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Monthly Archives: May 2008

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “Father, Forgive Them” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Luke 23:34 and the audio is 36 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “A Slave Forever” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Exodus 21:6, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

Preached at Lewes, 1853 – by John Vinall ___________________________________________ “I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord. And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.” (Jonah 2:9-10) I hope I can say in sincerity that I am willing to spend my little remaining strength for the glory of God. I only say I hope so, because my heart is… Read More

“I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord. And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.” (Jonah 2:9-10) I hope I can say in sincerity that I am willing to spend my little remaining strength for the glory of God. I only say I hope so, because my heart is so deceitful that I cannot trust it. The devil… Read More

Preached at Brighton, 1853 – By John Vinall ___________________________________________________ “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” (Ephesians 1:7) I may venture to say of this precious Epistle that it is one of the best ever written by Paul. I don’t wish to set one Epistle before another, because “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God.” This Epistle begins, “Paul,… Read More

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” (Ephesians 1:7) I may venture to say of this precious Epistle that it is one of the best ever written by Paul. I don’t wish to set one Epistle before another, because “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God.” This Epistle begins, “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Godly Parenting” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Ephesians 6:1-4, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

Preached at Brighton, 1856 – By John Vinall _____________________________________________ “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 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.”… Read More

“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 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 3:11-13) The apostle had much trial with… Read More

Preached at Lewes, 1856 – By John Vinall _______________________________________________ “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) It behoves us patiently to wait and quietly to hope for his salvation. We cannot alter God’s will, yet “we must pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ… Read More

“God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) It behoves us patiently to wait and quietly to hope for his salvation. We cannot alter God’s will, yet “we must pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18) Go right on… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “To The Glory of God” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Acts 16:30-31, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “Bringing The Gospel To The Gadarenes” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Mark 5:1-20 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

As a child of God, you are not of the world, but are chosen out of it. You are only a stranger and a pilgrim here. You will meet with many professing to love the true doctrines of the gospel; but, alas! they at the same time love their sins, and too evidently show themselves to be… Boasters, Proud, Covetous, Heady, High-minded, Lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God. The gospel… Read More

“Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.” (1 John 3:13) You will be much despised and cast out for Christ’s sake, and nothing will offend more than separating yourselves as much as possible from carnal people. It is ‘the life’ which condemns the professing world. When the world sees you unmoved by the riches and the pleasures which it so much adores; when you are led by the… Read More

If you were to go about telling people that you had an in inheritance worth a million worlds, and yet got upset over a trifle, they would not believe you. If rich men only knew when they died, how… Their relatives would scramble for their money, The worms for their bodies, and The devil for their souls… …They would not be so anxious to save money! If I love money more than… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Jehovah – My Light and My Salvation” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Psalm 27, and the audio is 35 minutes long.

Since I last wrote, I have preached in Abingdon Great Church. I preached the truth, I trust, to a very crowded congregation, supposed to be (sitting and standing, who were able to get in) about 5,000 people. I pleased the believers; but very much displeased the carnally-minded, who were never before so puzzled and confounded in all their lives! I spoke the truth faithfully, and so as all could hear; but I… Read More

“And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” (1 John 2:17) What is this world, and all things in it, if a man does not have God for his friend? All things around us remind us that we are nothing better than grass, and are like a fleeting shadow. And if we are void of saving grace, awful is our… Read More

It is quite immaterial the day Christmas is celebrated: we may properly join. (Watchtower – December 15th 1903 – Page 3290) Don’t quibble about the date; join in with the world and celebrate Christmas. (Watchtower – December 1st 1904 – Page 3468) The Studies in the scriptures suggested as Christmas gifts. (Watchtower – November 15th 1907 – Page 4094) Christmas is so important, regardless of the date. (Watchtower – December 15th 1926… Read More

“For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) ——————– What an exchange! What a voluntary act of substitution! How marvellous! Yonder debtor visited by his chief creditor, who condescends to become a prisoner, and renders Himself liable to all his demands, that the debtor may go free! Was ever such a thing… Read More

“Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” (John 14:23) —————————————— That is the answer that Jesus gave to the question that arose in Judas’ (not Iscariot) mind, after Jesus had said that He would manifest Himself to them and not to the world. Judas did… Read More

We are still discussing the text from Romans 9:14-16, and this time we must call special attention to the words: “For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy.” The sin which the people of… Read More

We now continue our discussion of the truth of predestination as taught in that marvelous ninth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans. And this time we call your attention especially to Romans 9:14-16: “What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy in whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion…. Read More

We were discussing the passage from Romans 9:10-13, and I will not take time now to quote it again. Only, in the present lecture I must call special attention to the words of verse 11: “(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calleth.) ” These words state very… Read More

We now approach what has often been considered a locus classicus, one of the main passages that prove the truth of predestination. I refer, of course, to Romans 9:10-13, “And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; (for the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Day of The LORD” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is 2nd Peter 3:9, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

“Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.” (Acts 10:47-48) _______________________________________ Our text stands in inseparable connection with that memorable event of the Gentiles being called by the grace of God to a saving knowledge of the truth as it is in Christ Jesus. The Holy… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Enmity Against God” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Romans 8:7-8, and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “Predestined to be Glorified” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Romans 8:28-30 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

“Out of weakness were made strong.” (Hebrews 11:34) In the first verse of this chapter Paul says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” There are blessed things to be hoped for; but there is a dead faith which contains nothing of this substance. James says that, “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (James 2:26) If… Read More

There is nothing in us, or done by us, that we can plead before the LORD for His blessing. We, in the matter of our justification before God renounce everything but the person, blood and righteousness of Christ, so, in our approaches to the Majesty of heaven, we must renounce everything but the name, the blood, and righteousness of Jesus, who for our comfort said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever… Read More

Preached at Brighton, 1844 – By John Vinall __________________________________________________ “Out of weakness were made strong.” (Hebrews 11:34) In the first verse of this chapter Paul says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” There are blessed things to be hoped for; but there is a dead faith which contains nothing of this substance. James says that, “As the body without the spirit is dead, so… Read More

“I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” (2 Timothy 1:12) FOR forty-five years that I have preached among you, I have never come forward under such embarrassment as I do at the present time. There is a cause and an end to be answered in every dispensation. “Ye have heard of the patience of… Read More

Preached at Brighton, 1857 – By John Vinall ___________________________________________________ “I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” (2 Timothy 1:12) FOR forty-five years that I have preached among you, I have never come forward under such embarrassment as I do at the present time. There is a cause and an end to be answered in… Read More

William Gadsby (1773-1844) By B.A. Ramsbottom (1973) A small tribute to this honoured servant of God on the occasion of the bicentenary of his birth. When God has a work to do, that work must be accomplished; yet how mysteriously and by what unlikely means does He work! Who would have thought that a small, ragged, barefooted boy, receiving hardly the bare essentials of education, and growing up “as far from God… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Avenger of Widows” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Matthew 23:1-14, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

It may be shown from scripture that the CAUSE of salvation is not a single one, as so many suppose. Here, too, it is necessary to distinguish between things which differ. First, the ORIGINATING cause of salvation is the eternal purpose of God, or, in other words, the predestinating grace of the Father. Second, the MERITORIOUS cause of salvation is the mediation of Christ, this having particular respect to the legal side… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled: “Christ Crucified, The Only Gospel” The scripture text is from Galatians 1:1-9, and the audio is 43 minutes long.

We begin this article in Luke 5:30. This sets the stage for verses 36-39 which we will be looking at carefully. Luke 5:30 The scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? Luke 5:31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. (That’s the Gospel: good news. That is the reason… Read More

“And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed there about, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be… Read More

A study of John 20:11-18 The fact of the resurrection of Christ, and all that is connected with it, on the morning of the third day, is viewed in the gospel of John, from the viewpoint of Mary Magdalene. It is Mary Magdalene, according to the gospel of John, that went to the sepulchre. The other women are not even mentioned. Although we know that there were others that accompanied Mary, they… Read More

