Luke

The Soul’s Crisis

January 1, 1970

The Soul's Crisis   “Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.” — Luke xviii. 37.   SUCH was the news of that day. As an exclamation, doubtless it was often repeated when our Lord made his journeys through the land of Palestine and its outskirts — “Jesus of Nazareth passeth by!” How quickly would the inhabitants of their cities and their …

Luke:18:37

Simeon’s Swan Song

January 1, 1970

Simeon's Swan Song   “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: for mine eyes have seen thy salvation.” — Luke ii. 29, 30.   IF we are believers in Christ, we shall one day use words like these. Perhaps not just at present; and yet, possibly, sooner than some of us think, we …

Luke:2:29-30

This Year Also

January 1, 1970

This Year Also   “This year also.”—Luke xiii. 8.   AT the opening of another year, and at the commencement of another volume of sermons, we earnestly desire to utter the word of exhortation: but alas, at this present, the preacher is a prisoner, and must speak from his pillow instead of his pulpit. Let not the few words …

Luke:8:8

Satan’s Punctuality, Power, and Purpose

January 1, 1970

Satan's Punctuality, Power, and Purpose    “Then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.”— Luke viii. 12.   IT is a great comfort that such multitudes are willing to hear the word of God. Even though many should turn out to be as the rock, the wayside, …

Luke:8:12

A Distinction with a Difference

January 1, 1970

A Distinction with a Difference   “And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this?”— Luke i. 18. “Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be?”— Luke i. 34.   ZACHARIAS and the Virgin Mary were both very dear to God, and therefore highly honoured and greatly favoured. The points of likeness between them are …

Luke:1:18, 34

A Harp of Ten Strings

August 30, 1891

A Harp of Ten Strings   “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”— Luke i. 46, 47.   IT is very clear that Mary was not beginning a new thing; for she speaks in the present tense, and in a tense which seems to have been for a …

Luke:1:46, 47

A Gracious Dismissal

January 11, 1891

A Gracious Dismissal   “And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.”— Luke vii. 50.   THE main part of my subject will be— that gracious dismissal, “Go in peace.” To her who had been so lately blest, the word “Go” sounded mournfully; for she would fain have remained through life with her …

Luke:7:50

Christ’s Plea for Ignorant Sinners

October 5, 1890

Christ’s Plea for Ignorant Sinners   “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”— Luke xxiii. 34.   WHAT tenderness we have here; what self-forgetfulness; what almighty love! Jesus did not say to those who crucified him, “Begone!” One such word, and they must have all fled. When they came to take him in …

Luke:23:34

Fever, and its Cure

September 11, 1890

Fever, and its Cure   “And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon’s house. And Simon’s wife’s mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her. And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.”— Luke iv. 38, …

Luke:4:38, 39

The Peace of the Devil, and the Peace of God

August 3, 1890

The Peace of the Devil, and the Peace of God   “When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace.”— Luke xi. 21. “The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.”— Psalm xxix. 11. PEACE is a condition of things greatly to be desired. To dread no …

Luke:11:21