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Monthly Archives: March 2011

“I believe in God the Father, almighty, maker of heaven and earth.” These are the words of the Apostles’ Creed — a statement of the Christian faith, the very first article: I believe in God, the Creator. Evolution does not. The theory of evolution is a denial of the very first article of the Christian faith. Evolution says, “I believe the world came into existence by a great explosion and by natural… Read More

A recent book by Iain H. Murray on John Wesley, famed father of the Methodist Church and grandfather of the charismatic movement, is of extraordinary significance for Calvinistic Christians and churches today, especially in Great Britain. The book is “Wesley and Men Who Followed” (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth, 2003). Although two of the four sections of Wesley and Men Who Followed are devoted to Wesley’s successors and to the further fortunes… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Desiring A Better Country” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 11:16 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Christ the Power and the Wisdom of God” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Corinthians 1:24 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Prayer For The Nation” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ezra 9:5 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Rivers of Water” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 32:1-4 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

“I believe him to be the most rancourous hater of the gospel system that ever appeared in England.” Wesley “is still as dead to the feelings of shame as he is blind to the doctrines of God.” (Works of Augustus Toplady – Page 732)

This is an audio message by Carl Haak titled: “God Did Not Spare His Own Son” The scripture text that brother Carl is teaching from is Romans 8:31-32, and the audio is 19 minutes long.

This is an audio message by Carl Haak titled: “No Condemnation, It Is Christ That Died” The scripture text that brother Carl is teaching from is Romans 8:33-34, and the audio is 17 minutes long.

This is an audio message by Carl Haak titled: “More Than Conquerors” The scripture text that brother Carl is teaching from is Romans 8:35-37, and the audio is 22 minutes long.

This is an audio message by Carl Haak titled: “Christ’s Inseparable Love” The scripture text that brother Carl is teaching from is Romans 8:38-39, and the audio is 23 minutes long.

A JUDAS may have the sop — the outward privileges of baptism, the Lord’s supper, Church-membership, etc.; but like John, to lean on Christ’s bosom, is the gospel ordinance posture in which we should hear, pray, and perform all duties. Nothing but lying on the bosom of Christ will dissolve hardness of heart, and make thee mourn kindly for sin, and humble thee indeed, and make thy soul cordial to Christ, yea,… Read More

“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

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “A Man of God Out of Judah” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is 1st Kings 13:1-32, and the audio is 54 minutes long.

Instruments in the Hand of God (Epheians 2:10, Philippian 2:12-13, Luke 18:28-30) John the Baptist had a disciple whose name was Andrew. And after John pointed out Jesus as “the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world”, Andrew called his brother Peter to introduce him to the Lord Jesus. The second time Peter meets Jesus is found in the Gospels of Luke and of Matthew and of Mark…. Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “A Hiding Place” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 32:1-4, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Spread It Before The LORD” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2nd Kings 19:14-19 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Exceeding Riches” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 2:7 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

The Scandal and Children Since renewing my subscription to your magazine, I have told our people of your doctrines; passed out your literature to our churches; and given copies to some Southern Baptist ministers who have come to the knowledge of the excellency of grace. I’ve often been asked what your position on divorce and remarriage was; now I can tell them! Your editorial on the issue is timely, and very much… Read More

The Scandal and Children Since renewing my subscription to your magazine, I have told our people of your doctrines; passed out your literature to our churches; and given copies to some Southern Baptist ministers who have come to the knowledge of the excellency of grace. I’ve often been asked what your position on divorce and remarriage was; now I can tell them! Your editorial on the issue is timely, and very much… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Your Sins Are Forgiven” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 2:12 and the audio is 57 minutes long.

Once Upon a Time (Jeremiah 17:1-13) Once upon a time there was a man who wanted to know where the middle verse was in the Bible. So he counted all the verses, and then divided the total by two, and then counted where the middle verse was. It turned out to be Jeremiah 17:5. And to his amazement he discovered that this verse, Jeremiah 17:5, shows the character of the whole Bible…. Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “For This I Prayed” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Samuel 1:11 and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Jesus Manifesting Himself” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 14:21 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

“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

“I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement.” (Matthew 12:36) Here all corrupt communication, jesting, foolish talking, and whatever is not convenient and good to the use of edifying, are plainly forbidden. But who truly believes the purport and the truth of these awful words? Surely the world does not believe them at all: this is quite plain,… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Instruments in The Hand of God” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Luke 5:1-11, and the audio is 52 minutes long.

Instruments in the Hand of God (Epheians 2:10, Philippian 2:12-13, Luke 18:28-30) John the Baptist had a disciple whose name was Andrew. And after John pointed out Jesus as “the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world”, Andrew called his brother Peter to introduce him to the Lord Jesus. The second time Peter meets Jesus is found in the Gospels of Luke and of Matthew and of Mark…. 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

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

An important letter from the late Joseph Irons, a faithful minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My dear Friend, The subject upon which you ask my advice is a very important one; and my advice to you now is precisely the same as it was when I sat chatting with you on the same subject in your shop some time ago. Never, never consent to any proposals from graceless men. This… Read More

An important letter from the late Joseph Irons, a faithful minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. ——————– My dear Friend, The subject upon which you ask my advice is a very important one; and my advice to you now is precisely the same as it was when I sat chatting with you on the same subject in your shop some time ago. Never, never consent to any proposals from graceless men…. Read More

The following Memorandum was sent by the Gospel Standard Watch Committee to the Royal Commission on Marriage and Divorce in 1952, which was sent to London with a view to advising H.M. Government respecting a Bill to alter the law on this important subject. The Gospel Standard Committee have to this very day stood for the biblical institution of marriage even while other demoninations have caved into the wicked world or followed… Read More

