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Monthly Archives: June 2009

In Revelation 16 we read about the assembling for the Battle of Armageddon. What kind of a battle is this? Who will fight this battle? Who will be on either side? There are those who speak about this as some kind of a political battle, that is, a battled engaged in by nations of this world, where there will actually be tanks and rockets and guns, and so on, employed in this… Read More

The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 13:13-14: Matthew 13:13 Because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Matthew 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive. This is a very favorable verse in the eyes of God. God repeated these words many times over… Read More

Preached in Grove Chapel, Camberwell, 1878 – By Thomas Bradbury ____________________________________________________________ “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.” (Matthew 4:1) There is not a spot trodden by our blessed Lord, during His pilgrimage here on earth, untrodden by those who hold fellowship with Him in His sufferings. The spots of the Redeemer’s sufferings are consecrated by the infallible teaching of the blessed… Read More

In the Matthew chapter 13 the Lord Jesus told the multitude the Parable of the Sower, but He did not explain the parable. Then at the end of the parable He said in verse 9, “He who hath ears to hear, let him hear”. Now, that is a curious way to end this parable. Paraphrased, the Lord is saying, “He who has spiritual ears to hear, let him understand this parable”. Jesus… Read More

“For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calleth; It was said unto her, the elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” (Romans 9:11-13) We trust that God will enable us to rightly divide the word of truth,… Read More

Can the Leopard Change His Spots? (Jeremiah 13:23) Of course you know what a leopard is? It is a very big cat, almost as big as a lion, with many dark spots on the fur growing on his skin. Why does the leopard have these dark spots on his skin? Because his father and mother leopard also had the same dark spots on their fur. And it is a Biblical principle that… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Resurrection Through Christ” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Romans 8:9-11 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The Spirit of God Dwelling in You” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Romans 8:9-11, and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “No Might” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2 Chronicles 20:12 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Little Foxes” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Song of Solomon 2:15 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Trembling At The Word” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 66:5 and the audio is 38 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

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 honoured appellation of “Elect, according to… Read More

Marvel not at the world’s hatred. God’s choice of us is the bone which they cannot endure: “If ye were of the world the world would love his own but because ye are not of the world but I have chosen you out of the world therefore the world hateth you.” (John 15:19 Especially those professors who make an outward show but are ignorant of the celestial adorning of the soul. Man… Read More

Vanity and folly (says the wise man) feed the foolish; self-will, self-sufficiency and self-righteousness feed the pharisee; husks feed dry and legal convictions; a fair show in the flesh feeds the hypocrite; human applause feeds the letter preacher. But the quickened soul must have the bread of life, for he is sure to perish without it.

Prayer is a defence against the spirit of this world – a bar to the inroads of vanity – a maul upon the head of the old man, and a lash of scorpions for the devil. It is a bridle in the jaws of a persecutor – a spell to a voracious enemy – a dagger at the heart of a heretic – a key to parables and dark sayings – and… Read More

“…Be courteous.” (1 Peter 3:8) Christian courtesy is an important subject. It is embraced in the well-known text: “This people have I formed for myself they shall shew forth my praise” (Isaiah 43:21) God’s people are called to be different. They should stand out from the world. And that not only in dress, chapel attendance, separation from wordliness, etc., but their behaviour should be seen to be different. The world cannot understand… Read More

“…Be courteous.” (1 Peter 3:8) Christian courtesy is an important subject. It is embraced in the well-known text: “This people have I formed for myself they shall shew forth my praise” (Isaiah 43:21) God’s people are called to be different. They should stand out from the world. And that not only in dress, chapel attendance, separation from wordliness, etc., but their behaviour should be seen to be different. The world cannot understand… Read More

The Disciples Are Astonished (Matthew 19:10-12) The Lord Jesus explained to the Pharisees that they cannot put away their wives for any reason they have invented, but that the only exception for a legitimate divorce is when the wife has committed fornication. And when divorce has taken place both parties should stay single, or be reconciled. This new teaching of Jesus caused great consternation among His disciples. Matthew 19:10 His disciples say… Read More

“…Be courteous.” (1 Peter 3:8) Christian courtesy is an important subject. It is embraced in the well-known text: “This people have I formed for myself they shall shew forth my praise” (Isaiah 43:21) God’s people are called to be different. They should stand out from the world. And that not only in dress, chapel attendance, separation from wordliness, etc., but their behaviour should be seen to be different. The world cannot understand… Read More

