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SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 2 - CHRIST IS COME. A CHRISTMAS SERMON
      "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to e
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 3 - IS, OR IS NOT, THE BIBLE TRUE?
      "If I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me?"--JOHN viii. 46. Is, or is not, the Bible true? To this question we must all come some day or other. Do you believe that that book which lies there, which we call the Bible, is a true book, or a lying book? Is it true or false? Is it right or wrong? Is it from God, or is it not from God? Let us answ
      "Now the serpent was more subtile than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath s
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 5 - I AM
      "I AM hath sent me into you."--EXODUS iii. 10. Every day I find it more and more true, that the Bible is full of good news from beginning to end. The Gospel--that is good news--and the best of all good news, is to be found in every book of it; perhaps if we knew how to search the Scriptures, in every chapter and verse of it, from beginning to en
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 6 - THE ENGLISHMAN TRAINED BY TOIL
      "All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers. And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 7 - HIGHER OR LOWER: WHICH SHALL WIN?
      "Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 8 - ST. PETER; OR, TRUE COURAGE
      "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right i
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 9 - THE STORY OF JOSEPH
      "I fear God." GENESIS xlii. 18. Did it ever seem remarkable to you, as it has seemed to me, how many chapters of the Bible are taken up with the history of Joseph--a young man who, on the most memorable occasion in his life, said "I fear God," and had no other argument to use? Thirteen chapters of the book of Genesis are mainly devoted to the
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 10 - SLAVES OF FREE?
      "Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show to you to-day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace."--EXODUS xiv. 13, 14. Why did God bring the Jews out of Egypt? God Himself told them why. To fulfil the p
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 11 - DANGERS--AND THE LITANY
      "Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men."--PSALM cvii. 6-8. This 107th Psalm is a noble psalm--a psalm w
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 12 - WILD TIMES, OR DAVID'S FAITH IN A LIVING GOD
      "David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him. And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 13 - DAVID AND NABAL, OR SELF-CONTROL
      "And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me: And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand."--1 SAMUEL xxv. 32, 33. The story of David and Nabal needs no explanation. It tells us of part of D
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 14 - DAVID'S LOYALTY; OR, TEMPTATION RESISTED
      "So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the trench, and his spear stuck in the ground at his bolster; but Abner and the people lay round about him. Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 15 - DAVID'S DEATH SONG
      "And David spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress and my deliverer; the God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my
      "And the King of Israel said to Jehosaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the Lord: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil." . . .--1 KINGS xxii. 8. If you read the story of Micaiah the Prophet, and King Ahab in the 22d chapter of the 1st Book of Kings, you will, I think,
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 17 - WHAT IS CHANCE?
      "By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, because all have sinned."--ROMANS v. 12. All death is a solemn and fearful thing. When it comes to an old person, one cannot help feeling it often a release, and saying, "He has done his work--he has sorrowed out his sorrows, he has struggled his last str
      "The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens."--PROV. iii. 19. Did it ever strike you as a very remarkable and important thing, that after saying in Proverbs iii. that Wisdom is this precious treasure, and bidding his son seek for her because (verse 16) "Length of days is in her right hand, and in
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 19 - IT IS GOOD FOR THE YOUNG TO REJOICE
      "Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment."--ECCLESIASTES xi. 9. Some people fancy that in this text God forbids young people to enjoy themselves. They t
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 20 - GOD'S BEAUTIFUL WORLD.--A SPRING SERMON
      "Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great: thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind."--Ps. civ. 1-3.
SermonTrue Words for Brave Men, 21 - WONDERS OF THE SEA; OR DAILY MIRACLES
      "Thou coverest the earth with the deep sea as with a garment."--PSALM civ. 6. When we look at a map of the world, one of the first things that strikes us as curious is, how little dry land there is, and how much sea. More than half the world covered with deep, wild, raging, waste salt water! It seems very strange. Of what use to man can all that

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