Sermons from 1876

The Two “Comes”

December 31, 1876

The Two "Comes"   “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”— Revelation xxii. 17.   OUR text stands at the end of the Book even as this day stands at the end of …


Great Forgiveness for Great Sin

December 31, 1876

Great Forgiveness for Great Sin   “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” — Ephesians i. 7.   You scarcely need me to say that Paul is here writing concerning the Lord Jesus Christ; indeed, Christ was his constant theme, both in preaching and writing. I have …


The Great Birthday

December 24, 1876

The Great Birthday   “The angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”— Luke ii. 10.   THERE is no reason upon earth beyond that of ecclesiastical custom why the 25th of December should be regarded as the birthday of our Lord and Saviour Jesus …


Return! Return

December 17, 1876

Return! Return     “Return, thou backsliding Israel . . . . Turn, O backsliding children ... . Return, ye backsliding children.” — Jeremiah iii. 12, 14, 22.     December 17th, 1876   IT is, indeed, a horrible thing that a saved soul should ever wander from its Saviour. After having had so much of past sin fully and freely forgiven, and …


Christ the Destroyer of Death

December 17, 1876

Christ the Destroyer of Death   “The last enemy that shall he destroyed is death.” — 1 Cor. xv. 26.   DURING four previous Sabbaths we have been following our Lord and Master through his great achievements: we have seen him as the end of the law, as the conqueror of Satan, as the overcomer of the world, as …

1 Corinthians:15:26

Hiding in Thee!

December 14, 1876

Hiding in Thee!     “I flee unto thee to hide me.” — Psalm cxliii. 9.     December 14th, 1876     WHAT a great mercy it is for us that David had not a smooth path and an easy life! We should have lost much valuable instruction if he had been able to hold on the even tenor of his way continually; …


Christ the Maker of All Things New

December 10, 1876

Christ the Maker of All Things New   “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” — 2 Corinthians, v. 17.   WE shall try to preach this morning of Christ as the Author of the new creation, and may we be enabled by …

2 Corinthians:5:17

Sham Conversion

December 10, 1876

Sham Conversion     “And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them. They feared the LORD and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence. Unto this day they …

2 Kings:17:25, 33-34

Christ the Overcomer of the World

December 3, 1876

Christ the Overcomer of the World   “Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”— John xvi. 33.   WHEN these words were spoken our Saviour was about to leave his disciples to go to his death for their sakes. His great anxiety was that they might not be too much cast down by the trials which would …


Love at Leisure

December 3, 1876

Love at Leisure “Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.” — Luke x. 39. December 3rd, 1876 MARY was full of a love to Christ which could be very active and self-sacrificing. I have read to you of her pouring the precious box of spikenard upon our Lord for his anointing. She was therefore …