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Monthly Archives: March 2023

“Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Sheh, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.”(1st Samuel 7:12) There are times when it is particularly seasonable and right to have remembrance of the LORD’s dealings in the past. Just as when you are on a journey you may on your way reach the summit of a hill, and you may look back… Read More

In the context of the many antichrists of these last days, all of the deceivers and many daparting from the Gospel of God’s free grace, the apostle John says to every true believer, “But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things” (1st John 2:18-28). The Holy Spirit is sent by the Lord Jesus to abide with and in every true believer, confirming the truths of the Gospel to their… Read More

“Sanctified in Christ Jesus.” (1st Corinthians 1:2) —————————— No doubt there are some poor, hobbling souls who are terrified almost to death about the doctrine of sanctification. They read, in the book of God’s Word, of the Spirit as a Sanctifier; but they are necessarily obliged to exclaim, “LORD, I am vile!” Sometimes we say respecting people’s credit, “Why, it is wrought quite threadbare.” Bless you, in some poor souls there is… Read More

“And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.” (Amos 4:7) How powerless we are as regards the rain that falls from the sky! Who can go forth when the sun is shining… Read More

“And he erected there an altar, and called it El–elohe–Israel.” (Genesis 33:20) After more than twenty years Jacob returns to the place he fears the most. His last memory of this place was his brothers oath to slay him and each step he takes he knows his brother is thundering towards him with four hundred men. But God has instructed him to go there and has also prepared both him and those… Read More

Jonah 1:1 Now the word OF THE LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, Jonah 1:2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. Jonah 1:3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence OF THE LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof,… Read More

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other, Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”(Matthew 6:24) Nobody can serve both God and money. No man can serve both God and greed. Debt is the number one cause of slavery and submission. The enemy of our souls through his world system is constantly… Read More

“O our God, wilt thou not judge them? For we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.” (2nd Chronicles 20:12) The above words were spoken by King Jehoshaphat in prayer unto God. Finding himself in a desperate situation, the great king becomes as a little child, honestly and sincerely pouring out his heart unto his God. Having come to the… Read More

“So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?And he cried unto the LORD; and the… Read More

“And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.” (Exodus 15:27) A great wilderness lay between Israel and Canaan; a vast unfriendly, harsh land that stretched out before them across which they could not survive without the presence and power of God. This wilderness is in figure a picture of this world. What they experienced physically all… Read More

“And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words of the LORD your God.” (Joshua 3:9) The nation of Israel has been brought to the brink of Jordon by the purpose and providential care of God. Before they began to cross over, Joshua has some urgent, necessary and encouraging words. He tells them to “Come hither and hear the words of the LORD your God.” Friends these… Read More

“The LORD taketh pleasure in his people.” (Psalm 149:4) He who made us His Israel (Psalm 149:2) takes pleasure in us. He chose us in His Son, loved us with an everlasting love, gave His only begotten Son to accomplish our redemption; He quickened, called and converted us, and will keep us unto the end of our faith, the ultimate salvation of our souls. I believe these words with all my heart, and this… Read More

Swift To Hear, Slow To Speak, Slow to Wrath – “Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.” (James 1:19) Throughout scripture, particularly Proverbs, the LORD tells us to be more ready to hear than speak. He tells us that a fool is known by his constant talk, while a wise man listens well, heeds counsel and rebuke, and “studieth to answer.” Fact is, we have a lot to learn and… Read More

Do you remember when God was pleased to awaken you from your long sleep, when you looked within and saw that you were all defiled, and full of pollution, and all manner of evil? Do you recollect how the thoughts pierced you like poisoned arrows . . . “God requireth that which is pure”; “For every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give an account thereof at the day of… Read More

“A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city…” (Proverbs 18:19) Though true, this ought not to be. What does it say of a ‘brother’ who remains offended though his brother try to win him, tries to reconcile, tries to restore the relationship and friendship? He must be a poor brother, a poor friend, a spoiled and pouting child who gets his feelings easily hurt and hardly healed. James said; “In… Read More

It is amazing that when lost sinners first begin to think about being reconciled unto God, that they immediately begin thinking in terms of what they must do for God or give to God in order to gain His favor. This seems to be quite natural to the fallen, sinful sons and daughters of Adam, but it is totally contrary to and in opposition to the free grace of God in Christ… Read More

