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Timely Reflections

Dec 27 BUT what “salvation” is this? The question is important because we very commonly speak of “salvation” as that state of grace into which every one that believes in Jesus is introduced when he passes from death unto life, being delivered from the power of darkness, and translated into the kingdom of God’s dear Son. This sweet assurance we celebrate in our hymns of praise — “The moment a sinner believes,...

Romans 13:11

Joyful Transformations

Dec 26 IN the pursuit of holiness the pilgrim is often surrounded with darkness: while in the pathway of evil the traveller is dazzled with a glare of light. It is the way of the tempter to make the downward path as attractive as possible with the flaring splendour of carnal pleasure. Sin is surrounded with a fascinating lustre which enchants the unwary seeker of pleasure, and leads him to his own...

Isaiah 42:16

Good Cheer for Christmas

Dec 19 WE have nearly arrived at the great merry-making season of the year. On Christmas-day we shall find all the world in England enjoying themselves with all the good cheer which they can afford. Servants of God, you who have the largest share in the person of him who was born at Bethlehem, I invite you to the best of all Christmas fare—to nobler food than makes the table groan—bread from...

Isaiah 25:6

Consecration to God - Illustrated by Abraham’s Circumcision

Dec 13 WE commenced our exposition of the life of Abram with his calling, when he was brought out of Ur of the Chaldees, and separated unto the Lord in Canaan. We then passed on to his justification, when he believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness; and now you will bear with us if we continue the same subject to a further stage, and attempt to describe the...

Genesis 17:1, 2

Justification by Faith- Illustrated by Abram's Righteousness

Dec 5 You will remember that last Lord’s-day morning we spoke upon the calling of Abram, and the faith by which he was enabled to enter upon that separated life at the bidding of the Most High. We shall today pass from the consideration of his calling to that of his justification, that being most remarkably next in order in his history, as it is in point of theology in the New...

Genesis 15:6

Effectual Calling - Illustrated by the Call of Abram

Nov 29 IF you desire to know the character of a child, you will probably learn much about it from observing the father. The young bird flies and sings as its father did before it If we would know the life of the child of faith, we should study the history of the "father of the faithful.” Abraham, the man of faith, is a type of all believing men, and the narrative...

Genesis 12:5

The Angelic Life

Nov 21 WE must all of us develop one way or the other. Manhood, as we see it here, is but the green blade, or, at the best, the corn in the ear: the full corn in the ear will only be seen in the world to come. We must either descend or ascend: none of us can remain in the position which he occupies to-day. Some are sliding every hour downward,...

Matthew 22:30

Crowding to Touch the Saviour

Nov 14 OUR Lord had been persecuted, and therefore he put forth many proofs of his power. When opposition attends the gospel it will be the more triumphant ; the warnings of the devil prognosticate the success of the word.      When our Lord Jesus had done much, he was under a sacred necessity to do more; for every one who was healed busied himself in spreading abroad the fame of the...

Mark 3:10

“Do Not Sin Against the Child.”

Nov 7 You know how Joseph’s brethren, through envy, sold him into Egypt; and how ultimately they were themselves compelled to go down into Egypt to buy corn. When they were treated roughly by the governor of that country, whom they did not know to be their brother, their consciences smote them, and they said one to another, “We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of...

Genesis 42:22