The Christian Hope and the Sure Word of Prophecy.
The Jews in relation to the Coming of the Lord.
The Gentiles in relation to the Coming of the Lord.
The Church of God in Relation to the Coming of the Lord.
The Rapture of the Saints Raised or Changed at Christ's Coming.
The Tribulation, and those who are to pass through it.
The Appearing and Kingdom of the Lord Jesus.
The Judgment and the Eternal State.
On the Lord's Announcement of Gentile Judgments.
David and his friends
Faith's Place in a Time of Apostacy
Letter on 1 Corinthians 9: 27
Church Establishment and Church Endowment (J. E. B.)
On the scriptures
Balaam asking Counsel
Notes on the kingdom
Christ on the Throne of God
Church Ministry, or "the epistle of Christ"
Communion and Worship
God's Communications in Grace and the Saint's Intercession
Grace the True Source and Support of Practical Righteousness
What is the Unity of the Church
Defilement for the Dead
Jehovah is my Shepherd
Brief words on Psalm 63
On the Positive Evidences of Christianity
The Narrative of Passion-week
How men oppose Christianity, and why
A few words on Psalm 45, 68.
Church Membership and Gifts
The Sinai Manuscript
The Smoking Furnace and the Burning Lamp
To Correspondents: The Titles of Psalms
A Test and a Confession
"Peace . . . my peace"
Grace the Spring of Righteousness
Fellowship in Days of Ruin
The Dying and the Life of Jesus
The Servant for ever
Thoughts on Romans 12
Evil Only Judged in the Light
Salvation and Sealing
A Glance at the Prophecies of Isaiah
The Archdeacon of Durham
Judas' casting down the money (J. N. Darby)
When the Son of Man cometh
In Christ, and Christ in us
Councils, Congress, and Social Science
Joshua and Caleb
The Pope and the Scriptures
The Book of Revelation compared with John's Gospel
Thought on the Revelation
David dancing before the Ark
The Seven Churches viewed practically
Review of Marshall's Examination
"Breaking of Bread"
The Sovereignty of God
Review of Howell on the Greek Aorist
Our Future Glory and our Present Groaning
The Washing of Water
Remarks on Dr. D. Brown's Millennium
Jesus Praying to the Father
Discipline - Elisha
A Few Thoughts on Joshua 4
Water of Purification
Thoughts on 1 Timothy 1
Name or Title of Despotes
Ways of God. F. G. Patterson
The Christian Walk
Exodus 25: 1-22
1 Samuel 8 - 13
Is the Christian in Adam or in Christ
The Guileless Israelite
Moral Power of the World to Come
The True Servant
The Sheaf of Firstfruits
Jesus Christ is the same
The Lord's Supper. 1 Cor. 11: 20
The Passover and the Lord's Supper
The Christian, and how he becomes one
Wilderness Lessons (R. B.)
Faith of Old
Provision for the Levites
"Life more abundantly."
"Not ashamed of the gospel."
