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Monthly Archives: July 2012

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Gospel In A Nutshell” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Peter 3:18 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Thy Faith Hah Saved Thee” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Luke 7:36, and the audio is 34 minutes long.

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

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Christ Laid Down His Life For His Sheep” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 10:15, and the audio is 21 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “God’s Care For His Elect” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 2:18, and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “If We Say We Have No Sin” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st John 1:8, and the audio is 32 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Who Is Fit To Come To His Table?” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Philippians 3:15 and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Six Things Concerning The Son of God” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 1:1-5, and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Salvation Is A Present Work” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 5:23-29, and the audio is 36 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “At That Time, Ye Were Without Christ” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Ephesians 2:12, and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Effects of Sin” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 9:1 and the audio is 36 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “And Hope Maketh Not Ashamed” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 5:5 and the audio is 29 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Some Words of Hope” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 2nd Thessalonians 2:13-17, and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Whom Do Men Say That I Am” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Mark 8:27, and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Jesus said – “I Am The Bread of Life” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 6:31, and the audio is 38 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “I Am The Good Shepherd” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 10:7-10, and the audio is 34 minutes long.

As we have opportunity to preach or to witness to someone, it is not God honouring to tell them that God loves them and Christ died for them. The word of God and our Lord Jesus Christ gives us what we are to say, “except ye believe I Am He ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24). “He that believeth on the Son of God hath life; he that believeth not… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Obedience of Faith” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 16:25-27, and the audio is 35 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Jesus – The Saviour” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Matthew 1:21-23, and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Blessed In Him” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Ephesians 5:22-27 and the audio is 35 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Having No Hope and Without God In this World” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Ephesians 2:12, and the audio is 35 minutes long.

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

“Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” (John 4:34) The meat of Christ, or the food which satisfied His Spirit, was to do the will of His Father who had sent Him. It was God’s will that of all those chosen before the foundation of the world unto salvation Christ should lose nothing, but should raise it up… Read More

Nothing soothes the regenerated heart of a believer more than considering the mercy of God. Try to contemplate the depth of His mercy and I am lost in my inadequacies. How merciful has God been to me? The very word “mercy” has a sound of hope. It means to have compassion, sympathy, tenderness, clemency, leniency, charity, to yearn over, to pity, to melt the heart. O, the wonder of desiring that God… Read More

For thousands of years, whether in types, pictures or the fullness of Christ’s incarnation, the gospel has been proclaimed in the same manner. This proclamation sets forth the constancy and stability of Him in whom we rest. Because there is an unwavering consistency in the preaching of Christ, men have no grounds for argument or room for debate when it comes down to that which will be the standard for glorification or… Read More

The message of the Gospel is a very narrow message that encompasses the breadth or the span of God himself. It is narrow in the sense that Christ is its only object. There is nothing that I can preach from the Scriptures that will not find its beginning and end all redounding to the glory and honour of Christ. Any message that focuses on anything but Him misses the Gospel. By Marvin… Read More

“Thy People Shall Be Willing.” (Psalm 110:3) ——————– God’s elect worship and serve Him with willing hearts. We willingly believe, willingly worship, willingly give, and willingly do what we can for the glory of God. It is God Who, by effectual grace, makes us willing; but we are willing servants of the Most High God! Any worship, service, or gifts offered to God that is not done with a willing heart is… Read More

The Scriptures distinctly teaches us that we are not justified by the law nor is the law a rule of life. That which can only curse can never justify and that which can only kill can never be a rule of life (Romans 3.20). Both the Jews who had received the law and the Gentiles who had never had the law were now to be saved through grace (Acts 15:11). Not only… Read More

“Look every man on the things of others.” (Philippians 2:4) ——————– The failure of most preachers is traced not to the fact that they do not have a pastor’s head, voice, and energy, but they do not have a pastor’s heart! The failure of most church members and professing christians to be a blessing to family, friends, and outsiders is not that you do not have the proper doctrine, the proper moral… Read More

“Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?” (Psalm 85:6) When the religious world talks about revival they mean an emotional series of meetings that will win souls and get backslidden church members to rededicate their lives to an impotent Jesus. But the psalmist prays and asks the Lord; “Wilt thou not revive us again?” I believe we desperately need for God to revive us…to stir up… Read More

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10) The God of the bible is out of fashion in His own world. He is ridiculed, jokes are popular about him and His Son. He has been reduced to slogans and billboards and bumper stickers. His name has become a good luck charm, an insurance policy and whatever… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “What Makes Us Different Than Others” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Corinthians 4:7 and the audio is 29 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Now Is The Day of Salvation” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 2nd Corinthians 6:1-2 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Comforter” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 14:15 and the audio is 31 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Rock – Christ Jesus” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Peter 2:6, and the audio is 39 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “We Are Without Excuse Before God” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Genesis 1:1, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Certainty of The Death of Christ” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 17:1, and the audio is 33 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Who Is Running The Whole World?” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Isaiah 54:5, and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “This Is My Covenant Unto Them” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 11:28-35, and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “All Things Purposed By God” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Exodus 5 and the audio is 38 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Christ – The Surety of The Sheep” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Psalm 88:1-18, and the audio is 39 minutes long.

