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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Preached at Grove Chapel, Camberwell, January 13th, 1878 – By Thomas Bradbury. _______________________________ “Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and It sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” (John 14:8-9) To the living child of God,… Read More

“And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, “And that he might send them forth to preach.” (Mark 3:13-14) In Mark 3:13-14, you see our blessed Lord and Master calling unto him whom he would to be with him. “And he goeth… Read More

“And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, “And that he might send them forth to preach.” (Mark 3:13-14) No man can truly preach God’s gospel unless he has been with Jesus. He may go to college and remain there as long… Read More

“I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against Thee.” (Psalm 41:4) There is a need for healing in all of us, because there is sin in all of us. There are the big, dramatic moments and needs of healing, like when one is first awakened to his sinful condition. Then, there is the daily, hourly need of healing from our struggling souls. David was wise… Read More

Death — a fate that all men will someday face. Though the mention of death usually has a sound of sadness about it, there are some truths about death that are of great comfort to the believer: 1) No man dies without the permission of God Almighty. There are no accidents with Him who holds the breath of men. Often one has brushed the gate of the grave unharmed because the express… Read More

There is much talk in religious circles today about coming to Christ. Men speak on this topic as if this coming was nothing more than going down to the local drug store to acquire a bottle of aspirin. There are shouting sessions, healing demonstrations, motivational speeches, and round-the-clock prayer vigils, all geared to get folks to come to Christ. Nothing shall put a stop to the wickedness of this thinking but the… Read More

Life is a story in volumes three, The past, the present, and the yet to be; The past is finished and laid away, The present we are reading day by day, The third and last of the volumes three Is locked from sight – God holds the key.

John Macdonald was an eminent Christian, much given to prayer, and known as, “the man who would fight only on his knees.” A misunderstanding arose between him and his landlord, who not only threatened to eject him from his croft, but actually laid violent hand on his person. John Macdonald quietly bore his landlord’s blows, and said good humouredly; “I will not fight you standing, but come and I will try you… Read More

John 17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. How did the Lord Jesus glorify the Father while He was living on this earth? He did it first of all in His person. We can see that clearly in the Epistle to the Hebrews, in Hebrews 1:3. Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of… Read More

It may come as a shock to many of us to realize that, such is the spiritual darkness which reigns in India, there are many villages, particularly in the South around Madras, which have never even heard of the name of Jesus, nor his wonderful love in salvation. In one such village, in the early 1990’s, through the sovereign goodness of God, a young man was brought to know not only that… Read More

In 2 Corinthians 12:2, Paul describes an experience of being “…caught up to the Third Heaven.” You may wonder, what or where the Third Heaven is? The First Heaven includes that which surrounds the earth. We know of it by the air, clouds, wind and weather which are found in it. The Second heaven includes the sun, moon and stars within the firmament that God created. The Third Heaven is where God… Read More

In 2 Corinthians 12:2, Paul describes an experience of being “…caught up to the Third Heaven.” You may wonder, what or where the Third Heaven is? The First Heaven includes that which surrounds the earth. We know of it by the air, clouds, wind and weather which are found in it. The Second heaven includes the sun, moon and stars within the firmament that God created. The Third Heaven is where God… Read More

Do not be carried away by the deceiving statement that the Bible “contains” the Word of God. Reflect on it. A container is different from what it contains; it holds something which itself is not. We say the Bible IS the Word of God. He gave it. He spoke it. It is infallible. Men will be judged by it. It is the last appeal. It is God’s very and immediate Word. By… Read More

Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil; I observe there is evil, and that there is a way to escape it, and with this I begin and end. By John Newton

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Nothing to Pay” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 7:42 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A New Creature” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2nd Corinthians 5:17 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Precious Saviour” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 Peter 1:7 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

It has been confidently asserted, by some modern members of the Romish communion, that the story, concerning pope Joan, is a mere fiction, invented by Protestants to blacken the infallible Church. In opposition to which insinuation, I here insert the following extract, copied, verbatim, by my own hand, from that scarce and curious old book, entitled, The Nuremburgh Chronicle: which was printed at Nuremburgh, in the year of our Lord 1493; in… Read More

