The J. C. Philpot Collection

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Backslidden The Straying Sheep and the Sin-Bearing Shepherd - "Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness– by whose stripes you were healed. For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls." [1 Peter 2:24, 25] J. C. Philpot
Blessings Zion's Blessings - "I will abundantly bless her provision—I will satisfy her poor with bread. I will also clothe her priests with salvation—and her saints shall shout aloud for joy." [Psalm 132:15, 16] J. C. Philpot
Christian Life [01] The Eagle and Her Young - "He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness--he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings--so the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him." [Deut. 32:10-12] J. C. Philpot
Christian Life [02] Farewell - "Brethren, farewell." [2 Corinthians 13:11] J. C. Philpot
Christian Life [03] Heavenly Teaching - "All your children shall be taught of the Lord." [Isaiah 54:13] J. C. Philpot
Christian Life [04] The Houseless Wanderer - "They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way--they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way that they might go to a city of habitation." [Psalm 107:4-7] J. C. Philpot
Christian Life [05] Living Complaints - "Lord, all my desire is before you; and my groaning is not hidden from you. My heart pants—my strength fails me; as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me." [Psalm 38:9-10] J. C. Philpot
Christian Life [06] The Saints Path to Eternal Glory - "But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you." – [1 Peter 5:10] J. C. Philpot
Christian Life [07] The Spiritual Chase - "My soul follows hard after You—Your right hand upholds me." [Psalm 63:8] J. C. Philpot
Christian Life [08] The Sweet Loathed and the Bitter Relished - "The full soul loathes a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet." [Proverbs 27:7] J. C. Philpot
Christian Life [09] The Wilderness and its Fruits - "Therefore, behold, I will allure her and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope; and she shall sing there as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt." [Hosea 2:14-15] J. C. Philpot
Church [01] The Afflicted Remnant and Their Confiding Trust - "I will also leave in the midst of you an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord." [Zephaniah 3:12] J. C. Philpot
Church [02] The Day of Power - "And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel." [Isaiah 29:18,19] J. C. Philpot
Church [03] The Good Shepherd and His Work - "Then this message came to me from the Lord: "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds, the leaders of Israel. Give them this message from the Sovereign Lord – Destruction is certain for you shepherds who feed yourselves instead of your flocks. Shouldn't shepherds feed their sheep? You drink the milk, wear the wool, and butcher the best animals, but you let your flocks starve. You have not taken care of the weak. You have not tended the sick or bound up the broken bones. You have not gone looking for those who have wandered away and are lost. Instead, you have ruled them with force and cruelty. So my sheep have been scattered without a shepherd. They are easy prey for any wild animal. They have wandered through the mountains and hills, across the face of the earth, yet no one has gone to search for them..." [Ezekiel 34:1-16] J. C. Philpot
Church [04] Heavenly Buying - Because you say, "I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing;" and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked; I counsel you to buy from me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white clothing, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness not appear; and anoint your eyes with eye-salve, that you may see." [Rev. 3:17, 18] J. C. Philpot
Church [05] Leaving a False Church [Philpot's letter of resignation from the Church of England] - I beg leave to resign the Fellowship of Worcester College, to which I was elected in the year 1826. This step I am compelled to take because I can no longer with a good conscience continue a Minister or a Member of the Established Church. J. C. Philpot
Compassion of God [01] The Bitter Waters Sweetened - "And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, what shall we drink? And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord showed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet." [Exodus 15:23-25] J. C. Philpot
Compassion of God [02] Life Given for a Prey - "And do you seek you great things for yourself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, says the Lord: but your life will I give unto you for a prey in all places where you go" [Jeremiah 45:5] J. C. Philpot
Crucified with Christ Crucifixion with Christ - "I am crucified with Christ– nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me– and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." [Galatians 2:20] J. C. Philpot
Discipline of God The Blessing of Divine Chastening - "Blessed is the man whom you chasten, O Lord, and teach him out of your law; That you may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be dug for the wicked." [Psalm 94:12-13] J. C. Philpot
False Teachers Testing the Spirits - "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God." [1 John 4:1] J. C. Philpot
Fool The Fool--His Character, Affliction, and Deliverance - "Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. Their soul abhors all manner of food; and they draw near unto the gates of death. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions." [Psalm 107:17-20] J. C. Philpot