Use, of "Eternity" etc. in early Fathers
The Cambridge Critical Greek Testament
Peace of Conscience
Occupation with Evil
"There shall be no more curse." Rev. 22: 3
Letters on Drummond's Natural Law
The Judgment of the Nations
Scripture Imagery.1 Introduction
2 Kinds of Figures
3 Variety of Figures
4 The Serpent. The Sacrifice. The Cherub.
5 Cain. The Sacrifice. Abel. Seth. Enoch.
6 The Flood
7 Noah: The Food: The Invitation.
8 Probational Numbers. Birds, Raven, Dove. Olive Leaf and Tree.
9 The Altar; Burnt-Offering; Miracles; Rainbow. Noah's Prophecy.
10 Line of Ham: Canaanites: Nimrod: Babel: Babylon.
11 Abram and Zion 5 Nimrod and Babylon: Faith.
12 Abram; Faith; Hope; Love; The Journey: The River.
13 Abram: Terah: Lot. Bushel: Bed: Candlestick.
14 Melchisedek: Bread: Wine: Cup etc. Stars: Sand.
15 Covenant-Victims: Amen. Lamp: Furnace.
16 Hagar and Ishmael.
17 Hagar and Ishmael. The Wells.
18 Well-Strifes: Well-Stopping: Sign of the Covenant: Sojourning: Lot's Wife.
19 Isaac: Character, Death and Resurrection.
20 Isaac: The Question. The Sacred Names.
21 Vicarious Suffering and the Result. Machpelah.
22 Sarah's Death. Eliezer's Mission. The Camels.
23 Eliezer: Rebekah: Laban.
24 Rebecca. Gold: Wrought Gold: Needlework.
25 Rebekah: Practical Reflections.
26 Keturah's Family. Abraham's Death.
27 Election of Jacob. Competition: Esau: Jacob.
28 Jacob Banished: The Ladder.
29 Jacob's Adversities.
30 The Pillow: The Pillar: Sympathy.
31 The Stone of Bethel.
32 The Three Flocks. Rachel. Leah. The Servant.
33 Jacob's Return.
34 Course of Discipline and Attainment.
35 Bethel. Oil. The Drink Offering.
36 Joseph: Typical Character.
37 Joseph: Separate from his Brethren.
38 Seclusion and Fellowship.
39 The Chief Butler and the Chief Baker.
40 A Gospel Episode.
41 Judah's Speech. Wagon v Staff.
42 Jacob Crosses His Hands. Manasseh. Reuben.
43 Reuben (Continued). Judah.
44 Judah. Issachar. Simeon and Levi.
45 Zebulun: "Ancient Lights." Dan.
46 Gad and Asher.
47 The Hind Let Loose.
48 The Fruitful Bough. The Shepherd. The Stone.
49 Benjamin's Portion.
50 Exodus. Jochebed. Miriam.
51 The Three Plenipotentiaries.
52 Zipporah. The Burning Bush.
53 The Rod-Serpent. The Leprous Hand.
54 Moses Losing Caste.
55 Pharaoh Negotiates.
56 Diplomacy Exhausted.
57 The Destroying Angel. The Blood. The Hyssop.
58 The Red Sea: Salvation: Miriam's Choir.
59 Mountain: Palace: Sanctuary: Tree.
60 Palms and Well-Springs. The Flesh-Pots.
61 The Quails. The Manna. The Sabbath.
62 The Omer of Manna: The Water: The Amalekites.
63 The General Assembly at the Mount of God.
64 The Law and the Testimony.
65 The Slave's Ear Bored: The Thirty Shekels.
66 Israel as Illustrating the Principles of Divine Service.
67 The Sanctuary. The Ark: The Mercy Seat.
68 The Table: The Candlestick: The Tongs.
69 Tabernacle Boards: Bars: Sockets: Curtain.
70 Three Coverings
71 The "Brazen" Altar.
72 The Court. The Priests: Aaron.
73 The Priests' Robes: The Breastplate.
74 The Altar Staves: The Laver.
75 Consecration of Aaron. The Golden Altar.
76 The Ointment. The Incense. Counterfeits.
77 The Golden Calf.
78 The Intercession of Moses.
79 Results of Moses' Intercession.
80 Outside The Camp. Illumined Faces.
81 The True Atlantes and Caryatides.
82 The Pillar of Cloud
83 Knops, Loops, And Taches.
84 Historical Abridgment of Two Thousand Years.
85 Death in the Sanctuary.
86 Forbidden Diet. The Swine: The Hare.
87 Lepers and Leprosy.
88 Provision For The Leper.
89 The Leper (continued.)
90 The Two Goats.
91 The Feast and Holy Convocations.
92 The First Fruits and Pentecost.
93 The Feasts of Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles.
94 Painting the Lily.
