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Monthly Archives: June 2007

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…” (Romans 8:1) We here touch a vital and profound truth. Rich and accumulative as the passages are which offer their aid in its elucidation, we despair of conveying to other than a mind experimentally acquainted with the truth itself, anything like an adequate representation of the imposing magnitude and glory of the condition. To be in Christ may really… Read More

If I measure a crooked wall with a perfect plumb line, it reveals the crookedness of the wall, but does not remove it. If I take out a bright light on a dark night, it reveals to me all the pitfalls and hindrances, but it does not remove them. Now the plumb line and the lamp do not create the evils which they point out. They neither create nor remove, but simply… Read More

Preached on Thursday Evening, June 10th, 1841, at Zoar Chapel, London, by J. C. Philpot “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him.” (Psalm 91:15) In the words of the text, we find a promise given in them, or rather a declaration which is sealed with a promise—”He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him.” I. The DECLARATION– “He shall call upon me.” But who is “he?” Unless… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on July 7, 1844, by J. C. Philpot “Look unto Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:22) When in a solemn moment of spiritual meditation, and such, through mercy, we sometimes have we take a review of what has passed through our hearts, dropped from our lips or occupied our minds, during any… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on May 2, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10) Multitudes of… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on September 22, 1867, by J. C. Philpot “Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity. Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry: And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.” (Psalm 106:43-45) The children of Israel were, as you well know, a… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on Thursday Evening, July 17, 1845, by J. C. Philpot “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.” (Psalm 42:5) There is something singularly tender and touching in the enquiry that David here makes of his own soul. He addresses it as the faithful… Read More

Preached at Trinity Chapel, on Thursday evening, August 22, 1846, by J. C. Philpot “Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?” (Jeremiah 15:12) Some people object very much to the use of figures in preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. They say that the truths of the gospel need no such illustration; that the use of natural figures tends rather to carnalize and debase such glorious subjects than to cast… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on August 30, 1846, by J. C. Philpot “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” (2 Timothy 3:5) Writing to his beloved son, Timothy, Paul in this Epistle tells him that “in the last days perilous times shall come.” But why should “the last days” be so particularly “perilous?” He says, “For men shall be lovers of their own selves,… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, on April 2nd, 1854, by J. C. Philpot. “To appoint unto those who mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:3) In speaking this morning upon the testimony of Jesus Christ,… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, Oakham, on Tuesday Evening, October 4, 1864, by J. C. Philpot “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” (1 Thessalonians 2:13) Let us with God’s help… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on Thursday Evening, July 25, 1844, by J. C. Philpot “O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.” (Isaiah 38:16) The words I have just read, some of you may remember, are a part of “the writing” that King Hezekiah penned after “he was recovered of that… Read More

The title of this study is “Golgotha”. We are going to look at what happened at Golgotha. To make a long story short, the Lord Jesus was brought before the Sanhedrin, He was falsely accused of blasphemy, and He was brought before Pilate who under pressure from the Jews condemned Him to death. Then He was led to the hill called Golgotha to be crucified. We read in Matthew 27: Matthew 27:33… Read More

Acts 10:1 Ver. 1. There was a certain man in Caesarea,…. This was the Caesarea formerly called Strato’s tower, not Caesarea Philippi; for the former, and not the latter, lay near Joppa: called Cornelius; which was a Roman name, and he himself was a Roman or an Italian: a centurion of the band called the Italian band; which consisted of soldiers collected out of Italy, from whence the band took its name,… Read More

Preached at Allington, on August 9, 1840, by J. C. Philpot “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto you do well that you take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns, and the day star arises in your hearts.” (2 Peter 1:19) Many people are of opinion that had they lived in the times of the apostles, had they seen what… Read More

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on Sunday morning, August 3rd, 1856, by J. C. Philpot “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, who is the Head, even Christ.” (Ephesians 4:14-15)… Read More

Preached on July 31, 1853, at Eden Street Chapel, by J. C. Philpot “Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.” (1 Corinthians 3:12-13) Paul preached a free-grace gospel. The sovereign, free,… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 8, 1849, by J. C. Philpot. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) The child of God seems to me often to resemble a benighted traveler. He has left his home, and is struggling onward to a certain destination. He is surrounded on every side… Read More

The title of this study is: “This is Jesus the King of the Jews.” The Lord Jesus Christ was captured in the Garden of Gethsemane. From there He was led to Annas, and then to Caiaphas, and then before the Sanhedrin, and then to Pontius Pilate, and then to Herod, and then again to Pontius Pilate. And all this happened before about 8 O’clock on Friday morning. Everyone had to get up… Read More

The prophet Isaiah asked the question every enlightened child of God wonders at. “Who hath believed our report?” When those that know the Truth consider what men believe ( and what they once believed ), they stand amazed at the lunacy of the human race. Men will believe a lie before they will believe the truth. Their darkened minds will embrace nonsense with such conviction as to rest the salvation of their… Read More

There are many lies being told about our Lord that are, to the damnation of men’s soul, believed by most. There is, however, one big lie that is more unanimously believed then all the others. It is a universally accepted fact that man has a free will. Men pride themselves in believing that they are able to override the power of God with this all powerful “free will”. This lie claims that… Read More

