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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,… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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

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 been proclaimed, and… Read More

Joshua 21:44 “And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand.” Judges 6:1 “And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.” 1 Chronicles 16:31 “Let the… Read More

Genesis 31:9 “Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.” Psalms 104:21 “The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.” Daniel 6:22 “My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.”… Read More

Numbers 23:19 “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Isaiah 14:24 “The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:” Isaiah 46:10-11 “Declaring… Read More

(Psalms 33:11) “The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.” (Psalms 139:16) “Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” (Isaiah 37:26) “Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed… Read More

(Genesis 37:28) “Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.” (Genesis 45:5) “Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.” (1 Kings 22:28) “And Micaiah said, If thou return at… Read More

God’s Purpose Includes All Things Future (Psalms 22:18) “They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.” (Psalms 34:19-20) “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.” (Daniel 2:28) “But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in… Read More

Predestination (Psalms 139:16) “Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” (Acts 2:23) “Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:” (Acts 4:27-28) “For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on June 13, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” (Hebrews 2:14-15) No man has ever… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on June 24, 1860, by J. C. Philpot —————————— “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous for good works.” (Titus 2:14) —————————— There is a common, and, if true, a very serious objection brought against the distinguishing truths of the gospel—what are commonly called the “doctrines of grace”; which is, that they… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on Oct. 18, 1857, by J. C. Philpot —————————— “My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distill as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass.” (Deuteronomy 32:2) —————————— Forty years were the children of Israel sentenced to wander in the wilderness as a justly deserved punishment for their unbelief, rebellion, and disobedience. Provoked… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on Oct. 4, 1857, by J. C. Philpot “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7) Every Christian who is at all acquainted with his own heart is conscious of possessing two distinct sets of feelings. He feels, for instance, that there dwell in him anger, pride, self-righteousness, carnality, worldly-mindedness,… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stanford, on May 2, 1851, by J. C. Philpot —————————— “Giving thanks unto the Father, who has made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. For he has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.” (Colossians 1:12-13) —————————— True religion must be everything or nothing with us. In religion, indifference… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on July 14, 1844, by J. C. Philpot “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory.” (1 Cor. 2:7) Every true minister of the gospel is “a steward of the mysteries of God;” as the Apostle declares (1 Cor. 4:1), “Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on November 15, 1857, by J. C. Philpot “O God, you are my God; early will I seek you– my soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land, where there is no water; to see your power and your glory, so as I have seen you in the sanctuary.” (Psalm 63:1-2) Every saint of God is blessed with faith,… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on July 9, 1843, by J. C. Philpot “But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound, that as sin has reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:20-21) The origin of evil has puzzled and baffled the acutest minds that ever existed; and no doubt it will continue to perplex and baffle the mind… Read More

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on July 25, 1869, by J. C. Philpot “What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on Feb. 3, 1861, by J. C. Philpot “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh– that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans… Read More

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on July 9, 1865, by J. C. Philpot —————————— “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though come strange thing happened unto you; but rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed you may be glad also with exceeding joy.” (1 Peter 4:12-13) —————————— What various, what strange ideas most… Read More

The subject matter that we want to look at in this study is this: Is it God’s will that many people remain spiritually deaf and blind? Is it God’s will that many people remain ignorant of the true Gospel of salvation? Is it God’s will that many people remain in the sinful state in which they were born? We want to investigate this question, because most people believe that God loves everybody… Read More

True knowledge revealed and defined in the Gospel, which is the power of God unto salvation, is the means which God uses to save His people and secure them in His fellowship (Romans 1:16-17). It is this truth revealed that God uses to glorify Himself in our hearts, to exalt Christ and give Him all the pre-eminence and to exclude all ground of boasting in ourselves (2 Corinthians 4:6). What do those… Read More

Never scarce in all my life did I, under God the Spirit, labour under a doctrine of Scripture more than the one just below. If you observe, therein is included all that is or ever was known of experienced Christianity since the creation of the world. Therein you will observe lukewarmness, and rebellion, and all manner of things, good and bad, equally cut at or supported. The text is this: “Epaphras, who… Read More

Ah, how many tongues, from hearts as hard as stone, pronounce this word! How many tongues as cold as lead in the sight of God, from the death in nature, prate of Jesus Christ! How many of the elect also are but little aware as yet of the hidden, and green, and heavenly life in that Tree of Salvation, Jesus Christ! “In the midst of the street of the city, and on… Read More

