Historical Sermons

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 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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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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The Principle of Giving – Charles E. Jefferson (historic sermon 1860-1937)

"Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away."   Matt. 5:42 There is evidently some mistake. How can a man do that? If a man should do that he would be a pauper in less than a month. There must be…
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Knowing Nothing But the Cross – Charles E. Jefferson (historic sermon 1860-1937)

For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified."  I Cor. 2:2 Let us think about the cross. And when I say "cross " I mean the cross set up on Golgotha. We are in the habit of using the word nowadays with many…
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The Meaning of the Sunset – Charles E. Jefferson (historic sermon 1860-1937)

How many sunsets have you seen during this last week, this last month, this last year? How many have you seen in the last ten years, the last twenty, the last thirty? I do not ask how many have you glanced at, but how many have you gazed upon, paid…
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Liberty: Its Dangers and Duties – Charles E. Jefferson (historic sermon 1860-1937)

"Brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another."  Gal. 3:15 The Epistle to the Galatians is of all Paul's letters preeminently the letter of freedom. It is one of the mightiest cries ever uttered on…
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The Puritan Vision of God – Charles E. Jefferson (historic sermon 1860-1937)

The following Charles E. Jefferson sermon was delivered  before the National Council in Portland, Maine on October 17, 1901. "And I saw a great white throne."  Rev. 22:2 The apostle is on Patmos, an island in the Aegean Sea. He is an exile, driven from his country and his work.…
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The Season of Spring – Charles E. Jefferson (historic sermon 1860-1937)

"He is not here. For he has risen."   Matt. 28:6 I want to think with you in this sermon about Spring. I have chosen this topic because everybody for the last three months has been talking about Spring. They have been talking about her in the South and also in…
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