So, secondly, I apply these words in another direction. While we walk on the shifting sands Can He? Sin will not overmaster you, nor guilt drive you to despair; for He whose blood first cleansed you will cleanse you still, and the ear into which you breathed your first penitence is listening still for your repentant prayer. Man's systems are the shadows on the hillside. The next thing which a true minister of Christ leaves to be remembered is — his example as a true follower of Jesus Christ. Do you know Jesus Christ as your savior today? Behind all changes in nature we press to unchanging power and law, and feel that these can reside only in an unchanging God. His eye is the same — bright as a flame of fire, and strong enough to view all things, whether great or small. 1. 1. I believe he has the same kind heart as ever; but he has not in his power to show it as he was used to do." Jesus Christ is the one great stainless character of all ages. Sin will not overmaster you, nor guilt drive you to despair; for He whose blood first cleansed you will cleanse you still, and the ear into which you breathed your first penitence is listening still for your repentant prayer. Yesterday the hair of the husband was black as a raven — to-day it is white as wool. "And our old neighbour, who lived next door?" Blessed are they who, in a world of passing phenomena, penetrate to the still centre of rest, and looking over all the vacillations of the things that can be shaken, can turn to the Christ and say, Thou who movest all things art Thyself unmoved; Thou who changest all things, Thyself changest not. He has got other things to occupy his thoughts since you and he were wont to meet." Our text speaks of One who is even now unchanging. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever.(J. "Did he remember me?" "Of His kingdom there shall be no end." He will not be unknown; He will be recognised who quickened, and guided, and sustained us, who was the steadfastness and identity of our passing earthly life. But the time shall never come when it can be said of Jesus, His hand is shortened that it cannot save. Now, believer, apply the simple figure. — Hebrews 13:8. In the world to come there may be further dispensations, each fulfilling a thought, and all illustrating the mighty being, of God. "And yet many hearts thrill with a sacred joy on hearing the words, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever." "Did he remember me?" "Considering the end of their conversion," I shall use these words in two senses. Again the thought of the immutable One bears up out of the confusion of changing things. Let the stableness of His mercy to us work a stableness of our love to Him. dear good man, he is safe in Abraham's bosom. Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever." To promote His cause was the object of their existence. And with the changes to which men are subject is associated mutation, which, like waves flowing over sand, affects the condition and appearance of all things. No, no.(G. There is nothing to warrant the theory that these gifts were temporary, that they were limited to any particular age or crisis, or that they were distinctive of certain aspects only of the Messianic reign. In common things we soon grow wearied of sameness, and the whole earthly system of things is founded on the principle of variety and change. He is faithful. 3. Cutting.It is a beautiful moonlight night. He is the revealer of what the apostle Paul calls present truth — and in His exhibition of that which it is essential for us to know, and essential for us to believe, He changeth not. But if we will only realise that all that sparkling lustre and all that more than mortal tenderness of pity and of love with which Jesus Christ has irradiated and sweetened any past is verily here with us amidst the commonplaces and insignificant duties of the dusty to-day, then we need look back to no purple distance, nor forward to any horizon where sky and earth kiss, but feel that here or nowhere, now or never, is Christ the all-sufficient and unchanging Friend. Yesterday our fathers and our mothers were young, and hale, and strong — to-day they lean towards the earth like half-felled trees, or they lie prostrate as trees wholly cut down. In His will, in His purposes, in His principles, in His affections, He is for ever the same. THE SAME TEACHER. B. But in the midst of all is seen one unchanging Christ. That language can only have reference to a Divine Being, and it can only he with regard to His Divine qualities that Jesus Christ can be said to be immutable. Much in the popular conception of Christianity is in the act of passing. 2. That language can only have reference to a Divine Being, and it can only he with regard to His Divine qualities that Jesus Christ can be said to be immutable. But the time shall never come when it can be said of Jesus, His hand is shortened that it cannot save. They had spoken, bat now they ceased to speak the word of God. W. Beecher.The unchangeableness of God was taught originally as contrasted with the ever changing views entertained when poets, and mythists, and theologists of antiquity were accustomed to weave just such fancies as they pleased, and twine them about an imaginary God, changing to-day the imaginings of yesterday, as one twines every day fresh flowers about some statue. And with the changes to which men are subject is associated mutation, which, like waves flowing over sand, affects the condition and appearance of all things. Yesterday the children were like olive plants round about the table — to-day one is not, another withers in the place that still knows him, and others are transplanted to a foreign soil. And you to whom all your life long He has "stretched out His hands"; you who have still rejected Him, you to whom a Christian life has long seemed only a dream in memory, a possibility left far behind; to you too He is still the same. To-day Jesus Christ is the same as when Paul said, "I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him until that day." "And our old neighbour, who lived next door?" 2. God's decrees may be taught so as to make men feel that they are oppressive; but the thought that the decrees of God run through time and eternity, and that He is true to them, so far from being repulsive, is exceedingly attractive. Sorrow cannot long dim your eyes, for He is the unchanging Comforter. 2. However, One there is who wears our nature, but is not liable to the variations of mortality. If the Lord is still the same, follow Him till you reach Him. For change there means progress, and the more the human embodiments of Christian truth disintegrate, the more distinctly does the solemn unique figure of Christ the same rise before us. Here are changes, grand, stupendous, unimaginable. In this respect how vast is the difference between him and us! But it means more than that. But his mediatorial work did not cease then. Guthrie, D. D.Ah! come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. We may be troubled, but we cannot be daunted; surprised, but not unmanned. "And what of such another?" Youth will wander and explore; but manhood asks a home wherein to dwell. unchanging One, let me change from day to day, until I gain Thine image and reach Thy presence!" Imagine these gross creatures coming into our assemblies, how could they, being all sense and imagination (so to speak), exercise the better powers of their souls without objects operating on fancy and sense? Now, believer, apply the simple figure. Without revelation, without even the fixed data which science affords, men formed ideal images and called them God. It is constancy that is the foundation of hope, and civilisation, and everything that is blessed in the world.(H. We are to imitate these primitive patterns, in the sincerity and purity of their faith; I mean, that the faith which we profess be the sincere doctrine of Christianity, and the pure word of God, free from all mixture of human additions and inventions. It is the condition of the well that reflects her that has changed." Some such change may be suggested in 1 Corinthians 15:24, 28. Cutting. Sorrow cannot long dim your eyes, for He is the unchanging Comforter. 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