The Lord grant the sweet showers of his grace to water his garden this day.
While fullness is treasured up in Christ, it is not said to be treasured up in the doctrines of Christ.
As the Father loves the Son, in the same manner Jesus loves his people.
Child of God, do you hesitate to appropriate this title?
You will find in the long run that it is far harder to shun the work and will of God than to at once yield yourself to it.
Sooner or later every bar of gold must pass through the fire.
There are times when we feel very barren. Prayer is lifeless, love is cold, faith is weak, each grace in the garden of our heart languishes and droops. In such a condition what are we to do?
To a great extent in spiritual things we get what we expect of the Lord.
No one ought to give any rest to his spirit till he feels quite sure about a matter of such vital importance.
But what will his second advent be? What sinner can endure to think of it?
Years are short to the happy and healthy; but thirty-eight years of disease must have dragged a very weary length along the life of the poor impotent man.
What we do thus will be well done, and will not fail in its effect.
We have been cleansed once for all, but our feet still need to be washed from the defilement of our daily walk as children of God.
There are times in our spiritual experience when human counsel or sympathy, or religious ordinances, fail to comfort or help us. Why does our gracious God permit this?
Those who have faith in God should show it by a holy fear.
God has done his mightiest works by the meanest instruments: that is a fact most true of all God’s works—Peter the fisherman at Pentecost, Luther the humble monk at the Reformation, Whitefield the potboy of the Old Bell Inn at Gloucester in the time of the last century’s revival; and so it must be to the end.
Our business is neither to ask nor answer foolish questions, but to avoid them altogether.
In order to preach the gospel fully, there must be a very clear description of the person of Christ.
O Jesus, if thou come not in person to thy waiting Church this day, yet come in Spirit to my sighing heart, and make it sing for joy.
A large-hearted Christian has other springs from which to supply himself with comfort beside those which lie within.
He appeals to you this morning--"Have I been a wilderness unto you?" Has not Jesus proved himself all-sufficient?
He professes to live for Christ; how can he live for another object without committing a spiritual adultery?
Paul had the cross for his philosophy, the cross for his tradition, the cross for his gospel, the cross for his glory, and nothing else.
The surpassing grace of God is seen very clearly in that we were not only sought, but sought out.
You must expect to feel weakest when you are enjoying your greatest triumph.
Believers love Jesus with a deeper affection than they dare to give to any other being.
This proves the futility of all opposition to Christ
Blood, always precious, is priceless when it streams from Immanuel's side.
Standing at the foot of the cross, we see hands, and feet, and side, all distilling crimson streams of precious blood.
God employs his people to encourage one another.
Let the Gospel alone and it will save!
O be wise, be wise in time, and ere another year begins, believe in Jesus, who is able to save to the uttermost.
Atonement is a divine business; its sacrifice is infinite, even as the God who conceived it.
Would to God, that we might feel his presence this day and every day.
Oh, wondrous grace of God, that he owns his son when that son is still an Egyptian slave.
Didst thou ever consider the depth of love in the heart of Jehovah, when God the Father equipped his Son for the great enterprise of mercy?
You have often trembled while I have told you of your sins and of the wrath to come, but you have met your bad companion at the door, or you have gone home and attended parties of gaiety, and every godly thought has been quenched.
We walk at liberty, because we keep his precepts.
Oh! to trust Jesus for fruit as well as for life.
If thou art still crying after and craving after something better, Christ has not forgotten thee, for thou hast not quite forgotten him.
Strive with all diligence to keep out that monster unbelief.
Outward signs of religious emotion, are easily manifested and are frequently hypocritical; but to feel true repentance is far more difficult, and consequently far less common.
It is a very sad reflection that tens of thousands are now waiting in the use of means, and ordinances, and vows, and resolutions, and have so waited time out of mind, in vain, utterly in vain.
A great many persons go about their supposed lifework without thinking about God.
This patience of the saints proves the power of divine grace.
High thoughts of Christ will enable us to act consistently with our relations towards him and increase our love.
But Faith listens neither to Presumption, nor to Despair, nor to Cowardice, nor to Precipitancy, but it hears God say, "Stand still," and immovable as a rock it stands.
A sinner has a heart as well as a head; a sinner has emotions as well as thoughts; and we must appeal to both.
Let no thought distress you about death's coming to you at an unseasonable hour. Should it come to-morrow should it come now, if your faith is fixed on nothing less than Jesu's blood and righteousness, you shall see the face of God with acceptance.
Our extremities are the Lord's opportunities.