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Monthly Archives: May 2010

My dear Friend, Mr. Hoadley, I am much obliged to you for your kind remembrance of us in sending us your acceptable present, and I would have been glad to have thanked you in person, had you given me the opportunity yesterday, or looked in upon me this morning. Like many others, you probably did not expect to see me in the pulpit yesterday, and indeed, as I then said, I would… Read More

My dear Friend, Mr. Godwin, I have been so very busy of late that I have been obliged to neglect my correspondents, and among them my old, faithful, and affectionate friend, to whom I am now endeavoring to send a few lines. Writing, however, is but a very imperfect mode of communicating with our spiritual friends. There is always something which we should like to say, but cannot, and which we could… Read More

My dear Friends in the Lord, Mrs. Peake and Miss Morris, In my prayers for you both, I feel led to ask of the Lord to give you faith and patience, for these two graces you much need in active and daily exercise. But that you may have them brought into your heart and there maintained with a divine power, tribulation is needed, for tribulation works patience (Rom. 5:3), as well as… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake, I walk every day when I can, and usually to the same spot, which is more than a mile from my house, to the top of a gentle hill, where there is a seat under a wide-spreading oak and commanding a lovely view of hill and dale, the latter wooded; and there I sit in the warm sun, sometimes meditating or otherwise engaged, perhaps not unprofitably, with… Read More

“Accepted in the Beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6) ———————————————— Such precious words as these, appear too full of glorious grace for “a poor vile sinner” like me to take upon my lips. I say not this to produce effect, or to awaken any fleshly sensation in your minds, for I know that such productions last only for the moment, and pulpit effects, arising from the flesh and the devil, will perish with the experience… Read More

Preached in Grove Chapel, Camberwell, 1878 – By Thomas Bradbury. ———————————————— “Accepted in the Beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6) Such precious words as these, appear too full of glorious grace for “a poor vile sinner” like me to take upon my lips. I say not this to produce effect, or to awaken any fleshly sensation in your minds, for I know that such productions last only for the moment, and pulpit effects, arising from… Read More

My dear sister Fanny, I am sorry to find from your letter that you are still so afflicted in body. I was in hopes you were gradually recovering health and strength, and, though weak, were able to come down stairs, or even get out into the open air. Unless much favored and supported by God, bodily illness is a great affliction; but you know where to look to for strength, and who… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake, Having now a little respite from my labours, and an opportunity not being likely soon to recur to write to you again, I send you a few lines according to your request. You will be desirous to know how my health is, especially as the season has been so very trying. In common, then, with most who are weak, I much felt the great heat, especially as… Read More

Is there anything in the Bible that specifically refers to the United States insofar as the future of this world is concerned? There is nothing in the Bible that indicates or names the United States. While it is true that God does name historic nations like Egypt and Israel, He does not name any modern nation. It certainly does not name Russia or China or the United States or Germany, or any… Read More

The Timing of the Rapture! by Tony Warren In many Christian circles there is a popular theological view which states that the Church must somehow be taken out of the world before the Great Tribulation period. Sadly this doctrine has become one of the most predominant views in the Church. This form of theology is the product of spurious dogma that over the years has been taught relentlessly. It is not supported… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Secret of The LORD” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Amos 3:7 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Feed My Lambs” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is John 21:15-17, and the audio is 46 minutes long.

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour: that He by the grace of God should taste death for everyman.” (Hebrews 2:9) THE design and determination of the Holy Ghost in this very precious epistle is the exaltation and glorification of Jesus Christ, and the ignoring of everything short of Him, in the matter of His people’s… Read More

Preached in Grove Chapel, Camberwell, 1878 – By Thomas Bradbury _________________________________________ “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour: that He by the grace of God should taste death for everyman.” (Hebrews 2:9) THE design and determination of the Holy Ghost in this very precious epistle is the exaltation and glorification of Jesus Christ, and the ignoring… Read More

