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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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So blind, so deaf, so dumb, so lame, so dead
      The holy Christian is the greatest miracle. He can tell you that he was so blind—but now God has given him eyes to see sin to be the greatest evil; and Christ to be the choicest good. He can tell you that once he was so deaf—that though God c ... read more

So exceeding angry with himself
      "Then you will defile your idols overlaid with silver and your images covered with gold; you will throw them away like a menstrual cloth and say to them—Away with you!" Isaiah 30:22 The true penitent is not so exceeding angry with himself for ... read more

So foul a hag
      There are very many who lie in wait to deceive, corrupt, and poison your minds with God-dishonoring, Christ-denying, conscience-wasting, and soul-damning opinions, principles, and blasphemies. I have read of one who boasted and gloried in this, ... read more

Soberly, righteously, and godly
      ("Touchstone of Sincerity") "Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world." Titus 2:12 These words contain the sum of a Christian's duty. To live soberly t ... read more

Soldiers, strangers, travelers, pilgrims
      "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said—Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5 The believing Hebrews had been plundered of all they had in this world, Heb. ... read more

Some Delilah
      God cures David of adultery, by killing his endeared child. There is some Delilah—some darling, some beloved sin or other—that a Christian's calling, condition, constitution, or temptations—leads him to play with, and to hug in his own bosom. As ... read more

Soul-killing plots, devices, stratagems & machinations!
      "Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices." 2 Corinthians 2:11 Christ, the Scripture, your own hearts, and Satan's devices, are the four prime things that should be first and most studied and sear ... read more

      Saving faith is soul-softening, it is soul-mollifying. Peter believes soundly—and weeps bitterly. Mary Magdalene believes much—and weeps much. Faith sets . . . a wounded Christ, a bruised Christ, a despised Christ, a pierced Christ, ... read more

      "And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself just as He is pure." 1 John 3:3 True hope is soul-purifying. It runs out into holiness. He who has the purest and strongest hopes of being saved, is most studious and laborious to be sanc ... read more

      The riches of Christ are soul-satisfying riches. Oh those riches of grace and goodness that are in Christ —how do they satisfy the souls of sinners! A pardon does not more satisfy a condemned man, nor bread the hungry man, nor drink the ... read more

Spiritual vomit
      "He who covers his sins shall not prosper; but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy." Prov. 28:13 True penitential confession is joined with reformation. That confession of sin which carries forgiveness of sin with it, is atte ... read more

Spit out the sweet morsels of sin
      "When He comes, He will convict the world about sin." John 16:8 A man never comes . . . to see his sins, nor to be sick of his sins, nor to loathe his sins, nor to arraign his sins, nor to condemn his sins, nor to judge himse ... read more

Splendida peccata
      O sirs, all our pious works and services must be wrought . . . from God, for God, in God, and according to God— or else they will be but splendida peccata—splendid sins! ... read more

Stone him to death!
      "If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, 'Let us go and worship other gods (gods that neither you nor your fathers have known, gods of the peoples around you, ... read more

Stop confronting us with the Holy One of Israel!
       "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty!" Isaiah 6:3 Certainly there is nothing which renders God so formidable and dreadful to unholy people—as His holiness does. "Leave this way, get off this path—and stop confronting us with the Holy One o ... read more

Strangers and pilgrims
      "To God's elect, strangers in the world," 1 Peter 1:1 This world is a wilderness, and believers, as pilgrims and strangers, must pass through it to their heavenly Canaan. "For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the c ... read more

Such a friend
      "There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24 Such a friend is Christ. He is so a friend to every one of His people—as if He were a friend to none besides. Christ is . . . an omnipotent friend; an omniscient friend; ... read more

Such a smoke in the soul
      A man may have true grace and yet lack assurance, and this may arise from that smoke and clouds, those fears and doubts which corruption raises in the soul. Just so, that the soul cannot see those excellent graces which otherwise might be discerne ... read more

Such a wretch you would have been!
      "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness." Jeremiah 31:3 There are but few upon whom God bestows His saving love. Tell me, are not the gifts which Christ has given you—rare gifts? What would you have be ... read more

Such gnats as these
      "Oh cleanse me from secret faults." Psalm 19:12 An unsound heart may mourn for great sins—which make great wounds in his conscience and credit, and which leave a great blot upon his name, or that waste or rot his body, or destroy his estate, or ... read more

Such guilty, filthy, and polluted souls!
      "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slander ... read more

Such lessons!
      "Blessed is the man You chasten, O Lord, the man You teach from Your law." Psalm 94:12 All the chastening in the world, without divine teaching, will never make a man blessed. That man who finds correction attended with instruction, and lashing w ... read more

Suffering times
      "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven!" Matthew 5:11-12. Suffering times are times wherein the Lord is pleased ... read more

Sweet honey out of the bitterest herbs
      "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 Consider that all your afflictions, troubles, and trials shall work for your good. Why then should you fr ... read more

Sweet poisons!
      "I will give You all these things—if You will fall down and worship me." Matthew 4:9 Satan presents the world in such a dress, and in such a garb, as to ensnare the soul, and to win the affection of the soul. He represents the world to them in ... read more

Sweeten all your bitters
      "We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28. When a man's heart is once sanctified, then all things are sanctified to him. O sirs! this is so gr ... read more

