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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 Lord’s Supper” The scripture text is from Luke 22:19-20 and the audio is 25 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 their… 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 waters,… 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 they… 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 mind… 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 by… 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.