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A Festival Kept To The Lord

When ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord. — LEVITICUS XXIII. 39. If we review attentively the religious ordinances which God has appointed, we can scarcely fail to perceive, that he has usually passed by all the inventions of men, and adopted institutions w... Read More

All Things Created For Christ

All things were created by him and for him.-COLOSSIANS 1:16 By whom were all these worlds and beings made? is probably the first question, which a view of the created universe would excite in a seriously inquisitive mind. For what purpose and with what view were they created? would no less probably ... Read More

Amiable Instincts Not Holiness

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.—1 THESSALONIANS v. 23. THIS prayer of the apostle for the universal sanctification of the Thessalonian Christians, leads us to notice a d... Read More

Christ Rejects None Who Come To Him

Him that cometh unto me, I will in no wise cast out—JOHN vi. 37. I NEED not tell you, my friends, that these are the words of Christ for who but he would or could utter such words? Who but the compassionate Friend of sinners, the Shepherd, who came to seek and to save that which was lost, would say ... Read More

Fraud Exposed And Condemned

It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth. — PROVERBS. xx. 14. IT is impossible to peruse the scriptures attentively, without finding in almost every page, the most convincing proofs, that since the fall human nature has ever been the same; that the m... Read More

God's Ways Above Man's

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.-Isa. 55:8,9 IN the preceding verses God commands and invites sinners to repent and embrace his... Read More

Humility & Prayer

It is natural to man, from his earliest infancy, to cry for relief when in danger or distress, if he supposes that any one able to relieve him is within hearing of his cries. Every man then who feels his own dependence upon God, and his need of blessings which God only can bestow, will pray to Him. ... Read More

Jehovah, A King

I am a great King, saith the Lord of Hosts.—MALACHI I. 14. WHEN God would inform his creatures what he is, he must employ language suited to their capacities; language, which they can understand. What he is himself indeed, or what constitutes his essence, no language can describe; and therefore even... Read More

Men Tried And Found Defective

Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.—DANIEL v. 27. IN the preceding part of this chapter we are informed, that Belshazzar, king of Babylon, made a great feast to a thousand of his lords and drank wine before the thousand. And while he tasted the wine, he commanded his servants to... Read More

Messiah's Victory Predicted And Desired

Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, 0 most Mighty, with thy Glory and thy Majesty; And in thy Majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies whereby the people fall u... Read More

Our Sins Infinite In Number and Enormity

Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite? JOB XXII 5. This question was addressed by Eiiphaz to Job. He was led to ask it by a suspicion, that Job was a hypocrite. He had imbibed the erroneous opinion, that great temporal calamities are inflicted on none, except the wicked. Hence h... Read More

Recollections of God Painful To the Wicked

I remembered God, and was troub1ed.—PSALM LXXVII. 3. GOD is a being, whom it is impossible to contemplate with indifference. His character is so interesting, our dependence on him is so complete, and his favor is so indispensably necessary to our happiness, that a distinct recollection of him must a... Read More

Sinners Entreated To Hear God's Voice

The Holy Ghost saith, today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. — HEBREWS III. 7,8. My brethren, I can think of no introduction to a discourse on this awakening passage more suitable, than that often repeated command of our Savior, He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit sai... Read More

Sinners Willful and Perverse

And the Lord said, whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? They are like unto children sitting in the market place, and calling one to another, and saying, we have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept. For Jo... Read More

Sins Estimated by the Light of Heaven

Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.—PSALM xc. 8. It is a well known fact that the appearance of objects, and the ideas which we form of them, are very much affected by the situation in which they are placed in respect to us, and by the light in ... Read More

The Christian Manner of Expressing Gratitude

The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain. But when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me. The Lord grant unto him, that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day.—2 Timothy I: 16,17,18. THE enemies of Christi... Read More

The Dead In Sin Made Alive

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time past, ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience; among whom also we all had our conversation in times p... Read More

The Difficulty of Escaping The Damnation of Hell

My hearers, I am not without apprehensions, that the passage, which I have chosen for the subject of this discourse, will sound harshly in your ears; and that its first effect will be to excite, in many breasts, feelings by no means favorable to the reception of truth. But it is a passage, which was... Read More

The Fullness of God Dwelling In Christ

In him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. — Colossians II. 9. THIS is asserted of Jesus Christ. It appears, at the first glance, to contain most important truth; truth which cannot but be interesting to all who wish to form just conceptions of our God and our Redeemer. Indeed, there ar... Read More

The Mark Of Deliverance

And the Lord said unto him, go through the midst of the city, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and cry for all the abominations, that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in my hearing, go ye after him through the city, and smite; let not your eye spare, neit... Read More

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