Two Essential Things

March 3, 1889

Two Essential Things   “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”— Acts xx. 21.   THIS was the practical drift of Paul’s teaching at Ephesus, and everywhere else. He kept back nothing which was profitable to them; and the main profit he expected them to derive …


Job Among the Ashes

February 19, 1888

Job Among the Ashes   “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” — Job xlii. 5, 6.   JEHOVAH had spoken, Job had trembled. The Lord had revealed himself, Job had seen him. Truly, God did but display the …


Judgments and No Repentance: Repentance and No Salvation

August 25, 1887

Judgements and No repentance: Repentance and No Salvation   “They repented not to give him glory.”— Revelation xvi. 9.   IN reading this chapter, dear friends— this very terrible chapter— you must have been struck, I think, with the forces of God. Row great are the armies of the Lord of hosts! As the mighty Jehovah smote Pharaoh with …


A Personal Application

January 16, 1870

A Personal Application   “But now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” — Hebrews ix. 26.   IN those good old times, when preachers did not grow weary, though they discoursed for three hours at a stretch, and when congregations were not given to slumber, even …


Christ’s First and Last Subject

August 19, 1860

Christ's First and Last Subject   "From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand"—Matthew 4:17 "And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem"—Luke 24:47        It seems from these two texts that repentance was the first subject …


Who Can Tell?

September 18, 1859

Who Can Tell?   "Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?"—Jonah 3:9        This was the forlorn hope of the Ninevites: "Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?" The book of …


“What I Have Done?”

December 27, 1857

"What Have I Done?"   "What have I done?"—Jeremiah 8:6        PERHAPS no figure represents God in a more gracious light than those figures of speech, which represent him as stooping from his throne, and as coming down from heaven to attend to the wants and to behold the woes of mankind. We must have love for …


The Repentance Unto Life

September 23, 1855

Repentance Unto Life   "Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life."—Acts 11:18        One of the greatest obstacles which the Christian religion ever overcame, was the inveterate prejudice which possessed the minds of its earliest followers. The Jewish believers, the twelve apostles, and those whom Jesus Christ had called from the dispersed of Israel, …