A study of John 20:11-18 The fact of the resurrection of Christ, and all that is connected with it, on the morning of the third day, is viewed in the gospel of John, from the viewpoint of Mary Magdalene. It is Mary Magdalene, according to the gospel of John, that went to the sepulchre. The other women are not even mentioned. Although we know that there were others that accompanied Mary, they… Read More

We believe in the truth of sovereign predestination, which, briefly, means to us that God sovereignly determines the salvation of the elect and the damnation of the reprobate. In short, that God is always the Lord of man. I say, emphatically, not because, as many allege that we do and accuse us of doing, we preach the doctrine of predestination exclusively; still less because we are hard and cruel and have no… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “A Message For Sons and Daughters” The scripture text is from Proverbs 1 and the audio is 40 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “A Primer on Faith” The scripture text is from John 8:30-36 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

“Yours in the name of Jesus.” How many who owe their all, both for time and eternity, to the peerless One, refer thus to Him who was “God manifest in the flesh” (1 Timothy 3:16). It is “Jesus” this and “Jesus” that. But is it becoming for worms of the dust, for sinners, even for sinners saved by grace, to thus speak of Him? Jesus is the Lord of Glory, and surely… Read More

How wondrous is god’s patience with the world today. On every side people are sinning with a high hand. The Divine law is trampled under foot and God Himself openly despised. It is truly amazing that he does not instantly strike dead those who so brazenly defy Him. Why does He not suddenly cut off the haughty infidel and blatant blasphemer, as He did Ananias and Sapphira? Why does He not cause… Read More

Love is the Queen of the Christian graces. It is a holy disposition given to us when we are born again by God. It is the love of God shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. True spiritual love is characterized by meekness and gentleness, yet it is vastly superior to the courtesies and kindnesses of the flesh. We must be careful not to confuse human sentimentality, carnal pleasantries, human… Read More

The “god” of this twentieth century no more resembles the Supreme Sovereign of Holy Writ than does the dim flickering of a candle the glory of the mid-day sun. The god who is now talked about in the average pulpit, spoken of in the ordinary Sunday School, mentioned in most of the religious literature of the day, and preached in most of the so-called Bible conferences is a figment of human imagination,… Read More

Because God is holy, acceptance with Him on the ground of creature-doings is utterly impossible. A fallen creature could sooner create a world than produce that which would meet the approval of infinite Purity. Can darkness dwell with Light? Can the Immaculate One take pleasure with “filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6)? The best that sinful man brings forth is defiled. A corrupt tree cannot bear good fruit. God would deny Himself, vilify His… Read More

Does it lie within the province of man’s will to accept or reject the Lord Jesus as Saviour? Granted that the Gospel is preached to the sinner, that the Holy Spirit convicts him of his lost condition, does it, in the final analysis, lie within the power of his own will to resist or yield himself up to God? The answer to this question defines our conception of human depravity. That man… Read More

“Rejoice in the Lord alway” Philippians 4:4 Why should I, who am by nature no different from the careless and godless throngs all around, have been chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world and now blest with all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies in Him? Why was I, that once was an alien and a rebel, signaled out for such wondrous favors? Ah, that is something I cannot fathom. Such… Read More

“He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; He led him about. He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye.” (Deuteronomy 32:10) “He instructed him.” So He does us. It was to instruct us that God, in His great mercy, gave us THE SCRIPTURES. He has not left us to grope our way in darkness, but has provided us with a lamp for… 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

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “Can The Leper Change His Spots?” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Luke 5:12 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Matthew 1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel… Read More

Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? (Proverbs 20:24) —————————— Another year has almost passed. That is a statement that carries great significance. It means that for a year the whole world has hastened from the alpha to the omega; and the end is near. It means too that we have sped ahead on the line that runs to our death; and that end… Read More

“Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.” (Psalm 63:3) To give thanks is the highest expression of the Christian’s life. It certainly means that we see God’s name and God’s glory and God’s goodness in the things that pertain to our experience, whether it be as individuals, as families, or as a congregation. Therefore to give thanks means to praise. It is impossible to give thanks truly… Read More