1. Jesus IS the visible image of the Invisible God – Colossians 1:15, II Corinthians 4:4…to see Jesus is to see the Invisible God – Mankind was created IN the image of God – Genesis 1:26…Jesus IS the image of God. To see Jesus is to see the Invisible God in the flesh. 2. Jesus was conceived by God – Luke 1:35, Matthew 1:20. Since Mary was his earthy mother, that makes… Read More

“But God hath called us to peace.” (I Corinthians 7:15) “And the way of peace have they not known.” (Romans 3:17) —————————— God has said of someone — I do not say He said it to me — that He “hath called us to peace.” There IS someone He has called to peace, and I do not say it was you. But, it is certain that God has called someone to peace…. Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Take Heed How We Build” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is 1 Corinthians 3:9-16, and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Children of The Kingdom” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is, Matthew 8:11-12, and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “High Places” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Leviticus 26:30, and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Hidden Treasure” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Colossians 2:3 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Things Freely Given” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Corinthians 2:12-13 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Harken, Consider, Incline” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 45:10-11 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Who is This?” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Song of Solomon 8:5 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.” (1 John 3:1) ____________________________________ The theme upon which John was never weary to meditate and to proclaim was LOVE. We find it in each of his writings. His Gospel, sent out by the inspiration of God the covenant Three-in-One. Love is… Read More

Preached in Grove Chapel, Camberwell, 1877 – By Thomas Bradbury ________________________________________________ “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.” (1 John 3:1) The theme upon which John was never weary to meditate and to proclaim was LOVE. We find it in each of his writings. His Gospel, sent out… Read More

“Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge. That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?” (Proverbs 22:20-21) I WAS much struck with the saying of a learned man a day or two ago, that the Book of Proverbs is well adapted to young and untutored minds. In thinking… Read More

Preached in Grove Chapel, Camberwell, 1898 – By Thomas Bradbury. __________________________________________ “Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge. That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?” (Proverbs 22:20-21) I WAS much struck with the saying of a learned man a day or two ago, that the Book of… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Go Forward” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Exodus 14:15 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Rejoicing in His Shadow” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 63:7 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Eternal Arms Underneath” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Deuteronomy 33:27 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Master Calls” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 11:28 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “A Goodly Cedar” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Ezekiel 17:22-24, and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Strength Out of Weakness” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 11:34 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “What God Has Done For Me” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Psalm 92:1-5, and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “How Readest Thou?” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Acts 8:30-31, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Partakers of Christ’s Sufferings” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is 1 Peter 4:7, and the audio is 49 minutes long.

Christian Reader, — Thou art here presented with another discourse on the old subject, which I believe will ever be the controversy of Zion as long as freeborn sons and bond children are together. It began between Cain and Abel; it appeared in Noah’s family; in Sarah and Hagar, Ishmael and Isaac; between Esau and Jacob; between the apostle and the Jewish scribes; and it will be ended when the lamp of… Read More

“Prepare Thy work without, and make it fit for Thyself in the field; and afterwards build Thine house.” (Proverbs 24:27) THE Book of Proverbs is a wonderful portion of the Scriptures of truth, full of spiritual teaching, and fragrant with the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. It is looked upon by many as a mere collection of moral maxims suitable for young children, and for the regulation of… Read More

Preached in the House of Mr. Henry Winters, West Troy, New York, U.S.A. 1899 – By Thomas Bradbury __________________________________________________ “Prepare Thy work without, and make it fit for Thyself in the field; and afterwards build Thine house.” (Proverbs 24:27) THE Book of Proverbs is a wonderful portion of the Scriptures of truth, full of spiritual teaching, and fragrant with the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. It is looked… Read More

“And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto Him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Thou Son of David: my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.” (Matthew 15:22) A striking contrast is set before us in this very blessed and instructive chapter. The first part exposes the deceitfulness and depravity of man’s heart, the second part reveals the love and affection of the… Read More

Preached in Grove Chapel, Camberwell, 1877 – By Thomas Bradbury ____________________________________ “And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto Him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Thou Son of David: my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.” (Matthew 15:22) A striking contrast is set before us in this very blessed and instructive chapter. The first part exposes the deceitfulness and depravity of man’s… Read More

“Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” (I Peter 2:5) “Ye also, as lively stones” — We think of this Scripture, “God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” (Matthew 22:32) His people are spoken of as “lively stones” after they have been quickened and made alive by the Spirit… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Call To Salvation” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Matthew 11:28-30, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “I Must Preach The Kingdom of God” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Luke 4:28-30, and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “We Are The Children of Abraham” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Luke 4:28-30, and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Streams in the Desert” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Luke 7:18-23, and the audio is 49 minutes long.

