Sermons from 1890

God fighting Sin

December 28, 1890

God fighting Sin   “But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.”— Isaiah lxiii. 10.   THIS is a terrible case. When God is turned to be a man’s enemy, and fights against him, he is in a desperate plight. With other enemies we may contend …


Camp Law and Camp Life

December 14, 1890

Camp Law and Camp Life   “For the Lord thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy; that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.”— Deuteronomy xxiii. 14.    I WILL scarcely allude to the context, …


The Lord no more Wroth with his People

December 7, 1890

The Lord no more Wroth with his People   “For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not he wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.”— Isaiah liv. 9.   BEFORE any person could …


“So it is.”

November 30, 1890

"So it is."   “Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.”— Job v. 27.   THUS closed a forcible speech by Eliphaz the Temanite: it may be called his “summing up.” He virtually says, “What I have testified in the name of my friends is no dream of …


The Memory of Christ’s Love

November 2, 1890

The Memory of Christ’s Love   “We will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.”— Song of Solomon i. 4.   I DO not think I can preach to-night; I feel so weary, and worn, and ill. Still, I can talk to you a little concerning the great love of Christ. If I were dying, I …

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Little Faith and Great Faith

November 2, 1890

Little Faith and Great Faith   “O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”— Matthew xiv. 31. “O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt.”— Matthew xv.28.   BETWEEN the very lowest degree of faith and a state of unbelief there is a great gulf. An abyss immeasurable yawns between the man who …


The Perseverance of Faith

October 30, 1890

The Perseverance of Faith   “Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.”— Matthew xv. 28.   I HAVE frequently spoken to you concerning the faith of this Canaanitish woman, of the way in which Christ …


The Blessing of the High Priest

October 26, 1890

The Blessing of the High Priest   “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord …


Blessing for Blessing

October 26, 1890

Blessing for Blessing   “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” — Ephesians i. …


Members of Christ

October 23, 1890

Members of Christ   “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.” — Ephesians v. 30.   YESTERDAY, when I had the painful task of speaking at the funeral of our dear friend, Mr. William Olney, I took the text which I am going to take again now. I am using it again …