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Monthly Archives: September 2011

“God is a good parent and He is never merciful to wilful disobedience. And the reason he’s never merciful is because He doesn’t want you to ever count on mercy when you’re wilfully disobedient otherwise you would get worse and worse and worse.” (David Eells – Atonement and Sin – Part 1) “Our sins have to paid for while we are here. Listen they’re not always paid for by Christ did you… Read More

Premillennialism Exposed – By John Metcalfe; Paperback; 34 pages. Published by and obtainable from The Publishing Trust, Church Road, Tylers Green, Penn, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8LN. ——————– A sound refutation of the gross error of premillennialism. This little booklet may, quite rightly have been titled: “dispensationalism exposed”, but keeping the title as is, serves a purpose in also reaching out to those who hold to another unibiblical view of eschatology known as “historicism”… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Glorify The Son” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 17:4-5 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Persuasion” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Acts 28:22-24 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Hungering and Thirsting” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 5:6 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

“Supposing that gain is godliness; from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain. And having food and clothes let us be content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts. For the love of money is the root of all evil, which, while some have coveted after, they have erred from the faith. But thou, O man of… Read More

He is all righteousness. And here let me bring in this, that a newborn soul is created after the image of Him that created Him, and the image of God is righteousness; that is, here he is righteous. And if you are born of God you are. 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… Read More

“When He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3) “The LORD said unto my Lord (the Father saying to Him), Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.” (Psalm 110:1) His sitting fully indicates and proves the perfection of His atonement, the efficacy of His sacrifice, and the fullness of His salvation. But see! The… Read More

“Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3) “The unity of the Spirit” signifies that secret bond of divine union which knits together all the living members of Christ’s mystical body, not only to Him as their risen Head, but to each other also by virtue of the same indwelling Spirit. It is, therefore, not a mere unity of opinion, of church membership, of outward… Read More

There was a time, child of God, when the world held in your heart the chief place. It was not so in God’s heart. You and he were therefore at variance. But now, through grace, you are brought to make eternity your chief concern. You and God are agreed there; for in the mind of God eternity as much outweighs time as the stars in the midnight sky outweigh a grain of… Read More

“His fulness” of righteousness secures our unceasing justification in the courts of heaven. As we are taught by the blessed Spirit, and led into the experimental possession of that grace treasured up for us in Christ Jesus, we find Satan’s accusations abounding on almost every hand. He roars; he accuses; he insinuates; he assaults; he will come to you, as he has frequently come to me, saying, “You boast of your being… Read More

My friends, do you love to hear Christ lifted up and exalted as your all and in all? If you do you are willing to be made less than nothing and vanity in yourselves. Professors of religion, generally, do not like to be thus humbled; they love to have something to do, in whole or in part, to recommend themselves to God. But the Lord’s salvation is not a mixture of grace… 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

“Election”! O! That blessed truth has been and still is dearer to me than life; and the way and manner of its revelation and application to my soul in deep bondage and distress, has been marvelous indeed. “Though God’s election is a truth Small comfort there I see, Till I am told by God’s own mouth, That He has chosen me.” I trust I can say that He has chosen me; for… Read More

It is in perusing the word that we converse with the Father in his secret decrees and purposes; with the blessed Redeemer in his great undertakings, sufferings, and soul-comforting discourses; and with the blessed Spirit, who spoke by the patriarchs, prophets, and apostles. Yea, I have often found the sweetest companions, and the greatest company, when I have been alone. It is by the Spirit’s operation, by the bond of love, by… Read More

O the matchless grace of God! What is it? Who can describe it? Let a poor worm venture to drop a hint or two upon it. It is the glorious, rich teeming out of the free favour of God the Father in election and its glorious bearings; of God the Son in redemption, and all he is and has, and has done for his spouse, the church of God; of God the… Read More

“An able minister of the New Testament” is one that has received the spirit of promise, one that has felt and enjoyed the truths, blessings, and promises, of the gospel in his own heart, and so tells to others what God has done for his soul. He has the Spirit, and is a minister of the Spirit. He is a partaker of grace, and a good steward of it. He is pardoned… Read More

Redemption work belongeth to our anointed Priest, and He only could effect it. The priests under the law required the redemption price to be brought to them by the people, but our Priest, in the similitude of Melchisedec, brings the price to them, and pays it for them; hence the apostle was commissioned to say to the elect of God, “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things,… Read More

