In the fourth chapter of the epistle to the Romans when the apostle Paul is establishing the great doctrine of justification by faith alone, he cites two Old Testament Scriptures as proof that in all dispensations every one who was ever saved was saved by grace through faith, altogether apart form human merit. In the third chapter, verse 21, we read, “But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed—or borne testimony to—by the law and the prophets.” Those terms, “The law and the prophets” refer, not to individuals so much, but to the two …Read More >
Digest of the message given by Pastor Wiersbe on “Jubilee Sunday,” November 9, 1975, that commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the dedication of the church buildings.
“When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones? Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land.”—Joshua 4:21–22
Fifty years ago, when these buildings were dedicated, the pastor, Dr. P.W. Philpott, preached from this text. I have no idea what he said; some of you no doubt will remember. But the same word that was …Read More >
“Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? Or thy work, He hath no hands?”—Isaiah 45:9
This is the answer of heaven to a man who is contending with God. To catch the full import of that verse, I would remind you of the context. Isaiah, under the inspiration of the Spirit of God, is speaking of a day when a heathen king would be used as an instrument of God to deliver His people from …Read More >
I presume most of you have observed that there has been a very real revival in Spiritism during these last few years. The Great War through which the world has recently passed made this possible. This is especially true in England where there is hardly one home without its empty chair and where hearts long for fellowship with loved ones who have passed within the veil.
In his book, “Raymond,” which he named after his son slain in battle, Sir Oliver Lodge records the words of his wife, which he found written on a sheet of paper:
“Raymond, darling …Read More >
“Go out into the highways and the hedges and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”—Luke 14:23
There is a picture of this compelling in the story of the Good Samaritan in the 10th chapter of Luke. We can take this story, this good news, this Gospel to a lost and beaten world, and it compels men to come into the Father’s house. We are not to go with the law. Praise God for that, but we are to go and preach this compelling Gospel of the grace of God to a world that …Read More >
Address given by Dr. H.A. Ironside on his fiftieth anniversary as a preacher of the Gospel.
I want you to turn with me this morning, please, to the 25th chapter of the book of Leviticus. I have selected that you are graciously celebrating with me these days what you have been pleased to call my Golden Jubilee—whether golden or not, it is my jubilee. The jubilee is 50 years and 50 years have gone by since God in His marvelous grace gave me to trust Christ as my Saviour and then Jesus Christ put it in my heart to …Read More >
“Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”—2 Corinthians 11:14
In the course of a series of messages from the second epistle of Paul to the Corinthian church under the title “Blessing out of Buffeting,” most of which have been expository, we now come to this text which I cannot possibly pass by. It is almost terrifying as well as tremendously challenging. When seen in the context of the whole teaching of the Word of God and in the light of current events, it is a verse which exposes the true nature of the battle …Read More >
The message of last Sunday evening has led me to select the text I have chosen for tonight, as I want to say something more along the line of that address on “The Home.”
Text: Joshua 24:15. “As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” “…choose ye this day whom you will serve.”
These words, as you know, were spoken by Joshua, one of the greatest statesmen God ever placed at the head of a nation, and also a great military general.
Moses, the great Hebrew lawgiver, had led the children of Israel …Read More >
My subject tonight is “Bright Lights”—not Christian bright lights, but what the world calls “bright lights”—the “big bugs.” I want you to see how they go out—so suddenly, so surely. The switch goes off very easily, the connection is broken, and they vanish into darkness. They shine like diamonds; then they envy the sun, and out they go. Notice this verse in Numbers 16:2: “And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown.”
Here is a …Read More >
Take the case of Zaccheus. He was looking for the Saviour, and the Saviour was looking for him, and what a delightful time it was when they met!
This man was small of stature, and had a poor chance in a crowd. I can imagine the little man trying to get one glimpse at Jesus, and you can see him standing on tiptoe, but he can’t see Him, the crowd is so great. Then he runs on ahead and climbs a sycamore tree, where he thinks he can hide, for he doesn’t like to be seen looking after Christ. By …Read More >