Title Index

The Main Matter

Nov 6 THE public life of our most blessed Lord Jesus Christ was brief; few suppose it to have exceeded three and a half years; but yet what a full life it was. It had in it not only enough to compose the four gospels, each one of which contains sufficient to lead men to saving faith, but so much remained over and above that the apostle John makes this remarkable statement:—...

John 20:30

The Maintenance of Good Works

Sep 2 LAST Thursday evening my sermon was based upon the contrast, in the second chapter of Ephesians, between the expressions “not of works” and “created in Christ Jesus unto good works.” I tried to show the true place of good works in connection with salvation. Many of you were not present then, and I felt that the subject was of such extreme importance that I must return to the same line...

Titus 3:3-8

The Majestic Voice

Jun 22      All God's works praise him, whether they be magnificent or minute, they all discover the wisdom, the power, and the benevolence of their Creator. "All thy works praise thee, O God." But there are some of his more majestic works which sing the song of praise louder than others. There are some of his doings, upon which there seems to be graven in larger letters than usual the...

Psalm 29:4

The Man Christ Jesus

Apr 12 CONSIDER how great Melchizedek was. There is something majestic about every movement of that dimly-revealed figure. His one and only appearance is thus fitly described in the Book of Genesis,— “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: and...

Hebrews 7:4

The Man Greatly Beloved

Jan 4 I ANTICIPATE an objection to my preaching from this text, and using it in reference to any persons in this congregation. “The words were spoken to Daniel, and we are not Daniels,” — that is probably the shape which the objection will take in certain minds, and my reply is, If we are not Daniels, at least we should desire to be, and we should remember that there are possibilities...

Daniel 10:19

The Man of One Subject

Oct 31 PAUL was a very determined man, and whatever he undertook he carried out with all his heart. Once let him say “I determined,” and you might be sure of a vigorous course of action. “This one thing I do” was always his motto. The unity of his soul and its mighty resoluteness were the main features of his character. He had once been a great opposer of Christ and his...

1 Corinthians 2:2

The Man of Sorrows

Mar 1 POSSIBLY a murmur will pass round the congregation, " This is a dreary subject and a mournful theme.” But, O beloved, it is not so, for great as were the woes of our Redeemer, they are all over now, and are to be looked back upon with sacred triumph. However severe the struggle, the victory has been won; the labouring vessel was severely tossed by the waves, but she has...

Isaiah 53:3

The Man Who Shall Never See Death

Oct 19 IN the previous part of this chapter we hear the Jews, with malicious voices, assailing our blessed Lord with this bitter question, “Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?” How very quietly the Saviour answered them! He did answer them, because he judged it needful to do so; but he did so with great patience, and with sound argument: “I have not a devil;...

John 8:51-53

The Man with the Measuring Line

Dec 11 IT is evident that this vision and prophecy graciously reveal the future history of Jerusalem. You may spiritualize, if you will, and say that Jerusalem signifies the Church: but I pray you not to forget the literal meaning of such words as these in the twelfth verse—“The Lord shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.” Jerusalem is spoken of, and Jerusalem is meant....

Zechariah 2:1-5

The March!

Mar 31 The people of God in the wilderness were led instrumentally by the wisdom of Moses and his mother-in-law Hobab; but really their guiding-star was the visible presence of God in the pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire by night. I suppose that the possession of this pillar as a guide did not remove from them the duty and the necessity of using the judgment of Moses and Hobab as...

Numbers 10:35