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Monthly Archives: November 2008

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “An Altar” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 13:10 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

By William Gadsby Preached in Manchester, England February 9th, 1840 ________________________________________________ “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward; not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9) To add to, or diminish from, the Word of God is a crime, though much employed in the frivolities of the world; and the office of a… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “We Know” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 John 5:20-21 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

What is the difference between them? What do they signify? What does the number 666 represent that is found in the last verse of the chapter? The first beast comes out of the sea. It has ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns or diadems upon its horns, and a blasphemous name upon its head. And it “was like a leopard, its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was… Read More

“But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: Thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.” (Psalm 40:17) One who seeks to justify doubts concerning his own salvation may reason like this – “I don’t doubt the power of the blood of Christ to cleanse me from all my sins, but I do doubt my own interest in it.” My friends, you have… Read More

An excerpt from, “The Life of Faith” by William Romaine (1714-1795) The Gospel, in the power of the Holy Spirit, uncovers unto a sinner the way of salvation contrived in the covenant of grace, and manifests to him what the ever blessed Trinity had therein purposed, and what in the fulness of time was accomplished. That all the perfections of the Godhead might be infinitely and everlastingly glorified, the Father covenanted to… Read More

“Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.” (Proverbs 4:25) Brethren, let us keep our eyes towards the glory of God in Christ in all things. Let us keep our focus upon Him whom to know is life eternal and run the race that is set before us “looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). Let us always look to the… Read More

“No servant is greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also.” (John 15:20) You will not be persecuted for holding doctrinal truths in the head; but for having grace in your heart; for the former will not cause you to differ from the world. When the fruits of the Spirit manifest themselves in your life; when you are blind to your own interest in this world; when… Read More

I stand before you this evening as the servant of Christ, or the servant of the devil. The gospel is a fan that will separate the chaff from the wheat. The Pharisees and philosophers get but little hope from me, and will, therefore, seek more flattering preaching elsewhere. It will avail nothing to assent to this or that doctrine, unless the Lord writes it on the heart. The more you know of… Read More

Revelation 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. How are we to understand Revelation 16:16, which speaks about this Armageddon? In verse 15 God gives us a clue as to when this takes place: “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” Any place in the Bible where… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “My Children Walk In Truth” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 3rd John 1:4, and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Old and New Commandment” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 John 2:7-8 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Lord Not Imputing Iniquity” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 32:7-8 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Passing Over” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Exodus 12:13 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

Many who profess to believe in and love Christ and His Word are like the little girl who was invited to dinner at her friend’s home. The vegetable was buttered broccoli. The mother asked the little girl if she liked it. The little girl replied politely, “Oh, yes, I LOVE it!” But when the broccoli was passed she declined to take any. The hostess said, “I thought you said you loved buttered… Read More

By John Kershaw On one occasion I was invited to preach at Keighley during the holidays in Whit-week. A friend was to meet me with a horse, on the road between Keighley and Halifax. One of my friends lending me a horse for two days, the man had the pleasure of riding back on the horse he brought for me. Before I left my bedroom in the morning, according to my usual… Read More

By John Kershaw It will be seen from the following narration that when I first heard of “election” I was upon “Old Covenant” ground. One Sunday evening I went with my father and my mother’s brother to the Independent meeting place in Rochdale to hear Mr. Roby of Manchester [the minister under whose preaching John Warburton was blessed]. As we returned home, these two old pilgrims were wonderfully pleased with the sermon,… Read More

Preached At Galeed Chapel, Brighton, England, On a Lord’s day Evening, 1923 – By J. K. Popham ____________________________________________ “Having therefore, brethren,, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He hath consecrated for us through the veil, that is to say His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “The Pearl of Great Price” The scripture text that is from Matthew 13:45-46 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Christ, The Builder of His House” The scripture text is from 2 Samuel 7:12-17 and the audio is 29 minutes long.

I stand before you this evening as the servant of Christ, or the servant of the devil. The gospel is a fan that will separate the chaff from the wheat. The Pharisees and philosophers get but little hope from me, and will, therefore, seek more flattering preaching elsewhere. It will avail nothing to assent to this or that doctrine, unless the Lord writes it on the heart. The more you know of… Read More

We now come to an eminent and powerful minister of the Gospel of a different type–William Gadsby, of Manchester (1773-1844), whose labours extended to well-nigh every part of the country, and who by his sermons, hymns, and other writings exerted a wide spiritual influence, and his interest in the poor and needy in Lancashire and elsewhere rendered his public advocacy of their cause of great value. In him we have a man… Read More

“God knows best!” and “May Your will be done!” are hard lessons to learn!

“What a mockery is a mere profession of religion which costs a man nothing! There is no more true religion than what is felt, known, and experienced in the soul.”

