Historical Sermons

A Preacher’s Second Chance – Louis Albert Banks (historic sermon 1855-1933)

"And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministration, taking with them John whose surname was Mark." Acts 12:25 (Rev. Ver). "Now Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, and came to Perga in Pamphyiia: and John departed from them and returned to Jerusalem." Acts…
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Christ As the Gardener – Louis Albert Banks (historic sermon 1855-1933)

"She turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thout Whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him. Sir, if thou hast borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him,…
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A Lost Opportunity – J. Wilbur Chapman (historic sermon 1859-1917)

"And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone.  And the king of Israel said unto him, So shall thy judgment be;  thyself hast decided it." -1 Kings 20:40 There is a very striking incident connected with this text. The great battle is raging, a certain important…
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A Crown For the Man Who Fails – Louis Albert Banks (historic sermon 1855-1933)

"For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet  than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."  —Luke 7:28 "And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I…
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And Judas Iscariot – how Judas became so evil – J. Wilbur Chapman (historic sermon 1859-1917)

"_And Judas "--Mark 3:19 There is something about the name of this miserable man which commands our attention at once. There is a sort of fascination about his wickedness, and when we read his story it is difficult to give it up until we have come to its awful end.…
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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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