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Easter Sunday;

1 Corinthians 5:6-8

EXHORTATION TO WALK AS CHRISTIANS

”Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?”

”Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened.”

”For our passover also hath been sacrificed, even Christ.” [”For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.”]

”Wherefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”

 

 

 

 

 

Sermon for Easter Sunday;

MARK 16:1-8.

I. THE STORY OF CHRIST’S RESURRECTION

II. THE BENEFIT AND COMFORT OF CHRIST’S RESURRECTION

“Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended unto the Father; but go unto my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.”

 

 

 

 

 

Sermon for Easter Monday;

Acts 10:34-43

THE BLESSINGS OF CHRIST'S RESURRECTION

THE GOSPEL A DOCTRINE OP PEACE.

THE ARTICLE OF FAITH ON THE RESURRECTION.

”To him bear all the prophets witness, that through his name every one that believeth on him shall receive remission of sins.”

 

 

 

 

 

Sermon for Easter Monday;

Luke 24:13-35

I. THREE THOUGHTS TAUGHT BY THIS GOSPEL

II. THE SERMON THE RISEN CHRIST PREACHED TO HIS DISCIPLES.

”And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”

 

 

 

 

 

Sermon for Easter Tuesday;

Acts 13:26-39

THE WORD AND THE RESURRECTION

THE WORD OF SALVATION.

THE RESURRECTION AND FAITH.

OLD TESTAMENT TESTIMONY.

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Tuesday, or Third Easter Day

Luke 24:36-47

The Manifestation of Christ After His Resurrection, and the Sermon He Preached to His Disciples

I. Christ's Manifestation after His Resurrection

I. Christ's Manifestation after His Resurrection

II. The Sermon Christ Preached to His Disciples

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Tuesday, or Third Easter Day

Second sermon, Luke 24:36-47.

I. A COMFORTING EXAMPLE AND PICTURE OF CHRIST

II. SERMON CHRIST PREACHED TO HIS DISCIPLES AFTER HIS RESURRECTION

“Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day; and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations.”

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Wednesday;

Colossians 3:1-7

EXHORTATION TO TRULY GOOD WORKS.

HOW WE ARE RISEN WITH CHRIST.

”If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God.”

SPIRITUAL AND CARNAL WORLDLINESS.

THE NEW LIFE IN CHRIST.

”When Christ, who is our life, shall be manifested, then shall ye also with him be manifested in glory.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

1 JOHN 5:4-12

VICTORIOUS FAITH

THE NEW BIRTH

THE TWO KINGDOMS

FAITH THE VICTOR

THE SOURCE OF FAITH

BAPTISM BY WATER AND BLOOD

THE SPIRIT

FAITH TO BE IMPLICIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY AFTER EASTER.

JOHN 20:19-31.

I. THE FRUIT OF CHRIST’S RESURRECTION

“Jesus therefore said to them again, Peace be unto you; as the Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them and saith unto them. Receive ye the Holy Spirit: whose soever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven unto them; whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.”

II. THE GOVERNMENT AND OFFICE OF THE KEYS CHRIST INSTITUTED

“As the Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”

 

 

 

 

 

First Sunday after Easter;

John 20:19-31

Thomas Delivered from His Unbelief

I. THE UNBELIEF OF THOMAS.

II. THOMAS SAVED FROM HIS UNBELIEF.

 

 

 

 

 

Second Sunday after Easter;

1 Peter 2:20-25

PATIENCE UNDER TRIBULATION.

CHRIST OUR PATTERN

”Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered threatened not.”

CHRIST OUR EXAMPLE IN SUFFERING.

”Who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness.”

”By whose stripes ye were healed.”

”For ye were going astray like sheep.”

”But are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.”