All my salvation — sin pardoned, my person justified and accepted in all the acceptability of His person, washed from all impurity, put among the children of God with an “I will and thou shalt,” and “kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation” (1 Peter 1:5) — is of the Lord. “The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him”, and His covenant is to make them… Read More

I can appreciate the ability of the learned botanist to give me the scientific names of the rose, the origin of it, the various types of roses, how and where they grow, and the number of petals, thorns, and leaves to expect on a genuine rose; but too often those who become overly entangled in these things somehow lose the most important things – the beauty and fragrance of the rose! I… Read More

Most of us don’t know God well enough to trust Him. Are you persuaded that God has complete control in reference to the things which excite our anxiety? Are you persuaded that He will use this control in the best way as far as we are concerned? If I am to cast my cares on Him, I must know Him to be my Father; I must know Him to be my Friend;… Read More

As long as we are in this flesh, we will have misunderstandings among us, unpleasantness, and even injustices; we will feel that our rights have been violated and others have been wrong in what they have said and done. What is to be our attitude? It is to be twofold: “FORBEARING one another and FORGIVING one another.” (Colossians 3:13) To FORBEAR is to control our emotions, surrendering our rights for the time… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Don Bell titled: “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery” The scripture text that brother Don is preaching from is Matthew 5:27-32, and the audio is 40 minutes long.

Which exalts Christ more? Which demonstrates more the value and efficacy of Christ’s atonement: That which effectually secures the actual salvation of every one for whom it was made – OR – that which ends in the great majority of those for whom He shed His precious blood being eternally punished in hell? Surely none with any spiritual discernment can fail to see which view is more glorifying to the Redeemer. And… Read More

The believer is perfect in Christ, but in himself is a poor, feeble creature, ever liable to fall. Oh, the blessedness of having One who can manage all his affairs for him at the right hand of the Majesty in the Heavens: One who upholds him continually by the right hand of His righteousness: One who will never let him go: One who is able to save to the uttermost: One who… Read More

The sovereignty of God may be defined as the exercise of His supremacy. Being infinitely elevated above the highest creature, He is the Most High, Lord of heaven and earth. Subject to none, influenced by none, absolutely independent; God does as He pleases, only as He pleases, always as He pleases. None can thwart Him, none can hinder Him. So His own Word expressly declares: “My counsel shall stand, and I will… Read More

It matters what a man believes about Christ: who He is, what He has done, and where He is now is absolutely necessary to a man’s hope. If Christ is not God, then He is less than God: anything less than God is not holy. Anything that is not holy, God is not pleased with, and anything that God is not pleased with is under His condemnation. If Christ has not satisfied… Read More

There is a time when a believer can reflect on the marvel of a God who is his confidence. Just to behold Him who is indescribable and to have the soul flooded with a peace that passes all understanding — that is good. We are prone to frivolous thinking that completely bypasses that which is weighty, that which is forever. When a man has been led to the rock that is higher… Read More

When I behold the beauty in nature, I can confess the existence of God. The wonder of the Almighty handiwork is displayed in myriad examples of beauty. Breathtaking sunsets, awe inspiring oceans, and picturesque displays of starlit nights give merely a hint of His wonderful power, but oh, what nature conceals. True, it manifests His power, tells of His wisdom, and exhibits His immutability. But what about His justice, His holiness, His… 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

“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” (Matthew 12:34) Listen to what a man speaks of most and his heart is revealed. John bore record of Christ, and his record was what God the Spirit had taught him. Great swelling words of religion easily fill the mouth of the unregenerate heart, but that which finds its source and focus in Christ only, bears record of a new creation. By… Read More

“So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.” (Jonah 1:6) —————————— Jonah is a perfect picture of a man who is spiritually asleep, hiding in his own security, thinking that all is well, and never realizing the eminent storm of God’s judgment that is already upon him…. Read More

“Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.” (2 Kings 5:1) All the good that could be said about this man was overshadowed by the indescribable horror of this disease. Providence, through the urging of a little… 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

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “A Great Mystery” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Ephesians 5:16, and the audio is 29 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “John – Preaching Repentance” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Matthew 3:2 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Justification” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 8:30, and the audio is 20 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Father and The Son Are One” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Matthew 11:25-27 and the audio is 39 minutes long.

