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ArticleThe Hope of His Calling
       Ephesians 1: 15; 2: 10. "That ye may know what is the hope of His calling." God has called you; what is the hope of the calling? What future is there in this call? We get it in verse 5 -- "Having been predestinated unto the adoption of children." I know "Abba's" heart now; I am to know "Abba's" house then. If God says, "How beautiful my house ...read
ArticleThe Import of Marriage
       Gen. 2: 18-24; Eph. 5: 22, 33. It is an immense sphere if one looks at the scene laid there in the garden, and, on the other hand, at that scene in which the last Adam, life-giving Spirit, will present to Himself a glorious Church, without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing. It surely is part of the special grace of God to His people, on a ...read
SermonThe Joy of the Christian
       John 13, 14. My desire is to present a few simple thoughts in connection with the joy of the Christian. There is nothing the heart of man looks for more than satisfaction. Rest is the first thing he seeks, and beyond that joy, which gives more sensible pleasure. The poor world seeks for both, but in vain. If we would build our house in the gat ...read
ArticleThe Lesson of Sorrow
      One of the leading effects of sorrow and bereavement is to cast a veil over things present, and to bring us into the presence of God and eternal things in heaven. The result of this is that we are astonished to find how strange we are to the things of God and of heaven. To know what faith in Christ secures to us, and to be practically in the famili ...read
ArticleThe Lord's Supper
       1 Corinthians 11: 26. When the Lord instituted the supper His own death was future, and the Holy Ghost not yet given, and the disciples could not understand what it meant. When He gave it to Paul for us (v. 23), His death was finished, and His resurrection had declared its value; for He was on high, able to give gifts, and pour out blessings u ...read
SermonThe Lordship of Jesus
       Ephesians 2: 14; Ephesians 4: 7. The subject I propose for this evening out of this portion is "One Lord." There is an unsearchable fulness in each of the seven subjects contained in this 4th chapter, especially in that I have selected for this occasion; and I desire to lift up my heart to God to obtain great guardedness and great sobriety of ...read
ArticleThe Power of Nazariteship
       Luke 2: 49. "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" Which of us would have said these words when we were twelve years old? His ways had been such, that He would appeal to them as though they ought to have known from the tenor of His life what He was occupied with. Phil. 3 shows how a man of like passions with ourselves may tre ...read
SermonThe Prayer of a Saint
       Eph. 3: 14. The tenor and subjects of our prayers will ever he in accordance with our knowledge and apprehension of God, and of the relation in which we recognise Him as standing towards us and we to Him. Thus, if we regard God as having given us only the hope of the attainment of salvation by Jesus Christ, our constant desire before God will ...read
SermonThe Present Place of Christ
       Hebrews 12. There is a marked distinction between God's actings in old times and since the day of Pentecost. He had revealed Himself to man in man's circumstances till that day; since then He has been requiring man to come into His circumstances. The whole testimony of God now is to what Christ is in heaven; and we see the most amazing crowd o ...read
ArticleThe Present Question; 1848-1849
       Introduction. There is a question, and one not of little moment at the present time, before Brethren: its importance is obvious both in present results and in the principles involved. To myself it is one of peculiar interest, because I am persuaded it is a formal presentation by God to many of his saints in England of that truth by which He is ...read
SermonThe Proof of Love to Christ
       John 14: 15-23. This is gleanings from G.V.W.'s ministry in Dublin in 1872. Ed. from Memorials of the Ministry of G. V. Wigram. Vol. 1. [Notes on Scripture; Lectures and Letters. Second Edition, Broom 1881 (First Edition 1880)] ...read
SermonThe Rending of the Veil
       Matthew 27. The thought more particularly before my mind is that which we find from verses 50 to 54. There are three things to be noticed here as immediately following the death of our Lord as of a remarkable character. The first thing is rending the veil; second, the graves opening; and third, the centurion's confession of Him, not as the Son ...read
SermonThe Servant as Illustrated in John
       Revelation 1. We get here the servant as illustrated in John. It is remarkable how complete are the writings of each apostle, each saying all he has to say on his own peculiar subject. So the Revelation forms the complement to the gospel and epistles of John. Eternal life is his subject, and to complete it he must needs show how the power of C ...read
ArticleThe Seven Churches
       Ephesus. One short expression, repeated in each of these addresses to the seven churches, brings down the substance of all to each individual believer in the present day: "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." One might even be living in a country where there was nobody taking the place of the church of th ...read
SermonThe Transfiguration
       Matthew 17 We get different views of the transfiguration according to the position from which we look at it. Looking at it from outside, as it were, we have to notice that it took place in the time of Christ's humiliation, at the time man was in weakness. The drift and scope of it will not be understood if that is not seen. It points to the ea ...read
SermonThe Two Adams
       1 Corinthians 15: 45-50. The thought on my heart is to speak a little as to the two Adams, as here brought before us. There is a wonderful contrast presented in scripture between the two Adams -- the Adam of the garden of Eden, and the last Adam, who is a life-giving Spirit. The contrast between these two is not merely a matter for the m ...read
SermonThe Ways of God with a Heavenly People
       2 Corinthians 12. Christ Himself is our life. We are in Him; and the Head cannot say to the feet, "I have no need of you." Christ would not be a true and faithful Son of the Father unless He carried us Himself into the Father's house. There, then, He is for us, and the Holy Ghost dwells in us. This is not the life, but is given on the ground o ...read
ArticleThe Word of God as to Individuals and the Assembly
      Reader, I would ask of you a question. -- What place has the word of God in our spiritual blessing? Firstly, as to the individual soul. The Lord spake (in John 5) thus, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation" (the Greek has "judgment ...read
ArticleThe Work of Grace
       THE WORK OF GRACE FOR, AND THE WORK OF GRACE IN, MAN. "Then were there two thieves crucified with Him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they that passed by reviled Him, wagging their heads, and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the ...read
SermonThey that are Christ's at His Coming
      What a scene of indescribable glory that will be, when the Lord Himself will descend to gather His redeemed to the home He has prepared for them! What a moment of supreme delight, when at the shout, the voice of the archangel, and the trump of God, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, His sleeping saints raised, and living saints changed, "s ...read

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