Worship, Beauty, Holiness-George Campbell Morgan

  Worship, Beauty, Holiness   O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 96:9       The word that attracts our attention in this text is the word “beauty.” “O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” Whether in application this word is of supreme importance may be another question. The very fact of its […]

Witnesses-George Campbell Morgan

  Witnesses  We are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Ghost, Whom God hath given to them that obey Him. Acts 5:32       In these words Peter was the spokesman of the infant Church, and he was at once answering a challenge and declaring the solution of a problem. We can appreciate the […]

Wisdom: The False and The True-George Campbell Morgan

  Wisdom: The False and The True  Christ Jesus, Who was made unto us wisdom from God, both righteousness and sanctification and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30       This letter of Paul was addressed to “the ecclesia of God which is at Corinth.” There can be no full or final interpretation of it, save as we understand […]

Winning Souls-George Campbell Morgan

  Winning Souls  He that is wise winneth souls. Proverbs 11:30       The slight difference between the Authorized Version and the Revised Version in the translation of this text suggests two different meanings. The Authorized Version reads, “He that winneth souls is wise,” and that seems to mean quite simply that it is a wise thing […]

What is Man?-George Campbell Morgan

  What is Man?  The Jehovah God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou […]

We Have the Mind of Christ-George Campbell Morgan

  We Have the Mind of Christ   We have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16       This is one of the superlative apostolic claims for the Church of God. It has nothing to say of organization, of polity, or of methods of service. It is concerned with its philosophy, or wisdom, with that whole of […]

Watching for Souls-George Campbell Morgan

Watching for Souls   They watch in behalf of your souls. Hebrews 13:17       “Watching for souls” was a common phrase in the speech of our fathers. It has largely fallen out of use in the Christian Church in the present day, or it is carelessly used, with sad ignorance of its Biblical sanctions and its proper […]

Was Thomas Mistaken?-George Campbell Morgan

  Was Thomas Mistaken? Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God. John 20:28       In the Biblical order this is the eighth day after Easter, and consequently, the anniversary of the day on which Thomas uttered his great confession; and our Lord, His final beatitude. The confession of Thomas was the greatest […]

Waiting for God-George Campbell Morgan

  Waiting for God   For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen a God beside Thee, Which worketh for him that waiteth for him. Isaiah 64:4       Things which eye saw not, and ear heard not, And which entered not into the heart of man, whatsoever […]

Unpardonable Sin-George Campbell Morgan

  Unpardonable Sin Verily I say unto you, All their sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and their blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: but whosoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit hath never forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin. Mark 3:28, 29       It is impossible to overestimate the solemnity […]

Understanding, or Bit and Bridle-George Campbell Morgan

  Understanding, or Bit and Bridle Be ye not as the horse or as the mule, which have no understanding; whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in, else they will not come near unto thee. Psalm 32:9       Be yet not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians […]

Tribulation, Kingdom, and Patience-George Campbell Morgan

  Tribulation, Kingdom, and Patience     … the tribulation and kingdom and patience… in Jesus…. Revelation 1:9       The text is only a phrase. But what a phrase it is. Taken thus, in separation from its context it is full of suggestiveness. Its opening word, “tribulation,” is tremulous with sadness. It speaks of stress and strain […]

Tongues Like as of Fire: The Symbol of the Church-George Campbell Morgan

  Tongues Like as of Fire: The Symbol of the Church  And there appeared unto them tongues parting asunder, like as of fire; and it sat upon each one of them. Acts 2:3       The Day of Pentecost had come. The week of weeks had run its course. Nine and forty days had passed since Passover. […]

Thou Shalt Remember-George Campbell Morgan

  Thou Shalt Remember   And thou shalt remember all the way which Jehovah thy God hath led thee. Deuteronomy 8:2       When these words were uttered, Israel was at the parting of the ways. A change was imminent, both of leaders and of circumstances. Moses well knew that very soon he would lay down the burden […]

Things Shaken-Things Not Shaken-George Campbell Morgan

  Things Shaken-Things Not Shaken And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that have been made, that those things which are not shaken may remain. Hebrews 12:27       The first value of these words is that they constitute a Christian interpretation of a phrase in […]

Things New and Old-George Campbell Morgan

  Things New and Old    Have ye understood all these things? They say unto Him, Yea. And He said unto them, Therefore every scribe who hath been made a disciple to the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old. […]

The Young Ruler-George Campbell Morgan

  The Young Ruler   One thing thou lackest. Mark 10:21       It seems to us as though Jesus never said a more startling thing to any man who came to Him than this, “One thing thou lackest.” Yet whether the “one thing” be much or little depends wholly upon what it is. Some five or six […]

The Work of Faith-George Campbell Morgan

  The Work of Faith  This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him Whom He hath sent. John 6:29       The message of this text is a sequel to the subject of our previous consideration. I then spoke from the first words our Lord uttered when He began His public ministry. The keynote […]

The Word Became Flesh-George Campbell Morgan

  The Word Became Flesh    And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us… full of grace and truth. John 1:14       Whatever, in the complexity of present-day thought, may be our view of the method of the advent, it is impossible to deny that nigh two thousand years ago that happened which has absolutely and […]

The Well-Doing That Brings Harvest-George Campbell Morgan

  The Well-Doing That Brings Harvest    Let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. Galatians 6:9       This apostolic injunction has a much wider application than its context. There the reference is to the fellowship which they that are taught in the Word have with […]

The Way to the Altar-George Campbell Morgan

  The Way to the Altar  If, therefore, thou art offering thy gift at the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee, leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Matthew 5:23, 24       These words […]

The Way of Righteousness-George Campbell Morgan

  The Way of Righteousness    … thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Matthew 3:15       These are the first recorded words of Jesus after He had come to man’s estate. We have in the Gospel of Luke a record of what He said as a boy twelve years of age, Wist ye not that […]

The Wages of Sin-The Gift of God-George Campbell Morgan

  The Wages of Sin-The Gift of God  For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23       In the previous chapter we considered the tremendous declaration of Paul that where sin abounds, grace does more exceedingly abound. Continuing in this chapter, […]

The Vine-George Campbell Morgan

  The Vine   I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for severed from Me ye can do nothing. John 15:5       These words are among the most simple, the most sublime and the most solemn which ever fell from the sacred […]

The Victorious Christian Life-George Campbell Morgan

  The Victorious Christian Life  Having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13       The words thrill with a sense of power even when taken, as I have now taken them, out of their setting. They suggest assured victory. “Having done all, to stand.” Considered in their textual relation this becomes far more apparent. I think I […]

The Verdict-George Campbell Morgan

  The Verdict  What then shall I do unto Jesus which is called Christ? Matthew 27:22       This question occurs in the story of the appearance of Jesus before the Roman Governor Pilate. If we read the story superficially, we shall declare that Jesus was arraigned before Pilate. If we read the story carefully, determining to […]

The Vengeance of God-George Campbell Morgan

  The Vengeance of God   “The Lord is a jealous God and avengeth; the Lord avengeth and is full of wrath; the Lord taketh vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserveth wrath for His enemies” (Nahum 1:2, ERV).       Robert William Dale, the great preacher and theologian of a generation ago, said to me one day […]

The Value of Vision-George Campbell Morgan

  The Value of Vision  Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint. Proverbs 29:18       This is among the “proverbs of solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.” It is the crystallization into a brief sentence of a national principle of the first importance. It must be interpreted in […]

The Value and Proof of the Resurrection-George Campbell Morgan

  The Value and Proof of the Resurrection  If Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, your faith also is vain. 1 Corinthians 15:14       Strauss, who was one of the most brilliant of the critics of Christianity, and one of the most unbelieving of the apologists of Christ, declared the resurrection to […]

The Untrodden Pathway-George Campbell Morgan

  The Untrodden Pathway Ye have not passed this way heretofore. Joshua 3:4       Last Sunday morning we looked back. This morning we look on. The Children of Israel are still seen at the parting of the ways. There is some change of circumstances from those at which we looked before, but it is a slight […]

The Unstraitened Christ-George Campbell Morgan

  The Unstraitened Christ The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, concerning all that Jesus began both to do and to teach. Acts 1:1       This at first sight appears a strange opening to a book, and yet it is perfectly natural when we remember that the writer had already written another pamphlet, which we know […]

