Historical Sermons

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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The Waning Pulpit – J. Wilbur Chapman (historic sermon 1859-1917)

A message delivered to preachers at the beginning of the 20th century. This is a day when the minister is under sharpest fire. By some his motives are questioned, his spirit is censured, and his failure to secure such results as came in days gone by, when the gospel was…
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Christ Revealing the Father – F.B. Meyer (historic sermon 1847-1929)

“Philip saith unto Him, Lord, shew us the Father and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father." -John 14:8-9 The longing of the universal heart of man was voiced by Philip, when he broke in, rather abruptly, on our Lord's discourse…
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Tragedies and Triumphs of the Human Will – Louis Albert Banks (historic sermon 1855-1933)

"Ye will not come to me, that ye might have life." —John 5:40 "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself."  —John 7:17 We are face to face here with the direct teaching, in…
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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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