Title Index

The Incomparable Bridegroom and His Bride

Jun 10 THIS morning, we had the great privilege of preaching the doctrine of substitution, and of directing the minds of God’s people to the solid rock of the meritorious sacrifice of Christ whereon all their hopes of heaven must he built. What we have to say to-night is less doctrinal, and more practical; therefore let us guard ourselves at the outset. If we should, with very much earnestness, urge believers to...

Song of Solomon 5:9

The Indwelling and Outflowing of the Holy Spirit

May 28 IT is essential, dear friends, that we should worship the living and true God. It will be ill for us if it can be said, “Ye worship ye know not what.” “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” The heathen err from this command by multiplying gods, and making this and that image to be the object of their adoration. Their excess runs to...

John 7:38

The Inexhaustible Barrel

Dec 18      In the midst of wrath God remembers mercy. Divine love is rendered conspicuous when it shines in the midst of judgments. Fair is that lone star which smiles through the rifts of the thunder-clouds; bright is the oasis which blooms in the wilderness of sand; so fair and so bright is love in the midst of wrath. In the present instance, God had sent an all-consuming famine upon the...

1 Kings 17:16

The Infallibility of God's Purpose

Aug 26 IT is very advantageous to the Christian mind frequently to consider the deep and unsearchable attributes of God. The beneficial effect is palpable in two ways, exerting a sacred influence both on the judgment and the heart. In respect to the one, it tends to confirm us in those good old orthodox doctrines which lie at the basis of our faith. If we study man, and make him the only...

Job 23:13

The Infallibility of Scripture

Mar 11 WHAT Isaiah said was, therefore, spoken by Jehovah. It was audibly the utterance of a man; but, really, it was the utterance of the Lord himself. The lips which delivered the words were those of Isaiah, but yet it was the very truth that “The mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.” All Scripture, being inspired of the Spirit, is spoken by the mouth of God. However this sacred Book...

Isaiah 1:20

The Iniquity of our Holy Things

Jul 6 DEAR friends, I must begin by reminding you that we are not in this place dealing with unconverted men in their sins, but with God’s people Israel in their holy things. I say this because we must never forget that “without shedding of blood there is no remission of sin”; and when we are dealing with certain types, it must be understood that the blood has done its essential work....

Exodus 28:36-38

The Inner Side of Conversion

Sep 15 THERE are turning-points in most lives. We go on in a straight line for a certain distance, but suddenly we come to a place where we must make a choice of roads. All the rest of our journey may depend upon what we do at those particular points. Character often hinges on a day’s resolve. Every now and then we meet with a man who has seemed hopeful enough till...

Jeremiah 31:18-20

The Interest of Christ and His People in Each Other

Mar 29 The Church says concerning her Lord, “My beloved is mine and I am his.” No “ifs,” no “buts.” The two sentences are solemn assertions. Not “I hope, I trust, I think but, my beloved is mine, and I am his.” “Yes,” but you will say, “the Church must then have been gazing upon her husband’s face; it must have been a season of peculiar enjoyment with him, when she could speak...

Song of Solomon 2:16

The Jeer of Sarcasm, and the Retort of Piety

Apr 8      You will remember the remarkable passage of Sacred History which I related to you this morning; how David sought on one occasion to bring up the ark of God from Kirjath-jearimto Jerusalem; but neglecting God's ' law, they put the ark upon a cart, instead of carrying it upon the shoulders of the Levites; and as one mistake very soon leads to another, when the oxen stumbled, Uzzah...

2 Samuel 6:20-22

The Jewel of Peace

Mar 18 WHEN the heart is full of love it finds the hand too feeble for its desires. Hence it seeks relief in intercession and benediction; wishing, praying and blessing where it cannot actually effect its loving purpose. The apostle would have done for the Thessalonians all the good that was conceivable had it been in his power, but his wishes far outstripped his abilities, and therefore he betook himself to interceding...

2 Thessalonians 3:16