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” (Ephesians 1:3-4) Perhaps you have heard the “Doctrine of Eternal Justification” either denied or defended. The arguments for and against this formally established… Read More

From the Scriptures and experience, I have learned that whatever is in the worst of men and women is in the best of them, and whatever is in the best of them is in the worst of them. In the very best and worst of Adam’s children there is a mind which is enmity against God, and there is in each of them a heart which is deceitful above all things and… Read More

While the religious world is up in arms over recent government policies and Supreme Court decisions. Let us remember two things. First, the “chief of all sinners” has no high ground from which to look down. The publican can never say, “God, I thank Thee that I am not like other men.” If we expect sinners to hear the Gospel they must hear it from a fellow sinner. Believers must never present… Read More

“And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.” (Exodus 16:15) When the LORD rained down manna (bread) from heaven for the murmuring people, they were amazed by it and grateful for it. It tasted of wafers dipped in honey; very sweet to… Read More

“A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.” (Psalm 91:7) When Noah was shut up in the ark, Noah and the favoured few, you know how they were tossed about, the rains coming down from heaven, the waters rushing and dashing below. The windows of heaven were opened and the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and… Read More

“Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.” (2nd Corinthians 4:10) It is in this earthen vessel, our poor mortal body, that both the death of Jesus and the life of Jesus are manifested. In the trouble, the perplexity, the being cast down, is the dying of Jesus; in not being distressed, in not being in despair, in not being… Read More

We are told in the scriptures not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. 2nd Corinthians 6:14Be YE NOT UNEQUALLY YOKED TOGETHER WITH UNBELIEVERS: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and WHAT COMMUNION HATH LIGHT WITH DARKNESS? 2nd Corinthians 6:15And WHAT CONCORD [AGREEMENT, PART] hath Christ with Belial? or WHAT PART hath HE THAT BELIEVETH with AN INFIDEL? 2nd Corinthians 6:16And what AGREEMENT hath the TEMPLE OF GOD WITH IDOLS? for YE are the… Read More

“Peter went out and wept bitterly.” (Luke 22:62) Peter had sat in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. He had walked on the water to go to Him. He had lived in the full assurance that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God. “We believe and are sure,” he said, “That thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God,” the words of blood redemption had gone to Peter’s heart from… Read More

I’ve never met a Christian who desired too much of himself; but I have met some who, for some reason or another, expected too much of themselves. I mean this: they look at themselves, at the old Adamic nature, and expect to see it improving, getting better or more holy, but that shall never be! If, indeed, one looks at himself and feels progressively cleaner, purer, and holier, he isn’t “growing in… Read More

“Have ye never read?” (Matthew 21:16) THE Lord Jesus Christ posed this question (indictment) to the religious leaders of His day . . .“Have ye never read?” These men took pride in their supposed knowledge of Scripture but proved they did not know It all, for they did not know the Christ of Whom the scriptures were written. The same question, or indictment, needs to be leveled at our generation, “Have ye never… Read More

“O come, Let us Worship.” (Psalm 95:6) The Holy Spirit of God through David is exhorting all of God’s people to Come and worship. “O COME, let us sing unto the LORD” (Psalm 95:1) . . . “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving” (Psalm 95:2) . . . “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our Maker” (Psalm 95:6). WHY. . . would the people of… Read More

“Enter ye in at the strait gate…Strait is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:13) “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” (Luke 13:24) The words above were spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ. And He said in another place, “I am the way, and the… Read More

I am sure that some who lived in the days of our Lord’s visitation to earth, and many who heard the gospel from the apostles and the faithful preachers who followed them, could tell you the exact day they met the risen Redeemer and bowed to His sovereign rule. I have never felt that it was important for a person to be able to tell when he was saved, but rather that… Read More

“Having a desire to depart and be with Christ; which is far better.” (Philippians 1:23) Do you have a desire to be with Christ? Those who truly know and love the Lord Jesus Christ desire to be with Him both now on earth, and someday in Heaven. This relationship with the Lord is likened to marriage (Ephesians 5:32). That couple who truly loves one another, loves to be together, loves the company of the… Read More

“…with reverence and godly fear.” (Hebrews 12:28) O that my poor soul may ever be favoured with godly fear in sweet exercise, that my soul may live and serve God with reverence and godly fear; for our God is a consuming fire and that I may ever be preserved from revenge; for the LORD saith, “Vengeance is Mine, and I will repay.” O what a sweet companion is godly fear: “The fear… Read More

