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Monthly Archives: November 2010

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The LORD Reigns” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 97:1 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Mark 15:34) It was not the nails driven through His hands and feet—it was not the crown of thorns placed upon His brow—it was not the stripes which mangled His back—it was not the languor and faintness under which He suffered—that caused the Lord to die. It was not the mere bodily agony of the cross—it was not the mere pain, though most… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Riches of His Goodness” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Romans 2:4 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

“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

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “The LORD Knoweth Them That Are His” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Romans 9:20-24 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “God’s People” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Romans 9:23-26 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “The Remnant” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Romans 9:27-29 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

Dear Friend, I received your letter, and was glad to hear from you. You seem to be about the old spot, needy as ever, and not out of the reach of the gunshot of the devil; and it seems the old man is still alive, and makes you to know that he dwells in the house; and I believe he will while the tabernacle stands. But what an unspeakable mercy, he will… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “Pursuing Righteousness” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Romans 9:30-33 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

A pretty maid, a Protestant, was to a Catholic wed; To love all Bible truths and tales, quite early she’s been bred. It sorely grieved her husband’s heart that she would not comply, And join the Mother Church of Rome and heretics deny. So day by day he flattered her, but still she saw no good Would ever come from bowing down to idols made of wood. The Mass, the host, the… Read More

The title of this article is: “A Prophet Like Unto Me”, or “A Prophet like unto Moses”. Obviously, this is referring to the Lord Jesus Christ. Obviously, the Lord Jesus Christ does not resemble Moses in all aspects, because Moses is just a man and Christ is Almighty God. We read Acts 3:22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of… Read More

I give a few thoughts, agreeably to request, on the character of the late Mr. Gadsby, not to praise the man, but the grace of God in him, and that the generation to come may know that in Manchester “a prophet hath been among them,” taught by the Spirit, and commissioned by Christ to preach “the glorious gospel of the blessed God,” for the obedience of faith, and for a witness against… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “A Prophet Like Unto Me” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Acts 3:22-23 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

In Hebrews 10:19-22 We find there encouraging words for those who have been saved. Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, Hebrews 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; Hebrews 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God; Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with… Read More

In Hebrews 10:19-22 We find there encouraging words for those who have been saved. Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, Hebrews 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; Hebrews 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God; Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with… Read More

My dear Friend, John Grace. My two favourite authors from whom I may say I have derived more instruction, profit, and consolation, and I may add, more heart-searching examination than many others, are Dr. Owen and Huntington. I am now reading, as far as time and opportunity allow, the doctor’s Commentary on the Hebrews, which I purchased some time ago (the original edition in four folio volumes). That Epistle has always been… Read More

Dear Sir, I have much pleasure in forwarding you a copy of a sermon from the text which you name, as having been heard preached from by me, by your sister, during my last visit to Gower Street. I cannot say however that it is by any means the same discourse as that under which she was blessed, as I can rarely preach in the same way from a text at different… Read More

My dear Friend, Joseph Tanner, I see more and more what an afflicted people the Lord’s people, or at least the best of them are. What sufferings in body, what trials in mind, what afflictions in family, what perplexity in circumstance, what trials in the church, what foes without, what fears within, are the most spiritual of the Lord’s people exercised with. But how, by these afflictions, they are separated from the… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Why Two Opinions” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Kings 18:21 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “LORD, Hear” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 130:1-3 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

My dear Friend, Mr. Grace, The friends, I am sure, will be very glad to hear you as they have had so little preaching lately. It is trying to be so much in the furnace, and to be so often laid aside from the work of the ministry; but I hope it may be sanctified to my soul’s good. But no chastisement we read for the present is joyous, but rather grievous,… Read More

Dear Friends and Brethren, As it has pleased the Lord again to lay upon me His afflicting hand, and thus to prevent my coming among you in the ministry of the Word, I have felt disposed to send you a few lines by letter, to show you that I still bear you in affectionate remembrance. I need hardly tell you what a great trial it is to me to be thus afflicted,… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake. I much liked the account which you gave of our dear friend Mr. Grace’s testimony among you. It was quite commended to my conscience as simple, spiritual, and suitable. There was nothing in it, as it seemed to me from your account, too high or too low, but such a line of things as would meet with the average experience of the Lord’s family. He told me,… Read More

My dear Friend, Joseph Tanner, Afflictions and trials, when they are made to work together for good, much draw the family of God nearer and nearer to each other. I have used this figure sometimes—Put together two pieces of cold iron, there is no uniting; put together one piece glowing hot out of the furnace and another cold piece, still no union; bring together two pieces, both out of the furnace, and… Read More

Dear Friend, You may perhaps have heard that it has pleased the Lord to lay upon me His afflicting hand, so that for the last three months I have been quite ill from an attack of bronchitis. I trust however, with the blessing of God, I am gradually recovering, and have come here by the advice of my medical attendant for change of air. It has been a trial to me, and… Read More

