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F.B. Meyer

F.B. Meyer (1847 - 1929)

Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker F.B. Meyer in text and pdf format. A contemporary and friend of D. L. Moody and A. C. Dixon, was a Baptist pastor and evangelist in England involved in ministry and inner city mission work on both sides of the Atlantic. Author of numerous religious books and articles, many of which remain in print today, he was described in an obituary as The Archbishop of the Free Churches.

Meyer was part of the Higher Life Movement and was known as a crusader against immorality. He preached against drunkenness and prostitution. He is said to have brought about the closing of hundreds of saloons and brothels. Meyer wrote over 40 books, including Christian biographies and devotional commentaries on the Bible. He, along with seven other clergymen, was also a signatory to the London Manifesto asserting that the Second Coming was imminent in 1918. His works include The Way Into the Holiest:, Expositions on the Epistle to the Hebrews (1893) ,The Secret of Guidance, Our Daily Homily and Christian Living.

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      IT IS said of Abraham that he died in a good old age, an old man, and full. It is a beautiful conception; as though all his nature had reached its complete satisfaction, and he could desire and receive nothing more. The Psalmist, too, sings of fulfilled d ... read more

      Now, at first sight it appears ridiculous that those who labor and are heavy laden should find rest by having the imposition of a new yoke or burden, however light. He says: "My yoke is easy, My burden is light." But then, even an easy yoke with a light ... read more

      First. You cannot have the power of the Holy Ghost without having the Holy Ghost Himself. That is, the Holy Ghost must come to you as a person before you can enjoy His attribute. In other words, you must be a holy man before you can wield the power of th ... read more

For it was brought about of God.
      For it was brought about of God. 2 Chron. x. 15 (R.V.). THIS revolt must have seemed to be the result of an unfortunate mistake on the part of the ill‑advised young king. He and the young men that gathered around him thought that the best wa ... read more

For the courses of the doorkeepers.
      For the courses of the doorkeepers. 1 Chron. xxvi. I (R.V.). MIGHTY men of valour were needed for this, just as sweet singers were for the service of song. Entrance to the House of God was restricted to a privileged few. Gentiles were excluded fro ... read more

Forasmuch as thou hast been disobedient, . . .
      Forasmuch as thou hast been disobedient, . . . but camest back. 1 Kings xiii. 21, 22 (R.V.). WE are inclined at first sight to pity this unknown prophet, and to justify his return; but as we look closer into the story, we not only discover the ... read more

      Now the carnal life is a babe life. What is sweeter than a babe? So beautiful, so wee, one can take the child so close to oneself. But what is tender and beautiful in a babe for a few months is terrible at the end of twelve months, or ten years. And what ... read more

      "These are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived; an hundred, threescore, and fifteen years. Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people." -- Genesis 25:8. N ... read more

      Matthew 2:9-15 The suggestion has been hazarded that “the star” was an unusual combination of three planets; but this would conflict with the disappearance and reappearance of the guiding light. Some experiences during the Welsh Revival seem ... read more

      "Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land [of Canaan]." -- Genesis 12:10. The path of the separated man can never be an easy one. He must be willing to stand alone; to go outside the camp; and to forego the a ... read more

Hadassah, that is, Esther.
      Hadassah, that is, Esther. Esther ii. 7. THROUGH this one girl‑life God was about to save his people, though He was all the while hidden from view. The peculiarity of this book is that there is no mention of the name of God; but there is no ... read more

      "Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir... with Isaac." -- Genesis 21:10. Even though we were hearing this story for the first time, and did not know of the grave crisis to which we were approaching in the ... read more

      "Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar." -- Genesis 16:1. We none of us know all that is involved when we tear ourselves from the familiar scenes of our Harans to follow God into the lands of separation which lie be ... read more

He appointed singers unto the Lord, that should
      He appointed singers unto the Lord, that should praise the beauty of holiness. 2 Chron. xx. 21. DOST thou praise the beauty of holiness? Is holiness beautiful to thee? Art thou in love with it as it is presented in the glorious Lord? Canst thou ... read more

He carried out thence all the treasures
      He carried out thence all the treasures of the House of the Lord. 2 Kings xxiv. 13. AMONGST these deported treasures must have been much of the sacred furniture of the Temple, and the holy vessels; because, in the days of Belshazzar, find them ... read more

