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Monthly Archives: September 2009

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Life Eternal” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 17:1-3 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Hour is Come” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 17:1-3 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Our Gospel” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Thessalonians 1:5, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Have Mercy” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 51:1, and the audio is 42 minutes long.

In a day when many people are living in open sexual sin, either living together without marriage, or living with another person’s wife or divorcing and remarrying at will, it is time to consider what the LORD says about this subject. We are to follow the Word of God, not our opinions, or what appears right and convenient to us. 1. All marriages are ordained of God. God joins a man and… Read More

We have been grieved by the opposition received to the stand we have sought to take on the sanctity of marriage and that marriage is for life, “till death do us part.” We feel that one of the grevious things today is the careless attitude of marriage. In fact, during the last two years, at the beginning of each wedding we have taken, we have sought to emphasize this – as a… Read More

Apart from a friendship with Jesus Christ the closest friendship we can know on this earth is that between a husband and wife. Therefore we need to be of one mind in the things of God. The scriptures teach us, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3) This is true of any friendship not just marriage. Also the Holy Spirit instructs us: 1 Corinthians 6:15 Know ye not that… Read More

I trust the following scriptures will help you regarding the doctrine of marriage. The original institution Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Genesis 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “A Famine To Be Feared” The scripture text is from Amos 8:11 and the audio is 26 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Are There Few That Be Saved?” The scripture text is from Luke 13:23 and the audio is 26 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A Stumbling Stone” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Romans 9:33 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Asked Not Counsel” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Joshua 9:14 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “My Loving Kindness” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 89:30-34, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Visiting with the Rod” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 89:30-34 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Deceit” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Joshua 9:14 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The Love of God” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2 Thessalonians 3:5, and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Entering In” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

The autobiography of Isaac Lewis (1823-1896), for over twenty years pastor at Staplehurst, in the county of Kent, England. I was born in the parish of Burnham, in the county of Essex, August 13th, 1823. I was born of gracious parents. My mother died when I was about eight years old, and I was then left to the care of my sister, who was married and kept my father’s house. My father… Read More

The experience of Edward Blackstock (1791-1852) The name of my father was Samuel Blackstock. He was a native of Scotland, born near Dumfries in 1752. When a young man, he and his youngest brother removed to Halifax, in Yorkshire. He married Elizabeth Ogden, of Denholme, Bradford. After their marriage my parents went to reside at Manchester, where my father became a master cotton-spinner; that trade was then in its infancy. The two… Read More

God tells us that His people are accepted in Christ. If we are without Christ, then we have nothing that God will accept; because His people are accepted in Christ. God has said that no man can come unto the Father but by Christ; therefore if we are without Christ we have no ground upon which we can approach unto God. Christ says: “I am the Way, the Truth, the Life.”; and… Read More

A Real Christian in the apostle Paul’s account, is a new creature. He is God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus. And Jesus tells you how dead souls are quickened. Mark His words: they come with a double seal, to show their weight and certainty: “verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Manifold Grace” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Peter 4:10 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Jesus Not Committed” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 2:23-25 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

We believe the Scriptures teach that all of those for whom Jesus died shall be brought to the knowledge of the truth, and not one shall be lost. “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of Him that sent me, And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which He hath given me I should lose nothing, but should… Read More

The elect of God, as well as all others, are by nature dead; they are dead in sin, living without any spiritual life;, and to be carnally minded is death: they are without any affection for God, motion towards Him, delight in Him or in His service; and they are dead in law, being condemned in Adam, for judgment by one offence came upon all men to condemnation; and they are under… Read More

January 30th, 1830 Dear Brother, Since I last wrote, I have preached in Abingdon Great Church, on Christmas evening, the only night in the year that it is lighted. I preached the truth, I trust, to a very crowded congregation, supposed to be (sitting and standing, who were able to get in) about 5,000 people. I pleased the believers, but very much displeased the carnally-minded, who were never so puzzled and confounded… Read More

March 16, 1830 My dear Brother, I am happy to say that the sermon has been blessed by God in this neighbourhood, and consequently has made a very great stir. I received a letter from a poor man at some distance, thanking me for printing the sermon, as it has been a comfort to his soul and to others. Of course I shall have neither the praise of the unbelievers, nor their… Read More

April 30, 1830 My dear Brother, My sermon seems to be received among you much in the same manner as I expected. Nature is the same in Rutland as in Berks. I rejoice to say that the doctrines which I preach receive the very testimony which the gospel always did, and always will. You will find that scarcely three respectable people will speak well of it, and very few of the poor…. Read More

June 9, 1830 My dear Brother, I rejoice to say that the Lord still continues to bless the word preached by me. As He is pleased to lead me into deeper mysteries of His blessed gospel, I can more fully show forth the errors of false authors and ministers, which consequently causes me to be more hated and despised by a false professing world. There has been a book published called “The… Read More

