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Monthly Archives: July 2008

This is an audio sermon by Randy Wages titled “The Day The Son Stood Still” The scripture text that brother Randy is preaching from is Joshua 10:6-14 and the audio is 40 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Randy Wages titled “God’s Glory vs Vain Glory” The scripture text that brother Randy is preaching from is Philppians 2:1-11 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Randy Wages titled: “No Manner of Work” The scripture text that brother Randy is preaching from is Leviticus 23:23-32 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Randy Wages titled “Stand Still And See The Salvation Of The Lord” The scripture text that brother Randy is preaching from is Exodus 14:13 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Randy Wages titled “Of God That Showeth Mercy” The scripture text that brother Randy is preaching from is Romans 9:16 and the audio is 33 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Randy Wages titled “Words of Delight” The scripture text that brother Randy is preaching from is Jeremiah 9:23-24 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Randy Wages titled “Christ, The Power and Wisdom of God” The scripture text that brother Randy is preaching from is 1st Corinthians 1:17-29 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled: “A Biblical Look At The Modern Day Practice of Speaking In Tongues” The scripture text is from 1st Corinthians 14, and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled: “Hannah’s Prayer” The scripture text is from 1 Samuel 2:1-10, and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio titled: “Love In The Truth” The scripture text is from 2 John 1-9 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled: “Tongues” The scripture text is from 1st Corinthians 14 and the audio is 27 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Love in The Truth” The scripture text is from 2 John 7-13 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

Eternal Punishment by A.W. Pink Part 2 of 2 This audio is 47 minutes long.

Eternal Punishment by A.W. Pink Part 1 of 2 This audio is 90 minutes long.

The title of this article is “Feed My Sheep”. As you may know, in Luke 21 the Lord Jesus told Peter several times: “Feed My Sheep”. Of course Jesus did not have those wooly animals in view. Jesus used the word sheep as a picture of the people of God. The sheep represented people for whom the Lord Jesus suffered and died on the cross. Peter had to feed these people spiritual… Read More

Our message today is taken from the Word of God in Matthew 6:6: “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” Prayer is both the greatest blessing that God has given to us and also the most difficult spiritual activity that God has called us… Read More

What is the mark of a genuine faith and conversion? One of the most important marks of a genuine faith and conversion in Jesus Christ will be prayer, that you practice prayer in your life. The Christian life is a life of prayer. Prayer is communion with God. Prayer stands at the core of a genuine Christian life. Prayer is the breath of a Christian life. It is not a luxury. It… Read More

Today I speak to you on the truth of Providence. Providence is the biblical doctrine of God’s care for the world He made, and God’s directing the world and everything that is in it after His eternal plan to attain the end that He determined. Providence is God’s actual bringing about in the world what He has willed. We read in Ephesians 1:9, “Having made known unto us the mystery of his… Read More

This is an audio message by Herman Hanko titled: “Bible Translations” The scripture text that brother Herman is teaching from is 2nd Timothy 3:16-17 and the audio is 77 minutes long.

A study of Revelation 20:1-3 The Binding of Satan We have come to a passage in Revelation 20 from where theologians have derived the theory of the Jewish Millennium. The Latin word Millennium means “one thousand”. It is the theory that before the end of the world comes there will be a glorious thousand years where the Jews are evangelizing the world, and almost the whole world will come to worship Christ…. Read More

What is heaven? In this article we are going to give the biblical answer to that important question. Those who are familiar with Old Testament Scriptures will remember the story of the visit of the queen of Sheba with Solomon. The queen of Sheba had heard of Solomon’s greatness and glory and wisdom. Her subjects had tried to give her an idea of what it was like. They spoke vividly and strongly… Read More

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Ephesians 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the… 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) 1. His miraculous Conception in the Womb of the Blessed Virgin. Christ not being conceived in a natural, but supernatural Manner, he did not partake of our natural Corruption. It was impossible he should, because he was the supernatural Production of the Holy Spirit…. Read More

