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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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The king of terrors.
      The king of terrors. Job xviii. 14. S0 the ancients spoke of death. They were constantly pursued by the dread of the unknown. Every unpeopled or distant spot was the haunt and dwellingplace of evil and dreadful objects. But the grave, and the worl ... read more

The land of darkness and the shadow of death.
      The land of darkness and the shadow of death. Job x. 21. THIS represented the highest thinking of that age about the future. There were gleams now and again of something more; but they were fitful and uncertain, soon overtaken by dark and sad fore ... read more

      Matthew 4:12-17 Our Lord’s earliest ministry seems to have been centered in Jerusalem and its contiguous villages. See John 2:1-25; John 3:1-36. But on the news of the Baptist’s imprisonment, He took up His testimony to the hearers of the h ... read more

      Matthew 1:1-17 The enumeration of our Lord’s ancestors, with its threefold division into fourteen generations and evident gaps, was probably so arranged to aid the memory. Notice that, in unison with the general purpose of the writer, the line is ... read more

The Lord do that which seemeth Him good
      The Lord do that which seemeth Him good. 2 Sam. x. 12. ISRAEL was arrayed against overwhelming odds. To human sight it must have appeared very improbable that Joab would be able to hold his own. However, he made the best arrangements he could; exh ... read more

The Lord God, even my God, . . will not fail
      The Lord God, even my God, . . will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 1 Chron, xxviii. 20. IT is very comforting to take these words to our hearts; especially when we connect them with the foregoing ones about the pattern, and apply the whole pa ... read more

The Lord had made them joyful, and turned
      The Lord had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the King unto them. Ezra vi. 22. YES, the hearts of men are in the hands of God, and He can turn them whither He will. There are many instances of this in Scripture. God gave Joseph favour ... read more

The Lord is able to give thee
      The Lord is able to give thee much more than this. 2 Chron. xxv. 9. AMAZIAH had many good qualities, but he did not clearly see how impossible it was for Israel to be allied with Judah without invalidating the special Divine protection and care ... read more

The Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus.
      The Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus. Ezra i. 1. THERE were many rays focussed on this spot. In the first place, it bad been definitely foretold by Jeremiah that the captivity would only last for seventy years. In the next place, Daniel, having ... read more

The Lord will not forsake his people
      The Lord will not forsake his people for his great Name's sake. 1 Sam. xii. 22. THE certainty of our salvation rests on the character of God. Moses, years before, had pleaded that God could not afford to destroy or forsake Israel, lest the Egy ... read more

The men of Judah came, and there
      The men of Judah came, and there they annoited David king. 2 Sam. ii. 4. THUS was David anointed a second time. Hitherto he had been the leader of a troop; now he became king of his own tribe: and his kingdom clustered around the ancient city o ... read more

The men of Judah clave unto their King.
      The men of Judah clave unto their King. 2 Sam. xx. 2. WE are reminded of the exhortation of the good Barnabas, that with purpose of heart the converts of Antioch should cleave unto the Lord. This is the test of a true faith. We often come to the d ... read more

The money that cometh into any man's heart to
      The money that cometh into any man's heart to bring into the house of the Lord. 2 Kings xii. 4. THE margin suggests that the thought of giving for God's house would ascend in a man's heart, till it became the royal and predominant thought, s ... read more

The month which he had devised
      The month which he had devised of his own heart. 1 Kings xii. 33. JEROBOAM acted on expediency. It did seem reasonable to argue that the constant going up to Jerusalem to worship might alienate the people from his throne, and awaken a desire fo ... read more

      If it were not that I believe in the Holy Ghost, I would almost shrink from speaking about the profound philosophy wherewith the apostle Paul deals with the self-life; but I believe that God's Spirit will take my broken words and speak to each of you. W ... read more

The Nature of Comfort
      "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort" (2 Cor. 1:3). In God there is the mother-nature as well as the Fatherhood. All love was first in Him, ere it was lit up in human hearts ... read more

      Matthew 5:10-16 We must expect to be persecuted, if we hold up the pure light of a consistent life amid the evils of the world. Men hate the light which exposes their misdeeds. They will tolerate you only so long as you leave them alone. But the universa ... read more

