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INDEX.

ACTIONS, no escape from consequences Closing prophecies, 430, 437
of, 91.

Conscience, an appeal to, 205.
Agnosticism, definition of, 15; God's Cords and bands, 103.
reply to, 18; the issue of, 20.

Cottage, a little, its suggestion, 96.
Amaziah, the false priest, 222; the Crime and sin, definition of, 216.
policy of, 226.

Criticism, divine, 110.
Amos, his calling, 171; his descent,
172.

DARKNESS, fellowships of, 99.
the Book of, 171.

Darwin, as a commentator, 378.
An open door, 127.

Death, not man's worst fate, 244.

Decision, the valley of, 162.
BABYLON, the fall of, 329.

Deprivation, the ministry of, 72.
Bible, great prayers of the, 49; laws Divine accusations, 270.

of, 66; a modern book, 67; no call, the, 423.
trumpet like the, 145; the most

discipline, intention of, 31.
moral book, 176; a great seed-house,

withdrawal, 39.
183; the judgments of the, upon Dreams and visions, the power of life,
whom pronounced, 265; the accusa-

156.
tions of the, 417; unity of the, 423.
“Branch," the promised, 393; a familiar
title, 395.

Eagle, the, what is typified by, 56.
Empty vine, an,

86.
Bruised prayers, value of, 272.

England, influence of, 450.

Ephraim, the punishment of, 44; for-
Calvary, the pivot of the universe, 322.

sakes his idols, 134.
Candle of the Lord, the, 347.

Evangelical word, an, 206.
Chinese proverb, a, 133.
Christian progress, how hindered, 79.
Christianity, a regenerator, 179; not

Faith and creed distinguished, 431.
to be blamed for bad men, 312;

Fasting, meaning of, 400; the Lord
ruined by Christians, 420; cannot

not content with, 402; part of :
fail, 440; its distinctiveness, 445,

process, it
Church, mistaken conception of, 225;

Fasting and feasting, 400.
the true office of the, ib.; glory of

Favours, how soon forgotten, 412.
the, 279; the uppermost institution, Fire, effects of 437.
281.

Foru ality, a caution against, 426.
Church-going, the purpose of, 401. Forsaking God, 30
Circumstances, how misconstrued, 257.

Future, the glorious, 366,

God, methods of, 20; proposes recon-

ciliation, 21; challenges of, 24; con-
troversies of, ib.; his shepherdliness,
40; satire of, 41; a defender of the
poor, 44; judgments of, 73; the
chastenings of, 112; the startling
elections of, 174; scornful hissing
of, 250; the Monarch of the mind,
251; methods of teaching, 237 ;
nations in the hands of, 248; not
appeased with calves and rams, 290;
requirements of, 295; his methods
of education, 367; his relation to
his Church, 389; the eternal love of,
411; patience of, 424; the criticisms

of, 448.
Gospel, the, its persuasiveness, 107.

Jehovah, the laugh of, 92; his con-

troversy, 313.
Jeroboam, rebellion of, 60.
Jerusalem, the spiritual, 385; the walls

of, 387.
Jews, their method of reading the

Scriptures, 443, 451.
Jocl. Book of, 135; his personal his.
tory, 135; meaning of his

name,
his characteristics, 136; present

need of a, 142; the imagery of, 148.
Jonah, the night of, 255.
Judgment, picture of a terrible, 449.

ib.;

Life, practical sophism of, 211.
Locusts, God's instruments, 140, 141;

their voracity, etc., 219.
Lycurgus, his discipline, 148.

HABAKKUR, traditions concerning, 330;

the burden of, ib.; understood the
times, 333; the Lord's discourse to,

341.
Haggai, birthplace of, 358; style of

his discourses, ib.; messages of, 365.
“Handfuls of Purpose” (Zech.), 383.
Hated, meaning of the word, 413.
Healing and binding, 48.
History, divine superintendence in,

252; the uses of, 323.
Holy land, the, meaning of, 391.
Holy Spirit, mission of the, 102.
Horse, the, an emblem, 131.
Hosea, his sorrows, 8, his marriage, 9.

Book of, some changes in Revised
Version, 2; a wonderful book, 8;

Jesus Christ in, 46.
Human conversion, possibility of, 379.
Humility, safety in, 213.
Hypocritical eagerness, 288

Malachi, date of, 408; complaints of,

ib.; burden of, ib.; his last words,

441.
Man, working, his independence, 101;

his limitations, 121; who is the

upright, 273.
Mechanical piety, uselessness of, 77.
Men, the lies of, II.
Micah, his predictions, 261; his scath-

ing criticism, 266; the style of, 303.
Minister, what is required of the true,

447.
Ministers, not self-made, 228.
Ministry, many kinds of, 137, the true,

222.

