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Monthly Archives: April 2009

In this study we will look at the story of David and Goliath. This is a very familiar story; everyone knows the outcome of this story. But the three reasons I am teaching from this chapter are these: 1. We want to know: What exactly did God say? What are the words God recorded for us? Where do we see the Gospel in this historical framework? 2. How do these words impact… Read More

In this study we will look at the story of David and Goliath. This is a very familiar story; everyone knows the outcome of this story. But the three reasons I am teaching from this chapter are these: 1. We want to know: What exactly did God say? What are the words God recorded for us? Where do we see the Gospel in this historical framework? 2. How do these words impact… Read More

3rd John 1:1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. 3rd John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3rd John 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 3rd John 1:4 I have no greater joy… Read More

This is the message of the bible: GOD, who is perfect, created man in His own image, but man (Adam) chose to rebel against God. Thus Adam’s sin infected all mankind. GOD’S justice requires payment for sin. Thus the whole human race, which is accountable to God, is bound for eternal condemnation. GOD, in His great mercy, decided to save certain individuals by proving a substitute to pay for their sins. GOD,… Read More

Today I want to talk to you about: “Which God are we serving?” Do we bow down to the One and Only Almighty God who is described by the Bible alone, or do we serve another god whom our Church says we should be worshipping? Of course, you all know the answer to that question. We must worship the God of the Bible, because the men in the Church may be badly… Read More

Do you know how long the children of Israel were wandering in the wilderness? The answer is 40 years. Did you know that 10 x 40 years is 400 years? It was 400 years after God freed the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, that they rejected God as their King, and so God gave them Saul as their first king. Do you know how long Saul reigned as king?… Read More

Do you know how long the children of Israel were wandering in the wilderness? The answer is 40 years. Did you know that 10 x 40 years is 400 years? It was 400 years after God freed the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, that they rejected God as their King, and so God gave them Saul as their first king. Do you know how long Saul reigned as king?… Read More

Every first day of the week we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus from the grave. By that act of the resurrection of Christ from the tomb, God demonstrated beyond any shadow of a doubt, that the price for our sins on the cross has been fully paid. And to prove that Christ has absolutely risen from the dead: He appeared to many (1 Corinthians 15:3-8, John 6:70) We read about… Read More

Every first day of the week we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus from the grave. By that act of the resurrection of Christ from the tomb, God demonstrated beyond any shadow of a doubt, that the price for our sins on the cross has been fully paid. And to prove that Christ has absolutely risen from the dead: He appeared to many (1 Corinthians 15:3-8, John 6:70) We read about… Read More

David’s Sin and His Attempt to Hide It David the king was a man after God’s own heart. But David also had a weak spot for women. One night David could not sleep, and he got out of his bed and walked on the roof of his palace. They built houses with flat roofs in those days. And from the roof David saw a woman washing herself, and the woman was very… Read More

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. When religious people read a statement like the one I chose as the title of this article, they think those who believe and preach such doctrine are opening the door for men and women to live like hell. I’ve actually had people tell me: “If you preach… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Stand Fast” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled: “The Parable of The Growing Seed” The scripture text is from Mark 4:26-29, and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio message by Carl Haak titled: “The Return of The King” The scripture text that brother Carl is teaching from is Matthew 25:31, and the audio is 19 minutes long.

Did Christ o’er sinners weep? And shall our cheeks be dry? Let floods of penitential grief Burst forth from every eye. The Son of God in tears The angels wondering see; Hast thou no wonder, O my soul? He shed those tears for thee! He wept that we might weep, Might weep our sin and shame; He wept to show his love for us, And bid us love the same. Then tender… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled: “The Parable of The Two Debtors” The scripture text is from Luke 7:31-50, and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Jesus Christ, The Son of David” The scripture text is from Matthew 21:1-16 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

Three Pictures (1 Peter 2:9-10) God shows us: Kings, Priests and Prophets. 1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: 1 Peter 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained… Read More

In the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 7, verses 15 and 16 God speaks about ONE land purchase, but in actuality there were two land purchases in view. Jacob and his sons died in Egypt (Acts 7:15-16, Deuteronomy 5:6, John 8:34) Acts 7:15 So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers, Acts 7:16 And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for… Read More

In the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 7, verses 15 and 16 God speaks about ONE land purchase, but in actuality there were two land purchases in view. Jacob and his sons died in Egypt (Acts 7:15-16, Deuteronomy 5:6, John 8:34) Acts 7:15 So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers, Acts 7:16 And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for… Read More

pateo, pat-eh’-o; from a der. prob. of G3817 (mean. a “path”); to trample (lit. or fig.):–tread (down, under foot) | | | | Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. | | | | Luke 10:17 And the… Read More

