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SermonThe Man Who Died Too Soon
       Text: "It is the man of God who was disobedient unto the word of the Lord." -- I Kings 13:26. The history surrounding this case is about as follows: On this occasion King Jeroboam "ordained a feast like unto the feast in Judah." For, he "said in his heart, now shall the kingdom return to the house of David." So, in order to hold the ten tribes ...read
SermonThe Man Who Lived Too Long
       Text: "God left him to try him that he might know all that was in his heart." 2 Chron. 32: 31. Hezekiah was a remarkable king, the son of wicked Ahaz. Though good heredity is an advantage, this case proves that a child can turn out well even though the parents may be ungodly. As a rule, the second generation of rich, or royal parentage is eit ...read
SermonThe Scope of Redemption
       Text: "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:8. Jesus Christ made a blessed success of everything he undertook. And what did he undertake? When he left his Father's home in bright glory and came to ...read
SermonThe Value of Tribulation
       Text: "In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33. The original meaning of tribulation is to flail, to thrash; so that it would not change the meaning of the text if I were to read it thus: "In the world, ye shall have flailings, but be of good cheer, I have had mine, and will give you ...read
SermonThe Witness of the Spirit
       Text: "The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit that we are children of God." Rom. 8:16. (R. V.) "Hereby know we that we dwell in him and he in us because he hath given us of his Spirit." 1 John 4:13. This is a very much neglected theme. In early Methodism it was one of the principal slogans. It was the great battleground of tho ...read
SermonToo Busy
       "And He said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place and rest a while: for there were many coming and going and they had no leisure so much as to eat." Mark 6:31. If the devil cannot keep a man in obscurity he will let him become so popular and in such demand that he will have little time for prayer, reading and meditation. Whe ...read
SermonWhat it Costs to be Damned
       Text: "But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord." Jonah 1:3. I am to preach to you tonight on the subject: "What it Costs to be Damned." You ...read
SermonWorse Than a Dog
       Text: '"Is thy servant a dog that he should do this thing?" 2 Kings 8:13. The Bible is a wonderful photograph gallery, Here we have a young man -- a trustworthy young man, a virtuous young man, a tenderhearted young man Hazael. He is the trusted private secretary, or perhaps the prime minister of Benhadad, King of Syria. This proud, hostile ...read

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