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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 the entire atmosphere ehich surrounds the earth. We know of it by the air, clouds, wind and weather which are found in it. The Second heaven includes the region of space beyond the atmosphere, and includes the sun, moon and stars. This… 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 the entire atmosphere ehich surrounds the earth. We know of it by the air, clouds, wind and weather which are found in it. The Second heaven includes the region of space beyond the atmosphere, and includes the sun, moon and stars. This… 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 of… 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 CULD 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