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Monthly Archives: December 2011

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:21) Christ our Lord had no sin, knew no sin and did no sin. He was perfect before the law of God (I Peter 2:22; Hebrews 4:15). Our sins were reckoned to him. He was identified and numbered with the transgressors and, though he personally… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Everlasting Love” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Jeremiah 31:3 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio message by Carl Haak titled: “Jesus Abandoned By God” The scripture text that brother Carl is teaching from is Mark 15:33-34, and the audio is 22 minutes long.

1. We have entirely too many fears for a people to whom the Lord has said, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10). 2. We have far too many doubts and fears concerning God’s mercy, love, and grace for a people to whom the Lord… Read More

“But speaking the truth (being sincere) in love” (Ephesians 4:15) Sincerity lies at the root of all gracious profession. If a man cannot be sincere he is nothing. God makes a man sincere by planting His truth in his heart; and whenever God does make a man sincere, the truth which he has implanted will grow. Truth does not lie in a man’s soul dead and motionless, like a stone in the… Read More

“For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:” (2 Corinthians 5:14) All ministers of Christ and all believers in the Lord Jesus are under the sweetest and strongest constraint to do what they do. They are motivated by “the love of Christ” – His love for them and their love for Him. It is not fear of hell, desire… Read More

“If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest.” (Luke 12:26) ——————– There were several things that I was worried about. This Scripture made me laugh at myself, and made the stress leave! It reminded me of two great truths: (1) I have no control over anything. (2) He has complete control over everything! Since that is the case, why worry… Read More

The two great ends of every believer’s life are THE GLORY OF GOD and the GOOD OF OTHERS! As we minister the Gospel, love and pray for one another, stand true to the responsibility of our homes and families, and use what God gives to us to meet the needs of His people, BOTH OF THESE ENDS ARE SERVED! “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good… Read More

You will sometimes hear of those who deny the wrath of God and preach the universal love of God for all men declare that what this verse in Romans 9:13 really says is ‘God loves Jacob and He loves Esau LESS.’ Now, I ask you, how does our infinite, almighty, perfect God do anything LESS than perfectly. Is He at times LESS RIGHTEOUS…LESS HOLY…LESS JUST? Our comfort in Christ is that He… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “False Gospels” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Galatians 2:19 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Where Is Salvation To Be Found?” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Ephesians 2:5 and the audio is 27 minutes long.

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (1 Corinthians 5:21) I believe what is stated in this verse. Not only do I believe it and rejoice in it and give thanks to God of that blessed truth, the longer I live in this world and the more I see the love of so many… Read More

How can a believer doubt when he knows that he is represented before the throne of God by an advocate, even ― Jesus Christ the Righteous? It is the privilege of the very feeblest believer to know that he was represented by Christ on the cross, that all his sins were confessed, borne, judged, and atoned for. This is a divine reality; and when laid hold of by faith, it must give… Read More

Judas betrayed his Master with a KISS! He came to the Lord with evil in his heart, the price of a compromise in his hand, religious devils at his side, and said, “Hail Master”, as he planted a KISS on the Lord’s cheek! This is how most apostates and compromisers operate: they betray the Son of God and the Gospel of grace WITH A KISS. They talk of love, humility, morality, and… Read More

“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” (1 John 5:3) It is more profitable and enjoyable to love than to hate, to forgive than to hold a grudge, to smile than to quarrel, to behave kindly than to act ugly. The way of the transgressor is hard, not the way of the believer. The life of faith and love is a… Read More

A warning given by J.K. Popham in a sermon in 1900 on the wise and foolish virgins. ———————————– “They all slumbered and slept.” Ah, there is much in that word of Solomon; the sluggard calls for a little more sleep and a little more slumber, a little more folding the hands to sleep (Proverbs 6:9-10). And what follows? So his poverty cometh like an armed man, as one that travelleth (Proverbs 6:11)…. 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

“Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.” (1 Thessalonians 1:4) Your ELECTION is known by your CALLING! “You hath He quickened who were dead…” (Ephesians 2:1) Have you been quickened, made alive to the things of God in Christ? Do you have an interest in the Gospel of God’s grace and mercy to sinners? The Holy Spirit will convince “the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment” (John 16:8). Have you… Read More

“He that seeth the Son and believes on Him hath everlasting life; and I will raise him up again at the last day.” (John 6:30) SEEING THE SON in the covenant of mercy, incarnate, on the cross, risen and exalted at the right hand of God, and believing Him is the whole of saving faith. Paul said in Hebrews 12:2, it is “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.”… Read More

Our Lord said to His disciples, “Abide in me, and I in you, as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself” (John 15:4). It is true that a person who is saved by God’s grace will remain saved forever; yet the scriptures are full of warnings to believers against UNBELIEF, against DRAWING BACK, against NEGLECTING THE WORD AND WORSHIP, against WORLDLINESS, and against LEAVING OUR FIRST LOVE! Here the Lord Jesus exhorts… Read More

The Scriptures declare that Christ had no sin and he “knew no sin”, yet the Scriptures also say that he was “made sin” in 2nd Corinthians 5:21. What does this mean? “For He” – that is the Father, “hath made him (Christ Jesus the Lord) “[to be] sin, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” So the question is not “was Christ made sin?”… Read More

This is an audio message by Carl Haak titled “Jesus Sentenced To Death” The scripture text that brother Carl is teaching from is Mark 15:6-14 and the audio is 23 minutes long.

