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Thorns and Thistles

Mar 12 THIS was not the penalty which might have been pronounced upon Adam. This curse does not fall directly on him; it glances obliquely, and falls upon the ground whereon he stands: “Cursed is the ground for thy sake.” It is not from materialism that a curse comes upon the spirit of man; but it is from the erring spirit that the curse falls upon the material creation. Let us notice...

Genesis 3:18

The Christ-given Rest

Mar 5 I AM afraid that we have not always noticed the fulness of this promise. Usually the text is preached from as an invitation to the unconverted to come to Christ, and very properly so: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” It is an invitation to all of you who are labouring after salvation, or are heavy laden with a...

Matthew 11:28

Sealed and Open Evidences

Feb 26 THE discourse of this evening is suggested by the transaction of Jeremiah with his uncle’s son, in the purchase of a field at Anathoth, which he conducted in a business-like and legal way. I will begin with just a few remarks upon the transaction itself.      Jeremiah was called to forego the comforts of the present for the blessings of the future. He was a poor man, and he was...

Jeremiah 32:14

Saints Guarded from Stumbling

Feb 19 THE point and pith of what I may have to say will lie in the alteration of this text caused by the revision of the New Testament. The Revised Version runs thus, “Now unto him that is able to guard you from stumbling.” I am not going to speak at any length upon the rest of the text; but shall dwell mainly upon this remarkable alteration, which certainly gives the...

Jude

God’s People, or Not God’s People

Feb 12 To my mind, it is very instructive to notice how Paul quotes from the Prophets. The revelation of the mind of God in the Old Testament helps us to understand the gospel revealed in the New Testament. There is no authority that is so powerful over the minds of Christian men as that of the Word of God. Has God made known any truth in his Word? Then, it is...

Hosea 2:23

Abraham, a Pattern to Believers

Jan 22 ABRAHAM’S life, taken literally, is full of instruction; but we shall be wise to take the spirit of it, and endeavour to make it our own. We cannot live just as Abraham did; but we can carry out the great principles which lay at the root of Abraham’s life; and, if the Holy Spirit will work in us a like degree of faith to that of the holy patriarch, we...

Hebrews 11:9-10

Dare to be a Daniel

Jan 15 VERY much of our future life will depend upon our earliest days. I like a remark of Mr. Buskin’s, that I remember to have read, though I cannot quote it verbatim. He says, “People often say, ‘We excuse the thoughtlessness of youth,’” but he says, “No, it never ought to be excused. I had far rather hear of thoughtless old age, when a man has done his work; but what...

Daniel 1:8

God’s Unspeakable Gift

Jan 8 IF you will read, at home, the chapter from which our text is taken, you will find that Paul was stirring up the Corinthians to an act of liberality. He had boasted of what they would do, and he had just a little fear that they might fall behind, and not quite come up to what he had promised on their behalf. He stirred them up to liberal giving, telling...

2 Corinthians 9:15

The Right Key-Note for the New Year

Jan 1 IT has been truly said that, if the members of our churches were in a right condition of heart, the work of the pastor towards them would be no more difficult than that of a commanding officer to his troops. A general, or a captain, has never to study eloquence; he has simply to give the word of command tersely and plainly, and himself to lead the way. So, if...

Psalm 115:8