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Monthly Archives: January 2020

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

Nobody knows, nor can know, but those who feel and enjoy it, the noble, glorious, and infinite satisfaction that God supplied the souls of His people with. I have been twenty-five years in His service; and, notwithstanding the sore trials … yet to this day (I am) more happy than all that ever set themselves against me. (William Huntington)

Preached on Tuesday Evening, Sept. 13th, 1838, in Jewry Street Chapel, London, on Behalf of the Aged Pilgrims’ Friend Society – By William Gadsby. —————————— “The Lord hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad.” (Psalm 126:3) —————————— There are three things in the great mysteries of salvation that many professors of religion seem almost alarmed at. One is that God really saves sinners. If a minister of Jesus Christ… Read More

“But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.” (Psalm 86:15) —————————— Men and Brethren,–Through the mercy of the Lord, we have arrived at the commencement of another year. Many are the mercies we have received, and many are the insults we have offered to the great Giver of all our mercies. If we are truly led to enter into our… Read More

Preached in Gower Street Chapel, London, on Tuesday Evening, May 31st, 1842 – By William Gadsby —————————— “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” (Acts 20:32) —————————— The characters here addressed, are the brotherhood; and the apostle “commends them to God“—commits them to the care… Read More

Preached in Zoar Chapel, Great Allie Street, London, on Sunday Morning, June 4th, 1843 – By William Gadsby ————————— “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ.” (Colossians 4:2-3) ————————— To be employed by the Lord, to be fitted and qualified by him, to speak forth the “mystery of… Read More

Preached at Bedworth, on Wednesday Evening, August 24th, 1842 – By William Gadsby  ——————————— “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.” (Isaiah 26:20) ——————————— Though the kind providences of God, I have enjoyed better health since I was here last than I have done for some years. But today a bad… Read More

Preached at Ebenezer Chapel, Deptford, September 19th, 1827 – By William Gadsby —————————— “Beloved, now are we the sons of God; and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that when he shall appear we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2) —————————— Most of you are strangers to me, and I suppose I am as great a stranger… Read More

What does communion mean and what does it have to do with crackers and grape juice? What about the Mass? We will start with the Mass. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Mass (of Christ) is the changing of the bread and wine into the literal body and blood of Christ. This is called transubstantiation and the real presence. When the priest raises up the round wafer, they say… Read More

“And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church.” (Ephesians 1:22) —————————— In putting all things under Christ’s feet, God has put also under them all things, events and circumstances. How vast, how numerous, how complicated are the various events and circumstances which attend the church of God here below, as she travels onward to her heavenly home! What an intricate… Read More

  “Church” …what is “Church”? “What ‘Church’ do you go to?” people ask. “I love my church” say some. “Look at the church” say others. Well what people mean is simply this. An isolated group of professing believers who have separated themselves away from other groups of professing believers in their area by use of their own building, religious traditions and exclusive brand name and NOT AT ALL referring in any way… Read More

When Christianity became corrupted, nominal conversions took the place of regeneration and the kingdom of the clergy began to rise. The nations professing Christianity had no love for the truth, and as for the Spirit they knew him not. The simple gospel was exchanged for a scholastic theology founded on the philosophy of this world and the wisdom of Aristotle. Then were universities instituted, that by them men might be fitted for… Read More

Titus 3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Titus 3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs… Read More

What but self-righteousness could ever induce a preacher to imagine that he belongs to a different order from the church in general; and what but pride of the very worst description could lead him to expect his brethren to call him “Reverend?” This spirit of self-righteousness and pride in the ancient scribes called forth the severest invective from the patient and lovely Jesus. He even notices their carriage and their dress. “Beware… Read More

The moral law is a chastening rod in the hand of God the Father, which He uses upon all the elect children that He has given to Christ, who are all of them transgressors of His law, being by nature under it, and children of wrath even as others; and guilty before Him: hence it is, “If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments: if they break my… Read More