The Unchanging One-George Campbell Morgan

  The Unchanging One   Jesus Christ… the same yesterday and today, yea and for ever. Hebrews 13:8       There is nothing more certain or more impressive than the transitory nature of all earthly things. We change our calendars, and become conscious as we do so, that we ourselves have changed. Then we glance around us, and […]

The Turning Again of Peter-George Campbell Morgan

  The Turning Again of Peter    From that time began Jesus to show unto His disciples that He must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up. And Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him, saying, Be […]

The True Focus-George Campbell Morgan

  The True Focus   And I said, This is my infirmity… the years of the right hand of the Most High.      Psalm 77:10       True focus is all important. This is known to every person who has looked upon a landscape through a fieldglass or has seen its beauties gathered up in a camera. When the instrument […]

The Triumphal Entry-George Campbell Morgan

  The Triumphal Entry   On the morrow a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took the branches of the palm trees, and went forth to meet Him, and cried out, Hosanna: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord, even the […]

The Training of our Children-George Campbell Morgan

  The Training of our Children  Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6       One is inclined to commence this morning by asking in the presence of this text a somewhat startling question. The question would be whether Christian […]

The Tragedy of Life Without Faith-George Campbell Morgan

  The Tragedy of Life Without Faith     I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13       The psalm from which our text is taken is a song of conflicting emotions, in which victory is on the side of the nobler. As we […]

The Touch of Faith-George Campbell Morgan

  The Touch of Faith Who is it that touched Me? Luke 8:45       In this narrative we have an illustration in the concrete of Christ’s relation to the crowds, and in the particular question which constitutes the text a revelation of that principle of discrimination which was always manifest in His attitude toward the multitudes […]

The Terms Of Discipleship-George Campbell Morgan

  The Terms Of Discipleship   If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. Matthew 16:24       So therefore whosoever he be of you that renounceth not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:33       In the words of Jesus, preserved for us […]

The Teaching Of The Resurrection-George Campbell Morgan

The Teaching Of The Resurrection     This Jesus did God raise up. Acts 2:32       “This Jesus”! That opening word fastens attention upon a particular Person, and compels us to consider Him, even before we pay attention to the declaration of the apostle.       The lesson we read constitutes the second part of the first message delivered by […]

The Supreme Inspiration of Faith-George Campbell Morgan

  The Supreme Inspiration of Faith Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead…. 2 Timothy 2:8       This is an hour peculiarly trying to the young people of our church. The child, thank God, has no consciousness either of the suffering of the hour or of the problems by which we are confronted. It is wonderful […]

The Stumbling Block of the Cross-George Campbell Morgan

  The Stumbling Block of the Cross The stumbling-block of the Cross. Galatians 5:11       The Authorized Version reads, “the offence of the Cross.” The apostle was arguing that if he would but preach circumcision, he would no longer be persecuted; if he would conform to the method of those Judaizing teachers whose influence he was […]

The Strength of the Name-George Campbell Morgan

  The Strength of the Name    The name of Jehovah is a strong tower: The righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:10       Life is full of strain and stress. Sooner or later we all come to the consciousness of this fact. The illustrative figures of the inspired Scriptures all remind us of this […]

The Spirit’s Testimony To The World-George Campbell Morgan

  The Spirit’s Testimony To The World   Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I go, I will send Him unto you. And He, when He is come, will convict the world […]

The Spirit Of Life-George Campbell Morgan

  The Spirit Of Life    The Spirit Of Life Romans 8:2       The Spirit is described in the New Testament as “the Spirit of truth,” “the Spirit of promise,” “the Spirit of grace,” “the Spirit of glory.” “The Spirit of life” is a suggestive and comprehensive phrase, indicating the relation of the Spirit of God to […]

The Spirit of Christ; The Supreme Test-George Campbell Morgan

  The Spirit of Christ; The Supreme Test    Ye are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. But if any man hath not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. Romans 8:9       Two weeks ago, we confined our attention exclusively to […]

The Spell Which Jesus Casts On Men-George Campbell Morgan

  The Spell Which Jesus Casts On Men  And He called unto Him the multitude with His disciples, and said unto them, If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. Mark 8:34       This is a very old text, but it is by no means […]

The Son Of Man–Delivered Up-George Campbell Morgan

  The Son Of Man–Delivered Up   The Son of Man is delivered up to be crucified. Matthew 26:2       The first thirty verses of this Chapter are characterized by contrast, by conflict, and yet by a strange and arresting co-operation. We are in the vestibule of the Holy Place of the sacrifice of the ages. The […]

The Sifting of Peter-George Campbell Morgan

  The Sifting of Peter  Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Matthew 16:16       He began to curse, and to swear, I know not this Man of Whom ye speak. Mark 14:71       The contrast is a startling one. It is at first sight almost inconceivable that these […]

The Secrets of Rest-George Campbell Morgan

  The Secrets of Rest   Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7       Whatever place Mendelssohn really occupies in the firmament of composers, it is certain that no single number of the great oratorios has made profounder or more lasting appeal to the heart of humanity than the poised and perfect air, […]

The Secret of the Lord-George Campbell Morgan

  The Secret of the Lord   The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him; And He will shew them His covenant. Psalm 25:14       The sob of a great sorrow sounds throughout this psalm. The circumstances in which it was written are most evidently revealed by the words which occur through its process; […]

The Sanctions of Ordinances-George Campbell Morgan

  The Sanctions of Ordinances  Is it lawful on the sabbath day to do good, or to do harm? to save a life, or to kill? Mark 3:4       The story of the healing of the man with the withered hand is part of a larger whole. Matthew, Mark, and Luke tell the story, and each […]

The Rights of God-George Campbell Morgan

  The Rights of God  He spake this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none. And he said unto the vinedresser, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this tree, and find none: cut it dawn; why doth it […]

The Righteousness Which Exceeds-George Campbell Morgan

  The Righteousness Which Exceeds  Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:20       These are the closing words of the first section of the Manifesto of the King. As to their first value, they reveal the personal responsibility […]

The Resurrection-George Campbell Morgan

  The Resurrection     … it was not possible that He should be holden of it. Acts 2:24       So far as the records of the New Testament reveal, these words constitute the first Pentecostal comment upon the fact of the Resurrection. They occur in the second part of the discourse delivered upon the Day of Pentecost […]

The Responsibilities of Salvation-George Campbell Morgan

  The Responsibilities of Salvation  How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation? Hebrews 2:3       There are moods and tenses in the practical conjugation of the verb to live in which this may be said to be the central and supreme question of the New Testament. They are the moods in which the […]

The Purpose of the Advent 3: To Reveal the Father-George Campbell Morgan

  The Purpose of the Advent 3: To Reveal the Father  He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father. John 14:9       This is now the third study on the general subject of the purposes of the Advent. Having spoken of the fact that Jesus was manifested to destroy the works of the devil, and […]

The Purpose of the Advent 2: To Take Away Sins-George Campbell Morgan

  The Purpose of the Advent 2: To Take Away Sins  Ye know that He was manifested to take away sins; and in Him is no sin. 1 John 3:5       Last Sunday evening we spoke on a verse in this same chapter, “To this end was the Son of God manifested, that He might destroy […]

The Purpose of Life-George Campbell Morgan

  The Purpose of Life  Every one that is called by My name, and whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him; yea, I have made him. Isaiah 43:7       The first application of this text was to God’s ancient people Israel. The whole message of which it forms a part was delivered […]

The Problems of Religious Life 10: The All-Sufficient Solution-George Campbell Morgan

  The Problems of Religious Life 10: The All-Sufficient Solution Christ Jesus–Mighty To Save and To Keep       In looking back over the subjects we have considered together I am quite conscious that I have laid myself open to the charge of having approached these inquiries prejudiced in favor of Christianity. I at once admit the […]

The Problems of Religious Life 2: Can a Just God Forgive Sins?-George Campbell Morgan

  The Problems of Religious Life 2: Can a Just God Forgive Sins?   It will be admitted at once that the possibility of the forgiveness of sins has been believed in and proclaimed by the Christian Church for nineteen centuries.       False deductions have been made from the central doctrine, and false presentations of that doctrine […]

The Problem of How to Begin-George Campbell Morgan

  The Problem of How to Begin  The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom…. Proverbs 9:10       There are hours which suggest new beginnings. At the dawn of the year, on our birthdays, when we leave school or college and enter upon life’s business, we find ourselves almost invariably and inevitably beginning again. To […]

