Tracy's note: chapter 1 of this treatise may seem hard to read, but be assured that the rest of the treatise is not. It is DEEP. It may take you a little while to get used to the rich writing--at first it may seem a hinderance, but the meaningful words and concepts are a strength--they WILL minister to you, don't give up. I print out a few chapters at a time and place them where I can read them at my leisure. I mark them up and when I finish them I print out more. The Holy Ghost WILL minister understanding to your soul as you labour in the word and in doctrine. This is an AWESOME treatise. [Updates: (1) Those who have issues that they are trying to overcome may wish to see "The Deliverance Series" (2) When mortifying, never think that you can do it all on your own and in your own strength. Put bounds on yourself, yes (including cutting out television for ever), but thinking that you are strong enough and powerful enough to do all that needs to be done is dangerous--I learned that the hard way. A person can become like a Catholic trying to do rituals and good deeds and expecting God to do things the way that that person thinks things are to work out. We must always remember our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we must pray, read his word, work (information about the work lifestyle on the Deliverance Series page--we sit down to much and are too lazy our lives are not filled with real work), and do good.]
MORTIFICATION OF SIN IN BELIEVERS;
THE NECESSITY, NATURE, AND MEANS OF IT:
WITH A RESOLUTION OF SUNDRY CASES OF CONSCIENCE THEREUNTO BELONGING.
BY JOHN OWEN, D.D.,
A SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE WORK OF THE GOSPEL.
Chapter I - the foundation of the whole ensuing discourse laid in Romans 8:13
Chapter II - the principal assertion concerning the necessity of mortification proposed.
Chapter III - The Spirit the only author of this work
Chapter IV - The vigour and comfort of our spiritual lives depend on our mortification.
Chapter V - The principal intendment of the whole discourse proposed
Chapter VI - The mortification of sin in particular described
Chapter VII - General rules, without which no lust will be mortified
Chapter VIII - Universal sincerity
Chapter IX - Consider the dangerous symptoms of any lust
Chapter X - The guilt, the danger, and the evil of sin.
Chapter XI - Five directions
Chapter XII - Thoughtfulness of the excellency of the majesty of God.
Chapter XIII - Precautions against false peace
Chapter XIV - The necessity of faith on Christ.