Dear Friend in the Truth, I expressed in my last letter my inability to accept the kind invitation of the church to come among you, so as to have the opportunity of conversing with you upon your present trying circumstances. Indeed, there is scarcely any position more trying to a church than when it loses a beloved pastor, who under God has for many years been the honored instrument of feeding, guiding,… Read More

To the Congregation in Providence Chapel, Oakham Dear Friends, It is a sad disappointment to me, and I doubt not will be so to many of you, that I am not able, from bodily indisposition, to stand up before you this morning and speak to you in the name of the Lord. But it has pleased the Lord to lay upon me one of those attacks of cold on my chest which… Read More

My dear sister Fanny. It is now some time since I sent you a few lines, but we often hear of one another through the correspondence of our dear relatives. I was sorry to learn that the Lord had laid upon you His afflicting hand; but that is what we must expect at our time of life, and if these afflictions are blessed and sanctified to our souls’ good, as we trust… Read More

Since the apostles of the Lamb have finished their course with us in the flesh, no history of the church of God should be allowed to lure us from the doctrine which they taught, the judgments they recorded, the ordinances they have enjoined; nothing is to be added nor aught diminished from the perfect standard of faith and order they established, which is confirmed by all the valid authority of earth and… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Battle is The LORD’s” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is 1st Samuel 17:38-54, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Which God Are We Serving?” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is John 6:63-69, and the audio is 34 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Harvesting People During The Famine” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Acts 9:15-16, and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Harvesting People During The Famine” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Genesis 47:5-26, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “A Story of Redemption” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Ruth 4:1-13, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “A Stiff-Necked People” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Numbers 14:35, and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Longsuffering of God” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Revelation 2:4-5, and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Not One Will Be Lost” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Luke 15:1-7, and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Children Of The Promise” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Romans 9:18-21, and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “She is a Sinner” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Luke 7:36-50, and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Fruit Of The Vineyard” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Matthew 21:33-45, and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Run to Obtain the Prize” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is 1 Corinthians 9:1-25, and the audio is 49 minutes long.

My dear Friend, James Davis. I am sorry that you should have experienced so heavy a loss; but I have found myself more than once, when I have been calculating on some increase of income or some temporal advantage, that a sudden stroke has come and swept it away. We are thus taught not to trust in uncertain riches, which make to themselves wings and fly away; but trust in the living… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “They Shall Beat Their Swords Into Plowshares” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is: Isaiah 2:1-4, and the audio is 47 minutes long.

“Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 1:13) “The form of sound words” is a Divine form. It descended out of heaven from God. It expresses the mystery of God’s will and good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself. It is the new covenant which he will make, whereby the first covenant waxes old,… Read More

“Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 1:13) “The form of sound words” is a Divine form. It descended out of heaven from God. It expresses the mystery of God’s will and good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself. It is the new covenant which he will make, whereby the first covenant waxes old,… Read More

“As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried; He is a buckler to all those that trust in Him.” (Psalm 18:30) The Psalmist had full proof of the imperfection of men both in himself and in others. He had proved what men could do or attempt in the person of his persecutor King Saul; what a professed friend was capable of in the case of Ahithophel;… Read More

Preached At Galeed Chapel, Brighton, 1919 – By J.K. Popham. —————————————– “As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried; He is a buckler to all those that trust in Him.” (Psalm 18:30) The Psalmist had full proof of the imperfection of men both in himself and in others. He had proved what men could do or attempt in the person of his persecutor King Saul; what… Read More

