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Monthly Archives: April 2011

My dear friend, John Grace, I cannot call to mind any distinct promise to review (my usual way of noticing) Huntington’s letters. I may possibly do so, but much must depend on how I am led in the matter. I cannot write a review, unless the subject be one which I feel I can handle in a manner edifying to the church of God. I take a book more as a peg,… Read More

To The Deacons and Members of the Church of Christ Assembling themselves for the worship of God at Gower Street Chapel, London, mercy, peace, and love be multiplied: My dear friends, Having taken into serious and prayerful consideration the expression of your desire that I should come among you for a season, with a view to a settlement as pastor over you in the Lord, if approved of by you, I have… Read More

My dear friend, Jesse Crake, I hope this illness has not altogether been unprofitable to me, as during it I have had many seasons of prayer, meditation, and reading the Word with sweetness and feeling. There must be times, especially in a minister, for laying up, as well as laying out. There is a trading in divine matters, whereby the soul becomes enriched with heavenly treasure. Seclusion and solitude, of which I… Read More

Dear Mr. Tips, friend and Brother in the Lord of Life and Glory, I received and read with much interest and pleasure your gratifying letter, the whole of which I was able to make out with tolerable facility. But though I understand enough of the Dutch language to be able to read it, I am not sufficiently conversant with that tongue, as regards its idioms and grammar, to be able to write… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Glorying in The Cross” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Galatians 6:14 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Curse of the Law” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Galatians 3:13 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Prayer of Jabez” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Chronicles 4:9-10 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

Ezekiel 7:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Ezekiel 7:2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land [the global congregations of New Testament Israel]. Ezekiel 7:3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “No Confidence in The Flesh” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Philippians 3:4-7 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Light Affliction” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2nd Corinthians 4:17 and the audio is 57 minutes long.

My dear Richard Healy. I was glad to receive a few lines from you, and still more pleased to learn that you were once more enabled to set up your Ebenezer to the love and faithfulness of a covenant God. Amid all our miserable departures and wanderings from the only real object of our soul’s desire, and amid all our temptations and trials, He remains still “the same yesterday, today, and forever.”… Read More

My dear Friend Mr. Tips, I hope that the blessed Lord, who has called you by His distinguishing grace, who has planted His fear in your heart—a precious new covenant blessing (Jer. 32:40), who has convinced you of your lost and ruined state by nature, and given unto you to believe in the Son of His love (Phil. 1:29; Eph. 2:8), is also carrying on His divine work in your heart (Phil…. Read More

My dear friend, I fear that you will almost think that I have forgotten you by not writing before; but you know how much I am usually engaged in writing until I have got the month’s Standard off my hands. I take then the opportunity of a few days’ quiet and rest down here in this retired spot, to send you a few lines to encourage you, I hope, to look unto… Read More

Dear Mr. Copcutt. I am much obliged to you for the interesting account which you have given of the removal from this valley of tears of both your parents, and hope the God of all grace will give you power to follow them as they followed Christ. Your deceased mother was one of the most remarkable women of whose experience I ever heard or read. I was much struck with one expression… Read More

Dear friend, For such I call you, though personally unknown; yet I trust we know by grace the same things, and therefore in that sense are known to each other in the things of God. From your letter, you seem to have passed through a great deal of trial and temptation, but it has all been for the good of your soul—and I doubt not that you would not have one thing… Read More

My dear Mr. Parks, I am much obliged to you for your kindness and courtesy in sending me your pamphlet upon Chastisement. I like it very much, and think it is a very clear and faithful testimony against that error which I fear is making great and fearful progress. Controversial writing is at times as needful for the church of God as that which is more purely doctrinal and experimental. Each has… Read More

My dear friend, Joseph Parry. Since I last wrote to you I have been very unwell; indeed, I have been confined to my bed for the last ten days. One thing is certain, that all who are journeying heavenward are passing more or less through a path of trial, suffering, and exercise; and I need not tell you how the weak and coward flesh shrinks from the weight of so heavy a… Read More

“The marriage union is the closest and most sacred of all earthly unions. Woe be to anyone who interferes with its sanctity!” “Alas! that today the marriage bond should be considered by many as temporary, casually undertaken and soon released upon flimsiest pretexts.” “The happiness of thousands of lives has been shattered through thoughtless entrance upon matrimony.” “Now we fearlessly assert that, according to God’s word, nothing but death…can dissolve the tie… Read More

“…For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.” (Colossians 2:5) The steadfastness of your faith in Christ. Oh, for faith like that! This is a faith that clings to God no matter what. It is a faith that continues on even thru various obstacles and challenges. Steadfast faith is not developed,… Read More

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (I Timothy 2:5) This is one of the foundational truths of Holy Scripture. A mediator is a go-between. He is one who brings about peace between two parties that have been at odds. Why is there a need for a mediator between God and men? Sin! Sin separates man from God, creates a breach and division… Read More

“To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.” (II Timothy 1:2) Paul often started his letters with this same sentiment: “grace, mercy and peace from God.” It was a desire and prayer of Paul for the individual or individuals to whom he was writing. Was he trying to sound flowery, was this just a habitual opening line, or was there something… Read More

“For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.” (Hebrews 5:12) I recently heard a prominent Christian preacher and author express his frustration at the instruction of the publishing companies that publish his books. They always tell him, “Make… Read More

“…praying in the Holy Ghost.” (Jude 20) Prayer is of vital necessity among God’s people. We are drawn into closer communion with God through prayer. We obtain spiritual strength through prayer. Spiritual battles are fought and won through prayer. We give God much-deserved adoration and thanksgiving through prayer. To pray in the Holy Ghost is to pray according to the will of God. We cannot claim the Holy Spirit’s power in our… Read More

“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (Revelation 1:6) Oh, what a change of status God has given to His loved ones! Our description was once known as dead in sins, on a dunghill, filthy, under the law’s curse, far off from God, to name just a few. But, through the truly awe-inspiring work of Father, Son,… Read More