The Priestly Benediction-George Campbell Morgan

  The Priestly Benediction And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise shall ye bless the children of Israel; ye shall say unto them, The Lord bless thee, and keep thee; The Lord make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; […]

The Presence Needed-George Campbell Morgan

  The Presence Needed  If Thy presence go not… carry us not up hence. Exodus 23:15       In the history of the world there has been nothing comparable to the creation of the Hebrew nation and its attempted realization of the theocratic form of government. Moreover, in the history of that nation no time was more […]

The Powers of the Presence-George Campbell Morgan

  The Powers of the Presence   Verily I say unto you, What things soever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven. And what things soever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything […]

The Power Of The Gospel-George Campbell Morgan

  The Power Of The Gospel   For I am not ashamed of the gospel: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is revealed a righteousness of God by faith unto faith: as it is written, But the […]

The Potter’s Work On The Wheels-George Campbell Morgan

  The Potter’s Work On The Wheels   Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought his work on the wheels. Jeremiah 18:3       The figure of the potter and the clay is perennially attractive. Perhaps it has not been so popular in recent years as formerly. There is a note of severity […]

The Possibility of Restoration-George Campbell Morgan

  The Possibility of Restoration  If from thence ye shall seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find Him, if thou search after Him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. Deuteronomy 4:29       The Book of Deuteronomy is a singularly beautiful one. It is not a history. It is more than a code […]

The Perils Of Procrastination-George Campbell Morgan

  The Perils Of Procrastination    As the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye shall hear His voice, harden not your hearts. Hebrews 3:7, 8       The letter from which our text is taken differs from the majority of the New Testament epistles in that it was written to people who had been born in the special […]

The Pathway to Power-George Campbell Morgan

  The Pathway to Power Then came to Him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons, worshipping, and asking a certain thing of Him. And He said unto her, What wouldest thou? She saith unto Him, Command that these my two sons may sit, one on Thy right hand, and one on […]

The Pathway of the Passion-George Campbell Morgan

  The Pathway of the Passion   From that time began Jesus to show unto His disciples, how that He must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up. Matthew 16:21       The ultimate things in the earthly mission of […]

The Passion-Baptism-George Campbell Morgan

  The Passion-Baptism   I came to cast fire upon the earth; and what do I desire, if it is already kindled? But I have a baptism to be baptised with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished. Luke 12:49, 50       In the calendar of the Christian Church this is spoken of as Passion […]

The Optimism of Faith-George Campbell Morgan

  The Optimism of Faith   Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the proving of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1       The history of the world’s progress is the history of the triumphs of faith. Faith, to all human seeming, does the most unwarranted things. It sings in prison. It fights while still in chains. […]

The Opportunity Of Calamity-George Campbell Morgan

  The Opportunity Of Calamity    Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:16       In these words we have a remarkable revelation of Christian privilege and responsibility in days of calamity. In the text are outstanding words which arrest our attention: first, the opening word, “Redeeming”; then the word almost immediately succeeding, “time”; and, […]

The One Offering-George Campbell Morgan

  The One Offering  For by one offering He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Hebrews 10:14       The Biblical conception of religion is right relationship between God and man. The Biblical doctrine of man is, essentially, that he is the offspring of God, whose relation to God, therefore, is threefold: first, that he […]

The Nearness Of God 2: The Nearness Of God Discovered-George Campbell Morgan

  The Nearness Of God 2: The Nearness Of God Discovered  Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. Genesis 28:16       Last Sunday evening I preached from this text, leaving my message unfinished. I return to it tonight that I may say […]

The Name Jesus-George Campbell Morgan

  The Name Jesus Thou shalt call His name Jesus; for it is He that shall save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:21       Even today the naming of a newborn child is an event full of interest. The principles of choice are varied in these complex and somewh at superficial days. Children are given […]

The Mind of Christ-George Campbell Morgan

  The Mind of Christ   Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5       The letter to the Philippians is pre-eminently the letter of Christian experience. It is most difficult to analyze, because it is so largely personal, and almost exclusively a love-letter, the letter of Paul the prisoner to his […]

The Madness of Jesus-George Campbell Morgan

  The Madness of Jesus  And when His friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on Him: for they said, He is beside Himself. Mark 3:21       The first matters that arrest our attention are that this was said by the friends of Jesus, and that it was intended to be a friendly saying. […]

The Looking of Jesus -George Campbell Morgan

  The Looking of Jesus  And He entered into Jerusalem, into the temple; and when He had looked round about upon all things, it being now eventide, He went out unto Bethany with the twelve. Mark 11:11       This was the final incident in a wonderful day, and it was as remarkably suggestive as anything that […]

The Limitations Of Liberty -George Campbell Morgan

  The Limitations Of Liberty   All things are lawful for me; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful for me; but I will not be brought under the power of any. 1 Corinthians 6:12       All things are lawful; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful; but not all things […]

The Lack of the Spirit -George Campbell Morgan

  The Lack of the Spirit   Did ye receive the Holy Ghost when ye believed? Acts 19:2       “Did ye receive the Holy Ghost when ye believed?” not, “Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed?” There is no warrant for the introduction of that word “since” into the Authorized Version. The tense is the […]

The Kingdom Shall Be The Lord’s-George Campbell Morgan

  The Kingdom Shall Be The Lord’s     “And saviors shall come up on Mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau, and the Kingdom shall be the Lord’s” (Obadiah 21).       The prophecy of Obadiah is admittedly a strange page in the Old Testament.   One could almost imagine it being said that surely there is no message […]

The Kingdom 5: Traitors-George Campbell Morgan

  The Kingdom 5: Traitors   Men shall be… traitors… from these also turn away. 2 Timothy 3:2, 4, 5       We have in this letter in all probability, the last words of the great apostle. It is very largely a personal letter. One illustration of that will be discovered in the fact that there are twenty-three […]

The Kingdom 4: Thy Kingdom-George Campbell Morgan

  The Kingdom 4: Thy Kingdom    Thy Kingdom…. Matthew 6:10       Our theme this evening is that of the Kingdom over which the King reigns. The phrase I have read as text is taken, apparently, almost ruthlessly from its setting. These words are selected from the Lord’s prayer. My theme this evening is not the prayer, […]

The Kingdom 3: The Oath of Allegiance-George Campbell Morgan

  The Kingdom 3: The Oath of Allegiance  Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the Kingdom of God. Whosoever doth not bear his own cross, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:15, 27       Our theme tonight is that of the demand which the King makes in respect of His own […]

The Kingdom 2: Of Such is the Kingdom-George Campbell Morgan

  The Kingdom 2: Of Such is the Kingdom    Except ye turn, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3       Our theme tonight is that of the character necessary for entrance to the Kingdom. The words of my text were not addressed to the promiscuous […]

The Kingdom 1: The King-George Campbell Morgan

  The Kingdom 1: The King He hath on His garment and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. Revelation 19:16       This is a view of Christ in His glory, a poetic and prophetic description of a glory upon which the eye of man has not yet rested in […]

The King’s Thought of Man -George Campbell Morgan

  The King’s Thought of Man   Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4       The story of the temptation of our Lord appeals to men irresistibly by reason of its essential naturalness. In all its central values it is true to our […]

The King At The Door-George Campbell Morgan

  The King At The Door    Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear My voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:20       The first and true application of these words is an application to the Christian […]

The Justification of the Sinner-George Campbell Morgan

  The Justification of the Sinner    … that He might Himself be just, and the Justifier of him that hath faith in Jesus. Romans 3:26       The measure in which we apprehend the meaning of the words of the text is the measure in which they challenge our belief. In the earlier part of the letter […]

The Holy Spirit Through Christ, In The Church, For The World-George Campbell Morgan

  The Holy Spirit Through Christ, In The Church, For The World   Being therefore by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, He hath poured forth this, which ye see and hear. Acts 2:33       Christianity’s supreme credential is Christianity. Of all miracles it is […]

The Healing of the Life-George Campbell Morgan

  The Healing of the Life   In his strength he strove with God; yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed; he wept, and made supplication unto him. Hosea 12:3, 4       The story from which our text is taken is a very old one; it has often been the subject of meditation and that […]

The Harvests of the Word of God-George Campbell Morgan

  The Harvests of the Word of God   For as the rain cometh down and the snow pom heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so shall my word be that goeth forth […]

