The Horrible East Winds!

January 1, 1970

The Horrible East Winds!    “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”— Colossians iii. 15.   I DO not know-how it is, but during the last two or three days I have been called to sympathize with an amount of sorrow such …


Life and Pardon

August 25, 1889

Life and Pardon   “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.” — Colossians ii. 13.   THE teaching of this verse is much the same as that in preceding verses; but the apostle does not hesitate to dwell again and again upon …


Divine Forgiveness Admired and Imitated

May 17, 1885

Divine Forgiveness Admired and Imitated   “Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”— Colossians iii. 13.   To whom is this exhortation addressed? The apostle speaketh thus in the twelfth verse: “Elect of God, holy and beloved.” Here are three particulars. They …


All and All in All

May 3, 1885

All and All in All   “Christ is all, and in all.” — Colossians iii. 11. “That God may be all in all.” — 1 Corinthians xv. 28.   IN our two texts there are three “alls” rising one out of the other, the first loading to the second, and the second conducting to the third. You will notice at …


Death and its Sentence Abolished

October 4, 1883

Death and its Sentence Abolished   “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath ho quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross.” …

Colossians:2:13, 14

Spiritual Knowledge and Its Practical Results

September 30, 1883

Spiritual Knowledge and Its Practical Results    “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being …


Christ in You

May 13, 1883

Christ in You   “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”— Colossians i. 27.   THE gospel is the grand secret: the mystery of mysteries. It was hidden from ages and from generations, but is now made manifest to the saints. To the mass of mankind it was utterly unknown; and the chosen people, who saw something of it, …


Stand Fast

August 27, 1882

Stand Fast   “Be not moved away from the hope of the gospel.”— Colossians i. 23.   I THINK this morning we showed pretty plainly that many a soul has a great struggle to attain to the hope of the gospel. Not without hand-to-hand fighting do many hearts lay hold on Christ and eternal life. Conscience often sets up …


Christ’s Indwelling Word

April 10, 1881

Christ’s Indwelling Word   “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” — Colossians iii. 16.   THAT is a very beautiful name for Holy Scripture, I hardly remember to have met with it …


Following the Risen Christ

March 28, 1880

Following the Risen Christ    “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”— Colossians iii. 1, 2.   THE resurrection of our divine Lord from the dead is the corner-stone of Christian doctrine. …