 

 

 

 

 

Second Sunday after Easter;

John 10:11-16

I. HOW AND WHY THE JEWS WERE OFFENDED AT THIS SERMON.

II. HOW THIS SERMON SERVES TO OVERTHROW THE FALSE TEACHINGS OF THE PAPISTS CONCERNING THE CHURCH.

III. WHAT IS THE SUMMARY OF THIS SERMOM

IV. HOW CHRIST EXPLAINS IN THIS SERMON HIS PERSON AND OFFICE BY A REVERSE PICTURE.

”He that is a hireling, and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, beholdeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth, and the wolf snatcheth them, and scattereth them; he fleeth because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep.”

”I am the good shepherd; and I know mine own, and mine own know me, even as the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.”

V. HOW CHRIST SETS FORTH HIS OFFICE AND GOVERNMENT IN THE MOST CHARMING MANNER.

”I know mine own, and mine own know me.”

”Even as the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father.”

”And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and they shall become one flock, one shepherd.”

 

 

 

 

 

Third Sunday after Easter;

1 Peter 2:11-20

OUR CHRISTIAN DUTIES.

REMISSION AND MORTIFICATION DEFINED.

THE NATURE OF CHRIST'S KINGDOM.

CHRISTIAN USE OF THIS LIFE.

CHRISTIANS SUBJECTS OF TWO KINGDOMS.

HOW TO ESCAPE THE WORLD.

REASONS TO ABSTAIN FROM CARNAL LUST.

 

 

 

 

 

Third Sunday after Easter;

John 16:16-23

I. CHRIST'S PASSION AND RESURRECTION

II. THE COMFORT CHRIST MINISTERS TO HIS DISCIPLES IN THEIR SORROW, AND THE JOY OF THE WORLD.

A. The Sorrow Of The Disciples And The joy Of The World.

B. The Comfort Christ Ministers To His Disciples.

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Sunday after Easter;

James 1:16-21

WHY MEN REJECT THE GOSPEL.

OUR BLESSINGS OUTWEIGH OUR ILLS.

OUR BLESSINGS IN CHRIST'S RESURRECTION.

THE FUTURE LIFE OF BLESSEDNESS.

”Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth.”

GOD'S CHILDREN BEGOTTEN BY THE WORD.

CHRISTIANS THE FIRST-FRUITS.

”Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”

IMPATIENT ANGER FORBIDDEN.

”Wherefore putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, etc.”

”Receive with meekness the implanted word.”

MEEKNESS AND PATIENCE ENJOINED.

THE POWER OF THE WORD.

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Sunday after Easter;

John 16:5-15

SERMON ON CHRIST'S KINGDOM AND THE CONVICTING OFFICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

A. This Sermon of Consolation In General.

B. Christ's Kingdom of Which this Sermon Treats.

C. The Convicting Office of the Holy Spirit.

”And he, when he is come, will convict the world in respect of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.”

”Of Sin, because they believe not on me.”

”Of righteousness, because I go to the Father, and ye behold me no more.”

”Of judgment, because the prince of this world hath been judged!”

II. SERMON ON THE TEACHING OFFICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

”I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he shall guide you into all the truth.”

 

 

 

 

 

Fifth Sunday after Easter;

John 16:23-30

”Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name.”

”These things have I spoken unto you in parables (dark sayings).”

”The hour cometh when I shall no more speak unto you in dark sayings (parables), but shall tell you plainly of the Father.”

”In that day ye shall ask in my name.”

”And I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from the Father.”

”His disciples say, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no dark sayings.”

”Now know we that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee.”

 

 

 

 

 

Fifth Sunday after Easter;

John 16:23-30 - 2nd Sermon

A SERMON ON PRAYER.

 

 

 

 

 

The Day of Christ's Ascension;

Mark 16:14-20

I. THE DISCIPLES' HARDNESS OF HEART.

”Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to the whole creation. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned.”

II. CHRIST'S MISSIONARY COMMISSION TO HIS DISCIPLES TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE WHOLE CREATION.

I. The Commission Itself.

III. THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL ENJOINED IN THIS COMMISSION.

A. The Preaching of the Gospel in Itself.

”He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned.”

”But he that disbelieveth shall be condemned.”

B. The Signs Christ Appointed To Accompany This Preaching.

”And these signs shall accompany them that believe.”