It was in the beginning of our Lord’s earthly ministry that John the Baptist pointed to Jesus as He stood at the Jordan River and said, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). Literally, John said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who is bearing the sin of the world.” That is, John identified Him not simply as the One who would in the future… Read More

I have noticed that the main issue that men grapple with over the doctrine of election is not whether or not the Scripture teaches it. Any honesty at all will make a man admit the Scriptures do teach this doctrine. What men grapple with is whether or not it is essential to believe this doctrine and preach this doctrine. Most preachers will admit the Bible does teach election, but they relegate it… Read More

The apostle Paul and the psalmist David speak of a “blessed man.” A man blessed of God. The individual who is blessed of God is the one to whom “God imputeth righteousness without works” (Romans 4:6). It is the one to whom the “Lord will not impute sin.” (Romans 4:8). What a great work of God’s grace it is when we are made to know the reality of imputation! It is the… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “Made Sin For Us” The scripture text is from 2nd Corinthians 5:21 and the audio is 28 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Jesse Gistand titled “He Made Him Sin, For Us” The scripture texts that brother Jesse is preaching from are 2nd Corinthians 5:21 and Daniel 6:16-28 and the audio is 81 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Day of Atonement” The scripture text is from Leviticus 16:1-19 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Christ Our Scapegoat” The scripture text is from Leviticus 16:20-34 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Psalm of The Cross” The scripture text is from Psalm 22 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Christ, The Fullness of God” The scripture text is from Colossians 2:9-10 and the audio is 26 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Christ, Our One Sacrifice” The scripture text is from Hebrews 10:1-10 and the audio is 28 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Day of Small Things” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Zechariah 4:10 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Bethel” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 31:13 and the audio is 40 minutes long.

“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” (I John 2:1) This Scripture encourages the believer to trust and hope in the mercy of God AT ALL TIMES! It does not say, “If any man is holy, prayerful, and always faithful, he has an advocate”; but it says, “If any man… Read More

Modern day evangelism (so-called) says to any and all it approaches, “God loves you and Christ died for you.” But none of the prophets nor any of the apostles addressed people in this way! The starting point of true evangelism is to acquaint men with the holy and sovereign character of God. This is the “beginning of wisdom”, which is able to make a man wise unto salvation: for THE FEAR OF… Read More

Sovereign Grace is God’s grace. And God’s grace is Sovereign Grace. If it is not Sovereign Grace, it is not saving grace. Sovereign Grace is the Truth. Sovereign Grace is the message that declares the electing love of the Father, the redeeming love of the Son, and the invincible love of the Holy Spirit. Sovereign Grace is the content of all true evangelism. Sovereign Grace is the Gospel. Any message that does… Read More

“What manner of man is this?” (Mark 4:41) All religious reformers and messiahs come to live; He came to die. All others leave monuments and memorials; no one can find His birthplace, grave, nor one possession. All others write diaries and memoirs; He wrote on the sand. All others choose their followers from the rich, powerful, and influential; He chose the poor and needy. All others praise human righteousness; he condemned it…. Read More

The moment I try to imitate or copy the life of another human, I lose that which is an honour to me and glory to God – my individuality! I become a copy, and a copy is always inferior. The moment I try to mold my life after another person, I lose that which is a power to me – and that is my personality. God made me as I am to… Read More

Let me give you some simple directions for hearing the word preached. 1. Hear with A HUNGRY, NEEDY HEART! If a person goes to the drug store seeking relief, he should have some idea of his problem. Does his head hurt or his feet? We hear the word as men with a heart problem – sin. 2. Hear THE WORD OF GOD, not just the words of men! “When ye received the… Read More

“He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.” (Hebrews 9:26) When the Spirit of God is pleased to enlighten our understanding, our self-righteousness melts away like the morning frost before the burning rays of the sun. We become painfully aware of our sins: “Oh the exceeding sinfulness of sin.” “My sins are ever before me,” we cry with the fathers. What is to be done about my sins? It… Read More

1. We have entirely too many fears for a people to whom the Lord has said, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10). 2. We have far too many doubts and fears concerning God’s mercy, love, and grace for a people to whom the Lord… Read More

A young student asked his Bible teacher this question: “How is it that the believer is dead to the world when he lives in the world, works a regular job, raises a family, and owns property in the world?” The teacher sent him out to the gravesite of a friend with instructions to criticize the dead friend, harass him and find fault, and then praise him with glowing terms and brag on… Read More