John

Life Eternal

Jun 22

Life Eternal   “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”— John x. 28.   SOME will say that this is a mixed congregation, and that such a doctrine as this should not be advanced in the presence of ungodly men and women. This shows …

John:10:28

Prospect—”He Will Keep”

Jun 22

Prospect—“He Will Keep”   “And now I am no more In the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in …

John:17:11-12

High Doctrine and Broad Doctrine

Jun 22

HIGH DOCTRINE AND BROAD DOCTRINE.   “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” — John vi. 37.   THESE two sentences have been looked upon as representing two sides of Christian doctrine. They enable us to see it from two stand-points — the …

John:6:37

The Marvellous Magnet

Jun 22

THE MARVELLOUS MAGNET.   “I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die.”— John xii. 32, 33.   JESUS is the spokesman here. He tells of his own death by crucifixion, and of the result which will follow. It appears, then, that our Lord’s …

John:12:32-33

The Waterpots at Cana

Jun 22

The Waterpots at Cana   “Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.”— John ii. 7.   You know the narrative. Jesus was at a wedding feast, and when the wine ran short, he provided for it right bountifully. I do not think that I should do any good if …

John:2:7

A Plain Answer to an Important Enquiry

Jun 22

A Plain Answer to an Important Enquiry   “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.”— John vi. 29.   NOTICE the connection, or you will miss the meaning of the words; for at first sight it looks as if our Saviour taught us that it …

John:6:29

Beloved, and yet Afflicted

Jun 22

Beloved, and yet Afflicted   “Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.”— John xi. 3.   THAT disciple whom Jesus loved is not at all backward to record that Jesus loved Lazarus too: there are no jealousies among those who are chosen by the Well-beloved. Jesus loved Mary, and Martha, and Lazarus: it is a happy thing where …

John:11:3

The Son Glorified by the Father and the Father Glorified by the Son

Jun 22

The Son Glorified by the Father and the Father Glorified by the Son   “These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee.” — John xvii. 1.   THIS was a prayer after a sermon. These words spake Jesus, and …

John:17:1

The Meat and Drink of the New Nature

Jun 22

The Meat and Drink of the New Nature    “For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.” — John vi. 55.   WE know that the Saviour spoke of spiritual, not of carnal things, and he spoke of himself not as being in any sense meat for our bodies— that could not be— but as …

John:6:55

Every Man’s Necessity

Jun 22

Every Man's Necessity    “Ye must be born again.” — John iii. 7.   WHEN men are perishing all around you it would be cruel to waste time in attempting to interest their minds or to amuse their fancies. We must do something more practical, and give earnest heed to their pressing necessities. Is it famine which slays them? …

John:3:7