God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself (2 Corinthians 5:18-19), drawing the scheme of their reconciliation, ransom, and redemption: this flows from his divine counsels, who does all things after the counsel of his will; as there was a consultation held about the formation of man, no doubt there was one about his ransom and recovery; and which, with great propriety, may be called the council of peace, that was… Read More

2 Samuel 23:5 Although my house be not so with God, yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure. The covenant which the sweet Psalmist of Israel, in his last dying words, has respect unto, is the covenant of grace: founded on grace; filled with the blessings of grace. It is called the covenant of peace (Isaiah 44:10), because a grand article of it is… Read More

“Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures” (I Corinthians 15:3) The awful and solemn death of Jesus, His crucifixion and blood-shedding, is the pillar of the Christian religion, and the grand foundation of the church of God. The sinner who is awakened to see and feel his lost, ruined, and undone state; to behold the inflexible holiness and justice of God, and brought at the same time to feel himself… Read More

“There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.” (Psalm 46:4) These words are to be understood in a figurative sense, as applicable to Gospel times. This river designs the Gospel, the streams of which are its doctrines, which are living waters that went out from Jerusalem, and which publish glad tidings of great joy to all… Read More

The Spirit of God in a man’s bosom searches the deep things of God, so as to lead him into a spiritual and experimental knowledge of them. What a depth in the blood of Christ-how it “cleanses from all sin,” – even millions of millions of the foulest sins of the foulest sinners! What a depth in His bleeding, dying love, that could stoop so low to lift us so high! What… Read More

Have you any other rock but Christ? I do not ask you whether you have a feeling enjoyment of it. I know you will rejoice in Jesus when the Holy Spirit enables you. But have you any other refuge? Can you go into eternity resting upon any other righteousness but His? Can you lean upon, desire, or want any other than Christ’s righteousness? “No,” says the soul, none but Christ! None but… Read More

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Romans 8:4) The works of the law, and the righteousness of the law, are synonymous terms. By the former, we are expressly told, no flesh can be justified: nor consequently, by the latter, as performed by us. Why? Because every man is a fallen creature; and to the corruption of his… Read More

We have come to that section of Revelation where Satan is loosed out of the Bottomless Pit. This is the moment in time that is called: The End of the Thousand Years It is the end of the period of time that is symbolically called the 1000 years, which is nothing else than the completeness of God’s plan for the binding of Satan. At the end of this symbolic 1000 years God… Read More

And as it was with Peter and the rest of the disciples, so it is with all sensible sinners and true believers who see there is no other to go to for life and salvation but Christ; not to the law of Moses, which accuses, curses, and condemns, and by which there is neither life nor righteousness; nor to any creature or creature performance, for there is a curse on him that… Read More

Are you afraid of the consequences of death, and what will come after? Throw yourself upon God, in Christ, and you are safe. Christ’s righteousness is law-proof, death-proof, and judgment-proof. By Augustus Toplady

God’s love to His elect is not of yesterday; it does not begin with their love to Him, We love Him, because He first loved us. It was bore in His heart towards them long before they were delivered from the power of darkness, and translated into the kingdom of His dear Son. It does not commence in time, but bears date from eternity, and is the ground and foundation of the… Read More

The desire of my soul is to die rejoicing that God’s just and holy law, broken by me in thought, word, and deed, has been fulfilled for me by the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The language of Paul on this subject has long been sweet and precious to my soul. Writing to the Corinthians, he says, “But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us… Read More

“and might reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, having slain the enmity in it,” (Ephesians 2:16) There was such enmity between Jews and Gentiles that it took the greatest of all works to bring them together. It took the work of Christ on the cross. As we see the glory and power of the finished work of Christ on the cross of Calvary to put away our sins… Read More

The Lord Jesus Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many. As man dies but once, Christ was offered but once, or He suffered and died but once. And that was not on His own account, or for His own sins, “but to bear the sins of many.” It was not for angels but for men, and these not a few, but “many,” which is said to magnify the grace… Read More