There is nothing worth living for in this vain world. Vanity is stamped upon all created good. All dealings with the world are of a deadening nature; therefore, whatever unnecessarily brings us into contact with the world should be avoided. “No man can serve two masters.” That great truth is a continual cross to many. “O wretched man that I am!” says the great apostle. And so says every child of God… Read More

The soul is in its best state when most humbled. Lowliness of mind and contrition of spirit are the best evidences of the effects of grace wrought in the soul. The promises are nearly all for… The humble, The lowly, The broken-hearted, The tempted, The tempest-tossed, The devil-harassed, The afflicted children of God. For the Lord will revive the humble and the contrite. He will give grace to the lowly, and feed… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Prophecy not of Man” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2nd Peter 1:19-21 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

From John Warburton’s Mercies of a Covenant God. ———————————————– For many years John Warburton’s great trial was that his wife, whom he had married when he was unregenerate, was a complete stranger to the things of God. Here he tells how his prayers were wonderfully answered. ———————————————– O the blessings that broke through these clouds that I had so much dreaded [the death of a little daughter]! I never can tell a… Read More

One of the attributes of our God is that He delights in mercy. But when we try to understand the mercy of God, we must be careful that we do not bring God down to our level of humanity. Our God is a Sovereign God who brought this world in existence, and He is still in control of the affairs of this world. Our God is not a spectator of this world’s… Read More

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Apart from the Holy Spirit’s work of regeneration and conversion in the heart of God’s elect, man’s natural depravity will always lead him to the conclusion that his justification (his being declared legally righteous) before God is conditioned on what he does or doesn’t do. They think if they can do their best to keep God’s… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Walking In Christ” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Colossians 2:6-7 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Given To Believe” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Philippians 1:29 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Abiding” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 John 2:24-25 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

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

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “My Times in Thy Hand” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 31:14-15 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Needful To Write” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Jude 3 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The Appearing of Jesus” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Titus 2:13-14 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “A Living Man” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Lamentations 3:39-40 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “And Thou Bethlehem” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Micah 5:2, and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “God Sent His Son” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Galatians 4:4 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Publishing The Name of The Lord” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Deuteronomy 32:3-4 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Loving Kindness of The Lord” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 107:43, and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Perfection” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 138:8 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Foundation of God” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2 Timothy 2:19, and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Nothing But Leaves” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Mark 11:13 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A Little Leaven” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Galatians 5:9 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Water From The Well” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 12:3 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “On Eagles Wings” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Exodus 19:4 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Our Father” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 64:8 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Salvation in His Name” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Acts 4:11-12 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The Stone” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Acts 4:11-12, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Sit Still” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ruth 3:18 and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Marah” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Exodus 15:23 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Ye Shall Seek Me” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 13:13 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Who Art Thou” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 1:22, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Lord Will Appear” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Leviticus 9:4 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Noah Found Grace” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 6:8, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Godliness With Contentment” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Timothy 6:6 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

Jesus made that inestimable sacrifice – not of gold, nor silver, but of His own precious blood – to redeem selfish, carnal, ungodly, and hell-deserving sinners! Moreover, He has bestowed upon them more than we can ever ask or think! Glory and honor be to His adorable name! By William Tiptaft

In 2004, John Piper gave a speech claiming to teach Limited Atonement. Here is a link to that entire speech: http://www.theresurgence.com/reformission_2004-11-09_session_03_audio_piper_pt.2 In that speech, he endorsed Millard J. Erickson’s theology as being correct on the subject of Limited Atonement. To support his own teaching on the Atonement, Piper quoted from Millard J. Erickson’s systematic theology titled “Christian Theology.” The above is a picture of Erickson’s book: it shows exactly where the quote… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Bread of Life” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 6:35-40 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

First, some Christians (e.g., Nazarene, Assemblies of God, Foursquare, Calvary Chapel, Methodist, Christian Church) believe that Jesus died for the sins of all people. This position is commonly referred to as Arminianism, after James Arminius, Wesleyanism, named after John Wesley, or Unlimited Atonement. They appeal to those Scriptures which speak of Jesus dying for all people (2 Cor. 5:14-15; 1 Tim. 2:1-6; 4:10; Titus 2:11), the whole world (John 1:29; 3:16-17; 1… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled: “The Friend At Midnight” The scripture text is from Luke 11:5-12, and the audio is 41 minutes long.

