Sermons from 1867

King’s Gardens

December 29, 1867

King's Gardens   “The king's garden.” — Nehemiah 3:15.   THERE have been many very famous king’s gardens, such as those “hanging gardens” in Nineveh, wherein Sardanapalus delighted himself, and that remarkable garden of Cyrus, in which he took such great interest, because, as he said, every tree and every plant in it had been both planted and tended …

Nehemiah:3:15

A Song, A Solace, A Sermon, and A Summons

December 29, 1867

A Song, A Solace, A Sermon, and A Summons   “For his mercy endureth for ever.” — Psalm 136   THIS one hundred and thirty-sixth Psalm was constantly sung in the Temple by appointed singers, among whom the names of Heman and Jeduthun are mentioned. These we are told, in the Book of Chronicles, were chosen to give thanks …

Psalms:136:1

The Great Mystery of Godliness

December 22, 1867

The Great Mystery of Godliness   “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” — 1 Timothy 3:16.   THE apostle had just reminded Timothy that the church of the living God …

1 Timothy:3:16

Wanted, A Guestchamber

December 15, 1867

Wanted, A Guestchamber   “The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?” — Mark 14:14.   As far as we know, out of the many thousands who had come to Jerusalem from the utmost ends of the earth to keep the passover, none were left unaccommodated with a guestchamber except our …

Mark:14:14

The Rose and the Lily

December 8, 1867

The Rose and the Lily   “I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.” — Solomon's Song 2:1.   HERE are sweet flowers blooming serenely amid this wintry weather. In the garden of the soul you may gather fragrant flowerets at all seasons of the year; and although the soul’s garden, like every other, has …

Song of Solomon:2:1

Sermons from Saintly Death Beds

December 1, 1867

Sermons from Saintly Death Beds   “And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto hid people.” — Genesis 49:33.   JACOB did not yield up the ghost until he had delivered the last sentence of admonition and benediction to …

Genesis:49:33

Saving Knowledge

November 24, 1867

Saving Knowledge   “Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.” — John 4:10.   THE matter will turn, this morning, upon those few words, “If thou knewest …

John:4:10

Christus Et Ego

November 17, 1867

Christus Et Ego   “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” — Galatians 2:20.   IN great ranges of mountains there are …

Galatians:2:20

The Secret Spot

November 10, 1867

The Secret Spot   “Their spot is not the spot of his children.” — Deuteronomy 32:5.   THERE are frequently great difficulties in identifying the persons of  men, even when they have been distinctly seen. Our police courts have  given us, during the last few weeks, most serious evidence that men  may be utterly deceived as to the identity …

Deuteronomy:32:5

God’s Foreknowledge of Man’s Sin

November 3, 1867

God's Foreknowledge of Man's Sin   “Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.” — Isaiah 48:8.   THE ancient people of God were most vexatiously stolid; and although the Lord taught …

Isaiah:48:8