It has been confidently asserted, by some modern members of the Romish communion, that the story, concerning pope Joan, is a mere fiction, invented by Protestants to blacken the infallible Church. In opposition to which insinuation, I here insert the following extract, copied, verbatim, by my own hand, from that scarce and curious old book, entitled, The Nuremburgh Chronicle: which was printed at Nuremburgh, in the year of our Lord 1493; in… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Prayer Of Praise And Thanksgiving” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 1:3 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Believing is Seeing” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 20:29 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Idle Tales” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 24:11 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Rent Veil” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 27:51-52 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “One That Serves” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 22:27 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Spirit of Grace” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Zechariah 12:10 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Water of Salvation” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 12:3-4 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Bought” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Corinthians 6:20 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

It pleased God to deliver me from the Arminian snare before I was quite eighteen. Antecedently to that period, there was not (with the lowest self-abasement I confess it) a more haughty and violent free-willer within the compass of the four seas. One instance of my warm and bitter zeal occurs just now to my memory. About a twelvemonth before the Divine Goodness gave me eyes to discern, and a heart to… Read More

“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.” (Micah 7:8) Oh, the faithfulness and mercy of a covenant God! Though at a low ebb in Micah’s time, God’s people here voice a sentiment of triumph. The fact is, they had fallen and we also fall all too frequently. But, the mercy of God gives… Read More

“The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked.” (Nahum 1:3) God will not acquit the wicked. This is a clear statement of the strict and perfect justice of God. God not only has a just and holy hatred for sin, but He also will judge it accordingly. God’s justice is perfect, not tainted and flawed like that of fallen men. Every sin,… Read More

“For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.” (Zechariah 2:5) God’s promise to Zechariah is applied to His church and people today. It has always been a harsh reality that God’s people have steadfast and committed enemies. Satan is the instigator of all these. We see opposition on many fronts today—an increasingly dark world system,… 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

“They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him. For the redemption of the soul is precious, and it ceaseth forever.” (Psalm 49:6-8) —————————— It is so easy to trust in material wealth. It appears to give us security and to some, it appears to be a source… Read More

“And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” (Luke 15:20) This is the parable of the prodigal. Jesus told it in the presence of two different kinds of people. The first group was known sinners, who were apparently seeking the help of Christ. The second group… Read More

Are You Walking in Darkness? As a child of the light walking in darkness — go and tell Jesus. The path of the believer, though it be the only sunny path in life, is often shaded and dreary. There are spiritual despondencies and mental depressions peculiar to the divine life of a Christian. If the “Sun of Righteousness” had His periods of obscuration, His temporary eclipse when His whole soul was enshrouded… Read More

We must emphasize that election is absolutely sovereign. By this we mean that God is the Lord of salvation, and that the ground and motive of His choosing some unto salvation must not be sought in man, but in God alone. Election is of grace, not of works. It is necessary to mark this with special emphasis over against those who seek the ground of their election in the elect themselves. Granted,… Read More

The Lord is a sun: He is the Source of all light and life. To live apart from Him is death, but His fellowship is life for us. And the Lord is a shield: He protects and preserves His people from all the powers of evil that seek their destruction. He does not in this life, remove all evil and affliction from them, but He gives them grace which is sufficient unto… Read More

What is a denomination? Well, since the word cannot be found within the Holy Bible, I will have to use an outside worldly source to define this word. From the Webster’s dictionary it is defined as “a religious organization uniting in a single legal and administrative body a number of local congregations.” In simple laymen terms, a denomination is a group of congregations that are joined together under some governing body. Some… Read More

Do you experience intimacy in your marriage? Spiritual intimacy? Would you say that your marriage is fulfilling to you? Do you rejoice in it as a sacred gift of God? Do you defend and cherish it? Or are you sour on your marriage? Do you find that there is great distance between you and your wife or your husband? Are you inwardly bitter and have you concluded that you are just going… Read More

So many of the Psalms of David in the Bible were written during times of deep personal distress. The Holy Spirit moved David’s heart to pen the Psalms after the hand of God had placed David under extreme pressure, a pressure out of which his soul would tell God about all of his troubles and seek for God to help him. David, for sure, had his troubles. If you are acquainted with… Read More

