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J.C. Philpot

J.C. Philpot (1802 - 1869)

Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker J.C. Philpot in text and pdf format. Was known as ¬ďThe Seceder¬Ē. He resigned from the Church of England in 1835 and became a Strict & Particular Baptist. While with the Church of England he was a Fellow of Worchester College, Oxford. After becoming a Strict and Particular Baptist he became the Editor of the Gospel Standard magazine and served in that capacity for twenty years.

"My desire is to exalt the grace of God; to proclaim salvation alone through Jesus Christ; to declare the sinfulness, helplessness and hopelessness of man in a state of nature; to describe the living experience of the children of God in their trials, temptations, sorrows, consolations and blessings."

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A Believer’s Dialogue with His Soul
      by Joseph Philpot, 19th July 1868. "Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God." ¬ĖPsalm 42:11 What a proof it is of the truth and ... read more

A Compassionate High Priest and a Throne of Grace
      Joseph Philpot, July 27, 1847 "For we have not a High Priest who cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities--but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may o ... read more

A Confessing Sinner, and a Forgiving God
      Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 9, 1846, by J. C. Philpot "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from al ... read more

A Discriminating Ministry
      Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on July 11, 1869, by J. C. Philpot Therefore this is what the Lord says¬Ė "If you take forth the precious from the vile, you shall be as my mouth. Let this people return to you, but you must not return to th ... read more

A divine religion
      A divine religion By J. C. Philpot Our great desire for ourselves in personal experience and in all that we bring before our readers, either as written by our own pen or that of others, is a faith which stands not in the wisdom of men, but in the po ... read more

A Great High-Priest - Blessing the People
      Chapter Fourteen from the book Meditations on the Sacred Humanity of The Blessed Redeemer One important part of the ministration of the blessed Lord, as the great High Priest over the house of God, we have not yet touched upon. This is his blessing the ... read more

A Great High-Priest - His All-Prevailing Intercession
      Chapter Twelve from the book Meditations on the Sacred Humanity of The Blessed Redeemer We are now led to another character of our blessed Lord, as wearing our nature in the courts of heaven, for in the prophecy of him just quoted, it is promised that ... read more

A Great High-Priest - His Sympathy and Compassion
      Chapter Thirteen from the book Meditations on the Sacred Humanity of The Blessed Redeemer Having attempted, then, to show the nature and prevalency of the intercession of Jesus at the right hand of the Father, and how mercifully and graciously it meets ... read more

A Longing Soul in a Thirsty Land
      Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on November 15, 1857, by J. C. Philpot "O God, you are my God; early will I seek you¬Ė my soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land, where there is no water; to see your power a ... read more

A minister should not to be too sensitive
      A minister should not to be too sensitive by J. C. Philpot Mr. Isbell, both as a man and as a minister, was much beloved by his friends and those to whom his ministry had been blessed. He was naturally of a highly sensitive disposition; and if this ... read more

A miracle of grace
      A miracle of grace by J. C. Philpot Every regenerated soul is a miracle of grace. To quicken, to convince of sin, to bring to the bar of judgment, and thence, by pouring out a Spirit of grace and supplication, to the throne of mercy, to reveal Chris ... read more

A Peculiar People
      by Joseph Philpot, 1841 "A peculiar people." 1 Peter 2:9 What an involuntary testimony do ungodly people often bear to the truth of the Scriptures! What, for instance, is more common in the world, and among those who are lying dead in a profession ... read more

A Supply for Every Need
      Joseph Philpot, preached at Eden Street Chapel, Hampstead Road, London, on Wednesday Evening, August 16, 1843 "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." ¬ĖPhil. 4:19 With what confidence the Apostle sp ... read more

Acceptable Present to the Lord of Hosts
      Preached at Providence Chapel, Cranbrook, on Wednesday evening, August 19, 1846, by Joseph Philpot "In that time shall the present be brought unto the Lord of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hith ... read more

Alienation and Reconciliation
      Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on February 16, 1862, by J. C. Philpot "And you, who were once alienated, and enemies in your mind by wicked works; yet now has he reconciled, in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy, a ... read more

All the devil's tricks!
      All the devil's tricks! by J. C. Philpot Moving in our own comparatively narrow circle, and separated as much by principle as by precept and practice from the seething religious mass which, like a troubled sea, boils all around us, how little do mos ... read more

An Anxious Inquiry and a Gracious Response
      Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on January 20, 1861, by J. C. Philpot Bride¬Ė "Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you feed, where you make your flock to rest at noon¬Ė for why should I be as one that turns aside by the flocks of yo ... read more

Attacks on Biblical Truths
      Attacks on Biblical Truths by J. C. Philpot There is scarcely a truth of divine revelation which has not been at some time disputed, and against which a whole army of arguments has not been from some quarter arrayed. Some of these disputants have de ... read more

Augustus Toplady
      Augustus Toplady By J. C. Philpot The God of all grace raised up, equipped, and sent forth many eminent ambassadors of the Gospel, in the middle of the last century, whose names are still embalmed in the hearts of his living family; for among the in ... read more

      Autobiographies by J. C. Philpot What is called autobiography, that is, the life of a man written by himself, has always in it a peculiar charm, especially if the incidents recorded are striking, and the writer has the faculty, given to few, of pres ... read more

Balm in Gilead
      "Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?" Jeremiah 8:22 A pregnant question! and asked by the prophet under very peculiar and painful feelings. What read we in the pr ... read more

Before we can read to our soul's profit
      Before we can read to our soul's profit by J. C. Philpot The only real knowledge which we can possess of the truth of God, or of any one branch of that truth, is from a vital, experimental, heartfelt acquaintance with it through the teaching of the ... read more

