Sermons of J C Philpot
“J C Philpot was a master in Israel. His very considerable intellectual ability is clearly felt in his sermons in the clarity of his exposition of some of the deepest doctrinal truths, but more so his sermons are deeply experimental.
“Here in this volume of previously unpublished sermons there is ‘… a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined’ (Isa.25:6). J C Philpot preached in chapels with overflowing congregations, that had much formal religion. Many had a form of godliness, destitute of the Holy Spirit’s power, and there can be no doubt that the Lord raised him up to winnow the churches with a searching experimental ministry, separating the precious from the vile; the flesh from the Spirit; the chaff from the wheat. He also had clear sacred views of the Person and the work of the Son of God, and very ably wielded the sword of truth against the solemn heresies that arose in his day. He speaks so clearly and beautifully on the sacred doctrine of the Trinity, and deals tenderly and graciously with the poor, tried, tempted child of God. He shows to them the deep malady of sin then pours in the oil and wine of the gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the precious remedy. The Lord made him a wise, spiritual physician to his living family.”
—From the Preface