Historical Sermons

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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Historical Sermons

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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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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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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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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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 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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