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Monthly Archives: February 2011

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “Summary of the Seven Land Purchases” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Matthew 27:10 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

“In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.” (Isaiah 14:24-25) It is only the dying of that Just One for us who are unjust, that can bring us to God (I Peter 3:18). He, who knew no sin, was made sin for us, that we, who were nothing but sin, might be made the righteousness of God in him (2 Corinthians 5:21). Christ is the Father’s… Read More

Our blessed Lord Jesus Christ wants all young people to go into marriage as virgins. For the peace and happiness of all young people who love Christ, we bring this message of God’s word: God wants you to remain virgins before marriage. The violation of this is fornication. In both Proverbs 5 and 7, as well as I Corinthians 6, the warning against fornication is directed to the young men of the… Read More

What could be more important for a body than a head? What a monstrosity to have a body running around without a head! That is how important a place a husband has in a marriage. It is possible, of course, that God takes a husband away from a family through death or some other way, and the wife must raise the children or live alone. But the experience the wife has living… Read More

If we were tempted to change the message of the Bible at any point today because of the change of cultural norms and standards, it would be the message that stands at the head of this article. The National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) does not rally for husbands to stop loving their wives. The women’s movement challenge’s the Bible’s calling for women to be subject to their husbands. Culture says, “Women are… Read More

This is an audio sermon by David J. Engelsma titled “The Patience of Job” The scripture text that brother David is preaching from is Job 19:25-27 and the audio is 49 minutes long. In this sermon Prof. Engelsma teaches us about the secret of Job’s patience and the reason for his patience. I have to say that this was probably the most comforting and encouraging sermon I have heard on the subject… Read More

There is a religious teaching about sex in marriage that says that the only purpose of sex in marriage is for procreation – for bringing forth children – and that all other uses of this gift of God are sinful and not to be practiced by the Christian. We take exception with this teaching. We oppose its teaching on the basis of the Bible. We believe that this teaching harms God’s people… Read More

There has never been such an insidious attack on the family as the attack being launched on the family’s children. Not the upbringing of the children, although that is a problem, too, but the birth and place of children in the family are under attack. How are we to view children? Are they only a nuisance? Are they a blessing? A curse? Today, increasingly, there is pressure on couples not to have… Read More

If children are God’s heritage, how does God want them raised, so that when they are old, they will not depart form His way? This is a question that burdens the heart of every godly parent, and sometimes causes pious mothers to wring their hands in fear. “Am I really doing this right? Or am I going about it all wrong?” This is an important question because we understand the significance of… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Bridegroom” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 3:29 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Little Faith” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 8:26 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Blessed Samaritan” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 10:29-42 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Blessed Eyes” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 10:23-28, and the audio is 46 minutes long.

Foundations are shaking here, too; but not only because children are being disobedient to their parents. This is true, too. Children seem to disobey everyone in authority, teachers as well as parents. Since the beginning of time, rebellious and disobedient children have been a problem. What is new in the 80’s and 90’s (and today) is the startling blatancy, openness, and popularity of that disobedience. Not only are children rebelling as always,… Read More

A farther indication of the corrupted state of the heart of natural man is that Christ states that if a person divorces, he/she cannot remarry yet all kind of excuses are used by those not converted to re-marry. With this said, if the divorced person remarries then clearly there is added proof that a hard heart is evident. Proof Verses that prohibit remarriage while both spouses are still alive. 1. Mark 10:9-12… Read More

“Tithing” in the New Testament Church. The holy meaning of the tithe is a tenth, not 10% of your work earnings. The number 10 has a biblical and spiritual meaning of “completeness.” The “tithe” was associated intimately with the Old Testament ceremional law pointing directly towards the blessed Messiah, God incarnated, being the perfect sacrifical Lamb offered up for the sins of His people (Matt. 1:21; John 17:9). Jesus’ death on the… Read More

“Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord, that walketh in His ways. For thou shall eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.” (Psalm 128:1-2) Blessed is every one that walketh in His ways. Not that walketh in our ways, but in His. We cannot by nature comprehend His way, that Jesus Christ came to save sinners, and not the righteous. We… Read More

“Lord, how long wilt Thou look on…” (Psalm 35:17) The Lord does look on all the affairs of men. In the judgments around us we see that He does look on. Many of us are hampered and tied in many ways. David prays: “Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink.” Now in our troubles we shuffle about, and do not come to the point; but if we could… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Prayer for Deliverance” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 32:9-12 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Patience of the Saints” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Revelation 14:12 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “Akeldama” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Matthew 27:1-10 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

The seventh land purchase that we read about in the Word of God occurred when Judas Iscariot committed suicide. And even though this may be a dreadful event in our sight, we should keep in mind that we should not have our focus on Judas Iscariot, but on the Lord Jesus Christ, for the Gospel was written to glorify Christ, not Judas. We will read here about “Akeldama, the Field of Blood”…. Read More

The seventh land purchase that we read about in the Word of God occurred when Judas Iscariot committed suicide. And even though this may be a dreadful event in our sight, we should keep in mind that we should not have our focus on Judas Iscariot, but on the Lord Jesus Christ, for the Gospel was written to glorify Christ, not Judas. We will read here about “Akeldama, the Field of Blood”…. Read More

We have been solicited, by one of what is called the Society of Friends, who is, we believe, a reader of our work, to insert the following. The design of it is to carry conviction to the mind, of the horrors of war, and the awful responsibility attached to those engaged in it; and if it be made the means of accomplishing this, the end will be answered. John and William Gadsby… Read More

My dear Friend, I take up my pen to write you some account of the last days of our dear departed friend and brother, John M’Kenzie, believing that to you and many of the readers of the Gospel Standard it will be interesting. As you are fully aware of the nature of his complaint, (bleeding from the lungs,) I shall confine myself to his last attack; and to a few gleanings of… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Faith, The Evidence” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 11:1 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

“…If God be For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?” (Romans 8:31) This part of the verse in Romans 8:31 crosses my mind more frequently, I suppose, than most other Scriptures. It is a pleasant theme for meditation. From whence this loving kindness commenced, is a surprising and pleasant source of meditation. In my youth, I, and every one I knew put great emphasis upon John 3:16: “For God so loved the… Read More

“…If God be For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?” (Romans 8:31) This part of the verse in Romans 8:31 crosses my mind more frequently, I suppose, than most other Scriptures. It is a pleasant theme for meditation. From whence this loving kindness commenced, is a surprising and pleasant source of meditation. In my youth, I, and every one I knew put great emphasis upon John 3:16: “For God so loved the… Read More

We do not believe that the Son of God laid down His precious life a sacrifice for the sins of the non-elect, but for His sheep. We believe His sacrifice was of a substutionary character, that the sins which were laid upon Him by God (Isaiah 3) and which He undertook to bear and for which He suffered the unmitigated penalty of the outraged justice of God in a broken law, were… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled: “The Deity and Eternal Sonship of Christ” The scripture text is from Hebrews 1:4-8, and the audio is 32 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Did God Really Hate Esau?” The scripture text is from Romans 9:13 and the audio is 34 minutes long.

“For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.” (2 Corinthians 3:11) ____________________________________ There are some very remarkable and blessed truths set forth in this chapter, and before entering upon the great text which I have ventured to read I would like to draw your attention to one or two verses which precede it. If we go to the beginning of the chapter where the… Read More

An Antinomian, in the sight of God, is one who holds the truth in unrighteousness; who has gospel notions in his head, but no grace in his heart. He is one that makes a profession of Christ Jesus, but was never purged by his blood, renewed by his Spirit, nor saved by his power. With him carnal easepasses for gospel peace; a natural assent of the mind for faith; insensibility for liberty;… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Shall Not The Judge Do Right?” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 18:23-25 and the audio is 46 minutes long.