Peace: A Fact and A Feeling

January 1, 1970

Peace: A Fact and A Feeling    “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”— Romans v. 1.   WONDERFUL is the power of faith. In the Epistle to the Hebrews our apostle tells us of the marvellous exploits which it has wrought in subduing kingdoms and obtaining promises, in quenching the …


The Horrible East Winds!

January 1, 1970

The Horrible East Winds!    “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”— Colossians iii. 15.   I DO not know-how it is, but during the last two or three days I have been called to sympathize with an amount of sorrow such …


Peace: How Gained, How Broken

October 27, 1889

Peace: How Gained, How Broken   “I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.”— Psalm lxxxv. 8.   “I WILL hear what God the Lord will speak.” There were voices and voices. There were voices of the past …


The Lover of God’s Law Filled with Peace

January 22, 1888

The Lover of God’s Law Filled with Peace   “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” Psalm cxix.165.   THIS forms part of a devotional passage. It is not merely a statement that great peace comes to those who love the law of God, but it is uttered as part of a hymn …


Sweet Peace for Tried Believers

March 31, 1887

Sweet Peace for Tried Believers   “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”— John xvi. 33.   THIS most delightful passage occurs at the close of the last of our Saviour’s sermons before he went …


The Song of a City, and the Pearl of Peace

January 4, 1885

The Song of a City, and the Pearl of Peace   “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” — Isaiah xxvi. 3.   THIS is no dry, didactic statement, but a verse from a song. We are among the poets of revelation, who did not compose ballads for …


The Reason Why Many Cannot Find Peace

April 7, 1878

The Reason Why Many Cannot Find Peace   “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to …


The Peace of God

January 6, 1878

The Peace of God   “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”— Philippians iv. 7.   “PEACE” is a heavenly word. When at the advent of our Lord angels came to sing among men a midnight sonnet their second note was “Peace on earth.” Would God the shining …


Negotiations for Peace

September 18, 1870

Negotiations for Peace   “Preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all).”— Acts x. 36.   THESE words were addressed to an admirable congregation, all met with an earnest purpose, all conscious that they were in the presence of God, all like good soil that had been ploughed and prepared for the good seed. Happy preacher to …


The Winnowing Fan

July 10, 1870

The Winnowing Fan   “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.”—Hebrews xii. 14, 15.    WELL did the apostle declare that the righteous scarcely are saved. …

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