Faith

Faith Precious: Spurgeon’s Lost Sermon #23

Jul 06

In 1857, Charles Spurgeon—the most popular preacher in the Victorian world—promised his readers that he would publish his earliest sermons. For almost 160 years, these sermons were lost to history. Beginning with this inaugural volume, The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon (B&H Academic, 2017) can finally be read, studied, and enjoyed by pastors, scholars, and …

The Life, Walk, and Triumph of Faith

Jan 01

The Life, Walk, and Triumph of Faith   “And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.” — Genesis xvii. 1, …

Genesis:17:1-2

Faith and Its Attendant Privileges

Jan 01

Faith and Its Attendant Privileges    “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them which believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of …

John:1:11-13

Faith, and the Witness Upon Which It is Founded

Jan 01

Faith, and the Witness Upon Which It is Founded   “If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath witnessed of his son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made …

1 John:5:9,10

The Hiding of Moses by Faith

Jan 01

The Hiding of Moses by Faith   “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.” — Hebrews xi. 23.   As I observed to you in the exposition, the stress in these passages of sacred biography …

Hebrews:11:23

A Plain Answer to an Important Enquiry

Jan 01

A Plain Answer to an Important Enquiry   “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.”— John vi. 29.   NOTICE the connection, or you will miss the meaning of the words; for at first sight it looks as if our Saviour taught us that it …

John:6:29

Faith versus Sight

Jan 01

Faith versus Sight   “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” — 2 Cor. 5:7.   I THINK the apostle is here explaining how it was he could say, that whilst lie was at home in the body, he was absent from the Lord; and through what means he felt that this was not the state in which …

2 Corinthians:5:7

The Vital Force

Jan 01

The Vital Force   “Now, the just shall live by faith.”— Hebrews x. 38.   SEE here the germ of the Christian’s life! See, too, how it blooms, blossoms, and bears! But observe it is not said the just shall live for his faith, or because of the merit of his believing in God. This were to place the …

Hebrews:10:38

Faith Among Mockers

Jan 01

FAITH AMONG MOCKERS.   “He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.” — Psalm xxii. 8.   DAVID experienced what Paul afterwards so aptly described as “cruel mockings.” Note the adjective cruel: it is well chosen. Mockings may not cut the flesh, but they tear the heart; they …

Psalms:22:8

The Obedience of Faith

Aug 21

The Obedience of Faith   “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.” — Hebrews xi. 8.   THE part of the text to which I shall call your attention lies in these words, “By faith …

Hebrews:9:8