Test All Things

“Righteousness shall go before Him; and shall set us in the way of His steps.” (Psalm 85:13) —————————— The Psalm commences with a very precious declaration of the Bride’s confidence in...

A sermon preached at Salem Chapel, Portsmouth, October 21st, 1931 – By Ernest Roe —————————— “Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done...

Preached at Rotherfield, Sussex, December 27th, 1953 – By Caleb Sawyer —————————— “But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: Thou art my help and my deliverer:...

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my...

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10) ——————– By and large, the more a...

We live in days of great social change. Rapid change. Hardly a month seems to pass when some new law isn’t passed, or some movement appears to triumph in a further...

“A Psalm. O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.” (Psalm 98:1) ——————–...

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1) ——————– Brethren dwelling in unity with brethren is a good and pleasant thing. Believers...

“Deliver me from all my transgressions…” (Psalm 39:8) ——————– For an enlightened son of Adam, the longing of his renewed heart is for deliverance from that which is his nature —...

“Our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.” (Psalm 115:3-4) ——————– Let me ask: if...

“I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.” (Psalm 119:31) ——————– I know by soul experience that sticking to God’s testimonies has kept me from many...

“…I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.” (Psalm 40:1) ——————– Without Christ, true Godly patience is incomprehensible. When by grace the sinner is...

“Thy People Shall Be Willing In The Day of Thy Power.” (Psalm 110:3) ——————– God’s elect worship and serve Him with willing hearts. We willingly believe, willingly worship, willingly give, and...

“Remember me, O Lord, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation.” (Psalm 106:4) ——————– How is a man brought and taught to want...

“Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?” (Psalm 85:6) When the religious world talks about revival they mean an emotional series of meetings that will...

“God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.” (Psalm 62:11) The power of God is that ability and strength, by which He can bring to...

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10) The God of the bible is out...

“The LORD will give grace and glory.” (Psalm 84:11) Wherever the Lord gives grace, He in and with that grace gives glory. We, therefore, read, “Moreover whom he did predestinate, them...

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1) Have you ever slipped on ice? Before you hit the ground, you know you are in for a painful fall,...

“For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.” (Psalm 38:18) Let not these words stagger the faith of the believer in considering them as spoken by...

In Psalm 17:15 there is the following prayer: “As for me, I will behold Thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness.” David’s prayer there...

“Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalm 136:6) For someone to say to us, “But I will remember you,” conveys that we are held...

“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...

“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me.” (Psalm 22:1) These words spoken by David in his distress and trouble were prophetic of the suffering and affliction of Christ at...

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...

“These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before...

“Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people.” (Psalm 3:8) When a righteous God and a ruined sinner meet on a blood-splattered platform, all is settled once and...

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with...

“For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath...

Before we speak something in person or on the telephone or write something about someone, let us ask three questions: 1) Is it true? 2) Is it necessary to mention it?...

“The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all...

“…I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.” (Psalm 17:3) David here had a holy resolve. Perhaps he had been stung by the words of others or had himself seen...

“Hold up my goings in Thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.” (Psalm 17:5) How needful and appropriate is this prayer of David’s. The need for it is imperative because of...

“O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.” (Psalm 36:10) ‘Keep it coming, Lord!’ is the sentiment of David. He desired for...

“They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom...

“And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.” (Psalm 78:8) The...

“I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee forever and ever.” (Psalm 45:17) This psalm is a Messianic one, referring to Jesus...

So many of the Psalms of David in the Bible were written during times of deep personal distress. The Holy Spirit moved David’s heart to pen the Psalms after the hand...

“Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; Thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.” (Psalm 80:1) “Thou that dwellest between the cherubims” is referring...

“They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion which cannot be removed, but abideth forever. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about...

“Quicken me, O Lord, for Thy name’s sake: for Thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.” (Psalm 143:11) The word “quicken” here has the idea of reviving, animating, and...

“Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord, that walketh in His ways. For thou shall eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well...

“Lord, how long wilt Thou look on…” (Psalm 35:17) The Lord does look on all the affairs of men. In the judgments around us we see that He does look on....

“Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.” (Psalm 35:3) —————————— You and I stand on the verge of an eternal world, and unless God himself say to the soul, “I...

“As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried; He is a buckler to all those that trust in Him.” (Psalm 18:30) The Psalmist had full...

“Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” (Psalm 50:15) Man that is born of woman is of few days and full...

“They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the LORD in...

“Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death. Then they cry...

“Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. “ (Psalm 119:17) What a fund of true and vital experience is contained in Psalm 119! What simplicity...

“They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the LORD in...

“My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.” (Psalm 63:8) Did the question ever arise in your mind—how David composed the Psalms? Of course, the answer would be,...

“Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.” (Psalm 17:8) The Scriptures were revealed for the instruction and consolation of the church of...

“Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also...

“The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD,...

“Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be...

“The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in Him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.” (Psalm 64:10) ____________________________ I. In what way is a man...

“O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee.” (Psalm 36:10) I. Here we see the lovingkindness of God the Father in the choice of His people, that it originated in...

“For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath...

“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” (Psalm 92:12) First, who are the “righteous”? They are sinners saved by the grace of...