The Old Courage Again
      In order to understand the striking episode before us, we must think ourselves out of this dispensation, the main characteristic of which is gentle mercy, and imagine ourselves back in the age that ended at Calvary. It is very important to have a right un ... read more

The people have not separated themselves.
      The people have not separated themselves. Ezra ix. 1. THIS was only too true! There had been, on the part of princes and rulers, gross intermarriage with the people of surrounding lands. The holy seed had become mixed and diluted. And it was the m ... read more

      But there is a fourth work of the Spirit of God. In Joh_15:26-27, it is said: "He, (that is, the Spirit) shall bear witness of Me, and ye shall bear witness." Now the Church is in the world not to argue, not to defend God, not to stand forth as an advo ... read more

The places are holy, whereunto the
      The places are holy, whereunto the Ark of God hath come. 2 Chron. viii. 11. ON this account Solomon said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David, king of Israel. What a fatal admission! She was the daughter of Pharaoh, and therefore it w ... read more

The Plan of Campaign
      When Elijah left Zarephath, his mind was utterly destitute of any fixed plan of action. He knew that he must show himself to Ahab and than rain was not far away, for these were his definite marching orders: "Go, show thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rai ... read more

The Prayer of Intercession
      "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy."–Phil. 1:3,4.The epistles of Paul are full of allusions to his prayers. We might almost call them his prayer book. Let us verify that asse ... read more

The Reciprocal Inheritance
      THROUGHOUT the Old Testament there runs the double thought of our inheritance in God, and God's in us. And, as we shall see, this two-fold aspect of one deep conception interpenetrates the heart of the apostle's teaching in this Epistle (Psalm 16:5-6; Deu ... read more

The same time also did Libnah rebuild
      The same time also did Libnah rebuild from under his hand. 2 Chron. xxi. 10. AS long as the kings of Judah remained true to their allegiance to God they were able to keep in subjection the surrounding nations; but just so soon as they revolted ... read more

The Secret of Christ's Indwelling
      It is meet that the largest church in the greatest Gentile city in the world should be dedicated to the Apostle Paul, for Gentiles are under a great obligation to him as the Apostle of the Gentiles. It is to him that we owe, under the Spirit of God, the u ... read more

The Secret of Guidance
      MANY CHILDREN of GOD are so deeply exercised on the matter of guidance that it may be helpful to give a few suggestions as to knowing the way in which our Father would have us walk, and the work He would have us do. The importance of the subject cannot be ... read more

      Will you take the yoke of God to-day? God's will comes to us (first) by His Spirit, (second)by His Word, and (thirdly) by circumstances. And I think it is in circumstances that we are most tested. It is just there that we have to meet God, and just as in ... read more

The seed of Israel separated themselves.
      The seed of Israel separated themselves. Neh. ix. 2. THIS is the beginning of the true life. Turn to the story of creation, and you learn, first, that God divided the light from the darkness; next, the waters of the clouds from those on the earth; ... read more

      "I will make My covenant between Me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly." -- Genesis 17:2. Three times over in Scripture Abraham is called "the friend of God." In that moment of agony, when tidings came to King Jehoshaphat of the great heathen ... read more

The silver and gold he had dedicated
      The silver and gold he had dedicated of all nations which he subdued. 2 Sam. viii. 11. DAVID might not build the temple, but he was bent on making provision for it. Indeed, Solomon had never been able to do as he did, unless his father had gath ... read more

The sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat,
      The sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. 2 Kings xv. 9, 18, 24, 28. THIS chapter anticipates the final overthrow of the kingdom of the tribes. It describes the corruption and disorganization of the people which made them ... read more

      "I will go!" -- Genesis 24:58. Carry back your mind for thirty-seven centuries. The loft light of an Oriental sunset falls gently on the fertile grazing grounds watered by the broad Euphrates; and as its gloom lights up all the landscapes dotted by flo ... read more

The Source of Elijah's Strength
      This chapter begins with the conjunction "And." It is, therefore, an addition to what has gone before; and it is God's addition. When we have read to the end of the previous chapter -- which tells the melancholy story of the rapid spread and universal pre ... read more

