Jun 22

THE LUTHER SERMON AT EXETER-HALL. “For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.” — Galatians v. 6. PAUL makes a clean sweep of that trust in the externals of religion which is the common temptation of all time. Circumcision was a great thing with the Jew, and oftentimes he …


Three Crosses

Jun 22

Three Crosses   “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”— Galatians vi.14.   WHENEVER we rebuke other people we should be prepared to clear ourselves of their offence. The apostle had been rebuking those who wished to glory …


Men Bewitched

Jun 22

MEN BE WITCHED.   “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched, you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?”— Galatians iii. 1.   WITH very great enthusiasm the Galatians received the gospel when Paul preached it to them. They seem to have been a very warm-hearted but …


Messrs. Moody and Sankey Defended; or a Vindication of the Doctrine of Justification by Faith

Jun 22

Messrs. Moody and Sankey Defended; or a Vindication of the Doctrine of Justification by Faith   "They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts."—Galatians 5:24.   From several quarters we have heard lately intensely earnest objections to the matter and tenor of the preaching of the evangelists from America, who have been working among …


Prevenient Grace

Jun 22

Prevenient Grace   “When it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me.”—Galatians 1:15.   You all know the story of the apostle Paul; he had been a persecutor, and went armed with letters to Damascus, to hail men and women, and drag them to prison. …


Our Manifesto

Jan 25

Our Manifesto   “But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.” — Galatians i. 11.   To me it is a pitiful sight to see Paul defending himself as an apostle; and doing this, not against the gainsaying world, but against coldhearted members of the church. They said that he …


A Mediator

Feb 23

A Mediator   “Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.”— Galatians iii. 20.   THE text does not strike you as difficult, but it is exceedingly perplexing to the interpreter. I was looking at one very old commentator, who is a great favourite of mine, and I noticed that he said that there …


The Curse; and the Curse for Us

May 26

The Curse; and the Curse for Us   “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that contiuueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the …


Christ First, Me last: Nothing Between but Love

May 10

Christ First, Me last: Nothing Between but Love   “The faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”— Galatians ii. 20.   PAUL looks at the matter of salvation from the point of view suggested by grace. If any man might have said, “The Son of God, whom I have loved, and to …


Under Arrest

Mar 03

Under Arrest   “But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.” — Galatians iii. 23.   THIS is a condensed history of the Jews before the gospel was fully preached to them. Before the clear and plain revelation of the way of salvation— that is to say, …