Context: New Park Street Pulpit

Confirming the Witness of Christ

March 17, 1904

Confirming the Witness of Christ   “Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you.” — 1 Cor. i. 6.   *“This date is an approximation of when this sermon was delivered.”   IT is not always the most gifted church which is in the most healthy state. A church may have many rich, influential, or learned members; many that …

1 Corinthians:1:6

Songs in the Night

February 27, 1898

Songs in the Night   “But none saith, Where is God my Maker, who giveth songs in the night?” — Job xxxv. 10.   ELIHU was a wise man, exceedingly wise, though not as wise as the all-wise Jehovah, who sees light in the clouds, and finds order in confusion; hence Elihu, being much puzzled at beholding Job so …


The Bible

March 18, 1885

The Bible   “I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.” Hosea viii. 12.   THIS is God’s complaint against Ephraim. It is no mean proof of his goodness, that he stoops to, rebuke his erring creatures; it is a great argument of his gracious disposition, that he …


The Peculiar Sleep of the Beloved

March 4, 1885

The Peculiar Sleep of the Beloved   “For so he giveth his beloved sleep.” — Psalm cxxvii. 2.   THE sleep of the body is the gift of God. So said Homer of old, when he described it as descending from the clouds, and resting on the tents of the warriors around old Troy. And so sang Virgil, when …



March 24, 1861

Removal   “If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.” — Exodus xxxiii. 15.   THIS is a prayer which has been used hundreds of times, and which is found quite in place on many different occasions. Moses was in the wilderness when he uttered it; he was about to lead the people into Canaan, …


Good Cheer for Many that Fear

March 8, 1861

Good Cheer for Many that Fear   “Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not.” — Isaiah xxxv. 4.   THIS is an exhortation which is addressed, not to one person, but to several. In the third verse, you can see that the message runs, “Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble …


The Shulamite’s Choice Prayer

February 25, 1861

The Shulamite's Choice Prayer   "Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement name. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.”— Sol’s Song …

Song of Solomon:8:6-7

None but Jesus – Second Part

February 18, 1861

None But Jesus—Second Part   "He that believeth on him is not condemned" —John 3:18        In the morning sermon, our time was mainly taken up with the description of Faith—what it is. We had only a few minutes left at its close to describe what it leads to—the privilege of justification, which is a gift to the …


Sweet Stimulants for the Fainting Soul

December 16, 1860

Sweet Stimulants for the Fainting Soul   “O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.” — Psalm xlii. 6.   HERE is a common complaint of God’s people; and here are two remedies, which David, wisely guided of God, …



December 11, 1860

Lukewarmness     “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” — Rev. iii. 15, 16.   *“This date is an approximation of when this sermon was delivered.”   IF this had been …