But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you; but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. – 1 John 2:27 Depend upon it, that the use of outward ordinances, though very good in themselves, so far as they… Read More

“Now, he who hath sealed us is God.” (2nd Corinthians 1:22) How many different exemplifications, explanations, and opinions have I seen concerning the doctrine of sealing. And empty opinions they only in general seem. For I believe that sealing is the keystone in the great arch of saving religion. It is the secret of the Lord. (Psalm 25:14) It is the mysterious signet. It is the living joint and bands whereby celestial… Read More

Many people think that if a person’s religion will stand the crucible of death it must needs be a good one. Say they, “Give us a religion to die by”; which, as a test infallibly to try truth and falsehood in religion by, will not universally hold. I have been led to consider this by reading the triumphant and happy obituaries in the Methodist Magazine; and I am well persuaded that persons… Read More

As I never set myself up that I was a preacher, I shall, as a private Christian, nevertheless, venture on the following exposition, the latter interpretation therein having flashed in my mind in a moment on a certain day. “If anything be revealed to another that sitteth by,” let wise men judge. (I Cor. 14:30) It is concerning the meaning of God’s “hired servants”, which the prodigal son prayed to be made… Read More

“Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth,” Romans 10:4 The obedience required by the law He has given, the satisfaction for sin, which it demanded, He has presented on behalf of His Church and people. Each one is brought by the Holy Ghost to confess: “In the Lord have I righteousness and strength,” Isaiah 45:24. The Word declares, for the comfort of all who hunger… Read More

The Name of God is the manifestation of His gracious character, covenant relationship, and glorious perfections. Look at it as revealed to Moses’ heart, and sounded in his ears, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity arid transgression and sin, and that will bv no means clear the guilty” (Ex. 34:6-7). The Name of God is the unfolding… Read More

“I love my wife.” Nowhere do we see the love of Christ to His church set forth so fully as in the case of Adam’s love to Eve. He was the figure of the Coming One–the Last Adam. The popular notion is that Eve beguiled Adam. Eve did nothing of the kind. Satan beguiled her by throwing the dust of fleshly expectancy in her eyes and allured her into transgression against, and… Read More

The believer’s relationship to the law of God has been a long debated subject and a point of division among those who claim to believe the Gospel. Some claim that God’s law is the believer’s rule of conduct and obedience. Their opponents accuse them of being legalists. Others deny that God’s law is the believer’s rule of conduct and obedience. Their opponents accuse them of being antinomians (without law). Some claim that… Read More

When we studied Christ’s mediatorial office as king, we listed His duties as king. They were as follows: A. To bring all of God’s elect, all who He redeemed, into the kingdom (John 17:2; John 6:37-40; John 10:16). As our King He sovereignly brings us under the sound of the Gospel and sends the Holy Spirit to give us life and bring us to faith and repentance (John 14:26; John 15:26; John… Read More

The relationship that the Lord Jesus Christ has to His people is described in the Bible in many ways. One of the most beautiful is that of a shepherd to his sheep. This title in some way describes and includes all of His mediatorial offices. Consider the following: (1) His office as Priest is included as described in John 10 — John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth… Read More

The kingly office of Christ is a mediatorial kingship which is the result of His fulfilling His priestly office and duties as our Representative, Substitute and Surety. As God absolutely considered, He is and always has been king by nature. God the Son has always had right of dominion over all His creatures as He is God. This is His sovereign right of lordship as the second Person of the Triune Godhead,… Read More

In Hebrews 7:24-25, the Apostle Paul continues his arguments showing the vast superiority of Christ’s priesthood and sacrifice over the Old Covenant priesthood and sacrifice. The Old Covenant priests were many. Their death proves the limited nature of their priesthood and of the whole Mosaic Economy. “But this (man) …” this Priest–Christ’s eternality and immutability insures the same for His Priesthood. This gives believers comfort and security as explained in verse 25…. Read More

In Hebrews we are exhorted to “consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus” (Hebrews 3:1). We considered Christ our Apostle, our Prophet who reveals the wisdom and knowledge of God to His people. Now we will consider Christ our High Priest. We have studied Christ as our Representative, Substitute, Surety, Redeemer and Savior. These are all mediatorial offices He performed in fulfillment of His priesthood. The Epistle to… Read More

