Sermons from 1885

The Preacher’s Last Sermon for the Season

November 29, 1885

The Preacher's Last Sermon for the Season   “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.”— John vii. 37.   THE officers were after our Lord, and he knew it. He could spy them out in the crowd, but he was …


But a Step

November 29, 1885

But a Step   “There is but a step between me and death.”— 1 Samuel xx. 3. THIS was David’s description of his own condition. King Saul was seeking to destroy him. The bitter malice of that king would not be satisfied with anything short of the blood of his rival. Jonathan did not know this. He could …

1 Samuel:20:3

The Dream of Barley Cake

November 22, 1885

The Dream of Barley Cake   “And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, …


Abraham’s Double Blessing

November 8, 1885

Abraham’s Double Blessing   “I will bless thee, . . . . and thou shalt be a blessing.” — Genesis xii. 2.   THIS was to be the double result of Abraham’s coming out from his own country and his father’s house. Those Orientals clung with great tenacity to their native homes. We in these latter ages are not …


Hagar at the Fountain

November 8, 1885

Hagar at the Fountain    “And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi.” — Genesis xvi. 13, 14.   You know the story of Hagar. I am not going to deal with …


After Two Days is the Passover

November 1, 1885

After Two Days is the Passover   “Ye know that after two clays is . . . the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.” — Matthew xxvi. 2.   ONE likes to know how a great commander feels before a battle. What is his state of mind, and how does he look forward to …


Death and Life: The Wage and the Gift

November 1, 1885

Death and Life: The Wage and the Gift   “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”— Romans vi. 23.   IN the fifth chapter of this Epistle, Paul had shown at considerable length our justification from sin through the righteousness of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Our …


Deadness and Quickening

October 29, 1885

Deadness and Quickening   “Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.” — Psalm cxix. 37.   DAVID, when he wrote these words, was in downright earnest. There were times with him when he grow lukewarm and cold, and then we remember that lie soon fell into grievous sin; but at the time …


A Programme Never Carried Out

October 25, 1885

A Programme Never Carried Out   “And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and …

Luke:15:20, 21


October 25, 1885

Jubilate   “Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, …