Test All Things

“And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church.” (Ephesians 1:22) —————————— In putting all things under Christ’s feet, God...

What is the exact meaning of the word disciple? It means properly a learner, one who is under a teacher, whose submissive and devoted pupil he has become, and from whom...

“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...

Pardon for the Greatest of Sinners ———— Psalm 25:11 For thy name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity; for it is great. ———— It is evident by some passages in this...

We live in a time of great technological advancement. Companies are constantly churning out new products that are hailed as smarter, more advanced, and more innovative. And in many ways we...

The child of God must face all the afflictions that is common to the whole human race. We are not immune to family, health, financial and social problems. We all have...

I know that nothing we can do or say will alter the purpose of God. Those whom He has chosen in His blessed Son will be saved with an everlasting salvation....

There is every reason for the child of God to rejoice. We live in a world and a body that daily reaps the result of the ravages of sin, but not...

I have found that even the saints are prone to dwell too much upon things that discourage. At least this is my experience. It is good to be able to confide...

“Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4) ——————– Not all kinds of mourners are here intended; for there is the sorrow of the world, which worketh...

“If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my...

The natural mind assumes that every professor of religion is a true believer. While men may exercise amiable traits that lend themselves to kindness, sincerity, honesty, and spirituality, there is one...

“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...

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7) ——————– To speak of fighting as being “good” seems at first to...

There is a promise from God’s word that all believers will be tried in the furnace of adversity. “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”...

“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...

“So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell...

“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...

There is sometimes in men’s minds a kind of confusion in this matter. They are in a certain path, from which they want to be extricated; they are under a trial,...

As long as we are in this flesh, we will have misunderstandings among us, unpleasantness, and even injustices; we will feel that our rights have been violated and others have been...

“Blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.” (Matthew 6:6) ——————– What is the feeling of your heart toward Jesus? What is the solemn desire of your soul? That...

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength.” (Isaiah 40:31) ——————– How different the religion of a living soul is from the religion of a dead professor! The...

“The desire of our soul is to thy Name, and to the remembrance of thee.” (Isaiah 26:8) ——————– How sweet and expressive is the phrase, “The desire of our soul”! How...

If salvation implies a previous state from which it is a deliverance, then I say that it is childish folly to talk of being saved if we know nothing experimentally of...

“Look every man on the things of others.” (Philippians 2:4) ——————– The failure of most preachers is traced not to the fact that they do not have a pastor’s head, voice,...

When the Gospel is preached, there are two things always taking place (even though most are unaware of it). Some are being prepared for glory, others are being hardened. Some are...

When we become Christians, it is very natural for us to say to ourselves, “We don’t want to be second – rate, or half – hearted Christians, or prove to be...

I quoted this verse backwards to what it actually says, “We walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). Why I put this verse this way is because we sometimes...

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...

How often have we heard someone talk about being blessed of the Lord? Or some false preacher says, “God has a blessing for you today!” Most generally, when people consider their...

“Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister...

Multitudes attend (what men call) “church services” all over the world. Many go because it is a habit, others go believing it will save them. Many go because it makes them...

Nothing a soul does in this world honours God more than to BELIEVE HIM. God says, “For by it (faith) the elders obtained a good report” (Hebrews 11:2). Again, “But without...

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous, therefore, and repent;” (Revelation 3:19) ———————— The persons, the objects of Christ’s love here intended are not angels, but the...

“That 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....

If there is one great battering ram to pride it is this, who makes you to differ from another? Is there anything that you have that you did not receive? Do...

If God treated you the same as you treat others, what would your condition be? If God forgave you in the same measure of your forgiveness of others, would all your...

“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” (Matthew 12:34) Listen to what a man speaks of most and his heart is revealed. John bore record of Christ, and...

“But we think it right to hear from you what you think. For truly as concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere.” (Acts 28:22)...

There is a great deal of deceitfulness in sin. It appears fair, but is filthy: pleasant, but is pernicious. It promises much, but performs nothing. The deceitfulness of sin is of...

As long as we are in this flesh, we will have misunderstandings among us, unpleasantness, and even injustices; we will feel that our rights have been violated and others have been...

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.” (Jude 1:24) If a person tries...

“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...

Our Lord Jesus has given us freedom to come into the presence of God! Freedom as Priests of God to offer sacrifices of praise, thanksgiving, and worship. Freedom from fear of...

“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...

