The Miracle of the Loaves

January 1, 1970

The Miracle of the Loaves   “They considered not the miracle of the loaves.”—Mark vi. 52.   Let us with deep attention consider the miracle of the loaves, lest we fall into the same evil as that which happened to the disciples in the text. When they saw Jesus walking on the sea “they were sore amazed in themselves …


The Waterpots at Cana

January 1, 1970

The Waterpots at Cana   “Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.”— John ii. 7.   You know the narrative. Jesus was at a wedding feast, and when the wine ran short, he provided for it right bountifully. I do not think that I should do any good if …


“She Was Not Hid.”

April 15, 1888

"She Was Not Hid."   “And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.”— Luke viii. 47.   LAST Sabbath morning we spoke upon the woman who was healed …


The Problem of the Age

February 7, 1886

The Problem of the Age    “And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?”— Mark viii. 4.   I HAVE been for a while lying outside the crowd, unable either to feed the multitude or to bring the sick to the Master. Here and there one I have …


Unbinding Lazarus

April 20, 1884

Unbinding Lazarus   “And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.”— John xi. 43, 44.   IN many things our …


An Astounding Miracle

February 10, 1884

AN ASTOUNDING MIRACLE.   “And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he …


The Devil’s Last Throw

June 10, 1883

The Devil's Last Throw   “And as ho was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him.”— Luke ix. 42.   OUR Lord Jesus Christ taught the people much by his words, but he taught them even more by his actions. He was always preaching, his whole life was a heavenly discourse on divine truth; and …


The Withered Hand

May 22, 1879

The Withered Hand    “And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered . . . . Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.” — Matthew xii. 10, 13.   NOTE well the expression. Jesus “went into their synagogue; and, …


The Lifting Up of the Bowed Down

July 14, 1878

The Lifting Up of the Bowed Down “And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and …


Jesus at Bethesda; or, Waiting Changed for Believing

April 7, 1867

Jesus at Bethesda; or, Waiting Changed for Believing   “After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, …