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” (Romans 3:10) What then is the righteousness of the Scripture, and who is the righteous man before God? The answer is direct. None but the Lord Jesus Christ. He, and he only, is set forth under this title; and he alone is the Righteousness of his people. It is high treason to talk of any other; and it is equally high… Read More

“Then said He, Lo, I come to do they will, O God…” (Hebrews 10:9) This was agreed upon in the covenant of the eternal Three. The Father undertook to maintain the honour and dignity of his law and justice. His co-equal Son undertook for his people to come in their nature, and to stand in their place and stead; to act for them, and to suffer for them. As their surety, he… Read More

We draw assurance from the death of Christ, because we realize that it is not possible for Christ to have died in vain (Isaiah 53:9-10). It is blasphemy to imagine that Christ shed His blood in vain. The intent of Christ in His death cannot be frustrated. He shall see of the travail of His soul and be satisfied. That which God our Savior meant to do by dying shall be done…. Read More

The one great truth of the Bible is that God has taken to Himself a people chosen in Jesus Christ and He has bound Himself to them in the cords of perfect faithfulness and the cords of a perfect marriage. We call that the covenant of God’s grace. Just as a man marries a wife and they two are bound till death in the fellowship of love, so Jehovah has taken to… Read More

  The Doctrine Of Imputed Righteousness Defended In A Discourse Preached In London In the Year 1759. ——————————————————————————– Isaiah 45:24 Surely shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness ——————————————————————————– William Romaine ——————————————————————————– 2 Corinthians 5:21 He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. IT is the great and merciful design of the gospel to… Read More

“The poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 29:19) It is Christ alone that is the Christian’s rejoicing. Paul speaks of it thus: “We are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and refoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” This is the way God circumcises the hearts of his people with the circumcision of Christ, made without hands, which cuts them… Read More

“O my dove, in the clefts of the rock.” (Song of Solomon 2:14) Jesus is the hiding-place, the only hiding-place from sin and self. “You are my hiding-place,” said David of old. This was shown to Moses, in figure, when the Lord put him into the cleft of a rock, which Toplady has so beautifully versified, to paint the longing desires of his soul – “Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let… Read More

Waldenses Confession of 1544 1. We believe that there is but one God, who is a Spirit – the Creator of all things – the Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all; who is to be worshipped in spirit and in truth – upon whom we are continually dependent, and to whom we ascribe praise for our life, food, raiment, health, sickness, prosperity, and adversity…. Read More

“Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free, but Christ is all and in all.” (Colossians 3:11) _______________________________ It is to be much observed that in a chapter of exhortation this great and all-comprehensive statement of doctrine should be made. It is to be observed that the Holy Ghost is here teaching a mystery, a mercy, an all-centring truth, a truth which as made known… Read More

Where is your citizenship? No, I am not asking if you are a naturalized citizen of this country. I am not asking if you are African, French, German. According to the Bible, there are only two citizenships: that of the world, and that of heaven; the kingdom of darkness, and the kingdom of light. In which of these do you hold citizenship? To which one of these do you belong? If you… Read More

“For in the time of trouble He will hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle will He hide me; He will set me up upon a rock.” (Psalm 27:5) We have no refuge but Jesus where we can hide our guilty heads. Where else can I hide? In the law? That curses. In self? That is treacherous. In the world? That is under the curse of God. In… Read More

Philemon 1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy [our] brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer, Philemon 1:2 And to [our] beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house: Philemon 1:3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Philemon 1:4 I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, Philemon 1:5 Hearing of thy… Read More

Thus truly was he “brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he opens not his mouth.” (Isaiah 53:7.) What heart can conceive, what tongue express what his holy soul endured when “the Lord laid upon him the iniquities of us all?” In the garden of Gethsemane, what a load of guilt, what a weight of sin, what an intolerable burden of the… Read More