June 9, 1830 My dear Deborah, I am rejoiced to think that you are so far humbled as to look to Christ alone for the salvation of your soul. You will find if you possess the Spirit of Christ that you will be despised and condemned by all in whose heart Satan reigns. But what does the Scripture say for your consolation? “Rejoice … and leap for joy.” (Luke 6:23) “..For the… Read More

July 12, 1830 My dear Sister, I am truly rejoiced that the Lord has given you an inquiring mind. You will not be distressed when I say that I have discovered that your views of salvation by free grace are by no means clear, as your letter plainly evinces; for in speaking of some of your relations you say, “I wish they would fix their minds above this world.” This expression shows… Read More

September 3, 1830 My dear Brother, I intend (D.V.) to be at Oakham on the 14th or 15th, but I hope to be with you on the 14th by the Leicester coach, as I intend to return that way the following week, for I cannot conveniently be absent from so large a parish any longer. But you will be quite willing to part from a troubler of Israel in a few days…. Read More

October 28th, 1830 My dear Brother, I arrived safely at Sutton on the Saturday afternoon. I saw Mr. de Merveilleux, and had a little conversation with him. I believe him to be a lover of gospel truth, and I hope that you will call upon him when you go to Stamford. I met a few friends at his house, and spoke a few words to them. They seemed very desirous to hear,… Read More

December, 1830 My dear Brother, I was pleased with your remarks upon religion in your last letter. As the Lord has been pleased to reveal to you a little of the light of the glorious gospel, a corresponding practice will necessarily follow, for a lively faith is known, as a good tree is known – by its fruit. It is an inestimable blessing to be taught the value of God’s word, so… Read More

January 8, 1831 My dear Brother, I am very anxious to hear how the work of grace is going on in your hearts, whether you prove all things and hold fast that which is good. The way to heaven is strait and narrow, and Satan is an unwearied adversary, in disputing every inch of the way. You will be much despised and cast out for Christ’s sake, and nothing will offend more… Read More

March 14th, 1831 My dear Brother, I feel much obliged to you for your last letter, and am rejoiced to find that you are desirous of knowing more of Christ. You have much to contend with in various ways from the world, the flesh, and the devil. Satan is a very subtle enemy, and never spreads his snare in your sight. I hope you will not be induced to value any knowledge… Read More

May 2nd, 1831 My dear Brother, I was very glad to hear by your last letter that your wife has safely delivered another son; and I hope that he will prove a blessing to you both. God’s mercies have been great and manifold towards you in this life, and I pray that they may not prove snares. The children of God almost always flourish more in trials and difficulties than in the… Read More

June 11th, 1831 My dear Brother, You will not be surprised at the proceedings of Bulteel and myself, as I informed you in my last what our intentions were. We arrived in Somerset on the 16th of May, and have almost every evening since been preaching, one or both of us, in church, chapel, or the open air. We have, almost in every instance, asked for the church, and if refused, preached… Read More

July 27th, 1831 My dear Brother, Through the mercy and goodness of God, I am again quietly settled at Sutton after my two months’ tour in the West of England. I arrived on Friday, July 15th, and left Bulteel with his wife and child in Devon, for I could not conscientiously leave my own flock any longer; for during my absence they were left almost without food, as I could not get… Read More

September 5th, 1831 My dear Brother, I was delighted with your letter which I received last Saturday, as it gave me good reason to believe the Lord has begun a good work in another of our relatives. Time will make it manifest. I would be sorry to discourage it in the least, “but by their fruits you shall know them.” Though it is not convenient for me to visit Rutland this autumn,… Read More

October 25th, 1831 My dear Brother, I am very much obliged to you and Deborah for your joint letter; it rejoiced my heart to hear that some found it good to their souls to hear me; and those poor creatures that rebelled against it were also confirming the truth; for though Christ is precious to some, He is a stone of stumbling unto others. It is a very high honor to be… Read More

November 16th, 1831 My dear Brother, I am rather disappointed at not having received a letter in answer to my last. As I have now been led to act in that which I have long talked about, I feel assured you will be glad to hear some of the particulars. My former letter, however, will prevent any surprise at the important step I have taken. After frequent prayer to God and deep… Read More

November 29th, 1831 My dear Brother, I went to London last week, and resigned my living; and I hope that my ‘letter of resignation’ containing my reasons will be published tomorrow. I have bought a small piece of land at Abingdon to build a chapel on, for I feel constrained to remain in this neighborhood, as nearly all my hearers are very poor, and would not be able to pay a minister… Read More

December 30th, 1831 My dear Brother, I trust that I shall not covet a single farthing from a poor laborer, so that his children would be deprived of bread. Much covetousness lurks in our evil nature. From the prophet to the priest they all went after it in former days; and as it was then, so it is now. I have taken possession of my lodgings. I slept there last night for… Read More