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Monthly Archives: July 2007

The middle and latter end of the last century was a remarkable period. A chain of ministers, commencing with Whitefield, and embracing in its links Toplady, Berridge, Newton, Romaine, Huntington, and Hawker, extends itself down to our degenerate days. However differing in gifts, all these men were evidently taught by the same Spirit, and preached the same gospel. Toplady, like a lamp fed with spirit, flamed forth, blazed, and died, from shortness… Read More

For a sound, consistent, scriptural exposition of the word of God, no commentary, we believe, in any language can be compared with Dr. Gill’s. There may be commentaries on individual books of Scripture, which may surpass Dr. Gill’s in depth of research and fullness of exposition: and the great work from which Poole compiled his Synopsis may be more suitable to scholars and divines, as bringing together into one focus all the… Read More

We are requested by a correspondent to give our views on Romans 7: 2-3. “For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then, if while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband… Read More

The following article by A.W. Pink was taken from his book “The Holy Spirit” chapter 11. ——————————————————————————– We shall now confine ourselves to the initial operation of the Spirit within the elect of God. Different writers have employed the term “regeneration” with varying latitude: some restricting it unto a single act, others including the whole process by which one becomes a conscious child of God. This has hindered close accuracy of thought,… Read More

This question is one which is asked much more frequently in modern times since more Pastors are taking a hands off approach to Church correction. You are more likely to hear things like, ‘it’s a matter of Christian liberty, so use your individual conscience.’ In light of this attitude, it is possible that many Christians who smoke may have not even considered this an issue, or not even realized that it could… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on June 15, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on Feb. 17, 1861, by J. C. Philpot “But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us.” (2 Corinthians 1:9-10) We may admire Paul’s grace, stand amazed at the depth and… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on January 31, 1864, by J. C. Philpot “Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God– therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not.” (1 John 3:1) I think we may see four distinguishing features in our text– First, the wondrous love of God– “Behold, what manner of love the Father… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on January 20, 1861, by J. C. Philpot Bride: “Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you feed, where you make your flock to rest at noon– for why should I be as one that turns aside by the flocks of your companions?” Bridegroom: “If you do not know, O you fairest among women, go your way forth by the footsteps of the flock,… Read More

“While brother Joseph was referring to the provinces of God, I was led to reflect that there is no act, no principle, no power belonging to the Deity that is purely philosophical. The birth of the Saviour was as natural as are the births of our children; it was the result of natural action. He partook of flesh and blood – was begotten of his Father, as we were of our fathers.”… Read More

For God so Loved the World John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” A False interpretation of this verse goes like this: This verse is probably the best known verse in the Bible. It may also be the most misunderstood. God sent His Son Jesus into the world to providesalvation for all of… Read More

We intimated on the wrapper of our last October Number that it was in our mind to take up the above subject, as involving considerations hidden from the eyes of men of one idea, who only know what they have been taught by the precept of men, and as having also an important bearing on many points of divine truth. This pledge, therefore, we shall now attempt to redeem. Were it a… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on September 23, 1866, by J. C. Philpot “Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean– from all your filthiness, and from all your idols will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will… Read More

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) These were the words spoken by the apostle Peter before the Jewish Council. The Jewish Council had called Peter to answer the question, by whose power or authority he had healed a lame man at the temple. They had also forbidden him ever to speak in the… Read More

Preached on Thursday Evening, July 7th, 1842, at Zoar Chapel, London, by J. C. Philpot “Draw me; we will run after You.” (Solomon’s Song 1:4) If we look at the Song of Solomon we shall see in it different states and stages of divine experience. I believe we would be wrong if we considered that the Bride– who speaks in my text– was in one uniform state or stage of experience all… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 21, 1850, by J. C. Philpot “Exercise yourself unto godliness. For bodily exercise profits little—but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” (1 Timothy 4:7-8) Man has been called, and perhaps with some truth, a religious animal. Religion of some kind, at any rate, seems almost indispensable to his very existence;… Read More

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on June 8, 1862, by J. C. Philpot “What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:31-32) In this glorious and noble chapter (Romans 8), the apostle, as a… Read More

The Numbers in the Scriptures! (Do they Carry any Spiritual Significance?) by Tony Warren There are many Christians who think that when God put numbers in the Bible there was no spiritual significance to it, and neither should we apply any meaning to it other than the number itself. But even if we were to look at this issue superficially, we can readily see that there is some method and certain numerical… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “Our Consecration To Christ” The scripture text is from Leviticus 8 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “A New Beginning in Christ” The scripture text that is from Leviticus 9 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Man’s Ruin and God’s Remedy” The scripture text is from Leviticus 12 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Day of Atonement” The scripture text is from Leviticus 16:1-19 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Christ Our Scapegoat” The scripture text is from Leviticus 16:20-34 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Sanctify Yourselves” The scripture text is from Leviticus 20:1-9 and the audio is 37 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Christ is Altogether Lovely” The scripture text is from Leviticus 21 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “God’s Appointed Time” The scripture text is from Leviticus 23:1-44 and the audio is 32 minutes long.