Dear Mr. Editor, When a church after due consideration has decided upon the use of a harmonium or organ to assist in the singing, and a minister, being invited to supply, finds such an instrument in the chapel, has he any kind of right to interfere with a deacon in the matter, even if it does not accord with his own views and opinions? Again, is it kind, wise, courteous, justifiable, and… Read More

Life of the Author I was born in the Weald of Kent, as is related in the sequel of this narrative. My father was a day-labouring man, who worked for seven or eight shillings in the winter, and in the summer for nine shillings per week, which is but a small pittance to keep a family. My mother bore eleven children, of which number I am the tenth; and our eternal High-Priest… Read More

I BELIEVE, that every man who is enlightened to see the fellowship of the gospel mystery, enabled to receive it in the love of it, who is blessed with enlargement of heart, access to God, and freedom with him in prayer, is delivered from the yoke and bondage of Moses’s law, in every sense of the words: he is free born, a son of the free woman and made free by the… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Father’s Gift” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 6:37 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “One Thing Sought After” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 27:4 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “I Will Come” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 8:7 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Eyes Open, Ears Attent” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2 Chronicles 7:15-16 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A Light on A Candlestick” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 11:33-36 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A Single Eye” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 11:33-36 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

“Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of Me.” (John 5:39) I. I have sometimes thought that a Nation must be truly BLESSED if it were governed by no other laws than those of that blessed Book (Deuteronomy 4:5-6). It is so complete a system that nothing can be added to it (Deuteronomy 4:2), nor taken from it (Revelation 22:19). It… Read More

In the preceding number of the SIGNS, sister Gentry asked for our opinion and for the views, of others, on the subject of prayer. The subject of prayer has occasioned us much reflection at times, for the last forty-five years, and yet we have been so dull a scholar in the school of Christ, if indeed we are a pupil of his school, that after almost half a century’s tuition on 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) IN Consequence of our Apostacy from God, the Depravation of our Nature, thereupon, and of that personal Guilt, which we have contracted: We cannot, according to the Tenor of the Law, be admitted to Fellowship with our Maker either here, or hereafter, without Satisfaction… Read More

Before a man can preach the spirit of the gospel, his life and conduct must be according to it; and most gospel preachers fall short in this respect. It is the cross we are inclined to shun. But we shall bear it, if we are Christ’s ministers, and then our walk will be quite contrary to the world.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Teach Me, O LORD” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Galatians 1:3-9, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Behold, Thy Mother” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is John 19:25-27, and the audio is 38 minutes long.

He is not a Christian who differs only in ‘sentiment’ from the world, but in ‘practice’.

Preached at Zoar Chapel, Great Alie Street, London, 1845 – By John Kershaw —————————— “The poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 29:19) —————————— There are two things, as leading principles in our text, that I want, by the help of the Lord, to call your attention to. The first is, to say a little of “the poor among men.” And secondly, to show that they “shall… Read More

Preached at Bedworth, England. On a Tuesday Evening in the month of April, 1852 By J.C. Philpot “For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God: and to whit for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead. even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” (1… Read More

The Believer’s Rule Of Life By William Huntington Condensed from “The Rule and Riddle.” Published in 1811 by T. Bensley, London PREFACE WILLIAM HUNTINGTON was born on February 2,1745, near Cranbrook, Kent, England. He died on July 1, 1813, in his sixty-ninth year. Of Huntington’s description of his sweet blessed deliverance into gospel liberty, J. C. Philpot says: “We have read some of the finest productions of human eloquence, in both ancient… Read More

Preached in Grove Chapel, Camberwell, England. October 20th, 1878 By Thomas Bradbury —————————— “What if God, willing to show His wrath, and to make His power known, endured with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction.” (Romans 9:22) —————————— We have been singing most glorious truths. How many of us have the happy consciousness and sweet assurance that we have sung with the spirit and with the understanding, those precious… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Life in Christ” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 John 5:11-12 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Flee These Things, Follow After Righteousness, Godliness, Faith, Love, Patience, Meekness.” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Timothy 6:11 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “A Picture of Sin” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 12:22 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Bruised Reed Not Broken” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 12:17-21 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Be of Good Cheer” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 16:33 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The Eye of The Lord” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 33:18-19 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Continuing Steadfastly” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Acts 2:42 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

“For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.” (Romans 10:3) ———— Provident and well-wishing pilots, observing the rocks on which many ignorant and heedless passengers have split and sunk, and where they themselves have escaped but narrowly, use to set up sea-marks as cautions or warnings to such as shall come after, that by other men’s… Read More

Preached in Grove Chapel, Camberwell, England. February 18th, 1877 By Thomas Bradbury —————————— “It is God that Justifieth” Romans 8:33 —————————— The covenant purposes of Jehovah toward His own elect having been accomplished in their salvation by Jesus Christ, and redeeming love having triumphed over sin, death, and hell, the Kinsman-Redeemer, on the ground of His finished work, entered heaven’s highest glory to appear in the presence of the Father to make… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “God is Faithful” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Corinthians 10:13 and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “A Token For Good” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 86:17 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Praise God Who Hath Blessed Us” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 1:3, and the audio is 41 minutes long.

“Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:13) The immediate connection in which these words stand is as follows: Our Lord Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah, “came unto his own, and his own received him not.” By “his own” we are to understand the whole of the Jewish nation, which are nationally His peculiar people; He… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Thoughts of Peace” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Jeremiah 29:11-13 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Understanding The Fear of The Lord” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Proverbs 2:1-5 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “I Do Remember My Faults” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 41:9 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Lacked Ye Anything?” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 22:35 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Chosen” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 1:4 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

HUNTINGTON closely and faithfully discriminated between taking the mere lamp of profession in the hand and the vital necessity, upon which he insisted, of possessing the oil of God’s grace in the heart if ever we are to enter heaven. (Matt. xxv. 1-13.) “This it was,” says J. C. Philpot, “which especially made him obnoxious to the professing world as well as to the profane. You may take away almost anything from… Read More

Many people cannot reconcile the reality of God’s grace in salvation with the responsibility of believers to obey God’s Word, be careful and zealous in good works, and to strive diligently to be conformed to Christ in our character, thoughts and conduct. Some see grace as canceling out works altogether. Others see works as canceling out grace altogether. Most try to mix or confuse grace and works in salvation, but that will… Read More

Titus 3:4-7 Each glorious person in the Godhead has a glorious part in our salvation. GOD THE FATHER chose, sanctified, and set us apart in Christ before the world was; GOD THE SON took our humanity into union to His personal Godhead, was made flesh, lived a perfect life, suffered and died a solemn death, rose again from the dead, and is now exalted at the right hand of the Father, ever… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Greatest Love” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 15:13 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Agony” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 22:44 and the audio is 39 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Knowing and Doing” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 13:17 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Peace Within Thy Walls” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 122:7, and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “No Passing By of The Law” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 5:18 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Not one Jot or one Tittle” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 5:18 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Lillies” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 14:16 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A Plumline” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Amos 7:8 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Death Before Life” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Romans 4:19 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Christ Weeping” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 19:41-44 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Body Kept in Subjection” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Corinthians 9:27 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Give Thanks” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Thessalonians 5 16-18 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The Certainty of God’s Presence” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Exodus 3:12 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Put on Kindness” This is the first message in a 2 part series. The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Colossians 3:12-15, and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Put on Kindness” This is the second message in a 2 part series. The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Colossians 3:12-16, and the audio is 47 minutes long.

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This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “It” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Romans 11:7 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Patience” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 10:36 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The Effects of The Pouring Out of The Holy Spirit” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 32:15 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Labour of Love” This is the first message in a 3 part series. The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Thessalonians, and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Labour of Love” This is the second message in a 3 part series. The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Thessalonians, and the audio is 64 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Labour of Love” This is the third message in a 3 part series. The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Thessalonians 1:5-6, and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “What Doest Thou Here” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Kings 19:9, and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Judgment Beginning At God’s House” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Peter 4:17-19, and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Clean Through The Word” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 15:3 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Discipleship: Teaching All Nations” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 28:19 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Falling Among Thieves” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 10:30 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The Two Covenants” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 4:22-26, and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled: “When Christ Shall Appear” The scripture text is from 1st John 2:21-28, and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Salvation Belongeth Unto The Lord” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 3:8, and the audio is 40 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Charity Never Faileth” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Corinthians 13:8 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “One Body, and One Spirit” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 4:4, and the audio is 53 minutes long.

WILLIAM GADSBY was born in the village of Attleborough, Warwickshire, about Jan. 3rd, 1773. As his parents were poor, he had little or no education. When 13, he was apprenticed to a ribbon weaver, but was subsequently compelled to leave that trade, in consequence of a tenderness of the chest; and he then became a stocking weaver. In 1790, he went to see men hung, and the horrid spectacle had such an… Read More

A Declaration of the Faith and Practice of the Church of Christ at Horsely-down, under the Pastoral Care of Mr. John Gill, &c. —————————— Having been enabled, through divine grace, to give up ourselves to the Lord, and likewise to one another by the will of God; we account it a duty incumbent upon us to make a declaration of our faith and practice, to the honour of Christ, and the glory… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Prayer and Fasting” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Mark 9:28-29 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

In Ruth chapters 1-4 we read about the story of: Ruth the Moabitess (Ruth 1:1-7) Ruth 1:1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. (He had sold his property in Bethlehem and he went to live… Read More