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Monthly Archives: September 2010

“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.” (Colossians 3:13) As long as we are in this flesh, we will have misunderstandings among us, unpleasantnesses, and even injustices (we will feel that our rights have been violated and others have been wrong in what they have said and done). What is to be our attitude? It… Read More

“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.” (Colossians 3:13) As long as we are in this flesh, we will have misunderstandings among us, unpleasantnesses, and even injustices (we will feel that our rights have been violated and others have been wrong in what they have said and done). What is to be our attitude? It… Read More

We are not desirous of honor, esteem and applause from men, for we are what we are by the grace of God. God can take away what we have as easily as He gave it. We do not despise and provoke one another with our piety; nor do we want to appear to be wiser, richer in grace, nor more gifted than others; for we are less than the least of all… Read More

We are not desirous of honor, esteem and applause from men, for we are what we are by the grace of God. God can take away what we have as easily as He gave it. We do not despise and provoke one another with our piety; nor do we want to appear to be wiser, richer in grace, nor more gifted than others; for we are less than the least of all… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Today, Hear!” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 3:7-8 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

“And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus…” (Revelation 17:6) The very last verse of Revelation chapter eighteen makes the same type of statement: “And in her [i.e. Babylon; the whore] was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.“ Can we lay this charge to the world in general,… Read More

“And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus…” (Revelation 17:6) The very last verse of Revelation chapter eighteen makes the same type of statement: “And in her [i.e. Babylon; the whore] was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.“ Can we lay this charge to the world in general,… Read More

The phrase “abomination of desolation” is indeed a biblical phrase. Christ spoke of it in the Gospels. ——————————————————————————– “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:” (Matthew 24:15-16) ——————————————————————————– “But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet,… Read More

The phrase “abomination of desolation” is indeed a biblical phrase. Christ spoke of it in the Gospels. ——————————————————————————– “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:” (Matthew 24:15-16) ——————————————————————————– “But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet,… Read More

The phrase “abomination of desolation” is indeed a biblical phrase. Christ spoke of it in the Gospels. ——————————————————————————– “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:” (Matthew 24:15-16) ——————————————————————————– “But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet,… Read More

“Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.” (Jeremiah 17:14) Here is this sin! Save me from it! Here is this snare! Break it to pieces! Here is this lust! Lord, subdue it! Here is this temptation! Deliver me out of it! Here is my proud heart! Lord, humble it! Here is my unbelieving heart! Take it away, and… Read More

“For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calleth; It was said unto her, the elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” (Romans 9:11-13) We trust that God will enable us to rightly divide the word of truth,… Read More

We read in Hebrews 13:14, “For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.” Let’s tie this together to Hebrews 11:8-10, where we read: Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. Hebrews 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise,… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “God is Not Mocked” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Galatians 6:7-8 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Repentance and Remission” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 24:47 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in “her” hand, full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.” (Revelation 17:4) The term “golden cup” is used only twice in scripture. Here in Revelation 17:4 and again in Jeremiah 51:7. It is very interesting that both renderings of this term are in reference to Babylon. In Jeremiah… Read More

Paul wrote in Hebrews 10:25, “Let us not forsake the assembling of ourselves together.” It is the duty of all believers to meet together for worship, praise, study, and fellowship. BECAUSE OF GOD, Who has appointed worship, Who approves of it, Who is glorified in it, and Who should be worshipped. BECAUSE OF OURSELVES; we need to “draw nigh to God,” to ”seek His face,” to praise, pray, and be refreshed and… Read More

Someone may ask, “How may we know that the message preached is the true gospel of God?” I would reply: 1. Does it exalt the sovereign mercy of God as the only and entire reason and cause of salvation? 2. Does it humble man in the dust of inability and reveal his total spiritual deadness? 3. Does it provide a perfect righteousness before God’s holiness and a suitable atonement and sacrifice before… Read More

It is very strange to me that religious people should think that Almighty God can accept our imperfect righteousness or pardon a sinner without His justice being fully honored. Does it not occur to them that: 1. A god who can pardon without justice may one day condemn without reason. 2. A god who can set aside his righteousness may one day set aside his mercy. 3. A god who could deny… Read More