Under the law it was so easy for a person to become ceremonially unclean. If he touched a dead body, or a grave, or a bone, he became unclean, and was cut off from Israel. It was for this reason that graves were often painted a dazzling white, especially at the time of the Passover when multitudes would visit Jerusalem. A grave must be easily seen so that no one might stumble… Read More

There are good reasons to trust the Bible. Both external and internal evidence support the statement that the Bible is “true and righteous altogether.” (Psalm 19:9) EXTERNAL EVIDENCE External evidence, that is, facts outside of the Bible demonstrate that it is a reliable and trustworthy source of information Scientific Evidence No scientific fact has ever disproved the Bible in any way. Many people will say, “The Bible is not a scientific book,… Read More

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:” (1 Peter 1:18-19) What exactly was the cost of REDEMPTION? Before we can answer this question we need to understand what is meant by the term “REDEMPTION”. In the original… Read More

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 Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. Ruth 1:2 And the name of the man [was] Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites… Read More

Ruth 2:1 And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name [was] Boaz. Ruth 2:2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after [him] in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter. Ruth 2:3 And she went, and came, and gleaned… Read More

Ruth 3:1 Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee? Ruth 3:2 And now [is] not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor. Ruth 3:3 Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor:… Read More

Dear Sir: – There are some who say that the atonement is general and that redemption is particular, and others who say that both the atonement and the redemption are general. If you will give your views, through the SIGNS, on this subject, you will very much oblige, and I hope instruct me. What I want to know is, can the two be separated? If the one is general is not the… Read More

Ruth 4:1 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down. Ruth 4:2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down. Ruth 4:3 And he said… 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

In our previous study of Judges 19-21 we have seen that Judges 19 shows great resemblance to Genesis 19. But since Genesis 19 is a series of pictures of end time events, we must relate Judges 19, 20, and 21 also to end time events. These are difficult chapters to preach from. I am still struggling to work my way through this, and you must excuse me if I make small corrections… Read More

One of the most blessed truths God’s elect can ever be brought to see by God the Holy Spirit through the preaching of God’s Gospel is what King David so confidently expressed in Psalm 23:1 – “The Lord IS MY Shepherd.” It’s so hard to imagine Jehovah, the infinite, omniscient, sovereign King of the universe condescending to be MY Shepherd. The thing we must realize is that Christ is our Shepherd by… Read More

“Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.” (Romans 15:7) When I have forgiven and forgotten every offense or wrong that I have experienced or imagined — When I have borne every hard word, act or thought — When I have overlooked, excused, and disregarded every weakness and fall or infirmity I see in others — When I have tried to understand and sympathize with… Read More

“Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.” (Romans 15:7) When I have forgiven and forgotten every offense or wrong that I have experienced or imagined — When I have borne every hard word, act or thought — When I have overlooked, excused, and disregarded every weakness and fall or infirmity I see in others — When I have tried to understand and sympathize with… Read More

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, [and] called: Jude 1:2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend… Read More

The Purpose of Parables in Judges (Matthew 13:11, Judges 17:6, Judges 18:1, Judges 19:1, Judges 19:21, Judges 19:25, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13) Let us first get an overview of parables in the Bible, and especially the parables in the Prophecy of Judges. The Lord Jesus told us exactly why He spoke in parables. He said in Matthew 13:11, “Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of… Read More

“Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world.” – John the Baptist. WHILE in the faithful discharge of that duty to which he had been divinely called, John Baptist preached in the wilderness of Judea, and buried in the bosom of Jordan all such as gave him satisfactory evidence that they were prepared for that sacred ordinance. Jerusalem and Judea and all the regions around about Jordan… Read More

The Purpose of Parables in Judges (Matthew 13:11, Judges 17:6, Judges 18:1, Judges 19:1, Judges 19:21, Judges 19:25, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13) Let us first get an overview of parables in the Bible, and especially the parables in the Prophecy of Judges. The Lord Jesus told us exactly why He spoke in parables. He said in Matthew 13:11, “Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of… Read More

The Purpose of Parables in Judges (Matthew 13:11, Judges 17:6, Judges 18:1, Judges 19:1, Judges 19:21, Judges 19:25, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13) Let us first get an overview of parables in the Bible, and especially the parables in the Prophecy of Judges. The Lord Jesus told us exactly why He spoke in parables. He said in Matthew 13:11, “Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of… Read More

In our previous study of Judges 19-21 we have seen that Judges 19 shows great resemblance to Genesis 19. But since Genesis 19 is a series of pictures of end time events, we must relate Judges 19, 20, and 21 also to end time events. These are difficult chapters to preach from. I am still struggling to work my way through this, and you must excuse me if I make small corrections… Read More

In our previous study of Judges 19-21 we have seen that Judges 19 shows great resemblance to Genesis 19. But since Genesis 19 is a series of pictures of end time events, we must relate Judges 19, 20, and 21 also to end time events. These are difficult chapters to preach from. I am still struggling to work my way through this, and you must excuse me if I make small corrections… Read More

A study of John 3:3-8 One of the most misunderstood subjects in the Bible is the new birth. In the 1970’s we heard so much about “born-again Christians.” A woman even stated on a TV program that she had been a Christian for over 20 years and had not been born again yet. Of course this is impossible. There are no other kinds of Christians than born-again Christians. And if you have… Read More

In Revelation 16 we read about the assembling for the Battle of Armageddon. Revelation 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. What kind of a battle is this? Who will fight this battle? Who will be on either side? There are those who speak about this as some kind of a political battle, that is, a battled engaged in by nations of this world,… Read More

A common assertion these days is the idea that if we were divorced before we were born again, after becoming saved we are free to remarry. This is based on the contention that as saved people we have become new creatures in Christ. Old things have passed away and all things have become new. But is this kind of teaching biblical? Actually, this teaching is quite unbiblical. First, it does not recognize… 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

One of the greatest debates amongst those who claim to be “Christian,” amongst various denominations, is this: Are we saved based on an imputed righteousness, an imparted righteousness, or a combination of both? This issue can be easily settled if we rely upon and bow to God’s Word. First, what is righteousness? Strictly speaking, when the Bible speaks in terms of the ground of salvation, justification before God, and when it speaks… Read More

Mark 10:38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? Mark 10:39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:… Read More

This is one of the most profound and theologically rich passages in the Bible. Here we have a clear description of the doctrine of justification based on the imputed righteousness of Christ without the deeds of the law. We also see one of the greatest examples of saving faith and true repentance in this autobiographical sketch of Paul’s conversion. Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same… Read More

Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter. This verse indicates that a door has to be opened for anyone to go into heaven. That door is Jesus Christ. “I am the door;” He… Read More

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

Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. Many [so called] theologians and commentary writers identify the rider of the white horse as the Antichrist. That’s a most unfortunate mistake. Nowhere in the Bible is the color white associated with Satan or the Antichrist. White has… Read More

2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: The instrument or the means by which God the Holy Spirit brings a regenerated (quickened) sinner to conversion is God’s truth revealed, heard, and understood. The specific truth He uses is the… Read More

Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. This is one of those passages found throughout the Scriptures declaring that punishment in hell is forevermore. We read also in Matthew 25:46, “And these [the unsaved] shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the… Read More

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. __________________________________ In this verse God the Holy Spirit gives us one of the most comprehensive statements in the Bible concerning the role of the Gospel in salvation, and concerning the main issue of the Gospel… Read More

The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 13:13-14: Matthew 13:13 Because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Matthew 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive. This is a very favorable verse in the eyes of God. God repeated these words many times over… Read More

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

The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 13:13-14: Matthew 13:13 Because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Matthew 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive. This is a very favorable verse in the eyes of God. God repeated these words many times over… Read More

2 Corinthians 4:5 “For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.” There are many, many ways in which false preachers preach themselves and avoid preaching Christ and the Gospel of salvation conditioned on Him alone. When does a man preach himself instead of preaching Christ? (1) When he preaches salvation, any part of it, conditioned on the sinner in any way to any… Read More

1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. The Apostle Paul stated in 1 Corinthians 1:17 that his primary mission, and this is the primary mission of all God-sent preachers, was to preach the Gospel–God’s promise of salvation and final glory conditioned on the imputed righteousness of Christ. Here,… Read More

John 12:32 “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all (men) unto me.” This language refers not only to the fact of Christ’s death on the cross but also the very nature of that substitutionary death. His death accomplished redemption and all that it includes according to God’s promise of salvation conditioned on Him alone. All the following are vitally connected as the sure and certain effects… Read More

The Apostle Paul gives us four identifying marks of a true Christian in the following: Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. (1) “We are the circumcision” — God’s elect who have been born again by the Spirit of God (regenerated and converted), brought to faith in Christ and repentance of dead works and… Read More