Dear Friend, Mr. J. Davis Your letter enclosing £5, (which I will pay to the Aged Pilgrims’ Friend Society), has been forwarded to me from Stamford to this place, where I am staying for the benefit of my health by the advice of my medical attendant. It has pleased the Lord to lay upon the His afflicting hand, so that for two months I have been unable to stand up in His… Read More

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. Revelation 18:3 For all nations have… Read More

“Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth… Read More

What does God say about Rewards? Well, God has said a great deal about rewards. There are more than 100 verses in the Bible containing the noun “reward”, or the verb “to reward”, and there are many more verses that speak about rewards without actually using the word “reward” in them. Just in the Old Testament alone there are 27 different words that have been translated by the noun “reward” or by… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Jesus Willing” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Mark 1:40-42 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

“And when they had bound Him, they led Him away, and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.” (Matthew 27:2) Things were going quite agreeably for the enemies of our Lord. They had conjured up a charge of blasphemy against Him. False witnesses had spoken against Him. Now, they bound Him and led Him away to the Roman governor. It looked as if the end of Jesus of Nazareth was near. But,… Read More

“He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He hath sent away empty.” (Luke 1:53) These were the words of Mary in praising her God at the privilege He gave her of bearing Jesus Christ. Hunger is powerful. Anyone who has missed two or three meals in a row can understand this. The body is crying out for food. The mind strays away to various things that would be… Read More

“And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God.” (Luke 9:43) That God is omnipotent, or all-powerful, is a fact of which surely, all believers are aware. In fact, we would be highly offended if someone were to suggest the contrary, and rightly we should be. On this day recorded by Luke, the crowd was more than just aware of the fact of God’s power, they were amazed at it…. Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Christ Working” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 9:3-4 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

William Gadsby (1773-1844) By B.A. Ramsbottom (1973) A small tribute to this honoured servant of God on the occasion of the bicentenary of his birth. When God has a work to do, that work must be accomplished; yet how mysteriously and by what unlikely means does He work! Who would have thought that a small, ragged, barefooted boy, receiving hardly the bare essentials of education, and growing up “as far from God… Read More

Our little group of churches was especially distinct in the controversy many, many years ago concerning the Person of Christ, the eternal Sonship. Men like good J.C. Philpot, William Gadsby, John Kershaw and John Warburton and other stalwarts in the faith were raised up by God to stand for the truth at a time when the very heart of the denomination was in danger of being torn out. Let us never compromise… Read More

Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. The Greek phraseology for “it is the number of a man” can also be correctly written as “it is the number of man”. You will see why the latter translation makes better sense once we have studied and understood… Read More

Are trials and afflictions necessarily chastisements for sin; in other words, are they always visitations for some particular disobedience? Heavenly wisdom, holy caution, and spiritual experience, we feel, are deeply needed to handle these two subjects scripturally and experimentally, so as to clear God in all his dealings, not to darken counsel by words without knowledge, or advance anything inconsistent with the truth of God as revealed in the scripture, or made… Read More

“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.” (Luke 23:43) The thief on the Cross had nothing to offer Jesus, nothing to bribe Him with, no slick story with which he could deceive the Savior. He was, after all, a thief, a known criminal. A short time before, he had been joining in with the crowd in taunting Jesus. But something changed, something wonderful! The man… Read More

“And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? Or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?” (Acts 3:12) The setting of this statement is when Peter healed a man as he and John were walking to the Temple. After the event, a large crowd gathered and… Read More

“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Mark 15:34) It was not the nails driven through His hands and feet—it was not the crown of thorns placed upon His brow—it was not the stripes which mangled His back—it was not the languor and faintness under which He suffered—that caused the Lord to die. It was not the mere bodily agony of the cross—it was not the mere pain, though most… Read More

The simple answer is no. Please read on. ——————————————- Dear Sir, I have often wondered how a gracious person can live in the army, and, along with wicked soldiers, enter into severe engagements with the enemy. Is he not a murderer according to Galatians 5:21? Does he not deliberately act contrary to the Saviour’s instructions as recorded in Matthew 5:44? Is it right or scriptural for a gracious person to take up… Read More

Dear Sir, I have often wondered how a gracious person can live in the army, and, along with wicked soldiers, enter into severe engagements with the enemy. Is he not a murderer according to Galatians 5:21? Does he not deliberately act contrary to the Saviour’s instructions as recorded in Matthew 5:44? Is it right or scriptural for a gracious person to take up arms at all against his fellow creatures? A gracious… Read More

“Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.” (Acts 9:31) This condition the churches experienced at this particular time are much to be sought after and prayed for in our day as well. I’ve underlined three of these blessings. They “were edified”, being built up. This signifies… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A Covenant With God” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 50:5 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

“And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” (Acts 15:21-22) Continue in the faith. Anyone can say that, but it is especially meaningful coming from someone who has continued… Read More

“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.” (Romans 7:4) What a beautiful picture of describing what should be our relationship and walk with Jesus Christ: a marriage. The enemy would not have us look at following Jesus in this… Read More