Jesus Christ

Coming – Always Coming

Oct 29

COMING — ALWAYS COMING.   “To whom coming.” — 1 Peter ii. 4.   THE apostle is speaking of the Lord Jesus, of whom he had previously said, “If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious,” and he follows that sentence up with this, “To whom coming as unto a living stone.” Now, I want to …

1 Peter:2:4

Nevertheless. Hereafter.

Oct 29

Nevertheless. Hereafter.   “Jesus saith saith unto him, Thou hast said (or said so), nevertheless, I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Bon of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” — Matthew xxvi. 64.   OUR Lord, before his enemies, was silent in his own defence, but he …

Matthew:26:64

Romans, but not Romanists

Oct 20

Romans, but not Romanists   “I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: that ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself …

Romans:16:1-16

The Hospital of Waiters Visited with the Gospel

Jan 01

The Hospital of Waiters Visited with the Gospel   “Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.”— John v. 8.   IT was the Sabbath day! Where would Jesus spend that day, and how? He would not spend it, we are quite sure, in any unhallowed manner, or in any trifling sort. What would he do? …

John:5:8

Jesus, the Stumbling Stone of Unbelievers

Jan 01

Jesus, the Stumbling Stone of Unbelievers   “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious; but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient.” — …

1 Peter:2:7-8

Jesus, the Delight of Heaven

Jan 01

Jesus, the Delight of Heaven   “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings …

Revelation:5:9-10

Till We Meet Again

Jan 01

Till We Meet Again   “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”— Revelation xxii. 21.   THE first saints could never be long without speaking of their Lord and Saviour. He filled their hearts, and therefore they must needs speak of him. How ingeniously they bring him in! When they commence an epistle the …

Revelation:22:21

Offended with Christ

Jan 01

OFFENDED WITH CHRIST.   “And blessed is be, whosoever shall not be offended in me.” — Matthew xi. 6.   THE connection of the passage assists us in feeling its force. John had sent his disciples to ask the Master whether he was indeed the Messiah, and the Saviour, after giving abundant proof that he was the sent one …

Matthew:6:6

A Great Bargain

Jan 01

A Great Bargain   “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.”— Matthew xiii. 45, 46.   A MERCHANTMAN endeavours to trade so as to make a profit. Whether he deals in pearls …

Matthew:13:45-46

“Jesus Wept.”

Jun 23

“Jesus Wept.”   “Jesus wept.” — John xi. 35   A GREAT storm was stirring the mind of Jesus. We find, on looking at the original, that he was indignant and troubled. We have a very literal translation in the margin of the Revised Version; and instead of reading, “He groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,” we find …

John:11:35