Sermons from 1868

Joyful Transformations

December 27, 1868

Joyful Transformations   “I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.” — Isaiah 42:16   IN the pursuit of holiness the pilgrim is often surrounded with darkness: while in the pathway of evil the traveller is dazzled with a glare of light. It is the way of the tempter to make the downward path as attractive …


Good Cheer for Christmas

December 20, 1868

Good Cheer for Christmas   “And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.”— Isaiah 25:6.   WE have nearly arrived at the great merry-making season of the year. On …


Consecration to God – Illustrated by Abraham’s Circumcision

December 13, 1868

Consecration to God—Illustrated by Abraham’s Circumcision   “And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.” — Genesis 17:1-2.   WE commenced our …


Justification by Faith- Illustrated by Abram’s Righteousness

December 6, 1868

Justification by Faith—Illustrated by Abram's Righteousness   “And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” — Genesis 15:6.   You will remember that last Lord’s-day morning we spoke upon the calling of Abram, and the faith by which he was enabled to enter upon that separated life at the bidding of the Most High. …


Effectual Calling – Illustrated by the Call of Abram

November 29, 1868

Effectual Calling - Illustrated by the Call of Abram   “They went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.” — Genesis 12:5.   IF you desire to know the character of a child, you will probably learn much about it from observing the father. The young bird flies and sings …


The Angelic Life

November 22, 1868

The Angelic Life   “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” — Matthew 22:30.   WE must all of us develop one way or the other. Manhood, as we see it here, is but the green blade, or, at the best, the corn in the …


Crowding to Touch the Saviour

November 15, 1868

Crowding to Touch the Saviour   “For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.” — Mark 3:10.   OUR Lord had been persecuted, and therefore he put forth many proofs of his power. When opposition attends the gospel it will be the more triumphant; the warnings of …


“Do Not Sin Against the Child.”

November 8, 1868

“Do Not Sin Against the Child.”   “And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.” — Genesis 42:22.   You know how Joseph’s brethren, through envy, sold him into Egypt; and how ultimately they were themselves compelled to …


The Head of the Church

November 1, 1868

The Head of the Church   “He is the head of the body, the church.” — Colossians 1:18.   As if to show us that this title of “Head of the church” is to be held in highest esteem, it is here placed in connection with the loftiest honours of our Lord Jesus. In the same breath the Son …


Sins of Omission

October 25, 1868

Sins of Omission   “Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I command them to do; but they did them not.” — Jeremiah 11:8.   JEREMIAH was commissioned of God to bring a solemn …