Sermons from 1887

Small Rain for Tender Herbs

December 25, 1887

Small Rain for Tender Herbs   “As the small rain upon the tender herb.”— Deuteronomy xxxii. 2.   THIS is the language of the great prophet Moses, “My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass.” We read of …

Deuteronomy:32:2

Public Testimony: A Debt to God and Man

1887

Public Testimony: A Debt to God and Man   “Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king’s household.” …

2 Kings:7:9

God’s Longsuffering: An Appeal to the Conscience

1887

God’s Longsuffering: An Appeal to the Conscience    “And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation.” — 2 Peter iii. 15.   JESUS is well called “our Lord,” let us at the commencement adore him. Let us each one cry to him, “My Lord, and my God.” It is a long, long time since our Lord went …

2 Peter:3:15

The Heart: A Gift for God

December 11, 1887

The Heart: A Gift for God   “My son, give me thine heart.”— Proverbs xxiii. 26.   THESE are the words of Solomon speaking in the name of wisdom, which wisdom is but another name for the Lord Jesus Christ, who is made of God unto us wisdom. If you ask, “What is the highest wisdom upon the earth?” …

Proverbs:23:26

Five Links in a Golden Chain

November 6, 1887

Five Links in a Golden Chain   “To Titus, mine own [or, “true”] son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.” — Titus i. 4.   AMONG the friends of Paul, Titus was one of the most useful and one of the best beloved. Paul was the …

Titus:1:4

Song for the Free, and Hope for the Bound

November 6, 1887

Song for the Free, and Hope for the Bound   “He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut …

Psalms:107:14-16

Driving Away the Vultures from the Sacrifice

November 3, 1887

Driving Away the Vultures from the Sacrifice   “And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.”— Genesis xv. 11.   ABRAHAM, when he was childless, received the amazing promise that his seed should be as the stars of heaven for number. This he believed, and his faith in Jehovah “was counted unto him for …

Genesis:15:11

A Sermon for Time Present

October 30, 1887

A Sermon for Time Present   “In that day it shall he said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy …

Zephaniah:3:16-18

Two Immutable Things

October 30, 1887

Two Immutable Things   “Yea, I aware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.” — Ezekiel xvi. 8.    DURING this last summer, I took a little journey into the country, as I had an opportunity of preaching and visiting in the region where I lived as a little …

Ezekiel:6:8

He Cometh with Clouds

October 27, 1887

He Cometh with Clouds   “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”— Revelation i. 7.   IN reading the chapter we observed how the beloved John saluted the seven churches in Asia with, “Grace and …

Revelation:1:7