Minority and majority, mystery of, 168.
Moral degradation, 189.

discipline, 198.
Morality, a standard of, 305.
Morning cloud and early dew, 119.
Moses, the law of, 442.
Mysteries, the explanation of, 27.

Idolatry, a failure, 61.
Interrogative parables, 215.

Jesus Christ, his view of human

nature, 202; the greatest prophet,
280; last words of, 372; the living
stone, 395.

Nahum, his obscurity, 314; his talk
Night and day in Zion, 144.
Nineveh, the burden of, 314.

about God, 315; strong in contrasts,
319.

the Book of, 314.
Nature, has no answer to prayer, 275;

the God of, 317.

OBADIAH, date of, 247 ; vision of, 248.
Offerings, declined by God, 277.
Old Testament, the gospel in the, 150 ;

closing the, 443.
Omnipotence and omniscience, 239.
On the look out, 339.
Optimism, what it sees, 307.
Overthrown altar, an, 94.

Pericles, a prayer of, 157.
Perplexity, meaning of, 310.
Pessimism, what is, 306, 310.
Picture, a terrible, 97, 449.
Pictures, a gallery of, 444.
Power, the dangers of, 325.
Prayer, divinely answered, 48; a

necessity, 432; what is, and what is

not, 433.
Prayers, 1, 7, 30, 39, 47, 70, 75, 85, 93,

118, 153, 161, 189, 198, 207, 230,
254, 269, 278, 287, 338, 366, 385, 400,

416, 430, 444
Preachers' perfectness, where found,

447.
Priest, who is the, 418.
Priests, the place of, 33.
Promised blessings, 154.
Prophecy, a mocking, 96.
Prophet of judgment, 135.
Prophetic idyl a, 358.
Prophets and priests, 416.

their fury against evil, 354.
Proud man, his short day, 428.
Providence, processes of, 396.
Pulpit, needs to be revolutionised, 83.

Satan, his nearness to the good man,

394.
Science, its relation to religion, 115.
Seneca, a witness for God, 157.
Senior and junior partners, their re-

sponsibilities, 191.
Sensationalism, opposed by the Church,

181.
Sin, God's anger against, 62; degra-

dation of, 70; sin and judgment,
261; deliberate, judgment upon,

267.
Sinner, a command to the, 389.
Society challenged, 208; how to be

secure, 403.
Solomon, the folly of, 131.
Sorrow, a ministry of, 8.
Spiritual madness, 75.

worship, a call to, 129.

times and seasons, 375.
Spirituality, not understood by the

carnal, 83.
Stone, the, a tried and precious, 395.

with seven eyes, 395.
Summer fruit,” “A basket of, 230; its

suggestiveness, 232.
Sun of righteousness, what is to be

understood by, 438, 450.
Surgeon, a terrible man, 437.

TABERNACLE, candlesticks of the,

397
Talents, how to be used, 36.
Tarshish, Jonah's journey to, 257.
Testimony, need of religious, 331.
Temple, the complete, 397.
Therefore, a terrible, 421.
Therefores of Amos, 215.
Threatened destruction, 55.
Transgressors, the hard way of, 59.
Trumpet, the uses of the, 42.
Truth, development of, 368.

QUAKERS, decline of the, 80.
Questions, value of, 337.

RELIGION, when irreligious, 64.
Religious intercourse, value of, 426.
Remembrance, God's book of, 427.
Repentance, what is involved in, 50.

VENGEANCE, God has no delight in,

43, 55.
Vine, the Church an empty, 87; Christ,

the living, 395.
Violence, a session of, 211.

Saints, their preciousness to God, 389.
Samaria, the calf of, 61.

YOUNG, a caution to the, 16; an

exhortation to, 84.

WARNING, need of, 147.
Warnings, unheeded, 145.
Watchman, his office not extinct, 55.
Wealth, the perils of, 301.
Wicked, the prayers of the, 185; an

invitation to, 452.
Wickedness, men clever in, 37.
Word, an evangelical, 206.
Words, accusing, 180.
Writing, the function of, 342.
Wrongdoing, artists in, 91,

ZECHARIAH, his parentage, 375; his

prophecies, ib. ; his personal experi-
ences, 381; his weird and pictorial
words, 385; visions of, 397.

Book of, its place in the Old
Testament, 385.
Zephaniah, characteristics of the Book

of, 347; analysis of, 357.

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