A Question for Hard-Hearted Hearers

January 1, 1970

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 King’s Mowings

January 28, 1909

No. 3129A Sermon Published on Thursday, January 28th, 1909,Delivered by C.H. Spurgeon,At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, Early in the Year, 1872 “The king’s mowings.” — Amos 8:1. CERTAIN lands belonged to the king so far, that he always took the first cut of grass for himself, and left any aftermath to those who worked upon the land. Now, our …


Reasons For Seeking God

April 4, 1907

No. 3034 A Sermon Published on Thursday, April 4th, 1907,  Delivered By C.H. Spurgeon, At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. “Seek him that maketh the raven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death in to the morning, and maketh the day chuck with night: that calleth for the waters of sea, and poureth them out …


Ploughing a Rock

March 1, 1906

Ploughing A Rock No. 2977A Sermon Published On Thursday, March 18th, 1906Delivered By C.H. Spurgeon,At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington.On Lord’s-Day Evening, September 12th, 1876 “Shall horses run upon the rocks? will one plow there with oxen?”— Amos 6:12. THESE two questions are evidently Oriental proverbial expressions. Proverbs have always been used by the wisest of men. Solomon not …


The Plumbline

August 27, 1876

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

March 27, 1870

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

August 12, 1866

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

October 30, 1864

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

August 24, 1862

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

December 22, 1861

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 …