The Great Confession-George Campbell Morgan

  The Great Confession  And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 16:16, 17       These words were […]

The Great Commandments-George Campbell Morgan

  The Great Commandments  One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, tempting Him, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? And He said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the great and […]

The Great Apostle-George Campbell Morgan

  The Great Apostle    I am not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles. 2 Corinthians 11:5       This claim of Paul occurs in the midst of which he was evidently ashamed, but which was necessary in defense of truth. There is no surer sign of modesty than the absence of mock modesty. When a man […]

The Grace of Giving a Million Shillings!-George Campbell Morgan

  The Grace of Giving a Million Shillings!  See that ye abound in this grace also. 2 Corinthians 8:7       The passages read for our lesson had so evidently a local and immediate application that they seem to have very little value for us. I am glad that the local coloring has faded, because in proportion […]

The Fruit-Bearing Friends of Jesus-George Campbell Morgan

  The Fruit-Bearing Friends of Jesus     No longer do I call you servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known unto you. Ye did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, […]

The Fruit Of The Spirit-George Campbell Morgan

  The Fruit Of The Spirit  The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, temperance; against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23       “The fruit of the Spirit is love.” While perhaps the sublimest statement the Bible contains concerning God is the brief monosyllabic declaration of the Apostle of […]

The Fourfold Glory of the Church-George Campbell Morgan

  The Fourfold Glory of the Church  Who is she that looketh forth as the morning. Fair as the moon. Clear as the sun, Terrible as an army with banners? Song of Solomon 6:10       There have been three methods of interpreting the Song of Songs, which, for the sake of brevity, I may describe as […]

The Fixed Heart in the Day of Frightfulness-George Campbell Morgan

  The Fixed Heart in the Day of Frightfulness   He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. Psalm 112:7       The first part of the text describes a most desirable state of mind, that of being able to hear evil tidings without trembling and without panic. The second […]

The Firstborn-George Campbell Morgan

  The Firstborn  And she brought forth her first-born son. Luke 2:7       Who is… the first-born of all creation. Colossians 1:15       Who is… the first-born from the dead. Colossians 1:18       The first-born among many brethren. Romans 8:29       We celebrate at Christmas the supreme event in human history, the central act of God in that cosmic […]

The First Message of Jesus-George Campbell Morgan

  The First Message of Jesus   From that time began Jesus to preach, and to say, Repent ye, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Matthew 4:17       That is the way in which Jesus always begins. His first message to men is always, Repent! He does not end there. He has much more to […]

The Filling of the Spirit-George Campbell Morgan

  The Filling of the Spirit   They were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:4       That is the central and supreme word about the day of Pentecost. The sound of the wind and the sign of the fire were symbolic, and not essential. The ecstatic speech in tongues was an outcome, temporary, transient, and […]

The Fight of Faith 2-George Campbell Morgan

  The Fight of Faith 2    Fight the good fight of the faith, lay hold on the life eternal. 1 Timothy 6:12       We are accustomed to speak of the Christian life under different figures. Sometimes it is described as a pilgrimage in which, staff in hand and equipped for long and continuous marches, the pilgrim […]

The Fight of Faith-George Campbell Morgan

  The Fight of Faith  Our Saviour Jesus Christ, Who abolished death. 2 Timothy 1:10       We come to Easter morning with joy and gladness, and with a great sense of triumph filling our hearts. We have been treading the shadowed way that led to Calvary, and standing in awe and amazement in the presence of […]

The Faith That Cancels Fear-George Campbell Morgan

  The Faith That Cancels Fear  The eternal God is thy dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27       There are two realms of mystery which persistently assault the soul of man and produce in it a sense of fear. They are the unknown future, and the unfathomable present. It is a little […]

The Exalted Christ-George Campbell Morgan

  The Exalted Christ   Wherefore God also highly exalted Him, and gave unto Him the name “which is above every name; that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven and things on earth and things under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, […]

The Evangel of Grace-George Campbell Morgan

  The Evangel of Grace  The gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24       The text is not a complete sentence; it is only a phrase, but what a phrase it is! The mere reading of it lifts the soul to the highest levels of thought; the horizons are set further back, and the sense […]

The Ethic and Evangel of Jesus-Georgew Campbell Morgan

  The Ethic and Evangel of Jesus Ye, therefore, shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48       The Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10       Here we have two superlative utterances of Jesus, which, at first glance to the thoughtful man, seem contradictory, yet, […]

The Divine Worker-George Campbell Morgan

  The Divine Worker Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts. Zechariah 4:6       The earlier part of the prophetic ministry of Zechariah was contemporary and co-operative with that of Hazzai. Its burden was that of inspiring the people in the rebuilding of the temple of God. In […]

The Disciples’ Problem–The Master’s Answer-George Campbell Morgan

  The Disciples’ Problem–The Master’s Answer  As He passed by, He saw a man blind from his birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, Rabbi, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he should be born blind? Jesus answered, Neither did this man sin, nor his parents: but that the works of God […]

The Deity of Jesus-George Campbell Morgan

  The Deity of Jesus    In Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Colossians 2:9       In the midst of multiplied service it is good that we should ever and anon remind our hearts of the central creeds which are the perpetual inspiration of service. No one, in thoughtful moments, can possibly undervalue a […]

The Darkness of Golgotha-George Campbell Morgan

  The Darkness of Golgotha From the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. Matthew 27:45       There’s always a danger that we might read this verse too quickly. We treat it too often as though it were merely the record of something incidental.       As a matter of fact, it […]

The Cross 5: Promise at the Cross-George Campbell Morgan

  The Cross 5: Promise at the Cross    He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not also with Him freely give us all things?–Romans 8:12.       W e now come to the last of these studies around the Cross of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, […]

The Cross 4: Power by the Cross-George Campbell Morgan

  The Cross 4: Power by the Cross  The aspect of the Cross of Christ which is now to occupy our attention is one that has application only to a certain number of people, whom the Apostle refers to in the words, “to us which are being saved.” We have spoken in this series of […]

The Cross 3: Peace by the Cross-George Campbell Morgan

  The Cross 3: Peace by the Cross   Peace in human experience is the issue of pardon and purity. There can be no peace so long as sin is unforgiven; there can be no perfect peace so long as impurity remains in the life, dominant and influential. Peace is a necessary sequence in experience; if […]

The Cross 2: Purity by the Cross-George Morgan Campbell

  The Cross 2: Purity by the Cross    How much more shall the blood of Christ … cleanse your conscience from dead works? –Hebrews 9:14       IN OUR PREVIOUS STUDY WE CONSIDERED THE FIRST BLESSING that comes to men by the way of the Cross-first, I mean in the line of human experience-the blessing of pardon. […]

The Cross 1: Pardon by the Cross-George Campbell Morgan

  The Cross 1: Pardon by the Cross  Everything a sinning man needs he finds at the Cross. Apart from the fact of human sin, the Cross is indeed foolishness, a veritable stumbling-block. To the Greek, seeking for the culture of uncultured man, “foolishness,” something without meaning, a story that can have no moral effect. […]

The Crippling That Crowns-George Campbell Morgan

  The Crippling That Crowns  And He send, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for thou hast striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed. Genesis 32:28       Taken in all its simplicity, it will readily be granted that this old and very familiar story is, nevertheless, most remarkable. To summarize […]

The Conditions of Renewal-George Campbell Morgan

  The Conditions of Renewal  Repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 20:21       We at once recognize that this is not a sentence, as a matter of fact, the text consists of two phrases, incidentally employed in the course of apostolic discourse. Paul halted at Miletus in order that he might […]

The Conditions of Coming to God-George Campbell Morgan

  The Conditions of Coming to God  He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that seek after Him. Hebrews 11:6       The text is part of a verse which breaks in on the continuity of the chapter from which it is taken. That chapter constitutes […]

The Coming of the Word: Rejected or Received?-George Campbell Morgan

  The Coming of the Word: Rejected or Received?    He came unto His own, and they that were His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on His name; which were born, not of blood, nor […]

The Cities of Men and the City of God-George Campbell Morgan

  The Cities of Men and the City of God Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, […]

The Church’s Debt to the World-George Campbell Morgan

  The Church’s Debt to the World   I am debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. Romans 1:14       It is almost certain that Paul had never been to Rome when he wrote these words. A question naturally arises therefore as to the reason why he wrote this […]

