Other Servants

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J G Bellatt

Dublin, Ireland 1795-1864

One of the original brothers in the Dublin meeting.  It was established before J N Darby joined it.

About, by or adapted from J G Bellatt – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

Brian Deck

Motueka New Zealand (1912-1991)

About, by or adapted from Brian Deck – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

Edward Dennett

EDWARD DENNETT was born in the Isle of Wight, 1831, at Bembridge, and died in Croydon in Oct., 1914 after a short illness. His people were all in the Church of England, but he was converted as a lad through the instrumentality of a godly clergyman, and he left the church from conviction and became minister of a Baptist Chapel in Greenwich, having previously matriculated at London University.  However in France he came into contact with brethren and on his return resigned his charge. Shortly after “breaking bread” for the first time with those gathered simply at the Lord’s table “unto His Name.”

About, by or adapted from Edward Dennett – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’


Alfred Gardiner – A J Gardiner – AJG

Alfred J Gardiner 1884-1976

Streatham, London 1884-1973

About, by or adapted from AJG – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

Arthur House

Australia

About, by or adapted from Arthur House – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

William Johnson

London 1850-1921

About, by or adapted from William Johnson – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

James Tayor Senior  – J Taylor Sr – JT (Sr)

James Taylor Sr (1870-1953)

James Taylor Senior was born on January 6, 1870 at Coolaney, near Sligo, Co. Sligo, in North West Ireland. In 1884, at the age of 14, he came into fellowship at Paisley, Scotland, where he had moved to serve his apprenticeship in the linen trade with the firm of Coats. In 1888 he emigrated to St. John, Newfoundland. In 1889, J.T. moved to New York. James Taylor and Estelle Garrett of Baltimore were married c. 1892. They had six children. Mrs. Taylor died 1901 in childbirth or very shortly afterwards. The Lord took him on March 29, 1953.

His ministry as to the service of God, the Assembly and the Person and work of the Holy Spirit have been much appreciated.  He was insistent on testing all by scripture.

His critics saw him as being somewhat of a ‘universal lead’ a position he did not accept, unlike his infamous son Jim Taylor JT Jr – who led the Taylorite Exclusive Brethren – now the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church.

About, by or adapted from JT Sr – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

 


Fred Trussler

Horsham

The late Mark Lemon, Stone Publishing Trust, said of Mr. Trussler, “I remember him as a man who had an unusual way of presenting things. I suspect that he spent a great deal of time meditating on the Scriptures and on the things of the Lord

  • “I have not been able to get a great deal of information about our brother except that he was converted during the 1st World War. He worked as a woodman and then in a saw mill.
  • “He was taken to be with the Lord in 1968 when he was in his 80s.” – Source: My Brethren
  • My recollection – A brother was enthusiastically expounding on the thoughts of Jim Taylor and the Exclusive Brethren.  Mr Trussler’s reply: ‘Silly, in’t it!’.- Sosthenes
About, by or adapted from Fred Trussler – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

J N Darby – Being Born Again

being born again

It is a question of partaking in God’s holiness.  The world has rejected the Son of God.  Up to the cross it was proved that nothing could win man’s heart: he must be born again; and now, being born again, I am associated with Christ.  I am going to be in the same glory as He is in, and I am going on until I get there, purifying myself as He is pure.  Then I shall see Him as He is, and be like Him.  The world we are naturally of has rejected the Son of God, and the associations of the believer are with a glorified Christ, awaiting till He comes to take him home.  God has sanctified us to Himself by the blood of Christ.

(J N Darby, Collected Writings NS vol. 31 p177)

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Frederick Raven – Our Affection for Christ is Proved by the Regard we have for one another

Frederick Raven

Our affection for Christ is very much proved by the regard we (Christians) have for one another.  Love is not put as a test in regard of God but in our relationships with one another.  It is no use talking about loving Christ unless you love one another.  Righteousness comes out in love one to another—it is the necessary sequence.  You have to recognise the brethren as kindred to Christ.

Golden Nugget Number 360

(F E Raven, NS 13 p131)

 

 

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C A Coates – Let us occupy ourselves in service.

If there were more service there would be less room for things that lead to envyings, jealousies, evil speaking, and personal differences and misunderstandings

Charles Coates 1862 – 1945.

 

“Let us occupy ourselves in service.”  Rom.12:7

A very great deal of trouble and sorrow would be avoided if believers engaged themselves more in Christian activities.  If there were more service there would be less room for things that lead to envyings, jealousies, evil speaking, and personal differencies and misunderstandings.  Practically deliverance from what is of the flesh is found as we move in activities which are of the Spirit.

Golden Nugget Number 359 

(C A Coates. Outline on Romans, p200)

 

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J B Stoney – The Gospel really is Entrancing

James Butler Stoney

The first thing to be seen is that the gospel comes from God.  Is man’s need the measure of God’s grace?  No.  True the grace covers his need; It would not be the gospel if it did not cover man’s need; but it is far more than that.  If you came to look at what the gospel really is, it is entrancing.  In the gospel I touch the source, the very spring of God’s heart.  The rest comes after: “The mystery of God; in which are hid all the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge”; but the fountain of where all began is the gospel.  It is “the Beautiful gate of the temple.”

