The Suffering Saviour’s Sympathy

July 24, 1887

The Suffering Saviour’s Sympathy   “For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.”— Hebrews ii. 18.   WE are told by the apostle in the fifth chapter that one special requisite in a high priest was that he could have compassion upon men. “For every high priest taken from …


Is It Nothing to You?

September 11, 1881

Is It Nothing to You?   “Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.” — Lamentations i. 12.   SYMPATHY with suffering ones is never content to …


Barabbas Preferred to Jesus

October 16, 1864

Barabbas Preferred to Jesus   “Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.”—John 18:40.    THE custom of delivering a prisoner upon the day of the passover was intended no doubt as an act of grace on the part of the Roman authorities towards the Jews, and by the Jews it …


Suffering and Reigning with Jesus

January 3, 1864

Suffering and Reigning with Jesus   "If we suffer, we shall also reign with him : if we deny him, he also will deny us.” — 2 Timothy 2:12        MY venerable friend who has hitherto sent me a text for the new year, still ministers to his parish the Word of life, and has not forgotten …

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Accidents, Not Punishments

September 8, 1861

Accidents, Not Punishments   "There were present at that season some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall …