Category: Hope of the saints

The Gospel Is Only Good News For True (Experimental) Sinners

The true Gospel is good news and glad tidings for true sinners; not for pretend ones, not for those in the legal/judicial sense only, but for true (experimental/felt) sinners. The true Gospel is not good news to half-sinners who confesses that they are basically a “good person” despite having sinned here or there. The true…

Every One That Is Godly – Part One

EVERY ONE THAT IS GODLY Part One THOMAS BRADBURY Preached In Grove Chapel, Camberwell, On Sunday Evening, September 16th, 1877 For this shall everyone that is godly pray unto Thee in a time when Thou mayest be found: Surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. Psalm 32:6 IF…

The Blessedness of the Hungry, etc.

The Blessedness of the Hungry, etc. The Gospel Standard or, Feeble Christian’s Support August 1835 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 The righteousness intended here is not creature-righteousness, worth, or worthiness, for that is as the morning cloud, and as the early dew it…

More Thoughts On Sanctification

Consider 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 “For this is the will of God, [even] your SANCTIFICATION / HOLINESS [G38 – hagiasmos], that ye should abstain from fornication. 4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in SANCTIFICATION / HOLINESS [G38 – hagiasmos], and honour; 5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even…

Thine They Were

Thine They Were Pastor Jesse Gistand Audio Sermon 05/01/2016 – 73m 04s John 17:1-9 “These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should…

“The Lawful Use of the Law” In Light Of Parallel Passages

The passages are modified slightly, always within brackets, for ease of identifying the parallelisms that exists amongst them. Please note the synonymous use of terms like “Word, Law, Commandments, Judgments, Prophesyings, Holy Scriptures, All Scripture, etc.” and also note how the words “reprove/rebuke/warn/correct/exhort” (in their various grammatical forms) are associated with that which is needful…

The Lord’s People Hidden

The Lord’s People Hidden By William Gadsby Preached at Bedworth, on Wednesday Evening, Aug. 24th, 1842. Isaiah XXVI. 20. I am about to read a portion of God’s Word, which I thought I could find very easily. Indeed, I thought it was in the 40th chapter of the prophecies of Isaiah; but I cannot find…

The Glorious Majesty of Christ’s Person (Part Two)

The Glorious Majesty of Christ’s Person  (Part Two) William Skelton, S.S. Published in The Earthen Vessel: and Christian Record & Review, 1846 – Volume II Return to Part One, Is there a conscience burdened sore with sin? We say, and say the truth, this blood makes clean, so efficacious is it in itself, that it…