AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“Jesus Walks Upon The Sea”

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When our Lord Jesus Christ graced this earth with His presence He did so as the God Man. There is no end of theorising and speculation by religious experts about what this means but we shall be content to accept the apostolic testimony of John who writes in John 1:14, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”.

Our Willing Substitute

The Lord Jesus Christ is fully and completely God and fully and completely Man. As the Great Mediator of God’s covenant of peace our Saviour subjected Himself to the will of His Father in all things, taking the human body prepared for Him, willingly subjecting Himself to the constraints of nature and the physical world, yet able at will to…

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A Transcript Of The Video Study

In our previous studies, I have highlighted the importance of reading the Bible against the backdrop of a timeline. There are three main divisions of a biblical timeline—the first 2,000 years, between the creation of the world and the birth of Abraham, which are focused on the Gentiles; the second 2,000 years, between the birth of Abraham and the birth of Christ, which are focused on the Jews; the third 2,000 years, between the birth of Christ and our present day, which are focused on the Jews and Gentiles. I have also explained the significance of the Jewish people—they have ended as a nation, never to be restored, but they continue as a race to this day. Well, this leads us to the broader question, What Is The Leading Message Of The Bible?

The message of the Bible can be reduced to a single idea—testament. Now, you’re familiar with the word testament. It is the label given to the first and second parts of the Bible—the Old Testament and the New Testament. Another word that is used…

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A Sermon Preached By Joseph Hatton At Smallfields, November 13th, 1881.

“And this is His commandment, that we should believe on the Name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment. And he that keepeth His commandments dwelleth in Him, and He in him. And hereby we know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit which He hath given us.”—1 John 3:23,24

We read in another portion of God’s Word that man believeth with the heart, and with the mouth makes confession of salvation. All real religion springs from an internal principle of holiness. There is a root, which Job calls “the root of the matter.” The offspring of that root may suffer a variety of evils and changes; but the root itself remains the same. That root is the love of God, the source of all real godliness in the heart and life. It is always the same, though we do not always perceive it in the same degree. That which springs from it, its desires, warmth, strength, and influence over the understanding, may differ in degree, while the substance is unaltered. This is clear; because a momentary glance from the…

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“The Urim And Thummim”

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“Signposts For Your Journey Through The Bible: Part 5”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:

A Doctrinal And Devotional Guide Designed To Lead The Lord’s People On A Journey Through The Scriptures According To The Framework Of Sovereign Grace.

• Bible Reading—reducing the leading message of the Bible to a word and a sentence
• Bible Doctrine—identifying the maturity level of a regenerate sinner according to the Spectrum of Sovereign Grace

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Dear Brother in the Life of all that spiritually live,—I have felt and do still feel for you in your late trouble; but, my dear friend, what a mercy it is that the real Spring-head of all our mercies ever lives, and that in his ever-living life he has secured our life. Hence his gracious Majesty says, “Because I live, ye shall live also.” Trials are really necessary, as a means, in the hands of the blessed Spirit, to make us look round us, and look within us, and look above and beyond us, to try matters up well, that we may see and feel how we stand before the Lord, whether or not we have any vital faith, hope, or love; and if we have, where faith is looking and resting, where hope is anchoring, and what object our love is really embracing; whether right arms and right eyes of a perishing nature are dearer to us than the Lord of life and glory; and whether or not at his bidding we can consent to…

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“A Changed Life”

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“What!” say you. “Do you think that a child of God, really called by grace, has anything about him that loves sin?” I am beyond thinking, I know it; and it plagues and tortures his poor mind sometimes till he hardly knows where to look. But when God opens to him a little of Solomon’s prayer, he gets into it: “What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, then hear thou in heaven.” There are some people that do not appear to know the meaning of it; they do not feel any heart-plague within them. Well, then, they are not…

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A Transcript Of The Video Study

In our previous study, I drew a sharp line between these two systems of teaching—Arminianism, which is deeply rooted in the philosophy of Humanism; and Calvinism, which is rooted in the sovereign grace of the TriUne Jehovah. Arminianism, as it has its roots in humanism, is the epitome of false religion; whereas Calvinism, as it has its roots in sovereign grace, is the essence of true religion. The question which therefore follows—are we to conclude, if Arminianism is the epitome of false religion, and if one subscribes to it, then he/she must be a non-Christian?

