What is Essential in Coming to God?

Dec 12

What is Essential in Coming to God?   “Without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” — Hebrews xi. 6.   THE apostle had put Enoch down among the heroes of faith; and, to prove that …


I Have Enough

Dec 09

I Have Enough   “Esau said, I have enough . . . . Jacob said, I have enough.” — Genesis xxxiii. 9, 11.   IT is a very rare thing to meet with people who say that they have enough, for those who have most generally desire more, and those who have little feel that contentment is a thing …

Genesis:33:9, 11

The Old Gospel for the New Century

Dec 05

The Old Gospel for the New Century   “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”— Matthew xi. 28.   You have doubtless heard several sermons from this text already. I have discoursed upon it, I know not how many times; — not so many times, however, as I intend …


The Redeemer’s Face Set like a Flint

Nov 28

The Redeemer’s Face Set like a Flint     “For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.” — Isaiah 1. 7.   November 28, 1880 THESE are, in prophecy, the words of the Messiah. This is the language …


The Great Miracle-Worker

Nov 21

The Great Miracle-Worker   “Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.”— John xi. 47.   I WILL make a preface out of the verse preceding our text: “Some of them”— that is, some of those who saw Lazarus raised from the dead, “went their ways …


Fountains of Repentant Tears

Oct 24

Fountains of Repentant Tears   “And when he thought thereon, he wept.” — Mark xiv. 72.   TRUE repentance is always the gift of God, and the work of the Holy Spirit in the soul. Man, left to himself, continues in sin. If he turns from his iniquity, it is because God turns him. By nature, his mind is …


Out of Nothing Comes Nothing

Oct 21

Out of Nothing Comes Nothing   “Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.” — Job xiv. 4.   JOB considered himself to be unclean in the sight of God; yet, if we speak the plain truth about him, we must say that he was as clean as any man who lived in that age, …


Believer Tested by Trials

Oct 17

Believer Tested by Trials   “ Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: on the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him: but he knoweth the way that I take: when he …


Bring Sinners to the Saviour

Aug 22

Bring Sinners to the Saviour   “And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; and wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away : and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast …


The Secret of Love to God

Aug 15

The Secret of Love to God   “We love him, because he first loved us.” — 1 John iv. 19.   THIS morning, those of us who were here meditated upon the connection between faith and love, so I thought we had better pursue the same subject somewhat further, hoping that we might still receive divine instruction upon that …

1 John:4:19