Sermons from 1881

Chastened Happiness

December 25, 1881

Chastened Happiness    “They shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.” — Jeremiah xxxiii. 9.   GOD’S ancient people sadly provoked him with their idolatries from age to age. He was longsuffering to them to the last degree, but at length he grew weary of them, and according …


The Best Christmas Fare

December 25, 1881

The Best Christmas Fare   “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!— Psalm cxix. 103.   THIS is a time of feasting; and we may as well have our feast as other people have theirs. Let us see whether there is not something for our spiritual palate, something to satisfy our …


The Main Matter

November 6, 1881

The Main Matter   “Many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: but these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that, believing, ye might have life through his name.”— John xx. 30,31.   THE public life of our …


Feeding on the Bread of Life

November 6, 1881

Feeding on the Bread of Life    


Baptism- A Burial

October 30, 1881

Baptism- A Burial   "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness …


Why Some Sinners are not Pardoned

October 30, 1881

Why Some Sinners are not Pardoned   “And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity?” — Job vii. 21.   No man should rest until he is sure that his sin is forgiven. It may be forgiven, and he may be sure that it is forgiven; and he ought not to give rest to …


Without Christ-Nothing

October 23, 1881

Without Christ-Nothing    “Without me ye can do nothing.” — John xv. 5.   THIS is not the language of a man of ordinary mould. No saint, no prophet, no apostle would ever have addressed a company of faithful men, and have said to them, “Without me ye can do nothing.” Had Jesus Christ been, as some say, a …


Flee from the Wrath to Come

October 23, 1881

Flee from the Wrath to Come   “Who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” — Matthew iii. 7. “Who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.”  — Hebrews vi. 18.   WE will first consider the question of John the Baptist: “When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees …


God’s Non-Remembrance of Sin

October 22, 1881

God's Non-Remembrance of Sin   “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.” — Isaiah xliii. 25. “For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”— Jeremiah xxxi. 34. “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their …


Marvellous Lovingkindness

October 20, 1881

Marvellous Lovingkindness   “Show thy marvellous lovingkindness.” — Psalm xvii. 7.   THE Lord’s people, in the time of their trouble, know where to go for comfort and relief. Being taught of God, they do not hew out to themselves broken cisterns, which can hold no water; but they turn to the ever-flowing fountain, they go to the well-head, …