Sermons from 1889

The Unchanging God Cheering Jacob in His Change of Dwelling-place

December 1, 1889

The Unchanging God Cheering Jacob in His Change of Dwelling-place   “And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I. And …

Genesis:46:1-4

All Comers to Christ Welcomed

November 17, 1889

All Comers to Christ Welcomed   “Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. — John vi. 37.   CHRIST will not die in vain. His Father gave him a certain number to be the reward of his soul travail, and he will have every one of them, as he said, “All that the Father …

John:6:37

The Father’s Love to His Dying Son

November 17, 1889

The Father’s Love to His Dying Son   “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.”— John x. 17.   OUR Lord Jesus here speaks of himself in his complex personality as God and Man, the Mediator between God and men. As such, he comes to us first at …

John:10:17

The Lord Leading; David Following

November 14, 1889

The Lord Leading; David Following   “And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines. And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; …

2 Samuel:5:24, 25

The Lord’s Famous Titles

November 10, 1889

The Lord’s Famous Titles   “The LORD looseth the prisoners: the LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous: the LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.”— Psalm cxlvi. 7— 9.   THIS morning, …

Psalms:146:7-9

The Drought of Nature, the Rain of Grace, and the Lesson Therefrom

November 10, 1889

The Drought of Nature, The Rain of Grace, and the Lesson Therefrom   “And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads. Because the ground is chapt, for there was no …

Jeremiah:14:3-4 & 22

Earth’s Vanities, and Heaven’s Verities

November 7, 1889

Earth’s Vanities, and Heaven’s Verities   “Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.” …

Psalms:39:6-8

The Burden of the Word of the Lord

1889

The Burden of the Word of the Lord   “The burden of the word of the Lord.”— Malachi i. 1.   THE prophets of old were no triflers. They did not run about as idle tellers of tales, but they carried a burden. Those who at this time speak in the name of the Lord, if they are indeed …

Malachi:1:1

Christ’s Dying Word for His Church

November 3, 1889

Christ’s Dying Word for His Church   “It is finished.” — John xix. 30.   IN the original Greek of John’s Gospel, there is only one word for this utterance of our Lord. To translate it into English, we have to use three words; but when it was spoken, it was only one,— an ocean of meaning in a …

John:19:30

By the Fountain

November 3, 1889

By the Fountain   “Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall.” — Genesis xlix. 22. “And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Lord be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath.”— Deuteronomy xxxiii. 13.   DEAR friends, …

Genesis:49:22