He did evil, because he prepared not his heart
      He did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the Lord. 2 Chron, xii. 14. IN the margin of the A.V. for prepared the alternative rendering fixed is suggested. The R.V. gives set, "he set not his heart to seek the Lord." This is very ... read more

He did it with all his heart
      He did it with all his heart and prospered. 2 Chron. xxxi. 21. THE man who does his business with all his heart, is sure to prosper. To put your heart into your work is like genius manipulating common materials, till their worth becomes pricele ... read more

He Gives, and Gives Again
      "But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him" (Luke 15:20). What a blessing it was for the prodigal that he did not meet his elder brother before his father! Had the t ... read more

He giveth quietness.
      He giveth quietness. Job xxxiv. 29. QUIETNESS amid the accusations of Satan. ‑‑ The great accuser points to the stains of our past lives, by which we have defiled our robes and those of others; he says that we shall fall again and agai ... read more

He maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth
      He maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth and his hands make whole. Job v. 18. HAS this been your experience lately? Have you been made sore by the heavy scourge of pain, and wounded by the nails of the cross? Do not look at second causes. Me ... read more

      "By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed." -- Hebrews 11:8. Ah, how much there is in those two words! Blessedness in heart, and home, and life; fulfilled promises; mighty oppo ... read more

He put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites
      He put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became servants to David. 1 Chron. xviii. 73. EDOM and Israel were closely related, but there was constant rivalry and war between the two peoples. Sometimes Israel held the upper‑hand for a ... read more

He said to Abiathar the priest,
      He said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod. 1 Sam. xxiii. 9. DAVID was passing through one of the most awful experiences of his life, when his men spoke of ‑stoning him instead of taking up his cause. How many times in this ch ... read more

He Sees It First
      "And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice" (John 10:4). Whatever awaits us is encountered first by Him--each difficulty and complication; each wild beast or wilder robber; e ... read more

He set up the pillars before the Temple, . . .
      He set up the pillars before the Temple, . . . Jachin and Boaz. 2 Chron. iii. 17. THE meaning of these names is significant ‑‑ He shall establish, and In it is strength. Each speaks of Him of whom the whole temple was a type. The Lo ... read more

He smote thrice and stayed.
      He smote thrice and stayed. 2 Kings xiii. 18. A STRIKING spectacle. The dying prophet, with his thin hands on the muscular hands of the young king, as he shoots his arrow through the eastern window; the exhortation to smite the remaining arrows on ... read more

He was marvellously helped
      He was marvellously helped, till he was strong. 2 Chron. xxvi. 15, 16. GREAT and marvellous are thy works, 0 God; that our soul knoweth quite well. Thou hast showed marvellous loving‑kindness. We must sing to Thee; for Thou hast done marv ... read more

He Will Save
      "Thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins" (Matt. 1:21). Your foes may be numerous as the devils in hell, strong and wily; but He will save. Your temperament may be as susceptible to temptation as an aspen-leaf ... read more

      I have left out of my addresses a great many themes, such as justification, and adoption, and inspiration, and the second premillenial advent, all of which I steadfastly hold. I have tried to hold up to you the doctrines of the inner life, not the objecti ... read more

Heman the singer.
      Heman the singer. 1 Chron. vi. 33. THIS is a very brief record to put on a man's grave, but a very expressive one. To decipher that epitaph about Heman is to learn a good deal about him. From this clue we might almost construct his entire persona ... read more

Here am I, let Him do to me as
       Here am I, let Him do to me as seemth good unto Him. 2 Sam. xv. 26. THERE is the patience of hope. We love to gird ourselves in the vehemence of our self‑will, to go where we choose, to rule the lives of others; but as the years pass ... read more

Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah,
      Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah, prayed and cryed to heaven. 2 Chron. xxxii. 20. IT was the indignity done to Jehovah that stirred these two holy men to the heart. Not that their lives, and the lives of their people, and the beautiful ... read more

Hid in the House of God.
      Hid in the House of God. 2 Chron. xxii. 12. SAFE from Athaliah, who would have ruthlessly destroyed him if she had had an inkling of his existence, the Young Joash was reared beneath the care of Jehoiada and his wife within the precincts of the ho ... read more

