Test All Things

Monthly Archives: October 2007

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on July 30, 1843, by J. C. Philpot “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” (Galatians 5:17) If I loved, or courted popularity, I might feel some pleasure in seeing so crowded an assembly this evening. But, on the contrary, it rather… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on Thursday Evening, July 18, 1844, by J. C. Philpot “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.” (Romans 6:17) The Holy Spirit foresaw the abuse which the depraved heart of man would make of the doctrines of grace. He foresaw that nature would argue, that because the elect are saved by… Read More

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, Hampstead Road, London, on Lord’s Day Evening, August 17, 1845, by Joseph Philpot “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” (1st Corinthians 1:30-31) These words, or rather a portion of them, came to my mind this morning… Read More

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. For henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.” (Galatians 6:15-18) I have already… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on Thursday Evening, October 28, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 27:13) Ever since the fall, man… Read More

“Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God. Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand;… 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

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “This is Jesus, The King of The Jews” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Matthew 27:31-44, and the audio is 48 minutes long.

A few months before I was born, my dad met a stranger who was new to our small Tennessee town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer, and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around to welcome me into the world a few months later. As I grew up I never questioned his place in our family. In my young… Read More

“A peculiar people.” (1 Peter 2:9) What an involuntary testimony do ungodly people often bear to the truth of the Scriptures! What, for instance, is more common in the world, and among those who are lying dead in a profession, than language of this kind–“What an odd kind of people there are at such a chapel! What particular notions they have! What peculiar sentiments they entertain! There is only a set of… Read More

“Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:5) This Epistle of Peter, like all the other epistles of the apostles, is addressed to the quickened family of God. The epistles were written to churches; and though there were in those churches then, just as there are in churches now, wheat and tares, sheep and goats, yet generally… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 15, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:” (1 Peter 1:6-7) The… Read More

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, London, on Tuesday Evening, August 2, 1853, by J. C. Philpot “I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy… Read More

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, London, on July 29, 1849, by J. C. Philpot “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void,… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 25th, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” (Romans 7:24-25) What a mercy it is for the Church of God that the Apostle… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, Oakham, Tuesday April 18th, 1864. Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. (Psalm 25:4-5) There is one feature in true religion perhaps not much insisted upon, but not the less real and genuine; which is this, that all true religion brings… Read More

When the Holy Spirit regenerates and converts a sinner, He imparts to our minds and hearts a new, holy desire. This desire, however, is much more than merely to “be good.” It is a desire to glorify God and exalt Christ in all we think, say, and do. It is a desire to be and to do good but only in a way that honors God and shows forth the glory of… Read More

Look at a candle and how it burns. The more the light shines, the more the candle diminishes. What a beautiful illustration of the believer in Christ! The more he learns the Gospel of Christ, the more precious Christ becomes, and the less he thinks of himself. One who is truly the Lord’s shines forth the light of HIS righteousness, grace, goodness, mercy, forgiveness and truth. In so shining, self does not… Read More

Here are five questions we can use to test any interpretation of the Scriptures: (1). Does it glorify God in all that He reveals of Himself? Does it bow to the truth of God in the way He saves sinners by His grace in Christ? (2). Does it humble the sinner in showing his absolute depravity and impotence to save himself by his best works and efforts? (3). Does it exalt Christ… Read More

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 of man as long as the world shall endure. How evil in the first instance originated, and why God permitted it to arise in His fair creation, are mysteries unfathomable to man’s finite understanding. It is of no use, therefore, for those who fear God to… Read More

“Serve the LORD with gladness” (Psalm 100:2) The only right motive for acceptable obedience and service to God is the assurance of His grace and love in Christ and the gratitude that springs from the regenerate heart of a sinner saved, blessed, preserved, and filled with the glory of God in Christ — “I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be… Read More

In Florida, an atheist became incensed over the fact that there were no special days set aside for atheists to celebrate. He decided to contact his lawyer about the discrimination inflicted on atheists by the constant celebrations afforded other religions. The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the long passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel and declared “Case dismissed!” The lawyer immediately stood and objected… Read More

“We shall all be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:41) It is truly a comfort for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to know that death is not the end. After death comes the Judgment (Hebrews 9:27), but we have nothing to fear at Judgment. We have already been judged in Christ and found not guilty. Christ justified us on the cross by His blood and righteousness. We know that death is just the… Read More

