Sermons from 1873

My Restorer

December 27, 1873

My Restorer   “He restoreth my soul.” — Psalm xxiii. 3.   THIS sweetest of the Psalms sings of many mercies which the happy soul of the believer receives, and it traces all those benefits to one source, namely to the Good Shepherd himself. “I shall not want.” Why? Because the Lord is my Shepherd. I lie down in …


The Parent’s and Pastor’s Joy

December 21, 1873

The Parent's and Pastor's Joy   “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” — 3 John, 4.   JOHN speaks of himself as though he were a father, and, therefore, we concede to parents the right to use the language of the text. Sure am I that many of you here present, …

3 John:4

The Gentleness of Jesus

December 14, 1873

The Gentleness of Jesus   “He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.” — Matthew xii. 19, 20, 21.   EVERY single …

Matthew:12:19, 20, 21

Consolation for the Despairing

December 6, 1873

Consolation for the Despairing   “For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.”— Psalm xxxi. 22.   I DESIRE at this time to speak to those who are much depressed in spirit, the sons of despondency and daughters of mourning, …


The Great Jail, and How to Get Out of It

November 30, 1873

The Great Jail, and How to Get Out of It   “But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.” — Galatians iii. 22.   IN every work which we undertake it is most important that we should act upon right principles; for if we …


A Mighty Plea

November 22, 1873

A Mighty Plea   “Thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me.”— Psalm xxvii. 9.   IN times of distress it is somewhat a difficulty to have a choice of helpers, because while we are making our selection, the danger may have overtaken us. While the fox was considering which way to run, the hounds had …


Death for Sin, and Death to Sin

November 16, 1873

Death for Sin, and Death to Sin   “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”— 1 Peter ii. 24.   PETER in this chapter exhorted Christians to holiness, and dwelt upon that branch of holiness which …

1 Peter:2:24

Good News for the Destitute

November 9, 1873

Good News for the Destitute   “He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.”— Psalm cii. 17.   OBSERVE that the verse which precedes the text describes the Lord as appearing in his glory. His Zion is to be built up, and therefore her King puts on the robes of his splendour. The imagery …


The Minister’s Plea

November 1, 1873

The Minister's Plea   “Through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.”— Philippians i. 19.   THE apostle was in prison, in great jeopardy of his life: he was much troubled by many who had begun to preach Jesus Christ, but did not preach him in a proper spirit: he was also often depressed by …


To Sabbath-School Teachers and Other Soul-Winners

October 19, 1873

TO SABBATH-SCHOOL TEACHERS AND OTHER SOUL-WINNERS.   “Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.”— James v. 19, 20.   JAMES is pre-eminently practical. If he were, indeed, …

James:5:19, 20