A Memorable Milestone

Mar 25

A Memorable Milestone     “I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest. I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation. Withhold not thou thy …


The Object of the Lord’s Supper

Sep 02

The Object of the Lord’s Supper     “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.” — 1 Corinthians xi. 26.     September 2nd, 1877     IT seems to me that the Lord’s supper should be received by us often. When the apostle says, in our text, “As often …

1 Corinthians:11:26

Return! Return

Dec 17

Return! Return     “Return, thou backsliding Israel . . . . Turn, O backsliding children ... . Return, ye backsliding children.” — Jeremiah iii. 12, 14, 22.     December 17th, 1876   IT is, indeed, a horrible thing that a saved soul should ever wander from its Saviour. After having had so much of past sin fully and freely forgiven, and …


Hiding in Thee!

Dec 14

Hiding in Thee!     “I flee unto thee to hide me.” — Psalm cxliii. 9.     December 14th, 1876     WHAT a great mercy it is for us that David had not a smooth path and an easy life! We should have lost much valuable instruction if he had been able to hold on the even tenor of his way continually; …


Sham Conversion

Dec 10

Sham Conversion     “And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them. They feared the LORD and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence. Unto this day they …

2 Kings:17:25, 33-34

The Love of our Espousals

Nov 30

The Love of our Espousals     “Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the Lord: I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.” — Jeremiah ii. 2.     November 30th, 1876     BRETHREN, we may forget the …


Reasons for Doubting Christ

Nov 26

Reasons for Doubting Christ   “Wherefore didst thou doubt?” — Matthew xiv. 31.   OUR Lord did not begin his dealings with Peter on this emergency by asking him that question. He first stretched out his hand and saved him from his peril, and then he said to him, “O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” When …


The Singing Army

Nov 23

The Singing Army   “And Judah gathered themselves together to ask help of the Lord.” — 2 Chronicles, xx. 4.   JERUSALEM was startled by sudden news. There had for a great while been quiet preparations made in the distant countries beyond Jordan. Upon its mountains Edom had been getting ready: the workshops of Petra had been ringing with …

2 Chronicles:20:4

An Infallible Sign of Revival

Nov 12

An Infallible Sign of Revival   “The Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.” — Isaiah ii. 11.   IN the eternal past the Lord alone was exalted. When he dwelt alone or ever the earth was, and when he commenced the mighty works of his creation, and the universe sprang into being at the fiat of his …


An Old-Fashioned Remedy

Oct 29

An Old-Fashioned Remedy   “He sent his word and healed them.” — Psalm cvii. 20.   THE healing of natural sickness is not accomplished without the power of God. Vain were the skill of the most learned physician unless the God of nature co-operated with the medicine. If any of you have been restored of late from sickness, I …