Blessings Imputed, and Mercies Imparted
      Preached at Eden Street Chapel, Hampstead Road, London, on Lord's Day Evening, August 17, 1845, by Joseph Philpot "But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption--that, acc ... read more

Books which will never die
      Books which will never die by J. C. Philpot There are books which will never die; and the reason is because they contain in themselves, we will not say the elements of immortality, for nothing is immortal below the skies, but what we may term the se ... read more

Bring the books too
      Bring the books too by J. C. Philpot "When you come, bring my coat that I left in Troas with Carpus; bring the books too, and especially the ones made of parchment." (2 Timothy 4:13) A minister who would profit the family of God needs to have his ... read more

Christian giving
      Christian giving by J. C. Philpot When God bade Moses set up the tabernacle in the wilderness, as a standing type of the sacred humanity of his own dear Son, (Heb. 8:2; 9:11; John 2:21) he thus spoke unto him¬ó"Speak to the people of Israel, that the ... read more

Coming up from the Wilderness
      Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on October 18, 1857, by J. C. Philpot "Who is this that comes up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?" Solomon's Song 8:5 The Song of Solomon is altogether a spiritual book¬Ė as spiritual, becau ... read more

Communion with God
      Communion with God By J. C. Philpot Nothing distinguishes the divine religion of the child of God, not only from the dead profanity of the openly ungodly, but from the formal lip-service of the lifeless professor¬óso much as communion with God. Ho ... read more

Confiding Trust and Patient Submission
      Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on September 19, 1858, by J. C. Philpot "Rejoice not against me, O my enemy; when I fall I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord, b ... read more

      CONTROVERSY By J. C. Philpot Controversy is a subject that we usually avoid, as often tending more to strife and to "minister questions, rather than godly edifying, which is in faith." Imputations are made, harsh speeches used, and in the warmth of ... read more

Countless treasures!
      Countless treasures! by J. C. Philpot What a wonderful book is the Bible! What countless treasures of mercy and grace, wisdom and truth, are therein contained¬óhidden, indeed, from the natural eye, but opened up and revealed from time to time by the ... read more

Crucifixion with Christ
      Preached at the North Street Chapel, Stamford, on August 19, 1860, by J. C. Philpot "I am crucified with Christ¬Ė nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me¬Ė and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, w ... read more

      April 1 "That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offence until the day of Christ." ¬ĖPhilippians 1:10 If divine light has enlightened your mind, and divine life quickened your heart, and you love the Lord a ... read more

      August 1 "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death." Romans 8:2 We by nature and practice are slaves to sin and Satan. We are the sport of the prince of the power of the air, who takes us capti ... read more

      December 1 "What mighty praise, O God, belongs to you in Zion. We will fulfill our vows to you." Psalm 65:1 What a sweet thing it is to bless and praise God! There is no feeling upon earth equal to it. But how often are we in that state when we can ... read more

      February 1 "They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them." ¬ĖJeremiah 31:9 Until God is pleased to pour out upon us the spirit of grace and of supplications, we cannot worship him aright; for God is a Spirit, and those who wo ... read more

      January 1 "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."--Psalm 90:12 Casting our eyes back upon the year now past and gone, are there no mercies which claim a note of thankful praise? It is sweet to see the Lord's kind ... read more

      July 1 "My grace is sufficient for you--for my strength is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9 How mysterious are God's dealings! That such a highly-favored man as Paul should come down from the "third heaven" to the very gates of hell (th ... read more

      June 1 "Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it." ¬ĖPsalm 81:10 When the Lord favors your soul with sweet access at a throne of grace, make the most of it. What would we think of the master of a vessel coming up the river, if, when the wind was favo ... read more

      March 1 "May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word." ¬Ė2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17 When the Lord ... read more

      May 1 "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." ¬Ė Luke 11:9 Wherever there is true prayer, there is importunity. Wherever the Lord brings trials upon the soul, he pours out ... read more

      November 1 "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world." John 17:24 Nothing short of the revelation and communication of thi ... read more

      October 1 "Therefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us." Hebrews 12:1 Every fe ... read more

      September 1 "This is his name whereby he shall be called, The Lord our Righteousness." Jeremiah 23:6 What a sweet view does this give of Jesus! We look sometimes at Christ's righteousness as distinct from Christ. Shall I use a figure? We look at the ... read more

      April 1 "O Israel, you have destroyed yourself; but in me is your help." Hosea 13:9 God is all-wise, and therefore takes no rash, precipitate steps. As the original plan of salvation was devised by infinite wisdom, so all the successive steps of the ... read more

      August 1 "Let your work appear unto your servants, and your glory unto their children." Psalm 90:16 "Let your work appear unto your servants." Creature works we here read nothing of. They had been long ago cut to the very ground. And what had been t ... read more

      December 1 "According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love--having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pl ... read more

      February 1 "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ." Romans 8:17 This is the especial blessedness of being a child of God¬Ė that death, which puts a final extinguisher on all the hopes and happiness of all the unregene ... read more

      January 1 "Hold up my goings in your paths, that my footsteps slip not." Psalm 17:5 Without scrupulously or superstitiously observing "days, and months, and times, and years," few of us altogether pass by so marked an epoch as the dawning of another ... read more

      July 1 "As the deer pants after the water brooks, so my soul pants after you, O God." Psalm 42:1 What a striking figure has David made use of in these words. Conceive a wounded stag, with the arrow in his flank or pursued by a crowd of hunters and h ... read more

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