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The Time is Short

Feb 17

The Time is Short     “The time is short.” — 1 Corinthians vii. 29.   *“This date is an approximation of when this sermon was delivered.”   THE text does not say that time is short. That would have been a true statement. Compared with eternity, time, at the very longest, is but as a pin’s point. But note what the …

1 Corinthians:7:29

The Lions’ Den

Nov 26

The Lions’ Den   “O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?” — Daniel vi. 20.   *“This date is when the sermon was published; there is no date of when it was delivered.”   THE empire of Babylonia and Chaldea passed into the hands of a new …

Daniel:6:20

Observing the King’s Word

Oct 15

Observing the King’s Word   “Now the men did diligently observe whether any thing would come from him, and did hastily catch it.” — 1 Kings xx. 33.   You know the circumstances to which these words refer. The boastful Syrian king had been utterly defeated, and his army destroyed. He himself had fled into an inner chamber in …

1 Kings:20:33

The New Song and the Old Story

Sep 04

The New Song and the Old Story   “O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.” — Psalm xcvi. 1— 3.   THERE are mighty passions …

Psalms:96:1-3

No Root in Themselves

Sep 23

No Root in Themselves   “And have no root in themselves.” — Mark iv. 17.   THESE rocky-ground hearers have occupied our thoughts twice recently. You remember that the first sermon concerning them was upon the text, “They had no deepness of earth;” and that, in it, I tried to show the shallowness of some men’s religious character, — …

Mark:4:17

Lacking Moisture

Sep 20

Lacking Moisture     “And some fell upon n rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.” — Luke viii. 6.   September 20th, 1888   IN this parable of the sower, there is great discrimination of character, not only between those who bring forth fruit and those who bring forth none, but also …

Luke:8:6

The Seed upon a Rock

Sep 16

The Seed upon a Rock   “Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: and when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.” — Matthew xiii. 5, 6.   ON another occasion, I hope to …

Matthew:13:5

The Seed by the Wayside

Sep 13

The Seed by the Wayside   “As he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.” — Luke viii. 5.   THIS parable is recorded by Matthew, and Mark, and Luke. It is a very important one, and therefore it is very carefully preserved for us. Matthew …

Luke:8:5

The Sower

Sep 06

The Sower   “Behold, a sower went forth to sow.” — Matthew xiii. 3.   THIS was a very important event. I do not say that it was important if you took the individual case alone; but if you took the multitudes of cases in which it was also true, it was overwhelmingly important in the aggregate: “A sower …

Matthew:13:3

Christ’s Yoke and Burden

Sep 02

Christ’s Yoke and Burden     “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” — Matthew xi. 30.     September 2nd, 1886   OBSERVE, dear friends, that our Lord Jesus Christ does lay a yoke and a burden upon his followers. He uses those words that none may presume to enter his service without due consideration. Religion is not a matter …

Matthew:11:30