The Church The Pillar and Ground of Truth-George Campbell Morgan

  The Church The Pillar and Ground of Truth  The Church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 1 Timothy 3:15       This is a text. It is not a statement. It makes no definite declaration. It is, nevertheless, full of light and suggestiveness. The words constitute an arresting figure of speech, […]

The Children’s Playground in the City of God-George Campbell Morgan

  The Children’s Playground in the City of God   And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof. Zechariah 8:5       One almost expects to hear someone say, “How Extremely shocking!” Some people would probably be surprised to know that the Bible says anything about children playing. […]

The Burning Of Heart-George Campbell Morgan

  The Burning Of Heart Was not our heart burning within us, while He spake to us in the way, while He opened to us the scriptures? Luke 24:32       Burning of heart. That, I take it, is the supreme need of the Church today. We have principles, but we very largely lack passion. I believe […]

The Beginning of Sin-George Campbell Morgan

  The Beginning of Sin    I do not propose to take any one verse in this chapter as text. It is complete in itself for all that it is intended to teach, and it is required as a whole if we are to understand that teaching. Of course it is impossible now to deal with […]

The Authority Of Jesus-George Campbell Morgan

  The Authority Of Jesus  And it came to pass, when Jesus ended these words, the multitudes were astonished at His teaching: for He taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes. Matthew 7:28, 29       These words occur at the close of the manifesto of the King. They chronicle for us the […]

The Atonement-George Campbell Morgan

  The Atonement You, being in time past alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works, yet now hath He reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish and unreproveable before Him. Colossians 1:21, 22       There are two brief declarations in this Colossian letter which […]

The Ascension-George Campbell Morgan

  The Ascension   Now this, He ascended, what is it but that He also descended into the lower parts of the earth. He that descended is the same also that ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things. Ephesians 4:9, 10       These words are placed within brackets both in the Authorized […]

The All-Sufficient Grace-George Campbell Morgan

  The All-Sufficient Grace   My grace is sufficient for thee. 2 Corinthians 12:9       This phrase forms part of a story in the life of one man. It is, however, a great word, revealing a profound philosophy of life, unfolding the deepest truth concerning God; in the knowledge of which life finds the place of peace […]

The Accomplished Mystery-George Campbell Morgan

  The Accomplished Mystery   It is finished. John 19:30       When I approach the Cross of our Lord I feel increasingly that I am beaten, baffled; its mystery is so vast, so wonderful that it is impossible to understand it. With that increased consciousness of its mystery there grows in the heart an increased sense of […]

Suffer the Children-George Campbell Morgan

  Suffer the Children  Suffer the little children to come unto Me; forbid them not: for of such is the Kingdom of God. Mark 10:14       That is the Magna Charta of the children. Its words are of the simplest which ever fell from the lips of our beloved Lord. We are never able to recite […]

Submission And Responsibility-George Campbell Morgan

  Submission And Responsibility  I also am a man under authority, having under myself soldiers: and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh. Matthew 8:9       All the scenes of New Testament history lie in the atmosphere of Roman government. Its earliest stories are connected with the […]

Spiritual Leprosy-George Campbell Morgan

  Spiritual Leprosy   And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing. Leviticus 14:1, 2       Leprosy remains until this hour more or less a mystery to medical science. In the New Year’s Honors List a name included was that of Dr. George Turner, […]

Spare Thyself-George Campbell Morgan

  Spare Thyself  From that time began Jesus to show unto His disciples, how that He must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up. And Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him, saying, Be it far […]

Sour Grapes-George Campbell Morgan

  Sour Grapes  In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge. But everyone shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grapes, his teeth shall be set on edge. Jeremiah 31:29; 30       What mean ye, that ye […]

Songs in Prison-George Campbell Morgan

  Songs in Prison    … about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns unto God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison-house were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened; and every one’s bands were loosed. Acts 16:25, […]

Sin, Sorrow, Silence-George Campbell Morgan

  Sin, Sorrow, Silence  Scripture: Psalm 32       Whoever wrote this Psalm knew much of spiritual experience on ordinary human levels. It is difficult sometimes to understand how some of these psalms were written so long before the coming of Christ. They seem to have been written by men who were almost as familiar as we […]

Sin-George Campbell Morgan

  Sin Sin is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4       Lust when it hath conceived beareth sin. James 1:15       In these two brief passages we have inclusive statements of the nature and the genesis of sin. I am proposing to consider this subject in the most personal and immediate way, desiring to discuss the question of sin […]

Short Beds and Narrow Coverings-George Campbell Morgan

  Short Beds and Narrow Coverings   For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it; and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it. Isaiah 28:20       This is the language of a fine satire. At this point the prophet, burning in anger, indulged in sarcasm. It was […]

Shining Faces-George Campbell Morgan

  Shining Faces    It came to pass, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tables of the testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the Mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone by reason of His speaking with him. Exodus 34:29       This verse has often […]

Secret and Revealed Things-George Campbell Morgan

  Secret and Revealed Things  The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but the things that are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 29:29       These words contain one of the most important principles for the conditioning of all […]

Sanctuary-George Campbell Morgan

  Sanctuary   A glorious throne, set on high from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary. Jeremiah 17:12       Jeremiah’s prophecies were uttered when the religious and moral conditions of the ancient people of God had become idolatrous and profligate. They are full of the sorrow of his heart, and yet thrill with vehement denunciation […]

Sanctification-George Campbell Morgan

  Sanctification   In sanctification of the Spirit. 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2       The two outstanding figures in the book of the acts of the Apostles are Peter and Paul. Each in his respective sphere was a pioneer in the great Christian campaign springing from the Pentecostal effusion. The phrase which suggests the line of […]

Salvation in Zion-George Campbell Morgan

  Salvation in Zion    I will place salvation in Zion. Isaiah 46:13       The forty-sixth and forty-seventh chapters of the prophecy of Isaiah constitute a complete message in themselves. The forty-sixth has to do with God’s determination to destroy Babylon; the forty-seventh describes that destruction.       The reading of the forty-sixth chapter brings before the mind a […]

Saints-George Campbell Morgan

  Saints   To the saints…. As becometh saints. Ephesians 1:1 and 5:3       It would appear as though this were an unwarrantable wresting of texts from their context, yet it is not really so. I grant at once that nothing of the teaching of this letter can be gained from these isolated quotations; but if I […]

Righteousness or Revenue-George Campbell Morgan

  Righteousness or Revenue   “Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24).       These words occur in that part of the Manifesto of Jesus in which, after enunciating His laws for the government of human life, both in its human and Divine relationships, He declared the necessity for a super earthly consciousness in dealing with all […]

Restlessness and It’s Remedy-George Campbell Morgan

  Restlessness and It’s Remedy  Who will shew us any good? Psalm 4:6       That is not the inquiry of the psalmist. It is a question which he quotes, in order that he may reply to it. Let us, therefore, read not only the inquiry but also the answer:–       There be many that say, Who will […]

Regeneration-George Campbell Morgan

  Regeneration  Born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:13       The principal and inclusive thought of the text is contained in the phrase “begotten… of God.” By this phrase we are ushered into the presence of the central miracle of Christianity, […]

Progressive Revelation-George Campbell Morgan

  Progressive Revelation   I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. John 16:12       These were some of the final words of Jesus to His disciples, spoken amid the messages of which we speak as His Paschal discourses. They were uttered in the hearing of that inner circle of […]

Preparing the Highway-George Campbell Morgan

  Preparing the Highway   The voice of one that crieth, Prepare ye in the wilderness the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a high way for our God. Isaiah 40:3       These words are taken from the prologue to the second part of the prophecy of Isaiah. That prologue consists of the first […]

Preparation for Service-George Campbell Morgan

  Preparation for Service   In the year that king Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple. Above Him stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain […]

Preaching With Passion-George Campbell Morgan

  Preaching With Passion   In the true sermon there must always be passion. Our Lord’s testimony concerning John, His forerunner, was this: “He was a burning and a shining light” (John 5:35). It is one thing to shine; it is quite another to burn as well.       Half the sermons today–may I be forgiven if I […]

Prayer or Fainting-George Campbell Morgan

  Prayer or Fainting  They ought always to pray, and not to faint. Luke 18:1       Such is Luke’s interpretation of the meaning of the parable which Jesus uttered to His disciples concerning the uprighteous judge “which feared not God, and regarded not man,” but who granted the request of the importunate widow from the purely […]