95 The Lamp and Showbread.
Nicodemus, the Samaritan
Death of Lazarus
On John 11
Discipline - Job
Discipline - Hezekiah
The Assimilating Power of Christ
God seeing us and our seeing God
Faith's Ivory Palaces
A Thought on Preaching
Leviticus 25: 1-25
A note on Psalms 42, 43
Evangelical Organs of 1866
Prospect and Retrospect
The place of Faith
Notes on Psalm 68
Thoughts on the House of God
The House of God at Jerusalem
"He will swallow up death in victory"
"Jesus led of the Spirit"
Thoughts on the presence of the Holy Ghost in the Church
The Joyful Sound
The New Song
The Sea of Galilee
Extracts from Correspondence
Mark 4: 1-34
The Throne of God and the Son of Man
On Mark 4: 14-29
The Earlier Days of Moses
A Living God and a Living People
"A well of springing water"
Saul, the Third Sign and the Test
On 1 Samuel 14
Saul's Rejection of the Word of the Lord
Nabal and Abigail
Eliab and David
David's Escape from Saul
David: from Nob to Gath
David: from Adullam to Moab
David's regard for Saul
David: Life in Ziklag
David: from the ruins of Ziklag
Thoughts on 2 Chronicles
The Lord's Table (1 Cor. 10: 14-22)
Effectual Power and Imitative Effort
The Lord's Testimony to the Mosaic Authorship of the Pentateuch
Results of the Cross to Faith
"Figurative Language of the Bible"
Salvation, Service, and Rest (1 Thess. 1)
Christ's Obedience and ours
"Teaching of the Twelve Apostles"
Thoughts Suggested by John 1: 14
Thoughts on John 16: 9
Thoughts on John 16: 27
Ploughing, Sowing, and Reaping
The Spirit of Heaven, and that of the World
The Incomparable Love of God
Brief Thoughts on 1 Tim. 1: 15, and 2 Tim. 4: 6-8
The Unreason of Darwinism
To an Enquirer about the Law
Musical Service: is it right?
For (or in) remembrance of Me
Distinctive blessing on obedience
John 6: 68
Aspects of the Cross
The Daysman (Job 9)
Scripture Queries and Answers
The Shepherd, the Sheepfold, and the Sheep
"Recent Explorations in Bible Lands"
The Measure and Manner of God's love
John 14: 9
Beginning of recent testimony
The Coming and the day of the Lord
Professor Drummond's "Ascent of Man" & "Evolution"
To an Exercised Soul
Christ's Life and Death
Recent Works on the Revelation and Prophecy
Ruin and Glory
Divine Facts and Human Theories
Correspondence on Mark 13: 32
Scripture Sketches1. Silhouette: Balaam
2. Vignette: Balaam's Curse
4. Zelophehad's Daughters
5. The Death of Moses
6. John the Baptist
8. Matthew the Publican
10. The Herods
12. "Simon Peter's Brother"
Gospel Words"God created" Genesis 1: 1
"God said" Genesis 1: 3
The Two Trees Genesis 2: 9
A Well of Water. John 4: 14
Go, call thy Husband. 16-18
Worship of the Father. 20-22
Worship in Spirit 24
"I that speak," etc. 26
"The woman then left." 28
"We have heard Him." 42
"The Saviour of the World." 42
Justified by Faith Rom. 5: 1
Peace with God 1
The grace wherein we stand 2
The glory of God 2
We glory in tribulations also 3-5
The love of God 5
Christ died forThe ungodly 6
God's own love 7, 8
Justified by His blood 9
Reconciled to God 10
We shall be saved 9, 10
We also joy in God (Rom. 5: 11)
Brief Thoughts on the Church as the Body and the House
A Slight Sketch of the Holy Spirit's Ways
"Not ashamed of the gospel."
The "Record" and "Christian Standard"
Miller's "Short Papers on Church History"
Letter on Receiving the Spirit (R. Govett)
Reply to the Letter on the Spirit
Jesus the Shepherd (John 10)
Thoughts on Jacob (Gen. 28: 20-22.)
Remarks on the Epistle to the Hebrews
The Resurrection of the Body
Hoare's "Rome, Turkey, and Jerusalem"
The Spirit of God and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost
Letters on the Sufferings of Christ
Neil's "Palestine Re-peopled"
The Advocate or the Accuser?
The Son (Heb. 1: 2)
Notes on Greek Tenses, Moods, and Prepositions
Witherby's "Gospel of our Salvation"
Neatby's "Our Lord's Coming Again"
Discipline - Ruth
The Coming, and the Day, of the Lord
John 1: 29-39
Nature and the Spirit
Notes of a discourse on Revelation 1: 4-7; 22: 16, 17.
Sketch of the Apocalypse
"Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end."
The Righteousness of God
The Morning Star
Christ is all and in all
Christ the Propitiatory
2 Chronicles 20
Romans 5: 18, 19
The way of Grace
Passage of the Jordan
"Strength made Perfect in Weakness"
The presence of the Comforter
Brief Thoughts on Ephesians 1: 15-23
On Romans 8
The rest that remaineth
The object of Prophecy
A few words on fruit-bearing
A word on 2 Corinthians 1
Thoughts on Service
New Testament Synonyms, No. 2
Correspondence Dr. M'Neile
Scripture Queries and Answers
Discipline - Elijah.
The Banished One
A Risen Christ and our Relations to Him
Living to Self or to Christ
Where is Abel thy Brother
Burning and Eating the Sacrifices
A Brief Word on Abram and Lot
The Church and the Bible
On Keeping the Commandments and the Words of Jesus
Truth - Pyrrhonism - Dogmatism - Christianity
The Ribband of Blue
The Heavenly Dwelling-Place and the Earthly Pilgrimage
Christ, the Last Adam and Second Man
"The Light of the Body is the Eye."
Scripture Queries: Acts 20: 28
Scripture Queries: Hebrews 1: 2
Fragments Gathered Up
John 16: 28
The Lord's Coming and the Lapse of Centuries
Waiting and Watching
Substance of an address on Joshua 6, 7; 1 Chronicles 13, 15.
Scripture Queries and Answers
The Necessity of the Atonement
Building a House for Jehovah
Jesus Christ, the Faithful and True
The Actualities of the Rapture
Probable Nearness of the Lord's Coming
Continuance in Divine Things
"Who gave Himself"
Two Letters on 1 Corinthians 9: 27
The Biblical Deluge and Modern Science
The Secret of Blessedness
Two addresses on Revelation 2 and 3.
The Perfect Servant
A Full Christ for Empty Sinners
A Section of John's Gospel
Brotherly Love and Love
What to Forget, and What to Remember
Existence Between Death and Resurrection
"The righteousness of God"
"Whom . . . ye denied"
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock"
Notes of an address on Exodus 17: 1-6, Numbers 20: 1-11
"Fear and trembling"
New Testament Scripture
"Till He come"
"Thy right hand"
"Evidence of the purchase"
"No man knoweth the Son but the Father"
Scripture Queries and Answers
The Altar and the Hebrew Servant
The Time of the End, But the End not Yet
Mark 9: 15; Mark 10: 32
"Even as He was"
Rome And Modernism
"In that day"
"After the Lord had spoken"
Notes of an Address on Rev. 1: 1-7
The Forsaken One
Hebrews 1: 3
Simeon; or, Christ Revealed, Possessed, and Declared
The Apostleship of Paul
An Inspired Prayer
Keeping Christ's Word
Notes on Zechariah 3, and Joshua the High Priest
The Dream of Pilate's Wife
Studies in the Gospel of Mark
How to Run, or Strength for the Pilgrim Journey
The Permanence of Divine Things
An Address on Acts 4: 23-33
Christ and the Church
Is There Not a Cause?
Practical Remarks on Prayer
The Apostles' Creed - so called
"Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse?"
