Sermons

Simeon’s Swan Song

Jun 22

Simeon's Swan Song   “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: for mine eyes have seen thy salvation.” — Luke ii. 29, 30.   IF we are believers in Christ, we shall one day use words like these. Perhaps not just at present; and yet, possibly, sooner than some of us think, we …

Luke:2:29-30

The Empty Place: A Christmas Day Sermon

Jun 22

The Empty Place: A Christmas Day Sermon   “And David’s place was empty.” — 1 Samuel xx. 25.   THERE may be much to learn from an empty place. The world thinks much of the places which have been emptied through the home-going of its celebrated men. Those who have served the world are remembered by it; those who …

1 Samuel:20:25

Life Eternal

Jun 22

Life Eternal   “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”— John x. 28.   SOME will say that this is a mixed congregation, and that such a doctrine as this should not be advanced in the presence of ungodly men and women. This shows …

John:10:28

Salvation Altogether by Grace

Jun 22

Salvation Altogether by Grace   “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.”— 2 Timothy i. 9.   IF we would influence thoughtful persons it must be by solid arguments. Shallow minds …

2 Timothy:1:9

Peter’s Three Calls

Jun 22

Peter’s Three Calls   “And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.” — John i. 37. “And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make …

Matthew:10:1-2

Turning Back in the Day of Battle

Jun 22

Turning Back in the Day of Battle   “The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.”— Psalm lxxviii. 9.   I DO not think that it has ever been clearly ascertained to what particular historical event Asaph here refers, but I do not find that any of the commentators mention a …

Psalms:78:9

Lydia, the First European Convert

Jun 22

Lydia, the First European Convert   “And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto things which were spoken of Paul.”—Acts xvi.14.   WE may laudably exercise curiosity with regard to the first proclamation of the gospel in our …

Acts:16:14

Three Names High on the Muster-Roll

Jun 22

Three Names High on the Muster-Roll   “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, …

Daniel:3:16-18

The Agreement of Salvation By Grace With Walking in Good Works

Jun 22

The Agreement of Salvation by Grace With Walking in Good Works   “Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” — Ephesians ii. 9, 10.   I SHALL call your attention to the near neighbourhood of …

Ephesians:2:9-10

Israel’s Hope; or, the Centre of the Target

Jun 22

Israel’s Hope; or, the Centre of the Target   “Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.”— Psalm cxxx. 7.   WHEN he penned this psalm, the writer, David, was in deep distress, if not of circumstances, yet of conscience. He constantly mentions iniquities, and begs forgiveness. He …

Psalms:130:7