(J B Stoney, NS vol.6 p81)

Golden Nugget Number 358

 

 

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C H Mackintosh – Never speak of a man’s virtues to his face, or of his faults behind his back.

C.H.Mackintosh

“I am determined” said an old saint, “never to speak of a man’s virtues to his face, or of his faults behind his back.”  Noble determination!  But, alas! alas! how little it is acted upon.  We generally reverse the order; we flatter people to their face and blacken them behind their back.  The Lord deliver us from this sinful and shameful practice!  It is most assuredly of the devil.  We want to be more faithful in speaking to people—more gracious in speaking of them.  If we see anything wrong in a person let us go directly to him and speak plainly; and if we have nothing good to say of him, let us graciously draw the curtain of silence around him.  This would save a world of mischief; it would prevent untold sorrow and heart-burning.  “Speak not evil one of another, brethren” (James 4:11)

(C H Mackintosh)

Golden Nugget Number 357 

 

 

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J N Darby – God is Caring for us in Everything

Golden Nugget Number 356

 

J N DarbyGod then is for us in giving, for us in justifying, for us in caring for us in everything; even as with the children of Israel, He took care of their very clothes as they passed through the wilderness.  God is for us through everything.  If death stares me in the face, well, Christ went through it.  If evil powers are against me, well, I have a love with me that has been tried, and destroyed that power.  I learn in these very things the perfectness of the love of God.  It comes out in the minutest circumstance, in every little detail.  I come up boldly to this truth, that “If God be for us who can be against us?”  There is nothing that can make me say, I do not know whether He be for me or not.  If it be difficulties and trials, I say, Well, it just shows what pains God is taking with me.

Golden Nugget Number 356

 

(J N Darby, Collected Writings NS vol. 31 p167) 

 

 

 

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Joseph Revell – The Overcomer

The overcomer gains victory over the prevailing state of things

The overcomer is one who gains victory over the prevailing state of things.  If then, lack of first love is prevalent, he cannot acquiesce in this, contenting himself with mere outward activity, but in a broken spirit he seeks the Lord, and the Lord is graciously found of him.  Nothing is to him like the Lord’s company, as Mary sat at the Lord’s feet in the days of His flesh, and heard His word.  Then it is a great joy to know that whatever the darkness around, this “good part” shall not be taken away. Like John, in the night of the Lord’s betrayal, the overcomer is in the consciousness of being loved and nestles in the hiding-place of that love. There alone is responsive affection kindled and nourished. 

Golden Nugget Number 355

(Joseph Revell, The Victor’s Portion)

 

 

 

 
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C A Coates – How much do we know of God when we are tested? 

Charles Coates

We come to this, — How much do we know of God when we are tested?  There is an exercise that the soul has to go through in order to get every element of disquietude stilled in the soul.  There may be a good many elements of disquietude even where there is peace of conscience.  Psalm 32 would establish us in peace of conscience; every moral question settled and God known as an available source.  It is one thing to know God as an available resource—we should all know that—but have we really got the living God?  That is very experimental.  This exercise has to be faced as to whether we have found such a satisfaction in God that all disquietude of soul is quelled.

In Psalm 42 you read of a man who can remember how he went to the house of God with the festive multitude and the voice of joy and praise.  In matters of privilege you can go on with meetings and with the festive character of what goes on in the house of God you can have spiritual pleasure in that, but John and Paul both lost this privilege.  Have you enough to go on with even if you lost it?  I do not think any of us could say that we have not had some disquietude of soul when tested in this way.

 

(C A Coates, The Maschil Psalms, page 11.  Nugget suggested by an English subscriber)

Golden Nugget Number 353 

 

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F W Trussler – All we like Sheep have gone Astray

We have another thing brought forward in Isaiah 53: “All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way”.  What a multitude of ways are represented here.  We had all taken our own way.  He [the Lord Jesus] never took His own way; He was the only One who had a right to take His own way because of who He was in His Person, but in the dependence and subjection of manhood He went God’s way.  He never went astray, never once in that life, whether early or advanced, whether in private life or home life or ministry.  What a life that was for God, treasured up for God! It was a life spotless, pure and blameless, a life that never went astray, whatever the circumstances were – and they were never rosy, but were always hard and difficult and led through the way of suffering – yet He never went His own way.  Alas, every one of us has gone our own way.  “All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way”.  That is responsibility; you cannot evade it, I cannot evade it.  We have turned everyone to his own way; the element of responsibility is in that verse and no one can exclude themselves from it.  Yet He never went His own way.  He said, “Not my will but thine be done”.  Every morning He received the divine word as to the way He should go, the way mapped put for Him in the divine mind and will for every day, yet in His Person, God.  What an adorable mystery that He was God here in the form of a Man, as Man in the way of dependence, waiting on God for guidance in the way He should go! 

(F W Trussler,  Croydon 1959)

 

Golden Nugget Number 351

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