On the Cross after Death

April 3, 1887

 On the Cross after Death    “The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day (for that Sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the …


The Cross Our Glory

September 13, 1885

The Cross Our Glory   “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”— Galatians vi. 14.   ALMOST all men have something wherein to glory. Every bird has its own note of song. It is a poor heart …


Up from the Country, and Pressed into the Service

August 2, 1885

Up from the Country, and Pressed Into the Service   “And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.”— Mark xv. 21.   JOHN tells us that our Saviour went forth bearing his cross (John xix. 17). We are much indebted to John …


The Word of the Cross

July 31, 1881

The Word of the Cross    “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; hut unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”— 1 Corinthians i. 18.   NOTE well that in the seventeenth verse Paul had renounced the “wisdom of words.” He says that he was sent to preach the gospel, …

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