Gospel The Gospel Seed-bed - "But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop." [Luke 8:15] J. C. Philpot
Grace [01] The Super-aboundings of Grace Over the Aboundings of Sin - "But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound - that as sin has reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness, unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord." - [Romans 5:20, 21] J. C. Philpot
Grace [02] The Word of God's Grace - "And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified." [Acts 20:32] J. C. Philpot
Happiness Israel's Happiness - "Happy are you, O Israel--who is like unto you, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of your help, and who is the sword of your excellence! and your enemies shall be found liars unto you; and you shall tread upon their high places." [Deut. 33:29] J. C. Philpot
Holy Spirit [01] The Abiding Comforter - "And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, neither knows Him. But you know Him, for He dwells with you, and shall be in you." [John 14:16-17] J. C. Philpot
Holy Spirit [02] The Anointing of the Holy One - "But you have an unction (or anointing) from the Holy One, and you know all things." [1 John 2:20] J. C. Philpot
Hope The Valley of Achor - "Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and in the valley of Achor, a door of hope—and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt." [Hosea 2:14, 15] J. C. Philpot
Humility Pilgrims' Hunger and Pilgrims' Food - "And you shall remember all the way which the Lord your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and to prove you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments, or not. And he humbled you, and allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you knew not, neither did your fathers know; to teach you that man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord." [Deuteronomy 8:2-3] J. C. Philpot
Idolatry The History of an Idol, its Rise, Reign and Progress - "Dear children, keep yourselves from idols." [1 John 5:21] J. C. Philpot
Law On the Law and the Gospel - "In one of your letters you express the wish that I should give my views upon this point– 'Why, in my judgment, the law is not the believer's rule of life." In doing so I shall take the occasion to offer my thoughts on these three distinct points...'" J. C. Philpot
Love [01] Love in its Priceless Value and Unquenchable Strength - "Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm– for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave– the coals thereof are coals of fire, which has a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it– if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be despised." [Song of Solomon 8:6, 7] J. C. Philpot
Love [02] The Walk in the Fields and Among the Vineyards - "Come, My beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vines flourish, whether the tender grapes appear, and the pomegranates bud forth – there will I give you My loves." [Song of Solomon 7:11-12] J. C. Philpot
Mercy The Lord's Merciful Look Upon His People - "Look upon me, and be merciful unto me, as you did unto those who love your name" [Psalm 119:132] J. C. Philpot
Ministry A Discriminating Ministry - Therefore this is what the Lord says– "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 them." [Jeremiah 15:19] J. C. Philpot
Patience Patience and Her Perfect Work - "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into diverse temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, lacking nothing." [James 1:2-4] J. C. Philpot
Pride Pride - "I hate pride and arrogance." [Proverbs 8:13], "The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure
 of this: They will not go unpunished." [Proverbs 16:5]
J. C. Philpot
Protection [01] The Only Safe Protection, and the Only Sure Refuge - "Keep me as the apple of the eye—hide me under the shadow of your wings." [Psalm 17:8] J. C. Philpot
Protection [02] The Refuge for the Oppressed  - "The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed – a refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You – for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You." [Psalm 9:9-10] J. C. Philpot
Repentance Israel's Departure and Return - "O Israel, return unto the Lord your God; for you have fallen by your iniquity. Take with you words, and turn to the Lord—say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously—so will we render the calves of our lips. Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses—neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, You are our gods—for in you the fatherless finds mercy." [Hosea 14:1-3] J. C. Philpot
Reproach The Reproach Answered - "Let your mercies come also unto me, O Lord; even your salvation, according to your word. So shall I have with which to answer him that reproaches me - for I trust in your word." - [Psalm 119:41,42] J. C. Philpot
Restoration The Cry of Jonah Out of the Belly of Hell - "Then I said, I am cast out of your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple." [Jonah 2:4] J. C. Philpot
Resurrection Death and Resurrection - "If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hid with Christ in God." [Col. 3:1-3] J. C. Philpot
Sacrifice The Sacrifice Bound to the Horns of the Altar - "God is the Lord—He has showed us light—bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar." [Psalm 118:27] J. C. Philpot