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost, in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ who is the image of God should shine unto them:” (2 Corinthians 4:3-4) The condition of all you who are, in the sense of the text, unbelievers is sad beyond all expression. Your… Read More

Preached At Galeed Chapel, Brighton, on a Lord’s day morning, 1923 – By J.K. Popham —————————————– “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost, in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ who is the image of God should shine unto them:” (2 Corinthians 4:3-4) The condition of all… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “I Am The Door” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is John 10:1-10, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Vows and Fools” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Ecclesiastes 5:4-7, and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Provoke Not Your Children To Wrath” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Ephesians 6:4, and the audio is 46 minutes long.

To begin this study I want you to see that chapters 8 and 9 of the gospel of John are actually intimately connected, which already shows at the sentence structure of the first verse in chapter 9. John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. John 8:57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “I Am The Light of The World” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is John 9:5, and the audio is 38 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “I Will Have Mercy And Not Sacrifice” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Matthew 9:13, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Ye Must Be Born Again” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Luke 5:32-39, and the audio is 37 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Thou Art My Son” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Hebrews 1:5, and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “I Will Be To Him A Father” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Hebrews 1:5, and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “One God” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is John 1:1, and the audio is 47 minutes long.

Born in London in 1712 this remarkable hymn-writer and minister of Jewin Street Chapel, London, 1760, is given considerable prominence in Julian’s Dictionary of Hymnology, and his hymns are referred to as “of great earnestness and passionate love of the Redeemer”; over thirty are given special mention including: 1. Descend from Heaven celestial Dove. 2. If ever it could come to pass. 3. Jesus while He dwelt below. 4. Mercy is welcome… Read More

At Lower Fold, Healey, in the Parish of Rochdale in the County of Lancaster, John Kershaw was born on the 25th August 1792. His father did all in his power to bring up his children “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord”. John went peacefully to the House of God at first, but as he grew in years so his native hatred of divine things grew too, the Chapel became a… Read More

In a sequestered village in Rutland called Braunston on February the 16th, 1803 William Tiptaft was born of Yeoman stock. His parents “designed him for the Church” and he became a Curate to Treborough in Somerset 1826. It was, however, a year after (January 1827) when divine life entered his soul. By 1829 God had convinced him of the truth of the doctrines of Election and Free Sovereign Grace. From his new… Read More

This remarkable minister rose to great prominence and popularity from the humblest possible beginnings. Son of a country day labourer, William was wild and dissolute in his early days. He was born between Goudhurst and Cranbrook in Kent in 1743. For some years his work was that of a coal heaver, and the most vivid and interesting account of his life is to be found in several of his works especially in… Read More

My dear Friends, Mrs. Peake and Miss Morris, We were highly favored in our journey home, not only in the day, but in the comfort of the transit, being by ourselves all the way, and passing from Leicester to London by the new line without once stopping. Still I felt very tired before I reached my own home, and though preserved from taking fresh cold, yet I have felt greater weakness than… Read More

My dear and much esteemed Friend, Mrs. Peake I have often admired the spirit in which Mr. ____ acted when he had to curtail his expenses. He said the question was whether he should give up two extra carriage horses, or give up his donations for various religious end benevolent objects, and he at once preferred the former course. What we are enabled to give to the Lord’s cause and the Lord’s… Read More

My dear Friend, Joseph Parry, You have been very kind in communicating to me the tidings of our dear friend Miss Wild’s death. It has taken place somewhat sooner than I had anticipated; but considering that the winter is coming on, which would no doubt have severely tried her weakened frame, I cannot but view it as a mercy that she is removed to that happy land of which the inhabitants shall… Read More

My dear Friend, Thomas Godwin, I have often thought what a mercy it is that the people of God are not dependent upon one another for the supplies of grace whereby they live unto God. The ministry is useful, the conversation of friends is useful, correspondence by letter on the precious things of God is often useful, and from each and all of these we have derived or communicated profit. But how… Read More