Sermons from 1872

The Essence of Simplicity

December 29, 1872

The Essence of Simplicity   “Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when ho had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?” — John ix. 35, 36.   THIS text is from the story of the …

John:9:35-36

The Hexapla of Mystery

December 22, 1872

The Hexapla of Mystery   “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 iii. 16.   THE apostle tells us in the preceeding verse that the Lord has a …

1 Timothy:3:16

Jesus, The King of Truth

December 19, 1872

Jesus, The King of Truth   “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth my …

John:18:37

Dwell Deep, O Dedan!

1872

Dwell Deep, O Dedan!   “Dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan.” — Jeremiah xlix. 8.   WE do not quite know who these inhabitants of Dedan were, but in all probability they were some Arabian tribe or tribes. Perhaps they were descendants of Keturah. This Arabian tribe probably dwelt in the rock city of Petra, and were mingled with …

Jeremiah:49:8

The Thorn in the Flesh

December 8, 1872

The Thorn in the Flesh   “And lest I should he exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from …

2 Corinthians:12:7, 8, 9

Living Temples for the Living God

1872

Living Temples for the Living God   “Thus saith the Lord, the heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord; but …

Isaiah:66:1-2

Our Gifts, and How to Use Them

1872

Our Gifts, and How to Use Them   “Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God. which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.”— 2 Timothy i. 6.   I SUPPOSE that Timothy was a somewhat retiring youth and that from the gentleness of his nature he needed to be …

2 Timothy:1:6

The Life, Walk, and Triumph of Faith

1872

The Life, Walk, and Triumph of Faith   “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 xvii. 1, …

Genesis:17:1-2

A Visit to the Tomb

1872

A Visit to the Tomb   “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” — Matthew xxviii. 6.   THE holy women, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, came to the sepulchre, hoping to find there the body of their Lord, which they intended to embalm. Their intention …

Matthew:28:6

The Secret Food and the Public Name

1872

The Secret Food and the Public Name   “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of Hosts.” — Jeremiah xv. 16.   JEREMIAH had been greatly persecuted for his faithfulness in delivering the word …

Jeremiah:15:16