Sermons from 1884

The Ascension and the Second Advent Practically Considered

December 28, 1884

The Ascension and the Second Advent Practically Considered   “And while they looked stedfastlv toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come …

Acts:1:10-11

Luminous Words

December 28, 1884

Luminous Words   “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, hut to the will of …

1 Peter:4:1-3

The Great Birthday of Our Coming Age

December 21, 1884

The Great Birthday of Our Coming Age    “Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: but when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might …

Galatians:4:3-6

Exceeding Gladness

December 21, 1884

Exceeding Gladness   “For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.”— Psalm xxi. 6.   You have heard a great many sermons upon the Man of Sorrows. I am sure that you have not heard too many; and if, from this time to the end of your life, you …

Psalms:21:6

A Sweet Silver Bell Ringing in Each Believers Heart

December 18, 1884

A Sweet Silver Bell Ringing in Each Believer’s Heart   “My God will hear me.” — Micah vii. 7.   WHAT a charming sentence! Can you say it? Only five words, but what meaning! Huge volumes of poetry have appeared from Chaucer even to Tennyson; but it seems to me that the essence of poetry lies hid in a …

Micah:7:7

Cords and Cart-Ropes

December 14, 1884

Cords and Cart-Ropes   “Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope.”— Isaiah v. 18.   THE text begins with “Woe;” but when we get a woe in this book of blessings it is sent as a warning, that we may escape from woe. God’s woes are better …

Isaiah:5:18

Jonah’s Resolve, or “Look Again”!

December 14, 1884

Jonah's Resolve, or "Look Again"!   “Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.”— Jonah ii. 4.   WHAT a complex creature is man! Those who fancy that they can fully describe him do not understand him. He is a riddle and a contradiction. As says Ralph Erskine— “I’m …

Jonah:2:4

A Wonder Explained by Greater Wonders

December 7, 1884

A Wonder Explained by Greater Wonders   “Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not.” —Lamentations iii. 57.   How different are our experiences from our fears! This man of God had said, “When I cry and shout he shutteth out my prayer.” He had said again, “Thou hast covered thyself with …

Lamentations:3:57

The Threshing-Floor of Ornan

November 9, 1884

The Threshing-Floor of Ornan   “At that time when David saw that the Lord had answered him in the threshing-floor of Oman the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.”— 1 Chronicles xxi. 28. “Then David said, This is the house of the Lord God, and this is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.”— 1 Chronicles xxii. 1. DAVID …

1 Chronicles:21:28

Elijah’s Plea

November 9, 1884

Elijah's Plea   “Let it be known that I have done all these things at thy word.”— 1 Kings xviii. 36.   THE acts of Elijah were very singular. It had not been known from the foundations of the earth that a man should shut up the doors of the rain for the space of three years. Yet Elijah …

1 Kings:18:36