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Monthly Archives: September 2021

1. A good wife is the greatest earthly blessing. 2. It is the mother who moulds the character of her child. 3. Begin and end each day of married life with mutual prayer. 4. Let each strive to yield the oftenest ti the wishes of the other. 5. Never talk at one another either alone or in company. 6. Never reflect on a past action, which was done with a good motive,… Read More

First, the Spirit of the LORD God, which is the quickening spirit, makes them alive, quickens and animates them with spiritual vitality, and makes them feel the need of living water, which can only be found in Christ, who is the place of broad rivers and streams. So far as we can perceive any distinction between being born of the water, and of the Spirit, the Spirit first operates upon the sinner,… Read More

How sad it is mankind generally does not read the Bible, and if they do, much is discarded as myth or legend. The account of Noah in particular, seems to be the subject of much ridicule, often in childrens’ story books. But the Bible, which is God’s Word, is true from the beginning, and even speaks of these very people who ridicule this particular account. The Apostle Peter tells us: “For this… Read More

“In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.” (Ephesians 1:11) How far the opponents of the doctrine of absolute predestination will go never ceases to amaze those who love the doctrine of Christ. For instance, there is an idea afoot that says, “God has predestinated some things, of course; but there are some other… Read More

One of the most criticized characteristics of the King James translation of the Bible is the use of old English pronouns. Some unlearned scholars go to great lengths to make fun of thee, thou and ye. “Why not just use ‘you’?” they say. Yet this is one of the strongest points of the Authorized Version. In the language of the Greek New Testament and Hebrew Old Testament there is a very distinct… Read More

In one of the small country towns in Devon stands a Baptist chapel almost 200 years old. A recent visit left me with the feeling that on this occasion something was different. It was soon noticed that only two people were using  Bibles, the minister and the visitor, the latter having brought his own copy of the Authorized Version. The church has no regular minister, the services being conducted by preachers from… Read More

It has always been a wonder of wonders to me that the LORD should ever have set His love upon me, a stranger and foreigner indeed, knowing nothing of real religion at all. Yet I often used to feel that there was a real religion, if only I could find it. When a census was taken while I was at College and the question was asked, “What is your religion?” I was… Read More

This mountain, noted for its connection with the Deluge of Scripture, is one of great height in Armenia, rising from the extensive plain watered by the Araxes. Moses says that “the ark rested on the mountains of Ararat”; and in fact the mountain consists of two peaks, their summits distant in a right line about seven miles from each other; their bases joined by a wide level valley, which is generally supposed… Read More

Two parallel mountain ranges run across Lebanon from north-east to south-west, the mount Lebanon to the east. The fertile Bekka valley lies between, watered by the River Litani (the ancient Leontes). The average height of the Mount Lebanon 9,000 feet, though there are much higher summits on both. As seen from the sea, they form a magnificent mountain chain. To use the words of an earlier writer: “A most impressive signal of… Read More

The direct tendency of a “yea and nay” gospel is to produce a worldly profession of Christianity. Every attempt to render the gospel more acceptable to men, by softening down any of its offensive doctrines, is in itself an act of conformity to the world in the very worst form. The command of God is, “let them return unto thee; but return not unto them.” (Jeremiah 15:19) The offence of the cross… Read More

It has been justly observed that the woman was not made from the superior part of man that she might not be thought to be above him, nor from any inferior part as to be below him. So allow me to observe that she was not taken from his head, that she might not be supposed to reign over him; nor from his eyes, that she might not be supposed to see… Read More

On Dartmoor there stood a lonely farmhouse where a godly farmer lived. The whole family always went to the service on Sunday morning. One Sunday, there was a little girl who was 13 and who at the time was recovering from a cold, and as the morning was windy, her mother decided that she should stay at home. She was all alone in this big, lonely farmhouse. Some time after her parents… Read More

Preached at the old Surrey Tabernacle, Borough Road, London, Wednesday Evening, June 1st, 1842 – By William Gadsby. “To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God.” (Isaiah 61:2) Our text contains one part of the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ; and as a solemnly glorious minister of the New Testament, He was anointed by the LORD for the important work. And the two… Read More

Edward Hendrie, Author of the book, ‘The Greatest Lie on Earth,’ discusses the truth about the actual Earth we live on in contradistinction to what we have been taught all of our lives.

It is common for us as true believers to want to see some evidences within ourselves of our salvation and the blessed and powerful work of the Holy Spirit within us. We want to see genuine faith in Christ, true repentance and godly sorrow over sin, love for Christ and our brethren. We want to see a sincere desire to follow Christ in the obedience of faith as motivated by love, grace,… Read More

Preached by brother J. K. Popham at Galeed Chapel, Brighton – Wednesday Evening – 22nd 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 led… Read More

I remember when I was a boy, eight years old, I had a whooping cough very bad indeed for a long while. My mother was going to meeting one Sunday, and I wished a note to be written for her to take to the minister about my cough, which being done, I wished my father at the same time to go to prayer to the Saviour, for I used to read about… Read More

There is nothing negative about those glorious truths concerning God’s electing love and Christ’s particular atonement for the elect. Although men sometimes dwell on the fact that some won’t be saved, that is missing the point altogether of these glorious truths. Election and redemption do not shut men out of heaven who might have been there. It is the opposite! God’s electing love and the work of Christ on the cross bring… Read More

Most men and most women who fear God have a problem: there is at times something in their lives which they know is wrong, but they cannot stamp it out. Conscience troubles them. At times they lie awake in bed worrying about it. It may be something no one knows anything about but themselves. It may be a wrong friendship developing, or a liking for strong drink, or a failing to speak… 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 were… Read More

“The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.” (Proverbs 29:25) Man is naturally a sociable and a dependent creature. Society is necessary for man, even according to God’s word – “It is not good that the man should be alone” (Genesis 2:18). And relationships and positions in life bring about various communications between men, – inter-dependences – so that no man can really, practically, be… Read More

“The prudent man forseeth the evil and hideth himself, but the simple pass on and arepunished.” (Proverbs 22:3) There is a vein of truth and of experience in this Scripture which, if the LORD would kindly open to us, and apply to us, we should find to our edification; we should find it profitable. The way to heaven is very difficult. Christ has left no uncertain sound on this. He said to one… Read More

“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) “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) I should not perchance refer to Esau’s tears were… Read More

Substance of Sermon preached by brother John William Tyler on Thursday Evening, August 29th, 1974. “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… Read More

“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, Thirdly, we shall notice that these fears are all groundless. I. Our text says, “It is not the… Read More