“For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.” (Romans 8:3) ————————————————– Oh! wonder, ye heavens, and be astonished, O earth, this precious, glorious, Holy One of God, the second Person in the adorable Trinity, became incarnate; the covenant Head became incarnate, for the express purpose of… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “No Condemnation” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 3:18 and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Faith Is The Substance of Things Hoped For” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Hebrews 11:1 and the audio is 39 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Grace, Which Was Given Us In Christ” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 2nd Timothy 1:9 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “A Full and Free Pardon” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Micah 7:18, and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Demoniac Man Made Whole” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Mark 5:1-20, and the audio is 43 minutes long.

“That we should be to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:12) Everything our covenant God has done in time for His people He purposed from all eternity to do it. He chose us before the foundation of the world, called us by the gospel in time, and will keep us till He takes us to where He is. We can ask “why” all we want, but the Word of God tells… Read More

“But we think it right to hear from you what you think. For truly as concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere.” (Acts 28:22) When men cannot refute our doctrine, or choose not to pay the price of being decidedly committed to the message of God’s free and sovereign grace in Christ, their only weapon is slander. One of the surest ways to raise suspicions… Read More

The Word of God declares that, “The children being not yet born, neither having done good or evil Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated, that the PURPOSE OF GOD according to election might stand” (Romans 9:11). Man, who makes a god in his own image, when he hears this blessed truth says, “That is not fair, God is unrighteous to treat people this way”. But God answers, “I will have… Read More

Based upon the Word of God, human nature, and from personal experience; I conclude that many people who attend “church services” are merely RELIGIOUS. The Lord said to a group of religious folk, “Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written (Isaiah 29:13), this people draweth nigh unto me with their lips, but their heart is far from me” (Mark 7:6). I believe most people are religious for gain,… Read More

“No man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” (John 10:29) ——————– Here we have final perseverance, and not just the perseverance of the Holy Trinity; it is the final perseverance of the Holy Ghost in opening the ears of the sheep; it is the perseverance of the Son in receiving all whose ears are thus opened. And it is the perseverance of the Father in keeping, through His… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “It Is Finished” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 19:30 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “By His Own Blood” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Hebrews 9:12 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “What Does Being Dead To Sin Mean?” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 6:2-11 and the audio is 22 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “What Is My Desire?” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Haggai 2:7 and the audio is 61 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Holiness of God” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 7:37 and the audio is 34 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “God’s Charge Against Us” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is John 5:40 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “Comfort To God’s People” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Luke 12:24 and the audio is 36 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Righteousness of God” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Psalm 32:1 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “God’s Gift To Us” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 5:1-6 and the audio is 30 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “We Are Saved By Grace” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Ephesians 2:12 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

“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

Here are some terms I constantly use in preaching the gospel. They are terms by which the works of God’s grace are presented to us in Holy Scripture, either verbally or by unmistakable examples or illustrations. They are Bible words, words that every confessing believer ought to know. Did you know they were in the Bible? Election – Predestination – Redemption – Regeneration – Providence Election Election is God’s sovereign, eternal choice… Read More

“…And lost his own soul.” (Mark 8:36) ——————– No man can describe the loss of the soul as he should. No man can paint this dreadful picture in true colours. You and I will never fully understand what it means to lose one’s soul until we pass through the valley of death and wake up in eternity. Then, and not until then, shall we know the value of the soul. The value… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Person – Christ Jesus” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Romans 1:1, and the audio is 40 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Sympathizing Saviour” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Hebrews 6:19-20, and the audio is 38 minutes long.

The Word of God declares that “The children being not yet born, neither having done good or evil Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated, that the PURPOSE OF GOD according to election might stand” (Romans 9:11). Man, who makes a god in his own image, when he hears this blessed truth says, “That is not fair, God is unrighteous to treat people this way”. But God answers, “I will have… Read More

“God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.” (Psalm 62:11) The power of God is that ability and strength, by which He can bring to pass whatsoever He pleases. It is His power that gives life and action to what He has purposed from the foundation of the world. How vain would the will of God be without power to carry it out? Without His power… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “What Manner of Man Is This?” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is Matthew 8:27 and the audio is 38 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Scott Richardson titled: “The Natural Man” The scripture text that brother Scott is preaching from is 1st Corinthians 2:14 and the audio is 31 minutes long.