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The New Fashion

IT is very natural that there should be many surprising things in the gospel, for it is beyond measure remarkable that there should be a gospel at all. As soon as I begin thinking of it I exclaim with Bunyan, “O world of wonders, I can say no less”; and I invite you all to join with the multitude in saying with the text, “We never saw it on this...

Mark 2:12

Clearing the Road to Heaven

Oct 21 “GATHER out the stones” — that is to say, out of the King’s highway. Clear the road; make room for coming sinners; take away all stumbling blocks; make the gospel plain and simple, and come to the help of those who find hindrances and impediments in their progress to the Saviour. Such stones are there, and Satan tries to increase their number; the Lord’s servants must gather them out. That...

Isaiah 62:10

Plain Gospel for Plain People

Jun 12 OUR Lord Jesus Christ, in John’s gospel, in the forty-sixth verse of the fifth chapter, says, “Moses wrote of me.” Hence we may safely interpret much that Moses said, not only of the law, but also of the gospel; indeed, the law itself was given primarily to drive men to the gospel; it was meant to show them the impossibility of salvation by their own works, and so to shut...

Deuteronomy 30:11-14

The Heart of the Gospel

Jul 28 THE heart of the gospel is redemption, and the essence of redemption is the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ. They who preach this truth preach the gospel in whatever else they may be mistaken; but they who preach not the atonement, whatever else they declare, have missed the soul and substance of the divine message. In these days I feel bound to go over and over again the elementary truths of...

2 Corinthians 5:20-21

A Gospel Worth Dying For

Aug 12 PAUL says that, in comparison with his great object of preaching the gospel, he did not count even his life to be dear to himself; yet we are sure Paul highly valued life. He had the same love of life as other men, and he knew besides that his own life was of great consequence to the churches, and to the cause of Christ. In another place he said, “To...

Acts 20:24

The True Gospel, No Hidden Gospel

Jun 4 I THINK in this case the Revised New Testament gives a better translation than does the Authorized Version, and I will therefore read it:— “But and if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that are perishing in whom the God of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God,...

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

Rejecters of the Gospel Admonished

Apr 17 ASSUREDLY Isaiah was one of the most eloquent of preachers, and yet he could not win the ears and hearts of those to whom he spoke, for it is written, “they would not hear.” Beyond all question he was thoroughly evangelical; for, as Dr. Watts truly says, he spoke more of Jesus Christ than all the rest of the prophets, and yet the message of love was treated as though...

Isaiah 28:12

A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders

Aug 19 THESE open services, as most of you will judge, are intended to be purely evangelistic. No doubt a large number of believers are here, many of them well-established in the faith, who would like to hear a doctrine argued, a type interpreted, or an apocalyptic symbol unfolded, but really I cannot attend to you this evening. I feel something like Luther when preaching to a mixed assembly. He said, as...

Mark 10:49

For Whom is the Gospel Meant?

Mar 25 LAST Thursday evening, with considerable difficulty, I stood here to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and I handled one of the simplest imaginable texts full of nothing but the very plainest elements of the gospel. Within a very few minutes I had a harvest for the sermon. The congregation was slender, for you know how ill a night it was, and how little you expected that your pastor would...

Mark 2:17

The Hexapla of Mystery

Dec 22 THE apostle tells us in the preceeding verse that the Lord has a double design in maintaining his church in the world. The first is that it may be the place of his abode, for the church of the living God is “the house of God,” the home wherein he reveals himself unto his own children, the resting-place of his love which he has of old appointed. Jehovah still inhabits...

1 Timothy 3:16