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Monthly Archives: December 2019

“And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up therein, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there.” (Isaiah 35:8-9) —————————— Among the Old Testament… Read More

Substance of two sermons preached by Caleb Sawyer at Priory Chapel, Maidstone, Friday, April 19th, 1935 —————————— “Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered; And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him; called of God an High Priest after the order of Melchisedec.” (Hebrews 5:8-10) —————————— There is in these words a rich vein of… Read More

Preached at Rotherfield, Sussex, December 27th, 1953 – By Caleb Sawyer —————————— “But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: Thou art my help and my deliverer: make no tarrying, O my God.” (Psalm 40:17) —————————— Thus the Psalmist breathes out his soul Godward; and we believe that every one that is taught by the same Spirit will do likewise. The Psalmist confesses a truth that every child… Read More

A sermon preached at Salem Chapel, Portsmouth, October 21st, 1931 – By Ernest Roe —————————— “Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.” (Psalm 66:16) —————————— The first thing we have to attend to this evening is the Author of the work that is done in the soul: “Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what… Read More

“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” (Matthew 7:6) —————————— In the Bible, the word “dogs” is used in the sense of those who are accursed, those who are under the judgment of God. For example, we read in Revelation 22:15, “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and… Read More

A letter by Joseph Charles Philpot addressed to his friend James Fowler regarding experimental preaching – Stanford, April, 1840 —————————— My Dear Friend, I consider it the part of a friend to act as you have done in asking me for an explanation of what you consider me to err in, instead of following the multitude to do evil in spreading my supposed errors behind my back and concealing them to my… Read More

A law was passed in France in 1598 that granted French Protestants (called Huguenots) freedom from persecution. This is referred to as the Edict of Nantes. However, in the year 1685, the law was revoked, and the Huguenots were once again persecuted, as the government tried to force them to convert to Roman Catholicism. Although they were forbidden by law to leave France, many of them did escape to other countries. Two… Read More

I remember going up Duke Street into Smithfield, and a temptation darted four times into my mind: “What, a young man like you, to mope about religion! It is time enough yet! You had better not begin with it too soon! Wait till you are married; then you will have nothing else to attend to.” When I got into Smithfield, I cried like a child, and thought I was going foolish, for… Read More

Sermon preached by Mr. B.A. Ramsbottom at Bethel Chapel, Luton, November 8th, 2015 ———— “For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Revelation 6:17) ———— In the chapter before this (Revelation 5) we have a glorious picture of the Lamb exalted, the strong angel crying, “Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?” this being the book of divine… Read More

Before the 14th century, the people of England worked mainly in agricultural occupations. There were very few skilled trades and industries. For example, most clothing had to be imported from other countries, because even though the wool used to make it was from England, it had to be shipped to Flanders, France, and Germany to be dyed and manufactured. To remedy this, several successive kings of England, starting with Edward III, invited… Read More

God thus commanded JACOB’S seed, When, from EGYPTIAN bondage freed, He led them by the way: Remember with a mighty hand, I brought thee forth from PHAROAH’S land; Then keep my sabbath-day. In six days God made heaven and earth, Gave all the various creatures birth, And from his working ceased; These days to labour He applied; The seventh He blessed and sanctified, And called the day of REST. To all God’s… Read More