Sermons from 1870

Life in Christ

December 31, 1870

Life in Christ   "Because I live, ye shall live also."—John 14:19        This world saw our Lord Jesus for a very little time, but now it seeth him no more. It only saw him with the outward eye and after a carnal sort, so that when the clouds received him and concealed him from bodily vision, …


The Sages, The Star, and The Saviour

December 25, 1870

The Sages, The Star, and The Saviour   “Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”— Matthew ii. 2.   THE incarnation of the Son of God was one of the greatest events in the history of the universe. Its actual occurrence …


Joseph’s Bones

December 18, 1870

Joseph's Bones   “By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.” — Hebrews xi. 22.   WE cannot readily tell which action in a gracious life God may set the most store by. The Holy Spirit in this chapter selects out of good men’s lives …


Purging Out the Leaven

December 11, 1870

Purging Out the Leaven   “Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out, therefore, the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast, not with did leaven, neither with the leaven of …

1 Corinthians:5:6-8

The Essence of the Gospel

December 4, 1870

The Essence of the Gospel   “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” — John iii. 18. I   MAY have preached from this text before, I may have done so several times; if I …


Our King Our Joy

November 27, 1870

Our King Our Joy   “Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.” — Psalm cxlix. 2.   THE book of Psalms ends in a sacred tumult of joyous praise. There is praise in it all through, though sometimes it is but a still small voice, but when you reach the concluding Psalms you hear thunders of …


The Saint One with His Savior

November 20, 1870

The Saint One with His Savior   “He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.”— 1 Corinthians vi. 17.   THE connection of our text is very terrible. When we are reading the sixteenth verse one seems to remember Sodom, its infamy, and the fire and brimstone that came down from heaven upon it; but here in …

1 Corinthians:6:17

New Uses for Old Trophies

November 19, 1870

New Uses for Old Trophies   "King David's spears and shields, that were in the temple of the Lord."—2 Kings 11:10        When David had fought with an adversary, and overcome him, he took away his armor and his weapons, and as other victorious heroes were wont to do, he bore them home as mementoes of his …

2 Kings:11:10


November 13, 1870

Iconoclast   “He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it; and he called it Nehushtan. He trusted in the Lord God of Israel; so that after him …

2 Kings:18:4, 5

Right Replies to Right Requests

November 6, 1870

Right Replies to Right Requests   “If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, …