Sermons from 1888

The Trial of Your Faith

December 2, 1888

The Trial of Your Faith   “The trial of your faith.”— 1 Peter i. 7.   IT is a great thing if any man can truthfully speak to you, my brother, about “your faith” for all men have not faith, and wherever faith is found, it is the token of divine favour. True faith is, in every case, of …

1 Peter:1:7

“On His Breast”

November 18, 1888

"On His Breast"   “Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it? Jesus answered, He it is to whom I …

John:13:23-26

A Paradox

November 4, 1888

A Paradox   “When I am weak, then am I strong.” — 2 Corinthians xii. 10.   THE expression is paradoxical, and seems somewhat singular; yet it was the experience of the apostle Paul, a man of calm spirit, by no means fanciful, a wise man, and far removed from a fanatic. It was the experience of one who …

2 Corinthians:12:10

A Life-long Occupation

October 14, 1888

A Life-long Occupation   “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”— Hebrews xiii. 15.   IT is instructive to notice where this verse stands. The connection is a golden setting to the gem of the text. Here we have a description …

Hebrews:13:15

A Free Grace Promise

October 11, 1888

A Free Grace Promise   “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered.” — Joel ii. 32.   VENGEANCE was in full career. The armies of divine justice had been called forth for war: “They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of …

Joel:2:32

No Compromise

October 7, 1888

No Compromise   “And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou earnest? And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not ray son thither again. The Lord God of heaven, which …

Genesis:24:5-8

A Royal Funeral

October 7, 1888

A Royal Funeral   “And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came …

John:19:38-42

Guidance to Grace and Glory

October 4, 1888

Guidance to Grace and Glory   “Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.”— Psalm lxxiii. 24.   THE psalmist here evidently perceives that his Lord is near; he does not so much speak of God as to him: “Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel.” You know what the French call, tutoyage,— thou-ing …

Psalms:123:24

Once Dead, Now Alive

September 30, 1888

Once Dead, Now Alive   “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.”— Ephesians ii. 1.   I PREACHED to you, this morning, the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead, and its various bearings; but unless you have experienced spiritual resurrection, you do not understand that doctrine, and you cannot grasp its meaning. Spiritual …

Ephesians:2:1

Consolation from Resurrection

September 30, 1888

Consolation from Resurrection   “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.” — Hosea xiii. 14.   THIS verse stands in the midst of a long line of threatenings. Like …

Hosea:13:14