Sermons from 1877

The Golden Prayer

December 30, 1877

The Golden Prayer   “Father, glorify thy name.” — John xii. 28.   IN the first part of my discourse this morning I shall strictly keep to my text, as the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and endeavour to show what it teaches us with regard to him. These are his own words, and it would be robbery …


Jesus Christ Himself

December 9, 1877

Jesus Christ Himself   “Jesus Christ himself.” — Ephesians ii. 20.   “JESUS CHRIST himself” is to occupy all our thoughts this morning. What an ocean opens up before me! Here is sea-room for the largest barque! In which direction shall I turn your thoughts? I am embarrassed with riches. I know not where to begin: and when I …


God’s Thoughts and Ways Far Above Ours

December 2, 1877

God's Thoughts and Ways Far Above Ours   “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are ray ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” — Isaiah lv. 8, 9.   VERY often must the great truth …

Isaiah:55:8, 9

The Evidence of Our Lord’s Wounds

December 2, 1877

The Evidence of Our Lord’s Wounds   “Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.” — John xx. 27.   AMONG US at this day we have many persons who are like Thomas— dubious, demanding signs and …


Sins of Ignorance

November 25, 1877

Sins of Ignorance   “And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the Lord; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity. And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for …

Leviticus:5:17, 18

Jesus Interceding for Transgressors

November 18, 1877

Jesus Interceding for Transgressors   “And made intercession for the transgressors.” — Isaiah liii. 12.   OUR blessed Lord made intercession for transgressors in so many words while he was being crucified, for he was heard to say, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” It is generally thought that he uttered this prayer at the …


God’s Goodness Leading to Repentance

November 18, 1877

God’s Goodness Leading to Repentance     “The goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance.” — Romans ii. 4.     November 18th, 1877   GOD is often exceedingly good to those who are utterly unworthy of such treatment. “He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good indeed, sometimes, the evil seem to have more of the sunshine …


A Round of Delights

November 11, 1877

A Round of Delights   “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” — Romans xv. 13.   THIS is one of the richest passages in the Word of God. It is so full of instruction that I cannot hope …


Our Hiding-Place

November 11, 1877

Our Hiding-Place   “And a man shall be as a hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest.” — Isaiah xxxii. 2.   ONE who is really worthy to be called “a man” is a rare creature. There are great numbers of human beings, who come under the generic name “men”, who do not possess those noble, …


The Cause and Cure of Weariness in Sabbath-School Teachers

November 8, 1877

The Cause and Cure of Weariness in Sabbath-School Teachers   “Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”— Galatians vi. 9.   THIS verse occurs in the Epistle to the Galatians, which so plainly sets forth the grand doctrine of justification by faith, and teaches us, most plainly, …