Test All Things

I encourage you to read and carefully study the parable of the labourers (Matthew 20:1-16). In it our Lord Jesus teaches us, as plainly and clearly as possible, that in the...

What do you know about the righteousness of God? Not only His personal and essential righteousness, but the righteousness and holiness He requires of all who would “see the Lord,” and the righteousness...

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” (Matthew 1:23) The mystery, power, and glory...

“Whosoever believeth that JESUS IS THE CHRIST is born of God,” (1st John 5:1) All who are born of God believe that Jesus is the Christ. The title THE CHRIST signifies anointed and...

“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4) Let us learn the meaning of the word “rejoice,” not just in doctrine, but in experience. There is always cause...

Concerning the character of God, what gross mistakes men make! I believe it is a mistake about the person of God Himself which is at the root and foundation of all...

“God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself.” (2nd Corinthians 5:19) This phrase declares the ministry of reconciliation which God has given to faithful preachers. It declares the AUTHOR, MEANS, SUBJECTS,...

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” (James 3:17) You...

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty...

When we truly realize that the Lord of heaven and earth CHOSE US in Christ to salvation, REDEEMED US by His blood, and CALLED US by His gospel, it will have...

“The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.” (Matthew 11:19)...

“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might BRING US TO GOD.” (1st Peter 3:18) How can I, a sinner, come to the holy,...

“It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.” (Psalm 119:71) Have you ever noticed how believers who have been SEVERELY tried under the...

The JUSTICE OF GOD is in itself a great barrier to the salvation of a sinner. Because God is just, our sins must be punished. Never has there been a sin...

The Apostle Paul wrote, “We are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:13)...

Do you remember John Newton’s story of The Three Wonders in Heaven? The first wonder was that he would see so many there he did not expect to see there; the second was...

“Let us therefore follow after the things which promote peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” (Romans 14:19) 1) Be careful to LOVE one another with a true heart. “Love covers a multitude...

If I truly believe the gospel of God’s sovereign grace and glory, I will not hesitate to be fully identified with those who believe and preach that gospel IN MY DAY....

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another.”(Colossians 3:16) Paul exhorts us to a diligent study of God’s word. This study of...

Some think that it does not matter what a man believes as long as he is sincere. The average churchgoer thinks that all religions are right. “You go to your church...

“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.” (1st John 5:1) All who are born of God believe that Jesus is the Christ. The title THE CHRIST signifies anointed and...

It is true that once a man is saved by God’s grace through faith, he will remain saved forever; yet the Scriptures are full of warnings to believers against unbelief (Hebrews...

1) Believers so trust Christ as to renounce every other ground of confidence (Philippians 3:7-9). 2) Believers glory only in the righteousness of Christ and count their own to be filthy rags...

What is saving faith? Over and over again Paul asserts that faith is “believing God.” Abraham believed that God was able to perform all that HE HAD PROMISED (Romans 4:20-21). Abraham believed God!...

“From Such Withdraw Thyself.”(1st Timothy 6:5) The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ produces a humble and loving spirit; but religion without Christ (even though quite orthodox) fills the mind with...

“For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.” (Romans 11:36) There is nothing more comforting to believers than God’s sovereignty...

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16) We are coming, not to a...

“Even To Them Which Stumble At The Word.” (1st Peter 2:8) The real offense is in the gospel of His grace! It is not His works but HIS WORDS that caused...

Those who are so foolish as to allow ANYTHING IN THEIR LIFE to cause them to renounce their faith in Christ and neglect their duty and privileges as children of the...

“Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who shall stand in His holy place?” (Psalm 24:3) THE ANSWER COMES, “He that hath clean hands and a pure heart; who hath...

“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.”(Ephesians 4:15) I wonder, if when we preach or teach or witness to others,...

Judas betrayed his Master with A KISS! He came to the Lord with evil in his heart, the price of a compromise in his hand, religious devils at his side, and...

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”(Matthew 6:33) Do not seek assurance – seek Christ! Do not seek...

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the...

True repentance has something to do with changing a man’s HEART! When his heart is broken toward God, his habits will conform to his state of heart. True repentance produces a...

There is not a preacher – living or dead – with whom you cannot find fault, either in what he says, what he writes, or what he does. Perfection is only...

1) A NEED  Men and women come to Christ because they need Christ! “The well have NO NEED…” (Matthew 9:11-13) 2) THE WORD  Faith’s one foundation is the Word of God. We have no reason to believe...

“He (the Holy Spirit) shall glorify ME; for He shall receive of mine and show it unto you.” (John 16:14) The Holy Spirit does not reach after something novel, new, or spectacular in order...