Unless the Spirit of God crosses my path and gives me an understanding of the preciousness of Christ and the glory of His blessed Gospel and creates within me a new...

I have never cared much for the term “reformed.” First of all, it is not a prominent Bible word, nor is it ever used to refer to God’s elect. They are...

The Cross’s Prescription Have you ever asked yourself what it means truly to be happy? We mean, now, TRULY full of joy! Do you know it? Is it your experience? Do...

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...

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...

“Let your moderation be know unto all.” (Philippians 4:5) —————————— This is the only time the word “moderation” is used in the Bible; and it does not have to do with...

“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...

The moment I try to imitate or copy the life of another human, I lose that which is an honour to me and glory to God – my individuality! I become...

There are many ways to waste precious time other than by evil living. There are: Books not worth reading. Television not worth watching. Thoughts not worth thinking. Places not worth going....

“It shall be well with the righteous.” (Isaiah 3:10) In spiritual things all your temptation, all your darkness, all your wanderings God will overrule. It shall be well with you. There...

“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 about....

“Let your speech be always with grace.” (Colossians 4:6) This is not just to talk about the grace of God, but our speech should reveal the grace of God. 1. Speak...

1. We have entirely too many fears for a people to whom the Lord has said, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy...

“For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:” (2 Corinthians 5:14) All ministers of Christ and all believers...

A warning given by J.K. Popham in a sermon in 1900 on the wise and foolish virgins. ———————————– “They all slumbered and slept.” Ah, there is much in that word of...

Our Lord said to His disciples, “Abide in me, and I in you, as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself” (John 15:4). It is true that a person who is...

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...

“Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.” (Romans 7:20) The entire testimony of God’s word, and...

“Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?” (Psalm 139:21) Ah, the spirit of the age is...

“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) The wonderful thing about our...

Paul, the great apostle of the Gentiles, and not a whit behind the chiefest of the apostles, in whom the grace of God was abundant with faith and love that is...

“Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in...

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...

Christ came to take away our sins, to roll off our curse, to unbind our chains, to open our prison house, to cancel our debt; in a word, to give us...

“…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...

“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...

“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...

This is an audio sermon by Rodney Kleyn titled: “The Commandment Against Slander and Back Biting” The scriptures that brother Rodney is preaching from are James 3; Romans 3:9-18 and Leviticus...

We live in a day of religious fancies. Ideal saints and theoretical Christians are found on every hand. “Rejoicing novices” abound; but “groaning veterans” are thinly strewn in these days of...

“Be anxious for nothing.” (Philippians 4:6) Wrrying is as definitely forbidden as theft. This needs to be carefully pondered and definitely realized by us, so that we do not excuse it...

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?...

Do you ever feel alone? Seemingly walking another direction from everyone else? Isolated? On your own? This is not uncommon for the Lord’s people. Sooner or later they will know what...

A man whose job meant that he had to travel far from his home during the course of two weeks, stayed at the homes of two friends, both of which had...

“But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing of himself alone and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden,” (Galatians 6:4-5)...

Those who hold to common grace teach that the favor and grace of God towards a person can be seen in the possession of material and physical gifts. Wealth is equated...

“See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.” (I Thessalonians 5:15) What is the purpose...

“In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is much trouble.” (Proverbs 15:6) ——————————— A wonderful antidote to covetousness is to recognize the...

There were seen, in a Manchester street, a crowd of lads, who were engaged in a fight amongst themselves. All of a sudden, a man came striding out of one of...

“And even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will...

I am an ALIEN of this world. All God’s Elect children are ALIENS of this cursed world. Have you not read the Holy Scriptures that this sinful earth is NOT our...

STAND FAST (Psalm 89:28) to the old Truths of God they will outlast all these philosophies! STAND FAST (Psalm 111:6-8) to the righteous way of living in God’s commandments they will...

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) Who...

“Behold the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the...

“When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.” (Jonah 2:7) Jonah’s soul was fainting because of the disheartening...

“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...

“Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared...

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...

“For Thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of...

“The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him.” (Lamentations 3:25) To dig into the meat of this passage let us define some of...

Mercy NEVER makes us PRIDEFUL! As mercy is given to THE HUMBLE, it has a humbling effect like no other thing on earth. Wherever it comes, it makes a man lie...

“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.” (Micah 7:8) Oh, the faithfulness...

“And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God.” (Luke 9:43) That God is omnipotent, or all-powerful, is a fact of which surely, all believers are aware. In fact,...

“And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” (Luke 12:15) Often we hear...