Jesus Declining the Legions

March 27, 1887

Jesus Declining the Legions   “Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? but how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?” — Matthew xxvi. 53, 54.   IT is the garden of Gethsemane. Here stands our Lord, and yonder is …


They Were Tempted

March 14, 1880

They Were Tempted    “They were tempted.”— Hebrews xi. 37.   LAST Lord’s-day I tried to draw the fair portrait of a believing man, putting his feet into God’s steps, and keeping God’s way even unto the end. This morning we shall show in what circumstances such men were produced. We shall discover that they were not nursed upon …


Temptations on the Pinnacle

May 6, 1866

Temptations of the Pinnacle   “Then the devil taketh him ap into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear …