For Men Only

I want to invite your attention this evening to a part of the fourteenth verse of the nineteenth chapter of Genesis:   "Escape for thy life!"   There is in the bosom of every man an instinctive love of life, and an instinctive fear of death. Man has a spiritual nature as well as a […]

It Pays to Be Righteous

We invite your attention tonight to the last clause of the tenth verse of the second chapter of the Gospel by St John Really the text is this:   "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."   But we take this text tonight […]

The Virtue of Honesty

Last night we selected this text in the second chapter of St. Paul to Titus. "For the grace of God, that bringeth salvation, hath appeared unto all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world."   I announced last night we would take […]

Fighting the Devil

The preacher explained that by "them" was meant Silas and Timothy, co-workers with Paul, who were to follow and accompany him on his missionary tour, and said:   I believe Saul of Tarsus was the greatest man in this world's history. When I measure his head I look and admire. When I measure his heart […]

The Blessedness of Religion

The Psalms are an interesting study for any man. I like to read Dickens and Thackeray and Bulwer and Shakespeare, because they evince such a deep insight into human nature. A man may study the pages of such books as these to advantage, but there is more for me in these one hundred and fifty […]

Why Will Ye Die?

God said frequently to his children, "Come, let us reason together." He is a reasonable God, and you are reasonable men in many things, and he challenges you into his presence, and says, "Let us reason together about this. I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked." In other words, "I have nothing […]

The Righteous and the Wicked

"I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay-tree." (Psalm 37:35)   We narrow these two expressions which I have just read down to this: "The righteous are like the palm-tree, the wicked like a bay-tree." First let us stop and ask, "What is a palm-tree? What is that […]

God’s Grace Is Sufficient

We ask your attention, especially to these words: "My grace is sufficient for thee." The devil is cunning and an artful adversary. His first effort on humanity is to make us believe that we are strong enough and that we are good enough without any religion, that we are all right, and we needn't give […]

Whosoever Will May Come

You see, I get this text from the last page of this blessed hook. This is Gods last message to man. And for fear that something might be added to, or that something might be taken from, the Scripture, God puts this fearful admonition. He says: "For I testify unto every man that hearth the words […]

Law and Order

Brethren, I want to preach from two sides of this text tonight, one half to you as Christians and the other half to you brethren – I mean what I say -who are not Christians. You are my brother, but I shall preach the first few minutes from this text to Christian people.   "And […]

Eternal Punishment, Or the Logic of Damnation

This is a wonderful old book we preachers take our texts from. In the book of Genesis we read of the creation of the world and the origin of man. God devotes one book to tell me of my origin, and the thousand chapters that follow tell me where I am going. We spend an […]

Hold the Fort

The charge that God brought against his ancient people was this – "My people doth not consider" (Isa. 1:3). The etymological definition of that word is "to look at a thing until you see it." If we look at a landscape a glance will take in the main features – such as the mountain scenery, the stream, […]

Quit Your Meanness

St. Paul knocked at the inner door of the Church of Corinth. He was met by that Church, and he was asked: "Upon what ground do you demand so great a privilege?" And he replied, "On the grounds first, I have wronged no man with my tongue. I have corrupted no man by my example. […]