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Seeing Jesus

Jan 01

Seeing Jesus   “We see Jesus.”— Hebrews 2:9.   THE apostle in this place does not claim to have seen the Lord in the flesh, although he boasts in another passage that he has done so, and asserts it as one of the proofs of his apostleship. He is not, indeed, in this text referring to any seeing of …

Hebrews:2:9

Breakfast with Jesus

Feb 24

Breakfast with Jesus   “Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.” Or, as we have it in the Revised Version, “Jesus saith unto them, Come and break your fast. And none of the disciples durst enquire of him, Who art …

John:21:12

Our Lord’s Prayer for His People’s Sanctification

Mar 07

Our Lord's Prayer for His People's Sanctification    “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”— John xvii. 17.   OUR Lord Jesus prayed much for his people while he was here on earth. He made Peter the special subject of his intercession when he knew that he was in extraordinary danger. The midnight wrestlings of the Son …

John:17:17

One Greater than the Temple

Jan 23

One Greater than the Temple   “But I say unto you, that in this place is one greater than the temple.”—  Matthew xii . 6.   OUR Lord intended, of course, to assert that he himself was greater than the temple, but he used the most modest form of putting it. When in the interests of truth he is …

Matthew:12:6

Jesus, The King of Truth

Dec 19

Jesus, The King of Truth   “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth my …

John:18:37

The Way

Jul 24

THE WAY.   “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way.” — John xiv. 6.   THE most precious things lie in the smallest compass. Diamonds have much value in little space. Those scriptural sayings which are fullest of meaning are many of them couched in the fewest words. Who shall measure the depth of that sentence, “God is …

John:14:6

The Fulness of Jesus the Treasury of Saints

Feb 28

The Fulness of Jesus the Treasury of Saints   “Of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.”— John 1:16.   THESE are not words spoken by John the Baptist, as a cursory reader might imagine, but they were written by John the Evangelist. The verse preceding is a paragraph cast into the midst of the gospel, …

John:1:16

The Approachableness of Jesus

May 03

The Approachableness of Jesus   “Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.” — Luke 15:1.   THE most depraved and despised classes of society formed an inner ring of nearers around our Lord. I gather from this that he was a most approachable person, that he was not of repulsive manners, but …

Luke:15:1

Nazareth; or, Jesus Rejected by His Friends

Jun 02

Nazareth; or, Jesus Rejected by His Friends   “And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. But he passing …

Luke:4:28-30

Jesus Washing his Disciples’ Feet

Jan 29

Jesus Washing his Disciples' Feet   “Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?” John 13:6.    OUR Saviour had so steadfastly set his face towards the awful sufferings of his passion, that when they actually approached he was not in the slightest degree disturbed or disconcerted. If you were …

John:13:6