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Monthly Archives: August 2008

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “A Blind Beggar” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Mark 10:46-52 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

“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

“Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin.” (Isaiah 53:10) The first and ultimate cause of His death is God the Father. Christ was set up from eternity by Divine decree to be the “Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Al­though wicked men prompted by the evil of their own hearts inflicted the suffering, they… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on July 26, 1846, by J. C. Philpot “Call unto me, and I will answer thee; and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” (Jeremiah 33:3) These words were spoken by the Lord unto the prophet Jeremiah under peculiar circumstances. We read in the first verse of this chapter, “Moreover the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was… Read More

Matthew chapter twenty-four has been a difficult chapter for many Christians to understand, even for seasoned theologians. A frequently asked question concerning this chapter is Christ’s declaration that a generation should not pass until all the things (which He had talked about) would be fulfilled. The question I hear a lot is, “how could all those things that Christ had spoken about, be fulfilled before that generation had passed?” Matthew 24:33-34 “So… Read More

PREFACE When, at the request of the Publisher, I undertook to furnish an answer to that important question, “What is it that saves a soul?” I intended merely to write a few pages. But as I wrote, I found the subject to grow under my hand, and thoughts and ideas to flow into my soul. I felt, especially when I came to the second part of my subject, namely, salvation as an… Read More

“The LORD is far from the wicked: but He heareth the prayer of the righteous.” (Proverbs 15:29) Prayer is an intimate communication of the child of God unto His heavenly Father through the Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 4:14-16). This is why God is far from those who do not come to Him in faith through His Son. Prayer is an act of faith done by a sinner saved by the grace of… Read More

“To the praise of the glory of HIS grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved” (Ephesians 1:6) There is nothing more opposed to each other, than the Scripture sense of acceptation, as it relates to the Lord, and as it relates to man. To accept any man’s person is the sinful act of a sinful man. And to accept a poor sinner in Christ, is the gracious act of… Read More

Ah, it is a great thing when once the Holy Spirit teaches a soul—that it is power which is lacking from the lifeless preaching of dead professors. It is power which the renewed soul seeks—a message which has power to search his conscience, to pierce him to the quick, to write it upon his heart; a message which has power to bring him to his knees in broken-hearted confession to God; a… Read More

My desire is . . . 1. To exalt the grace of God. 2. To proclaim salvation alone through the blood and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ. 3. To declare the sinfulness, helplessness, and hopelessness of man in a state of nature. 4. To describe, as far as I am able, the living experience of the saints of God in their trials, temptations, and sorrows – and in their consolations and… Read More

As Christ’s righteousness is the only merit that can exalt us to the presence and to the kingdom of God; so that doctrine alone is to be considered as evangelical which depresses the righteousness of man, and exalts the righteousness of Christ: leading us to trust, not on what we do, but singly on what He has done and suffered for us. The business of the Law is to knock us down… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Randy Wages titled “Through the Law – Dead to the Law” The scripture text that brother Randy is preaching from is Galatians 2:16-21 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “Faithful and Evil Servants” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Matthew 24:42-51 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

Can we consistently hold with the hart and run with the hound? Is it consistent for the Old School Baptist to take their stand against the corrupting abominations of the present times, and at the expense of our names and reputation, subject ourselves to the jeers, ridicule and calumny of the popular zealots of our day, and then so far countenance them in their iniquitous career as to invite their ministers to… Read More

“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps.” (1 Peter 2:21) We are not like many in religion today who preach Christ merely as an example to follow. The Lord Jesus Christ was and is a great teacher and example, but He was and is more. He is our Lord and our Redeemer — our very life. He… Read More

Some of the greatest experiences of God’s grace and joy, and some of the greatest words of comfort and joy to God’s children have come out the adversity, trouble, and persecution of saints. For example, Paul was arrested and sent to Rome where he was in bonds when the Holy Spirit inspired him to write the “prison epistles” of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon. This is another of the many, many examples… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “Feed My Sheep” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is John 21:15-17 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

The Bible warns us that in the last days in which we live there will be many false Christs-those who claim to be Christ but who are imposters. Jesus said, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” (Matthew 24:4-5). We who profess to be Christians must take heed. We must be very careful that we are not… Read More

Joseph Irons (1785-1852) was one of the ablest preachers of his day, and a powerful and prolific writer. His doctrinal teaching was pellucidly clear and consistent; he was a profound student and sound expositor of the Word of God, and many were influenced by his sermons, spoken and printed, and confirmed in the faith of God’s elect. He was a determined foe of Romanism and Ritualism, deeply interested in the welfare of… Read More

He who comes to God as partly righteous is sent away empty. He who comes acknowledging unrighteousness, but at the same time trying to neutralize it or to expiate it by feelings, prayers, and tears, is equally rejected. But he who comes to God as an unrighteous person to a righteous, yet gracious God in Christ, finds not only ready access, but plenteous blessings.

