The Value and Rank of the Believer

January 1, 1970

THE VALUE AND RANK OF THE BELIEVER.   “Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.” — Isaiah xliii. 4.   ONE of the worst mistakes we could make would be to judge our condition before God by our …


Nathanael; or, the Ready Believer and His Reward

April 29, 1888

Nathanael; or, the Ready Believer and His Reward   “Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.”— John i. 50.   NATHANAEL was by nature a man free from cunning and deceit. He was a specimen of that “honest and …


The Good Ananias: A Lesson for Believers

April 26, 1885

The Good Ananias: A Lesson for Believers   “And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.”— Acts ix. 10.   AT this season we are called upon to think of foreign missions. As members of the Baptist Missionary Society …


Smoking Flax

June 1, 1884

Smoking Flax   “The smoking flax shall he not quench.”— Isaiah xlii. 3.   I BELIEVE that the first sense of these words is not the one usually given to them, nor yet the one upon which I intend to preach to-night. We read in the 12th of Matthew that our divine Lord was assailed by the scribes and …


Imitators of God

June 10, 1883

Imitators of God   “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children.”— Ephesians v. 1.   WE shall read the text as it should more properly be translated: “Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.” Upon the word imitate our discourse will hinge.      The division into chapters is often most unfortunate, and in this case it …


In Him: Like Him

May 17, 1883

In Him: Like Him   “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.”— 1 John ii. 6.   HE that saith he abideth in him:”— that is exactly what every Christian does say. He cannot be a Christian unless this be true of him, and he cannot fully enjoy his …

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Other Sheep and One Flock

March 25, 1883

Other Sheep and One Flock   “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and they shall be one fold, and one shepherd (or more correctly, one flock, one shepherd).”— John x. 16.   THIS verse is guarded before and behind by two notable statements. …


Hands Full of Honey

January 28, 1883

Hands Full of Honey   “And Samson turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion. And he took thereof in his hands, and went on eating, and came to his father and mother, and he gave them, and they did …


The Believer Catechized

November 21, 1880

The Believer Catechized    “Believest thou this?”— John xi. 26.   THE Saviour said to Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. BELIEVEST THOU THIS?      When believers are sorrowful they may be assured that a …


Believers Free From the Dominion of Sin

April 21, 1878

Believers Free From the Dominion of Sin   “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”— Romans vi. 14.   OUR constant hearers will remember that a Sabbath or so ago we spoke upon “Submit yourselves unto God.” It is both the way to peace and the way of …