Once Upon a Time (Jeremiah 17:1-13) Once upon a time there was a man who wanted to know where the middle verse was in the Bible. So he counted all the verses, and then divided the total by two, and then counted where the middle verse was. It turned out to be Jeremiah 17:5. And to his amazement he discovered that this verse, Jeremiah 17:5, shows the character of the whole Bible…. Read More

We believe contraception to be a sinful practice, an unwarrantable interference with our Creator’s all-wise appointment. By J.H. Gosden

There is doubtless, more genuine prayer in the garrets of the poor, in Union houses, under the hedges, in the barns, fields, streets, and secret corners, where God only can see, than in all the houses of the rich, the great and the noble; in the hearts of all the Archbishops, Bishops, and Eeverends, that contend for their printed forms ; and despise the intercession of the Spirit; and in all such… Read More

Is it not strange that many talk about keeping God’s commandments, and never remember that this is the commandment of God, that “we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another”? How many think of rearing up a building, whose top shall reach heaven itself, and quite forget to lay their foundation upon the rock, Jesus Christ! What numbers talk of repentance, and never repent of… 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

In most pulpits today The Law [Word] of God has been changed in that it is widely taught that eternal salvation is not altogether dependent on God’s grace alone. It is taught that the LORD has provided for the eternal salvation of every individual in the human race and that God’s salvation thus depends upon man to be the decision maker. Of his own mythical free will, man can accept or reject… 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

Throughout today’s ministering you hear a lot about physical “prosperity” and “wealth” being taught in the pulpits of the congregational settings. There is a lot of deception about what God’s Word truly states. God does indeed bless some people with physical blessings such as wealth, prosperity, and great health, but Christ uses those physical things to test His chosen people. The true elected believer is eternally commanded in the Holy Bible not… Read More

Matthew 19:10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with [his] wife, it is not good to marry. Matthew 19:11 But he said unto them, All [men] cannot receive this saying, save [they] to whom it is given. Matthew 19:12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from [their] mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there… 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

Matthew 19:7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? A close look at the writing of divorcement which follows will help answer the question (from God’s perspective) posed by these blind leaders of the blind: Deuteronomy 24:1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his… Read More

Matthew 19:7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? A close look at the writing of divorcement which follows will help answer the question (from God’s perspective) posed by these blind leaders of the blind: Deuteronomy 24:1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his… Read More

Matthew 19:7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? A close look at the writing of divorcement which follows will help answer the question (from God’s perspective) posed by these blind leaders of the blind: Deuteronomy 24:1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his… Read More

Women’s place within the congregational setting is another example of the decision by the church body leaders of our day to change God’s laws to suit man’s ideas and desires. There is tremendous pressure to accept women in the pulpit and allow women to rule and have authority over the congregational settings. This is absolutely contrary to the law of God (1 Cor. 14:33-34, 1 Tim. 2:11-12). God has given very strict… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Solomon’s Prayer” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Kings 8:22-54 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

Once Upon a Time (Jeremiah 17:1-13) Once upon a time there was a man who wanted to know where the middle verse was in the Bible. So he counted all the verses, and then divided the total by two, and then counted where the middle verse was. It turned out to be Jeremiah 17:5. And to his amazement he discovered that this verse, Jeremiah 17:5, shows the character of the whole Bible…. Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Cursed, Man That Trusteth in Man” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Jeremiah 17:5, and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Jesus Heals” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 8:41-56 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The Son’s Marriage – Part 1” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 22:1-14, and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The Son’s Marriage – Part 2” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 22:1-14, and the audio is 45 minutes long.

I’ve often pointed the following out relative to the “supposed” contradictions between James and Paul – which so-called contradition is nothing short of one not paying attention to what HE is reading! When Paul insisted the believer is “justified by faith only,” he particularly notes that it was at the time that Abraham BELIEVED GOD relative to the promise of the birth of Isaac. When James says we are “NOT justified by… Read More

The pillars of our society are crumbling; and if radical changes are not made, our society will fall to pieces. The pillars of the church are crumbling. And, although the Church of Christ will not be destroyed, churches and denominations will fall. The pillars are families – the church, as well as the country, depends on families. As the families are strong – praying, worshipping, holy, families – the church is a… Read More

What a mercy it would be if our conversation were more on eternal things! How we need the “three sieves”: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? And, we might add, Is it profitable? “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” (John 3:7) 1. What is the new birth? 2. How is it accomplished? 3. How may a poor sinner know whether he is born… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Power Over All Flesh” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is John 17:2, and the audio is 68 minutes long.

Most everyone today is concerned about good behavior in marriage, because most everyone, even non-Christians, know that something must be done about the serious undermining of family life. So everyone is asking, “How do we shore up the foundations of our marriages, so that our society will remain solid?” Very few, though, are willing to look to the proper places to learn, and few are willing to put the work into marriage… Read More

There are some sentiments which I believe essential to the very state and character of a true Christian. And these make him a Christian, not merely by being his acknowledged sentiments, but by a certain peculiar manner in which he possesses them. There is a certain important change [that] takes place in the heart, by the operation of the Spirit of God, before the soundest and most orthodox sentiments can have their… Read More

To the distress of those to whom God has not led a marriage partner, it often happens in Reformed churches that the singles in the congregation are neglected. Very little is said about their good place in the church, about the propriety of their single life. Often they are viewed as misfits because they are not married as most others in the church. Sometimes this attitude shows when parents are horrified because… 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

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Establishing God’s Word” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2nd Samuel 7:25 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Prayer for Understanding” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Kings 3:5-9 and the audio is 43 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