Sermons from 1886

A Mingled Strain


A Mingled Strain   "Purge me with hyssop, and I shall he clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” — Psalm li. 7.   IN what state of heart should we come to the communion-table? It is no light matter: in what manner shall we come before the Lord in so sacred an ordinance? By the …


“And We Are”: A Jewel from the Revised Version

December 19, 1886

“And We Are”: A Jewel From The Revised Version   DEAR friends, the most of my text will be found in our Old Version; but for once I shall ask you to look elsewhere for a part of it.      A genuine fragment of inspired Scripture has been dropped by our older translators, and it is too precious …

1 John:3:1

“Thy Rowers Have Brought Thee Into Great Waters.”

December 12, 1886

“Thy Rowers Have Brought Thee Into Great Waters.”   “Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters.” — Ezekiel xxvii. 26.   THIS was spoken by the prophet concerning Tyre, that great mercantile city where all the commerce of the East found its outlet towards the West. Tyre, when the Chaldeans invaded Palestine, had greatly rejoiced at the fall …


One More Cast of the Great Net

November 14, 1886

One More Cast of the Great Net “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.”— Joel ii. 32. I THOUGHT within myself, …


Paul’s Persuasion

November 7, 1886

Paul’s Persuasion   “For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” — Romans viii. 38, 39.   A CHRISTIAN …


Our Ascended Lord

November 7, 1886

Our Ascended Lord   “Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.” — 1 Peter iii. 22.   LAST Lord’s-day morning we considered the humiliation of our divine Lord, and I think, if one may speak for the rest, that we consciously and deeply …

1 Peter:3:22

Shame Leading to Salvation

October 31, 1886

Shame Leading to Salvation   “Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD. Psalm lxxxiii. 16.   THIS is a very terrible Psalm. It contains some prayers against the enemies of God and of his people that crash with the thunder of indignation. You know that we are bidden to love our enemies, but …


Our Sympathizing High Priest

October 31, 1886

 Our Sympathizing High Priest   “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; …


The Best Bread

October 28, 1886

The Best Bread   “I am that bread of life.”— John vi. 48.   You will observe that our Lord here speaks concerning himself. He speaks not of his words merely, nor of his offices, nor of his work, but of himself. “I am that bread of life.” And herein he teaches us all to fix our eye mainly …


Love’s Complaining

October 24, 1886

LOVE’S COMPLAINING.   “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” — Revelation ii. 4, 5.   IT was the …