2 John 1:1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth; 2 John 1:2 For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever. 2 John 1:3 Grace be with you, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of… Read More

God Is One – Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4 God Is Light – 1 John 1:5 God Is Love – 1 John 4:8-16 God Is the Creator – Isaiah 40:12-26 God Is Infinite – Jeremiah 23:24; Psalm 147:5; God Is Truth – Psalm 117:2; Jeremiah 10:10 God Is Everywhere – Psalm 139:7-12 God Is All Knowing – 1 John 3:20 God Is All Powerful – Jeremiah 32:17-27 God Is Perfect – 1… Read More

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin…” (II Corinthians 5:21) SIN is transgression of the law of God. Was Christ made to be a transgression? That makes no sense. There is the nature of sinfulness that resides in man and demons. Was Christ made to be a sin nature? Was Christ made to have a sin nature? Surely this is blasphemy, as to be God… Read More

I know of no other text in the Bible that so clearly and pointedly focuses on the heart of what true religion is and on the heart of what a Christian is than the one that we find in 2 Corinthians 5:17 and 18, “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Let us place ourselves beside that… Read More

In a letter to his brother Charles in June 1766, the Arminian evangelist John Wesley, now in his sixties, confesses that he does not and never did love God, believe or have the direct witness of divine sonship or even of things invisible or eternal. Read for yourself. “In one of my last [letters] I was saying that I do not feel the wrath of God abiding on me; nor can I… Read More

Do you love Jesus Christ as your Savior, and as the Lord of your life? Consider my question carefully. Do you love the person Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord? I did not ask you, Do you love His Word, His truth, His church, His people? Yes, all of these things are important, for in His Word He reveals Himself. In the truth He teaches us. In the church He lives…. Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “The Standard of Judgment” The scripture text is from Acts 17:30-34 and the audio is 38 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The More Noble Bereans” The scripture text is from Acts 17:10-14 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “An Upside Down World” The scripture text is from Acts 17:1-9 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Believing on The Lord Jesus Christ” The scripture text is from Acts 16:25-34 and the audio is 35 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “For The Sake of God’s Elect” The scripture text is from Numbers 20 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “What Do You Savour?” The scripture text is from Mark 8:27-38 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Randy Wages titled “All of Grace or No Grace At All” The scripture text that brother Randy is preaching from is Matthew 9:10-17 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

“Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.” (Proverbs 8:34) —————————— In the Scriptures, no more than two classes of people are declared to be in the world. The one class is called “the blessed of the Lord,” and the other “the cursed of the Lord,” or “the people of God’s curse.” This latter class contains all the “vessels of wrath… Read More

“Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name.” (Psalm 142:7) —————————— It is not certain that David composed this Psalm in the Cave of Adullam, when he had fled from Achish king of Gath, or in the cave of Engedi, when he had taken refuge from the wrath of Saul (1 Sam. 22:1, 2 and 24:1-3). But this is a matter of very little consequence to us; as… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on July 6, 1845, by J.C. Philpot —————————— “I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.” (Zephaniah 3:12) —————————— Jerusalem was the center of the worship of the only true God from the day that David brought the ark there, until she rejected the Lord of life and glory, and brought… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, Jan. 9, 1850, by J. C. Philpot —————————— “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” (James 1:2-4) —————————— A singular race of men lived in the middle ages called Alchemists–a name still retained in the… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, Eden Street, London, on Tuesday Evening, July 30, 1850, by J. C. Philpot “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:10) The grand object of the Epistle to the Romans is to set forth and exalt salvation by grace. In order fully to do this, the… Read More

Philpot’s letter of resignation from the Church of England, March 28, 1835. Mr. Provost: I beg leave to resign the Fellowship of Worcester College, to which I was elected in the year 1826. This step I am compelled to take because I can no longer with a good conscience continue a Minister or a Member of the Established Church. After great and numerous trials of mind, I am, as I trust, led… Read More