Preached at Zion Baptist Chapel, on Wednesday evening, March 31st, 1847, by J. C. Philpot. “Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even to Him shall men come; and all who are incensed against Him shall be ashamed. In the Lord, shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.” (Isaiah 45:24-25) The Scripture abounds with testimonies to the essential deity of the Lord Jesus… Read More

Do you believe, with one hundred percent certainty that you are saved? Now before we cause more unbelief and lack of assurance than already exist, let us considers the premise of that question. I hope you are saying; ‘Well I thought I was until you ask that question.’ The truth is, it is a bad question. The honest soul will have nothing but doubts trying to answer it. Knowing their own capacity… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled: “God’s Work in You – Part 1” The scripture text is from Philippians 1:1-6, and the audio is 39 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled: “God’s Work in You – Part 2” The scripture text is from Philippians 1:6, and the audio is 39 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Preaching and Preachers” The scripture text is from Philippians 1:15-18 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Four Provisions of Grace” The scripture text is from Philippians 2:1 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

In John 17 we read what is known as the High Priestly Prayer of the Lord Jesus Christ. Why is it called the High Priestly Prayer? It is because this is the prayer that the Lord Jesus prayed to intercede for His people just before He went to the Garden of Gethsemane to endure the Atonement for their sins. We can see the shadow of this event in the Old Testament ceremonial… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Bill Parker titled “Christ, Humbled and Exalted” The scripture text that brother Bill is preaching from is Philippians 2:4-11 and the audio is 35 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “What is The Christian Life – Part 1” The scripture text is from Philippians 3:12-14 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “What is The Christian Life – Part 2” The scripture text is from Philippians 3:12-14 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

A sermon preached on June 20, 1841, by J. C. Philpot, at Zoar Chapel, London “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” (John 15:1-2) What a solemn season the evening of that night was, when the Lord of life and glory… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “The Christian Life – Part 3” The scripture text is from Philippians 3:12-19 and the audio is 39 minutes long.

Preached at Providence Chapel, Oakham, on June 13, 1865, by J. C. Philpot “He forgives all your iniquities, and heals all your diseases. He redeems your life from destruction, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies.” (Psalm 103:3-4) Whatever God does, whatever God has done, is for his own glory. No other object, end, or aim can such a glorious Being as the great self-existent I AM have, than his own… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “What is The Christian Life – Part 4” The scripture text is from Philippians 3:2-21 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

Preached at Zion Baptist Chapel, Bedworth, April 30, 1850, by J. C. Philpot. “O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with fair colors, and lay your foundations with sapphires. And I will make your windows of agates, and your gates of carbuncles, and all your borders of pleasant stones.” (Isaiah 54:11-12) Before is a promise made in the text to a certain personage, it… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, Oakham, on September 29, 1867, by J. C. Philpot “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.” (Deuteronomy 33:27) In the words of our text, I think we may observe four leading features– two statements, a promise, and a charge. The two statements are, I. “The eternal God is… Read More

This is an audio titled “Grace In Action” The scripture text is from Philippians 4:1-9 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 9, 1846, by J. C. Philpot “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:8-9) Perfection in Christ the Scriptures are full of; perfection in man the Scriptures know not. The… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on April 4, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be laid low—and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain—and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together—for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.” (Isaiah 40:4-5) We can have no doubt as to the… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “Well Pleasing To God” The scripture text is from Philippians 4:10-23 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

The question that is often asked me is: Why Go to Jeremiah? (2 Timothy 3:15) “Why would you study Jeremiah? It is SO depressing. Why not go to the New Testament where you can read all kinds of uplifting stories. If you want to preach about the Lord Jesus Christ, you need to preach Christ from the New Testament” Now, is that really so? If we look at the New Testament church… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on, March 1, 1862, by J. C. Philpot “Your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope.” (1 Thessalonians 1:3) When our blessed Lord rose from the dead and went up on high to appear in the presence of God for us, as our personal Representative and interceding High Priest, he “received gifts for men, yes, for the rebellious also, that the Lord… Read More

We have here in Revelation 12:7-12 a continuation of the first 6 verses in this chapter. What I mean to say is that we should see the sentences in Revelation 12 in a chronological sequence. This war in heaven follows the event of Ascension Day, in verse 5, when Christ was caught up unto God and unto His throne. Christ is on His throne, all the saints in heaven have had their… Read More

In the bible we see that God portrays the Devil as a great red dragon. This is just a symbol of the Devil, for the Devil is a spirit, and a spirit is invisible. But God portrays Satan as a great red dragon to warn us for his great power, and his wickedness, and his viciousness. Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having… Read More

In Revelation 12 the dragon, representing the Devil, tried to destroy the Christ child and has failed, we also see how the Devil has carried on a war for the possession of the Old Testament saints and has failed, and we can read how the Devil has tried to destroy the woman, representing the New Testament saints and has failed. And now, in this present time… The Dragon Makes War With the… Read More

In this article we will take a close look at the beast on which the woman is sitting. And so this name of this article is “The Mystery of the Beast”. The Woman and the City (Revelation 17:1-14, Matthew 5:14) Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of… Read More

A GREAT DECEPTION One of the most popular beliefs of the day is that God loves everybody, and the very fact that it is so popular vith all classes ought to be enough to arouse the suspicions of those who are subject to the Word of Truth. God’s love towards all His creatures is the favorite tenet of Universalists, Unitarians, Arminians, Theosophists, Christian Scientists, Spiritualists, Russellites, etc…. So widely has this dogma… Read More