“Whose glory is in their shame.” (Philippians 3:19) “It is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.” (Ephesians 5:12) The people of this world sin without shame and even glory in their sins. God forbid that the people of God should ever think of sin without shame. Let not the preacher or people preach about it, talk about it, or admit it . …. Read More

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (John 17:3) How many are anxious to know what is the way of salvation, how eternal life is to be obtained, and how to “flee from the wrath to come.” But the Lord Jesus has shewn in one short sentence in what eternal life consists, that it is in the knowledge of the “only true… Read More

“A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.” (Proverbs 12:10) Someone once said that ‘when the Lord saves a fellow, even the old hound dog will know it.’ That man who has truly received mercy and grace from the LORD becomes a merciful and gracious man. Realizing how good the LORD has been to him, who before was no better than a beast,… Read More

In a very short time for some of us, not very long for any of us, and it could be today for all of us!…we are going to be called to stand before God, our sovereign Creator and holy Judge. In that solemn hour those things which most men hold closest to their hearts will be of no importance whatsoever. In that hour a thousand dollar bill will be as a mere… Read More

“That good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2) God’s will is “perfect”. In it, there is no spot, no stain, no weakness, no error, no instability. It is and indeed must necessarily be as perfect as God Himself; for it emanates from Him who is all perfection; and is a discovery of His mind and character. But when God’s perfect will sets itself against our flesh, thwarts our dearest hopes,… Read More

“The life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God.” (Galatians 2:20) There is no way except by being spiritually immersed into Christ’s death and life that we can ever get a victory over our besetting sins. If, on the one hand, we have a view of a suffering Christ, and thus become immersed into His sufferings and death, the feeling, while it… Read More

“And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” (Romans 8:10) We want two things in lively operation; a spiritual death and a spiritual life. We want death put upon the flesh, upon sin, upon everything which is ungodly, that it may not reign or rule; and we want also the communication and maintenance of a divine life which shall act… Read More

WHEN did the Lord first begin to deal with my soul? WHEN, exactly, did I first begin to believe? At what point in time did I actually become a Christian—a child of God? I gave up trying to answer these questions a long time ago, as being totally unimportant. George Whitefield once said, “I have heard of a person who was in a company with fourteen ministers of the gospel, some of… Read More

The vast majority of preachers in our day, while claiming to believe that “Salvation is of the LORD” (Jonah 2:9), actually preach that sinners save themselves. They clearly and boldly proclaim that the Holy Father loves all sinners and wills their salvation; that the eternal and incarnate Son of God loves and died to save all sinners; and that God the Holy Spirit is striving to save all sinners. Consequently, they declare… Read More

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” (1st Timothy 1:15) Faithful sayings ought to be faithfully delivered; and if those who profess to be the servants of God would faithfully deliver this saying, “that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners,” we should hear no more about His offering them salvation, or proposing salvation… Read More

Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall overcome them, and kill them. Revelation 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. Revelation 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three… Read More

The “things which are most surely believed among us” are the warp and woof of Scripture, and have been made precious to us by the teaching of the Holy Spirit. If we thus hold them, we cannot unite with those who deny them. John Hazelton

“There shall be showers of blessing.” (Ezekiel 34:26) The other day I was feeling so down, so full of sorrow, doubt, fear, worry. . . with my head hanging down. Then I lifted up my head and looked outside . . . the gentle rain was falling, the blessed water of this life was coming down, watering the earth, filling the pools; sweet, refreshing rain . . . while I was mourning… Read More

“Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.” (Luke 22:28) Satan brought all his artillery to bear upon the Son of God. He was permitted to try him to the utmost. It was the purpose of God, that his wellbeloved Son should be tempted like as we are; and if you are God’s, not a single temptation has beset you which did not beset the LORD of life and glory…. Read More

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matthew 6:21) Your treasure may not be the same as your neighbor’s, but my friend, it is yours whether you actually possess it or not—because you love it! Because your heart is set or fixed upon it. Whether it be things in heaven or things in earth, the heart going out to grasp and embrace them makes those things your treasure. If… Read More

“For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Romans 10:11) A child of God may be often deeply exercised whether he has any faith at all; for when he reads what faith has done and can do, and sees and feels how little it has done for him, he is seized with doubts and fears whether he has ever been blessed with the faith of God’s elect. This makes… Read More

