Sermons from 1856

Heavenly Worship

December 28, 1856

Heavenly Worship   "And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the Mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the …


Going Home – A Christmas Sermon

December 21, 1856

Going Home—A Christmas Sermon   "Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee."—Mark 5:19        The case of the man here referred to is a very extraordinary one: it occupies a place among the memorabilia of Christ's life, perhaps as high as …



December 14, 1856

Faith   "Without faith it is impossible to please God."—Hebrews 11:6        The Old Assembly's Catechism asks, "What is the chief end of man?" and its answer is, "To glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever." The answer is exceedingly correct; but it might have been equally truthful if it had been shorter. The chief end …


Turn or Burn

December 7, 1856

Turn or Burn   "If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow and made it ready."—Psalm 7:12        If the sinner turn not, God will whet his sword." So, then, God has a sword, and he will punish man on account of his iniquity. This evil generation hath laboured to take …



November 30, 1856

Manasseh   "Then Manasseh knew that the Lord he was God."—2 Chronicles 33:13        Manasseh is one of the most remarkable characters whose history is written in the sacred pages. We are accustomed to mention his name in the list of those who greatly sinned, and yet found great mercy. Side by side with Saul of Tarsus, …

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Love’s Commendation

November 23, 1856

Love's Commendation   "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."—Romans 5:8        I shall have nothing new to tell you; it will be as old as the everlasting hills, and so simple that a child may understand it. Love's commendation. "God commendeth his love toward us, …


Spiritual Revival, the Want of the Church

November 11, 1856

Spiritual Revival, the Want of the Church   “O LORD, revive thy work.” — Habakkuk iii. 2.   ALL true religion is pre-eminently the work of God. If he should select out of his works that which he esteems most of all, he would select true religion. He regards the works of grace as being even more glorious than …


One Antidote for Many Ills

November 9, 1856

One Antidote for Many Ills   "Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved."—Psalm 80:19        This seems to be the only prayer the Psalmist puts up in this Psalm, as being of itself sufficient for the removal of all the ills over which he mourned. Though he …


The Exaltation of Christ

November 2, 1856

The Exaltation of Christ   "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to …


Cries from the Cross

November 2, 1856

Cries from the Cross   “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?” — Psalm xxii. 1.   WE here behold the Saviour in the depths of his agonies and sorrows. No other place so well shows the griefs of Christ as Calvary, …