Sermons from 2017

Vanities and Verities

October 30, 2017

VANITIES AND VERITIES.   “We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”— 2 Corinthians iv. 18.   THE apostle Paul was by no means a stoic. He had not conquered all human feeling, and rendered …

2 Corinthians:4:18

Coming – Always Coming

October 29, 2017

COMING — ALWAYS COMING.   “To whom coming.” — 1 Peter ii. 4.   THE apostle is speaking of the Lord Jesus, of whom he had previously said, “If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious,” and he follows that sentence up with this, “To whom coming as unto a living stone.” Now, I want to …

1 Peter:2:4

The Student’s Prayer

October 29, 2017

THE STUDENT’S PRAYER.   “Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.”— Psalm cxix. 27.   WHEN we seek any good thing from God, we ought also to consider how we may use it for his glory. It is meet that desires for good things should flow from good motives. …

Psalms:119:27

Manoah’s Wife and her Excellent Argument

October 29, 2017

MANOAH’S WIFE AND HER EXCELLENT ARGUMENT.   “And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God. But his wife said unto him, If the Lord were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have shewed us all these things, …

Judges:13:22-23

Work for Jesus

October 29, 2017

Work for Jesus   “Son, go work to-day in my vineyard.”— Matthew xxi. 28.   I AM not going to confine myself to the connection of these words, nor to use them strictly after the manner in which they were first spoken. I may, perhaps, explain the parable very briefly at the close; but I take leave to withdraw …

Matthew:21:28

A Cheery Word in Troublous Times

October 29, 2017

A CHEERY WORD IN TROUBLOUS TIMES.   “Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.”— Acts xxvii. 25.   THE presence of a brave man in the hour of danger is a very great comfort to his companions. It is a grand thing to observe Paul so bold, …

Acts:27:25

Retreat Impossible

October 29, 2017

Retreat Impossible   “I have opened my mouth unto the Lord,and I cannot go hack.” — Judges xi. 35.   IN Jephthah’s case there were good reasons for going back. He had made a rash vow, and such things are much better broken than kept. If a man makes a vow to commit a crime his vow to do …

Judges:11:35

Idols Abolished

October 29, 2017

IDOLS ABOLISHED.   “Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols?”— Hosea xiv. 8.   IDOLATRY was the great sin of the ten tribes represented by Ephraim: indeed, it is the sin of the entire human race. When we speak of idolatry we need not think of blocks of wood and stone, and black men …

Hosea:14:8

Dagon’s Ups and Downs

October 29, 2017

DAGON’S UPS AND DOWNS. “When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. And they took Dagon, and set him in …

1 Samuel:5:2-4

A Family Sermon

October 29, 2017

A Family Sermon   “And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark…. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.”— Genesis vii.1 and 7.   GOD in infinite grace had entered into covenant with …

Genesis:7:1