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Monthly Archives: August 2021

“So Manoah took a kid with a meat offering, and offered it upon a rock unto the LORD: and the angel did wondrously; and Manoah and his wife looked on. For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it, and fell on their faces… Read More

Sermon preached by Mr J. K. Popham at Galeed Chapel, Brighton on Wednesday Evening 22 January 1930 “The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knoweth them that trust in Him.” (Nahum 1:7) It is a mercy to be kept exercised toward God. To be realising from day to day our weakness, ignorance, sinfulness and liability to fall at every movement, at every turn, so as being… Read More

“And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.” (Genesis 27:34) “For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.”(Hebrews 12:17) I should not perchance refer to Esau’s tears… Read More

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.”(1st John 4:16-17) He is a God of love. His name is that: “God is love.” The attraction… Read More

Isaiah 53:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.  Isaiah 53:2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.  Isaiah 53:3 Incline your ear, and… Read More

“And he shall take of the blood of the bullock and sprinkle it with his finger upon the Mercy Seat eastward, and before the Mercy Seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.” (Leviticus 16:14) One thing that is most remarkable about the book of Leviticus is that it contains more of the direct words of God, than any other book in the Bible of equal bulk; that… Read More

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15) The person of Christ as God in human flesh is a marvelous mystery which we cannot grasp in its fullness and depth. But the Scriptures tell us that it was necessary that He be made flesh and dwell among us… Read More

The opinion of a day, or season of grace, appointed to men in common, supposes that God loves them, that he willed their happiness, and has provided for it; that Christ died for them to save them, and that the Holy Spirit works upon them with the same gracious design; but thro’ their folly and obstinacy, God’s love is turned into hatred, His purpose to save them, is changed into a resolution… Read More

“But we see Jesus.”(Hebrews 2:9) — I would call your attention to three things arising from these words. First, let us endeavour to describe the characters who see Jesus. Secondly let us take notice of the person seen — Jesus. And thirdly I shall make a few remarks upon the place where He is to be seen. “But we see Jesus.” I. — In the first place, we to take notice of the… Read More

“Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth…” (John 16:13) I often trembled at the fear the effrontery to hear people speak in trivial manner, “Seek the truth and the truth shall set you free.” This trite expression has become the slogan of the religious and civil society of today, to purport as an excuse to justify their ignorance. Truth is absolute in nature… Read More

“Therefore they could not believe…”(John 12:39) What a sobering verse of God’s word! A verse that speaks not about willingness, but ability. These Jewish and Greek people gathered at Jerusalem with the religious leaders were affixed to Jesus as He had just entered the city. Palm branches and shouts of Hosanna were heard around the gate. The eyewitnesses that saw Jesus raise Lazarus from the grave were there bearing witness of His miracle…. Read More

“Behold his bed, which is Solomon’s; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel. They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh, because of fear in the night.” (Song of Solomon 3:7-8) Solomon throughout this song very fitly personates our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom, as the son of David, king of Israel and builder of the temple, he was a brilliant… Read More

Were we to select a single characteristic of personal declension more marked than another, we should feel no hesitation in adopting the decay of the spirit of prayer as that feature. As prayer is the first evidence of spiritual life in the soul, and its growth in spirituality and vigor marks the healthy and advancing state of that life, so the declension of prayer in its spirit, exercise, and enjoyment, is strongly… Read More

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Hebrews 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.  Hebrews 2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Psalm 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Romans 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.  Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

1st John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  1st John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Jeremiah 31:22 How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.

Psalm 38:10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

2nd Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:  Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;  Romans 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:  Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;  Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:  Romans 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;  Romans 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that… Read More

John 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

Isaiah 18:6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.

Jeremiah 48:11 Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.

Ecclesiastes 3:3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;  Ecclesiastes 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Ecclesiastes 3:6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

Exodus 33:16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Jeremiah 50:6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace

Lamentations 3:39 Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?  Lamentations 3:40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.  Lamentations 3:41 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

1st Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Jeremiah 45:5 And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.

1st Corinthians 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;  1st Corinthians 3:13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

Proverbs 30:8 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.  Proverbs 30:9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Leviticus 13:45 And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean.  Leviticus 13:46 All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be.

Leviticus 14:14 And the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and the priest shall put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot:

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

Isaiah 17:10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:  Isaiah 17:11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.

Isaiah 62:10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.

“For she had heard in the country of Moab how that the LORD had visited his people in giving them bread.”(Ruth 1:6) Obviously the word that attracted us in the clause is; “The LORD had visited his people in giving them bread.” It is this term of the gospel that is before us, to visit. I shall endeavour therefore, to dilate on the word I hope we ourselves personally, collectively may enter the blessedness… Read More

Sermon preached at “Ebenezer”, Clapham, by brother John Raven, on Wednesday evening, March 16th, 1938. “For the Son of Man is come to save that which was lost.” (Matthew 18:11) One thing does sparkle throughout the whole of the record that we have of the ministry of the Lord Jesus Chris, and it is this, that He is kind to sinners. A sweet thought that has been to some of us, that… Read More

“And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.” (Ruth 3:8-9) Every Old Testament Book is a message about Christ our Lord and about His redemptive work as Prophet, Priest, and King. In other words, in the… Read More

“And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”(Isaiah 25:9) — I must declare, if I were to die for it this moment and to appear before Christ, that if any of you say you seek and cannot find, it is because you… Read More

Preached at Trowbridge on Tuesday evening, September 24th, 1850 – By John Kershaw. — “Even so, it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.” (Matthew 18:14) — Should it please the LORD, we will attempt, Firstly, to notice these “little ones;” Secondly, to notice that they have many times great fears whether they shall perish at last or not; and,… Read More