In reading the word of God, it becomes us ever to remember that the sacred pages are a transcript of the perfections of the infinite God, who is the “high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy;” (Isaiah 57:15). A Being whose omniscient eye beholds the end from the beginning, who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will, and will do all his pleasure; who “bringeth… Read More

In reading the word of God, it becomes us ever to remember that the sacred pages are a transcript of the perfections of the infinite God, who is the “high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy;” (Isaiah 57:15). A Being whose omniscient eye beholds the end from the beginning, who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will, and will do all his pleasure; who “bringeth… Read More

“Passing through the Valley of Weeping.” (Psalm 84:6) Every living soul that has been experimentally taught his lost condition-that has known something of a resting place in Christ-that has turned his back upon both the world and the professing church-and gone weeping Zionward, that he may live in Jesus, feel His power, taste His love, know His blood, rejoice in His grace-every such soul shall, like Israel of old, be borne safely… Read More

“Passing through the Valley of Weeping.” (Psalm 84:6) Every living soul that has been experimentally taught his lost condition-that has known something of a resting place in Christ-that has turned his back upon both the world and the professing church-and gone weeping Zionward, that he may live in Jesus, feel His power, taste His love, know His blood, rejoice in His grace-every such soul shall, like Israel of old, be borne safely… 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

There is absolutely no evidence in the Bible of any kind that would indicate that the Rapture, which is the bringing of the believers into Heaven, or into the presence of Christ, would occur before the final tribulation period. The Word of God is crystal clear that the rapture will be the last day. It will be at the end of time. In First Corinthians 15:51-52 we read, “Behold, I shew you… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Go Preach to the Dead” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Isaiah 6:8-10, and the audio is 47 minutes long.

“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

It came to my mind again recently that I can find no hope or consolation of any kind in anything that I have done or am. There is not a single thing about me that would commend me to God or warrant His blessing me in the least way. But then I also had this thought, I can find no hope or consolation in the fact that I see this is my… 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

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

Although we should all strive to love our neighbor as ourselves, it’s imperative that we derive no confidence from that, but rather that we flee to Christ and plead His righteousness as our only ground salvation – as the sole and complete basis upon which I, a sinner, can be reconciled before a holy God – One whose inflexible justice shall not clear the guilty. I need a Substitute. In this light… Read More

All the comforts and privileges that the children of God know on this side of heaven, and in heaven, proceed from the Father’s everlasting love to us in Christ Jesus. Whatever grace the Lord bestows upon us, it is eternal life begun. All divine grace is everlasting. This is what the faithful watchman must declare upon the walls of Zion, that all the inhabitants and citizens may know the privileges and immunities… Read More

The title of this article, as you find it above, refers to the suffering of the anointed Son of God upon the cross for the sins of God’s elect, so that they should not perish but have everlasting life. Children, the word “passion” means suffering. The word “suffering,” as we use it now, does not refer to the suffering inflicted upon Jesus by the hand of men, a suffering then that He… Read More

“Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woolen and linen together.” (Deuteronomy 22:11) Who should have thought that such a precept as this of Moses had a gospel signification! And yet as Christ was preached under types and figures though the whole law, we may reasonably suppose that not a single command was then given but what had an eye to Him and His great salvation. If we… Read More

A study of Revelation 19:17-18 All the Fowls Were Filled With Their Flesh Revelation chapter 19 verse 11 begins a new vision that the Lord Jesus gave to the Apostle John. Here John saw the Lord Jesus Christ come out of heaven riding on a white horse, and all the armies which were in heaven followed Him on white horses. We need to keep in mind that this vision is recorded in… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “In That Day” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Isaiah 4:1 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

A study of 1 Peter 3:16-22 The Title of this article is “Saved By Water”. Those are literally the words you find in this passage of 1 Peter 3: “Saved By Water”. That is quite a challenge. We know that we are saved by Christ only. Why then would God write here in 1 Peter 3 that we are saved by water? But I love a challenge when I see it. 1… Read More

When we look into the Word of God concerning thankfulness, then a great deal of soberness has to enter into our hearts. Soberness because, looking into the Word of God, we discover how little we know about thanksgiving and how little we express gratitude to God. Looking over this past year, which is crowned with His faithfulness and love and goodness, we can blush over how little we prayed and thanked Him…. 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

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a Merchantman, seeking goodly pearls: who, when He had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that He had, and bought it.” (Matthew 13:45-46) ————————————– THERE are characteristic chapters in God’s most Holy Word which we can never forget, neither can we lose sight of the position they occupy in the record of Divine truth. Here we have a parabolic chapter,… Read More

GOD tells us that His people are ACCEPTED IN CHRIST (Ephesians 1:6). If a person is without Christ, then he has nothing that God will accept! God tells us that no man CAN COME unto the Father but by Christ; therefore, if a person is without Christ, he has no ground upon which he can approach God. Christ said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” If He is THE… Read More

Many people sing the old hymn “Faith Is the Victory.” We as true believers may wonder how this could be so because we know our faith is all too often weak and pitiful. Add to that the fact that so many have such a perverted view of faith. They really have faith in their faith. To many faith is no more than mental determination, positive thinking, or a blind leap in the… Read More

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8) What a mercy, my hearers, that our Jesus, on whom we build our souls’ eternal all, is “the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever”! Whatever we look at, save the God of our salvation, we see changing. Look at the world and the things of the world – its fashion is changed. The Psalmist David had his… Read More