Sermons: Bearing on Subjects of the Day
THOUGH God created the heavens and the earth in six days, and then rested, yet He rested only to begin a work of another kind; for our Lord says, “My Father worketh hitherto,” and He adds, “and I work.” And at another time He says, concerning Himself more expressly, “I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” And when that night came, He said, “I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do.” “It is finished.” And in the text we are told generally of all men, “Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.” The Creator wrought till the Sabbath came; the Redeemer wrought till the sun was darkened, and it was night. “The sun ariseth,” and “man goeth forth,” and works “till the evening;” when “the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men bow themselves, and those that look out at the windows are darkened, and desire fails, because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets;” when “the silver cord is loosed, and the golden bowl is broken, and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns unto God who gave it.”
Those instances seem to prove something, though not this doctrine; what they
prove, it will befit this day, which is a sort of commemoration of St. Paul, briefly to
consider. They prove then this,—that no degree of sin, however extreme (unless
And Moses before him, another ruler of God's people; “My doctrine shall drop as
the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew; as the small rain upon the tender herb,
and as the showers upon the grass.” And hence it was said of the Saviour to ...
This was that new thing that Christ brought into the world, a heavenly doctrine, a
system of holy and supernatural truths, which are to be received and transmitted,
for He is our Prophet, maintained even unto suffering after His pattern, who is ...
This deserves attention, because it is very common for cavillers to bring it, and for
Christians to feel it, as an objection to the doctrines of Scripture, that they
contradict sight. But whatever be the worth of the objection in the mouth of an ...
... state lie in the way of the Scripture doctrine of Baptismal Regeneration. I say
then, we have these startling appearances:—Persons brought up without
Baptism may show themselves just the same in character, temper, opinions, and