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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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Our Daily Homily - John
      Thou shall see greater things than these - John 1:50 God's dealings with us are always on an ascending scale. If we see clearly the lowest rung in the heavenly ladder, whilst we behold, the veil of mist will part, and we shall see the next above it, an ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Joshua
      Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon - Joshua 1:3 All the land was given, but every inch of it had to be claimed. Israel had to put her foot down upon the land, whether wilderness or Lebanon, plain or hill, and say, "This is mine by ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Jude
      Keep yourselves in the love of God - Jude 1:21 There is a strong current running. If you keep in its main stream, it will bear you gently but irresistibly forward; but there are so many side-currents, that we must be very careful not to be swept out of ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Judges
      The Canaanites would dwell in that land - Judges 1:27 How persistent evil habits are! They have dwelt in our lives so long that they dislike being dislodged. Why should they quit their dwell-ing-place and go out into the void? Sometimes, at the beginni ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Leviticus
      A sweet savor unto the Lord - Leviticus 1:9,13,17 How sweet the offering up of the Son was to the Father! "Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor" (Eph v.2) The burnt-offer ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Luke
      Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it unto me according to thy Word - Luke 1:38 The angel's message meant, for this young, pure-hearted girl, a great deal of misunderstanding and reproach. It was inevitable that clouds would gather around her characte ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Mark
      He was with the wild beasts, and the angels ministered unto him - Mark 1:13 In what different circumstances is the last Adam to the first! He began in a garden which the Lord God had planted; but his great Antitype in a wilderness, the thorns of which ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Matthew
      …for he shall save his people from their sins - Matthew 1:21 This is the mission of Immanuel. He came, not as the Jews expected, to break the yoke of Caesar and reestablish the kingdom of David; but to break the yoke of sin, and set up the sinless ki ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Nehemiah
      I was the king's cupbearer. Nehemiah 1:11 THE post was an important one. It gave its occupant the opportunity of coming into close contact with the king; it implied a character of unusual trustworthiness, since Oriental despots were very afraid of pois ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Numbers
      They declared their pedigrees - Numbers 1:18 It was not enough to be a true-born Israelite, a man must be able to show his descent. The genealogical tables were kept with the greatest care; and there was a holy pride in being able to vindicate the clai ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Philemon
      My very heart - Philemon 1:12 This fragment of ancient letter-writing gives us a model of the way in which our commonest or most prosaic dealings, and our letters, even on business matters, may breathe Christ's spirit. It also illustrates the relation ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Philippians
      For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake - Philippians 1:29 The child of God is often called to suffer, because nothing will convince on-lookers of the reality and power of true relig ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Psalms
      …his leaf also shall not wither - Psalm 1:3 "If a man abide not in Me," said our Lord, "he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered." The same thought is here. Thrust down your rootlets to the oozy river bed, and there is no doubt about your con ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Psalms Part 2
      I will wash mine hands in innocency - Psalm 26:6 The Psalmist realized that he could not avail himself of all that was typified by the altar, unless, so far as he knew himself, he had washed his hands in innocency. But he also knew that the washing, to ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Revelation
      I am the first and the last - Revelation 1:11 It is true, O Son of God. Thou art! The First in order of Being, and last in the full completeness of Thy glory. First in respect of Time, for Thou art the everlasting Father - Father and Creator of the ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Romans
      Therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith - Romans 1:17 It is important to understand this verse, because it is the key to the Epistle. In the deepest sense, righteousness stands for two things--first, our standing before God; an ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Ruth
      Call me not Naomi, call me Mara - Ruth 1:20 So she spoke, as many have spoken since, not knowing that God's ways are ways of pleasantness and all His paths peace, when they are not isolated from the plan of our life, but considered as parts of the whol ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Titus
      According to the faith of God's elect, and the knowledge of the truth - Titus 1:1 These seem to have been the two guiding stars of the apostle's life - faith and knowledge. Some are afraid of the conjunction. The men of faith are afraid of science, and ... read more

Our days on the earth are as a shadow, and
      Our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no abiding. 1 Chron, xxix. 15. (R.V.). ALL life has been compared to the shadow of a smoke‑wreath; a gesture in the invisible air; a hier‑oglyph traced for an instant on the sand, ... read more

Our Holidays
      WE need to have a pause in the rush of our life, whether by the seaside, on the moor, or in the green nook of the country. As nature needs the repose of winter after the exhaustion of her autumn produce to recuperate herself for the coming spring, so do w ... read more

Our Riches in Christ Jesus
      Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him (Ephes ... read more

Our Walk
      Our walk is a synonym for our life. Life is a walk from the cradle to the grave. Our steps emerge from the jewelled gates of birth, traverse rock and sand, enamelled meadow and difficult mountain steeps, and ultimately pass within the portal of death, whi ... read more

      Matthew 2:16-23 The death of those little children was very pathetic. From the first it seemed as though our Lord’s advent would bring not peace, but the sword. Their mothers have long since been comforted, but it was a bitter experience. The litt ... read more

      The word "communion," which the minister invokes upon the people as they leave, means fellowship, common action; and the minister stands before the people in the communion of the Holy Ghost, and the Holy Ghost demonstrates the word he feebly speaks. O, ... read more

      "And Abraham stood yet before the Lord; and Abraham drew near." -- Genesis 18:22-23. As the day wore on, Abraham's mysterious guests went off across the hills towards Sodom; and Abraham went with them to bring them on their way. But all three did not r ... read more

      MAN longs for Power. The young man will give all he has for love; the older man counts no sacrifice too great for power. He who wields power is the idol of his fellows, even though, like the first Napoleon, he has won it at the cost of the suffering of my ... read more

