Historical Sermons

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 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 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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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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Put That on Mine Account – J. Wilbur Chapman (historic sermon 1859-1917)

"If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account." —Philemon 1:18 It was after Paul's eventful voyage, after the shipwreck at Melita, after the meeting with his friends at Apii Forum, and with the Roman soldier chained to his body, that this epistle to Philemon…
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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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He That Winneth Souls is Wise – Billy Sunday (historic sermon 1862-1935)

"He that winneth souls is wise." -- Proverbs 11:30 There are vast multitudes in this enlightened land of ours who are in open rebellion against God. "We will not have this man, Jesus Christ, to reign over us," is the heartless cry that winds its flight from office, shop, store,…
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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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Gethsemane – Billy Sunday (historic sermon 1862-1935)

"And being more in agony, He prayed more earnestly; and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground" (Luke 22:24) Infidels have seized upon certain verses of Scripture and have given as reasons for their unbelief that the statement therein contained did not…
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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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