Context: Royal Surrey Gardens

Election and Holiness

March 11, 1860

Election and Holiness "Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is. Only the Lord had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day. Circumcise therefore the …


The Minister’s Farewell

December 11, 1859

The Minister's Farewell   "Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God."—Acts 20:26-27        When Paul was parting from his Ephesian friends, who had come to bid him farewell at Miletus, he did not …


Dilemma and Deliverance

December 4, 1859

Dilemma and Deliverance   "Thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee."—Psalm 9:10        There are many men who are exceedingly well read in heathen mythologies; who can tell you the history of any one of the heathen gods, but who at the same time know very little of the history of Jehovah, and cannot rehearse his …


A Woman’s Memorial

November 28, 1859

A Woman's Memorial   "Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her."—Matthew 26:13        The evangelists are of course the historians of the time of Christ; but what strange historians they are! They leave out …


Man’s Ruin and God’s Remedy

November 20, 1859

Man's Ruin and God's Remedy   "And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live."—Numbers 21:8        I DO not propose this morning to explain again the mystery of the …


The Sweet Uses of Adversity

November 13, 1859

The Sweet Uses of Adversity   "Shew me wherefore thou contendest with me."—Job 10:2        And will God content with man? If God be angry, can he not take away the breath of his nostrils, and lay him low in the dust of earth? If the heart of the Almighty be moved unto hot displeasure, can he …


“Let Us Pray”

November 6, 1859

"Let Us Pray"   "But it is good for me to draw near to God."—Psalm 73:28        There are many ways by which the true believer draws near to God. The gates of the king's palace are many; and through the love of Jesus, and the rich grace of his Spirit, it is our delight to enter and …


The Saviour’s Many Crowns

October 30, 1859

The Saviour's Many Crowns   "On his head were many crowns."—Revelation 19:12        Ah, well ye know what head this was, and ye have not forgotten its marvellous history. A head which once in infancy reclined upon the bosom of a woman! A head which was meekly bowed in obedience to a carpenter! A head which became …


The Chaff Driven Away

October 23, 1859

The Chaff Driven Away   "The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away."—Psalm 1:4        And who are the ungodly? Are they open and wilful sinners—men who take God's name in vain, and curse, and blaspheme—men who break the laws of man, the laws of the state—men who are scarcely …


Come and Welcome

October 16, 1859

Come and Welcome   "And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely."—Revelation 22:17        The cry of the Christian religion is the simple word, "Come." The Jewish law said, "Go, and take …