Sweetened with three ingredients
      "The cup which My Father has given Me—shall I not drink it?" John 18:11 Never did bridegroom go with more cheerfulness to be married to his bride—than our Lord Jesus went to His cross! Though the cup which the Father put into Christ's hand w ... read more

Take heed of the witch
      "For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now I tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ; whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is their shame—who mind earthly things." Philip ... read more

Tears have a voice
      "The Lord has heard the voice of my weeping." Psalm 6:8 Tears have a voice. God has an eye as well upon a man's tears—as upon his prayers. Penitent tears are divine ambassadors, which never return from the throne of grace without answers ... read more

Tears have a voice
      "The Lord has heard the voice of my weeping. "Psalm 6:8 Sometimes a penitent man's eyes will in some way tell what his tongue can in no way utter. Many times the penitent is better at weeping, than he is at speaking. Tears have a voice, and a ... read more

Tears have tongues
      "The Lord has heard the voice of my weeping." Psalm 6:8 Tears are not mutes. Tears have a voice. Tears have tongues. Tears can speak. There is no prayer compared to those which secret tears make in the ears of God. Tears make the most f ... read more

That dead man or dead woman
      ("A Believer's Last Day, His Best Day") "When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge!" Prov. 14:32 We should lament over that dead man or dead woman . . . whom hell harbors, whom the ... read more

That golden devil
      "Covetousness, which is idolatry." Colossians 3:5 Judas' life was as fair and as free from spots and blots as the lives of any of the apostles; no scandalous sin was to be found upon him. But that golden devil 'covetousness' was his sin—and ... read more

That immortal bird!
      As the mercy of God is infinite towards the elect— so the justice of God is infinite towards the reprobate in hell. The reprobate shall have . . . punishment without pity, misery without mercy, sorrow without support, crying without compass ... read more

That rich and royal robe
      "I desire to be found in Christ, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith." Phil. 3:9 Paul would not be found in a legal righte ... read more

That white devil!
      While the disciples were healing diseases and casting out demons, the proud white devil was a-stirring in their own souls; as is evident by that gentle rebuke which our Savior gives them in Luke 10:20, "Don't rejoice that the spirits submit to y ... read more

That wise and skillful physician
      God's wisdom so tempers and orders all afflictions, crosses, and losses—as to make them work kindly and sweetly for our good. God is that wise and skillful physician, who can turn . . . poison into cordials, diseases into remedies, crosses ... read more

The baits which these men bite at
      There are three things in a holy heart, which strongly incline it to persevere when all outward encouragements fail. The first is a forcible principle—divine love. The second is a mighty aid—the Spirit of God. The third is a high aim—the glory ... read more

The beauty and glory of a Christian
      Holiness will render you most beautiful and amiable. As holiness is the beauty of God, and the beauty of angels —so it is the beauty and glory of a Christian also. Holiness casts such a beauty upon man, as makes him very amiable and desirable. ... read more

The bent of the needle
      "No one who lives in Him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen Him or known Him." 1 John 3:6 A trade, a course of sin—is inconsistent with a state of grace. The best saints have sadly miscarried as to particular action ... read more

The best armor against evil lusts
      "Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against You." Psalm 119:11 David hides the word in his heart as a treasure—that he might not lose it; and as a rule—that he might not transgress against it. The law of God kept close in the ... read more

The best means to mortify sin
      "Therefore, put to death whatever in you is worldly: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry." Colossians 3:5 While a darling sin lives and keeps the throne in the heart, grace and holiness will be kept exce ... read more

The best of saints are sinners
      A child of God may slip into a sin—as a sheep may slip into the mire. But he does not, and cannot wallow in sin—as the swine wallows in the mire. The best of saints are sinners, though the worst and weakest of saints do not indulge sin or cherish ... read more

The best way to be holy
      "Turn to the Lord with weeping and with mourning." Joel 2:12 The best way to be holy is to accuse, indict, arraign, and condemn yourself for your unholiness. Greatly lament and mourn over your own unholiness, over your own wickedness. The ... read more

The best way to be preserved from falling into hell
      "Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels!" Matthew 25:41 The sinner's delight here is momentary; that which torments hereafter is perpetual. The best way to be preserved from falling ... read more

The bond of iniquity
      "I perceive that you are in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity." Acts 8:23 If you would arm and fence yourselves against sin, then look upon sin as the soul's bonds. Iniquity is a chain, a bond. Now, bonds and chains gall t ... read more

The book of life
      "And another book was opened, which is the book of life." Revelation 20:12 The names of the elect are written in the book of life. They do not obtain salvation by chance, but were elected of God to eternal life and happiness before the found ... read more

The bridge which leads to the paradise of God
      If God is a believer's portion, then never let a believer be afraid to die, or unwilling to die. Let those be afraid to die—who have only this world for their portion here, and hell for their portion hereafter. But let not a saint be afraid of de ... read more

The bulls-eye
      "For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord." Romans 14:7-8. A genuine Christian ordinarily h ... read more

The chief
      "My Beloved is white and ruddy, the chief among ten thousand." Song of Songs 5:10 Christ is the chief good. All good is in the chief good. Christ is all things to Christians. He is . . . bread to feed them, a fountain to refresh them ... read more

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