A short study of John 3:7 Christ told Nicodemus that the new birth could only be seen and understood by its effects (John 3:8). What is the NEW BIRTH? What actually takes place in a sinner when he is born from above by the Spirit of God? That sinner is REGENERATED (given life or quickened) and RENEWED (converted in newness of life). The Agent in this new birth is the Holy Spirit… Read More

It pleased God to deliver me from the Arminian snare before I was quite eighteen. Antecedently to that period, there was not (with the lowest self-abasement I confess it) a more haughty and violent free-willer within the compass of the four seas. One instance of my warm and bitter zeal occurs just now to my memory. About a twelvemonth before the Divine Goodness gave me eyes to discern, and a heart to… Read More

When we talk about the person of Jesus, how tall He was, what did He look like, we of course have no idea at all what He looked like. The Bible doesn’t tell us. These pictures that we see of Jesus are absolutely a fabrication. They are simply the imagination of man, of an artist. They no more represent the Lord Jesus than they represent my uncle Harry, or your uncle Tom…. Read More

Chapters One and Two of Genesis give an account of how God brought the world into being and created man in His own image (Genesis 1:26-29, Ecclesiastes 7:29). God gave to Adam the law concerning the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:15-17). How long Adam remained obedient we do not know, but Chapter Three gives an account of his disobedience and fall. (Verse 1) Little is known about… Read More

“Therefore seeing we have THIS MINISTRY, as we have received mercy, we faint not.” (2 Corinthians 4:1) We who have been saved by the grace of God have the greatest responsibility. We have “this ministry”, the ministry of the Gospel of God’s grace in Christ Jesus. This is a ministry of salvation as we tell sinners of God’s grace so as to show them the glory of Christ’s Person (God and man)… Read More

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:10) Saving faith that God imparts to and implants in our hearts by His Spirit in the new birth is not a blind leap in the dark, nor is it wishful thinking, hope without substance, or positive determination. First, it is saving faith, not because faith itself saves us, but because it looks to… Read More

“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” (Psalm 37:1-3) While we as believers reside here on this earth, we will always be plagued by the enemies of Christ… Read More

There is a marked difference between being concerned and careful about the important matters of our life and being anxious over things to the point that it drives us to despair. It is said that an average person’s anxiety is focused on — 40% on things that will never happen, 30% on things about the past that can’t be changed, 12% on things about criticism by others, mostly untrue, 10% on health,… Read More

“A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.” (Proverbs 11:1) We are always disgusted with injustices done on earth in our legal system, when criminals go free because of loop-holes or technicalities in the law, when innocent people are falsely accused and punished. God has given every man a conscience from which we naturally detest such perversions of the laws of the land and society…. Read More

Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter. This verse indicates that a door has to be opened for anyone to go into heaven. That door is Jesus Christ. “I am the door;” He… Read More

In the Matthew chapter 13 the Lord Jesus told the multitude the Parable of the Sower, but He did not explain the parable. Then at the end of the parable He said in verse 9, “He who hath ears to hear, let him hear”. Now, that is a curious way to end this parable. Paraphrased, the Lord is saying, “He who has spiritual ears to hear, let him understand this parable”. Jesus… Read More

The psalmist asked, “If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?” (Psalm 130:3). The answer is – NO SINFUL HUMAN BEING. One of Job’s friends asked, “How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?” (Job 25:4). Our only hope of salvation is to find forgiveness. The psalmist went on to say, “But there is forgiveness with thee,… Read More

When Christ was on trial before Pontius Pilate, He told Pilate, “… To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice” (John 18:37). Pilate responded with the question, “What is truth?” (John 18:38). Pilate’s question reflected the attitude of all natural, unbelieving men – that truth is not… Read More

“It Is Finished” – John 19:30 What a treasure chest of truth is to be found in these few words of our blessed Savior on the cross! What exactly did He finish in His suffering unto death? (1) All prophecy in the Old Testament concerning Him was fulfilled – “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me” (John 5:39). (2)… Read More

“It Is Finished” – John 19:30 What a treasure chest of truth is to be found in these few words of our blessed Savior on the cross! What exactly did He finish in His suffering unto death? (1) All prophecy in the Old Testament concerning Him was fulfilled – “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me” (John 5:39). (2)… Read More

