Sermons from 1862

The Sinner’s End

December 28, 1862

The Sinner's End   “Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction — Psalm 73:17-18   WANT of understanding has destroyed many. The dark pit of ignorance has engulfed its thousands. Where the lack of understanding has not sufficed to …


The New Song

December 28, 1862

The New Song   "O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory."—Psalm 98:1        There must be new songs on new occasions of triumph. It would have been absurd for Miriam with her timbrel to conduct the music of …


No Room for Christ in the Inn

December 21, 1862

No Room for Christ in the Inn   “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” — Luke 2:7.        IT was needful that it should be distinctly proven, beyond all dispute, that our Lord sprang out …


The Lord,—The Liberator

December 14, 1862

The Lord - The Liberator   “The Lord looseth the prisoners.” — Psalm 146:7.        WHEN preaching last Tuesday in Dover, the mayor of the town very courteously lent the ancient town-hall for the service, and in passing along to reach a private entrance, I noticed a large number of grated windows upon a lower level than the …


Life and Walk of Faith

December 7, 1862

Life and Walk of Faith   “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.” — Colossians 2:6.        OUR nature is fond of change. Although man was made in the image of God at first, it is plain enough that any trace of immutability which he may once have possessed has long …


The Royal Pair in Their Glorious Chariot

November 30, 1862

The Royal Pair in Their Glorious Chariot   “Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant? Behold his bed, which is Solomon’s; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel. They all hold swords, being expert in war: …

Song of Solomon:3:6-11

A Drama in Five Acts

November 23, 1862

A Drama in Five Acts   “But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; And …

1 Corinthians:7:29-31

The Voice from Heaven

November 23, 1862

The Voice from Heaven   “And I heard a great voice from heaven, saying unto them, Come up hither.”—Revelation 11:12.    WHAT may be the particular meaning of the prophecy concerning the witnesses clothed in sackcloth, their death, their resurrection, and their subsequent entrance into heaven, I am unable to guess, nor am I clear that anybody else has …


A Message from God for Thee

November 16, 1862

A Message from God for Thee   “The punishment of thine iniquity is accomplished, O daughter of Zion; he will no more carry thee away into captivity: he will visit thine iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will discover thy sins.” — Lamentations 4:22        EVERY Sabbath we are insisting upon it that both the Law and …


Christian Sympathy

November 9, 1862

Christian Sympathy   “Did not I weep for him that was in trouble ? was not my soul grieved for the poor ?”— Job 30:25        IN endeavouring to justify the ways of God, Job’s three friends came to the harsh conclusion that he would not have been so severely afflicted if he had not been a …