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Monthly Archives: July 2009

“The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.” (Psalm 45:13) The King’s daughter is all glorious within: — In this text we believe the King’s daughter has reference to the bride of Christ which is the church of the living God. Why and what causes her to be glorious within? This shows that love is within the heart, sanctified by the Spirit. This is true spiritual love… Read More

See also… https://testallthings.com/2010/11/18/harold-camping-taught-the-world-would-end-april-3rd-1996/ https://testallthings.com/2010/11/18/harold-camping-taught-the-world-would-end-december-25th-1994/

Note: The following is edited from a personal letter written to a young believer on March 4, 1969, and drafted into an article format. By particular redemption we mean that Christ’s death was to redeem the elect in particular; or, that Christ’s atonement was limited to the elect only. It makes sense, too. Notice these three alternative positions advanced by John Owen: We know that only sin carries a man to hell,… Read More

To believe that Jesus Christ died, or tasted death, for the entire race of Adam is very natural to the Universalists, or Arminians. In fact such a theory is in all men’s nature; for I often find myself trying to ride the “do better horse,” but he invariably throws me. If I possess a new nature, the Lord created it in me in 1883; and since, if I have one vestige of… Read More

We are requested by a correspondent to give our views on Romans 7:2-3. “For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then, if while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband be… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Eating God’s Word” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Jeremiah 15:16 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee; He will never suffer the righteous to be moved.” (Psalm 55:22) With the help of the Lord we will first notice the exhortation and the promise connected with it. We are exhorted to “Cast our burden upon the Lord;” and the promise stands for our encouragement. He shall sustain us. In the second place we have a solemn declaration made, “He… Read More

Preached at East Street Chapel, Walworth, on April 25th, 1848 – By John Kershaw ———————————————— “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee; He will never suffer the righteous to be moved.” (Psalm 55:22) With the help of the Lord we will first notice the exhortation and the promise connected with it. We are exhorted to “Cast our burden upon the Lord;” and the promise stands for our encouragement…. Read More

“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.” (Psalm 22:3) How many among you present have prayed that God might bless my speaking this evening? The Lord’s people are a praying people. Who would like to be cut off by death as a prayerless man or woman? A man that dies prayerless, dies Christless, and if we die out of Christ, we rise to everlasting shame and contempt…. Read More

Preached at the Baptist Chapel, Ford Street, Coventry. By Willam Tiptaft —————————— “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.” (Psalm 22:3) —————————— How many among you present have prayed that God might bless my speaking this evening? The Lord’s people are a praying people. Who would like to be cut off by death as a prayerless man or woman? A man that dies prayerless, dies Christless, and… Read More

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:13-14) My brethren, who profess to fear God, and hope that you are in the narrow way that leads to glory, are you not often exercised about what your evidences are of a real religion? and when you… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “My Hiding Place” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 32:7-8, and the audio is 40 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Only Believe” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Mark 5:36 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The LORD Shut Him In” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 7:6 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “But Noah Found Grace” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 6:8, and the audio is 36 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “What Should We Do” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 6:28-29 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Seeking With All The Heart” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Jeremiah 29:12-13 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “For He Shall Bear Their Iniquities” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Isaiah 53 and the audio is 39 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Christ, The Head of The Church” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 5:23 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Spirit of the Lord Spake By Me” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2 Samuel 23:2-3 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Remember Lot’s Wife” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 17:32 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Encouraged” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Samuel 30:6 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Thirsty Can Come” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Revelation 22:17 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Precious in His Sight” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 43:4 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Turn To The Stronghold” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Zechariah 9:12 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Chastised” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Jeremiah 31:8 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Render Unto Caeser” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Mark 12:13-17, and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Consider Christ Jesus” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 3:1, and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Hearing and Believing” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 5:24-25 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Stone Rejected” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Mark 12:10-11 and the audio is 21 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 1:15-17 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “He Drank of The Brook” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Kings 17:5-6 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Forgive” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Mark 11:22-26 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Delivered, Translated, Redeemed” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Colossians 1:13-14 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Cleansing The Temple” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 2:13-17 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Thy God, My God” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ruth 1:16-17, and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Asleep But Awake” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Song of Solomon 5:2-8 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Rejoicing in Trials” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Peter 1:6-7 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A Good Lord” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Nahum 1:7 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Remember Them” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 13:7-8 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Revival” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Habakkuk 3:2 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Bow in The Cloud” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 9:13 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “He is Precious” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Peter 2:7 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Foolishness of Preaching” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Corinthians 1:21 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Dependence on Christ and His Word” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 21:6 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Son Sent To Be The Saviour” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st John 4:14 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Shall Raise Us Up” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2nd Corinthians 4:14 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “She Told Them” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Mark 16:10-11 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A Ram Caught” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 22:13 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “He Shall See The Travail” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 53:11-12 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “It Pleased The Lord” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 53:10-12 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Do We Know The Path” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Job 28:7-8 and the audio is 50 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.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Perfect Law” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is James 1:25 and the audio is 58 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “His Good Will” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Deuteronomy 33:16 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Carried Our Sorrows” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 53:4-5 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Examine Yourselves” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2 Corinthians 13:5 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Very Christ” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 7:26 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Who Believes” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 53:1-3 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Restore The Joy of Salvation” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 51:12 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Cast Me Not Away” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 51:11 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “My Thoughts” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 55:8 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Time To Awake” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Romans 13:11-14 and the audio is 58 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “It Seemed Good” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 11:25-26 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Giving Thanks” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 5:20, and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “I Say Unto Thee Arise” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 7:14, and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Believe Ye That I Am Able To Do This” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 9:28 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Seen By God” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 16:13 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Hope in The Lord” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Jeremiah 17:7-8 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Laying Up” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Timothy 6:19 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Gospel For The Poor” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 11:5-6, and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A Time of Love” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ezekiel 16:8 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Rejoicing Through Sufferings” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Peter 1:6-7 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “God Working in You” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Philippians 2:12-13 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Obedience” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Philippians 2:12-13 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Separation” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

