Concerning Saints

January 1, 1970

Concerning Saints   “All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.”—Psalm cxlv.10.   Do not throw yourselves back in your seats, and say, “This will be a sermon for saints, and therefore we may be excused from attending to it.” Do you not see that the first clause gives you a fair word …


Exceeding Gladness

December 21, 1884

Exceeding Gladness   “For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.”— Psalm xxi. 6.   You have heard a great many sermons upon the Man of Sorrows. I am sure that you have not heard too many; and if, from this time to the end of your life, you …


An Inscription for the Mausoleum of the Saints

May 8, 1884

An Inscription for the Mausoleum of the Saints   “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.”— …


The Fair Portrait of a Saint

March 7, 1880

The Fair Portrait of a Saint    “My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. Neither have I gone hack from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.”— Job xxiii. 11, 12.   THUS Job speaks of himself, not by way of …


Saints in Heaven and Earth One Family

August 8, 1875

Saints in Heaven and Earth One Family   “The whole family in heaven and earth.” — Ephesians iii. 15.   BEREAVEMENTS are among the sorest griefs of this mortal life. We are permitted by God to love those whom he gives to us, and our heart eagerly casts its tendrils around them, and therefore when suddenly the beloved objects …


The Saints Blessing the Lord

October 20, 1872

The Saints Blessing the Lord   “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” — Psalm ciii. 1.   You see here a man talking to himself, a soul with all his soul talking to his soul. Every speaker should learn to soliloquise. His own soul is the first audience a …


What and Whence are These?

February 25, 1872

What and Whence Are These?   "And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made …


The Saint and the Spirit

June 9, 1867

The Saint and the Spirit   "But ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”— John 14:17.   THE Holy Spirit, although he is the most active, most potent, and most real worker in the world, is not discerned by the mass of mankind. The great majority of men are affected only by what …


A Mystery! Saints Sorrowing and Jesus Glad!

August 7, 1864

A Mystery! Saints Sorrowing and Jesus Glad!   "Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him"—John 11:14-15        There lived in the little village of Bethany a very happy family. There was …


The Saint’s Horror at the Sinner’s Hell

August 16, 1863

The Saint's Horror at the Sinner's Hell   "Gather not my soul with sinners.”— Psalm 26:9.   WE must all be gathered in due course. When time shall have ripened the fruit, it must hang no longer upon the tree, but be gathered into the basket; when the summer's sun has perfectly matured the corn, the sickle must be …