Historical Sermons

The Sword That Cuts Both Ways – Louis Albert Banks (historic sermon 1855-1933)

"For the word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged "  —Heb. 4:13 The illustrations that are used to describe the Word of God throughout the Bible suggest its energy and power. It is compared in the Psalms to a lamp, a light to guide the…
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Grieving the Spirit – J. Wilbur Chapman (historic sermon 1859-1917)

"Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God." Ephesians 4:30 Of all the epistles that ever came from the heart of the great Apostle Paul, this letter to the Ephesians seems to me about the sweetest and best. It is the epistle in which we find "the heavenly places" mentioned so…
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The Problem of Man-Flight – Louis Albert Banks (historic sermon 1855-1933)

"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles."  —Isaiah 40:31 A few weeks ago the postman laid upon my table a little volume entitled " The Problem of Man-flight." I opened it curiously, and found it to be a brief…
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A Continual Allowance – J. Wilbur Chapman (historic sermon 1859-1917)

"And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life." —2 Kings 25:30. This is a striking text, but the story it introduces is more striking by far. The Bible is always true to itself and…
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The Pilgrims and Their Faith – Charles E. Jefferson (historic sermon 1860-1937)

"Being destitute, afflicted, tormented"  Heb. 11:37 A distinctive feature of the system of Hebrew education was the tremendous emphasis which was laid upon the illustrious deeds of the immortal dead. The religious teachers of Israel made the past live in the mind of Hebrew youth. It was made to live…
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The Accepted Time – J. Wilbur Chapman (historic sermon 1859-1917)

Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." 2 Cor. 6:2 My text is familiar — II Corinthians 6:2 — "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." This text is generally made use of in appeals to those who…
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The Narrowness of Christ – Charles E. Jefferson (historic sermon 1860-1937)

"Narrow is the way."   Matt. 7:14 Let us think about the narrowness of Jesus. I know it is a disparaging word in our modern speech and damaging to a person's reputation. We often hear it used in a sinister and condemning sense, we sometimes use it so ourselves. We say,…
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Put That on Mine Account – J. Wilbur Chapman (historic sermon 1859-1917)

"If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account." —Philemon 1:18 It was after Paul's eventful voyage, after the shipwreck at Melita, after the meeting with his friends at Apii Forum, and with the Roman soldier chained to his body, that this epistle to Philemon…
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The Candor of Christ – Charles E. Jefferson (historic sermon 1860-1937)

"If it were not so I would have told you."  John 14:2 The word "candor" has a modem sense. In earlier times it meant whiteness or brightness, coming as it does from the old Latin word candidus, meaning "white," the word from which we get our word "candidate," signifying a…
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He That Winneth Souls is Wise – Billy Sunday (historic sermon 1862-1935)

"He that winneth souls is wise." -- Proverbs 11:30 There are vast multitudes in this enlightened land of ours who are in open rebellion against God. "We will not have this man, Jesus Christ, to reign over us," is the heartless cry that winds its flight from office, shop, store,…
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