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God With Us

Dec 26 THOSE words, “being interpreted,” salute my ear with much sweetness. Why should the word “Emmanuel” in the Hebrew, be interpreted at all? Was it not to show that it has reference to us Gentiles, and therefore it must needs be interpreted into one of the chief languages of the then existing Gentile world, namely, the Greek. This “being interpreted” at Christ’s birth, and the three languages employed in the inscription...

Matthew 1:23

Paul's Doxology

Nov 7 THIS chapter has a whole service of worship within itself. It certainly contains a sermon, for Paul gives a very earnest address upon the unveiling of the hidden mystery, so that the Gentiles are made partakers of the promise in Christ by the gospel: it contains a prayer, for one of the verses begins, “For this cause I bow my knees”; and in the verses before us it closes with...

Ephesians 3:20-21

The Man of One Subject

Oct 31 PAUL was a very determined man, and whatever he undertook he carried out with all his heart. Once let him say “I determined,” and you might be sure of a vigorous course of action. “This one thing I do” was always his motto. The unity of his soul and its mighty resoluteness were the main features of his character. He had once been a great opposer of Christ and his...

1 Corinthians 2:2

Sow to Yourselves

Oct 24 HUSBANDMEN are now devoting their attention to putting the seed into the ground. They know right well that without sowing in the present they cannot expect a reaping in the future. Seed-time has many lessons; that which we shall learn this morning is very personal and practical. Our hearts are like a field, and if we let them alone the only crop we shall get will be the natural weeds...

Hosea 10:12

The Unbroken Line of True Nobles

Oct 17 WERE you ever perplexed by being drawn with almost equal force in two directions? I have been so. There is a bond which reaches from the cemetery which holds me very fast, and therefore I desired again this morning to have made use of the solemn visitation which so suddenly removed one of our friends from us. But this is the beginning of the week set apart for prayer for...

Psalm 45:16

The Hand of God in the History of a Man

Oct 10 I WAS settling myself down yesterday to meditate upon the Word of God, and to prepare my mind to preach the gospel to you to-day, when, on a sudden, I had my subject marked out for me by a mournful messenger, for the angel of death pointed to it with his finger. There came into my chamber an honoured elder of this church, who in broken accents told me “our...

Job 7:1

Love to Jesus the Great Test

Oct 3 THE order of salvation is, first we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and we obtain a change of heart as his gift, and then that renewed heart loves the Lord Jesus, in whom it has believed. Faith leads the train of graces, not love. It would not be preaching the gospel to say to men, “Love Christ; love to Jesus is an aftergrowth to preach the gospel is to...

John 8:42

The Old Man's Sermon

Sep 26 I EXPECT during the present week to have the pleasure of preaching at Kettering, to celebrate the centenary of the ministry in that place of Mr. Toller and his father. My esteemed friend Mr. Toller has for about fifty-five years proclaimed the gospel of the grace of God to the same people, and with the forty-five years of his father’s previous pastorate the century is completed. Having this very pleasant...

Psalm 71:17-18

How to Converse with God

Sep 19 JOB might well have been driven frantic by his miserable comforters; it is wonderful that he did not express himself far more bitterly than he did. Surely Satan found better instruments for his work in those three ungenerous friends than in the marauding Sabeans, or the pitiless whirlwind. They assailed Job remorselessly, and seemed to have no more bowels of compassion than so many flint stones. No wonder that he...

Job 13:22