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Monthly Archives: January 2010

At the day of judgment, the bodies of the wicked, being raised out of their graves, shall be sentenced, together with their souls, to unspeakable torments and the vengeance of God’s righteous displeasure, with the devil and his angels, for ever and ever. Daniel 12:2 Matthew 10:28 Matthew 13:38-42 Matthew 25:41 Matthew 25:46 John 5:29 Revelation 20:11-15 Revelation 21:8 By William Gadsby

“He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have] no might he increaseth strength.” (Isaiah 40:29) The Lord’s people are often in the state that they have no might. All their power seems exhausted, and their strength completely drained away — sin appears to have gotten the mastery over them — and they feel as if they had neither will nor ability to run the race set before them, or… Read More

“And I will give them an heart to know Me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto Me with their whole heart.” (Jeremiah 24:7) Our experience of salvation, when applied by the power of the Holy Spirit in the new birth, is infinitely more than a moral reformation or the mere acquiring of knowledge. It is a… Read More

“For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:…” (Romans 8:3) To say the preaching of the law could set a sinner free from sin is the equivalent of preaching “Thou shalt not kill” to a convicted murderer on death row. He is already guilty of the… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled: “The Righteousness Which is of God” The scripture text is from Philippians 3:8-9 and the audio is 28 minutes long.

“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. 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.” (Romans 7:4-5) ___________________________ “When we… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Rich in Mercy” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 2:4-5, and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled: “The Word of Salvation” The scripture text is from Acts 13:26, and the audio is 28 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Henry Mahan titled: “Somebody Touched Me” The scripture text that Henry is preaching from is Luke 8:36, and the audio is 28 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled: “The Life of Faith” The scripture text is from Galatians 2:20 and the audio is 25 minutes long.

“Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.” (Psalm 94:12-13) —————————— What a different estimate men form of blessedness and happiness, from that which God has declared in his word to be such! If we listen to the opinions of men about happiness, would not… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 28, 1850, by J. C. Philpot —————————— “And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on July 20, 1845, by J. C. Philpot. —————————— “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and… Read More

“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:29-31) —————————— In order to understand the… Read More

“And I will give them an heart to know Me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto Me with their whole heart.” (Jeremiah 24:7) Our experience of salvation, when applied by the power of the Holy Spirit in the new birth, is infinitely more than a moral reformation or the mere acquiring of knowledge. It is a… Read More

“He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have] no might he increaseth strength.” (Isaiah 40:29) The Lord’s people are often in the state that they have no might. All their power seems exhausted, and their strength completely drained away — sin appears to have gotten the mastery over them — and they feel as if they had neither will nor ability to run the race set before them, or… Read More

Every believer rejoices in the glorious truth that our sins were imputed to Christ and His righteousness has been imputed to us. Daniel prophesied of the coming of the Savior and said of Him, “Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself” (Daniel 9:25). The meaning is that the promised Redeemer would die for sins which were not His own except in the sense that they were imputed to Him. Christ… Read More

We often know the theory of the gospel, before we know the experience of the gospel. We often receive the doctrines of grace into our judgment, before we receive the grace of the doctrines into our soul. We therefore need to be brought down, humbled, tried, stripped of every prop — that the gospel may be to us more than a sound, more than a name, more than a theory, more than… Read More

“For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:…” (Romans 8:3) To say the preaching of the law could set a sinner free from sin is the equivalent of preaching “Thou shalt not kill” to a convicted murderer on death row. He is already gu8lty of the… Read More

The world He suffered to redeem: For all He hath the atonement made; For those that will not come to Him The ransom of His life was paid! O for a trumpet voice On all the world to call! To bid their hearts rejoice In Him who died for all! For all my Lord was crucified, For all, for all my Saviour died! O let Thy love my heart constrain, Thy love… Read More

God, ever merciful and just With newborn babes did Tophet fill; Down into endless torments thrust; Merely to show His sovereign will. This is that ‘Horrible Decree!’ This that wisdom from beneath! God (O detect the blasphemy) Hath pleasure in the sinner’s death. (Charles Wesley)

Oh Horrible Decree Worthy of whence it came! Forgive their hellish blasphemy Who charge it on the Lamb. The righteous God consigned Them over to their doom, And sent the Saviour of mankind To damn them from the womb; To damn for falling short Of what they could not do For not believing the report Of that which was not true. (Excerpt from the blasphemous hymn – “oh horrible decree”)

At the day of judgment, the bodies of the wicked, being raised out of their graves, shall be sentenced, together with their souls, to unspeakable torments and the vengeance of God’s righteous displeasure, with the devil and his angels, for ever and ever. Daniel 12:2 Matthew 10:28 Matthew 13:38-42 Matthew 25:41 Matthew 25:46 John 5:29 Revelation 20:11-15 Revelation 21:8 By William Gadsby

“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:6-7) —————————— How precious is the Word of God? And we would say without any contradict: There is no book like the Bible. I feel that the apostle is lifted up… Read More

