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Andrew Bonar (1810 - 1892)
Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Andrew Bonar in text and pdf format. He was a well-known pastor in Scotland with the Free Church. His brother Horatius was another well-known minister who was contemporary with Robert Murray Mchyene and others in those days. They saw a move of revival in their churches where the Spirit brought many immediate conversations in a short period of time.
He is best known for his work on compiling the life of the prophet of Dundee: Robert Murray Mchyene: "Memoir and Remains of Robert Murray McCheyne." One cannot read this volume and feel the sobriety of eternity and the fear of the Lord. He also wrote a wonderful volume on Leviticus.
The Fear Nots of the Old and New Testament.
[God's promises are all "Yea and Amen" in Christ Jesus. But let us see that we take them all from the hand of Jesus. Let the Owner of the Vineyard give us the grapes; let us not pick them as they hang over the wall. Is Christ yours? Then His promises a ... read more
The Gospel pointing to the Person of Christ - Appendix
EXTRACTS FROM OLD AUTHORS.
"God would have us pitch our faith upon The Person of His Son, and not barely upon the Promise. And therefore, He has so ordered things in His divine wisdom that the Promises should all hold on Christ, and be Yea and Amen in Hi ... read more
The Gospel pointing to the Person of Christ - Chapter 1
STATEMENT OF THE FACT THAT THE PERSON OF CHRIST
IS THE ESSENCE OF THE GLAD TIDINGS.
From the beginning, the Gospel has come to the awakened sinner with the same consciousness of important news to tell, as that messenger who ran to David, after the batt ... read more
The Gospel pointing to the Person of Christ - Chapter 2
THE GOSPEL, FROM THE FALL TO THE DAY OF THE APOSTLES,
WAS FOUND IN THE PERSON OF THE SAVIOUR.
In the New Testament, the name of "Mystery" is often attached to the truths that form the Gospel. The chief part of this mystery, or "truth hidden from etern ... read more
The Gospel pointing to the Person of Christ - Chapter 3
THE HELP AFFORDED BY CHRIST'S PERSON TO A SOUL SEEKING TO KNOW SIN AND THE APPLICATION OF SALVATION.
Many of the early fathers use the word "theology," in the sense of "A discoursing upon the Divinity of Christ," and they called the apostle John "the Div ... read more
The Gospel pointing to the Person of Christ - Chapter 4
HOW LOOKING TO THE PERSON OF CHRIST TENDS TO PROMOTE
THE PEACE THAT PASSES UNDERSTANDING.
No one could be supposed to have seen the Alps, if he tells you that all he saw was some rocky ridges of hills which his eye felt no strain in looking to. The Alp ... read more
The Gospel pointing to the Person of Christ - Chapter 5
HOW LOOKING TO THE PERSON TENDS TO ADVANCE HOLINESS IN THE SOUL.
"SANCTIFY them by the truth" was our Lord's prayer; but it is truth in connection with Himself. For, separate from Him, doctrines "have no living power, but are as waters separated from the ... read more
The Gospel pointing to the Person of Christ - Chapter 6
HOW THIS LOOKING TO THE PERSON AFFECTS OUR VIEWS OF DEATH AND OUR HOPE OF THE LORD'S SECOND COMING.
IN proportion as the soul advances in grace, its state coincides with that of the apostle, 'I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart and to ... read more
The Gospel pointing to the Person of Christ - Preface
IN this new Edition no change of any importance has been made beyond the correction of errata, and extending the texts quoted. The object of the book is to draw more attention to the great subject of connecting at all times the Person of Christ with His w ... read more
The Holy Spirit convincing.
'And when he is come,
he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:'
NOTES OF AN ADDRESS GIVEN AT THE PERTH CONVENTION, 1883.
Shall we not honour and bless and adore the Holy Spirit? Surely it might well be expe ... read more
The Hope of the Lord's Return.
The Importance of the Doctrine of the Second Advent as a Motive and Help to Holiness.
NOTES OF AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE EDINBURGH CONFERENCE, 1888.
It would be very pleasant and instructive to hear brethren relate incidents connected with this blesse ... read more
The Leper drawing forth the Saviour's Grace.
"And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand and touched him, and saith unto him,I will, be thou clean. And as s ... read more
The Love of the Father.
'For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is ... read more
The Man who lent Christ the Upper Room.
Matth. 26: 17-19
THE disciples did not go to look for a room till they had consulted with their Lord. Never do anything without asking counsel of your Master. But why did they need to do this? It was Christ's way to wait till He was asked, and you know i ... read more
The Mercy Seat
"It is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul" (Lev. 17: 11).
"There I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy-seat" (Exod. 25: 22).
READER! Have you ever felt your need of salvation! Have you ever sought it, as ... read more
The napkin about Christ's Head.
'And the napkin, that was about His head, not lying with the linen clothes,
but wrapped together in a place by itself '
Why 'wrapped together in a place by itself '?
Because Jesus wished to show that He arose calmly: no haste, no hurry, n ... read more
The Pins of the Tabernacle.
Exodus 27:19; 38:31; 39:40.
These verses teach us a great deal.
I. God's notice of little things.He takes time to speak about them, and bids Moses write about them. He says as much about the 'pins' in these passages as He does about the work of cre ... read more
The resurrection of the Son of the Widow of Sarepta.
1 Kings 17
'To this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.'
(Rom. 14: 9)
There never was a resurrection in the world or in the Church of Christ before this one. Yet it is a resurrection ... read more
Published in The Sunday at Home: A Family Magazine for Sabbath Reading 3 March 1866 (No.618)
" And Aaron shall take the two goats, and present them before the Lord, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the ... read more
The Three Ananiases.
The Acts of the Apostles, Chapters 23 ; 5 ; 9.
It is sometimes useful to put in juxtaposition separate facts and characters. The three Crosseshow instructive! the three Marys, the three Centurions. Here we have the three Ananiases. Their name means 'Jeh ... read more
The Trial of Faith.
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise ... read more
The Word brought nigh to the sorrowful
(From The Visitor's Book of Texts. Chapter 4 from Part 3 " The Word brought nigh to the sorrowful")
(In a few cases the wording of the Bible text will be found to differ from the Authorised Version.
This is how it was printed originally, and is presuma ... read more
Time With God
"The fruit of the Spirit is. . .joy. . ." (Gal. 5:22).
Preached with little freedom. Weariness of body is against me; but still more want of much prayer through the previous week. God will not let me preach with power when I am not much with Him. Mor ... read more
What gives assurance.
[This was originally a sermon preached at Ferryden, during the awakening in the end of 1859. It was thought to be useful in disentangling the perplexities of some anxious souls; and this gave rise to the request for its publication. (This address was publ ... read more
'..and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord ;
for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.'
For a man to have 'won Christ,' in the ... read more
'The Value of a Thought'
The value of a 'thought' may be very great. Everybody knows this. It may be the seed of a great harvest. But it is not the thought merely in itself, but the thought carried out and used.
It is like what in the mechanical department has been found to ... read more