      Prepare. 2 Chron. xxxv. 4, 6, 10, 14, 15, 16. NO great court function can be carried through successfully, without careful preparation. And Josiah's passover was so vast and rare a success because of the large amount of previous preparation, as i ... read more

Princes of the Sanctuary.
      Princes of the Sanctuary. 1 Chron. xxiv. 5 (R.V.). IT is not enough for us to be in the sanctuary, we must be princes there. There must be the regal mien, which is a meek humility; the real largesse, which is peace and blessing; and the regal migh ... read more

      Matthew 5:27-37 The legislation of the old time insisted that no member of the commonwealth should commit adultery, and enforced terrible penalties. See Deuteronomy 22:22-24. But the Divine Man, who reads the human heart with perfect accuracy, goes behin ... read more

Rain at Last!
      We can, to a very inadequate degree, realize the horrors of an Eastern drought. And it would have been difficult in the parched land on which Elijah gazed from Carmel, to have recognized that garden of the Lord of which Moses said: "The LORD thy God bring ... read more

      "Four kings with five." -- Genesis 14:9. The strife recorded in Genesis 14 was no mere border foray. It was an expedition for chastisement and conquest. Chedorlaomer was the Attila, the Napoleon of his age. His capital city, Susa, lay across the desert ... read more

Remember me, O my God!
      Remember me, O my God! Neh. xiii. 14, 22, 31. THRICE in this chapter this humble man asks to be remembered. We cannot think that he expected to purchase God's favour because of his sacrifices and endeavours. Of this he was already assured. But be ... read more

Remember the Lord.
      Remember the Lord. Neh. iv. 14. IT was uncommonly good advice. Amid all the wise precautions taken by this man of sanctified common‑sense, he kept bringing the people back to God. God was amongst them. God would fight for them. God was going ... read more

Rest in God's Will
      "...that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God" (Rom. 12:2). But how may we know God's will? That is not always easy. Yet the difficulty is not in Him. He does not wish us to grope painfully in the dark. Nay, ... read more

      Life is not all climbing, fighting, toiling. There are sweet vales nestling among the gaunt hills, which invite us to come apart and rest awhile. In the darkest day there are some chinks of blue. On the steepest hills there are some level places. No life ... read more

      Matthew 8:1-10 The Lord can touch thy heart, leprous with impurity, and make its stain depart, so that, as in the case of Naaman, its foulness shall become like “unto the flesh of a little child.” See 2 Kings 5:14. The psalmist cried, “ ... read more

Rising up betimes.
      Rising up betimes. 2 Chron. xxxvi. 15. WHAT a touching and graphic phrase! How did God yearn over that sinful and rebellious city! Sending his messengers, "rising up betimes, and sending " ‑‑ like a man who has had a sleepless night ... read more

      Still, up to the limit of our light God can keep us from known sin. I will say that again: up to the limit of our light--twilight, morning, noon--up to the limit of our light God is able to keep us from all conscious and known sin. But He will not keep us ... read more

      Still, up to the limit of our light God can keep us from known sin. I will say that again: up to the limit of our light--twilight, morning, noon--up to the limit of our light God is able to keep us from all conscious and known sin. But He will not keep us ... read more

Saul and Jonathan were lovely
      Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives. 2 Sam. i. 23. IT was very lovely and pleasant of David to say so. He had no hesitation, of course, in saying this of his beloved Jonathan, every memory of whom was very pleasant, like a ... read more

Savorless Salt
      No wonder that the common people hung on Christ's words. He was a Master of the Art of Illustration, because he sought his emblems, not from remote corners of creation, or its recondite processes, but from the common incidents of ordinary human experience ... read more

Sealed with the king's ring.
      Sealed with the king's ring. Esther viii. 8. IN chap. iii. 10 the king took the ring from his hand, and gave it to Haman. It is evident that he had resumed it from his chief officer's finger before sending him to execution. It was now entrusted ... read more

      Matthew 6:1-8 First we have the general proposition that righteousness, that is, one’s religious duties, should not be done for the sake of display; and that principle is then applied to alms, prayer, and fasting-the three departments into which t ... read more

      Matthew 7:13-23 The world is full of shams. Counterfeit coins circulate; paste jewels are worn. Let us take heed against a counterfeit religion. It betrays itself thus: (1) It does not involve the denial of self. Our Lord compares this to entrance by a ... read more

Seeking the good of his people, and speaking
      Seeking the good of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed. Esther x. 3 (R.V.). THIS epitaph on the life of a simple‑minded, truehearted man, might be yours also. Why should you not from this moment adopt these, twin characterist ... read more

       "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these. Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such l ... read more

      "Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. If thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or, if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left." --Genesis 13:9. In our last, we saw something o ... read more

      (1.) You must be Holy Ghost filled. Peter was filled thrice; once in the second chapter of Acts, and twice in the fourth chapter. He was a Holy Ghost filled man in character, and therefore he could count on the co-operation of the Spirit. (2.) You must b ... read more

Shall any teach God knowledge?
       Shall any teach God knowledge? Job xxi. 22. WE cannot tell God anything He does not know already. The most fervent and full of our prayers simply unfold in word all that has been patent to his loving, pitying eye. This does not make prayer nee ... read more

She came to prove Solomon with hard questions.
      She came to prove Solomon with hard questions. 2 Chron. ix. 1. SHE came to the right place, for Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in wisdom; and all the kings of the earth sought his presence, to hear the wisdom that God had put into his h ... read more

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