“For there is no respect of persons with God.” Romans 2:11 Some object from hence, though without any reason, to the doctrine of particular election of certain persons to everlasting salvation. This passage respects matters of strict justice, and is a forensic expression relating to courts of judicature, where persons presiding are to have no regard to the faces of men, but do that which is strictly just between man and man;… Read More

“For there is no respect of persons with God.” Romans 2:11 Some object from hence, though without any reason, to the doctrine of particular election of certain persons to everlasting salvation. This passage respects matters of strict justice, and is a forensic expression relating to courts of judicature, where persons presiding are to have no regard to the faces of men, but do that which is strictly just between man and man;… Read More

To impute is to charge a thing upon a person whether guilty or not, as the circumstances hereafter are proved, or not. Thus Shimei intreated David, that he would not “impute iniquity to him” for some former transaction. {2 Samuel 19:19} And the apostle Paul {Romans 4:8} declares them blessed to whom the Lord “will not impute sin.” This is the general sense of imputation. But in the case of the imputed… Read More

To impute is to charge a thing upon a person whether guilty or not, as the circumstances hereafter are proved, or not. Thus Shimei intreated David, that he would not “impute iniquity to him” for some former transaction. {2 Samuel 19:19} And the apostle Paul {Romans 4:8} declares them blessed to whom the Lord “will not impute sin.” This is the general sense of imputation. But in the case of the imputed… Read More

It is a peculiar happiness to observe, that in matters of spiritual concern, the philosopher and ploughman (if truly regenerate) have the same feelings, speak the same language; they all eat of the same spiritual meat, and drink of the same spiritual rock that follows them, and that rock is Christ. Hence that similitude of experience, or to speak figuratively, that strong and striking family likeness which obtains among the converted people… Read More

The theme occupying my mind for some days past is that of mercy. Mercy! This we find in every part of Divine inspiration. We love to see it in the Book we delight to feel it in our hearts, with the firm persuasion that it is experienced there wholly of the Father’s will and good pleasure, the Saviour’s grace and mediation, and by the revelation of these to our hearts by the… Read More

O the everlasting salvation that we have in Jesus Christ! He is the same, and will be the same for ever and ever! and, the righteousness He has wrought out for us is like Himself; it is an everlasting righteousness. It covered our first parents. It is true, they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves, but God rejected them, as He will reject our self-righteousness, and clothed them with the skins… Read More

Now, for a moment, observe, that this precious Christ of ours–as dear old Hawker says, “even our Christ, even our Jesus”–was as perfect and sinless in His manhood as He was in His Godhead. I suppose no one will impute sinfulness, or a capability of sinning, to His Godhead; and it was only imputed to His manhood. “That holy thing,” it was declared to the Virgin, “that holy thing which shall be… Read More

“So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 1:7) The apostle Paul was a remarkable man. In whatever part of his life we consider him, we find him thorough. He was a man with a mind of his own, and possessed a will, persevering and persistent. As a natural man he could learn to make tents. As a religious man and… Read More

“That no flesh should glory in His presence.” 1 Corinthians 1:29 Man’s religion is to build up the creature. God’s religion is to throw the creature down in the dust of self-abasement, and to glorify Christ. By J.C. Philpot

But when he Uzziah was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense. 2 Chronicles 26:16 The seriousness of King Uzziah’s sin is due to the fact that the priestly office he dared to fulfill was a foreshadowing of Christ in His priestly office as the one… Read More

In this article I want to take a good look at the Adversary of the church. Of course you know who our Adversary is. It is the Devil, also called Satan. But let us first look at: The Sovereignty of God (Proverbs 25:2) Did God create Satan? Well, if God did not create Satan, then who did? Could there have been another force at work outside of God, creating Satan and all… Read More

  Righteous In Christ Alone! How shall I be right with God? If that is not the question that lies in the pit of your heart, thereby you know the folly of your own sinful flesh. You are not living in reality. Your heart is deceived. You refuse to reckon with reality – God and sin. To a believer in Christ Jesus, one in whom the grace of God has worked, to… Read More

“But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets.” (Acts 24:14) ——————– There is only one message that agrees and fully satisfies all that is written in the Law and the prophets. That message and that message alone, reveals Almighty God to be just and the… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “Blessed Ears and Eyes” The scripture text is from Matthew 13:16 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on June 24, 1866, by J. C. Philpot “And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power– that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:3-5) What… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, Oakham, on July 4, 1869, by J. C. Philpot ———— “When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning. And the Lord will create upon every dwelling-place of Mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day,… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on Thursday Evening, July 27, 1843, by J. C. Philpot “My soul follows hard after you; your right hand upholds me.” (Psalm 63:8) Did the question ever arise in your mind, how David composed the Psalms? Of course, the answer would be, “He composed them by divine inspiration.” But that is not my meaning. We will put the question in another form. Do you suppose that David… Read More

Preached at North Street chapel, Stamford, on August 18, 1861, by J. C. Philpot “Set up waymarks, make high heaps: set your heart toward the highway, even the way which you went: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these your cities. How long will you go about, O you backsliding daughter? for the Lord has created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.” (Jeremiah… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on Thursday Evening, August 3, 1843, by J. C. Philpot “For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul? Will God hear his prayer when trouble comes upon him? Will he delight himself in the Almighty? Will he always call upon God?” (Job 27:8-10) What was the main subject of controversy between Job and his three friends? It… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 18th, 1847, by J. C. Philpot And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:21) It is an infinite mercy for the church of God that the religion of Jesus Christ is not a religion of uncertainties. The way to heaven… Read More

Preached at Keppel Street Chapel, London, on Thursday Evening, August 21, 1845, by J. C. Philpot “That you be not slothful, but followers of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:12 I shall endeavor to open, as far as the Lord shall enable me, the mind and meaning of the Spirit under two leading heads. I shall not dwell much upon the fist clause of the text, but… Read More

Preached at Trinity Chapel, Southwark, on Thursday Evening, August 1, 1850, by J. C. Philpot “These all wait upon you; that you may give them their food in due season. When you give it to them they gather—you open your hand, they are filled with good. You hide your face, they are troubled—you take away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. You send forth your spirit, they are created—and… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on Nov. 11, 1860, by J. C. Philpot “As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him—rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7) In endeavoring, with God’s help and blessing, to lay open before you these words of inspired truth, I shall, First, show what it is… Read More