Is Life Worth Living? – C.I. Scofield (historical sermon 1842-1921)

"For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself." —Romans 14:7 TODAY we are to ask the Bible to answer the deep question, "What is the true meaning of life?" I shall not insult your intelligence by one word of argument as to the importance of…
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The Demon of Worry – C.I. Scofield (historical sermon 1842-1921)

“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?” “Take therefore no thought for the morrow:” —Matt. 6:31, 34 Some of the things that Jesus Christ found in the world seem to have caused Him surprise. We are told…
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Law and Grace – C.I. Scofield (historic sermon 1842-1921)

"For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ" —John 1:17 The most obvious and striking division of the Word of truth is that between law and grace. Indeed, these contrasting principles characterize the two most important dispensations: the Jewish and Christian. "For the…
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Sunday is Coming – William (Bill) Shilady (historic sermon 2016)

Rev. Dr. William (Bill) Shilady is the Executive Director of the United Methodist City Society in New York City.  He has an undergraduate degree in Religion and Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School.  Previously he was the senior pastor at…
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The Six Sorrows of St. Paul – David James Burrell (historic sermon 1844-1926)

"If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern my infirmities."  - I Cor. 11-30 The Sanhedrin was the governing body of Israel. It embraced within itself legislative, executive and judicial functions. It made the laws and enforced them and it was the court of last…
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King Saul At the Witch’s Cave – David James Burrell (historic sermon 1844-1926)

"Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at En-dor." - I Samuel 28:7 It is said,…
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The Precious Blood of Christ – J. Wilbur Chapman (historic sermon 1859-1917)

"....the precious blood of Christ." Peter 1:19 I am preaching tonight on what I believe to be the most important subject in the Bible. Of course, anything that has to do with Jesus Christ is of vast importance. My text is found in the First Epistle of Peter 1:19— "The…
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The Treasures of the Snow – David James Burrell (historic sermon 1844-1926)

"Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?" -Job 38:22 I am sorry for city people who never have known the delights of rural life. "God made the country, man made the town." What do they know about the singing birds and flowing brooks, the blooming fields and golden…
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The Christ Child and the Emperor – David James Burrell (historic sermon 1844-1926)

"Then go and search diligently for the young child: and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him."  -Matthew 2:7-8 The Incarnation was an invasion. God crossed the border into the territory of Earthly Power. No trumpets were heard, no roar of…
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