“And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doeth according to, his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou!” (Daniel 4:35) These words were spoken by a great and mighty king who certainly had been one of the most proud and ostentatious monarchs that ever governed a kingdom,… Read More

There is no other way for sinners to be justified from the curse of the law in the sight of God than by the imputation of righteousness performed by and residing in the lord Jesus Christ. NOTHING COULD BE CLEARER…it is not personal righteousness by which we are justified, nor is it infused righteousness, but it is imputed righteousness. When christ was made sin it was not by an infusion of depravity…. Read More

“Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; Thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.” (Psalm 80:1) “Thou that dwellest between the cherubims” is referring to the mercy seat that God ordered to be made in the Tabernacle and Temple of the Old Testament. The mercy seat was where God promised to meet with the priests. In order to be holy and acceptable, the mercy seat… Read More

“Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.” (Psalm 119:143) David was in trouble. It was not minor, but serious. The word ‘anguish’ here means a narrow place. Therefore, the idea is that David seemed almost smothered, boxed-in, or pressed down by his trouble. It was real and it was not pleasant. Yet, in the middle of this situation there was something that gave David great… Read More

“They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion which cannot be removed, but abideth forever. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about His people from henceforth even forever.” (Psalm 125:1-2) Oh, the strength and stability of a life of faith! The reason for such strength and steadfastness is not in the person who exercises faith, but the God in whom they place their… Read More

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:13) I find that I have preached from this verse before in this hall, but I have no recollection of the occasion, and as the words have been much on my… Read More

John Berridge was remarkably careful to preach with great plainness of speech – so much so, that is possible, there might not a word be uttered but the meanest of his hearers could understand. On one occasion, when Mr. Romaine had been preaching among the people whom he served, after the service Mr Burridge said, “Brother Romaine, your sermon was good, but my people cannot understand your language.” Mr. Romaine requested to… Read More

I heard of a man who during the Great Depression lost his job, his wife, his home, and his fortune. He hung on tightly to the one thing he did have left – his faith. One day he stopped to watch some men doing stonework on a church. One of the workers was chiselling a triangular piece of stone. He asked the worker: “What are you going to do with that?” The… Read More

It is very significant to notice how important the influence for good or bad a wife had, in the Bible. Eve’s advice to Adam brought the completion of the ruin of the fall of man; Job’s wife suggested that he curse God and die; Haman’s wife, Zeresh, had the discernment to prophecy of the imminent fall of her husband although she had suggested building the gallows for Mordecai; The stronger faith of… Read More

“But one of the soldiers pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.” (John 19:34) John here evidently refers to what his own eyes saw as Jesus hung on the cross. He therefore declares in the passage before us, “This is He that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because… Read More

QUESTION Being a constant reader of the Standard, and I hope not without spiritual instruction, consolation and edification, I take the liberty of calling your attention to 1 John 5:6 (“This is He that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth”), humbly begging the favour of a few remarks… Read More

In the history of the church there have always been men who, because of ignorance and self-righteousness, want to belittle, devalue, and even cheapen the glorious Gospel truth of imputed righteousness calling it some sort of “legal fiction”, or a righteousness “merely imputed”. It is just as true in our day, but, child of God, do not listen to them and do not follow their heresy. Consider how God the Holy Spirit… Read More

“Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” (Isaiah 65:17) Will our loved ones recognize us in heaven and remember what we did on earth together? How much will we remember of this earth when we go to heaven to be with Christ forevermore? In Isaiah 65 God talks about the new universe in which we will spend eternity with… Read More

“See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.” (I Thessalonians 5:15) What is the purpose of this exhortation? We must conclude that it was inspired by the Lord, for “holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (II Peter 1:21). The Scriptures advocate that vengeance belongs to the Lord (Romans 12:19)…. Read More

What is a denomination? Well, since the word cannot be found within the Holy Bible, I will have to use an outside worldly source to define this word. From the Webster’s dictionary it is defined as “a religious organization uniting in a single legal and administrative body a number of local congregations.” In simple laymen terms, a denomination is a group of congregations that are joined together under some governing body. Some… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “This is Life Eternal” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is John 17:3, and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “God’s Purpose in Predestination” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Isaiah 44:6-8, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