The LORD sends trials and afflictions to every single child of God. He sends them because He loves them and sends them for many reasons. Here are a few. 1. For The Glory of God God proves Himself to His people during their trials. He proves His Word, proves His promises, proves His presence, proves His power, proves His love, mercy and grace. And His people glorify Him by enduring those trials…. Read More

“And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear?” (1st Peter 4:18) The righteous are said to be “scarcely saved;” not with respect to certainty of the event, for the purpose of God in their favour cannot be disappointed, but with respect to their own apprehensions, and the great difficulties they are brought through. But when, after a long experience of their own deceitful hearts, after repeated proofs of… Read More

“And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give Him glory.” (Revelation 16:9) All things were created by God for His glory. “The heavens declare His glory”, and all created things in the earth, the trees clap their hands, the birds sing . . .all things declare God’s glory as they were made to do. …. Read More

The gospel (that is to say, joyful tidings) is called the New Testament. Because as a man when he shall die, appoints his goods to be dealt and distributed after his death among those whom he names to be his heirs; even so Christ, before His death, commanded and appointed that such gospel, or tidings, should be declared throughout all the world, and therewith to give unto all that repent and believe,… Read More

It is a fine thing, when you are slandered, not to hear it. And it is a better thing to never reply to it. I have always tried to possess one deaf ear and one blind eye; and I believe that the deaf ear is the better ear and the blind eye by far the more useful of the two. Do not remember the injury that is done to you; try to… Read More

“Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21) It is a spiritual kingdom not a carnal kingdom, a heavenly kingdom not an earthly kingdom, an inward kingdom not an outward kingdom. It lies not in outward things, “but in righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17). The Kingdom of God is established in the hearts of chosen, redeemed sinners… Read More

Sin lives in the believer, but the believer cannot live in sin. In his flesh dwells no good thing (Romans 7:18). Instead, his flesh is as it always was: at the same time astonishingly corrupt and steadfastly self-righteous. But Christ has died for him, and that death has been imputed to him setting him free from the Law that revealed his sin, excited the sinful passions within him, and then condemned him… Read More

There is in every believer an old man, and a new man, nature and grace, flesh and spirit; and these are opposite and contrary the one to the other in their principles and actions; they are always desiring different things, and pursuing different ends, which occasions a continual war between them.  William Romaine

“Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people … Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.” (Leviticus 19:16-17) Tale-bearing emits a threefold poison; for it injures the teller, the hearer, and the person concerning whom the tale is told. Whether the report be true or false, we are by this precept of God’s Word forbidden to spread it. The reputations of… Read More

“The king‘s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.” (Proverbs 21:1) Every child of God knows that God is control of all things and that He works all things after the counsel of His own will and causes all things to work together for good to the called according to His purpose. (Ephesians 1:11, Romans 8:28) To know these things… Read More

“Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? . . .” (2nd Corinthians 6:14-16) This command is so plain, that it requires no interpreter. Righteousness and wickedness; light and darkness; Christ and the Devil; God’s temple and idols . . . What… Read More

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” (Psalm 1:1) We’ve all sat with them, heard them . . . the scornful . . . that man or woman who mocks, scoffs and ridicules everything and everyone (but himself). Scorners think very highly of themselves, their thoughts and opinions, but make light… Read More

Matthew 26:36-46 When Christ entered the garden of Gethsemane and began His last battle, He desired that Peter, James and John be with Him. The Father denied Him their comfort and presence. It was the purpose of God that He would fight this battle alone. He who knew no sin was made sin, and this was His cup. The scripture says that His sorrow commenced as He entered the gloomy garden. From the day of His circumcision, when His blood… Read More

“Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father’s household, home unto thee. And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we… Read More

“But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.” (Galatians 5:18) Many preachers and religious people in our day are saying they are “led by the Spirit.” They use this as a reason for believing as they believe and doing as they do. But this one thing I know, the Spirit of God does not lead anyone contrary to the Word of God. What these people believe and do… Read More

“Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” (Micah 7:19) When God takes all our iniquities with His own hand, and casts them with His own arm into the depths of the sea, they will never come out of those depths to witness against the family of God in the great and terrible day. Your sins now may seem to be all alive in your breast, and every… Read More

While it is indeed gloriously true that in Christ every true believer is “holy, unblameable, and unreprovable” before God, possessing the very “righteousness of God” by imputation, it is also equally true that in themselves, i.e., in their flesh “dwelleth no good thing,” bringing forth the same continual cry from all of them daily – “O wretched man that I am! WHO shall deliver me from this body of death.” Here is… Read More

