Matthew

Work for Jesus

Oct 29

Work for Jesus   “Son, go work to-day in my vineyard.”— Matthew xxi. 28.   I AM not going to confine myself to the connection of these words, nor to use them strictly after the manner in which they were first spoken. I may, perhaps, explain the parable very briefly at the close; but I take leave to withdraw …

Matthew:21:28

Nevertheless. Hereafter.

Oct 29

Nevertheless. Hereafter.   “Jesus saith saith unto him, Thou hast said (or said so), nevertheless, I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Bon of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” — Matthew xxvi. 64.   OUR Lord, before his enemies, was silent in his own defence, but he …

Matthew:26:64

The Plain Man’s Pathway to Peace

Jan 01

The Plain Man's Pathway to Peace    “And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They …

Matthew:9:27-30

Offended with Christ

Jan 01

OFFENDED WITH CHRIST.   “And blessed is be, whosoever shall not be offended in me.” — Matthew xi. 6.   THE connection of the passage assists us in feeling its force. John had sent his disciples to ask the Master whether he was indeed the Messiah, and the Saviour, after giving abundant proof that he was the sent one …

Matthew:6:6

Peter’s Three Calls

Jan 01

Peter’s Three Calls   “And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.” — John i. 37. “And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make …

Matthew:10:1-2

“Lead Us Not Into Temptation”

Jan 01

"Lead Us Not Into Temptation"   “Lead us not into temptation.” — Matthew vi. 13   LOOKING over a book of addresses to young people the other day, I met with the outline of a discourse which struck me as being a perfect gem. I will give it to you. The text is the Lord’s prayer, and the exposition …

Matthew:6:13

How to Become Fishers of Men

Jan 01

How to Become Fishers of Men    “And Jesus saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”— Matthew iv. 19   WHEN Christ calls us by his grace we ought not only to remember what we are, but we ought also to think of what he can make us. It is, “Follow me, and …

Matthew:4:19

Help for your Sickness

Jan 01

Help for your Sickness   “When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”— Matthew …

Matthew:8:16,17

The Sinner’s Friend

Jan 01

The Sinner's Friend   "A friend of publicans and sinners."—Matthew 11:19      Many a true word is spoken in jest, and many a tribute to virtue has been unwittingly paid by the sinister lips of malice. The enemies of our Lord Jesus Christ thought to brand him with infamy, hold him up to derision, and hand his …

Matthew:11:19

A Great Bargain

Jan 01

A Great Bargain   “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.”— Matthew xiii. 45, 46.   A MERCHANTMAN endeavours to trade so as to make a profit. Whether he deals in pearls …

Matthew:13:45-46