“Quicken me, O Lord, for Thy name’s sake: for Thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.” (Psalm 143:11) The word “quicken” here has the idea of reviving, animating, and refreshing. All Christians surely know what it is to feel the need for quickening. Sadly, we all experience those periods of spiritual sluggishness. We may be reading the Scriptures, hearing the sermons, and engaging in prayer. Yet, the Word doesn’t carry… Read More

“When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.” (Proverbs 29:16) Do you ever get depressed looking at the world around us? It does indeed appear that the wicked are growing in number, power and influence. Transgressions do appear to increase daily. Evil is called good, while good is called evil. We are unable to control these things. However, we should do all that we can to… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Measuring The Temple of God” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Revelation 11:1-2, and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Great Prince” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Revelation 12:7, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Great Prince” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Revelation 12:7, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “All The Fowls Were Filled With Their Flesh” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Revelation 19:11-18, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Binding of Satan” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Revelation 20:1-6, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Loosing of Satan” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Revelation 20:7-10, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Levite and His Concubine” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Judges 19:3 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “An Unnamed Woman” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Judges 19:24, and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Death of The Church” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Judges 19:27, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

The death of sin could not be accomplished except by the death of Christ Jesus our Savior, and His death could not happen except all the sins of His people be laid upon Him (Isaiah 53:6). Since all of the sins of His people met upon the Savior, and He did in fact die under the curse of the broken law, then our sins had to die with Him; and when He… Read More

The Wisdom of God (Proverbs 3:19, 1 Corinthians 1:18, 1 Corinthians 1:21, 1 Peter 4:13, Romans 9:22) “The LORD in wisdom hath founded the earth.” (Proverbs 3:19) What is ultimately the penalty for sin? It is Hell! It is the process of dying which lasts for an eternity in the Lake of Fire. Was the concept of Hell also an element of God’s plan He had before the foundation of the world?… Read More

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…” (Isaiah 9:6) Be amazed by these words: “Unto us” The most precious gift that God the Father could possibly grant, was given to us, His people, believers in Jesus Christ, the elect of God. But, we weren’t always believers. We are unworthy recipients of this gift. Enemies, rebels, haters of God by nature, dead in sin, and happy consumers… Read More

“For Thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.” (Isaiah 25:4) What an encouraging God! For the poor and weak and needy, God gives words of an uplifting nature. For those who are in the storm, the Lord points to… Read More

“Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.” (Isaiah 42:1) These are the words of Jehovah God, prophesying of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. God says Christ is His elect, or chosen. Meaning, the Son of God, was the chosen Redeemer of God’s people. God chose His Son alone to do the work… Read More

One frightening thing in the day in which we live is that there is so little preaching about the wrath of God and the final penalty for sin in most global congregations. All kinds of salvation messages are being presented with the general theme of God’s love, the idea being that it would be salutary and wise to become identified with the Lord Jesus Christ. These messages imply that by accepting Him,… Read More

“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” (Revelation 5:9) ——————– The singing of praises unto Him who is worthy is truly a joy for a believer. Men, by a new heart, write and sing those songs… Read More

In the history of the church there have always been men who, because of ignorance and self-righteousness, want to belittle, devalue, and even cheapen the glorious Gospel truth of imputed righteousness calling it some sort of “legal fiction”, or a righteousness “merely imputed”. It is just as true in our day, but, child of God, do not listen to them and do not follow their heresy. Consider how God the Holy Spirit… Read More

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” (Galatians 3:13) Here Christ stands with all the curse of a broken law charged upon Him, as the sinner’s Surety; yea, as the curse itself. And consequently, as in the doing of this, He takes it from His people; they are redeemed from… Read More

Jeremiah 51:6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon [the defiled worldly congregations ruled over by Satan in the very end of time allowing the world’s policies (Daniel 8:23-25) inside her doors], and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’s vengeance [the Day of the LORD]; he will render unto her a recompence. We first read about the end-time… Read More