Salvation [01] Alienation and Reconciliation - "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, and unblameable, and unreproveable in his sight; if you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard." [Col. 1:21-23] J. C. Philpot
Salvation [02] 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] J. C. Philpot
Salvation [03] The Fruits and Marks of the Lord Being Our God - "I am the Lord your God who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way that you should go." [Isaiah 48:17] J. C. Philpot
Salvation [04] Getting and Losing - "A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away." [Ecclesiastes 3:6] J. C. Philpot
Salvation [05] The Lost Sheep Restored - "My people have been lost sheep – their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains – they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place." [Jeremiah 50:6] J. C. Philpot
Salvation [06] The Lost Sought and Saved - "For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost." [Luke 19:10] J. C. Philpot
Salvation [07] Not Our Own--Bought with a Price - "You are not your own. For you are bought with a price– therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." [1 Corinthians 6:19, 20] J. C. Philpot
Salvation [08] Reconciliation and Salvation - "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life." [Romans 5:10] J. C. Philpot
Salvation [09] Reconciliation by Death, and Salvation by Life - "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life." [Romans 5:10] J. C. Philpot
Self [01] The Profane, Wicked Prince Overturned; and the Rightful King Set Up - "I will overturn, overturn, overturn it– and it shall be no more, until he comes whose right it is; and I will give it to him." [Ezekiel 21:27] J. C. Philpot
Self [02] The Threefold Overthrow of Self - "I will overturn, overturn, overturn it– and it shall be no more, until he comes whose right it is; and I will give it to him." [Ezekiel 21:27] J. C. Philpot
Sin [01] The Knowledge of Good and Evil - "For the good that I would do—I do not. But the evil which I would not do—that I do." [Romans 7:19] J. C. Philpot
Sin [02] Pleasant Plants and Desperate Sorrow - "Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not been mindful of the rock of your strength, therefore shall you plant pleasant plants, and shall set it with strange slips. In the day shall you make your plant to grow, and in the morning shall you make your seed to flourish--but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow." [Isaiah 17:10-11] J. C. Philpot
Sin [03] The Sick Man's Prayer and the Sinner's Cry - "Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved--for you are my praise." [Jeremiah 17:14] J. C. Philpot
Sin [04] The Sin Sick Soul and the Great Physician - "Those who are whole need not a physician, but those who are sick." [Matthew 9:12] J. C. Philpot
Sin [05] The Solemn Appeal and Earnest Cry of a Waiting Soul - "And now, Lord, what do I wait for? my hope is in you. Deliver me from all my transgressions - make me not the reproach of the foolish." [Psalm 39:7,8] J. C. Philpot
Sovereignty of God [01] Man's Devices and the Lord's Counsel - "There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand." [Proverbs 19:21] J. C. Philpot
Sovereignty of God [02] The Mighty Watcher, and His Twofold Work - "And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict—so I will watch over them, to build, and to plant," says the Lord. [Jeremiah 31:28] J. C. Philpot
Strength Power Given to the Faint - "He gives power to the faint; and to those who have no might he increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall; but those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." [Isaiah 40:29-31] J. C. Philpot
Suffering [01] Light Affliction and Eternal Glory - "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen– for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." [2 Cor. 4:17, 18] J. C. Philpot
Suffering [02] The Loss of All Things for Christ's Sake - "Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord; for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but rubbish, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith." [Philippians 3:8, 9] J. C. Philpot
Suffering [03] Spiritual Paradoxes - "As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things." [2 Cor. 6:9, 10] J. C. Philpot
Suffering [04] The Wilderness Wanderer - "They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness!" [Psalm 107:4-9] J. C. Philpot
Time Spiritual Times and Seasons  - "A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance." [Ecclesiastes 3:3,4] J. C. Philpot
Trust The Blessedness of Trusting in the Lord  - "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit." [Jeremiah 17:7-8] J. C. Philpot
Weakness The Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax  - "A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, until he sends forth judgment unto victory." [Matthew 12:20] J. C. Philpot
Weeping The Valley of Weeping  - "Happy are those who are strong in the Lord, who set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs, where pools of blessing collect after the rains! They will continue to grow stronger, and each of them will appear before God in Zion." [Psalm 84:5-7] J. C. Philpot
Word of God The Master's Bounty, and the Servant's Obedience - "Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word." [Psalm 119:17] J. C. Philpot
Worldliness The Love of the World and the Love of God - "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof – but he that does the will of God abides forever." [1 John 2:15-17] J. C. Philpot

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