Test All Things

The Lord Jesus Christ “hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad” (Psalm 126:3). And what has He done? In the first place, beloved, let us direct our attention...

My friends, do you love to hear Christ lifted up and exalted as your all and in all? If you do you are willing to be made less than nothing and...

I was brought up amongst the sect calling themselves Independents, so that all my earliest attachments were to that people. The ordinance of baptism I was taught to believe was that...

The early experience of John Kershaw of Rochdale (1792-1870), taken from his autobiography. ———————————————- I had many inward cryings to the Lord before I began to go aside for private prayer....

From the autobiography of John Kershaw. ——————————————— The next place I went to supply was Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield. I set out on the Saturday, having fifteen miles to walk. Part of...

There is nothing in us, or done by us, that we can plead before the LORD for His blessing. We, in the matter of our justification before God renounce everything but...

A few interesting memories of an old barber in Chatham – By John Kershaw, 1865. “The Lord will provide.” The following circumstances will demonstrate this fact. Many years ago, being engaged...

O the everlasting salvation that we have in Jesus Christ! He is the same, and will be the same forever and ever, and the righteousness He has wrought out for us...

O the everlasting salvation that we have in Jesus Christ! He is the same, and will be the same for ever and ever! and, the righteousness He has wrought out for...

We will inquire who the “us-ward” are to whom the Lord is said to be long-suffering. They are undoubtedly the persons to whom Peter writes his epistles, including himself. Let us...

The spirit of liberty, gospel freedom, sweet peace in the conscience, pardon and redemption is all in Christ, my friends. And if we are blessed with these spiritual blessings in the...

By John Kershaw It will be seen from the following narration that when I first heard of “election” I was upon “Old Covenant” ground. One Sunday evening I went with my...

“Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures” (I Corinthians 15:3) The awful and solemn death of Jesus, His crucifixion and blood-shedding, is the pillar of the Christian religion, and...

The desire of my soul is to die rejoicing that God’s just and holy law, broken by me in thought, word, and deed, has been fulfilled for me by the Lord...

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3) Now, when the poor soul...

“The poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 29:19) It is Christ alone that is the Christian’s rejoicing. Paul speaks of it thus: “We are the...

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8) O the everlasting salvation that we have in Jesus Christ! He is the same, and will be the...

“The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.” (Psalm 18:46) The gracious words of our text set forth the glorious Person of...

From the autobiography of John Kershaw (1792-1870). —————————————————– My next-door neighbours were my greatest persecutors, especially the man’s wife. The enmity of this woman’s heart against me and my family because...

John Kershaw’s account of the early days of his pastorate. ———————————————————– After I commenced my pastoral labours, the Word was much blessed, and for some months things went on tolerably well....

We need the help of the Lord all through the wilderness. We need His help to enable us to keep constant and faithful to the profession of His truth, therefore the...

I hope never to forget the night the Lord brought my soul out of bondage into the glorious liberty of the gospel. It was on a Lord’s day evening. I went...

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8) _______________________________________ What a mercy, my hearers, that our Jesus, on whom we build our souls’ eternal all, is...

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3) God has blessed his people...

My friends, do you love to hear Christ lifted up and exalted as your all and in all? If you do, you are willing to be made less than nothing and...

Christ is our spiritual scapegoat on whom all the sins of His people were laid, and He carried them into the land of forgetfulness, never more to return (Leviticus 16:21-22). “All...

By John Kershaw On one occasion I was invited to preach at Keighley during the holidays in Whit-week. A friend was to meet me with a horse, on the road between...