There was lately put into my hands a very short tract of two pages called, “The Converted African.” A lady called on a minister, and said… My dear sir, I never, till lately, knew the importance of personal religion, till I saw it in my own African servant. We were in a storm at sea, looking to be all drowned: I was in a great alarm – all on board were –… Read More

When the word “woman” or the word “child” is found in Holy Scripture some immediately think of literal people when often the truth is something far more relevant to the Gospel message. A good example of this is found in Revelation chapter twelve. There are many (believe it or not) who actually think that the woman who gives birth to the man-child there is Mary, the actual earthly mother of the Messiah…. Read More

Ezekiel 9:1 He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city [Jerusalem, where the Temple was located] to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. Ezekiel 9:2 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among… Read More

Righteousness imputed! This makes the person beautiful in God’s sight, because it makes him just. Sinner, this must be your title. This is your title to bliss. This must be your perfection, and if you have any desire after Christ, may I say this to you. Do entreat the Lord to reveal in you the righteousness of Christ, for true salvation, vital godliness, is more than a matter of idea. There must… Read More

It has been said of Mr Isbell, who laboured as the Lord’s servant at Bath for many years, that the sleepiness of many of his hearers was a great trial to him. So one Lord’s day he took with him, into the pulpit, a bat and ball. After he had begun his sermon and noticing the nodding heads of some of the congregation he began to play with the bat and ball…. Read More

“I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee forever and ever.” (Psalm 45:17) This psalm is a Messianic one, referring to Jesus Christ. This particular verse, the last in the psalm, is a promise from God the Father to God the Son. The promise guarantees that Christ will be remembered and praised in every generation, that praise and glory will always be given… Read More

The Movie None who know me will be surprised to know that I have no intention of going to see Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of Christ. But the movie has been so passionately promoted by the media and so passionately endorsed by religious leaders across the nation that I feel constrained to state my concerns about it. Papists Propaganda Many Protestant and Baptist religious leaders, as well as Roman Catholic, not… Read More

“Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.” (Isaiah 45:20) Idol worshipers are condemned here; they pray unto gods that cannot save. How sad! How empty! How meaningless! What a contrast to the one true and living God. Psalm 115 speaks of idols as having… Read More

“And even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.” (Isaiah 46:4) Quite tender is the commitment of God to His people. The God that made us and formed us, pledges Himself to be with us, and even carry and bear us up throughout our pilgrimage here. How needy… Read More

Tradition has it when a man seeks to get married to his girlfriend he would properly ask for her hand in marriage and if she says yes, he then places a ring on her hand as a seal of engagement one to another. This means that she solely belongs to him and he solely belongs to her. They are betrothed one to another. They are sealed from anyone else until death do… Read More

After Lazarus was resurrected by the Lord Jesus, did he have to die another physical death? Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha and a friend of Jesus, was resurrected after he had been dead for four days. Did he have to die again? Yes, he had to die again. That’s because he was merely brought back to life physically. But God uses that physical resurrection to illustrate how people are saved… Read More

This glorious gospel, is the gospel of the imputation of sin to a suitable sinless person, the Saviour. In this epistle it is said, God “hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew not sin.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) There was a complete transference, a mutual transference; the transferring of guilt to the Saviour, and the transferring of His righteousness to the sinner; “that we might be made the righteousness of… Read More

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) Who put Jesus of Nazareth to death? The Romans, right? Or perhaps one may suggest the Jews since they demanded it from their Roman rulers. In a sense, this is true. Acts records Peter accusing the Jews of killing the Prince of… Read More

“The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him.” (Lamentations 3:25) To dig into the meat of this passage let us define some of the word meanings. “Good” here means pleasant, beautiful, excellent, delightful, lovely, joyful, etc. It can also signify benefits of various kinds. “Wait” means to expect, await, look for patiently, hope, to be confident, trust. So we have this greatly encouraging statement… Read More

Mercy NEVER makes us PRIDEFUL! As mercy is given to THE HUMBLE, it has a humbling effect like no other thing on earth. Wherever it comes, it makes a man lie extremely low (John 3:30) before the Throne of the heavenly Grace, and leads him to ascribe all glory and honour to the LORD God from whom the mercy comes. As it is written, “Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will… Read More