In Revelation chapters 2 and 3 God has messages for seven Churches in Asia Minor. There were many more churches, but God picked out these seven as examples of what the New Testament Church is like. But God’s message is actually to us: “Where do we stand? To which of these seven churches can we compare ourselves? Not surprisingly, God selected the first one of the seven to be the Church at… Read More

We begin in Acts, chapter 1, verses 1-4. Here we read about a whole series of exciting events. Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. Acts 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven… Read More

We begin in Acts, chapter 1, verses 1-4. Here we read about a whole series of exciting events. Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. Acts 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven… Read More

Isaiah chapter 6 begins with these words: “In the Year that King Uzziah Died, I Saw the Lord.” Of course, everyone would ask: When did king Uzziah die? But when you search the Bible, you do not find a reference for the year that King Uzziah died, even though God mentioned it in Isaiah 6:1. In 2 Chronicles 26:16-21 we find some information about king Uzziah. Uzziah was a God fearing king…. Read More

Isaiah chapter 6 begins with these words: “In the Year that King Uzziah Died, I Saw the Lord.” Of course, everyone would ask: When did king Uzziah die? But when you search the Bible, you do not find a reference for the year that King Uzziah died, even though God mentioned it in Isaiah 6:1. In 2 Chronicles 26:16-21 we find some information about king Uzziah. Uzziah was a God fearing king…. Read More

Someone in our Congregation asked me once: “Can you explain to us the parables in the Bible?” Yes I can! Where are the parables in the Bible? When we think of the parables in the Bible, what do we think of? We think of the parables that Jesus told, when He walked on earth almost 2000 years ago. But did you know that the Old Testament is filled with historical parables? These… Read More

Modern religion teaches God’s law in such a way that it conveys to natural men’s minds the false idea they can be saved by keeping the commandments. Religious men and women are convinced in their minds that if they can make mankind understand the significance of the “Ten Commandments”, their lives will be transformed. The sad truth is, the Law (“the Ten Commandments”) can only command perfect obedience from all who are… Read More

Luke 7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat. Luke 7:37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, Luke 7:38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash… Read More

Luke 7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat. Luke 7:37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, Luke 7:38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash… Read More

We begin in Isaiah chapter 5. God is telling us here a parable about a vineyard: Isaiah 5:1 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: Isaiah 5:2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and… Read More

We begin in Isaiah chapter 5. God is telling us here a parable about a vineyard: Isaiah 5:1 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: Isaiah 5:2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and… Read More

We begin this article in the prophecy of Isaiah, chapter 1. Our first point is: 1. The Daughter of Zion Isaiah 1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden, as a besieged city. Perhaps you know the answer to the question: Is there still hope for the Daughter of Zion? The answer from the Word of God came back: Yes,… Read More

Like all Roman Catholic “holy-days,” Easter is evil. The festival is no where prescribed in Scripture, and its origin is thoroughly pagan. Now this may shock many uneducated Catholics and non-Catholics, but many today are certainly in need of a good jolt. May the Holy Spirit give us eyes to see and ears to hear. What is the Roman Catholic, the Arminian, and even the secular reply to the charge that Easter… Read More

One of the absolute essentials concerning the death of Christ is the following question: Who Did the Lord Jesus Die For? (John 14:7, Amos 9:11-12, Acts 15:13-18, Acts 11:26) The Lord Jesus said in John 14:7, “No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” The meaning of this statement is absolutely true: “No man.” But before the Lord Jesus was born into this world many civilizations have come and died without… Read More

One of the absolute essentials concerning the death of Christ is the following question: Who Did the Lord Jesus Die For? (John 14:7, Amos 9:11-12, Acts 15:13-18, Acts 11:26) The Lord Jesus said in John 14:7, “No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” The meaning of this statement is absolutely true: “No man.” But before the Lord Jesus was born into this world many civilizations have come and died without… Read More

If you ever have read through Judges 19, and 20, and 21, you know that these are not easy chapters to explain. But before we begin I should first tell you what the ground rules are that I will be using. I will not dwell on the historical aspects of these passages; you can find these in all the commentaries that I could lay my hands on. I will also not dwell… Read More

During the course of a sermon, a “pastor” (loosely-termed) came to 1 Timothy 2:9-10 and read it in the KJV: “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; but (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.” Instead of exegeting the passage, this pastor said, “I’m not going to touch this one with a… Read More

For this article, we turn to Matthew Chapter 13. I want to focus on verses 10,11 and 12. But let me start at verse 1. Jesus preached in parables; almost this entire Chapter 13 in Matthew, Matthew 13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. Matthew 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat;… Read More