“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.” (Psalm 37:5) Some of you are having great trouble and are walking a rough way....

The power of God that quickened us and made us to live spiritually is, in the Scriptures, compared with that power which raised Christ from the dead. Christ died for our...

“God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. Submit yourself therefore to God.” (James 4:6-7) The way to overcome pride and defeat the spirit of envy, strife, and contention is...

“The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein.” (Psalm 24:1) Men live on the earth and divide it into countries ruled over by kings....

Some of you may carry a feeling of guilt because you have not put more pressure on your neighbors, friends, and family to hear and believe the gospel of God’s grace,...

All healing of spiritual sickness or natural sickness is of God. The healing of natural sickness is never accomplished without the power of God. Vain are the skills of the most...

“LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.” (Psalm 39:4) When we, by God’s grace, are wise enough...

Nothing reveals the true state of my heart, my relationship with God, and my understanding of the gospel quite like my daily, general ATTITUDE toward others, toward God’s providence, and toward...

To follow godliness without sound doctrine will lead to wildfire and zeal without direction. But to follow doctrine without GRACE and GODLINESS will lead to dead orthodoxy. In trying to avoid...

Peace without truth is a false peace! Unity without the gospel of Christ is a worthless unity. Let us never be ensnared by those who advocate a peace and unity without...

That God is able in His mercy, grace, and wisdom to make a way for our sins to be laid on a substitute and the guilty sinner to go free is...

Noah went into the ark BEFORE ONE DROP OF WATER FELL! If he had waited until the rain commenced, he would have been joined by thousands of false converts. True faith...

I can appreciate the ability of the learned botanist to give me the scientific names of the rose, the origin of it, the various types of roses, how and where they...

Some of our dear friends have been through some severe trials, and others are now suffering in heart and body. All of us wish to witness a good confession and maintain...

Confessing Christ is the whole of a person’s life, revealing outwardly what God has worked inwardly. It is the confession by word, act, deed, and attitude, what God, by His Spirit,...

When, by His grace, I know WHO HE IS, I better understand who and what I am! When I know WHAT HE DID in obedience and death, I realize what I...

True mourning for sin has a distinct and constant reference to the Lord Jesus. If I hate sin because I am exposed, I have not repented; I merely regret that I...

“For all the promises of God in Him are YEA and in Him AMEN unto the Glory of God by us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20) Our Lord has made many promises to...

When a person stands before a mirror, he sees three things–the mirror, himself, and other things which are in the room. When I sincerely look by faith into the scriptures, I...

Hezekiah removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for in those days the children...

Many years ago a young man delivered a sermon in a Welsh chapel. After he finished the sermon, he remarked to an old gentlemen, “What did you think of my sermon?...

“For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” (Luke 14:11) This is a mystery that natural men do not understand, only those who have...

What a person believes that our Lord Jesus ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHED at Calvary will determine (in that person’s mind) for whom Christ suffered and died! The Scriptures say, “He PUT AWAY SIN...

“Come let us reason together, saith the Lord.” (Isaiah 1:18) Most men and women want a religion that does not require them to think or reason! I have observed that the...

Having religion is one thing, but knowing and walking with Christ is different! Having religion the world understands and tolerates. But free grace the world neither understands, nor tolerates! Any two...

I believe I know a little of the grief that Paul felt when he wrote, “Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world.” I don’t know very much about Demas,...

“The wisdom that is from above.” (James 3:17) You can be sure that when our attitudes and words create strife, confusion and division, it is not the wisdom of God. Where...

1. Outward form is preaching, prayer, and doing! Inward worship is love, reverence and faith. 2. Outward form is a duty sometime! Worship is an attitude all the time. 3. Outward...

“Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.” (Philippians 3:13) 1. Forgetting my days of rebellion and unbelief is best for me, and everyone...

Any man or woman who claims continual, uninterrupted joy, rest, and peace in this world is either not telling the truth or has no connection with reality! True joy, rest, and...

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2nd Corinthians 5:17) If any person is in...

Some people use ‘the return of our Lord’ to promote fear in the hearts of their hearers, or to promote zeal and works among the indifferent, or to encourage the careless...

When a person believes and receives our Lord Jesus Christ, he is at that moment (in God’s sight) as if he had never sinned at all. I will go a step...

Have you ever slipped on ice? Before you hit the ground, you know you are in for a painful fall, and there is not one thing you can do to prevent...

We see so little true commitment, so much indifference, and so few dedicated people in today’s religious world that we may be prone to accept this attitude as normal. But it...