The Spirit and Power of Elijah
      How can those who have traveled in Switzerland forget the early mornings when they have been summoned from sleep to await the dawn? A weird and mysterious hush possesses nature as a crowd is hushed in expectancy of a king's approach. Then a strange light ... read more

The Spirit of God clothed itself with Zechariah
      The Spirit of God clothed itself with Zechariah the son of Jehoiada. 2 Chron. xxiv. 20 (R. V., marg.). AS we put on a cloak or dress, so does the Spirit of God, as it were, hide Himself in those who surrender themselves to Him, so that it is n ... read more

The Spirit of the Lord came upon
      The Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. 1 Sam. xvi. 13. WHAT may not a day bring forth! Here was a shepherd lad, summoned hastily from his sheep, and anointed king. But an even greater blessing came into his life that day, ... read more

      In my second address we saw that the will is our main and chief impediment. We are not what we or think, or wish but what we will In the preceding address we saw that our curse lies in making self the pilot of our life, and that the one aim of Christianit ... read more

The Test of the Homelife
      Many a man might bear himself as a hero and saint in the solitudes of Cherith, or on the heights of Carmel, and yet wretchedly fail in the homelife of Zarephath. It is one thing to commune with God in the solitudes of nature and perform splendid acts of d ... read more

The time when Kings go out to battle. . . . .
      The time when Kings go out to battle. . . . . But David tarried at Jerusalem. 1 Chron. xx. 1. THERE are times and tides in the affairs of men. Favourable moments for doing and daring, for attempting and achieving. Hours when the ship must be la ... read more

The Transfiguration
      Wordsworth and all his followers were students in the school of Jesus Christ. Never breathed a more enthusiastic lover of nature than He. Lilies could not grow at His feet, or birds wing their homeward flight over His head, without attracting His swift at ... read more

The Translation
      We have reached at length one of the most sublime scenes of Old Testament story. We should have been glad to learn the most minute particulars concerning it; but the historian contents himself with the simplest statements. Just one or two broad, strong ou ... read more

      "Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me." -- Genesis 13:9. Abraham and Lot stood together on the heights of Bethel. The Land of Promise spread out before them as a map. On three sides at least there was not much to at ... read more

The Use of Our Senses
      Our senses give warning signals when danger is near. This is perhaps their secondary use, but it is the most vital. The eye, ear, nose, the senses of taste and touch, are the channels through which the most exquisite pleasures are wafted to us--rapturous ... read more

The Weight could not be found out.
      The Weight could not be found out. 2 Chron. iv. 18. THIS was as it should be. There was no attempt to keep an accurate account of what was given to the service of God. Even Solomon's left hand did not know what his right hand did. There is a tend ... read more

      Matthew 2:1-8 The expectation of the advent of a great king was far-spread at the time of the Nativity. It was probably founded, so far as the East was concerned, on the prophecies of Balaam and Daniel. See Numbers 24:17; Daniel 7:13-14. There are eviden ... read more

Then said Saul, I have sinned.
      Then said Saul, I have sinned. 1 Sam. xxvi. 21. THE Apostle makes a great distinction, and rightly, between the sorrow of the world and the sorrow of a godly repentance which needeth not to be repented of. Certainly Saul's confession of sin belon ... read more

Then the house was filled with a Cloud.
      Then the house was filled with a Cloud. 2 Chron. v. 13. THIS was the bright Shekinah cloud, the symbol of the Divine Presence, which had shone for Moses in the bush, and led the march through the desert. It was as though God had found a rest. And ... read more

Then the king arose, and tare his garments,
      Then the king arose, and tare his garments, and lay on the earth. 2 Sam, xiii. 31. THROUGHOUT the incidents of this chapter, the soul of David touched the bottom of the sea of anguish and remorse. The circumstances narrated were in themselves s ... read more

Then thou shalt go out to battle; for God is
      Then thou shalt go out to battle; for God is gone forth before thee. 1 Chron. xiv. 15. WHAT was this "going"? It was not merely a fitful breeze stealing through the leaves; it was not the going of the wind; but of angel squadrons who were pro ... read more

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