Rejoicing in the Lord Jesus in all Cases and Conditions (Asty)

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Soli Deo Gloria Publications

We place too high a premium on the condition of our bodies, and therefore place too low a premium on the salvation of our souls. Puritan Robert Asty reminds us that we are to rejoice in the Lord Jesus no matter what the circumstances are in which the Lord may place us. In explaining Habakkuk 3:17-18, Asty probes the soul to uncover causes for darkness and discouragement in the lives of God's people. This thoroughly biblical battle plan for combating the foe of spiritual discouragement helps against the assaults of darkness for both newborn saints and seasoned pilgrims.


Table of Contents:

  1. The Lord Jesus Christ the Ground of the Joy and Rejoicing of Believers
  2. The Possibility and Advantage of a Believer Knowing That He Has an Interest in Christ So That He May Rejoice in Him
  3. Considerations as to the Reasons for Some Believers Being in Darkness Concerning Their Interest in Christ Jesus
  4. Earnest Directions to a Believer While in the Dark Concerning His Interest in Christ Jesus
  5. How Believers May Know That They Have an Interest in the Lord Jesus Christ
  6. Some Considerations to Encourage Believers to Rejoice in the Lord Jesus Christ
  7. Particular Directions as to Rejoicing in the Lord Jesus Christ in Every Condition

Appendix 1: A Sermon on Colossians 1:5 – The Hope of the Saints in Heaven

Appendix 2: A Sermon on Romans 8:1 – A Christian’s Freedom From Condemnation in Christ 



Richard Asty (1642-1681)was born in Stratford, England. He established a school at Dedham about the year 1663 where he taught for the next ten years. In 1668 he married Lydia Sammes and they bore seven children. Asty undertook the preaching ministry in 1672 and was called to the pastorate at Norwich in 1674 where he labored until his death on October 14, 1682. This is his best known work. It was first published in 1683, then again in 1901 and 1990. This is a completely retypeset edition of the 1683 edition. Included are two additional sermons: "The Hope of the Saints in Heaven" and A Christian's Freedom from Condemnation in Christ."