The Development of Antichrist - Table of Contents
The principle of interpreting the prophetic portions of Holy Scripture as literally as the historical is recognized throughout the following pages, and it is upon this ground alone that the writer builds his hope of escaping a charge of presumption in submitting them for consideration, as he has ventured to do. They are meant to be a protest agains ...read
The Fear Nots of the Old and New Testament
[God's promises are all "Yea and Amen" in Christ Jesus. But let us see that we take them all from the hand of Jesus. Let the Owner of the Vineyard give us the grapes; let us not pick them as they hang over the wall. Is Christ yours? Then His promises are yours.]
"Fear not, Abraham; I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward." - Gen.15:1.
The Gospel pointing to the Person of Christ - Table of Contents
IN this new Edition no change of any importance has been made beyond the correction of errata, and extending the texts quoted. The object of the book is to draw more attention to the great subject of connecting at all times the Person of Christ with His work. This is a point which the experience of the most solid believers has testified to as of va ...read
The Holy Spirit Convincing
'And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:' John 16:8
NOTES OF AN ADDRESS GIVEN AT THE PERTH CONVENTION, 1883.
Shall we not honour and bless and adore the Holy Spirit? Surely it might well be expected that our love, our adoring and grateful love, should go forth to Him to whom we owe so mu ...read
The Hope of the Lord's Return
The Importance of the Doctrine of the Second Advent as a Motive and Help to Holiness.
NOTES OF AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE EDINBURGH CONFERENCE, 1888.
It would be very pleasant and instructive to hear brethren relate incidents connected with this blessed hope, and its effect upon the souls of God's people. There are some very remarkable inc ...read
The Jewish People
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." Romans 1:16
Andrew Bonar had an early interest in the Jews. Being the people of God who generally had failed to see Jesus as the Messiah, they would have fascinated him on that account, ...read
The Leper Drawing Forth the Saviour's Grace.
"And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand and touched him, and saith unto him,I will, be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed. And he s ...read
The Love of the Father
'For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may ha ...read
The Man Who Lent Christ the Upper Room.
Matth. 26: 17-19
THE disciples did not go to look for a room till they had consulted with their Lord. Never do anything without asking counsel of your Master. But why did they need to do this? It was Christ's way to wait till He was asked, and you know it is His way still. 'I will for this be inquired of.'
Do you not feel a sort of envy of ...read
The Mercy Seat
"It is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul" (Lev. 17: 11).
"There I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy-seat" (Exod. 25: 22).
READER! Have you ever felt your need of salvation! Have you ever sought it, as one who must obtain it--or perish?
When a sinner is first brought to feel sin to be a b ...read
The Misses Church, Glasgow
GLASGOW, 16th Jan. 1884.
MY DEAR SISTERS,
--An old minister, whom you have had some knowledge of, wrote to his friend a salutation that I offer to you-- 'Grace, mercy, and peace shall be with you.' He did not say, 'May grace, mercy, and peace be with you,' but he said, 'Grace shall be with you (see margin), mercy and peace.' He was sure of it ...read
The Misses Leiper, Crossford
GLASGOW, 17th Feb.1886.
DEAR SISTERS 'in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ' !
Do you not hear the Master saying, as He points downwards to our earth and to your dwelling, 'Our friend Lazarus sleepeth! but I am going to awaken him out of his sleep.' Your brother shall rise again, and that day is coming nearer and nea ...read
The Napkin About Christ's Head.
'And the napkin, that was about His head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself ' John 20:7
Why 'wrapped together in a place by itself'?
Because Jesus wished to show that He arose calmly: no haste, no hurry, not as if in flight from the tomb, but in solemn triumph and at leisure. So He wishes His peopl ...read
The Pins of the Tabernacle.
Exodus 27:19; 38:31; 39:40.
These verses teach us a great deal.
I. God's notice of little things.--He takes time to speak about them, and bids Moses write about them. He says as much about the 'pins' in these passages as He does about the work of creation.
II. God's notice of those who carried the pins (Num. 3: 36, 37).--The pins and ...read
The Resurrection of the Son of the Widow of Sarepta.
1 Kings 17
'To this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.' (Rom. 14: 9)
There never was a resurrection in the world or in the Church of Christ before this one. Yet it is a resurrection in very quiet circumstances. The Lord does not make a work about His wonders, for what are w ...read
Published in The Sunday at Home: A Family Magazine for Sabbath Reading 3 March 1866 (No.618)
"And Aaron shall take the two goats, and present them before the Lord, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scape-goat. And Aaron shall bring th ...read
The Three Ananiases
The Acts of the Apostles, Chapters 23;5;9.
It is sometimes useful to put in juxtaposition separate facts and characters. The three Crosses--how instructive! the three Marys, the three Centurions. Here we have the three Ananiases. Their name means 'Jehovah is gracious.' Their parents thought it a lucky name, and all professed to rejoice in what ...read
The Trial of Faith
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 1 Peter 1:6,7
The prevailing state ...read
Time With God
"The fruit of the Spirit is. . .joy. . ." (Gal. 5:22).
Preached with little freedom. Weariness of body is against me; but still more want of much prayer through the previous week. God will not let me preach with power when I am not much with Him. More than ever do I feel that I should be as much an intercessor as a preacher of the word. Also I h ...read
What Gives Assurance
Many are the persons who have envied Isaiah, to whom personally the messenger from the throne said, 'Thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin is purged' (Isaiah 6:7). They are ready to say, 'Oh, if we heard the same.' Many are the persons who have envied Daniel, to whom the Lord said, 'Thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days' ...read