His eyes were enlightened
      His eyes were enlightened. 1 Sam. xiv. 27. THE Philistines were in full flight. The Israelites followed hard at their heels through the wood. It was there that the honey dropped in rich abundance on the ground, and there Jonathan tasted a little, ... read more

His heart was lifted up in the
      His heart was lifted up in the ways of the Lord. 2 Chron. xvii. 6. SURSUM corda! Lift up your hearts! How beautiful is this ejaculation in the Communion Service of the Church of England, and the response, "We lift them up unto the Lord." I ne ... read more

His mother made him a little coat
      His mother made him a little coat.1 Sam. ii. 19. WHAT happy work it was! Those nimble fingers flew along the seams, because love inspired them. All her woman's art and wit were put into the garment, her one idea and ambition being to make somethi ... read more

His wives turned away his heart.
      His wives turned away his heart. 1 Kings xi, 4. EVERY man is vulnerable at one point of his character. Strong everywhere else, and armour‑plated, he is weak there; and our great enemy knows just where to strike home. It would have been usele ... read more

      I will show you. There are three steps: the cross, the Spirit, the contemplation of the risen Christ. May we take them now; may the Spirit of God reveal to each one this blessed secret! First, the cross. Now understand that I hold that on the cross Jesus ... read more

      Now a step further. You say to me: "Sir, tell me how I may get this power myself." I will. I know a little of it, thank God, and I hope as the years pass that I may know more and more. This truth has revolutionized my life. Any mechanic knows this law ... read more

How small a whisper do we hear of Him!
      How small a whisper do we hear of Him! Job xxvi. 14 (R.V.). JOB in thought passes through the universe. Sheol stands for the grave and the unseen world; Abaddon, for Satan, or for the great reservoirs in which the destructive agencies of creation ... read more

How the Mighty Fell!
      Amid the drenching storm with which the memorable day of the convocation closed in, the king and the prophet reached Jezreel. Probably they were the first to bring tidings of what had occurred. Elijah went to some humble lodging for shelter and food, whil ... read more

How then can man be just with God?
      How then can man be just with God? Job xxv. 4 (R.V.). THIS is the question of the ages. Man knows that he is as a worm, and worse. For no animal, however humble, has consciously and determinedly broken the law of God, and defiled its nature. Ou ... read more

How to Bear Sorrow
      YOU ARE PASSING THROUGH a time of deep sorrow. The love on which you were trusting has suddenly failed you, and dried up like a brook in the desert now a dwindling stream, then shallow pools, and at last drought. You are always listening for footsteps tha ... read more

      Matthew 6:9-18 This might more fitly be termed the “disciples’ prayer.” As we tread its stately aisles, we cannot but think of the myriads who have stood on the same pavement, and have found, in every age, that these seven brief petiti ... read more

How to Spend Sunday
      "A Sabbath well spent brings a week of content." So the old couplet runs, but the difficulty lies in how to spend Sunday well. Too many seem only proficient in the art of how not to do it. Now I feel able to give some advice on this matter, as the Sund ... read more

      Because John says that of His fulness we have all received, and Paul says that they which receive abundance of life shall reign. RECEIVE. Do you know how to receive? You say: "Sir, I suppose you mean, I need to pray." No, sir, I do not mean that. You ... read more

I am doing a great work, so that
       I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Neh. vi. 3. IT was a sublime answer. Below was the Plain of Ono, where Nehemiah's foes awaited him. Let him once descend into it and he would become their easy prey; but he withstood ... read more

I am of small account; what shall I
      I am of small account; what shall I answer Thee? I lay mine hand upon my mouth. Job xl. 4. WHAT a different tone is here! This is be who so vehemently protested his innocence, and defended himself against the attacks of his accusers. The Master ... read more

I am sent to thee with heavy tidings
      I am sent to thee with heavy tidings. 1 Kings xiv. 5. HOW foolish! Jeroboam thought that the old prophet could penetrate the vail that hid the future, but not the disguise in which his wife wished to conceal herself. As we might have expected, the ... read more

I cry unto Thee, and Thou dost
      I cry unto Thee, and Thou dost not answer me. Job xxx. 20 (R.V.). IT may have seemed so to the sufferer; but there is not a cry that goes from the anguished soul which does not ring a bell in the very heart of God, where the Man of Sorrows wait ... read more

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