary work. Then, in fifty-one excerpts drawn from Brainerd's journal, readers will discover his evangelical humiliation, his understanding that God had altered his sinful human nature, his sensitivity to sin, and his holiness of life. Read this book and come to view Brainerd as Jonathan Edwards, his biographer, did: as 'a remarkable instance of true and eminent Christian piety in heart and practice.'

Table of Contents:
The Piety of David Brainerd - Dustin W. Benge
Section One: Hungering and Thirsting after Righteousness
1. Seeking Assurance
2. The Insufficiency of All Duties
3. A New Inward Apprehension
4. Full Assurance of His Favor
5. Hungering and Thirsting
Section Two: May I Daily Be More and More Conformed to Thee
6. Humble and Resigned to God
7. A Sweet Day Coming
8. Farewell, Vain World
9. Christian Friends
10. Incessant Prayer
Section Three: I Must Be Dependent on God
11. Sweet Comfort
12. Friends
13. Conformed to God
14. Weaned from the World
Section Four: Distressed for the Interest of Zion
15. The Eternal World
16. Spiritual Conflicts
17. Access to the Throne of Grace
18. Go Forth after God
Section Five: The Important Trust Committed to Me
19. Mortification of Sin
20. Sweet Repose and Rest in God
21. Improvement of All Time
22. I'll Go to Immortality
23. My Soul Breathed after God
24. Spiritual Deadness
25. Oh, for Divine Grace!
26. Sweet Meditations
27. Dead to the World
28. Vile and Unworthy
29. Ordination
Section Six: Much Assisted in Preaching
30. Bow the Heavens
31. Lift Up My Heart
32. Assisted in Preaching
33. Rejoicing Soul
34. Perfect in Holiness
35. A Sweet, Melting Season
Section Seven: God Has Inclined Their Hearts to Hear
36. Better than Life
37. A Sweet Season
38. Obtaining Help from God
39. Sweet and Solemn Frame
40. Laboring for God
41. Comfortable Frame of Soul
42. Liberty in Prayer
43. Prayer Turned to Praise
44. Heartless Frame of Mind
Section Eight: That God Might Be Glorified
45. Extreme Weakness
46. Freedom in Devotion
47. Begging Deliverance
48. Exceeding Precious
49. Centered in God
50. The Burden of All My Cry
51. Sweetly Set on God

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