Heaven’s Nurse Children

January 30, 2018

Heaven's Nurse Children   "I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms."—Hosea 11:3        If you note well the opening part of this chapter, you will find that it consists of a wonderful chain of mercies; every one single line is a rare jewel, and the whole passage is a casket unspeakably precious. The …


Idols Abolished

October 29, 2017

IDOLS ABOLISHED.   “Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols?”— Hosea xiv. 8.   IDOLATRY was the great sin of the ten tribes represented by Ephraim: indeed, it is the sin of the entire human race. When we speak of idolatry we need not think of blocks of wood and stone, and black men …


Let Him Alone

October 21, 2017

Let Him Alone   “Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.”— Hosea iv. 17.   To what purpose these vast assemblies Sabbath after Sabbath? Why crowd ye these aisles and galleries till every seat is occupied, and every foot of standing room is filled? Have ye all of you a zeal to worship? Do ye all thirst to …


The Orphan’s Father

January 1, 1970

The Orphan's Father   “For in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.”— Hosea xiv. 3.   THE Lord God of Israel, the one only living and true God, has this for a special mark of his character, that in him the fatherless findeth mercy. “A Father of the fatherless, and a Judge of the widows, is God in his holy …


The Duty of the Present Hour

January 1, 1970

The Duty of the Present Hour    “Break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.”— Hosea x. 12.   “BREAK up your fallow ground.” Our nature at its largest is but a small farm, and we had need to get a harvest out of every acre …


The Blessings of Following On

January 1, 1970

The Blessings of Following On   “Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.”— Hosea vi. 3.   I MUST first remove the mouldy piece from the text, and …


Silken Cords

September 13, 1906

Silken Cords No. 3005A Sermon Published On Thursday, September 13th, 1906,Delivered By C.H. SpurgeonAt The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington.In The Year 1864. “I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love.” — Hosea 11:4. No man ever does come to God unless he is drawn. There is no better proof that man is totally depraved than …


A Silly Dove

April 19, 1906

A Silly Dove No. 2984A Sermon Published On Thursday, April 19th, 1906,Delivered By C.H. Spurgeon,At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington.In The Year 1863 “Ephraim was like a silly dove without heart.” — Hosea 7:11 THE race of Ephraim is not extinct. Men are to this very day very much like what they were in the days of the prophets. …


Forgetting God

February 15, 1906

Forgetting God No. 2975A Sermon Published On ThursdayFebruary 15th, 1906Delivered By C. H. Spurgeon,At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, NewingtonOn Thursday Morning, September 9th, 1876 “Therefore have they forgotten me.” — Hosea 13:6. Our text reminds us that God does take notice of what men do, or of what they do not do. Here he complains, — and there is …


God’s People, or Not God’s People

February 12, 1893

God’s People, or Not God’s People   “I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say. Thou art my God.”— Hosea ii. 23. “As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were …