A.W. Tozer the Arminian “Redemption is an objective fact. It is a work potentially saving, wrought for man, but done independent of and exterior to the individual. Christ’s work on Calvary made atonement for every man, but it did not save any man.” (Paths to power – A. W. Tozer – Chapter 2 – God’s Part and Man’s) “Universal atonement makes salvation universally available, but it does not make it universally effective… Read More

“The Lord also tells me to tell you, in mid 90s, about ’94 or ’95, no later than that, God will destroy the homosexual community of America. But He will not destroy it with what many minds have thought Him to be. He will destroy it with fire. And many will turn and be saved, and many will rebel and be destroyed.” (Benny Hinn – Prophecy spoken: Orlando Christian Center, December 31st,… Read More

“Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24) ——————– Did Christ in bearing our sins become sinful himself? God forbid! He died “THE JUST” for the unjust, I Peter 3:18. 2 Corinthians 5:21 declares “He was made sin,” it does not say he was made a sinner… Read More

Today, and it has happened in the past aswell, “there is nothing new under the sun” there are men who are speculating and extravalating and going in all kinds of different directions on this subject which they cannot back up with the Scriptures. And many of them, they want to say “well it was by more than what it says”. Christ was made sin by a legal act of imputation. This word… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Remember Lot’s Wife” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Genesis 19:26, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

“Be anxious for nothing.” (Philippians 4:6) Worrying is as definitely forbidden as theft. This needs to be carefully pondered and definitely realized by us, so that we do not excuse it as an innocent “infirmity.” The more we are convicted of the sinfulness of anxiety, the sooner are we likely to perceive that it is most dishonoring to God, and “strive against” it (Hebrews 12:4). But how are we to “strive against”… Read More

The sovereignty of God. What do we mean by this expression? We mean the supremacy of God, the kingship of God, the godhood of God. To say that God is sovereign is to declare that God is God. To say that God is sovereign is to declare that “He does as He pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back His hand or… Read More

A letter from William Huntington. ——————————— Dear Brother, Grace, mercy and peace be with you through Jesus Christ our Lord. I received your melancholy epistle, which I believe to be expressive of the gloomy state of your soul. Your appearing in your own eyes one of the greatest of sinners is intended to erase the sandy foundation of human excellency, and to level the towering pinnacle of vain boasting, but is no… Read More

Believe me there is a false zeal (Romans 10:2), a false gift (Proverbs 25:14), a false light (Luke 11:35), a false Spirit (Micah 2:11), a false Minister (2 Corinthians 11:13), a false flock of professors (2 Corinthians 11:26), a false Christ (Matthew 24:24), and a false God (2 Thessalonians 2:4). By William Huntington

“Those He predestined, He also called; and those He called, He also justified; and those He justified, He also glorified.” (Romans 8:30) The justified sinner stands the closest to God of any created being in the universe. Nearer to the throne of the Eternal, he cannot stand. What marvelous love! Who will dare assert that salvation is not, from first to last of free, sovereign grace? Let your eye pierce the veil… Read More

“But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing of himself alone and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden,” (Galatians 6:4-5) THE work mentioned in my text is not the works of the law. No, no, no; for the Scripture says, “By the works of the law shall no flesh living be justified.” But the work here mentioned is faith. Hence we… Read More

Mary is absolutely not the mother of God. God is from everlasting; He has no beginning. Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. The Bible is very clear about that. Mary is the mother of Jesus only in the sense that she bore Him and gave Him a human nature. But the incarnation… Read More

Not on December 25, because shepherds would not be tending sheep in the field that time of the year. But the Bible does provide us with some clues. The priest Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, was of the “course of Abia” (Luke 1:5). Of a total of 24 courses, according to I Chronicles 24:10, the course of Abia was the eighth to minister in the temple. While Zacharias was engaged… Read More

The truth – that Santa Claus is just a man dressed in a red suit. Santa Claus is what Satan uses to direct people’s attention from the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ at this time of year. The Christmas season, [although thoroughly pagan], gives us a unique opportunity to tell our children that all good gifts come from God and the best gift of all, is Jesus. He came to this… Read More

The great eulogium of those whom Paul mentions in Hebrews 11 is that they died in the faith. They had their fears, faintings, failings, conflicts and trials, like us; but they overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of His testimony. Now they are with Him, whom they loved unseen. To Him be all the praise! For themselves they have no more to say than that He loved them… 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

Before we speak something in person or on the telephone or write something about someone, let us ask three questions: 1) Is it true? 2) Is it necessary to mention it? 3) Is it helpful? Then we will not be backbiters, slanderers or malicious or idle gossips. “Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.” (Psalm 141:3) By Martyn McGeown

Sermon preached by John E. Hazelton (1853-1924) at Streatley Hall, London. —————————— “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… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Christ’s High Priestly Prayer” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 17:1-3 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Begotten Again” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Peter 1:3-5 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Elect” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Peter 1:1-5, and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Come In” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 25:34-40, and the audio is 52 minutes long.

