Test All Things

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other, Ye cannot...

Swift To Hear, Slow To Speak, Slow to Wrath – “Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.” (James 1:19) Throughout scripture, particularly Proverbs, the LORD tells us...

Do you remember when God was pleased to awaken you from your long sleep, when you looked within and saw that you were all defiled, and full of pollution, and all...

“A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city…” (Proverbs 18:19) Though true, this ought not to be. What does it say of a ‘brother’ who remains offended though...

While the religious world is up in arms over recent government policies and Supreme Court decisions. Let us remember two things. First, the “chief of all sinners” has no high ground...

We are told in the scriptures not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. 2nd Corinthians 6:14Be YE NOT UNEQUALLY YOKED TOGETHER WITH UNBELIEVERS: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and...

“Having a desire to depart and be with Christ; which is far better.” (Philippians 1:23) Do you have a desire to be with Christ? Those who truly know and love the Lord Jesus...

The LORD sends trials and afflictions to every single child of God. He sends them because He loves them and sends them for many reasons. Here are a few. 1. For...

It is a fine thing, when you are slandered, not to hear it. And it is a better thing to never reply to it. I have always tried to possess one...

“Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part...

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” (Psalm 1:1) We’ve...

Believer how much time and energy do we put into thinking about tomorrow? How much confusion, fear and doubt is caused by our taking thought of what we are going to...

Every child of God is very interested in forgiveness. We should be very interested in forgiveness because we are great sinners. Believers love to hear the gospel cry that there is...

This topic is one of the most important doctrines in the Bible and a forgotten one at that. It is one of the hardest if not the hardest task a believer...

In removal of it, it is best to deal with God about it; for God is the great witness of our sincerity, as knowing all things; and so to be appealed...

When the Apostle Paul prayed three times for God to remove the thorn in his flesh, the answer which God gave him was satisfactory to him. “My grace is sufficient for you.” (2nd...

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5) They that trust in the LORD can never be removed from His heart’s love,...

“Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” (1st Corinthians 4:2) Each child of God has been given a gift or gifts by which he may serve...

The scriptures plainly teach that God is the first cause of all things. He does according to His will in the armies of heaven and among the inhabitants of earth. He...

Your attitude and personality in the house of the LORD and around believers is no indication at all of the presence of grace and faith in your soul. But rather your...

Most of us don’t know God well enough to trust Him. Are you persuaded that God has complete control in reference to the things, which excite our anxiety? Are you persuaded...

I am putting together this article in hope of helping any brethren who may be suffering from intrusive thoughts. By intrusive thoughts, I mean unwanted thoughts, fearful thoughts, thoughts that torment,...

God Commands Us To Seperate From Unbelievers. Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners. Proverbs 12:26...

Dear friend in the furnace, I was sorry to hear at Grove that you were so poorly that you could not get out to the meeting, nor come over to Grove...

The below is an extract from the memoir of Joseph Hatton who was editor of the Gospel Standard magazine for two short periods and a shepherd of Christ’s flock in Redhill,...

“I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.” (Romans 7:21) Are you not often a mystery to yourself? Warm one moment—cold the next! Abasing yourself one...

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) All things work together for...

“Wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.” (Psalm 130:5-6) Waiting on the LORD does not imply idleness on the part of the believer. His...

“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. Trust in...

When a child of God is renewed by regeneration, it is the spirit only which is quickened, the body remains the same. The old man, as it is called, the body...

Are you happy? Yes! but I am not without times of sorrow and depression. Like any human, I weep over loved ones, friends, sickness, death, and disappointment. But I sorrow not...

“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...

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...

I recently read that somewhere, years ago in New England, there was a day of fasting each month to mourn over the sins of the land. At last, some public official...

The reason for the misery which we experience in this life is sin. It is the cause of every ill thing: sickness, pain, sorrow, death and countless other things. If sin...

“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,...

“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...

“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing...

Without a doubt a world-crisis is at hand, and everywhere men are alarmed. But God is not! He is never taken by surprise. It is no unexpected emergency which now confronts...

“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....

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,...

“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...

“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall...

“But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.” (Hebrews 11:16) “For here...

“For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.” (1st Chronicles 29:15) If you possess the faith of Abraham, Isaac, and, Jacob—you,...

A true recognition of God’s sovereignty, will avow God’s perfect right to do with us as He wills. The one who bows to the good pleasure of the Almighty—will acknowledge His...

“…Ye are not your own.” (1st Corinthians 6:19) Your money is not your own. You may not spend it just as you please—without check of conscience—without restraint of godly fear—without putting to yourself...

“That in Me ye might have peace.” (John 16:33) Peace in self! That never can be found. Peace in the world! That never can be had. Peace in sin! God forbid any of His children should dream of...

How many poor souls are struggling against the power of sin—and yet never get any victory over it! How many are daily led captive by the lusts of the flesh, the...

“…and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” (Hebrews 11:13) Many profess that they are “strangers and pilgrims” here below. But they take care to have as much of this...

The English word gossip is not in the KJV of the Bible, but the concept is. It is found under the words talebearing, slander, tattle, whisper and busybody among other words. So, with that being said, we will define the...

“With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2) Learn to be patient, meekly bearing with the infirmities of Christian brethren. There is a time in our Christian...

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) The believer is heavily burdened with a daily conflict. This conflict between a body of...

Shall we quarrel with—these doubts and fears—these temptations and trials—these assaults from Satan—these workings-up of inward corruption—when they are, in God’s mercy and in God’s providence, such blessed helpers? If they...

“The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.” (Proverbs 15:8) There is a manifest difference made in His elect by grace and the...

“Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” (Romans 13:8) Apparently paradoxical debt of love! You owe it, you pay it, you...

Did you know there is a small weasel-like animal called an Ermine or Stoat which lives in remote northern areas of the earth. It is hunted especially for its winter coat...

There is nothing more common, in an early profession of religion, than for the enemy to watch the constitutional or besetting sin, and to work upon that, and if possible in...

The devil once said to his demons below, Our good work is progressing entirely too slow; The true godly people stand in our way, Since they don’t believe in the show...

The way in which we dress, may send an important message to others, of the kind of person we wish to be. For example, people who dress in a slovenly fashion...

Preached by brother J. K. Popham at Galeed Chapel, Brighton, on Wednesday evening, 2nd April, 1919. “The prudent man forseeth the evil and hideth himself, but the simple pass on and...

Most men and most women who fear God have a problem: there is at times something in their lives which they know is wrong, but they cannot stamp it out. Conscience...

“And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.”(Genesis...

“Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.” (Psalm 51:11) —————————— There is nothing more terrible to a child of God then to think...

A Sermon by William Tiptaft (1803-1864). ——————————— “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord...

There is more true religion, more vital godliness in a sigh, cry and groan, in a simple petition put up out of a labouring bosom at the footstool of mercy, than...

“But thou, O man of God … follow after … meekness” (1st Timothy 6:11). —————————— The last grace the apostle desires this “man of God” to follow after is “meekness.” And...

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (Genesis 6:5) —————————— I...

Some of God’s people are especially endowed with characteristics and providentially led through circumstances so that they experience the extremes of both joy and sorrow. Peter, James and John witnessed the...

“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...

Isaiah 43:1 But now this saith the LORD thst created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee...

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...