Sermons from 1855

Watch-Night Service

December 31, 1855

Watch-Night Service        If it be enquired why I held a Watch-night, let the answer be—because I hoped that the Lord would own the service, and thus souls might be saved. I have preached at all hours the gospel of Jesus, and I see no reason why I may not preach at midnight, if I …


Canaan on Earth

December 30, 1855

Canaan on Earth   "For the land whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs; but the land whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and …


Good News for the Aged

December 30, 1855

Good News for the Aged   “And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle.” — Matthew xx. 6.   WE have come to the end of another year. Better is the end of a year than the beginning thereof. A year is begun with fear and trembling; it closes with joy and thankfulness. In …


The Incarnation and Birth of Christ

December 23, 1855

The Incarnation and Birth of Christ   "But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting."—Micah 5:2.        This is the season of the year when, …



December 16, 1855

Heaven   "As it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God." —1 Corinthians 2:9-10        How …

1 Corinthians:2:9-10

The Exodus

December 9, 1855

The Exodus   "And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt."—Exodus 12:41.        It is our firm conviction and increasing belief, that the historical books of Scripture were intended to …


Christ Our Passover

December 2, 1855

Christ Our Passover   "For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us."—1 Corinthians 5:7        The more you read the Bible, and the more you meditate upon it, the more you will be astonished with it. He who is but a casual reader of the Bible, does not know the height, the depth, the length and breadth …

1 Corinthians:5:7

Free-Will – A Slave

December 2, 1855

Free-Will - A Slave   "And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life."—John 5:40        This is one of the great guns of the Arminians, mounted upon the top of their walls, and often discharged with terrible noise against the poor Christians called Calvinists. I intend to spike the gun this morning, or, rather, …


Comfort for the Desponding

November 25, 1855

Comfort for the Desponding   "Oh that I were as in months past."—Job 29:2        For the most part the gracious Shepherd leads his people beside the still waters, and makes them to lie down in green pastures; but at times they wander through a wilderness, where there is no water, and they find no city to …


Grace for the Guilty

November 25, 1855

Grace for the Guilty   “I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.” — Isaiah xliv. 22.   THIS declaration was not made to a pious and praying people, who kept near their God, but was spoken to idolatrous Israel, — to those …