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Monthly Archives: January 2012

“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. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls” (1 Peter 2:24-25) In these words of Holy Scripture we have a clear description of the Lord Jesus Christ’s blessed atonement for sin… Read More

“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me.” (Psalm 22:1) These words spoken by David in his distress and trouble were prophetic of the suffering and affliction of Christ at the hand of God the Father at the cross – Matthew 27:46. Christ addresses His Father as a man, enduring that spiritual separation that belongs to sinners. He was obedient in all things to His Father, and loved of the Father…. Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “How Do We Know We Are Believers?” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st John 5:8-10 and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Healing of the Deaf and Dumb” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Mark 7:32-37 and the audio is 33 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Sons of God” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 8:14, and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Son, Thy Sins Be Forgiven Thee” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Mark 2:1-13, and the audio is 39 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Even As God, For Christ’s Sake Forgives You” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Ephesians 4:24-32 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “God Has Spoken To Us Through His Son” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Hebrews 2:1-5, and the audio is 61 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “The Crucifixion Of Our Lord” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 19:14 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “I Am The Door” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 10:1-9, and the audio is 62 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “The Sufferings of Our Lord” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Mark 15:25 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Afflictions In This Life” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Peter 5:6-7, and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “God Hath Made A Distinction” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 17:6-16 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “The Importance Of Preaching” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Isaiah 61:1-2 and the audio is 60 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “He Kissed Him” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Luke 15:20 and the audio is 33 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Salvation By Grace” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Corinthians 1:25-31 and the audio is 16 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Christ, Our Example” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Peter 1:1-25 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Oh, Wretched Man That I Am” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 7:1, and the audio is 23 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Lord’s Love For His People” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 11:1-3, and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “That He Might Have The Pre-eminence” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Colossians 1:9 and the audio is 24 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Of Grace or Of Works” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Genesis 16:1 and the audio is 39 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The King’s Dominion Over Disease and Death” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Matthew 9:18-26, and the audio is 35 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Some Thoughts About The Law and Grace” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Matthew 5:18, and the audio is 57 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Anchor of the Soul” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Acts 27:15, and the audio is 34 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “The Hope of the Believer” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Philippians 3:1-15 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “How God Is Known” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Isaiah 40:6-18 and the audio is 30 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Declaring The Gospel” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Seek The Lord Thy God” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Deuteronomy 4:29, and the audio is 32 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “They Fortified Jerusalem unto the Broad Wall” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Nehemiah 3:8 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Come Unto Me” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Matthew 11:25-30, and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “A Believer’s Walk” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Philippians 2:4 and the audio is 30 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “In Every Thing, Give Thanks” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Thessalonians 5:18 and the audio is 29 minutes long.

The apostles and early believers were despised by the religious Jews because of the gospel which they preached. It was not because they were covetous or proud men. They were persecuted because the gospel of God’s grace, which they preached, was offensive to humans pride. They preached (as I trust we do, also) that salvation, even for the most moral person on earth, is only possible because of the grace and mercy… 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 about… 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

“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 after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” (I Corinthians 1:21) ——————– What did the philosophy of Greece do for its disciples? It made them ignorant worshipers of an “unknown God” (Acts 17:23). The inscription on their altar published to the universe their ignorance and shame. How can I know God? Where… 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 “The Sorrows of The Lord” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Lamentations 1:12 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Who is the Object of Our Heart?” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 12:7 and the audio is 38 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “He That Believeth Not” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 3:18 and the audio is 60 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “The Wrath of God” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Luke 12:1-5 and the audio is 38 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Being True to the Gospel” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Timothy 4:1 and the audio is 32 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “A Picture of Depraved Men” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Jeremiah 38:6-9 and the audio is 24 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “If God Were Your Father, Ye Would Love Me” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 8:33 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Present Work of the Lord for Us” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 5:10, and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “The High Priestly Prayer” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 17:1 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Four Things God Will Teach A Man” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 6:45, and the audio is 37 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Trials of Temptations” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Genesis 9:1-29, and the audio is 26 minutes long.

I found upon the vestry table this morning a letter requesting me to preach from a certain text, “Jesus wept.” The writer of that letter must know very little of the perplexities and exercises that I and every minister of truth have with respect to the texts that we preach from. I cannot take a text, and speak from it in the mere exercise of my judgment. Before I can take a… Read More

Sovereign Grace: Past and Present – Edited by Ian Potts; Large paperback; 384 pages; Published by Grace and Truth Online Publications. ———————————- This is a most interesting collection of sermons and writings, and, as the title indicates, “from past and present.” We do not know of any similar publication that consists of sermons preached by so many different eminent, godly preachers from a former generation. These are Tiptaft, Crisp, Huntington, Gadsby, Philpot,… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “What Do We Owe The LORD?” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Isaiah 14:13 and the audio is 25 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Walk and Live In the Light of the Gospel” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Philippians 1:1-30 and the audio is 39 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Christ – The Bread of Life” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 6:30 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Look and Live” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Numbers 21:4 and the audio is 31 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Have You Counted the Cost?” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Luke 14:24 and the audio is 38 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Testimony of God Against All Rebels” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Exodus 5:1 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Saving Faith” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 10:1, and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “False Religion” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 1:1-18 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “What Must I Do To Be Saved?” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Acts 16:30-31 and the audio is 26 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Weakness and Infirmities in the Believer” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Mark 4:35 and the audio is 32 minutes long.

“Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection of the dead.” (Romans 1:3-4) The most awesome truth to consider is God becoming a man. In condescension and humility, the Lord Jesus Christ came to this earth, both as God and Man. Imagine… Read More

“I AM THAT I AM” (Exodus 3:14) The believer is called to wayfaring and warfaring struggles. He has to bear a daily cross and to fight a daily fight. But in every hour of need a sure support is near. Behold Moses. The ground that he must tread is very slippery. The hill of his difficulties is very steep. A foe opposes every step. But a staff and a sword are provided… Read More

He most flees sin, whose eye is riveted upon the Cross. Can he love that which gave those wounds to Christ? Can he embrace the monster, which pierced Jesus’ heart? It cannot be! The sight of Calvary slays the love of sin. The Cross unmasks the hideous form, and kindles righteous hate. By Henry Law

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The LORD’s Sign” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 7:14-15 and the audio is 53 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

“Noah planted a vineyard: and he drank of the wine, and was drunk; and he was naked in his tent.” (Genesis 9:20-21) Some condition for Noah, the only righteous man, the preacher of righteousness, to be found in! BUT WHAT IS MAN? Look at him where you will, and you see only failure–in the garden of paradise, he fails; in the church, he fails; he fails everywhere and in all things. His… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “The Parable of the Sower” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Matthew 10:16-42 and the audio is 34 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “The Parable of the Sower” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Matthew 13:1-9 and the audio is 36 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Only Potentate, The Lord Jesus Christ” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Timothy 6:15, and the audio is 35 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Divisions Among The Brethren” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Corinthians 1:1-10 and the audio is 38 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Wisdom From Above” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is James 3:15-17 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Man Is Not Justified By the Works of the Flesh” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Luke 18:9 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “The Bridegroom” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Ephesians 5:26 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “God Will Never Forsake Us” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 2nd Peter 1:1-10 and the audio is 33 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Jesus of Nazareth, A Man Approved of God” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Acts 2:22, and the audio is 32 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “God’s Testimony Concerning Mankind” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Genesis 6:11-12 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Enter Ye In At The Strait Gate” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Mathew 7:13-14 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Some Hard Truths” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 2nd Peter 3:16 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

I thought to prepare myself for great things only to learn that it was the rough voice in the wilderness He planned to use and not the polished preacher; it was the weak, impulsive shepherd with the sling that He planned to use and not the mighty warrior with his armour of wit and arsenal of facts, doctrines, and learning. If we don’t pour contempt on ourselves, GOD WILL! By Henry Mahan

“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

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The Mind of Christ” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Philippians 2:5-8, and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Risen Christ” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Corinthians 15:14, and the audio is 35 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Man’s Attitude Toward’s the Law of God” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 7:22, and the audio is 49 minutes long.

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 Gospel! Any message that does not declare the Sovereign grace of God in Christ… Read More

“It is GOOD for me that I have been AFFLICTED, that I MIGHT LEARN Thy ways.” (Psalm 119:71) God’s ways and God’s Word are best learned by experience and in time of trouble. When our Lord is pleased to lay His hand heavily upon us, we do not soon forget the lessons learned. When the Lord singles out a believer or a church for special affliction and adversity, it is not for… Read More

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) This is perhaps the most oft-quoted, and least understood verse in the Bible. This verse is used by many to teach that God loves all men the same, has provided salvation for all men the same, and it is up to man to do something… Read More

One of the main objectives of the ministry of the Gospel is to convince sinners of their sin and misery without Christ. Men will not come to Christ Jesus until they are so convinced. “They that are whole have no need of the physician.” (Mark 2:17) If you love your soul, seriously meditate upon this fact and do not allow pride to rob you of the TROUBLING but PLEASANT realization that YOU… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Revealed to Babes” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 11:25-26 and the audio is 30 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The LORD Our Righteousness” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Jeremiah 23:5-6 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Enmity” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Genesis 3:15 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Boldness” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Acts 4:23-31 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Sinless Saviour” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Peter 4:1-3, and the audio is 62 minutes long.

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

“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you, but rejoice.” (I Peter 4:12-13) If God has given you the privilege and opportunity to go through difficult and heavy trials, then you ought to make the most of that privilege and opportunity to glorify Him by being in subjection to Him, because it might only happen once in a… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Perseverance of the Saints” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 9:16, and the audio is 41 minutes long.