Title Index

Vanities and Verities

Oct 30 THE apostle Paul was by no means a stoic. He had not conquered all human feeling, and rendered himself a stone man. On the contrary, he was exceedingly sensitive. You can see abundant evidence, not only in the Acts of the Apostles, but also in the tone of all his epistles, that he has a very tender spirit. He feels acutely any unkindness. If a friend forsakes him, he mourns...

2 Corinthians 4:18

Verily, Verily

Jan 29 THE words “Verily, verily,” as they were solemnly used by our divine Lord, indicate an utterance of special importance. If Jesus says, “Verily, verily,” there is something coming to which we should attend with all our hearts. The subject which he thus introduces is our possession of eternal life, and our being delivered from condemnation by faith in himself. Can any theme be more important? Many questions may be asked,...

John 5:24

Vessels of Mercy,-A Sermon of Self-Examination

Aug 5      IT is with no view to controversy that I have selected this text, but for a far higher and more practical purpose, namely, that by this truth, many of us may search ourselves, and that we may be able to discover whether we have any of the marks of the vessels of mercy which God hath afore prepared unto glory. We must take the next verse to complete...

Romans 9:23-24

Victor Emmanuel, Emancipator

Jan 11      On a former occasion* we contemplated the unconverted man as being bound by the cords of his sins. It was a very solemn and sorrowful topic. I trust it humbled us all, and made those of us whom the Son has made free, feel renewed gratitude for the glorious liberty of the children of God. Sad was the spectacle of the dungeon and the fetters, and the felon...

Isaiah 42:7

Vile Ingratitude!

May 27      And how think you did the prophet proceed in order to accomplish the solemn commission which had been thus intrusted to him? Did he begin by reminding the people of the law which was delivered to Moses on the top of Sinai? Did he picture to them the exceeding fearfulness and quaking of the leader of Israel's host when he received that stony law in the midst of thunders...

Ezekiel 16:1-2

Voices from the Excellent Glory

Jan 8 THAT our Lord was the true Messiah of God was proved by his answering to all those prophecies which described the promised messenger of the covenant. His miracles also proved that God was with him, and from their character they marked him out as the ordained deliverer. To open the blind eyes and unstop deaf ears, were works foretold as denoting the Messiah. His teachings were equally clear proofs of...

Matthew 3:16, 17; 17:5; John 12:28