Category: Conviction of sin

It Is Far Too Easy…

John 14:15, 23 “If ye love me, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS… 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will KEEP MY WORDS: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole…

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…

Sin or Disorder? The Two Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Sin or Disorder? The Two Are Not Mutually Exclusive Curt Wildy All sin amounts to sickness and disorder in the spiritual sense; hence the common term sin-sick souls. We read in Isaiah 1:4-6 (italics added) “Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the…

Every One That Is Godly – Part Two

EVERY ONE THAT IS GODLY Part Two 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 Return…

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…

Nearness To The Cross

Nearness To The Cross A Sermon By William Jay Preached in 1832 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the [wife] of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy…

“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…

Some Thoughts On Balance and Maturity (Part One)

Some Thoughts On Balance and Maturity Not As One Who Has Arrived But As One Desiring To Be Led More Deeply In The Way I. THE CHRISTIAN’S OBEDIENCE TO THE WILL OF GOD After the inner man, the Christian absolutely desires to be obedient to all of the exhortations, commands, and verbal imperatives of God.…

Charity, Christ, and the Benefit of the Doubt

Charity, Christ, and the Benefit of the Doubt Or Else: Judge, Jury, and (Ministry/Character) Executioner Hard Lessons Learned; Hard Lessons Still Learning Months back, I left Facebook mainly because of a growing, and powerful, sense of contention, arguing doctrine for doctrine’s sake, a spirit of judgmentalism and condemnation, and due to an increasing sense of…