To receive Christ as our Lord is to bow to HIS WILL. To walk with Christ is to walk with Him, “Who worketh all things after the counsel of HIS OWN...

Christ is not valued nor His grace appreciated until men have a genuine knowledge of their misery, helplessness, and lost condition because of sin. When sin is sin indeed, then grace...

I wonder, if when we preach to others or witness, does the love of God come through? I wonder if when we write of the glorious doctrines of God’s grace, does...

Contending for the truth against the errors of modern religion is the duty of God’s servants. I hope our spirit is one of genuine love to all the chosen of God;...

“That they all may be one; as thou Father, art in me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in us.” (John 17:21) I know that there is...

To believe God is no small thing! It is the evidence of a heart reconciled unto God. It is the proof of our being weaned from our own works and deeds....

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) This is perhaps the...

“It is GOOD for me that I have been AFFLICTED, that I MIGHT LEARN Thy ways.” (Psalm 119:71) God’s ways and God’s Word are best learned by experience and in time...

“Grace reigns through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:21) The grace that saves the sinner is not mere pity and sentiment such as we find in...

I suppose when we tell men to “Look to Christ” or read “Looking unto Jesus”, this puzzles some people. One may say, “If Christ were in Jerusalem, I would sell out...

“It is GOOD for me that I have been AFFLICTED, that I MIGHT LEARN Thy ways.” (Psalm 119:71) God’s ways and God’s Word are best learned by experience and in time...

Paul called his message “The offense of the cross” (Galatians 5:11). Again and again he warned that the true Gospel of God’s grace and glory would meet with great opposition from...

I thought to prepare myself for great things only to learn that it was the rough voice in the wilderness He planned to use and not the polished preacher; it was...

Sovereign grace is God’s grace. And God’s grace is Sovereign grace. If it is not Sovereign grace, it is not saving grace. Sovereign grace is the truth. Sovereign grace is the...

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) This is perhaps the...

One of the main objectives of the ministry of the Gospel is to convince sinners of their sin and misery without Christ. Men will not come to Christ Jesus until they...

Pride is a groundless thing. We have reasons for almost everything, but we have no reason to be proud. Pride should be unnatural to us, for we have nothing to be...

The apostles and early believers were despised by the religious Jews because of the gospel which they preached. It was not because they were covetous or proud men. They were persecuted...

True humility is to have a right estimate of one’s self. It is not to deny or underestimate true ability, real knowledge, and obvious gifts. The gifted singer knows he can...

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the...

Any man or woman who claims continual, uninterrupted joy, rest, and peace in this world is either not telling the truth or has no connection with reality! True joy, rest, and...

“Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee.” (Mark 5:19) The Lord had shown great mercy to this poor sinner, setting him...

A “pastor” once declared to a friend, “I want you to know that I no longer believe in particular redemption.” When I heard this, I was shocked, but I was not...

“It is GOOD for me that I have been AFFLICTED, that I MIGHT LEARN Thy ways.” (Psalm 119:71) God’s ways and God’s Word are best learned by experience and in time...

“Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.” (Romans 15:7) When I have forgiven and forgotten every offense or wrong that I have experienced...

Blessed is the preacher who can shut men up to free and sovereign grace and yet lovingly, sincerely invite all men to look to Christ and be saved. Blessed is the...

It is not difficult to understand why natural men and women come to dislike one another, why their so-called love turns to hate, and why couples divorce one another and subject...

1. My hope is a good hope if my hope is based on the Word of God alone! (Romans 15:4) 2. My hope is a good hope if my hope rests...

The Scriptures plainly say, “He that believeth on the Son of God hath eterlasting life” (John 3:36). I plan to leave it right there – adding nothing and taking nothing away!...

“He (the Holy Spirit) shall glorify ME; for He shall receive of mine, and show it unto you.” (John 16:14) The Holy Spirit does not reach after something novel, new, or...

Noah went into the ark BEFORE ONE DROP OF WATER FELL! If he had waited until the rain commenced, he would have been joined by thousands of false converts. True faith...

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:21) Christ our Lord...

“If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest.” (Luke 12:26) ——————– There were several things that I was worried...

The two great ends of every believer’s life are THE GLORY OF GOD and the GOOD OF OTHERS! As we minister the Gospel, love and pray for one another, stand true...

You will sometimes hear of those who deny the wrath of God and preach the universal love of God for all men declare that what this verse in Romans 9:13 really...

Judas betrayed his Master with a KISS! He came to the Lord with evil in his heart, the price of a compromise in his hand, religious devils at his side, and...

“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” (1 John 5:3) It is more profitable and enjoyable to love than to...