There are some who take a very strong and harsh view on this question. I know, for instance, of some Arminians who believe all Calvinists are heretics and anti-christs. But I also know of some Calvinists who believe all Arminians are false professors and pharisaical. For example, there is a well known Calvinist from the United States—one whom…

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The distinction between the two permanent covenants—the law of works and the law of faith.

Of the several covenants mentioned in the word of God, there are but two which we may properly call uncircumstantially permanent, and of eternal consequences to the soul of man. The one being the nature covenant with Adam and all the human race in him, having the law of works for its ministry; and which, through man’s sin, is called the ministration of death. And the other, the covenant of grace with Christ and all his seed in him, having the law of faith for its ministry, called the ministration of life, because it is the gospel of the grace of God only. And every man of the whole human race is under one or the other of these two laws; either by legal right and contract under the former, or by favor it only under the latter.

If a man by the Holy Spirit, and regenerating grace and favor of God, be under grace, and so under the law of faith, he is not, nor can he be under the law of works at the same time; even so the natural man being under the law of works, cannot be under grace and the law of faith at the same time. And a man’s duties and obligations, both in the nature and extent of them, are prescribed and determined by the law that he is under. The truth of this, I consider the apostle most clearly sets forth, by…

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“Jesus Feeds Five Thousand (plus)”

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This passage in Mark 6 and the miracle it contains has become known as the feeding of the five thousand for the simple reason this is the number quoted in the text. However, let us not forget Matthew enlarges this number by pointing out five thousand was the number of men and the total number was much larger. Indeed, the number could easily double when we consider, ‘they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children’.

A little becomes a lot

When Andrew surveyed the crowd then looked down on the five barley loaves and two small fishes his faith was tested and he sighed ‘what are they among so many?’ The wonderful answer is that in the hands of our Lord Jesus Christ they are more than adequate. In gospel matters modest is more and a little becomes a lot. Miracles don’t stick to the rules!

A gospel of broad horizons

It seems clear the purpose of this miracle was at the very least to teach the disciples a lesson about scale and scope. The twelve had just returned from their first taste of personal ministry and were clearly excited about what they had done and taught. But lest they rest on their accomplishments the Great Teacher was already opening to…

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A Transcript Of The Video Study

In our previous study, I highlighted four reasons why the Jewish people as a nation are the focal point in the Old Testament scriptures:

1. They are the lineage through which the Messiah would be born.
2. They served as the repository for the Old Testament scriptures.
3. They served as a house of gospel witness.
4. They are a parable of God’s spiritually elect people.

It is this last reason which underscores the distinction between two groups of God’s elect people. To better explain this point, allow me to increase the size of the timeline and align it with TriUne Jehovah.

The first group are the eternal, gracious and spiritually elect unto salvation; the second group are the temporal, racial and nationally elect which is only a picture of salvation. Do you see? The Jewish people as an elect nation are designed to…

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A Sermon Preached By John Kershaw At East Street Chapel, Walworth, On April 25th, 1848.

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee; he will never suffer the righteous to be moved.”—Ps 55:22

Beloved, without taking up any time by way of introductory observations, we will come immediately to the words of our text. And with the help of the Lord, we will, first, notice the exhortation and the promise connected with it. We are exhorted to “cast our burden upon the Lord”; and the promise stands for our encouragement, “he shall sustain us.” In the second place, we have a solemn declaration made, “He will never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

I. In the first place, let us notice the exhortation, “Cast thy burden upon the Lord.” This is an exhortation that will not suit everyone. For instance,

1. If we look for a moment at the careless, unthinking world, who are rolling sin and iniquity under their tongue like a sweet morsel; who are lying down in sin and filth, and wallowing therein like the sow—these are not burdened. O no; Gallio-like, they neither care for sin, their never-dying souls, nor the…

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