Imagine that you are ignorant of the gospel and of God’s way of preventing evil and of bringing about good– and were called upon to design some plan whereby a man might be most effectually restrained from the commission of sin, and made obedient to the law of God. Now, what plan would you adopt? Most probably you would lay down strict rules of life; you would appoint certain seasons of prayer… Read More

J. C. Philpot, preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 6, 1843 “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.” (1 Peter 5:10) Philosophers tell us that every ray of light which comes from the sun is divisible into seven distinct colors. And this they show by a very… Read More

Preached at Park Street Chapel, Nottingham, on Thursday Evening, Sept. 23, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law,… Read More

All believers have an unashamed conviction that the Word of God is the power to work faith and holiness. There are many so called Christian churches and many Christian organizations which no longer make that unashamed confession. There are some who deny the inspiration and the authority of the Bible; they do not believe that the Bible is, word for word, the Word of God without error. They point to supposed errors… Read More

Today I would like to talk to you about work, about your job. The Bible has a lot to say about work. Work, for the child of God, is not simply a necessary evil, but a calling from God. We read in 1 Corinthians 7:24: “let every man abide in the calling wherewith he is called.” That means that God is pleased to provide for us and support us through the work… Read More

“They perish because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (2 Thessalonians 2:10) There is a receiving of ‘the truth’, and a receiving of “the love of the truth”. These two things widely differ. To receive the truth will not necessarily save (see the parable of the 4 soils); for many who receive the truth, never receive “the love of the truth.” Professors by thousands… Read More

Every year the church of Jesus Christ celebrates a great work of Jesus performed in her behalf. Perhaps you missed it. It is what we call the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven. Apart from faith in God, perhaps one would judge the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven as a very sad event. The Bible teaches us that forty days after He arose from the dead, Jesus Christ, in the presence… Read More

To the Editors of the Gospel Standard. Messrs. Editors, If you think the following inquiry worthy your notice, you would greatly oblige the writer of these lines by a reply to the same in the Standard. Is it consistent for instruments of music to be used in the house of God? Near Chard, Somerset. S. D. _____________________________________ Answer by John M’Kenzie and J.C. Philpot We cannot see any sanction in the New… Read More

Is there life after death? Is this life all that there is? Is the grave simply the end? The Word of God gives the clear and truthful answer to those questions. “For it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27) “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” (Ecclesiastes 12:7) Anyone who… Read More

Today I would like to talk to you about the faithful friend, the friend who sticks closer than any brother. The Scriptures speak much to us about friendship. The subject of friendship is given a high priority in the Bible. We are warned, for instance, of the evil of friendships with the world (James 4:4). He who will be the friend of the world is the enemy of God. Further, the Bible… Read More

The highest blessing that the Bible presents to us is that we might have communion with God, that we sinners are received through Jesus Christ into God’s fellowship. That is the highest blessing that the Bible knows. We read in 1 John 1:3, “And truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.” Yet, how dull our appreciation of this great and wonderful truth can be, and how… Read More

Heaven is the dwelling place of God with His people. It is the place where God’s people shall have perfect communion with their God and where salvation will be perfected. Heaven is a place of everlasting rest for the saints, where sin and sorrow and struggle will be forever gone, and God’s people shall enjoy the perfect work and salvation of Christ. Heaven is the ardent hope of every believer. A believer… Read More

“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For HE that is entered into HIS rest, HE also hath ceased from HIS own works, as God did from HIS.” (Hebrews 4:9-10) Brethren, we who, by the power of God the Holy Spirit, have believed in Christ and repented of our own dead works have entered into a true, spiritual, eternal sabbath rest. Our rest is not one day of the… Read More

How can one be sure that he is born again and a child of God? That is an important question. The Scriptures call every believer to take that question seriously and to ask it. Read 2 Peter 1:10. There we are admonished to make our calling and election sure. In 2 Corinthians 13:4-5 we read that we are to prove our own selves. We are to look for the evidences of the… Read More