We have been studying the mediatorial offices of Christ, especially the offices that relate to His priesthood. His office in general is that of Mediator, the one Mediator between God and men. There are three main branches of His mediatorial office — PROPHET, PRIEST, and KING. All of His offices and titles fall under these three. The case and condition of the people whom the Father had given Him to redeem required… Read More

As the one Mediator between God and men, it was necessary that God the Son be our Savior. To be our Savior, it was necessary that He be our Redeemer, for it is by redemption that Christ saves His people from their sins. It is to these two specific mediatorial offices that the Apostle Paul appeals as His ground of assurance in Titus. We who believe should expect final glory in heaven,… Read More

One of the main branch offices of Christ’s mediatorial work, specifically His priestly office, is as the Testator of the covenant of grace. The covenant of grace of which Christ is the Mediator bears the name and has the nature of a will and testament. This is why our Lord when referring to the New Covenant, which is the establishment in time of the everlasting covenant of grace, sometimes called it the… Read More

The suretyship of Christ is a branch of His mediatorial office. As you know Christ is called the Mediator of the Covenant (Hebrews 8:6; 9:15; 12:24). Here He is called the Surety of the covenant. In the last lesson we learned of His representative headship in which He engaged to represent all whom the Father had given Him before the foundation of the world and act on their behalf. In this capacity,… Read More

It was God’s purpose to glorify Himself in the salvation of a multitude of sinners chosen out of Adam’s fallen race through Christ as Mediator. God the Father in the everlasting covenant of grace invested God the Son with the office of Mediator. God the Son agreed to act in official subordination to the Father for the purpose of fulfilling the Father’s will so that all the perfections of Deity would be… Read More

There are three reference points of truth revealed in Scripture that enable us to seek after, find, trust, and rest in the true Christ, the true Mediator, as opposed to counterfeits. The first was the everlasting covenant of grace, and this reveals to our minds the appointment of Christ to be our Mediator and the purpose for which He was appointed to be the Mediator. Here we see how God the Father… Read More

1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” One of the first things God reveals of Himself is that He is ONE God. There is only one true God, and our God is one God. This great truth has always been central to a right relationship between God… Read More

Luke 18:11-13 “The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I THANK THEE, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I FAST twice in the week, I GIVE tithes of all that I possess.’ And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, ‘God be merciful unto me… Read More

A Study Of Genesis 3:1-7 This study is concerned with what actually happened when Adam fell in the Garden of Eden as recorded in Genesis 3. A wise man once said something to the effect that if a person is “wrong on the fall, they are wrong on it all.” In essence, this is true. But before we go to Genesis 3, let’s first consider the effects of Adam’s fall as recorded… Read More

One thing clearly established and revealed in God’s Word is the fact that if any sinner is going to be saved, recovered, brought back into fellowship with God, it must be by God’s free and sovereign grace. If not, no sinner will be saved. The Bible says plainly in Ephesians 2:8-9 — “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not… Read More

Salvation By Grace Completed God’s people know that all of salvation, which includes our preservation, perseverance and final glorification, is conditioned on Christ our Surety according to God’s promise. We know the only true God who made the promise of eternal life conditioned on Christ, and we know the only true Christ who merited for us all grace here and all glory hereafter. We are fully persuaded that what God has promised,… Read More

God’s Grace Sovereignly Applied Invincible, irresistible, efficacious grace, or effectual calling, is the blessed fact that all whom God had predestinated unto life, all whom He had chosen from the beginning in Divine election, and all for whom Christ obeyed the law and died on the cross, making an atonement for them, must in time be brought from condemnation into the blessed state of justification and salvation. When we speak of effectual… Read More

God’s Provision Of Grace In Christ The doctrines of God’s sovereign grace revealed in the Gospel are revealed to establish in the minds of sinners the first principles of grace — what we do not know and recognize by nature. The doctrine of TOTAL DEPRAVITY or INABILITY is revealed to show us we deserve God’s wrath because of sin and to show us our need of free grace and of a righteousness… Read More

On standing on any high hill in this world, where a view is commanded over the adjacent country to any great extent, to a contemplative mind, under God’s grace alone, there are many diversified feelings to rush, and ebb, and flow to and fro, at times, which appear to be profitable. “The scene that here lies stretched before me”, says the spiritual beholder of such a prospect, “is a fit emblem of… Read More