"Awaking from The Sleep of Spiritual Death" ---New Window
I. What is this death?
II. Why is it called death; who caused it, and who was the occasion of it?
III. The nature of the resurrection spoken of; as agencies and instruments;
IV. The reasons for the appeal--"Arise from the dead."
"Jesus Christ Doing Good" ---New Window
I. To notice what is intended by the language of the test;
II. What is implied in the fact affirmed;
III. To show why Christ went about doing good.
"The Wicked Heart Set to do Evil" ---New Window
Selfishness takes on a thousand forms and types; but each and all are sinful,
for the whole mind should give itself up to serve God and to perform every duty as
revealed to the reason. What did Eve do? Give herself up to gratify her propensity
for knowledge, and for the good of self-indulgence. She consented to believe the
lying spirit who told her it was "a tree to be desired to make one wise."
This she thought must be very important. It was also, apparently, good for food,
and her appetite became greatly excited; the more she looked, the more excited she
became, and now what should she do? God had forbidden her to touch it: shall she
obey God, or obey her own excited appetite? Despite of God's command, she ate it.
Was that a sin? Many would think it a very small sin; but it was real rebellion against
God, and He could not do otherwise than visit it with His terrific frown!
So everywhere, to yield to the demands of appetite and passion against God's claims,
is grievous sin. All men are bound to fear and obey God, however much self-denial
and sacrifice it may cost.
"Repentance Before Prayer for Forgiveness" ---New Window
I. Notice the principle here developed, in the light of which Peter saw this man
yet in his sins;
II. Show what repentance is;
III. What is implied in repentance;
IV. Show why sinners are exhorted first to repent, and then to pray for pardon;
V. Dwell on the importance of following this example in all our dealings with men.