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Monthly Archives: December 2008

The meaning of the word “Revelation” is “the uncovering of something that was hidden”. What did God uncover when He disclosed the prophecy that is called “The Revelation of John”? God lifted the tip of the veil covering “the mysteries of the Kingdom of God”. This Reminds me of the words of 1 Corinthians 2:9, where we read, 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear… Read More

This letter to the Colossians was written because the church at Colosse was plagued by Judaizers and by Gnostics. The Judaizers were Jews who claimed that the Gentiles could not be fully Christians if they did not obey all the rules of the Ceremonial Law. On the other hand the Gnostics were people from Alexandria, Egypt, who denied the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, and who changed the Scriptures wherever the… Read More

What is the meaning of the word “Ecclesiastes”? It means, “The Preacher”. We find that in Ecclesiastes 1:1, “The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem”. Therefore we conclude that Ecclesiastes was written by king Solomon. Solomon Is the Preacher (2 Peter 1:21, Ecclesiastes 9:13) Some people object to that, because Solomon did a great deal of wickedness. But if God could speak His words through the mouth… Read More

In this article I would like us to take a close look at the second miracle of the prophet Elisha. The first miracle was that God parted the waters of the Jordan River. The second miracle was that God healed the waters of the city of Jericho. And thus the title of this article is, “The Waters of Jericho”. At about this time the prophet Elisha had succeeded the prophet Elijah. Who… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Few That Be Saved” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 13:23-24 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Henry Bouma titled “New Years Exhortation – Time To Awake Out Of Sleep” The scripture text that brother Henry is preaching from is Romans 13:11-13 and the audio is 63 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Prophets False and True” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 7:20 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Bringing Forth Fruit” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 1:3 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Few That Find The Narrow Way” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 7:13-14 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “No More Children” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 4:14-15 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The World’s Wisdom Never Finds God” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Corinthians 1:21 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Salvation by Hope” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Romans 8:24-25 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “We Like Sheep” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 53:6-9 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

Believers sometimes ask for more faith and stronger faith. We must pray to God as faith is His gift to us through the Lord Jesus Christ. We must, however, realize that God does not give faith mystically, magically, or without means. The means of faith in its growth and continuance is the Word of God – “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). To… Read More

“But by the grace of God, I am what I am” 1 Corinthians 15:10 Brethren, that which distinguishes us from the world can be summed up in one word – GRACE! Now it is certain that most people who claim to know and love the grace of God do not know the reality of it, but that does not alter the fact that we who truly believe and rest in Christ for… Read More

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew. 5:3 So who then are the “poor in spirit”? They are those who have been brought, by the life giving power of God the Holy Spirit, to know of their spiritual poverty – to know that they have nothing to pay, nothing to merit or earn them anything before God. They have been convinced of sin by the… Read More

“Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to Him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.” (Romans 7:4) One of the great and gracious results of our union with Christ by faith is “that we should bring forth fruit unto God” (Romans 7:4). Notice, it is NOT that… 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

When a Christian dies, does he go directly to Heaven? How can we reconcile the idea that he might go to Heaven directly with the fact that on the last day, when Christ returns, he will be resurrected from the grave? The Bible very clearly teaches that when we die we go to Heaven. But in Heaven we are there not with our bodies. Our bodies obviously are in the grave. But… Read More

“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” (Isaiah 55:1) Many of you may have heard or read the acronym of the word “GRACE” which goes like this: G (God’s) R (Riches) A (At) C (Christ’s) E (Expense). Redemption, even salvation itself, costs us nothing. The price is… Read More

It is true that I have sin in me, but it is pardoned. God has forgiven me all trespasses. I stand before Him in my Redeemer, Who undertook for me, and I am perfect in Him. The Father chose me in His Son: He looks upon the face of His beloved, and sees me in Him. In Christ He is well pleased, so He is with me! As He loves Christ –… Read More

“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) We have all heard it said that some people are “so heavenly minded they are no earthly good.” Those who use religion or… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “Back to The Basics” The scripture text is from Galatians 6:14-16 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

We will inquire who the “us-ward” are to whom the Lord is said to be long-suffering. They are undoubtedly the persons to whom Peter writes his epistles, including himself. Let us turn, then, to the first epistle, and see to whom he wrote: “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia;” and he then gives them the honored appellation of “Elect, according to… Read More