“The Lord is risen indeed!” – there is not the shadow of the shade of a doubt about it. Jesus Christ, clothed in our nature, is in the heavens of God. The chapter (Luke 24) opens thus: “Now upon the first day of the week.” That “first day of the week” was a day from the beginning to end of joyful surprises. There were never so many surprises on this earth as… Read More

No news can suit a ruined race But sovereign, free, eternal grace; No other gospel can impart Joy, peace and comfort to the heart. But those are tidings good indeed, Which tell me Jesus deigned to bleed, To vanquish Satan, cancel sin, And bring eternal glory in. The only gospel we can own Sets Jesus Christ upon His throne; Proclaims salvation full and free, Obtained on Calvary’s rugged tree. The gospel is… Read More

Precious Bible, what a treasure! Blessed be the Lord, I can see that my acceptance and perseverance do not depend upon my frames or feelings, but upon the power, compassion, care and faithfulness of Him, who in the midst of all the changes to which we are exposed in this wilderness state, is unchangeably the same yesterday, today and forever. O what a horrid wretch was I when on board the Harwich,… 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

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

We live in days of great social change. Rapid change. Hardly a month seems to pass when some new law isn’t passed, or some movement appears to triumph in a further attempt to overthrow God’s order. In the last 50 years we’ve seen great changes in the fickle populace’s thinking regarding social and class order, the roles of the sexes, the place of marriage and the family in society, among many other… Read More

“Then he said unto the, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” (Luke 24:25-27) The whole Bible has one central message, one theme, one subject, running right through it, from Genesis… Read More

This is a lecture titled: “An Overview of Revelation” The scripture text is from Revelation 1-22, and the audio is 72 minutes long.

“So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.” (Mark 16:19) The right hand of God means the right hand of power, of dominion, of authority and of acceptance. When our blessed Lord went back to the courts of bliss, and the gates of heaven lifted up their heads, and the everlasting doors were lifted up, and the… Read More

FAITH – “Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth Him that begat loveth also him that is begotten of Him.” (1 John 5:1) PURITY – “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” (1 John 3:9) LOVE – “We know that we have passed from death… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled: “He Shall Save His People From Their Sins” The scripture text is from Matthew 1:21 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

Do you remember what the Pharisees did to the blind man? They cast him out of the synagogue. What a terrible thing to do! They were supposed to be teachers and shepherds of the people. Is this how a shepherd would treat one of his sheep? No, indeed not! From the dealings of the Pharisees with the blind man, Jesus taught the people the great difference between false shepherds and the Good… Read More

In the Gospel of John, the first four chapters all have a theme beginning with “W”. Chapter 1 is the chapter of the Word: The Lord Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, equal with His Father, and yet made flesh, to reveal His Father’s will and fulfil His Word. Chapter 2 is the chapter of the wine. In the first miracle at Cana, we witness the miraculous power of the Lord… Read More

John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. John 10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. John 10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them… Read More

We live in days which are not dissimilar to those described in the book of Judges, where “every man did that which was right in his own eyes”, (Judges 17:6). In a world which despises authority, where each has become his own authority, confusion reigns. As in the world, so in the churches. Despite much religion, many churches, and many who profess the name of Christ, we have to ask: where is… Read More

Do you ever feel alone? Seemingly walking another direction from everyone else? Isolated? On your own? This is not uncommon for the Lord’s people. Sooner or later they will know what it is to walk this path – to be alone. The One they follow, and the Message they bring, is not welcome here, nor is it wanted. As with their Master they will find that others treat them with reserve and… Read More

Perhaps the greatest idiocy of our day is the claim, by those who consider themselves to be wise, that no intelligent, educated, man believes that there is a God. ‘Educated’ men such as Richard Dawkins ridicule the truth concerning Jesus Christ as mere ‘fiction’ and ‘fairytale’. Yet Dawkins’ problem is that his very attitude proves the very truth of that which he seeks to discredit. For God, many thousands of years before… Read More

O believer, think of thy privileges and of thy security. Thou art not under the tyranny of a carnal priesthood, whose assumed office is yielded up tomorrow with their breath, but under the ever-living priesthood in Melchisedec’s similitude, which secures to thee life everlasting in thy living covenant Head, independent of all interference or assistance from the carnal priesthood. “Now, of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We… Read More

