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The Work of the Holy Spirit

Nov 5      YES, we are just so foolish. Folly is bound up not only in the heart of a child, but in the heart of even a child of God; and though the rod may be said to bring folly out of a child, it will take many a repetition of the rod of affliction upon the shoulders of a Christian before that folly is taken out of him. I...

Galatians 3:3

The Works of the Devil Destroyed

Jul 1 IN this chapter John makes a sharp and clear division of mankind into two classes. He gives not even the slightest hint that there is, or ever was, or ever can be a third class; but he describes men as being the children of God or else the children of the devil, and tells us how the two classes are made manifest (see verse 10). Now, this distinction would not...

1 John 3:8

The World on Fire

Aug 3 MEN have frequently inferred liberty to sin from the apparent absence of God from the world. Because the Lord, in his infinite long-suffering, has suffered transgression to go for awhile unpunished, therefore they have wickedly said, “How doth God know? The Almighty doth not regard us. He will neither interfere to punish men nor to reward them, whether they break or keep his commandments.” When for a long time no...

2 Peter 3:10, 11

The World Turned Upside Down

May 9 The World Turned Upside Down "These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also."—Acts 17:6      This is just an old version of an oft-repeated story. When disturbances arise in a state, and rebellions and mutinies cause blood to be shed, it is still the custom to cry, "The Christians have done this." In the days of Jesus we know that it was...

Acts 17:6

The Wounds of Jesus

Jan 30      I have selected this sentence as the text, although I shall not strictly adhere to it. What was to be seen on Christ's hands and feet? We are taught that the prints of the nails were visible, and that in his side there was still the gash of the spear. For did he not say to Thomas? "Reach hither thy finger and behold my hands, and reach hither...

Luke 24:20

The Yoke Removed and the Lord Revealed

BUT do not all men know that God is the Lord? They should know it, for he is clearly to be seen in the works of nature: even where no revelation has come, yet heaven and earth and sea, and the rain which brings with it fruitful seasons, filling men’s hearts with food and gladness, all proclaim the Most High. But man by wisdom knows not God. He shuts his...

Ezekiel 34:27

The Young Man's Prayer

Jun 7 ISRAEL had suffered a long night of affliction. Dense was the darkness while they abode in Egypt, and cheerless was the glimmering twilight of that wilderness which was covered with their graves. Amidst a thousand miracles of mercy, what must have been the sorrows of a camp in which every halt was marked with many burials, until the whole track was a long cemetery? I suppose that the mortality in...

Psalm 90:114

They Were Tempted

Mar 14 LAST Lord’s-day I tried to draw the fair portrait of a believing man, putting his feet into God’s steps, and keeping God’s way even unto the end. This morning we shall show in what circumstances such men were produced. We shall discover that they were not nursed upon the lap of ease, but were born, and reared, and perfected amid storms of opposition. We shall again see “the lily among...

Hebrews 11:37

Things Present

May 9 SOME of the Corinthians had attached themselves to one great religious teacher, and others to another; there was a disposition amongst them to set up rival leaders of opposing parties: a band would follow Paul, another company admired Apollos, and a third extolled Peter. The apostle, in order to take off the minds of believers from estimating any one of their blessings at too high a rate, leads them to...

1 Corinthians 3:22

Things that Accompany Salvation

Sep 20      I am not quite certain that my text will warrant all I shall say upon it this day if read and understood in its connection. But I have taken the words rather by accommodation than otherwise, and shall make use of them as a kind of heading to the discourse which I hope to be enabled to deliver. I sat myself down, and I meditated on this subject—"Things...

Hebrews 6:9