Sermons from 1879

Prayer to God in Trouble an Acceptable Sacrifice

November 9, 1879

Prayer to God in Trouble an Acceptable Sacrifice    “And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.”— Psalm 1. 15.   THE Lord God in this Psalm is described as having a controversy with his people. He summons heaven and earth to hear him while he utters his reproof. …


Satan in a Rage

November 2, 1879

Satan in a Rage   “Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”— Revelation xii. 12.   THE great battle in the heavenlies has been fought; our glorious Michael has for ever overthrown the dragon, …


Refuges of Lies and What Will Become of Them

October 26, 1879

Refuges of Lies and What Will Become of Them    “Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.” — Isaiah xxviii. 17.   OVER against amazing mercy the Holy Spirit sets awakening judgment. The acceptable year …


Marvellous Light

October 26, 1879

Marvellous Light.     “His marvellous light.” — 1 Peter ii. 9.   October 26th, 1879   EVERYTHING about a true Christian is marvellous. He is a marvel to himself, and a marvel to all who are round about him. Mere professors — men-made Christians — people who have made themselves Christians by their own free will apart from the Spirit of …

1 Peter:2:9

Number 1,500, or Lifting Up the Brazen Serpent

October 19, 1879

Number 1,500, or Lifting Up the Brazen Serpent    “And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.” — Numbers xxi. 9.   THIS discourse when it shall he printed will make fifteen …


The Teaching of Foot-Washing

October 12, 1879

The Teaching of Foot-Washing    “Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; he riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the …


The Cloud of Doves

October 12, 1879

The Cloud of Doves     “Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?” — Isaiah lx. 8.   WE believe that, in the latter days, according to the Word of God, men will flock to Christ, and to his Church, in far greater numbers than they have hitherto done. At present, we …


Mistrust of God Deplored and Denounced

October 5, 1879

Mistrust of God Deplored and Denounced    “How long will it be ere they believe me?”— Numbers xiv. 11.   THE children of Israel were very prone to unbelief. They wanted something visible to worship and to trust: they could not learn the lesson of faith in the One great Invisible, and hence they were one day bowing before …


Taking Hold of God’s Covenant

October 5, 1879

Taking Hold of God’s Covenant   “And take hold of my covenant.” — Isaiah lvi. 4. “And taketh hold of my covenant.” — Isaiah lvi. 6.   IT was generally supposed by the Jews that no one, except the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, could be in covenant relationship with God. You remember, however, how Paul says, m writing …


Self-Righteousness,-A Smouldering Heap of Rubbish

September 28, 1879

Self-Righteousness,-A Smouldering Heap of Rubbish    “Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am, holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.”— Isaiah lxv. 6.   THE apostle Paul shall be our interpreter here. You remember how in the tenth chapter of his Epistle to …