Power for Service-George Campbell Morgan

  Power for Service   But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8       If we know our Lord only at the Cross we know very […]

Playing the Fool-George Campbell Morgan

  Playing the Fool    … behold, I have played the fool…. 1 Samuel 26:21       That is autobiography; clear, truthful, inclusive. In half-a-dozen words we have the story of Saul, Israel’s first king, like the nations. Under stress of circumstances, men often tell truths and whole truths, which, if they had time to think, they would […]

Peace Among Men of God’s Pleasure-George Campbell Morgan

     Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men in whom He is well pleased. Luke 2:14       These words constituted the angelic anthem of welcome to the New Race. The angel messenger had told the shepherds of “a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger.” In this […]

Peace-George Campbell Morgan

  Peace  His name shall be called… Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6       I came not to send peace,… but a sword. Matthew 10:34       The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable. James 3:17       That is a startling combination of text. The first is part of one of the sublimest of Messianic prophecies. […]

Our Hope And Inheritance-George Campbell Morgan

  Our Hope And Inheritance   Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who according to His great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, unto an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. 1 […]

Our Altar-George Campbell Morgan

  Our Altar  We have an altar. Hebrews 13:10       The majority of days in the lives of the majority of men are ordinary days. Nevertheless, all men have extraordinary days, red-letter days; and whatever may be the nature of the experience which makes them stand out from all the rest, these are the days that […]

Nehushtan-George Campbell Morgan

  Nehushtan  He brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made; for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it; and he called it Nehushtan. 2 Kings 18:4       We at once realize what an astonishing statement the Chronicler makes here concerning king Hezekiah. Hezekiah ascended the throne of Judah […]

My Lambs-My Sheep-George Campbell Morgan

  My Lambs-My Sheep Feed My Lambs… Tend My sheep… Feed My sheep. John 21:15, 16, 17       These words constitute our Lord’s final commission to Peter, and as Peter stands ever before us as the representative man, the words were spoken through him to the Church. We need to rescue these words from an altogether […]

My Friend-George Campbell Morgan

  My Friend  He that maketh many friends doeth it to his own destruction; but there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24       Those of you who are familiar with the rendering of this text in the Authorized Version must notice the very striking change of the revision in the first […]

Men Looking for Their Lord-George Campbell Morgan

  Men Looking for Their Lord   Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning; and be ye yourselves like unto men looking for their Lord. Luke 12:35, 36       Every man has some conception of life as a whole, a conception which affects all his attitudes and activities, even though at times unconsciously to […]

Maran Atha!-George Campbell Morgan

  Maran Atha!   If any man loveth not the Lord, let him be Anathema Maran atha. 1 Corinthians 16:22       These words do not constitute a malediction. If you are inclined to question the accuracy of that statement notice what the Apostle himself says about them. “The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. If […]

Manifestations Of The Risen Lord-George Campbell Morgan

  Manifestations Of The Risen Lord  After these things Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and He manifested Himself on this wise. John 21:1       Our subject is the whole of the twenty-first chapter of John in the light of this first verse. Whatever there is in the story is […]

Love’s Proof and Prize-George Campbell Morgan

  Love’s Proof and Prize  He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself unto him. John 14:21       I cannot read the sublime things of John without feeling that I […]

Like Gods or Godlike-George Campbell Morgan

  Like Gods or Godlike They that make them shall be like unto them. Psalm 115:8       We shall be like Him. 1 John 3:2       In the Chapter of “Conformity to Type” in his “Natural Law in the Spiritual World,” Henry Drummond wrote:       The protoplasm in man has a something in addition to its instincts or […]

Light And Darkness-George Campbell Morgan

  Light And Darkness In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. John 1:4       The text consists of two statements:       First, “In Him was life.”      Second, “The life was the light of men.”       These are related to a group of ten, with which the seer opens his writing:       “In the beginning was […]

Life: In Flesh, Or In Spirit-George Campbell Morgan

  Life: In Flesh, Or In Spirit Ye are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. But if any man hath not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. Romans 8:9       I propose this evening to consider the first half of […]

Life Through Death-George Campbell Morgan

  Life Through Death   I am the good Shepherd; the good Shepherd layeth down His life for the sheep. John 10:11       In this particular statement of the text and in the whole of the passage surrounding it we have an illuminative statement of Christ with regard to His death and its relation to our life. […]

Life In The Light-George Campbell Morgan

  Life In The Light While ye have the light, believe on the light, that ye may become sons of light. John 12:36       These words of our Lord were spoken to critical and unbelieving men, and as their context shows, their intention was that of urging these men to yield to the light which was […]

Lessons of the Welsh Revival-George Campbell Morgan

  Lessons of the Welsh Revival  Sermon By the Rev. G. Campbell Morgan, D.D.      Delivered in Westminster Chapel      Sunday evening, 25th December, 1904       “For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day; but this is that which hath been spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘And it shall be […]

Led Out- Led In-George Campbell Morgan

  Led Out- Led In  He led them out until they were over against Bethany: and He lifted up His hands, and blessed them. Luke 24:50       After His Resurrection from the dead, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ lingered on the earth for forty days, as though He were almost reluctant to leave it. He […]

Keep Yourselves In The Love Of God-George Campbell Morgan

  Keep Yourselves In The Love Of God Keep yourselves in the love of God. Jude 21       These words are most remarkable in the light of their context. Taken apart therefrom, it would be the easiest thing in the world to misunderstand and misinterpret them. Let us, therefore, be patient while we remind ourselves of […]

Jubilation in Desolation-George Campbell Morgan

  Jubilation in Desolation   For though the fig tree shall not blossom, Neither shall fruit be in the vines; The labour of the olive shall fail, And the fields shall yield no meat; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, And there shall be no herd in the stalls; Yet I will rejoice […]

Jesus and Sinners-George Campbell Morgan

  Jesus and Sinners  This man receiveth sinners. Luke 15:2       These words were uttered in condemnation of Jesus of Nazareth, and yet to us they contain an inclusive statement of the truth concerning Him as the Saviour of men. It is a very interesting thing to notice in the reading of the Gospel stories how […]

Jehovah of Hosts-God of Jacob-George Campbell Morgan

  Jehovah of Hosts-God of Jacob  Jehovah of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Psalm 46:7; 11       In the history of the human race nothing has ever been done for its help or uplifting save through the principle of faith. Doubt is always destructive. Faith is forever constructive. That is […]

Individuality in Religion-George Campbell Morgan

  Individuality in Religion  Behold, all souls are Mine. Ezekiel 18:4       The Bible is unified by the eternal principles which it reveals. Every great principle of religion finds explicit statement somewhere in the Sacred Writings. Elsewhere that particular principle is always implicit, and has occasional manifestation in some special application. In the words of this […]

In the Beginning God-George Campbell Morgan

  In the Beginning God  In the beginning God…. Genesis 1:1       I am quite conscious that the text is not a complete statement. It does not give us the full affirmation of the writer, but it reveals his assumption; and the affirmation is valueless apart from this assumption. To the affirmation itself, I do not […]

If Christ Did Not Rise: What Then?-George Campbell Morgan

  If Christ Did Not Rise: What Then? If Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, your faith also is vain…. If Christ hath not been raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins…. If we have only hoped in Christ in this life, we are of all men […]

Humanity and Deity-George Campbell Morgan

  Humanity and Deity Being then the offspring of God. Acts 17:29       The text occurs in the course of the address which Paul delivered on Mars Hill. I am quite conscious that Paul has been somewhat criticized for the method he adopted at Athens. It has been said that he attempted to adapt himself to […]

How to Succeed in Life-George Campbell Morgan

  How to Succeed in Life  In all thy ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6       This text has a peculiar place in my heart. It has been with me day by day for three-and-thirty years. It was on the morning when I was first leaving home for school that my […]

How the Wall is Built-George Campbell Morgan

  How the Wall is Built So the wall was finished. Nehemiah 6:15       These words constitute a declaration of success. They are vibrant with triumph and joy. So far as the actual event to which they refer is concerned, they record what I may term an incidental victory. Nevertheless the story is microscopic. It is […]

How God Has Made Possible What He Requires-George Campbell Morgan

  How God Has Made Possible What He Requires  As therefore ye received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him. Colossians 2:6       In reading these words we find ourselves in the same realm of ideas as that in which our thought has moved in the preceding meditation. The figure of walking is employed in […]