I have felt the power of those blessed truths in my soul of which you have written from time to time in the Gospel Standard, particularly the short scrap last month on “Election”. o! that blessed truth has been and still is dearer to me than life; and the way and manner of its revelation and application to my soul in deep bondage and distress, has been marvellous indeed. “Though God’s election… Read More

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; What is God saying here? Christ is the irradiation of God’s glory. The Mediator’s relation to the Godhead is like that of the daylight rays to the… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “Union with Christ” The scripture text is from Colossians 2:9-14 and the audio is 26 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “To God Be The Glory” The scripture text is from 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

Dear Sir, …I notice an answer to a question relating to musical instruments used in places of worship, saying there is no warrant for such in the Word of God. I should be very much obliged for your opinion of the exhortation to praise God with all kinds of instruments, contained in the last Psalm. Yours truly, T. B. ___________________________________________________ Answer: The use of musical instruments formed a part of the service… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “The Righteousness of Faith” The scripture text is from Romans 9 and the audio is 35 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Planting of God’s Word” The scripture text is from Matthew 13:23 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled: “The Parable of The Sower” The scripture text is from Matthew 13:18-23, and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Hope of The Gospel” The scripture text is from Colossians 1:23 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The LORD Reigns” The scripture text is from Revelation 11:15-19 and the audio is 39 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The LORD, My Shepherd” The scripture text is from Psalm 23 and the audio is 38 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Everlasting Gospel” The scripture text is from Revelation 14:4-13 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Assurance of Grace” The scripture text is from 1 John 2 and the audio is 29 minutes long.

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on July 20, 1845, by J. C. Philpot “And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.” (Psalm 39:7-8) True religion is a solemn thing. And I firmly believe, that when God lays eternal realities with weight and power upon the conscience, He will make His people to know it… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on February 16, 1862, by J. C. Philpot “And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel,… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on June 27, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:1-3) Until the eyes of our understanding are spiritually enlightened,… Read More

A sermon by J. C. Philpot preached on August 22nd 1841, at Salem Strict Baptist Chapel, Portsmouth. Jeremiah 45:1-5. The prophet Jeremiah gave a message to Baruch son of Neriah in the fourth year of the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, after Baruch had written down everything Jeremiah had dictated to him. He said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to you, Baruch: You have said, ‘I… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, West Street, Croydon, Wednesday August 26th, 1846, by J. C. Philpot. “Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.” (Psalm 119:132) Most of us, who have ever felt the Word of God precious, have our favorite portions of Scripture. Those will be prime favorites which the Lord has specially opened up, or blessed to our soul;… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on March 6, 1859, by J. C. Philpot “Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.” (Deuteronomy 33:29) Moses, the man of God, in being appointed to lead… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 28, 1850, by J. C. Philpot “Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of… Read More

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on July 9, 1865, by J. C. Philpot “O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night? Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst… Read More

“For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.” (2 Corinthians 4:11) It is very sweet, as well as instructive, to trace the wisdom of God as manifested in the way wherein the Scriptures of the New Testament were written. They were not revealed in any systematic form; they were framed according to no dry… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on December 13, 1857, by J. C. Philpot “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 11, 1844, by J. C. Philpot “Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.” (Zechariah 4:7) The children of Israel were, beyond all controversy, a “typical people”; and therefore God’s dealings with Israel after the flesh were typical of his dealings with his elect family,… Read More

This is an audio sermon by David J. Engelsma titled: “The Lifelong Bond of Marriage” The scripture texts that brother David is preaching from are 1st Corinthians 7:1-17, and 1st Corinthians 7:39-40. The audio is 63 minutes long.

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on July 22, 1866, by J. C. Philpot “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths… Read More

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, Hampstead Road, London, on August 3, 1851, by J. C. Philpot “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:13) Every child of God is a soldier, and a real one. In the Christian army, there are no feather-bed, no fire-side soldiers. All to a man are actual… Read More

This is an a radio interview with brother David J. Engelsma titled: “Divorce and Remarriage” Prof. Engelsma teaches faithfully from the Word of God that marriage is a lifelong bond, broken only by death (Romans 7:1-4; 1 Corinthians 7:39). This radio interview is 83 minutes long.