Whilst some today consent to the teaching regarding Christ’s Headship over His church as set forth in 1 Corinthians 11, and recognise God’s order in the distinctions made between male and female, and also recognise that such ordinances having nothing to do with legalism, but everything to do with faithful obedience to God’s word and a loving desire to willingly submit to Christ’s authority and Headship in His church, and to demonstrate… Read More

“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men.” (Philippians 2:6-7) —————————— The humanity of our blessed Lord was actual flesh and blood from the moment of its conception, a perfect human body, to which was united a perfect human soul ~… Read More

To redeem poor sinners, Jesus came down from heaven, put on the rags of our mortality, agonized, bled, died. Jesus is made His people’s substitute, burden-bearer, sin-remover, guilt-sustainer. Their debt is placed to His account. His riches pay the full amount. Sin is removed from the sinner, and placed on the Sinless! Their curse is rolled on Him, and He endures it, until no more remains! God deals with Jesus as the… Read More

To redeem poor sinners, Jesus came down from heaven, put on the rags of our mortality, agonized, bled, died. Jesus is made His people’s substitute, burden-bearer, sin-remover, guilt-sustainer. Their debt is placed to His account. His riches pay the full amount. Sin is removed from the sinner, and placed on the Sinless! Their curse is rolled on Him, and He endures it, until no more remains! God deals with Jesus as the… Read More

“For ever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.” (Psalm 119:89) Quote: “We never want to focus on more narrow aspects of Reformed theology to the neglect of truths that are central, and that we share with many other Christians.” – C.J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries. At the heart of all doctrinal error is the denial of particular redemption, most often in a subtle (cleverly indirect) manner. Such as Satan, who… Read More

“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Mark 15:34) It was not the nails driven through His hands and feet—it was not the crown of thorns placed upon His brow—it was not the stripes which mangled His back—it was not the languor and faintness under which He suffered—that caused the Lord to die. It was not the mere bodily agony of the cross—it was not the mere pain, though most… Read More

It is a terrible stain on the reputation of the white man, that for so many years, the practice of slavery of the black race was encouraged. Thankfully this bondage has now ceased but many true stories of heroism and bravery of the slaves are left on record. In the state of Kentucky, a man once went to the local slave market to buy a slave. His eye settled on a handsome… Read More

It has been reported in several newspapers recently, that scientists believe that after all their scepticism about the accuracy of the early part of God’s Word, it could have been actually true that the Red Sea divided before Moses, as recorded in Exodus. They have modelled certain climatic conditions which, if they were to be repeated, would result in a separation of the waters at the Red Sea. What are we to… Read More

God calls upon His people to be mathematicians! They are to add to their faith: “virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.” (2 Peter 1:5-7)

It has been said that “some men are like pigs; they can never look up until laid on their backs.” In other words, some men are so earthbound, and taken up with sin, that until the Lord lays on them some affliction or trial they cannot be persuaded to consider the importance of eternal things, as opposed to those of time only.

“Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon.” (Jeremiah 38:6) —————————— One of the witnesses of the truth, when imprisoned for conscience sake in Queen Mary’s persecution of the church, is said to have thus written to a friend: ‘A prisoner for Christ!’ What is this for a poor worm? Such honour have not all his saints. Both the degrees which I took in the University have not set me… Read More

They have a common saying in the Weald of Kent, when the daughter of a farmer is married. If it be enquired what portion the father gave, the answer is: “He gave not much money; but is always sending them something – there is always something from the farmhouse.” Then the observation usually is: “Aye, her’s is a hand-basket portion, which is generally the best; for there is no end to that.”… Read More

Happy is that soul that credits God’s promise; places his confidence in Him for the fulfilment of it; makes use of the means God has appointed; daily pleads His promise in the humble prayer of faith; patiently waits His time; daily watches His hand; lives in a holy expectation of a daily supply of spiritual and temporal mercies from the God of his salvation; and who is humbly thankful to God for… Read More

This remarkable beast is often called “The Ship of the Desert” because for many centuries it was the only way of transport across the vast deserts of Arabia and Africa. Almost certainly the wise men in Matthew 2 would have travelled on camels to Bethlehem to see the infant Lord Jesus Christ. The camel has been ideally created by God for the harsh desert climate. Its extra long eyelashes keep the sand… 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

They that fear God least have the greatest reason to fear Him. A fear of departing from God is a good means to keep us from departing from Him. The more we fear God, the less we shall fear men. They that will not fear God in prosperity, will be afraid of Him in adversity. They that have God for their God, have angels for their guard.

