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Thomas Brooks

Thomas Brooks (1608 - 1680)

Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Thomas Brooks in text and pdf format. Much of what is known about Thomas Brooks has been ascertained from his writings. Born, likely to well-to-do parents, in 1608, Brooks entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1625, where he was preceded by such men as Thomas Hooker, John Cotton, and Thomas Shepard. He was licensed as a preacher of the Gospel by 1640. Before that date, he appears to have spent a number of years at sea, probably as a chaplain with the fleet.

After the conclusion of the First English Civil War, Thomas Brooks became minister at Thomas Apostle's, London, and was sufficiently renowned to be chosen as preacher before the House of Commons on December 26, 1648. His sermon was afterwards published under the title, 'God's Delight in the Progress of the Upright', the text being Psalm 44:18: 'Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from Thy way'. Three or four years afterwards, he transferred to St. Margaret's, Fish-street Hill, London. In 1662, he fell victim to the notorious Act of Uniformity, but he appears to have remained in his parish and to have preached as opportunity arose. Treatises continued to flow from his pen.[3]

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Your spots and blots
      "The Lord our righteousness." Jeremiah 23:6 "They are without fault before the throne of God." Rev. 14:5 Weak hearts are apt to sit down troubled and discouraged, when they look upon that body of sin which is in them, and those imperfections ... read more

Your unworthiness and unfitness
      The apostle Paul tells you of some monstrous miscreants who were unrighteous, fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, extortioners; and yet these monsters of mankind, through the infinite goodness and free ... read more

Zeuxis died laughing at the picture of an old woman
      As the life of man is very short, so it is very uncertain. Now healthy—now sick! Alive this hour—and dead the next! Death does not always give warning beforehand; sometimes he gives the mortal blow suddenly; he comes behind with his dart, and stri ... read more

'God' stamped and printed upon the soul
      Christians! Your happiness on earth is your holiness; and in heaven your highest happiness will be your perfect holiness. Holiness differs nothing from happiness—but in name. Holiness is happiness in the bud, and happiness is holiness at the full. ... read more

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