Jehovah’s Challenge

December 31, 1882

Jehovah’s Challenge   “Is there any thing too hard for me?” — Jeremiah xxxii. 27.   A TRUTH may be sincerely believed by us, and yet it may do us good to have it put in the form of a question. As I read the chapter, I called your attention to Jeremiah’s confident declaration to God, “There is nothing …


Learning in Private what to Teach in Public

December 24, 1882

Learning in Private what to Teach in Public   “What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.” — Matthew x. 27.   I HOPE that many who are now present long beyond everything else to be useful to their fellow-creatures. We do not …


Neither Forsaken nor Forgotten

November 5, 1882

Neither Forsaken nor Forgotten   “Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands.” — Isaiah xlix. 16.   You have probably noticed, dear friends, while reading the chapter from which our text is taken, that it seems to divide itself into two parts. The first portion concerns that glorious Servant of God, “who, being in the …


A Sincere Summary, and a Searching Scrutiny

October 29, 1882

A Sincere Summary, and a Searching Scrutiny   “I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.” — Psalm cxix. 168. “I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.” — Psalm cxix. 176.   IF anyone says that these two texts contradict one another, …


Pride Catechized

October 19, 1882

Pride Catechized   “Should it be according to thy mind; he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.” — Job xxxiv. 33.   DEAR friends, it is never wise to dispute with God. Let a man strive with his fellow, but not with his Maker. If we must …


Comfort from Christ’s Omniscience

October 15, 1882

Comfort from Christ’s Omniscience   “Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee.” — John xxi. 17.   PETER was somewhat hardly pressed. He felt that he was pushed into a corner, and compelled to look into his own heart, and divulge its innermost secret. To be asked once, in the presence of his brethren, whether …


A Pressed Man Yielding to Christ

October 12, 1882

A Pressed Man Yielding to Christ   “Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he. Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, …


The Sorrowful Man’s Question

October 8, 1882

The Sorrowful Man’s Question   “Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?” — Job iii. 23.   I AM very thankful that so many of you are glad and happy. There is none too much joy in the world, and the more that any of us can create, the …


A Day to be Remembered

October 1, 1882

A Day to be Remembered   “And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house.” — Luke xix. 9.   OBSERVE, dear friends, that our Lord spoke this sentence to Zacchaeus. Some of us may have fancied that he said it to the objecting people, but he did not. They may have heard it, and …


Some Marks of God’s People

September 10, 1882

Some Marks of God’s People   “Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.” — Psalm lxviii. 28.   DEAR friends, at this time there is a special stir among the people. I know, from what I have seen and heard, that many are beginning to seek the Lord; and others, …