The spirit of liberty, gospel freedom, sweet peace in the conscience, pardon and redemption is all in Christ, my friends. And if we are blessed with these spiritual blessings in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are safe and secure to all eternity. The soul that has a saving interest in Christ, the great Redeemer, is as sure of heaven as if he were there already. It is not as some free-willers wickedly… Read More

“And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.” (Matthew 21:9) The word “Hosanna” means literally, “Save us now,” or, “Save, I beseech thee.” It is a Syriac word, and was the form of acclamation used among the Jews. It was probably used in the celebration of their great… Read More

If we desire to be wise in the sight of God so that we can understand what God has written, and if we desire to have discernment in spiritual matters so that we can discern between good and evil, then it is of the utmost importance that we have a clear conception of this picture of Babylon that God is painting before our eyes here in Revelation 17 and 18. Not only… Read More

Babylon is both a woman-harlot and a city. What Does the Woman Represent? Beyond any doubt as a woman she is a symbol of the church on earth as an institution for the building up of the saints, and for the propagation of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Christ. And when I speak about “the church” we must distinguish between the invisible church consisting of all the truly saved individuals in… Read More

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:14) To be “led by the Spirit of God” is to be led to Christ for all salvation, righteousness and eternal life. It is to be led in sorrow over sin and repentance, not so as to despair without hope, but to find peace, comfort and rest in Christ whose blood cleanses us from… Read More

William Gadsby once preached at Rochdale from the text, “Lord, help me!” Having read his text, he took off his spectacles, and, in his usual, deliberate way, looked round on the congregation, and said, “Friends, by way of introduction, I will tell you how I came by my text.” “Before I was fully in the ministry, I was in business; and, as most business men do, I worked a little on credit…. 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

The hope of Arminianism seems to me to differ much from the hope of the gospel, because it allows that Christ died for all men. But Christ declares that the gates which lead to destruction receive the greatest number, (Matthew 7:13). Therefore, if the former be true, some are in hell for whom Christ died; in which case there must have been a deficiency in the price the Surety paid, or else… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “Condemnation and Justification” The scripture text is from Romans 5 and the audio is 36 minutes long.

Having for about a week, at different times, found a desire to write upon a passage of Scripture, and seeing the leadings of providence without confusion in the attempt, I therefore proceed, begging the Lord to guide me into all truth; for He has made me know that without Him I can do nothing. May He be pleased to make it a blessing to His children that may read it; and may… Read More

By purpose then, according to the Scriptures, I understand God’s predestinating a certain number of the children of men (known only to Himself) to obtain eternal life, and this out of pure love in a sovereign way, according to His own will and pleasure. This is the whole and sole cause. Now Paul is plain upon this, “Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ unto Himself, according to… Read More

I come now to treat of effectual calling. There is an outward or general call, and this is very common to the children of God, as when a man is alarmed by his natural conscience, which makes dreadful work in some, or by bodily, or family afflictions, or by afflictive providences, or by hearing an alarming preacher; these things may greatly shake a man, and bring him to reform, and into a… Read More

Let us now come to the next general head, and that is, our loving God; “For we know that all things work together for good to them that love God; to them who are the called accord­ing to His purpose.” We are sure of this, that when man came out of his Maker’s hands he loved God; hence you read, “God made man upright.” And the same penman says in the Song,… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Enduring Temptation” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is James 1:12 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Preaching Repentance” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Mark 6:12 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Parable of The Householder” The scripture text is from Matthew 13:51-52 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Parable of Forgiveness” The scripture text is from Matthew 18:21-35 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Micah 7:7” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Looking, Waiting and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “His Adversaries Ashamed” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 13:17 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

According to some people, Christ died to give all a chance of being saved! I do not know that I hate anything more in my soul than to hear that. It makes Jesus Christ so little–that He should do so much, and after all only to get us a chance of being saved. Why, if a man is set up in business, you see how often it happens that he fails in… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Trying The Spirits” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 John 4:1 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

[AUDIO https://testallthings.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/michael-pickett-known-and-not-known.mp3%5D This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Known and Not Known” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 42:8 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “And Himself Believed” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 4:53 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Follow Thou Me” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 21:22 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “No Respecter of Persons” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Acts 10:34-35 and the audio is 43 minutes long.