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The Golden Prayer

Dec 30 IN the first part of my discourse this morning I shall strictly keep to my text, as the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and endeavour to show what it teaches us with regard to him. These are his own words, and it would be robbery to borrow them until first we have seen what they meant as they fell from his lips. Their most golden meaning must be seen...

John 12:28

Jesus Christ Himself

Dec 9 “JESUS CHRIST himself” is to occupy all our thoughts this morning. What an ocean opens up before me! Here is sea-room for the largest barque! In which direction shall I turn your thoughts? I am embarrassed with riches. I know not where to begin: and when I once begin where shall I end? Assuredly we need not go abroad for joys this morning, for we have a feast at home....

Ephesians 2:20

God's Thoughts and Ways Far Above Ours

Dec 2 VERY often must the great truth expressed by this Scripture have forced itself upon every thoughtful mind. Though we think and are so far like to God because, being intelligent beings, we have thoughts of our own, yet our thoughts must for ever be weak and fragmentary as compared with his thoughts: and though as free agents we have ways of our own choice, in some of which we move...

Isaiah 55:8, 9

The Evidence of Our Lord’s Wounds

Dec 2 AMONG US at this day we have many persons who are like Thomas— dubious, demanding signs and tokens, suspicious, and ofttimes sad. I am not sure that there is not a slight touch of Thomas in most of us. There are times and seasons when the strong man fails, and when the firm believer has to pause a while, and say, “Is it so?” It may be that our meditation...

John 20:27

Sins of Ignorance

Nov 25 IT is supposed in our text that men might commit forbidden things without knowing it; nay, it is not merely supposed, but it is taken for granted, and provided for. The Levitical law had special statutes for sins of ignorance, and one of its sections begins with these words, “If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the Lord.” If you will at your leisure...

Leviticus 5:17, 18

Jesus Interceding for Transgressors

Nov 18 OUR blessed Lord made intercession for transgressors in so many words while he was being crucified, for he was heard to say, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” It is generally thought that he uttered this prayer at the moment when the nails were piercing his hands and feet, and the Roman soldiers were roughly performing their duty as executioners. At the very commencement of his...

Isaiah 53:12

A Round of Delights

Nov 11 THIS is one of the richest passages in the Word of God. It is so full of instruction that I cannot hope to bring out even so much as a tithe of its teaching. The apostle desired for the Roman Christians that they might be in the most delightful state of mind, that they should be filled with joy and peace, and that this should lead on to yet further...

Romans 15:13

The Cause and Cure of Weariness in Sabbath-School Teachers

Nov 8 THIS verse occurs in the Epistle to the Galatians, which so plainly sets forth the grand doctrine of justification by faith, and teaches us, most plainly, that salvation is not of works, but of grace. As if to confound for ever those who say that the doctrine of free grace is unpractical, the apostle, before he closes his epistle, exhorts believers to labour, and in the verse before us gives...

Galatians 6:9

The Touch

Nov 4 THE miracle of the healing of this woman occurred while our Saviour was on the road to the house of Jairus to raise his daughter, and I have not much doubt that although, in itself, it was a very remarkable miracle, it was not meant to stand quite alone, but had a relation to the Lord’s dealings with Jairus. If I read the narrative rightly, the ruler of the synagogue...

Mark 5:28

The Lesson of Uzza

Nov 4 DAVID had, in his heart, an intense love to God. During Saul's reign, God had been well-nigh forgotten in the land. The ordinances of his house had been almost, if not entirely, neglected; and when David found himself firmly seated upon his throne, one of his first thoughts was concerning the revival of religion, — the reestablishment of that form of worship which God had ordained in the wilderness by...

1 Chronicles 13:8