Resources from John

My Lord and My God

Apr 13 WHEN the apostles met on the first Lord’s-day after Jesus had risen, Thomas was the only disciple absent out of the eleven; on the second Lord’s-day Thomas was there, and he was the only disciple doubting out of the eleven. How much the fact of his doubting was occasioned and helped by the fact of his former absence I cannot say; but still it looks highly probable that had he...

John 20:28

Let not Your Heart be Troubled

Sep 23 WE may well feel glad that God’s people, whose lives are recorded in the Old and New Testaments, were men of like passions with ourselves. I have known many a poor sinner pluck up hope as he has observed the sins and struggles of those who were saved by grace, and I have known many of the heirs of heaven find consolation as they have observed how imperfect beings like...

John 14:1-4

The Blind Man's Eyes Opened; or, Practical Christianity

Aug 12 OBSERVE, dear friends, how little disconcerted our Lord Jesus Christ was by the most violent opposition of his enemies. The Jews took up stones to stone him, and he hid himself from them; but almost the moment after, when he had passed, perhaps, through a single court, and was sufficiently out of range to be unobserved of them, lie stood still and fixed his eyes upon a blind beggar who...

John 9:3-4

Other Sheep and One Flock

Mar 25 THIS verse is guarded before and behind by two notable statements. Before it we hear the Master say, “I lay down my life for the sheep,” and immediately after it we meet with another grand sentence, “I lay down my life, that I might take it again.” The first statement, “I lay down my life for the sheep” is the sheet anchor of our confidence when storms assail the vessel...

John 10:16

The Holy Spirit's Threefold Conviction of Men

Feb 25 THE Apostles had a stern task before them. They were to go into all nations and proclaim the gospel to every creature, beginning at Jerusalem. Remember that only two or three years before they were simple fishermen engaged upon the Galilean lake— men of little or no education, men of no rank or standing. At best they were but Jews, and that nation was everywhere despised, while these peasants were...

John 16:8-11

Supposing Him to be the Gardner

Dec 31 I WAS sitting about a fortnight ago in a very lovely garden, in the midst of all kinds of flowers which were blooming in delightful abundance all around. Screening myself from the heat of the sun under the overhanging boughs of an olive, I cast my eyes upon palms and bananas, roses and camellias, oranges and aloes, lavender and heliotrope. The garden was full of colour and beauty, perfume and...

John 20:15

Feed My Lambs: A Sabbath-School Sermon

Oct 15 READ the whole chapter, and observe the change of scene. First, they are on the lake fishing, casting their nets at Christ’s command, and dragging to land a multitude of great fishes. They have all come on shore, and when they have breakfasted, their faces are not turned to the sea, but to the pastures on the hillside. These are clothed with flocks, and the Master says no more about...

John 21:15

The Samaritan Woman and Her Mission

Sep 10 Behold our Lord and Master with divinely skilful art seeking after a single soul! We must have large congregations or we are disinclined for soul-winning. The habit of the age is to do nothing but what is ostentatious; every work must be with beat of drum or sound of tambourine. I pray that the Lord may work in us the steadfast desire to do good on the quiet, by stealth,...

John 4:27-30

Love and I- A Mystery

Jul 2 FOR several Sabbath mornings my mind has been directed into subjects which I might fitly call the deep things of God. I think I have never felt my own incompetence more fully than in trying to handle such subjects. It is a soil into which one may dig and dig as deep as ever you will, and still never exhaust the golden nuggets which lie within it. I am, however,...

John 17:26

The Indwelling and Outflowing of the Holy Spirit

May 28 IT is essential, dear friends, that we should worship the living and true God. It will be ill for us if it can be said, “Ye worship ye know not what.” “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” The heathen err from this command by multiplying gods, and making this and that image to be the object of their adoration. Their excess runs to...

John 7:38