Holy Ghost

The Holy Ghost the Need of the Age

March 13, 1887

The Holy Ghost the Need of the Age   “O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the Lord straitened? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?”— Micah ii. 7.   BRETHREN, what a stern rebuke to the people of Israel is contained in the title …


The Private Tutor

May 24, 1885

The Private Tutor    “He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he …


Receiving the Holy Ghost

July 13, 1884

Receiving the Holy Ghost   “He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed?”— Acts xix. 2.   IT may be well to notice what question the apostle did not put to these Ephesian disciples of John. He did not say to them, “Have ye believed?” This would have been a very important question, but …


The Entreaty of the Holy Ghost

March 1, 1874

The Entreaty of the Holy Ghost   “Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith, To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” — Hebrews iii. 7.   THE peculiar circumstances in which we are now placed as a congregation demand of me that my discourses should be principally directed to the unconverted, that the awakened may be …


Praying in the Holy Ghost

November 4, 1866

Praying in the Holy Ghost   “Praying in the Holy Ghost.”— Jude, verse 20.   THESE words occur in a passage where the apostle is indicating the contrast between the ungodly and the godly. The ungodly are mocking, speaking great swelling words, and walking after their ungodly lusts, while the righteous are building up themselves in their most holy …


The Power of the Holy Ghost

June 17, 1855

The Power of the Holy Ghost   "The power of the Holy Ghost."—Romans 15:13        Power is the special and peculiar prerogative of God, and God alone. "Twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God." God is God; and power belongeth to him. If he delegates a portion of it to his creatures, yet still it …