An evolutionist lecturer was once speaking very scornfully, mocking the account in Genesis where God made man. How could God, he said, take a piece of mud in His hand, and form a body, and then breathe into it so that it became a living man? One of his students, who was a true believer in the God of the Bible, said: “I could argue with you about God being able to… Read More

Some years ago, a young minister was about to take up his first pastorate. It was in a very run-down part of a large city, and as soon as he and his wife arrived they realised that before they could begin to worship in the building, it would need extensive renovation. It was October now, and they set themselves a target, with God’s help, of re-opening the church by 24th December. They… Read More

Two men were in deep discussion. One was becoming rather angered because the other would not agree. They were talking about when and how things began. The one made out that the world came into being by some great explosion; the other that God created the earth. “It must have been by a big explosion!” exclaimed the atheist. “If God had made it all, then He must have had a beginning.” “That… Read More

The following circumstances were related by a gracious lady, shortly before she died. She was visiting in Dorset and had been asked by the friend with whom she was staying, to go and see a poor woman in a village about two miles from Bridport. On arriving at the cottage, she learned from a neighbour that the woman she had come to see had gone out. But this neighbour, hearing that she… Read More

A man whose job meant that he had to travel far from his home during the course of two weeks, stayed at the homes of two friends, both of which had teenage children. In the first home he noticed that whenever the children were asked to do anything, almost without exception they obeyed and cheerfully did what was required of them. A happy atmosphere pervaded and rarely did the parents have to… Read More

Before the days of our National Health Service, when people had to pay for health treatment themselves, it is recorded that there was a medical consultant who was renowned for his skill in dealing with and healing patients. Eventually his career as a physician came to an end and he died. His accounts had, of course to be examined for tax purposes, and it was noticed that against the bills of several… Read More

“By the grace of God I am what I am!” (1 Corinthians 15:10) The true Christian is sensible and mindful of indwelling sin. He confesses that in everything he comes exceedingly short, and that his best services are not only defective — but defiled. He accounts himself as an unprofitable servant — and is abased in his own eyes. He knows that all that distinguishes him from the vilest of men —… Read More

“All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37) “All,” not one, or two, or ten, or a million only, but “all.” And observe wherefore? They are the Father’s gift to Jesus, and therefore they must come. He said elsewhere, “that I should give eternal life to as many as Thou hast given Me” (John 17:2). Hence,… Read More

Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve; pour down upon us the abundance of Thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our consciences are afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, much less to receive, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our… 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

No doubt, you will have heard preachers mention, in their sermons, the sovereignty of God, and perhaps wondered what they mean. The term “sovereignty” tells us that God has a right to do as He will, and is answerable to none other. Whatever He does is for His own honour and glory, and for the good of His people. There are many examples in the Word of God, but just to take… Read More

People often use the word faith when they really mean religion. They may refer to various religions as “faiths”. This is a wrong use of the word, because there is only one faith, which is the faith of God’s elect. It is not a choice; it is the gift of God. As there is one Lord, so there is one faith. In the Bible, faith is always used in the singular, and… Read More

A missionary doctor was on his rounds in a remote African village, trying to relieve the suffering of many who were undernourished and ill in other ways. Whilst he was working there, he saw a man in the village with a large wound in his forehead, which was badly infected. He called the man over to him and said that his wound was serious and was in need of immediate treatment. No… Read More

A fisher, who stands upon the shore and plunges his net into the sea at large, is not so frantic as to think of catching all the fishes in the sea, though he casts the net indiscriminately. So when a Christian minister spreads the gospel net, he preaches to all that come within the sphere of his address; not with the expectation of catching all, but of catching as many as God… Read More

We seem to live in a period when many are out of work. Some of those who have work are covering the amount of two people and have to do long hours under enormous mental pressure and strain, often finding difficulty in reaching the house of God on time for the weeknight evening service. When they do arrive, fatigue overcomes them and often they go home wondering the purpose of it, but… Read More

The elephant has more muscles in its trunk than any other creature has in its wholebody, the number being not fewer than 40,000. Man has only 527 in his whole body. That is why the elephant’s trunk is so exceedingly strong, and at the same time so very delicate in its movements. This is only one of thousands of wonders in God’s creation. The great glory of God’s wisdom and power in… Read More

“Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.” (Jude 1:9) In this verse Jude refers us to something that was obviously a matter of common knowledge in the early church. In our day, that which Jude refers to here has become a matter of great debate and confusion because men… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Christ’s Coming” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 25:31-40 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Life Eternal” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 17:3-5 and the audio is 40 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Led of The Spirit” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Romans 8:14 and the audio is 52 minutes long.