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Monthly Archives: May 2012

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Significance of the High Priest’s Garments” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Exodus 39:1 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “He Appeared Once To Put Away Sin” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Acts 3:12 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “We Are Free From Condemnation” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 8:1 and the audio is 38 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Just and The Justifier” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 3:19 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Adam’s Condition Before The Fall” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Genesis 2:7 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Love of God” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st John 3:1 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Charity of God” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Hebrews 6:13-20 and the audio is 33 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Adam – Our Federal Representative” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 5:1-19 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “A Risen Christ” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 4:19 and the audio is 33 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Not Faith – But Christ” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 4:1-6 and the audio is 19 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Christ’s Accusers” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Matthew 27:11 and the audio is 31 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Set Your Affections On Things Above” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Colossians 3:1 and the audio is 39 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Cry of The Sin Bearer” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Psalm 22:1 and the audio is 35 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Righteousness of God Imputed To Us” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 4:6 and the audio is 35 minutes long.

Multitudes attend (what men call) “church services” all over the world. Many go because it is a habit, others go believing it will save them. Many go because it makes them feel better about themselves, like the Pharisee who “thanked God he wasn’t as other men”. But why do we, you and I, attend? What are our reasons? What is our motive? 1 – We gather together to hear the Gospel of… Read More

We know the natural man “receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them”. (1 Corinthians 2:14) In 1 Peter 1:23 it says there are two seeds, a birth and flesh. One seed is “corruptible”, the other is “incorruptible”. What happens to the soul that is born again by the incorruptible seed of God? Does he have a new nature? Has… Read More

While visiting somewhere recently a lady from our congregation said the preacher announced his subject, it was; “God needs your help”. She told her husband, “no God doesn’t need our help, we need His”. Naturally they left. Who is in need, God or us? Who needs help, God or us? Who is helpless, God or us? You and I are tossed about by many things and are often moved by situations, and… Read More

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 2 Timothy 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; ——————– Love is a word… Read More

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23) some may not be as profane as others, but “all have sinned”! You may be a fine mother, a loving daughter, chaste and very moral, receiving praise from all who know you but…if you have not received Christ by faith, and His righteousness has not been charged to your account you are no better off before God than… Read More

The Wise Man (Ecclesiastes 8:1-7, Romans 9:16, Jeremiah 6:14, Jeremiah 8:11, Genesis 22:17-18) strong>”Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.” (Ecclesiastes 8:3) The title of the article is, “Take a Stand in a Good Thing”, which was derived from Ecclesiastes 8:3 which says, “Stand not in an evil thing.” If we have to discuss the negative side of… Read More

Nothing a soul does in this world honors God more than to BELIEVE HIM. God says, “For by it (faith) the elders obtained a good report” (Hebrews 11:2). Again, “But without faith it is impossible to please him” (Hebrews 11:6). Our Lord told the woman of Canaan whose daughter was vexed with a devil that she had great faith. The other side of the coin is this – to not believe God… Read More

“To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.” (Acts 10:43) Before any one can have Christ, they must first have the Scriptures. Without the word of God there can be no knowledge of Christ the Lord. It is only in God’s Holy Word that Christ is fully revealed, “in the volume of the book it is written of Him”. All… Read More

“If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus.” (Ephesians 4:21) I have noticed in my dealing with men that when it comes to things that are important to them they go to someone who has information for the help they need. If they have car trouble they go to a mechanic. If they have financial needs they go to a… Read More

The Greatest Man in History, named Jesus, had no servants, yet they called him master. Had no degree, yet they called him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called him healer. He had no army, yet kings feared him. He won no military battles, yet he conquered the world. He committed no crime…yet they crucified him. He was buried in a tomb, yet he lives today! By Donald Bell

This is an audio sermon by Don Bell titled: “Seriousness and Sacredness of Marriage” The scripture texts that brother Don is preaching from are Genesis 2:21-24 and Ephesians 5:22-33 and the audio is 40 minutes long.

To redeem poor sinners, Jesus came down from heaven, put on the rags of our mortality, agonized, bled, and died. Jesus is made His people’s substitute, burden-bearer, sin-remover, and 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… Read More

“But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets…” (Acts 24:14) Someone recently referred to our congregation as a cult saying, “They don’t believe like most churches. They have this weird view of God as sovereign in everything, even to the point of saying that He… Read More

In listening to a message I heard a preacher say there are a lot “of sub par Christians”. I do not believe that for a moment. Gods holy word says “we are complete in Him” (Colossians 2:9-10). God also says that “he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified” (Hebrews 10:14). Christ is “made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1:30). Where is anything sub par about that? All… Read More

When the Gospel is preached, there are two things always taking place (even though most are unaware of it). Some are being prepared for glory, others are being hardened. Some are being brought to the light, some are left sitting in darkness. Some see Christ and His glory; others see no beauty about Him. Some who hear the Gospel have their hearts made tender toward sin; others have their hearts hardened in… Read More

There is no such thing as a Christian who is not born again by the effectual power of the Spirit of God. All believers are faithful and dedicated to Christ and His cause on this earth. To be anything less than that is not a Christian and does not deserve the name. Believers desire the gospel and the fellowship of the saints. They avail themselves of every opportunity to hear it unless… Read More

“And be found In Him…” (Philippians 3:9) When the Apostle talked about being found in Christ he described himself as at one time being without Christ. How did he know what it was to not be found in Christ? He at one time was looking to his own righteousness, trusting in the deeds of his flesh. After being smitten down on the Damascus road, after having seen the Glory of Christ, after… Read More

When we become Christians, it is very natural for us to say to ourselves, “We don’t want to be second – rate, or half – hearted Christians, or prove to be like the Laodicean professors, neither hot or cold, or like those of whom the apostle John wrote, “They went out from us, but they were not of us,” We all said we had a holy ambition to bring forth fruit to… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Henry Mahan titled: “Speaking in Tongues” The scripture text is from 1st Corinthians 14 and the audio is 27 minutes long.