When our God completed the creation of this world, it is said that He rested. This is not a rest from weariness, but simply declaring that there was no more to do; creation was finished! Our Lord Jesus entered into His rest, He also hath ceased from His works, as the Father did from His (Hebrews 4:10). He cried, “It is finished,” and the work of redemption was done! Let us labor… Read More

GRACE IS WHAT I NEED — God’s free, abundant, satisfying, sanctifying grace! I need grace to believe God and to continue in that faith. I need grace to give and forgive, grace to love and be loved, grace to live and grace to die. If I have little grace, the fault is mine; for His grace is called “abundant grace.” The Lord may not give gold, but He will give grace. He… Read More

Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; Titus 1:3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;… Read More

Titus 2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: Titus 2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love… Read More

Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, [but] gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, [and] hating one another. Titus 3:4 But… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Bethel” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 31:13 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

If William Gadsby honoured the Lord in his life, the Lord honoured him in his triumphant death. He was able to preach on his last Sabbath on earth, thus fulfilling a desire not to be laid aside for long. One present made a note in his Bible opposite the text (Isaiah 43:2: “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee”): …Mr. Gadsby preached this sermon with very great fervour,… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Casting The Burden” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 55:22 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

Judas was most certainly “a disciple” of the Lord Jesus, if by that term be meant, as is usually understood, the twelve whom he chose to be constantly with him. This is most plain from Matthew 10:1, Luke 6:13, and Luke 9:1; from which places it is undeniable that Judas was not only a disciple, but an apostle, and was sent by the Lord himself to cast out devils, cure diseases, and… Read More

“…And the Lord added to the Church daily such as should be saved.” (Acts 2:47) It is very important to you and I, who have never dying souls, (and that is all of us) to know whether the work of the Lord Jesus Christ was satisfying to His heavenly Father, and to all that the law required of Him. If, in any particular, that was not so, then we would have no… Read More

“Without being born again you can never know God. You can read the bible a thousand times, you can get your doctor of divinity, you can become a professor in a theological college, but unless you’re born again you can never know God.”

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “What is Required?” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Deuteronomy 10:12 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Enduring Word” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Peter 1:24-25 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

Bound as Long as He or She Liveth (Romans 7:2-3, 1 Corinthians 7:39, 1 Corinthians 7:10-16) The fact that a man and a woman who are married are one flesh is stated in many places in the Bible and they all agree: The wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives, and the husband is bound to his wife as long as she lives. This bond is not dissolved… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Delivered To Serve” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 1:74-75 and the audio is 31 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Let Your Light Shine” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 5:16 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Fear Not” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 41:10 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

“To him that worketh is the reward NOT reckoned of grace, but of debt.” (Romans 4:4) To the labourer in religion, what he merits or earns can never be called a gift, a favour, or mercy; it is an obligation owed to him. If work is involved at all in our salvation (regardless of the degree of work), it is a debt and NOT GRACE AT ALL. It is not that the… Read More

“For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:” (2 Corinthians 5:14) All ministers of Christ and all believers in the Lord Jesus are under the sweetest and strongest constraint to do what they do. They are motivated by “the love of Christ” – His love for them and their love for Him. It is not fear of hell, desire… Read More

“For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:” (2 Corinthians 5:14) All ministers of Christ and all believers in the Lord Jesus are under the sweetest and strongest constraint to do what they do. They are motivated by “the love of Christ” – His love for them and their love for Him. It is not fear of hell, desire… Read More

“Abstain from all Appearance of Evil.” (1st Thessalonians 5:22) I know that many interpret this as suggesting that we avoid any conduct, behavior, and actions that, while they may not be wrong for us, yet they give the appearance of wrong doing. This is good advice, but not what the apostle is talking about. He is speaking, as in the preceding verse, of doctrinal evil! For example, when there is preaching, teaching,… Read More

“Abstain from all Appearance of Evil.” (1st Thessalonians 5:22) I know that many interpret this as suggesting that we avoid any conduct, behavior, and actions that, while they may not be wrong for us, yet they give the appearance of wrong doing. This is good advice, but not what the apostle is talking about. He is speaking, as in the preceding verse, of doctrinal evil! For example, when there is preaching, teaching,… Read More

The phrase “abomination of desolation” is indeed a biblical phrase. Christ spoke of it in the Gospels. ——————————————————————————– “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:” (Matthew 24:15-16) ——————————————————————————– “But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet,… Read More