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 JOSEPH CHARLES PHILPOT was born at Ripple, Kent (where his father was rector) on September 13th, 1802. Educated at Oxford University, he was elected a fellow of Worcester College, and appeared to have a brilliant scholastic career before him. But the Lordís purposes being otherwise, he was brought into solemn concern spiritually and led into a deep and gracious understanding of the truth.

He first preached in the Established Church at Stadhampton (Oxfordshire). In 1835, however, he was constrained, for the truth's sake, to sever his connection with the Church of England and to resign his curacy and his fellowship. The letter to the provost stating his reasons was published and went into several editions. The same year, he was baptized by John Warburton at Allington (Wilts). The rest of his life was spent labouring among the Strict Baptists. For 26 years, he held a joint pastorate at Stamford (Lines.) and Oakham (Rutland). Though of a weak constitution, he also preached to large congregations throughout the country, especially in London and in Wiltshire. His preaching was marked by clear views of gospel truth; an ability to set forth the deepest truths in a simple manner; a wealth of similes from nature to open up and explain the things of God; and a clear discernment of the vital distinction between a mere profession of Christ and a true saving knowledge of Him. For over twenty years, he was editor of "The Gospel Standard", where many of his sermons first appeared. Here he ably contended for truth and refuted error, and in his reviews, addresses and meditations maintained a remarkably high standard, both literary and spiritual.

Ill health made necessary his removal to Croydon for the last five years of his life. Here he died on December 9th, 1869, and was buried in Croydon Cemetery by his friend, Francis Covell.


Links to Elder J. C. Philpot's Sermons and Articles


A Believer's Colloquy with his SoulThe Afflicted Remnant and Their Confiding TrustAn Acceptable Present to the Lord of HostsAnd Also, I Have Withholden the Rain from YouBalm in Gilead
The Believer's Gain His Loss; The Believer's Loss His GainThe Better Things Which Accompany SalvationBitter Waters SweetenedThe Blessedness of Divine ChasteningBlessings Imputed and Mercies Imparted
Blowing of the Gospel TrumpetThe BreakerA Bruised Reed and A Smoking FlaxCan Two Walk Together Except They be Agreed?Christian Warfare
A Compassionate High Priest and a Throne of GraceThe CrossThe Cry of Jonah out of the Belly of HellThe Dayspring From on HighThe Dayspring From on High, The Preface
Deliverance From this Present Evil WorldDesirability of Keeping the Authorized VersionThe Desire of Our SoulDivine Enlargement and Spiritual ObedienceDivine Separation
The Eagle and Her YoungJoseph Charles Philpot, A Biographical SketchUnion with Christ in Death and in LifeThe Eternal RefugeChrist, The Friend and Surety of His Poor
Experimental PreachingThe Ever Living IntercessorEternal Sonship of the Lord Jesus ChristEvery Valley Shall Be ExaltedThe Reproach Answered
From All Your Idols Will I Cleanse YouThe Fruitful Bough and the Strong BowGetting and Losing or Divine SeparationGifts for the RebelliousThe Earnest Contention for Living Faith
Fellow Citizens with the Saints and of the Household of GodFollowing on to Know the LordFor the Lord is a Sun and ShieldGifts for the RebelliousOn the Law and the Gospel
The Gospel Seed BedGod's Method of Answering PrayerHeavenly Gifts to Victorious SaintsThe Golden Chain of Tribulation and LoveThe Heavenly Birth and Its Earthly Counterfeits
Heavenly Realities and Divine CertaintiesHeavenly TeachingHeir of Heaven Walking in Darkness and the Heir of Hell Walking in LightHelp from the SanctuaryThe Hidden Manna, White Stone, and New Name
Him Hath God Exalted to His Right HandThe Houseless WandererI Have Stuck to Thy TestimoniesI Was Alive Once Without the LawThe Mighty Put Down and the Lowly Exalted
IdolatryIf Any Man Come to Me and Hate Not His Father...An Immutable God and a Strong ConsolationIsrael's HappinessJesus the Resurrection and the Life
The Kingdom of God Hidden from the Wise and Revealed Unto BabesThe Labourer's RestThe Leper DiseasedThe Leper Cleansed