John

The Sheep and Their Shepherd

Jan 15

The Sheep and Their Shepherd   "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."—John 10:27        Christians are here compared to sheep. Not a very flattering comparison you may say; but then we do not wish to be flattered, nor would our Lord deem it good to flatter us, While far from …

John:10:27

The Father’s Will

Oct 20

The Father's Will   “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, …

John:6:39, 40

High Doctrine and Broad Doctrine

Jan 01

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 Hospital of Waiters Visited with the Gospel

Jan 01

The Hospital of Waiters Visited with the Gospel   “Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.”— John v. 8.   IT was the Sabbath day! Where would Jesus spend that day, and how? He would not spend it, we are quite sure, in any unhallowed manner, or in any trifling sort. What would he do? …

John:5:8

Faith and Its Attendant Privileges

Jan 01

Faith and Its Attendant Privileges    “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them which believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of …

John:1:11-13

Every Man’s Necessity

Jan 01

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

The Meat and Drink of the New Nature

Jan 01

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

Why Men Cannot Believe in Christ

Jan 01

Why Men Cannot Believe in Christ   “How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?” — John v. 44.   OUR Saviour was addressing himself to Pharisees, who would not receive him, and who, no doubt, pleaded that they could not believe on him. They had just …

John:5:44

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

Jan 01

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 Holy Spirit Compared to the Wind

Jan 01

The Holy Spirit Compared to the Wind   “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the spirit.” — John 3:8.   AT the present moment, I am not able to enter fully into the subject …

John:3:8