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Unspoken Sermons

By George MacDonald

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   1 - The Child in the Midst - And he came to Capernaum: and, being in the house, he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way? But they held their peace
   2 - The Consuming Fire - Our God is a consuming fire.--HEBREWS xii. 29 Nothing is inexorable but love. Love which will yield to prayer is imperfect and poor. Nor is it then
   3 - The Higher Faith - Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.--JOHN xx. 29
   4 - It Shall Not Be Forgiven - And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost, it shall not
   5 - The New Name - To him that overcometh, I will give a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.-- REV. ii.
   6 - The Heart with the Treasure - Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselve
   7 - The Temptation in the Wilderness - Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was after
   8 - The Eloi - "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"--ST MATTHEW xxvii. 46. I do not know that I should dare to approach this, of all utterances into which
   9 - The Hands of the Father - "Father, into thy hand I commend my spirit."--St Luke xxiii. 46. Neither St Matthew nor St Mark tells us of any words uttered by our Lord after the
   10 - Love Thy Neighbour - Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.--ST MATTHEW xxii. 39. The original here quoted by our Lord is to be found in the words of God to Moses, (L
   11 - Love Thine Enemy - Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy; but I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that cu
   12 - The God of the Living - He is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.--ST LUKE xx. 38. It is a recurring cause of perplexity in our Lord's teachin
   13 - The Way - 'If thou wouldest be perfect.'--ST. MATTHEW xix 21. For reasons many and profound, amongst the least because of the fragmentary nature of the recor
   14 - The Hardness if the Way - "Children, how hard is it!"--St. Mark x. 24. I suspect there is scarcely a young man rich and thoughtful who is not ready to feel our Lord's treatm
   15 - The Cause of Spiritual Stupidity - 'How is it that ye do not understand?'--ST. MARK viii. 21. After feeding the four thousand with seven loaves and a few small fishes, on the east si
   16 - The Word of Jesus on Prayer - 'They ought always to pray.'--ST. LUKE xviii. I. The impossibility of doing what we would as we would, drives us to look for help. And this brings
   17 - Man's Difficulty Concerning Prayer - '--and not to faint.'--ST. LUKE xviii. 1. 'How should any design of the All-wise be altered in response to prayer of ours!' How are we to believe s
   18 - The Last Farthing - 'Verily I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou have paid the last farthing.'--ST. MATTHEW v. 26. There is a thing wonde
   19 - Abba, Father! - '--the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.'-ROMANS viii. 15. The hardest, gladdest thing in the world is, to cry Father! from a full
   20 - Life - 'I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.'--St. John x. 10. In a word, He came to supply all our lack--from the root outward; fo
   21 - The Fear of God - 'And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as one dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying, Fear not; I am the first and the last and the Living
   22 - The Voice of Job - 'O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and
   23 - Self-Denial - 'And he said unto all, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever would save his
   24 - The Truth in Jesus - 'But ye did not so learn Christ; if so be that ye heard him, and were taught in him, even as truth is in Jesus: that ye put away, as concerning your
   25 - The Creation in Christ - All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.--John i. 3, 4.
   26 - The Knowing of the Son - Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you; for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.-
   27 - The Mirrors of the Lord - But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the spirit
   28 - The Truth - I am the truth.--John xiv. 6 When the man of the five senses talks of truth, he regards it but as a predicate of something historical or scientific
   29 - Freedom - The Truth shall make you free.... Whosoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abi
   30 - Kingship - Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king! To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should b
   31 - Justice - Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy; for thou renderest to every man according to his work.--Psalm lxii. 12. Some of the translators make it ki
   32 - Light - This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.--1 John i. 5. And th
   33 - The Displeasure of Jesus - When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.--John xi. 33. Grim
   34 - Righteousness - --that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ,
   35 - The Final Unmasking - For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.--Matthew x. 26; Luke xii. 2. God is not a God that hide
   36 - The Inheritance - Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.--Ep. to the Colossians i. 12. To

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