Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 10

Quiet Musing!

January 1, 1970

Quiet Musing!   “While I was musing the fire burned."— Psalm 39:3.   OUR subject this evening will not stand in need of much preface. The Psalm may teach us that there are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. The company of sinners was a grief to David's soul, and because their …


The Child Samuel’s Prayer

January 1, 1970

The Child Samuel's Prayer   “Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth.”—1 Samuel 3:9.   IN the days of Eli the word of the Lord was precious, and there was no open vision. It was well when the word did come, that one chosen individual had the hearing ear to receive it, and the obedient heart to perform it. Eli …

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An Awful Premonition

January 1, 1970

An Awful Premonition   “Verily I say unto you, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom,”—Matthew 16:28.    I MUST confess that I have frequently read this verse with but a vague sense of its profound impressiveness, and I have passed it over rapidly …


The Sinner’s Friend


The Sinner's Friend   "A friend of publicans and sinners."—Matthew 11:19      Many a true word is spoken in jest, and many a tribute to virtue has been unwittingly paid by the sinister lips of malice. The enemies of our Lord Jesus Christ thought to brand him with infamy, hold him up to derision, and hand his …


The Centurion: Or, an Exhortation to the Virtuous

January 1, 1970

The Centurion: Or, an Exhortation to the Virtuous   “And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this: for he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, …


The Cripple at Lystra

January 1, 1970

The Cripple at Lystra   "The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked."—Acts 14:9-10        I have read in your hearing the story of the preaching of Paul and Barnabas in the …



January 1, 1970

Expiation   "Thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin."—Isaiah 53:10        Both Jews and Gentiles knew pretty well what an offering for sin meant. The Gentiles had been in the habit of offering sacrifices. The Jews, however, had by far the clearer idea of it. And what was meant by a sin-offering? Undoubtedly, it was …


Mary’s Song

December 25, 1864

Mary's Song   “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”—Luke 1:46-47.    MARY was on a visit when she expressed her joy in the language of this noble song. It were well if all our social intercourse were as useful to our hearts as this visit was to …


Good Works in Good Company

December 18, 1864

Good Works in Good Company   “Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves. The mandrakes give …


The Man with the Measuring Line

December 11, 1864

The Man with the Measuring Line   “I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand. Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof. And, behold, the angel …