“Beloved of God, called to be saints.” (Romans 1:7) The very word “saint” has become, through man’s perverseness and wicked­ness, a word of reproach and contempt. But God will honour it, let men dis­honour it as they please. God has put a crown of glory upon it, let men despise it as they may. There is no privilege or blessing that God can confer so great and glorious as to crown you… Read More

“Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” (Job 1:20-21) When we really believe the above statement and are confident that by the providence, power, and purpose of God “all… Read More

“Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb” (Revelation 19:9) The salvation of God’s people is according to His sovereign love, sovereign mercy, sovereign grace, sovereign power and sovereign call. The LORD of Glory, in mercy, love and grace chose to save many of Adam’s fallen race long before the world began, and in covenant with His Son and Spirit, gave His chosen ones to Christ to… Read More

“Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again.” (John 4:13) The seat of the “thirst” within man lies too deep for the waters of this world to quench. The “thirst” of a man’s soul is a spiritual one, and that is why material things are unable to satisfy. Earth’s deepest well may be fathomed and drained, and the needy soul remains thirsty after all. Men and women may take their fill of pleasure,… Read More

“O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.” (Psalm 84:12) Trust in God implies total self-renunciation. The moment that I trust in myself, I cease to trust in God. The moment I take any portion of my confidence away from the LORD and put a grain of it in myself, that moment I take away all my trust in God. My trust in God must be all or nothing…. Read More

“O that I knew where I might find him” (Job 23:3) What a mere shallow pretense to vital godliness satisfies most ministers, most hearers, and most congregations! But there was a reality in Job’s religion. It was not of a flimsy, notional, superficial nature. It was not merely a sound Calvinistic creed, and nothing more. It was not a religion of theory, and speculation, nor a well-compacted system of doctrines and duties. There was something deeper, something… Read More

William Gadsby (1773-1844) The LORD recorded the lives of many of His saints and in Hebrews 11 honours their memory. God honours those who honour him and honour His Son, and so I honour one of His saints in this paper. I love biographies, especially those in scripture. I love to read how the LORD saved such out and out sinners by His sovereign grace and power and what He did to… Read More

“Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.” (1st Peter 1:2) When we see and feel how we need grace every moment of our lives, we at once perceive a beauty in the blessing thus asked for in an abundant, overflowing measure. We cannot walk the length of the street without sin. Our carnal minds, our vain imaginations, are all on the look out for evil. Sin presents itself at every avenue, and lurks… Read More

“Out of the heart are the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:23) LIFE begins when the HEART starts beating. Life ends when the HEART stops. So it is with spiritual life. Spiritual (eternal) life begins when God takes away the stony heart, the heart that is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, and gives “a new heart.” (Ezekiel 36:26). There is no life without heart. The heart is the real man. The heart… Read More

“Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed.” (Romans 4:16) Most everyone would agree that there is immense need of salvation in the soul of all people. Just look around, there are churches and different denominations of religion everywhere. Surely, people are saying there is a necessity of salvation. The scriptures certainly make it plain that there… Read More

Preached on Tuesday Evening, June 1st, 1841, by William Gadsby in Gower Street Chapel, London, on taking leave at the Close of his Annual Visit. “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”(2nd Corinthians 13:14) If God is graciously pleased to grant you and me the sweet unction of the blessings contained in the passage read… Read More

“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if [there be] any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his… Read More

“The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them.” (Micah 2:13) When prophesying of His coming, Micah, writing by inspiration of God the Holy Spirit, called the Lord Jesus Christ “The Breaker.” Has He broken you? You will never know Him as your… Read More

“A Ransom for Many.” (Matthew 20:28) Here our Lord Jesus Christ tells us, in the plainest terms possible, that He did not die for everyone in general, but for many in particular. He says He gave His life a ransom “for many.” In other words, He tells us that His sin-atoning death was an effectual atonement for a limited, chosen number of people. We believe and preach without apology the great, glorious,… Read More

“And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.” (Luke 7:50) There are many who fancy themselves more theologically sound than Christ Himself, who cringe at the teaching of saving faith. They say things like, “faith doesn’t save, grace does,” or perhaps some even more crafty wording, fashioned to make the clear teaching of Christ better fit their preconceived doctrinal “position.” If you ever find yourself needing… Read More