Matthew chapter 23 is the infamous chapter where the Lord Jesus is publicly condemning the scribes and Pharisees for being hypocrites. Eight times does the Lord Jesus say in this chapter: “Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites.” This is not a friendly chapter in the Bible. Jesus was making many enemies when He preached these words. This is not a chapter from where most preachers would pick their sermon topic. How… Read More

Matthew chapter 23 is the infamous chapter where the Lord Jesus is publicly condemning the scribes and Pharisees for being hypocrites. Eight times does the Lord Jesus say in this chapter: “Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites.” This is not a friendly chapter in the Bible. Jesus was making many enemies when He preached these words. This is not a chapter from where most preachers would pick their sermon topic. How… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “It is Written” This is the first message in a 2 part series. The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 4:4 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “It is Written” This is the second message in a 2 part series. The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 4:4 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

God says it is an abomination to justify the wicked, and it is equal to declaring an innocent person guilty (Proverbs 17:15). God also says, “He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:” (Proverbs 24:24) It is not right for us to declare wicked people righteous. Again and again, God declares that we are sinners and then repeatedly forbids anyone to declare… Read More

“Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.” (Proverbs 31:6) The wise mother of king Lemuel gave her son gracious directions when she spoke these words. It is when we begin to feel the misery into which we have been cast by sin, and thus become ready to perish, and of heavy hearts, that the pure wine of gospel grace is… Read More

“And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.” (Genesis 7:1) God’s call to Noah and his family to enter the ark was: (1) THE CALL OF GRACE – “And the LORD said unto Noah” – The first thing said of Noah in the Bible is “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the… Read More

There is no other SAVIOUR but CHRIST to look to, no other MEDIATOR between God and men to make use of, no other PHYSICIAN of value for diseased and sin-sick souls to apply unto, no other FOUNTAIN but His blood for polluted souls to wash in and be cleansed, no other CITY OF REFUGE or stronghold for souls sensible of danger to flee unto and be safe, no other to come to… Read More

We intimated on the wrapper of our last October Number that it was in our mind to take up the above subject, as involving considerations hidden from the eyes of men of one idea, who only know what they have been taught by the precept of men, and as having also an important bearing on many points of divine truth. This pledge, therefore, we shall now attempt to redeem. Were it a… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “All The Seed of Israel” The scripture text is from Isaiah 45:22-25 and the audio is 38 minutes long.

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on HIM the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6) We trust Christ our risen Savior who died on the cross to put away all our sins. All our sins, not one omitted, were laid upon Him, and He died under the justice of God’s law for us. He became accountable for… 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

Some people pray proudly so as to be seen and heard of men. They do this under the guise of claiming it is their witness before men. Others pray repetitiously thinking persistence with God will wear Him down and finally pay off. They do this under the guise of faith. Some pray despairingly with tears confessing only their sins and no confidence in God’s grace in Christ. They do this under the… Read More

Romans 7:4 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 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. If… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled: “Eating Bread in The Kingdom” The scripture text is from Luke 14:12-24, and the audio is 42 minutes long.

Job said, “Behold, I go forward, but He is not there; I go backward, but I cannot perceive Him.” (Job 23:8) “I GO FORWARD.” Frequently believers are overtaken with this fault; and in saying this, I speak for myself. We come to the conclusion that because God has given to us a sweet revelation of Himself and His word, therefore He is bound to reveal Himself, empower us, and crown our efforts… Read More

Solomon wrote God: “hath made every thing beautiful in His time: also He hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11) Setting “the world in their heart” means that God has implanted in the heart of each person an awareness of eternity, that this life is not the end. Some spend their lives… Read More

This article is titled, “The Gnostics”. One criticism that has been leveled at my sermons is this. They say: People are turned off from listening to my sermons because I dare to mention names of churches and names of denominations. They say: I should not have to mention names. I should just preach the truth, and after a while people will be able to recognize a false gospel because they have been… Read More

To the Editors of the Gospel Standard. Messrs. Editors, If you think the following inquiry worthy your notice, you would greatly oblige the writer of these lines by a reply to the same in the Standard. Is it consistent for instruments of music to be used in the house of God? (Near Chard, Somerset. S. D.) _____________________________________ Answer by John M’Kenzie and J.C. Philpot We cannot see any sanction in the New… Read More

“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 intercession for those whom He had left in a world of temptation, trial, and… Read More

“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 words of the redeemed Atheist: “Up to my Father’s high decree Each act in… Read More