Sermons from 1882

Jehovah’s Challenge

December 31, 1882

Jehovah’s Challenge   “Is there any thing too hard for me?” — Jeremiah xxxii. 27.   A TRUTH may be sincerely believed by us, and yet it may do us good to have it put in the form of a question. As I read the chapter, I called your attention to Jeremiah’s confident declaration to God, “There is nothing …


Supposing Him to be the Gardner

December 31, 1882

“SUPPOSING HIM TO BE THE GARDENER.”   “Supposing him to be the gardener.” — John xx. 15.   I WAS sitting about a fortnight ago in a very lovely garden, in the midst of all kinds of flowers which were blooming in delightful abundance all around. Screening myself from the heat of the sun under the overhanging boughs of …


Learning in Private what to Teach in Public

December 24, 1882

Learning in Private what to Teach in Public   “What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.” — Matthew x. 27.   I HOPE that many who are now present long beyond everything else to be useful to their fellow-creatures. We do not …


The Star and the Wise Men

December 24, 1882

THE STAR AND THE WISE MEN.   “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to …


Neither Forsaken nor Forgotten

November 5, 1882

Neither Forsaken nor Forgotten   “Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands.” — Isaiah xlix. 16.   You have probably noticed, dear friends, while reading the chapter from which our text is taken, that it seems to divide itself into two parts. The first portion concerns that glorious Servant of God, “who, being in the …


The General Convocation Around Mount Zion

November 5, 1882

THE GENERAL CONVOCATION AROUND MOUNT ZION.   “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits …


Christ in Bonds

November 2, 1882

Christ in Bonds   “Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.” (The Revised Version says, “Annas therefore sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.”) — John xviii. 24.   OUR only subject, on this occasion, is, CHRIST IN BONDS, — the Son of God as an Ambassador in bonds, a King in chains, — …


The Law Written on the Heart

October 29, 1882

The Law Written on the Heart   “After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts.”— Jeremiah xxxi. 33.   LAST Lord’s-day morning we spoke of the first great blessing of the covenant of grace, namely, the full forgiveness of sins. Then we dilated with delight upon …


A Sincere Summary, and a Searching Scrutiny

October 29, 1882

A Sincere Summary, and a Searching Scrutiny   “I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.” — Psalm cxix. 168. “I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.” — Psalm cxix. 176.   IF anyone says that these two texts contradict one another, …


Christ Before Annas

October 26, 1882

Christ Before Annas     “Then the hand and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and hound him, and led him away to Annas first: for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year. . . . The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of …