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves.” (Acts 20:28) Throughout its history, the New Testament church has been attacked by Satan through such wolves in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15; Acts 20:29-30). They always speak “perverse things, to draw away disciples after them,” and they do not care how it affects the people of God as long as they get their way – “not sparing the flock.” Their heresies come in many forms, always disguised… Read More

My friends, do you love to hear Christ lifted up and exalted as your all and in all? If you do, you are willing to be made less than nothing and vanity in yourselves. Professors of religion, generally, do not like to be thus humbled. They love to have something to do, in whole or in part, to recommend themselves to God. But the Lord’s salvation is not a mixture of grace… Read More

    Unconditional Election (Psalm 65:4) “Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.” (Psalm 105:6) “O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.” (Matthew 24:24) “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs… Read More

Exodus 12:36 “And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.” Ezra 6:22 “And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the LORD had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house… Read More

(Genesis 50:20) “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” (Psalms 76:10) “Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.” (Isaiah 45:7) “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” (Amos 3:6)… Read More

Romans 8:28 “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.” John 17:2 “As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.”

Brother Beebe: – The next subject on which my views are requested is embraced in this inquiry: What are the Conditions of Salvation? If the term condition were at all admissible in reference to that which is the sovereign act of Jehovah, I would give these as the conditions of salvation, namely: 1. That there are guilty, justly condemned sinners to be saved; and 2. That a way was provided in which… Read More

What is an indulgence? An indulgence is money that is given to the Roman Catholic Church for shortening the time that souls are suffering in the fires of Purgatory. Purgatory is a place where souls are suffering for their sins and purging their own sins, committed while here on this earth. What a horrible idea! Purgatory is an idea straight out of Hell. The concept of purgatory is not found in the… 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 naturally and… 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 by their… 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 is ruin;… 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

The Bible is God’s holy word to His people. This book may not be the most expensive book you will receive, but it is without doubt the most valuable. You cannot drive it, and you won’t have to put fuel into it, but our prayer is that it drives you and motivates you in life, and that it gives you the spiritual fuel with which to go where you need to go… Read More

Men speak of what they are worth, and they immediately think of their earthly pedigree or possessions of money, land, stocks, bonds, gold, silver, etc. This is such a low estimate of life and reflects only the depravity of our hearts. The worth and value of your life cannot be measured by what you possess but only by what possesses you. If you own yourself, your life measures up to selfishness. If… Read More

“It Is Finished” – John 19:30 What a treasure chest of truth is to be found in these few words of our blessed Savior on the cross! What exactly did He finish in His suffering unto death? (1) All prophecy in the Old Testament concerning Him was fulfilled – “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me” (John 5:39). (2)… Read More

The main work of the Holy Spirit in our new birth is to show us Christ’s suitableness to our needs as sinners, point us to Him and His finished work on Calvary as our complete redemption and justification before God, and to keep us looking unto Him as the Author and Finisher of our faith. In all this the Holy Spirit gives us a true and sincere desire to follow Christ, fight… Read More

“The Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many,” (Matthew 20:28) When the Lord Jesus laid down His life for the world, did He do it for every single person in the world? This is an important question because if He died for everyone without exception, and yet many still end up under God’s eternal condemnation, then that puts… Read More

“For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup… Read More

How do I get to heaven? Is there more than one road to heaven? Is there more than one way by which the soul of a man can be saved? Can you think of more important questions than those questions; and can you conceive of answers more important for you to know than the answers to those questions? Almost all of us listening to this program, I am sure, would say that… Read More

When Christ was on trial before Pontius Pilate, He told Pilate, “… To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice” (John 18:37). Pilate responded with the question, “What is truth?” (John 18:38). Pilate’s question reflected the attitude of all natural, unbelieving men – that truth is not… Read More

Precious means “of great price, costly, valuable, very dear, highly esteemed, expensive.” People and things are said to be precious to us; yet, how much more precious to us should things of a spiritual nature be. Note the precious treasures mentioned in God’s Word – 1. Precious Trials – “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth” (1 Peter 1:7). 2. Precious Blood – “Redeemed…with… Read More