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday after Ascension Day;

1 Peter 4:7-11

EXHORTATION TO CHRISTIAN LIVING.

EXHORTATION TO SOBERNESS.

NECESSITY FOR PRAYER.

TEMPERANCE IN ALL THINGS.

”Above all things being fervent in your love [have fervent charity] among yourselves; for love [charity] covereth a multitude of sins.”

”Using hospitality one to another without murmuring: according as each hath received a gift, ministering it among yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

STEWARDS OF GOD'S GIFTS.

”If any man speaketh, speaking as it were oracles of God; if any man ministereth, ministering as of the strength which God supplieth.”

ASSURANCE OF PURE DOCTRINE ESSENTIAL.

ASSURANCE OF DIVINE EFFICIENCY ESSENTIAL.

”That in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.”

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday after Christ's Ascension;

John 15:26-16:4

I. THE COMFORT CHRIST IMPARTS TO HIS DISCIPLES.

”But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall bear witness of me.”

”These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues, yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you shall think that he offereth service unto God.”

II. THE PROPHECY OF THE WORLD'S HATRED AND PERSECUTION OF BELIEVERS.

A. Hatred and Persecution Analyzed.

IV. What Moved Christ to Prophesy Of this Hatred and Persecution.

C. The Cause of This Hatred and Persecution.

”These things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father nor me.”

 

 

 

 

 

Pentecost Sunday;

Acts 2:1-13

THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

LITERAL LAW AND SPIRITUAL LAW.

THE OFFICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

BELIEVERS MUST YET RESIST SIN.

 

 

 

 

 

Pentecost, or festival of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

JOHN 14:23-31.

THE FIRST PROMISE CHRIST GIVES IN THIS SERMON OF COMFORT.

II. THE SECOND PROMISE.

III. THE THIRD PROMISE.

I. THE OCCASION OF THIS PROMISE.

“If a man love me, he will keep my word and my Father will love him.”

II. TO WHOM THIS PROMISE IS GIVEN.

III. THE PROMISE.

“And my Father will love him.”

IV. FURTHER ILLUSTRATION OF THIS PROMISE.

“And we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”

V. CHRIST ADDS A DECISION TO THIS PROMISE.

“He that loveth me not keepeth not my words.”

“And the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.”

THE OTHER PART OF THIS GOSPEL.

IV. THE FOURTH PROMISE.

“These things have I spoken unto you, while yet abiding with you. But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you.”

V. THE FIFTH PROMISE.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.”

“Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.”

“Ye heard how I said unto you. I go away and I come unto you. If ye loved me, ye would have rejoiced, because I go unto the Father for the Father is greater than I.”

“And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe.”

“I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world cometh: and he hath nothing in me; but that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.”

 

 

 

 

 

PENTECOST MONDAY.

JOHN 3:16-21.

I. THE GLORIOUS GRACE AND GIFT IN CHRIST

I. THIS GLORIOUS GRACE AND GIFT IN GENERAL

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

II. THIS GLORIOUS GRACE AND GIFT IN PARTICULAR

“For God sent not his Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him.”

III. JUDGMENT UPON BELIEVERS AND THE WORLD

“He that believeth on him is not judged: he that believeth not hath been judged already, because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

I. JUDGMENT UPON BELIEVERS

“And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.”

II. THE JUDGMENT UPON THE WORLD

“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his works should be revealed. But he that doeth the truth cometh to the light, that his works may be manifest, that they have been wrought in God.”

 

 

 

 

 

Pentecost Tuesday

JOHN 10:1-11

I. THE FIRST CLASS OF PREACHERS – THIEVES AND MURDERERS

II. THE SECOND CLASS OF PREACHERS – PORTERS OF THE FOLD

III. THE THIRD CLASS OF PREACHERS, IN WHOM ALONE CHRIST IS FOUND

“He leadeth them out. When he has put forth all his own, he goeth before them” etc.

“When he hath put forth all his own, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him.”

“For they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him; for they know not the voice of strangers.”

“But they understand not what things they were which he spoke unto them.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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