Section 2 The Quotations from the Old Testament
Section 3 The Baptism of Jesus and the Witness from Heaven
Section 4 The Wild Beasts and the Angels
Section 5 Jehovah's Servant Preaching
Section 6 The Call of the Four Fishermen
Section 7 A Sabbath at Capernaum
Section 8 Evening and Morning (First Day) at Capernaum
Section 9 The Leper Touched and Cleansed
Section 10 Out of Weakness made Strong
Section 11 Publicans Enter the Kingdom
Section 12 Fasting and Feasting
Section 13 The Servant of Jehovah the Lord of the Sabbath
Section 14 A Merciful Deed on the Sabbath
Section 15 A Summarized Statement of Service
Section 16 The Appointment of the Twelve
Section 17 Opposition by Friends and Foes
Section 18 Obedience the Test of Relationship
Section 19 The Sower, the Seed and the Soils
Section 20 The Hearing Ear and the Mystery of the Kingdom
Section 21 The First Parable Interpreted
Section 22 Shining in Public: Growing in Secret
Section 23 The Surprising Growth of a Tiny Seed
Section 24 The Servant's Word Stilling the Wind and the Sea
Section 25 The Pitiable Plight of Legion
Section 26 Legion Delivered and the Swine Destroyed
Section 27 The Petition of Jairus
Section 28 The Woman's Touch of Faith
Section 29 The Dead Child Restored
Section 30 Rejection at Nazareth
Section 31 The Twelve Commissioned
Section 32 John's rebuke of Herod's sin
Section 33 The Death of the Forerunner
Section 34 The Servant of Jehovah as the Shepherd of Israel
Section 35 Marshalling Into Order
Section 36 The Pathway over the Stormy Sea
Section 36b The Appearance of Jesus
Section 37 The Morning Without Clouds
Section 38 Vain Ablutions
Section 39 The Word of God and the Tradition of Men
Section 40 The True Source of Man's Defilement
Section 41 Crumbs of Grace for Gentile Dogs
Section 42 The Deaf Stammerer Healed
Section 43 Another Miraculous Meal
Section 44 The Grieved Servant of Jehovah
Section 45 Dim Vision Made Clear
Section 46 Jehovah's Anointed Servant disowned
A Heavenly Christ, therefore a Heavenly Church
Divine Care and Interest
The Seventy Weeks
Letter on Pastor F. H. White's "Saints' Rest and Rapture: When?"
Brief Thoughts on the Separation of the Nazarite
The First of the Week
Psalms 2 and 8
A Few Words on the Dimbleby System of Prophetic Dates, Chiefly in Daniel
"Himself He cannot save"
"I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and your God"
The Parting of Paul and Barnabas
"I could wish myself accursed from Christ"
Logia Iecou Sayings of our Lord
The Returned Remnant, Ezra
The Remnant in Jerusalem, Nehemiah
The Seal of God's Foundation (2 Tim. 2: 19)
The Comfort of the Scriptures
Letter on Christ's Person
Morsels from Family Records
The Coming of the Lord in Rev. 2, 3
On the Assembly and Ministry
Andrews' Faith and Scepticism
The hidden Treasure and the costly Pearl
The changeless Christ (Heb. 1: 13.)
The True Vine
"Glorify God in your body" (1 Cor. 6: 20)
"This do in remembrance of Me "
On Hymns - W. Kelly
Burbidge's Love of Christ
Power, Religion, and Commerce
The Stone laid before Joshua
Breaking Bread at Troas (Acts 20)
Upon one Stone are seven eyes
Thoughts on Simon Peter
Recollections of J. G. Bellett
The Sorrowing sisters of Bethany
Letters on Singing
The Cup in Gethsemane
Farrar's Book of Daniel
Proofs of the Resurrection
The Lord's coming, not the saint's departing
13. Andrews' Brother
14. John Mark
15. "Religio Medici"
16. "The Cloke That I Left At Troas."
20. Joseph of Nazareth
22 & 23. Deborah
24. Joash of Abiezer
26. Simeon of the Temple
Woman (Gen. 2) W. Kelly
The Tempter (Gen. 3: 1)
Eve Tempted (Gen. 3: 1-5)
The Fall of Man (Gen. 3: 6)
Naked (Gen. 3: 7)
Where art thou? (Gen. 3: 8, 9)
Convicted (Gen. 3: 12, 13)
The Serpent and the Woman's Seed (Gen. 3: 14, 15)
The Jewish Leper (Matt. 8, etc.)
The Gentile Centurion (Matt. 8 etc.)
Peter's Mother-in-law (Matt. 8 etc.)
