Sermons from 1878

A Vile Weed and a Fair Flower


A Vile Weed and a Fair Flower   “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”— …


The Immoveability of the Believer

December 22, 1878

The Immoveability of the Believer   “They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.”— Psalm cxxv. 1.   THIS is the first verse of one of the Songs of degrees. These Songs were probably sung by the pilgrims as they went up to Jerusalem, when they halted at …


Forgiveness Made Easy


Forgiveness Made Easy “Forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”—Ephesians iv. 32. THE heathen moralists, when they wished to teach virtue, could not point to the example of their gods, for, according to their mythologists, the gods were a compound of every imaginable, and, I had almost said, unimaginable vice. Many of …


A Fear to be Desired

November 7, 1878

A Fear to be Desired      “And shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.” — Hosea iii. 5.   November 7th, 1878   THIS passage refers in the first place to the Jews. If we read the whole verse, and the preceding one, we shall see that they describe the present sad condition of God’s ancient people, …


Sorrow at the Cross Turned into Joy

November 3, 1878

Sorrow at the Cross Turned into Joy   “Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she …


Pray, Always Pray

November 3, 1878

Pray, Always Pray     “At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.” — John xvi. 26, 27.   November 3rd, 1878   THE present time, in …


The Church Encouraged and Exhorted

October 27, 1878

The Church Encouraged and Exhorted   “Bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth.” — Isaiah xliii. 6.   IF you will look at the connection of these words, you will see that they were spoken with the view of encouraging the Church: “Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring …


The Prosperous Man’s Reminder

October 27, 1878

THE PROSPEROUS MAN'S REMINDER.   “I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought. According to their pasture, so were they filled; they wore filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me. Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them: I will …


Receiving the Kingdom of God as Little Child

October 20, 1878

Receiving the Kingdom of God as Little Child   “Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.” — Luke xviii. 17.   WHEN our Lord blessed the little children he was making his last journey to Jerusalem. It was thus a farewell blessing which …


The Hope Laid Up in Heaven

October 13, 1878

The Hope Laid Up in Heaven   “For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel.”— Colossians i. 5.    THREE graces should be always conspicuous in Christians— faith, love, and hope. They are each mentioned by Paul in the opening verses of the …