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Jericho Captured

     I SEE many ministering brethren here. I think I shall follow the example of Martin Luther, who observes that he frequently saw in the Church at Wittemberg sundry learned doctors, and there usually sat there Dr. Justus Jonas and others, of whom he said, that they were infinitely greater and more wise than himself. “ But,” said Martin, “ I do not therefore alter my style of preaching:...

Joshua 6:2-3

Last Things

Dec 31 THE wise man saw the young and simple straying into the house of the strange woman. The house seemed so completely different from what he knew it to be, that he desired to shed a light upon it, that the young man might not sin in the dark, but might understand the nature of his deeds. The wise man looked abroad, and he saw but one lamp suitable to his...

Proverbs 5:11

Holy Work for Christmas

Dec 24 EVERY season has its own proper fruit: apples for autumn, holly berries for Christmas. The earth brings forth according to the period of the year, and with man there is a time for every purpose under heaven. At this season, the world is engaged in congratulating itself and in expressing its complimentary wishes for the good of its citizens; let me suggest extra and more solid work for Christians. As...

Luke 2:17-20

Open House for All Comers

Dec 17 IT is not very wonderful that the Pharisees could not understand the Saviour’s mode of action, not only because self-righteousness and bigotry had blinded their eyes, and callousness of heart to the interest of others had bound them up in the darkness of self-righteousness, but also because the Saviour’s mode of acting was contrary to the general current of the dispensation to which the Pharisee had been accustomed. The dispensation...

Luke 15:2

Open Heart for the Great Saviour

Dec 17      DIVINE truth is one, but it is many-sided: when you have looked at it from one point of view you may reverse your position, and, though the truth at which you look will be the same, you will marvel at its freshness as seen from another aspect. This morning we sought to show you how Jesus Christ received sinners to-night it shall be our endeavour, as the Holy...

John 1:12

Early and Late, or Horæ Gratiæ

Dec 10 WE have frequently observed that we do not think it right to neglect the connection of Scripture. We have no right to tear passages of Scripture from their context and make them to mean what they were not intended to teach; and therefore I have in the reading given you, according to my ability, what I think to be the immediate design of the present parable. It is a rebuke...

Matthew 20:1, 3, 5-6

Walking in the Light and Washed in the Blood

Dec 3 THERE are two great powers in conflict in this world. One is the power of good, of which God is the King, and the other is the power of evil, which is represented by the Prince of the power of the air, even Satan. The first principle is set forth by John under the figure of light. God himself is essential light, and everything which is good in the world...

1 John 1:7

Consolation in the Furnace

Nov 26 THE narrative of the glorious boldness and marvellous deliverance of the three holy children, or rather champions, is well calculated to excite in the minds of believers firmness and stedfastness in upholding the truth in the teeth of tyranny and in the very jaws of death. Let young men especially, since these were young men, learn from their example both in matters of faith in religion, and matters of integrity...

Daniel 3:25

Light, Natural and Spiritual

Nov 12 THIS is, no doubt, a literal and accurate account of God's first day's work in the creation of the world, but the first creation is not the subject of this morning's discourse: we would rather direct your minds to the second creation of God. Every man who is saved by grace is a new creation. The great work which Jesus Christ is accomplishing in the world, by the Holy Spirit...

Genesis 1:1-5

From the Dunghill to the Throne

Nov 5 THE greatness and majesty of the Most High God are utterly inconceivable. The most masterly minds, when in the most spiritual state, have felt it impossible for the utmost stretch of their imagination to reach to the grandeur of God. Our loftiest conceptions of the universe probably fall very far short of what it really is; although the researches of astronomy have revealed facts surpassing all the powers of the...

Psalm 113:7-8