How Can a Man Walk With God?-George Campbell Morgan

      Shall two walk together, except they have agreed? Amos 3:3       The sermon tonight is a sequel to that of last sunday evening, and the text is a starting point. In that sermon we considered what God requires of a man as that requirement is revealed in the message of Micah: “He hath shewed […]

Horizoned by Resurrection-George Campbell Morgan

  Horizoned by Resurrection  Declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. Romans 1:4       These words constitute the second part of a double statement concerning one Person. That Person is indicated by a reference preceding the statement and by an explanation following […]

Hope-George Campbell Morgan

  Hope By hope were we saved. Romans 8:24       The experience of hope is that of triumph over conditions and circumstances which are calculated to produce despair. Where there is no place for despair there is none for hope. If there is no danger of despair there is no possibility or necessity for hope. The […]

Holiness 5: It’s Hindrances-George Campbell Morgan

  Holiness 5: It’s Hindrances  Ye were running well; who did binder you that ye should not obey the truth? Galatians 5:7       This is an outburst of appeal in the midst of an argument, and incidentally reveals a failure which has many other causes and manifestations than those with which this particular letter deals. The […]

Holiness 4: It’s Fruit-George Campbell Morgan

  Holiness 4: It’s Fruit  Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new. But all things are of God. 2 Corinthians 5:17, 18       The words, “he is” which appear in our Bibles are supplied, and do not exist in the […]

Holiness 3: It’s Conditions-George Campbell Morgan

  Holiness 3: It’s Conditions  Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Corinthians 7:1       n the first study in this series on Holiness I attempted to answer the inquiry, Is holiness of character possible in the present life? […]

Holiness 2: A Present Possibility-George Campbell Morgan

  Holiness 2: A Present Possibility  That ye may be blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye are seen as lights in the world.Philippians 2:15       In our first study we attempted to understand the meaning of the term “holiness,” and its relation […]

Holiness 1: It’s Definition-George Campbell Morgan

  Holiness 1: It’s Definition   The Gospel according to Luke is that of the Universal Saviour. In it, Jesus is seen as Man, and His work is dealt with in its widest application. The true ideal of God’s ancient people Israel is recognized. Messiah is revealed as of the stock of Abraham, and yet as […]

His Workmanship-George Campbell Morgan

  His Workmanship   We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10       This verse contains a remarkable statement as to the Christian life. All other conceptions of life at its very best are idealistic, but the Christian conception is also dynamic. […]

High Purpose, Failing and Fulfilled-George Campbell Morgan

  High Purpose, Failing and Fulfilled   And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come unto Thee upon the waters. And He said, Come. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked upon the waters, to come to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid; and […]

Hardened-George Campbell Morgan

  Hardened  But exhort one another day by day, so long as it is called Today, lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 3:13       “Hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”       The warning of the text is addressed to people familiar with the letter of God’s word. Hence its applicability […]

Halting-George Campbell Morgan

  Halting How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow Him; but if Baal, then follow Him. 1 Kings 18:21       Ahab was King of Israel. The kingdom was in a most deplorable condition, perhaps at a period darker than any other in its history. Ahab was a veritable incarnation of […]

Grace And Law-George Campbell Morgan

  Grace And Law Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that His fear may be before you, that ye sin not. Exodus 20:20       In those wonderful days of the emancipation of the Hebrew people and their realization of the constitutional national life Moses twice uttered these words, “Fear not.” In each […]

Godliness and Gain-George Campbell Morgan

  Godliness and Gain  Supposing that godliness is a way of gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:5, 6       The arresting word of the text is “godliness,” for it is twice repeated. The word becomes more arresting when this letter is read through in close relation and connection, and it is […]

God-Governed Life-George Campbell Morgan

   God-Governed Life  The Lord our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mountain. Deuteronomy 1:6       The sojourn of the people of God at Mount Horeb had been a most vital one. There they had received the law, an expression of the Divine grace. There the national constitution […]

God’s Thought of The King-George Campbell Morgan

  God’s Thought of The King  This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3:17       These words constitute the inscription stamped around the Image imprinted on this gospel according to Matthew. The Image is that of the King. We have the book of His genealogy, the story of His birth, the […]

God’s Fighting Forces-George Campbell Morgan

  God’s Fighting Forces  By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you. Judges 7:7       In his address from the chair of the Congregational Union last month, Mr. J. D. Jones, of Bournemouth, uttered these words:       Numbers are not the first consideration with the Christian Church. We need to be delivered from the […]

God in Christ-George Campbell Morgan

  God in Christ God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself. 2 Corinthians 5:19       The hour of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth was that in which the Light that lighteth every man came into the world. To describe the event in terms which suggest its value in the economy of God, I […]

Gethsemane: The Garden of Spices-George Campbell Morgan

  Gethsemane: The Garden of Spices  Then cometh Jesus with them unto the place called Gethsemane. Matthew 26:36       In the Hebrew economy, on the Day of Atonement the High Priest entered the Holiest of all three times. First, he passed within the veil, carrying fire in the golden censer and incense in his hands. There […]

Four Mistakes About Christ-George Campbell Morgan

  Four Mistakes About Christ  Is not this the Carpenter…? Mark 6:3       John the Baptizer is risen from the dead, and therefore do these powers work in him.Mark 6:14       Jesus therefore perceiving that they were about to come and take Him by force, to make Him King, withdrew again into the mountain Himself alone. John […]

Forgiveness-George Campbell Morgan

  Forgiveness     … the forgiveness of our sins. Colossians 1:14       These words constitute a phrase of interpretation. It stands in this verse in apposition to the word “redemption,” and declares its fundamental value. “In Whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins.” Redemption in its finality means far more than forgiveness of sins. […]

Follow Me-George Campbell Morgan

  Follow Me  Follow Me. John 1:43       I have selected these two words for our present meditation because they seem to have been the favorite form of invitation on the lips of our Master, and I have selected them from this particular verse because it gives us the earliest recorded use of them.       Other occasions […]

Final Words-George Campbell Morgan

  Final Words  The Lord be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. 2 Timothy 4:22       Grow in the grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18       The grace of the Lord Jesus be with the saints. Amen. Revelation […]

Fellowship with God-George Campbell Morgan

  Fellowship with God Our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 1 John 2:3       The great word of this passage, which at once arrests our attention, is the word “fellowship.” While not exclusively so, it is peculiarly the word of John; and as I find it in this letter, and […]

Famine for the Word of God-George Campbell Morgan

  Famine for the Word of God  Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even […]

False Fire-George Campbell Morgan

  False Fire  And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took each of them his censer, and put fire therein, and laid incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them. And there came forth fire from before the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the […]

Faith’s Outlook-George Campbell Morgan

  Faith’s Outlook   Lift up now thine eyes; and look from the place where thou art. Genesis 13:14       This was the word of Jehovah to Abram under strange circumstances. The point and the power of the particular words are found when they are placed in contrast with an earlier statement of the chapter, a statement […]

Exaltation and Humbling-George Campbell Morgan

  Exaltation and Humbling  Everyone that exalteth himself shall be humbled; but he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke 18:14       This is Christ’s application of His own parable. Whatever other suggestiveness it may have, it is quite certain that here we are at the heart of the teaching. Most of the local color has […]

Ethical Perfection-George Campbell Morgan

  Ethical Perfection Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48       Perhaps no words in the teaching of our Lord have given more pause to honest hearts than these. With a due sense therefore of their solemnity, combined with a conviction of the reasonableness of our Master, we approach their […]

Eternal Life-George Campbell Morgan

  Eternal Life  He that believeth on the Son hath eternal life. John 3:36       The first word of Jesus is, “Repent.” When men, hearing that call, indeed change their mind, and ask, “What must we do to work the works of God?” He answers, “This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him […]

Dwellers In Fire-George Campbell Morgan

  Dwellers In Fire  The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling hath seized the godless ones: who among us can dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us can dwell with everlasting burnings? Isaiah 33:14       This chapter is a graphic description of Divine deliverance wrought, and the text reveals the effect produced upon some in […]

Divine Selection-George Campbell Morgan

  Divine Selection Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: but in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is acceptable to Him. Acts 10:34, 35       The training of the Apostle Peter for the fulfilment of his work in the world may be said to have consisted of […]

