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  • The Pilgrim Journal
    JANUARY—18

    And thou shalt say unto them, This is the offering made by fire which ye shall offer unto the Lord; two lambs of the first year without spot day by day, for a continual burnt offering. The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning, and the...  more
  • The Pilgrim Journal
    18 JANUARY (1857)

    Confession of sin—a sermon with seven texts

    “I have sinned.” Exodus 9:27; Numbers 22:34; 1 Samuel 15:24; Joshua 7:20; Matthew 27:4; Job 7:20; Luke 15:18.
    SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: Psalm 51

    Unless there be a true and hearty confession of...  more
  • The Pilgrim Journal
    The Sun had risen, and the day-star began to wane.
    https://thepilgrimjournal.com/2020/01/17/the-manifestation-of-the-messiah/
    THE MANIFESTATION OF THE MESSIAH | THE PILGRIM JOURNAL
  • The Pilgrim Journal
    JANUARY—17

    Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.—Revelation 3:20.

    See, my soul, what condescension there is in Jesus! It was but on the...  more
  • The Pilgrim Journal
    17 JANUARY (1858)

    Search the Scriptures

    “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:20
    SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: Acts 17:10–15

    I teach that all men by nature are...  more
  • The Pilgrim Journal
    JANUARY—16

    A certain man made a great supper, and bade many.—Luke 14:16.

    Is not this certain man designed to represent the Father of mercies, and God of all grace? And is not the great supper intended to set forth the full, generous, free, and...  more
  • The Pilgrim Journal
    16 JANUARY (1859)

    Corn in Egypt

    “Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another? And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from...  more
  • The Pilgrim Journal
    JANUARY—15

    At evening-time it shall be light.—Zech. 14:7.

    Then must it be miraculous; for nothing short of a supernatural work could produce such an effect. Sunrise at eventide is contrary to nature; and the rising of the Sun of Righteousness is a...  more
  • The Pilgrim Journal
    15 JANUARY (1860)

    A home question

    “But are there not with you, even with you, sins against the Lord your God?” 2 Chronicles 28:10
    SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: Matthew 7:1–5

    Tell him that his sins deserve the wrath of hell. Make him feel that it is...  more
  • The Pilgrim Journal
    John the Baptist, however, cannot be accounted for by any of the pre-existing conditions of his time. He stood alone in his God-given might.
    https://thepilgrimjournal.com/2020/01/14/baptism-unto-repentance/
    BAPTISM UNTO REPENTANCE | THE PILGRIM JOURNAL
  • The Pilgrim Journal
    JANUARY—14

    A certain beggar, named Lazarus.—Luke 16:20.

    What an affecting representation hath the Holy Ghost here made of a poor, but gracious man! He was not only poor in the mere wants of life, but exposed in person to great misery; full of...  more
  • The Pilgrim Journal
    14 JANUARY (1855)

    The sin of unbelief

    “And that lord answered the man of God, and said, Now, behold, if the Lord should make windows in heaven, might such a thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat...  more
  • The Pilgrim Journal
    Oh, be not deceived, but bear in mind that St. James has said one single offense will make you guilty, that Jesus teaches that in God’s account a thought or a feeling is as bad as an outward act, that one wanton look is adultery, and that hatred is...  more
    A BAD HEART | THE PILGRIM JOURNAL
  • The Pilgrim Journal
    JANUARY—13

    And Enoch walked with God.—Gen. 5:22.

    I have often considered, and as often found pleasure, in the consideration of the very honorable testimony which the Holy Ghost hath given to the faith of the patriarchs, both in the Old and New...  more
  • The Pilgrim Journal
    13 JANUARY (1861)

    Portraits of Christ

    “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son.” Romans 8:29
    SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: 1 John 2:28–3:5

    That image is so perfect I can never reach it. It is high...  more
  • JANUARY—12

    Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down.—Ruth 4:1.

    It is blessed to see...  more
  • 12 JANUARY (PREACHED 9 JANUARY 1859)

    The bed and its covering

    “For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than he can wrap himself in it.” Isaiah 28:20
    SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: Hebrews...  more
  • JANUARY—11
    Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice; cause me to hear it.—Song 8:13.

    Hark, my soul! Is not this Jesus speaking to thee? Listen to thy Lord, for sweet is his voice, and his countenance is comely. But how...  more
  • 11 JANUARY (1857)

    The war of truth

    “And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.” Exodus 17:9
    SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: 2 Timothy...  more