The word justification, in the Bible, sometimes means the justification of persons. Sometimes it means the justification of actions. Sometimes it means the justification of both the persons and the actions. The word itself is a form of the word translated as right or righteous or righteousness. Justification, then, has to do with a person being made righteous or declared righteous. In the sense of being made righteous, justification is legal or… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Sent To Open Eyes” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Acts 26:17-18 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A Faithful Saying” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Timothy 1:15 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Things That Remain” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 12:27, and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The Shining Light” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Proverbs 4:18 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Call For Deliverance” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Joel 2:32 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Good and Perfect Gifts” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is James 1:17 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Newborn Babes” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Peter 2:1-2 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Joy For Mourning” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 61:3 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Seeing The Invisible” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 11:27 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

As from the cross flows all salvation, so from the cross flows all sanctification. What have not men done, to make themselves holy; and by this means render themselves, as they have thought, acceptable to God! What tortures of body, what fastings, scourgings, self-imposed penances to sanctify their sinful nature, and conform their rebellious flesh to the holiness demanded by the law! And with what success? They have landed either in self-righteousness… Read More

Among those branches of divine truth which, without special teaching, we cannot enter into, is, that of the two natures in a believer. And yet, though every child of God must in all ages have been experimentally acquainted with the inward conflict between flesh and spirit, nature and grace; and though authors innumerable have written on such subjects as sanctification, the trial of faith, the strength of grace, the power of sin,… Read More

This is an important New Testament word, and is found six times in the epistles. The first part of the word is “medi” which means between or middle. A number of other words have the same origin. For example: when we say someone is of medium height we mean they are middle-sized, not tall or short. The media is a word to describe the means by which communications are sent between people…. Read More

Jesus affirmed the reality (historicity) of the following people and events, often the targets of most sceptical and liberal mockery: Matthew 19:3-6, Mark 10:5-9 – God created Adam and Eve as the first man and woman, “from the beginning of the creation;” and this was the basis for marriage. Luke 11:51 – Abel. Matthew 24:37-39; Luke 17:26-27 – Noah and the Flood. John 8:56-58 – Abraham. Matthew 10:15; Matthew 11:23-24; Luke 10:12… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Acceptable Year” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 61:1 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Appointed To Preach” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 61:1 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Jailor’s Awakening” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Acts 16:25-28 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Righteousness Revealed” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Romans 1:17 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Not Ashamed of The Gospel” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Romans 1:16, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A Fruitful Bough” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 49:22-26 and the audio is 58 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Born There” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 87:5 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Things That Accompany Salvation” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 6:9 and the audio is 57 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Not of Man’s Will” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Romans 9:16 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Patient Endurance” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 6:15 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “His Goodwill” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Deuteronomy 33:16 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Gospel Conversation” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Philippians 1:27, and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Son Shall Make You Free” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 8:34-36 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The Covenant Shall Stand” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 89:28, and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Eyes of The LORD” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2nd Chronicles 16:9 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Waiting For Salvation” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 49:18 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Hidden Manna” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Revelation 2:17 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Not A Word” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 15:23 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Unsearchable Riches” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 3:8 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A Bruised Reed” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 42:3 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “His Great Love” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 2:4-5, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Promise Is To You” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Acts 2:37-39 and the audio is 57 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Pricked” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Acts 2:37-39 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “We Shall Know” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hosea 6:3 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

But when he Uzziah was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense. 2 Chronicles 26:16 The seriousness of King Uzziah’s sin is due to the fact that the priestly office he dared to fulfill was a foreshadowing of Christ in His priestly office as the one… Read More

“My God! My God! why hast Thou forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46) The Evangelist adds, that Jesus cried again, with a loud voice. But why with a loud voice? To show that He did not die by compulsion but voluntarily. When a person is in his last moments, his speech commonly fails him; but Christ, when He was expiring, spoke with a clear, audible voice, which was a proof, that, though He had… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “He is a Jew” The scripture text is from Romans 2:28-29 and the audio is 26 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Ruth’s Commitment” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Rith 1:16-17 and the audio is 57 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Christ Jesus Came Into The World To Save Sinners” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Timothy 1:15 and the audio is 91 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “That those things Which cannot be shaken may remain.” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 12:27, and the audio is 96 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Peace Through The Blood of His Cross” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Colossians 1:20 and the audio is 96 minutes long.

When God declares a sinner righteous in His own view based on the righteousness of Christ imputed (charged, accounted) to that sinner, make no mistake, it is a REAL justification, a REAL righteousness, and a REAL transaction. It is not, as some say, a “legal fiction,” or God declaring or viewing something as if it were true when it really is not true. However God views or declares something to be is… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Sometime Enemies” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Colossians 1:21-22 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Unto Repentance” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 3:11-12 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Where is The Lord God?” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2nd Kings 2:14 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Return to The Lord” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hosea 6:3 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Continuance” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Colossians 1:23-24 and the audio is 60 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled: “All The Seed of Israel” The scripture text is from Isaiah 45:9-19 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

“Comfort ye, comfort ye My people, saith God.” Isaiah 40:1 The chief instrument employed by God in the comforting of His mourners is His Holy Word. Listen to the confession of the Psalmist, “This is my comfort in my affliction; for thy word has quickened me,” (Psalm 119:50). The same continuing conflict is experienced by all the people of God, and to them the consolations of the Spirit with the comforts of… Read More