Well, if He does love all mankind, then we must certainly doubt the truth of the Bible, for nowhere in the Bible do we read that God loves all mankind. Instead God says in Romans 9:11-13, that before the children were born, in fact before the foundation of the world, before they could have done any good or evil, God said, “Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated,” and God… Read More

The Ground Of Salvation Established There are so many misconceptions concerning the Gospel truths of ELECTION and DEFINITE ATONEMENT fostered mostly by man’s own natural and sinful prejudices of these truths as he perceives them to be, not as they are revealed in the Scriptures. These prejudices have been reinforced by the enemies of the Gospel and, in some cases, even by supposed friends of the Gospel due to wrong teaching concerning… Read More

Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. Many [so called] theologians and commentary writers identify the rider of the white horse as the Antichrist. That’s a most unfortunate mistake. Nowhere in the Bible is the color white associated with Satan or the Antichrist. White has… Read More

Isaiah 41:8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. Who is God speaking to in this chapter? To begin with God is speaking to the islands, which is a reference to the islands in the Mediterranean. But in a broader sense, God is speaking to all the nations of the then known world which were grouped around the Mediterranean Sea. What was… Read More

When an infant dies — and it’s a believing infant, that is, an infant who is a child of God — will it be eternally an infant? I don’t think there’s any possibility at all that it will remain a baby forever and ever, or even be a baby in Heaven. You see, on earth here we think in terms of time. God has designed men to procreate. And in this way… Read More

Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. Many [so called] theologians and commentary writers identify the rider of the white horse as the Antichrist. That’s a most unfortunate mistake. Nowhere in the Bible is the color white associated with Satan or the Antichrist. White has… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled: “A Parable of A Certain Samaritan” The scripture text is from Luke 10:25-37, and the audio is 45 minutes long.

Amos 3:1 Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities. Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Amos 3:4 Will a lion roar in the forest,… Read More

When God converted Saul of Tarsus, He showed us a vivid picture of the fact that NO SINNER, no matter how guilty or defiled they might be, are beyond His Sovereign ability to save. When most people think about the Apostles, Paul and Peter in particular, they only think of them as great men of God, greatly used in establishing the Church. But when Paul and Peter spoke to other sinners, they… 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

“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13) The liberty of grace in Christ is not freedom to sin. It is freedom for obedience, love, and service to God and to one another. Christ set us free when He died on Calvary; when He redeemed us by His precious blood and justified us by… Read More

Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. This is one of those passages found throughout the Scriptures declaring that punishment in hell is forevermore. We read also in Matthew 25:46, “And these [the unsaved] shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the… Read More

Mark 10:38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? Mark 10:39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:… Read More

Colossians 1:20 “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven.” Christ established peace between God and sinners when He died on the cross to put away the sins of His people. This is why He is called the Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6). He accomplished this peace as… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Levite and His Concubine” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Judges 19:3 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

Well, if He does love all mankind, then we must certainly doubt the truth of the Bible, for nowhere in the Bible do we read that God loves all mankind. Instead God says in Romans 9:11-13, that before the children were born, in fact before the foundation of the world, before they could have done any good or evil, God said, “Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated,” and God… Read More

Mark 10:38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? Mark 10:39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:… Read More

“But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for Himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto Him.” (Psalm 4:3) Who are the godly, and who are the ungodly? A “godly” person is not one who is sinlessly perfect within himself. The godly person sees himself as a sinner and that his only perfection is in Christ. The godly person is a sinner saved by the grace… 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

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. What would it mean to you as a sinner to KNOW you possess eternal life? I know many people live under the false assumption salvation is dependant on a combination of Christ’s death plus their fulfillment of certain conditions. When asked if they know whether or not… Read More

A common assertion these days is the idea that if we were divorced before we were born again, after becoming saved we are free to remarry. This is based on the contention that as saved people we have become new creatures in Christ. Old things have passed away and all things have become new. But is this kind of teaching biblical? Actually, this teaching is quite unbiblical. First, it does not recognize… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “An Unnamed Woman” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Judges 19:24, and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Death of The Church” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Judges 19:27, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

Satan’s attacks are always aimed against God’s glory in salvation. It is in this context that we understand the wiles of Satan. Satan’s goal is to keep sinners in a state of darkness, and his main weapon is deceit concerning the glory of God and the ground of salvation. Satan’s attacks are always aimed against God being glorified in the hearts of sinners. 2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid,… Read More