What an awful thing for a person to go to hell-to be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone and there to suffer eternally. There is no possible deliverance from the flames of hell (Revelation 14:11): “The smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and they have no rest day nor night.” That is, no relief from the torment. Not like a night of pain when one cannot rest and yet… Read More

On the night in which Jesus Christ was betrayed, He gathered His disciples together for a final time in an upper room. Only hours separated Him from the cross, where He would be mocked and beaten and nailed to the tree. The time of His earthly ministry with His disciples had come to its end. As the Son of God in our flesh, He opened the evening by washing His disciples’ feet… Read More

“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.” Colossians 3:18 What does that mean? First of all, when we hear that verse from holy Scripture, we must remember that it is the Word of God. That means that we must hear the call of our Lord. We must see it as something that is good and right, and that will bring us a great blessing. That… Read More

“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:28) “They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.” (Leviticus 21:5) The question which accompanied these texts reads: “Recently I was asked if it was OK for believers to have themselves tattooed…. Read More

“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:28) “They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.” (Leviticus 21:5) The question which accompanied these texts reads: “Recently I was asked if it was OK for believers to have themselves tattooed…. Read More

THE heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Every part of creation proclaims the character of Him who called it into existence; but the introduction of sin into the world has given rise to a far more glorious exhibition of the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and goodness of God. In the Gospel, JEHOVAH is revealed, not only as the Ruler of the universe…. Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “The Gospel We Believe” The scripture text is from1 Corinthians 15 and the audio is 40 minutes long.

Evolution is considered by well-nigh everyone as an accepted fact. It is part of science text-books. It is a presupposition which finds its way into history books. One can not enter a museum of natural history; he can not tour the national parks – without encountering the theory of evolution. I suppose that there is a good explanation for this. Rebellious man who denies God and His Sovereign power to form and… Read More

Many people in our day deny God and His control over all things. These insist upon walking in their ignorance — for they refuse any testimony from the Bible. Many (professing) Christians, however, also appear to be unsure of the extent of the power and control of God. They are willing to concede that God tries to save sinners — but they are not certain whether God can really and fully accomplish… Read More

“Our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction.” (1 Thessalonians 1:5) Most men’s religion is nothing else but ‘a round of forms’. Some have their ‘doings’. Some have their ‘doctrines’. And others have their ‘duties’. And when the one has performed his doings, the other learned his doctrines, and the third discharged his duties — why, he is as… Read More

Probably you have been told at some time or other that God loves you and that Christ died for you. You may then have even decided that things cannot be so bad. True, the Bible talks about punishment for all those who do not believe in Christ, but if God loves everyone and if Christ died for everyone, then there really is no need to worry, is there? Did you know that… Read More

The electing and rejecting God is Supreme. Such is the plain teaching of Scripture. To deny the sovereign character of elective grace is to deny that God is God. It is to maintain that of the two, God and man, man is the stronger, and thus the factor that shapes God’s choice. This is indeed the lie that constitutes the premise, the supporting pillar, of the average sermon to which our church-going… Read More

The subject of “total depravity” is not one which is generally known or confessed within the church-world of our day. On the contrary, there is the oft-repeated expression which is far more popular: “There is some bad in the best of us, and some good in the worst of us.” This well-known saying points out how that the doctrine of “total depravity” is simply rejected. Therefore it is important that we understand… Read More

“Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; and ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.” (1 Corinthians 3:21-23) There is scarcely any part of Divine revelation, where the free, sovereign, uninfluenced grace of God shines forth more brightly than this 1st Epistle of Paul… Read More

Preached in Grove Chapel, Camberwell, 1878 – By Thomas Bradbury ____________________________________________________________ “He withdraweth not His eyes from the righteous; but with kings are they on the throne; yea, He doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.” (Job 36:7) IN looking at any portion of this book of Job, where any one of the speakers is dealing out his judgment or opinion upon a subject, it is well for us to… Read More