“O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from Thee.” (Psalm 69:5) This Psalm is a messianic psalm, one that sets forth the glory of Christ as...

“The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.” (Psalm 45:13) The King’s daughter is all glorious within: — In this text we believe the King’s daughter...

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee; He will never suffer the righteous to be moved.” (Psalm 55:22) With the help of the Lord we will first...

“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.” (Psalm 22:3) How many among you present have prayed that God might bless my speaking this evening? The Lord’s...

One of the most blessed truths God’s elect can ever be brought to see by God the Holy Spirit through the preaching of God’s Gospel is what King David so confidently...

“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb....

The psalmist asked, “If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?” (Psalm 130:3). The answer is – NO SINFUL HUMAN BEING. One of Job’s friends asked, “How then...

“But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for Himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto Him.” (Psalm 4:3) Who are the godly, and who...

David’s Sin and His Attempt to Hide It David the king was a man after God’s own heart. But David also had a weak spot for women. One night David could...

Psalm 119 is an amazing chapter in the Bible. It is the longest chapter in the Bible by far, containing 176 verses. People have speculated who the person was who wrote...

Every year the church of Jesus Christ celebrates a great work of Jesus performed in her behalf. Perhaps you missed it. It is what we call the ascension of Jesus Christ...

“But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with...

“Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.” (Psalm 63:3) To give thanks is the highest expression of the Christian’s life. It certainly means that we see...

“But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: Thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.” (Psalm 40:17) One who seeks to...

“There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.” (Psalm 46:4) These words are to be...

“Passing through the Valley of Weeping.” (Psalm 84:6) Every living soul that has been experimentally taught his lost condition-that has known something of a resting place in Christ-that has turned his...

A sermon preached August 9, 1840 by J. C. Philpot, at Arlington “Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word. So shall I...

“For in the time of trouble He will hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle will He hide me; He will set me up upon a rock.”...

“Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name.” (Psalm 142:7) —————————— It is not certain that David composed this Psalm in the Cave of Adullam, when he...

Preached at Providence Chapel, West Street, Croydon, Wednesday August 26th, 1846, by J. C. Philpot. “Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those...

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on July 20, 1845, by J. C. Philpot “And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. Deliver me from all my transgressions:...

“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...

“There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God.” (Psalm 46:4) I shall first take notice of the Church of God under the metaphor or title...

Preached at Zoar Chapel, Great Alie Street, London, On LORD’s Day Evening, 1848 – By John Kershaw “The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my...

“Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also...

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...

“God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.” (Psalm 118:27) It is very sweet and blessed to trace...

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquited within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my...

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on Tuesday Evening, July 20, 1847, by J. C. Philpot —————————— “Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.” (Psalm 35:3) —————————— If we take the...

“Serve the LORD with gladness” (Psalm 100:2) The only right motive for acceptable obedience and service to God is the assurance of His grace and love in Christ and the gratitude...

“When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.” (Psalm 126:1) This then is the word we must first look at; it implies something we...

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 10, 1845, by Joseph Philpot “I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.” (Psalm 119:32) I was endeavoring...

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on Thursday Evening, August 7, 1845, by J. C. Philpot ———– “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine...

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 4, 1844, by J. C. Philpot “The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.”...

Preached at Jewry Street Chapel, on Thursday Evening, July 22, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “But I am poor and needy—yet the Lord thinketh upon me…” (Psalm 40:17) There is one...

Preached at Providence Chapel, Oakham, Tuesday April 18th, 1864. Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the...

“The Lord preserveth the simple”. – Psalm 116:6 I do not understand merely by this simplicity any lack of understanding. Far from it. “Be ye wise as serpents” is the effectual...

A sermon preached on June 20, 1841, by J. C. Philpot, at Zoar Chapel, London. —————————— “We see not our signs.” (Psalm 74:9) —————————— This Psalm, from which the text is...

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on September 22, 1867, by J. C. Philpot “Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low...

Preached on Thursday Evening, June 10th, 1841, at Zoar Chapel, London, by J. C. Philpot “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him.” (Psalm 91:15) In the words of...

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on Thursday Evening, July 17, 1845, by J. C. Philpot “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope...

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on Thursday Evening, July 27, 1843, by J. C. Philpot “My soul follows hard after you; your right hand upholds me.” (Psalm 63:8) Did the question...

Preached at Trinity Chapel, Southwark, on Thursday Evening, August 1, 1850, by J. C. Philpot “These all wait upon you; that you may give them their food in due season. When...

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 25, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “Let Israel hope in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous...

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on December 21, 1862, by J. C. Philpot “You have showed your people hard things—you have made us to drink the wine of astonishment. You...

Preached on Tuesday Evening, August 3rd, 1852, at Eden Street Chapel, London, by J. C. Philpot “And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. Deliver me...

Today I would like us to focus on “Thanksgiving”. Do you realize that we are commanded by God to give thanks every day, all the time, for everything? To Whom Do...

Preached at Providence Chapel, Oakham, on June 13, 1865, by J. C. Philpot —————————— “He forgives all your iniquities, and heals all your diseases. He redeems your life from destruction, and...

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on November 15, 1857, by J. C. Philpot “O God, you are my God; early will I seek you– my soul thirsts for you, my...