A Question for Hard-Hearted Hearers

Jan 01

A Question for Hard-Hearted Hearers    “Shall horses ran upon the rock? will one plough there with oxen?” — Amos vi. 12.   THESE expressions are proverbs, probably, taken from the familiar adages of the country, but, anyhow, right worthy to be used as proverbs. The wiser men become the more sententious are their utterances, the more terse and …


The Plumbline

Aug 27

The Plumbline     “Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand. And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of ray people Israel: …


Prepare to Meet Thy God

Mar 27

Prepare to Meet Thy God   “Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.” — Amos iv. 12.   GOD had in the days of Amos by different ways rebuked the sin of his people Israel. He had wasted them with famine and sword; he had withheld the rain; he had sent forth the pestilence after the manner of Egypt; …


The Voice of the Cholera

Aug 12

The Voice of the Cholera   “Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing? Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall …


Preparation for Revival

Oct 30

Preparation for Revival   “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”—Amos 3:3.   THE believer is agreed with God. The war between the most holy God and his offending creatures is over in the case of bloodwashed sinners; not suspended by a truce, but ended for ever by a peace which passeth all understanding. The believer is fully …


The Loaded Waggon

Aug 24

THE LOADED WAGGON   “Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves.” —Amos 2:13        THE other Sabbath morning we went into the corn-fields to glean with Boaz and Ruth; and I trust that then many of the timid and fainthearted were encouraged to partake of the handfuls which …


The Royal Death Bed

Dec 22

The Royal Death Bed   “Shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?"— Amos 3:6   WE have nothing to do this morning with the question of moral evil, and indeed with the awful mystery of the origin of moral evil, we have nothing to do at any time. There may have been …


Scourge for Slumbering Souls

Nov 03

Scourge for Slumbering Souls   "Woe to them that are at ease in Zion.”— Amos 6:1.        IN itself considered it is no ill thing to be at ease; nay it is a great blessing to be at ease in Zion in the healthy sense and meaning of that word. Is it not one of the invitations of …


A Basket of Summer Fruit

Oct 28

A Basket of Summer Fruit   "Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, a basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, the end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by …


A Revival Sermon

Jan 26

A Revival Sermon   "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt."—Amos 9:13        God's promises are not exhausted when they are fulfilled, for when once performed they stand just …