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All Comers to Christ Welcomed

Nov 17

All Comers to Christ Welcomed   “Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. — John vi. 37.   CHRIST will not die in vain. His Father gave him a certain number to be the reward of his soul travail, and he will have every one of them, as he said, “All that the Father …

John:6:37

The Lord Leading; David Following

Nov 14

The Lord Leading; David Following   “And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines. And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; …

2 Samuel:5:24, 25

The Lord’s Famous Titles

Nov 10

The Lord’s Famous Titles   “The LORD looseth the prisoners: the LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous: the LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.”— Psalm cxlvi. 7— 9.   THIS morning, …

Psalms:146:7-9

Earth’s Vanities, and Heaven’s Verities

Nov 07

Earth’s Vanities, and Heaven’s Verities   “Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.” …

Psalms:39:6-8

Christ’s Dying Word for His Church

Nov 03

Christ’s Dying Word for His Church   “It is finished.” — John xix. 30.   IN the original Greek of John’s Gospel, there is only one word for this utterance of our Lord. To translate it into English, we have to use three words; but when it was spoken, it was only one,— an ocean of meaning in a …

John:19:30

Faint; but not Faint-Hearted

Oct 17

Faint; but not Faint-Hearted   “Faint, yet pursuing.”— Judges viii. 4.   THESE three hundred men, though faint, were not faint-hearted. If they had been cowards, they would have left Gideon when he made the proclamation, “Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead.” Twenty and two thousand accepted that permission, and left …

Judges:8:4

A Royal Funeral

Oct 07

A Royal Funeral   “And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came …

John:19:38-42

Guidance to Grace and Glory

Oct 04

Guidance to Grace and Glory   “Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.”— Psalm lxxiii. 24.   THE psalmist here evidently perceives that his Lord is near; he does not so much speak of God as to him: “Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel.” You know what the French call, tutoyage,— thou-ing …

Psalms:123:24

Once Dead, Now Alive

Sep 30

Once Dead, Now Alive   “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.”— Ephesians ii. 1.   I PREACHED to you, this morning, the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead, and its various bearings; but unless you have experienced spiritual resurrection, you do not understand that doctrine, and you cannot grasp its meaning. Spiritual …

Ephesians:2:1

Good Advice for Troublous Times

Sep 09

Good Advice for Troublous Times   “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.” — Isaiah xxvi. 20.   THE Lord has a very peculiar care for his own people. He is their Shepherd, and he feeds them like …

Isaiah:26:20