Test All Things

Preachers today are licensed and ordained by “the church”; men of old were ordained and sent by God. Preachers today go forth armed with degrees and credentials; men of old went...

“Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? Was Paul...

There is a sense in which skills, techniques or abilities can be taught. Natural application of systematic logic reasons that if enough information is set forth, understanding will result and abilities...

Love…love for Christ, His honour, His person, His glory, and love for his people (for His sake) is the test of a man’s every action. There are many truths being set...

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...

As we have opportunity to preach or to witness to someone, it is not God honouring to tell them that God loves them and Christ died for them. The word of...

Lots of people search the Scriptures. But not all of them search therein for the same thing. The Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ declares that all who “search the Scriptures” should...

The message of the Gospel is a very narrow message that encompasses the breadth or the span of God himself. It is narrow in the sense that Christ is its only...

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?...

“…Lovest thou me?” (John 21:16) Simon Peter’s affirmative response to this heart-searching question would be evidenced by one thing — feeding Christ’s lambs! Two other times, the Lord questioned Peter regarding...

I found upon the vestry table this morning a letter requesting me to preach from a certain text, “Jesus wept.” The writer of that letter must know very little of the...

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...

“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...

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...

“Theological Seminaries, in attempting to qualify men to preach the gospel, virtually profess to hold at their disposal the gifts of the Holy Ghost, and to impart them to men for...

I have often heard it said of persons, that such and such an one has a gift. What gift, I ask? natural? or spiritual? For, I am persuaded, there is a...

It is a very significant circumstance, and no less sad than significant, that the very words “holy” and “holiness” seem almost lost out of the churches of truth. If the correctness...

“An able minister of the New Testament” is one that has received the spirit of promise, one that has felt and enjoyed the truths, blessings, and promises, of the gospel in...

The preaching of Christ is much more than making frequent use of His name in our discourses, or even talking of His wondrous love and work for sinners. The preaching of...

“And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that...

One frightening thing in the day in which we live is that there is so little preaching about the wrath of God and the final penalty for sin in most global...

“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” (I Corinthians 3:6) Paul humbly and correctly describes the necessity of our labor in God’s service and the necessity of God’s...

How diligently should they scrutinize their motives, who think of entering the ministry; for thousands have abused this Divine institution through love of ease, desire for authority and reputation, or love...

If we can throw any light on the word of truth, if we can enable our readers more clearly to understand, more firmly to believe, and more experimentally to feel the...

A preacher may have some understanding of certain aspects of God’s character, and he may even preach the truth about these particular attributes of God. However, until he understands and preaches...

Before a man can preach the spirit of the gospel, his life and conduct must be according to it; and most gospel preachers fall short in this respect. It is the...

What strange methods God sometimes employs in teaching His Children much needed lessons! This has recently been the writer’s experience. I have been approached by a “university” to accept from them...

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...

“Therefore seeing we have THIS MINISTRY, as we have received mercy, we faint not.” (2 Corinthians 4:1) We who have been saved by the grace of God have the greatest responsibility....