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Monthly Archives: March 2012

There is not a shred of biblical evidence whatsoever that Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus, remained a perpetual virgin. Holy Scripture confirms very clearly that Mary was a virgin at the time of the conception of the Lord Jesus, but certainly, this was not a life-long condition. Matthew 1:25 is the clearest text which proves that Mary and Joseph did indeed have sexual relations after the birth of Christ, for… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Lovest Thou Me?” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 1:7 and the audio is 39 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “The Redeemer” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Revelation 5:5-7 and the audio is 30 minutes long.

The doctrine of Baptismal Regeneration is the blasphemous and most certainly damnable doctrine that holds that the person baptised is or can be regenerated in, by or through water baptism, much less, if possible, by infant sprinkling. The word of God never supports such a heresy instead we read marvelous verses showing clearly the truth of how God regenerates the sinner by his sovereign will. John 1:13 Which were born, not of… Read More

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2nd Corinthians 5:17) If any person is in Christ, not in religion, in a church, or in moral reformation, but in Christ, by faith in Christ, by a new birth wrought in the soul by the Spirit of God, in Christ through electing love, redeeming grace and a living… Read More

Some people use ‘the return of our Lord’ to promote fear in the hearts of their hearers, or to promote zeal and works among the indifferent, or to encourage the careless to faithfulness. But the coming of the Lord Jesus is like the return home of a beloved husband, father, or son who has been away; one who is dearly loved, who has never been forgotten for a moment; whose coming is… Read More

When a person believes and receives our Lord Jesus Christ, he is at that moment (in God’s sight) as if he had never sinned at all. I will go a step further than this! When we receive our Lord, we are in a much better position then if we had never sinned at all. For if we had never sinned, we would trust our own righteousness and we would be subject to… Read More

The question that comes up repeatedly is this: Who Is Antichrist? In this present study I would like to give you a fairly complete picture of who Antichrist really is. In Revelation 11:7 we read about the beast that comes out of the Bottomless Pit and since this beast needs no introduction we understand that this is Antichrist, who shall make war with the saints and shall overcome them. Let us begin… Read More

Within Genesis chapter 10 and 11 we find two parentheses that tie together in a few words the story of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel. This is interesting stuff, and this is what we shall look at in this study as we see the first manifestation in the Word of God of Antichrist. Two Parentheses (Genesis 10:1-12) Genesis 10:1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham,… Read More

“The LORD will give grace and glory.” (Psalm 84:11) Wherever the Lord gives grace, He in and with that grace gives glory. We,therefore, read, “Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called; and whom he called, them he also justified; and whom he justified, them healso glorified.” (Romans 8:30) Thus he has already made them, even while on earth, partakers of His glory; and this by making them partakers of His… Read More

John the Baptist, in Matthew 3:11, said that “I baptize with water, but He that is greater than I shall come after me and shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.” And then we read that there’s only one baptism. By the Holy Spirit we are baptized into one body. And in Mark 16:16 we find that it says, “He that believes and is baptized shall be saved.” Does… Read More

2nd Kings 24:8 says that “Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months.”, but 2nd Chronicles 36:9 says that “Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.” How do we reconcile the two? The Bible, of course, doesn’t… Read More

The grand controversy between corrupt nature and the Almighty is, who shall have the glory of salvation, God or the creature. The pride of man says – “The glory of salvation is due to me, for I can save myself.” But Jehovah takes the glory of salvation to Himself, and says, “I will have all the glory thereof: for it is by My sovereign and efficacious grace that men are saved.” Thus… Read More

When I consider the absolute independency of God, and the necessary total dependence of all created things on Him, their first cause, I cannot help standing astonished at the pride of impotent, degenerate man, who is so prone to consider himself as a being possessed of sovereign freedom, and invested with a power of self-salvation, able, he imagines, to counteract the designs even of infinite wisdom, and to defeat the agency of… Read More

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…” (Romans 8:1) We here touch a vital and profound truth. Rich and accumulative as the passages are which offer their aid in its elucidation, we despair of conveying to other than a mind experimentally acquainted with the truth itself, anything like an adequate representation of the imposing magnitude and glory of the condition. To be in Christ may really… Read More

Take the doctrines of grace isolated from the Person of Christ; they are scattered limbs. There is no beauty in them alone. But view the truth of the Gospel in connection with the Person and work of the Son of God, what a heavenly light, what a divine glory is cast upon every truth connected with His sacred Person, atoning blood, finished work, and dying love! This is the way to receive… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “My Peace I Give Unto You” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 14:27, and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “We Are Called To Believe” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 4:20-25 and the audio is 28 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “What is a Sinner?” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Peter 3:18 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “The Cities of Refuge” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Numbers 35:9 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Dangers Our Souls Are In” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Matthew 10:27, and the audio is 40 minutes long.

