Sermons from 1883

The New Year’s Guest

December 16, 1883

THE NEW YEAR’S GUEST.   “I was a stranger, and ye took me in.” — Matthew xxv. 35. “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” — John i. 12.   I LATELY received a New Year’s card, which suggested to me the …


Blessed Promises for Dying Outcasts

December 2, 1883

Blessed Promises for Dying Outcasts   “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom, no man seeketh after.”— Jeremiah xxx. 17.   THE promises of this verse will be exceedingly sweet to those who feel their personal need …


He Shall be Great

December 2, 1883

He Shall be Great   “He shall be great.”— Luke i. 32.   STRICTLY speaking, I suppose these words refer to the human nature of our Lord Jesus Christ, for it is as to his humanity that Christ was born of Mary. The context runs thus— “Behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and …


Mourners, Inquirers, Covenanters

November 25, 1883

MOURNERS, INQUIRERS, COVENANTERS.   “In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God. They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves …


Fathers in Christ

November 18, 1883

FATHERS IN CHRIST.   “I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning.” . . . . “I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning.”— 1 John ii. 13, 14.   OBSERVE the difference in the two verses: John first says, “I write,” and then, …

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Strange Things

November 18, 1883

Strange Things   “We have seen strange things to day.” — Luke v. 26.   THE world is growing very old, and dull, and commonplace. One takes the newspaper, and, often, after glancing through it, has to say, “There is really nothing in it,” the reason probably being that there is nothing fresh or new happening on the earth, …


Sonship Questioned

November 15, 1883

Sonship Questioned   “And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God.” — Matthew iv. 3.   IN speaking upon the temptation of our Lord, I want first to say a few words that ought always to be remembered by those who are tempted, lest they be surcharged with unnecessary sorrow. And …


A Luther Sermon at the Tabernacle

November 11, 1883

A LUTHER SERMON AT THE TABERNACLE “But the just shall live by his faith.”— Habakkuk ii. 4. THIS text is three times employed by the apostle Paul as an argument. Read Romans i. 17, Galatians iii. 11, and Hebrews x. 38: in each of these cases it runs, “The just shall live by faith.” This is the …


Questions and Answers concerning Zion

November 8, 1883

Questions and Answers concerning Zion   “What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.” — Isaiah xiv. 32.   ZION evidently attracted great attention in its own day, and I suppose that the term “Zion” stood for the whole city. It …


Jehovah Hath Spoken: Will Ye Not Hear?

November 4, 1883

Jehovah Hath Spoken: Will Ye Not Hear?   “Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken. Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make …