Sermon 37: The Extent of Messiah's Spiritual Kingdom
Revelation 11:15 The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ, and He shall reign for ever and ever!
The Kingdom of our Lord in the heart, and in the world, is frequently compared to a building or house, of which He Himself is both the Foundation and the Architect (Isaiah 28:16 and 54:11, 12) . A building a ...read
Sermon 38: King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Revelation 19:16 And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
The description of the administration and glory of the Redeemer's Kingdom, in defiance of all opposition, concludes the second part of Messiah Oratorio. Three different passages from the book of Revelation are selected to form a grand c ...read
Sermon 39: Job's Faith and Expectation
Job 19:25, 26 I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand in the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.
Christianity, that is, the religion of which MESSIAH is the author and object, the foundation, life, and glory, though not altogether as old as creation, is n ...read
Sermon 40: The Lord is Risen Indeed
I Corinthians 15:20 But now the Lord is risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
As, in the animal economy [As, in the function of physical bodies], the action of the heart and of the lungs, though very different, are equally necessary for the maintenance of life, and we cannot say that either of them is more essent ...read
Sermon 41: Death by Adam, Life by Christ
I Corinthians 15:21, 22 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
From Mr. Handel's acknowledged abilities as a composer, and particularly from what I have heard of his great taste and success in adapting the style of his music to the subject, ...read
Sermon 42: The General Resurrection
I Corinthians 15:51-53 Behold, I show you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed; in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortalit ...read
Sermon 43: Death Swallowed Up in Victory
I Corinthians 15:54 Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory!
Death, simply considered, is no more than the cessation of life --that which was once living, lives no longer. But it has been the general, perhaps the universal custom of mankind, to personify it. Imagination gives death a formidabl ...read
Sermon 44: Triumph Over Death and the Grave
I Corinthians 15:55, 56, 57 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin: and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Christian soldier may with the greatest propriety, be said to war a good warfare (I Timothy 1:18) . He is engage ...read
Sermon 45: Divine Support and Protection
Romans 8:31 [What shall we say then to these things?] If God be for us, who can be against us?
The passions of joy or grief, of admiration or gratitude, are moderate when we are able to find words which fully describe their emotions. When they rise very high, language is too faint to express them; and the person is either lost in silence, or f ...read
Sermon 46: Accusers Challenged
Romans 8:33 Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God who justifies.
Though the collating of manuscripts and various readings has undoubtedly been of use in rectifying some mistakes which, through the inadvertency of transcribers, had crept into different copies of the New Testament, yet such supposed corrections of the te ...read
Sermon 47: The Intercession of Christ
Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us!
The Redemption of the soul is precious. Fools make mock of sin (Proverbs 14:9) . But they will not think lightly of it, who duly consider the majesty, authority, and goodness ...read
Sermon 48: The Song of the Redeemed
Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou ... hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation ...
The extent, variety, and order of the creation, proclaim the glory of God. He is likewise, * Maximus in Minimis . The smallest of the works, that we are capable of examining, such for inst ...read
Sermon 49: The Chorus of Angels
Revelation 5:12 Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour and glory, and blessing!
It was a good report which the queen of Sheba heard, in her own land, of the wisdom and glory of Solomon. It lessened her attachment to home, and prompted her to undertake a long journey to visit this g ...read
Sermon 50: The Universal Chorus
Revelation 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that stteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
Men have generally agreed to dignify their presumptuous and ...read