Have you ever slipped on ice? Before you hit the ground, you know you are in for a painful fall, and there is not one thing you can do to prevent it. Have you ever felt like you slipped and fell into sin? It happens so quickly, and you could feel yourself falling? David said, “When I said, my foot slippeth: thy mercy O Lord, held me up” (Psalm 94:18). What a… Read More

We see so little true commitment, so much indifference, and so few dedicated people in today’s religious world that we may be prone to accept this attitude as normal. But it is not so! David wrote in Psalm 147:18, “He sendeth out His word and MELTETH THEM.” Paul wrote in Romans 8:6, “To be carnally minded is death; but to be SPIRITUALLY MINDED is life and peace.” If God is pleased to… Read More

To receive Christ as our Lord is to bow to HIS WILL. To walk with Christ is to walk with Him, “Who worketh all things after the counsel of HIS OWN WILL” (Ephesians 1:11). To plan my day is to say, “If the Lord WILL, we shall do this” (James 4:15). To pray is to ask anything according to HIS WILL. By Henry Mahan

Christ is not valued nor His grace appreciated until men have a genuine knowledge of their misery, helplessness, and lost condition because of sin. When sin is sin indeed, then grace is grace indeed, and Christ is Christ indeed. If men have a superficial sense of sin, they have a superficial faith in Christ. I introduced a sermon with an excellent question asked by a friend: “If a person is truly saved… Read More

I wonder, if when we preach to others or witness, does the love of God come through? I wonder if when we write of the glorious doctrines of God’s grace, does the love, compassion, and heart of God show forth, or harshness, vengeance, and judgment? I wonder, if in our preaching and witnessing, do those to whom we witness detect not only a belief in what we are saying, but a love… Read More

“For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.” (Psalm 38:18) Let not these words stagger the faith of the believer in considering them as spoken by Christ. As the sinner’s Surety, He was truly made sin for His people, so the Scripture declares, yea, also a curse for them. Hence, in the eye of the law, Christ and His seed are one (Galatians 3:13; II Corinthians 5:21)…. Read More

Contending for the truth against the errors of modern religion is the duty of God’s servants. I hope our spirit is one of genuine love to all the chosen of God; but today’s rule of charity which requires us to keep silent on certain points in order to avoid controversy, I utterly despise. It is treason to the Lord Jesus to be silent on any point where He has spoken and the… Read More

“Forget injustices and neglect, but never forget a kindness, nor an act of love.” I saw this on a wall. The author, whoever he may be, touched my heart and caused me to pray, “Lord, oh help me to do just that!” Help me to actually, absolutely blot out of my mind all unpleasantries, every bad disagreement, and remember only the good times, the kind words, and the acts of love. Let… Read More

“That they all may be one; as thou Father, art in me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in us.” (John 17:21) I know that there is a oneness between the Father and the Son in nature, essence, power, and purpose which transcends any kind of union among men. But our Lord prays that “all believers may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in… Read More

A local church is a body of brothers and sisters in Christ. We are one family. One life is ours, one love is ours, and one objective (to know more of and to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and to be found in His righteousness) is ours. This is the comfort and strength of all, that we are all one with Christ in God’s sight. We cannot properly minister the Gospel of… Read More

To believe God is no small thing! It is the evidence of a heart reconciled unto God. It is the proof of our being weaned from our own works and deeds. It is a clear sign of the true conviction of sin; it is honoring to Christ, our only Redeemer; it is the essence of true worship; and it is the root of sincere obedience! The person who believes God in spite… Read More

Our Lord Jesus has given us freedom to come into the presence of God! Freedom as Priests of God to offer sacrifices of praise, thanksgiving, and worship. Freedom from fear of judgment or death. Do not allow anyone to entangle you with a system of works, duties, or deed in order to obtain favor with God. 1. God will not accept us because we do anything! We are “accepted in the beloved.”… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Rejoice In The Lord” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Philippians 4:4 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “David’s Petition To The LORD” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Psalm 71, and the audio is 38 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “Enemies of God” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Genesis 1:27-28 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Be Ye Followers of Me” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Philippians 3:17, and the audio is 32 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “What God Requires” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Matthew 3:13-15 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “The Struggle Within” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 8:1 and the audio is 36 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Of God Are Ye In Christ” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Corinthians 1:25-31, and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “The Second Person of The Godhead” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Timothy 3:16 and the audio is 29 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “For They Are Thine” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 17:9-10 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

“For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” (Luke 14:11) This is a mystery that natural men do not understand, only those who have been touched first in regeneration by God (1 Corinthians 2:7-14). In the natural world the way up is up, but in the spiritual world the way up is down. “He that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” (Luke 14:11) In the natural… Read More

What a person believes that our Lord Jesus ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHED at Calvary will determine (in that person’s mind) for whom Christ suffered and died! The Scriptures say, “He PUT AWAY SIN by the sacrifice of Himself,” (Hebrews 9:26). “By Himself HE PURGED our sins,” (Hebrews 1:3). “WE ARE SANCTIFIED through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE FOR ALL,” Hebrews 10:10. “The blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, CLEANSETH US… Read More

There is a question I would like to ask you. It is a most serious question, it is a telling question. Would you be courteous enough to answer? It is this: What is God’s justification for accepting you, and allowing you to be in His presence eternally? Here is the problem, the Eternal, Sovereign, Immutable God of heaven and earth will not allow sin to be in His presence. He will only… Read More

Abraham was a friend of God, chosen of God one to whom God revealed his will. When The Lord was going to Sodom to destroy it He revealed His purpose to Abraham: “And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I KNOW HIM, that… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Two Aspects of The Lamb” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Exodus 12:6-7, and the audio is 37 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Plague Upon Pharaoh” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Exodus 11:1, and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “For Whom Is Salvation Meant? – Part 1” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Timothy 1:15 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled “For Whom Is Salvation Meant? – Part 2” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Timothy 1:15 and the audio is 29 minutes long.