Twenty-Five Village Sermons
Psalm civ. 24.
O Lord, how manifold are Thy works! in wisdom hast Thou made them all: the earth is full of Thy riches
RELIGION NOT GODLINESS.
Psalm civ. 13–15.
He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; and wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart
LIFE AND DEATH.
Psalm civ. 24, 28–30.
O Lord, how manifold are Thy works! in wisdom hast Thou made them all: the earth is full of Thy riches. That Thou givest them they gather: Thou openest Thine hand, they are filled with good. Thou hidest Thy face, they are troubled: Thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. Thou sendest forth Thy spirit, they are created: and Thou renewest the face of the earth
THE WORK OF GOD’S SPIRIT.
James, i. 16, 17.
Do not err, my beloved brethren; every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights
Habakkuk, ii. 4.
The just shall live by faith
THE SPIRIT AND THE FLESH.
Galatians, v. 16.
I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lusts of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh, and these are contrary the one to the other
Numbers, xxxii. 23.
Be sure your sin will find you out
1 Kings, xxii. 23.
The Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets
HELL ON EARTH.
Matthew, viii. 29.
And behold the evil spirits cried out, saying, What have we to do with Thee, Jesus, Thou Son of God? Art Thou come hither to torment us before the time?
Genesis, vi. 9.
Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God
THE NOACHIC COVENANT.
Gen. ix. 8, 9.
And God spake unto Noah, and his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you
Hebrews, xi. 9, 10.
By faith Abraham sojourned in the land of promise as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked for a city, which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God
Hebrews, xi. 17–19.
By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac; and he that had received the promises offered up his only-begotten son, of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure
OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.
1 John, ii. 13.
I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father
Mark, ix. 2.
Jesus taketh Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into a high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them
Isaiah, liii. 7.
He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter
Luke, xxiv. 6.
He is not here—He is risen
Psalm xcii. 12.
The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree: he shall grow like the cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing
MAN’S WORKING DAY.
John, xi. 9, 10.
Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night he stumbleth, because there is no light in him
Galatians, vi. 2.
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ
HEAVEN ON EARTH.
1 Cor. x. 31.
Whether ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God
Luke, x. 23.
Blessed are the eyes which see the things which ye see: for I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them
Haggai, i. 5.
Now, therefore, thus saith the Lord of Hosts, consider your ways
John, i. 1.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God
THE COURAGE OF THE SAVIOUR.
John, xi. 7, 8.
Then after that saith He to His disciples, Let us go into Judea again. His disciples say to Him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee, and goest thou thither again?