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"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world" (1 John 2:15). Worldliness then consists in these three things:--Attachment to the Outward--attachment to the Transitory--attachment to the Unreal: in opposition to love for the Inward, the Eternal, the True: and the one of these affecti... Read More

He Will Be Seen

"Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass" (Ps. 37:5). There are times when a dense cloud veils the sunlight: you cannot see the sun, nor feel him. Sensitive temperaments feel depression: and that unaccountably and irresistibly. No effort can make you feel. Then... Read More

Independence or Pride

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). There is a tendency in the masses always to think--not what is true, but--what is respectable, correct, orthodox: we ask is that authorized? It comes partly from cowardice, partly from indolence: from habit: from imitation... Read More

Laws of Doctrine

"If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine..." (John 7:17). This universe is governed by laws. At the bottom of everything here there is a law. Things are in this way and not that: we call that a law or condition. All departments have their own laws. Obey the laws of the body: such ... Read More

True Integrity

"But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity ..." (Ps. 26:11). The next qualification is integrity. But by integrity I do not mean simply sincerity or honesty; integrity rather according to the meaning of the word as its derivation interprets it--entireness--wholeness--soundness: that which Christ ... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 1 - God's Revelation of Heaven

Preached April 29, 1849 "Eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit." - I Cor. 2:9,10. The preaching of the Apostle Paul was rejected by numbers in the cultiv... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 2 - Parable of the Sower

Preached June 6, 1849 "The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea-side. And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold. a sower we... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 3 - Jacob's Wrestling

Preached June 10, 1849 "And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and best prevailed. And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he ble... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 4 - Christian Progress by Oblivion of the Past

Preached August 12, 1849 "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do; forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." - Phil. 3:13,14 Th... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 5 - Triumph Over Hindrances - Zaccheus

Preached October 21, 1849 "And Zaccheus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold." - Luke 19:8. There are persons to whom a religious life seems smooth and easy. Gifted... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 6 - The Shadow and Substance of the Sabbath

Preached October 28, 1849 "Let no man, therefore, judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath-days: which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ." - Col. 2:16,17. No sophistry of criticism can explain away the obvious meaning o... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 7 - The Sympathy of Christ

Preached November 4, 1849 "For we have not a high-priest which can not be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of nee... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 8 - The Pharisees and Sadducees at John's Baptism

Preached November 11, 1849 "But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?" - Matthew 3:7. It seems that the Baptist's ministry had been attended with almost incredible success, a... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 9 - Caiaphas's View of Vicarious Sacrifice

Preached November 5, 1849 "And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high-priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this spake he not of himself: but bein... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 10 - Realizing the Second Advent

Preached December 2, 1849 "For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be con... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 11 - First Advent Lecture - The Grecian

Preached December 6, 1849 "I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to ever... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 12 - Second Advent Lecture: The Roman

Preached December 13, 1849 "I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to ev... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 13 - Third Advent Lecture: The Barbarian

Preached December 20, 1849 "And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. And the barbarous people showed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold. And when Paul had gathered a bund... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 14 - The Principle of Spiritual Harvest

Preached December 15, 1849 "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." - Galatians 6:7,8. There is a close a... Read More

Vol. 1, Sermon 15 - The Loneliness of Christ

Preached December 31, 1849 "Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me." - John 16:31,32. There are two kinds of solitude: the fir... Read More

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