Daniel, A Man of Excellent Spirit-George Campbell Morgan

  Daniel, A Man of Excellent Spirit   Then this Daniel was distinguished above the presidents and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him, and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. Daniel 6:3       The story of daniel is very old and fascinating. all who had the advantage of godly training, and […]

Conscience-George Campbell Morgan

  Conscience   To-night I have no text. If anyone is sufficiently under the power of tradition to feel that a text is necessary, then either of the twenty-nine verses in the New Testament in which the word “conscience” is found will serve, for conscience is my theme.       Conscience is that at which some men mock, […]

Clean, for Service-George Campbell Morgan

  Clean, for Service  Be ye clean, ye that bear the vessels of the Lord. Isaiah 52:11       These words reveal a philosophy of service for the people of God. They define the responsibility which constantly rests on those who bear His name, that responsibility being indicated in the words, “ye that bear the vessels of […]

Church Ideals 4: The Church At Work-George Campbell Morgan

  Church Ideals 4: The Church At Work  From you hath sounded forth the Word of the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 1:8       This is the continuation and completion of the brief series of meditations on the subject of the Church of God according to the New Testament. We have considered the constitution of the Church, its […]

Church Ideals 3: The Church Disciplined-George Campbell Morgan

  Church Ideals 3: The Church Disciplined   And if thy brother sin against thee, go, show him his fault between thee and him alone: if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he hear thee not, take with thee one or two more, that at the mouth of two witnesses or three […]

Church Ideals 2: The Church Governed-George Campbell Morgan

  Church Ideals 2: The Church Governed   He is the Head of the Body, the Church: Who is the beginning, the Firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the pre-eminence. Colossians 1:18       It will at once be conceded that there are very many matters full of interest and full of value […]

Church Ideals 1: The Church Instituted-George Campbell Morgan

  Church Ideals 1: The Church Instituted The Church of God. Acts 20:28       In the course of his charge to the elders of the Ephesian Church, Paul made use of this particular phrase; and I propose to spend four Sunday mornings in considering certain matters which it suggests; speaking of the Church of God as […]

Christian Citizenship 4: Co-Operation In The Building-George Campbell Morgan

  Christian Citizenship 4: Co-Operation In The Building  Let us therefore go forth unto Him without the camp, bearing His reproach. Hebrews 13:13       This is the final injunction of the letter to the Hebrews, and the final application of our study during these four Sunday evenings.       In our previous studies, we have seen that the […]

Christian Citizenship 3: The Building Of The City-George Campbell Morgan

  Christian Citizenship 3: The Building Of The City   The city which hath the foundations, whose Builder and Maker is God. Hebrews 11:10       This is now the third Sunday evening that we have turned to the subject of Christian citizenship.       Speaking on the first evening from the words occurring in this same letter, “We have […]

Christian Citizenship 2: The Search For The City-George Campbell Morgan

  Christian Citizenship 2: The Search For The City  For we have not here an abiding city, but we seek after the city which is to come. Hebrews 13:14       On Sunday evening last we took the first part of this verse, “We have not here an abiding city.” This evening our subject is the second […]

Christian Citizenship 1: No Abiding City-George Campbell Morgan

  Christian Citizenship 1: No Abiding City   For we have not here an abiding city. Hebrews 13:14       It is reported that the great German Chancellor, Bismarck, declared on one occasion that great cities are great sores upon the body politic. I do not suppose any of us who are at all familiar, experimentally with the […]

Christ’s Vision of Jerusalem-George Campbell Morgan

  Christ’s Vision of Jerusalem  And it came to pass, when the days were well nigh come that He should be received up, He stedfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem. Luke 9:51       Every contemplation of the last month, and weeks, and days in the life of our Lord fills the soul with a […]

Christ’s Next of Kin-George Campbell Morgan

  Christ’s Next of Kin   Whosoever shall do the will of My Father which is in heaven, he is My brother, and sister, and mother. Matthew 12:50       In order to have an accurate appreciation of the meaning and value of these wonderful words of Jesus we must carefully consider the circumstances in which they were […]

Christ’s Knowledge of Men-George Campbell Morgan

  Christ’s Knowledge of Men   Now when He was in Jerusalem at the passover, during the feast, many believed on His name, beholding His signs which He did. But Jesus did not trust Himself unto them, for that He knew all men, and because He needed not that anyone should bear witness concerning man; for […]

Christ’s Call to Courage-George Campbell Morgan

  Christ’s Call to Courage   Son, be of good cheer; thy sins are forgiven. Matthew 9:2       Daughter, be of good cheer; thy faith hath made thee whole. Matthew 9:22       Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. Matthew 14:27       Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33       Be of good […]

Christ Jesus, The Lord-George Campbell Morgan

  Christ Jesus, The Lord  For we preach… Christ Jesus as Lord…. 2 Corinthians 4:5       There is no human interest with which Christianity does not deal. It comes in love with light and life to the whole circumference of things. It speaks with authority concerning all the facts of the material and moral universe.       As […]

Christ In You, The Hope Of Glory-George Campbell Morgan

  Christ In You, The Hope Of Glory     … to whom God was pleased to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory…Colossians 1:27       The text is part of a great argument. The words describe the central of three […]

Christ and Sinner-Identified and Separate-George Campbell Morgan

  Christ and Sinner-Identified and Separate   … He was reckoned with transgressors:… Luke 22:37      … separated from sinners…. Hebrews 7:26       These two statements concerning Christ are not contradictory; they are complementary. To understand them correctly is to see that one is the necessary outcome of the other in the case of the Person, the imperial Person, […]

Center and Circumference-George Campbell Morgan

  Center and Circumference  Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. Face unto Me, and be ye set free, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. Isaiah 45:22       This is the great […]

But!-George Campbell Morgan

  But!   I will follow Thee, Lord; but… Luke 9:51-62       When the events took place which are recorded in the paragraph from which the text is taken, the face of Jesus was set toward Jerusalem, and the days were days of crisis and testing in the matter of all human relationships to Himself.       While He […]

Burdens: False and True-George Campbell Morgan

  Burdens: False and True  All things have been delivered unto Me of My Father; and no one knoweth the Son, save the Father; neither doth any know the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal Him. Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and […]

Be Strong-And Work-George Campbell Morgan

  Be Strong-And Work    Be strong… saith the Lord… and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts. Haggai 2:4       These words were uttered about two thousand five hundred years ago, yet they come to us and to our day with a pertinence which is almost startling. This is not surprising, for […]

Backsliding-George Campbell Morgan

  Backsliding  If from thence ye shall seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find Him, if thou search after Him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. Deuteronomy 4:29       This book of Deuteronomy is a singularly beautiful one. It is not a history. Historically, it covers a period of a very few […]

As An Eagle…The Lord…Did Lead-George Campbell Morgan

  As An Eagle…The Lord…Did Lead   As an eagle that stirreth up her nest,      That fluttereth over her young,      He spread abroad his wings, he took them,      He bare them on his pinions:      The Lord alone did lead him. Deuteronomy 32:11, 12a       These words are taken from the swan song of Moses. In that song there is a remarkable […]

An Easter Meditation-George Campbell Morgan

  An Easter Meditation   Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who according to His great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3       These are the first direct words of this letter of Peter, following, as they do, […]

Ambitions-George Campbell Morgan

  Ambitions     … desire earnestly the greater gifts. And moreover a most excellent way show I unto you. Follow after love…. 1 Corinthians 12:31; and 14:1       We are all familiar with the word “Ambition.” Coming to us from the Latin, it has acquired a significance quite other than that of its first meaning. Quite literally, […]

Amazing Love!-George Campbell Morgan

  Amazing Love!   But God commendeth His own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8       During the past week I received one letter which especially arrested my attention. It was unsigned, and I want to read it to you. It is very brief, very pointed, and […]

Ability for Disability-George Campbell Morgan

  Ability for Disability   Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth; and his hand was restored. Mark 3:5       The theme in the sermon is Christ’s ability in the presence of inability. Every miracle which Jesus wrought was a teaching, and that because the life of our Lord was unified. His was not a […]

A Profound Question-George Campbell Morgan

  A Profound Question  What think ye of the Christ? Matthew 22:42       This is in some ways one of the most interesting chapters in the Gospel according to Matthew. It tells the story of a day of questions, of criticism, of opposition, of unbelief. Of the questions the unifying principle was an attempt to entangle […]