“The Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6) How shall we account for the sufferings of Christ, which were intense, and mysterious, if not on the ground of their vicarious character? Those sufferings were intense in the extreme. There was a severity in those who, if not required by Divine justice, would be perfectly unaccountable. Heaven, earth, and hell, all were in league against Him. Survey His… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Henry Mahan titled: “A Biblical Look At The Modern Day Practice of Speaking In Tongues” The scripture text is from 1st Corinthians 14 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6) Everything about our Lord Jesus is wonderful. Here the prophet says; “His name shall be called wonderful”. We sing that chorus; “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, there is just something about that name”…. Read More

“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing.” (Colossians 1:10) The first thoughts most of us have when we read, “walk worthy,” or “pleasing the Lord” is I must start living better, or I can’t possibly walk in such a way as will please the Lord. Both are wrong thoughts, they both are based upon works, and a false humility. So preacher how then can I walk in such… Read More

Preachers and evangelists are often heard to say, “Send in a certain amount of money and if we get the money we need we can reach more souls for Jesus and win them to Jesus.” One popular evangelist said that the souls he had won to Jesus that particular year cost 47 cents each. That is to true believers, a tragedy, for if money was all it took, we would give all… Read More

“For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (I Corinthians 6:20) How deep, how dreadful, of what awful magnitude, of how black a dye, of how ingrained a stamp must sin be, to need such an atonement – no less than the blood of Him who was the Son of God – to put it away. What a slave to… Read More

Some of our dear friends have been through some severe trials, and others are now suffering in heart and body. All of us wish to witness a good confession and maintain an attitude and conversation which will help and inspire others and glorify our Lord. But pain is pain. The loss of a dear child or mate is overwhelming, and we are still in this body of flesh. Therefore, let it be… Read More

All of the apostles were insulted by the enemies of their Master. They were called to seal their doctrines with their blood, and nobly did they bear the trial. Schumacher says that according to traditional statements the following was the fate of the apostles: MATTHEW suffered martyrdom by being slain with a sword, at a distant city of Ethiopia. MARK expired at Alexandria, after having been cruelly dragged through the streets of… Read More

Confessing Christ is the whole of a person’s life, revealing outwardly what God has worked inwardly. It is the confession by word, act, deed, and attitude, what God, by His Spirit, has created within our hearts. “One tree is not a forest,” it has been said. So, one public act is not a confession of Christ. By Henry Mahan

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous, therefore, and repent;” (Revelation 3:19) ———————— The persons, the objects of Christ’s love here intended are not angels, but the sons of men; and these not all of them, yet many of them, even all who are His own by His Father’s gift and His own purchase; and who are called His church, and sometimes represented as such who love Him… Read More

When, by His grace, I know WHO HE IS, I better understand who and what I am! When I know WHAT HE DID in obedience and death, I realize what I cannot do! When I understand WHY HE MUST SUFFER, I understand how God can be just and justify me. When I know WHERE HE IS, I can rest in the blessed hope that I shall one day be there too! By… Read More

“I will feed my flock.” (Ezekiel 34:15) The only real food of the soul must be of God’s own appointing, preparing, and communicating. You can never deceive a hungry child. You may give it a plaything but still it cries. It may serve for a few minutes; but the pains of hunger are not to be removed by a doll. A toy horse will not allay the cravings after the mother’s breast…. Read More

True mourning for sin has a distinct and constant reference to the Lord Jesus. If I hate sin because I am exposed, I have not repented; I merely regret that I have been found out. If I hate sin because of judgment and hell, I have not repented; I merely regret that God is just. But if I see sin as a hateful offense against my Lord, and I see my sin… Read More

“For all the promises of God in Him are YEA and in Him AMEN unto the Glory of God by us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20) Our Lord has made many promises to believers. These promises are all in Christ, since only He existed when they were made and since He has fulfilled all conditions by His obedience and death. Therefore, all of these promises are “YEA” and in Him “AMEN” or so be… Read More

“And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord,” (Acts 9:1) manifested his unregenerate heart and hatred toward God. His relentless persecution of Christ’s disciples revealed his disbelief and rejection of Christ as that Messiah foretold in Holy Scripture. Saul, just as all sinners, desperately needed the One who commanded the Light to shine out of darkness, to shine in his heart and give “the Light of… Read More

The carnally-minded are quick to speak of temporal (thus, fleeting) things as “blessings,” but the true believer knows that “every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights” (James 1:17). Those things that men perceive as blessings are unimportant; read (and hear, by the grace of God) of a man who is truly blessed: “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin… Read More

1 Kings 3:5 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee. 1 Kings 3:6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given… Read More