The Paralytic healed (Matt. 9 etc.)
The Tempest and Unbelief rebuked (Matt. 8 etc.)
The Demoniac delivered (Matt. 8 etc.)
The Woman healed (Matt. 9 etc.)
The daughter of Jairus raised (Matt. 9 etc.)
The Early haul of fishes (Luke 5)
Healing of the blind in the house (Matt. 9)
The Water that was made wine (John 2)
The Healing of the Nobleman's son (John 4.)
The Sower (Matt. 13.)
The Darnel of the Field (Matt. 13.)
The Mustard seed (Matt. 13.)
The Leaven (Matt. 13: 33)
A Practical Question.
A Song in the Desert.
"A strait betwixt two."
"Accepted in the Beloved."
A Man in Christ
Hearing and Following.
His Joy Greater Than Ours.
His Love, Not Ours.
The Approbation of the Lord
On Worshipping the Father.
The Prayers of Saints
Christ the Life
The Calmness of Christ in the Presence of Evil.
The Glory of that Light.
The Homeward Journey.
The Lord's Supper.
The Personal Interest of Christ in His Saints.
The Present Portion of the Believer.
The Three Doors.
"The sinew that shrank."
Simple Papers on the Church of God
The Gospel of the Glory
The Blessed Hope
"Jesus Christ come in flesh "
"After all this"
Luke 12: 50 and John 19: 30
The Son of My Right Hand
Notes of an Address on Ephesians 3: 20, 21
Notes of an address on Romans 8: 12-17
Notes of an address on 1 Cor. 15: 12-23
Notes of an address on 1 Thessalonians 2: 13
A Purged Conscience, Worshipping Heart, and Contented Mind
An Address on Psalm 60 10: Psalm 14: 9-12
A False Christ and Falsehood
Notes of an address on Exodus 16: 4-18
Notes on Scripture
Notes of an address on Luke 11: 5-13
"Coming for" - "Coming with"
"I am the way, and the truth, and the life"
The Test of Love
Christ the Source of Life
"Thou art Peter"
Thanksgiving at Meals
The Sustenance of Life
1 John 5: 20
The Resurrection and the Life
The Use and Misuse of Truth
The Church Where, and What is it?
A Letter to a Friend on Alleged Inaccuracies of Scripture
Death With Christ
Alive Unto God
Scripture Queries and Answers
"A still small voice"
"An House of Cedar"
The Power of Prayer
Neglect of the Reading Meeting
Our Living Lord
Christ, the Living Bread
The Word of God: How Do You Read It?
Association with Christ
The Pursuit of the Christian Ideal
Step By Step on the Way of Faith
"The God of hope"
Philadelphia and the Prospect Today
The Present War
Notes of an Address on Hosea 7: 8-16
"Peace on earth" - "Peace in heaven"
"Heavenly springs"; or, Ever New
Notes of an address on 1 Thessalonians 5: 23
A Voice out of Seir
After Man's Day
Notes of a reading on Romans 1-7
Principles of God's Intervention
"Lest ye faint"
The Salvation of God
Denying Self and Taking the Cross.
Salvation Possessed and Known
Conversion to God
The Propitiation for our Sins
The War and Prophecy
Christ the Propitiatory
The Priest to make Propitiation
Our Compassionate High Priest
"Forgive us our debts," or "sins"
Notes of a Bible Reading on Philippians 4.
"A Different Gospel" and Extracts from a Letter
Notes of a Reading on Deuteronomy 17: 18-20; 2 Kings 22; 23: 1-3.
Asa and Jehoshaphat
Christ, the Want of the Soul
The Coming of the Lord, and its Practical Effect on Us
Deliverance from Law
God's Purpose and Counsel
Prayer - its Necessity and Power (An Extract)
The attitude of the Man of God in the Last Days
Brief notes of an address on 1 Timothy 2: 5-10; 6
Faith, Hope, Love
Brief notes of an address on 1 Peter 5: 1-14
Bible Reading on Romans 6.
Two addresses on Ephesians 1: 3-14
Two Addresses on John 17: 22-24
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