Sermons from 1859

A Christmas Question

December 25, 1859

A Christmas Question   "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given."—Isaiah 9:6        Upon other occasions I have explained the main part of this verse—"the government shall be upon his shoulders, his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God." If God shall spare me, on some future occasion I hope …


The Inexhaustible Barrel

December 18, 1859

The Inexhaustible Barrel   "And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah."—1 Kings 17:16        In the midst of wrath God remembers mercy. Divine love is rendered conspicuous when it shines in the midst of judgments. Fair is that lone …

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The Glory of Grace

December 15, 1859

The Glory of Grace   “The glory of his grace.” — Ephesians i. 6.   *“This date is an approximation of when this sermon was delivered.”   GOD is essentially glorious; even were there no eyes to behold him, no lips to hymn his praise, no intelligent creatures to obey him, he would be infinitely glorious in himself. Yet, nevertheless, God …


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 …


The Sluggard’s Reproof

December 8, 1859

  The Sluggard’s Reproof.     “The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.” — Proverbs xx. 4.   *“This date is an approximation of when this sermon was delivered.”   LAZINESS is the crying sin of Eastern nations. I believe that the peculiar genius of the Anglo-Saxon character prevents our being, …


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 …