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Monthly Archives: February 2009

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Now Mine Eye Seeth Thee” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Job 42:4-6, and the audio is 40 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Green Tree and The Dry Tree” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Luke 23:31, and the audio is 52 minutes long.

“…The dead are raised…” (Matthew 11:5) The “dead” are those who by nature are dead in sin. These dead are raised up when life from God visits their souls. They are raised up to faith in Jesus, raised up to hope in his name, raised up to a sense of his dying love to their souls, raised up from doubt and fear, raised up from the depths of despondency, to look unto… Read More

The Gospel of God’s grace in Christ Jesus is not a thing to be proved, but truth to be believed. It is not submitted to our reasoning powers as a subject for critical examination. The gospel is a MESSAGE FROM GOD, addressed to the conscience, feelings, and affections. For this reason, men fond of argument and proving everything by strictly logical deduction generally make very poor preachers. In the Scriptures, God does… Read More

“I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence.” (Isaiah 62:6) The prophet begins this chapter with much zeal to show the Lord’s peculiar care over his afflicted people. “For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as… Read More

“When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.” (Psalm 126:1) This then is the word we must first look at; it implies something we have to expect and wait for, when will this good thing be done for us, this turning of our captivity? Now many think this “turning” means getting clean out, as they say, so as to never get bound again; but it… Read More

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.” (Colossians 2:6) ———— To walk in Christ as we received him is to retain the sense of our need of him, as when we felt the Day Spring from on high first visited us, and the terrors of the Lord made us afraid. O how plainly and feelingly did we then feel the need of a Saviour. Then… Read More

“By grace ye are saved.” (Ephesians 2:5) What a wonderful mercy it is to an enlightened sinner to hear what the Apostle says, “By grace ye are saved.” Men under the conviction of sin and the discovery of God’s justice and holiness often feel themselves utterly hopeless, and whatever men may say to them about amending their lives, it leaves them in more despair than before, being made to feel with all… Read More

There were seven recorded utterances of the Lord Jesus just before He died. As you may already know, the number seven is the number that indicates “perfection”. But the number seven is also the number of “Rest” in a finished work. God created the heavens and the earth in six days, and He rested the seventh day. Today we will look at the seventh saying of the Lord Jesus indicating that He… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “Words of Preparation – Part 1” The scripture text is from Matthew 25:1-13 and the audio is 40 minutes long.

Question 1: Who is the only self-existent Being? Answer: God is the only self-existent Being. Exodus 3:14 Psalm 90:2 Isaiah 45:5 Isaiah 45:22 John 8:58 Question 2: Ought everyone to believe that there is a God? Answer: Everyone ought to believe that there is a God, and it is their great sin and folly who do not. Psalm 9:17 Ecclesiastes 12:13 Mark 16:16 John 8:24 John 16:8-9 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12. Question 3:… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “Words of Preparation – Part 2” The scripture text is from Matthew 25:1-13 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

Daughters of Jerusalem (Luke 23:26-33, Zechariah 9:9, Romans 2:28-29) Luke 23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. Luke 23:27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him. Luke 23:28 But Jesus turning unto them said,… Read More

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. Real religion will find its way to the heart, and its effect will be manifest in the life. When the Lord has taken a poor sinner in hand He will never leave him, but will surely purge away his dross and tin…. Read More

God’s children need much humbling and stripping; and frequently a “furnace”, to take away the dross which gathers so very fast. “I have refined you but not in the way silver is refined. Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering.” (Isaiah 48:10) By William Tiptaft

“That there should be some fire even after this life is not incredible, and it can be inquired into and either be discovered or left hidden whether some of the faithful may be saved, some more slowly and some more quickly in the greater or lesser degree in which they loved the good things that perish, through a certain purgatorial fire” (Handbook on Faith, Hope, and Charity 18:69 [A.D. 421]). “We read… Read More

“I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” (John 3:3) It seems very cutting to parents when I warn them against making children Pharisees and hypocrites. But the truth is cutting to flesh and blood, for it is sharper than any two-edged sword. We strongly oppose what the professing world calls true religion. Much of the religion of the present day, is… 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. By William Tiptaft

Let us begin today with a question: Have you ever wanted God to speak to you? In a moment of desperation or heavy discouragement, have you ever said, “O Lord, if only You would speak to me; if only I could hear Your voice; if only You would talk to me and not be silent”? It may have been when cancer was found in your body. Or when your child’s health was… Read More

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient. ————————————————————– In my explanation of verses 24 and 25 I compared the way and development of sin to a smooth and slippery road upon which the sinner slides down to destruction. He is forced down by a power which the apostle… Read More

Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. ——————————————————————————– Introduction I can best express the main thought of this part of Romans 1, in its connection,by saying that sin… Read More

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, cast out demons in your name, and done many wonders in your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice… Read More

In just three years since its publication in 2003, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code became one of the most widely read books of all time. As of April 2006, it had been translated into 44 different languages, selling approximately 40 million copies and earning Brown more than £200 million. On 19 May, 2006, The Da Vinci Code film, produced by Sony Pictures, directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard and starring Tom… Read More

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.” (Romans 1:18) Introduction My text is intended to be an added reason for the statement of the apostle in verse 16. There the apostle says: “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. I am not ashamed to preach it, to represent it, to preach it wherever the Lord… Read More

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Introduction The word of my text gives a reason for something which the… Read More

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, Romans 1:2 (which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Romans 1:3 concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; Romans 1:4 and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness,… Read More

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8) “For!” Let us not overlook this little but significant word! For by grace are ye saved! The conjunction presents the truth here expressed as a reason for something else, an explanation of something that has been mentioned in the context. It informs us of the fact that this statement does not… Read More

1 Timothy 2:4 God our Saviour, who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. “Who will have all men to be saved” Do we understand this? The title of this article is: “Is It God’s Will that All Men Be saved?” Is that really so? Clearly we can see that there are many people who died unsaved. In our lifetime we could see… Read More

“Marriage, The Mystery of Christ and the Church” written By David Engelsma is an excellent book and the author of this website recommends this book as a must have in order to defend the wonderful biblical truth of marriage and what God’s word has to say on this most important matter. The first review appeared in the “Protestant Reformed Theological Journal” in April 2001. The review was written by Arie denHartog. The… Read More

In this article we will consider the first parable in Luke Chapter 15. This is the Parable of the Lost Sheep. Even though the Lord Jesus is speaking about sheep, He actually has in view people; and particularly He has in view two groups of people: The Publicans & Sinners, and the Pharisees & Scribes. Now before we interpret this parable we must first ask ourselves: “What did God say?” Luke 15:1… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A More Sure Word” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2 Peter 1:19-21 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Glory of The Cross” The scripture text is from1 Corinthians 1:17-18 and the audio is 31 minutes long.

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. By William Tiptaft

We can spend everything upon that vile monster – self! Pray for each other that the Lord may cause us to give freely for His sake; for “there is one who scatters, and yet increases.” Take my advice and have as little to do with the world as you can help. How very little we really need in this life! By William Tiptaft

When we search the Bible, we find 120 times that God speaks about High Places. If God mentions High Places that often, we have to conclude that these must be very important places. Just before the children of Israel entered into the Promised Land, God gave them some definite instructions through Moses. God said in Numbers chapter 33: Numbers 33:50 And the LORD spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by… Read More

Dear reader, Let us beware of the problems procrastination can cause in our friendships and especially our marriages. Failure to do something, and putting it off until a later date due to laziness can cause resentment in your marriage. Are you putting off doing something that needs to be done, that can be done, right now? May these bible verses help us, and cause us not to procrastinate. Proverbs 6:6 Go to… Read More