Sermons from 1858

The Vanguard and Rereward of the Church

December 26, 1858

The Vanguard and Rereward of the Church   "The Lord will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward."—Isaiah 52:12        The Church of Christ is continually represented under the figure of an army; yet its Captain is the Prince of Peace; its object is the establishment of peace, and its soldiers are …

Isaiah:52:12

Love

December 19, 1858

Love   "We love him, because he first loved us."—1 John 4:19        During the last two Sabbath days I have been preaching the gospel to the unconverted. I have earnestly exhorted the very chief of sinners to look to Jesus Christ, and have assured them that as a preparation for coming to Christ, they need no …

1 John:4:19

The Sight of Iniquity

December 16, 1858

The Sight of Iniquity   “Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance?” — Habakkuk i. 3.   *“This date is an approximation of when this sermon was delivered.”   IN this discourse, it will be my endeavour to assign some reasons why God causes his people to see iniquity in themselves and in others.      I. We …

Habakkuk:1:3

The Blood

December 12, 1858

The Blood   "When I see the blood, I will pass over you."—Exodus 12:13        God’s people are always safe. "All the saints are in his hand;" and the hand of God is a place for safety, as well as a place of honour. Nothing can hurt the man who has made his refuge God. "Thou hast given commandment …

Exodus:12:13

Compel Them to Come In

December 5, 1858

Compel Them to Come In   "Compel them to come in."—Luke 14:23        I feel in such a haste to go out and obey this commandment this morning, by compelling those to come in who are now tarrying in the highways and hedges, that I cannot wait for an introduction, but must at once set about my …

Luke:14:23

The Feast of the Lord

November 28, 1858

The Feast of the Lord   "The governor of the feast called the bridegroom, and saith unto him, every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse; but thou hast kept the good wine until now."—John 2:9-10        I had exhausted my time this morning …

John:2:9-10

Satan’s Banquet

November 28, 1858

Satan's Banquet   "The governor of the feast called the bridegroom, and saith unto him, every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse; but thou hast kept the good wine until now."—John 2:9-10        The governor of the feast said more than he intended …

John:2:9-10

Samson Conquered

November 21, 1858

Samson Conquered   "And she said, the Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him. But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him …

Judges:16:20-21

God’s Barriers Against Man’s Sin

November 16, 1858

God's Barriers Against Man's Sin   "Fear ye not me? saith the Lord; will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can …

Jeremiah:5:22-23

The Evil and its Remedy

November 14, 1858

The Evil and Its Remedy   "The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great."—Ezekiel 9:9 "The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."—1 John 1:7        I shall have two texts this morning—the evil and its remedy. "The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great;" and "The …

1 John:1:7