Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 11

Consider Before You Fight

Jan 01

Consider Before You Fight   “What king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.”—Luke …

Luke:14:31-32

The Special Call and the Unfailing Result

Jan 01

The Special Call and the Unfailing Result   “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”   — 1 Corinthians 1:9.   As I look round upon this large Church, numbering far above two thousand members, my soul is often cast down within me, yea, I am brought into the …

1 Corinthians:1:9

Two Loving Invitations

Jan 01

Two Loving Invitations   “Come and see.” — John 1:39. “Come and dine.” — -John 21:12.   THE one text is in the beginning, and the other at the end of John’s gospel. There is a mystery here. Here is typified a growth which it were well for us to understand. “Come and see,” is for babes in grace: “Come …

John:1:39

Are You Prepared to Die?

Jan 01

Are You Prepared to Die?   “How wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?”— Jeremiah 12:5.   CANAAN may be considered as a type of two states or conditions in the Christian’s life. It was the land of rest to the children of Israel after a weary pilgrimage in the wilderness. Now it is written that “we who …

Jeremiah:12:5

Jericho Captured

Jan 01

Jericho Captured   “And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.” —Joshua 6:2-3      I SEE many …

Joshua:6:2-3

The Church’s Love to Her Loving Lord

Jan 01

The Church's Love to Her Loving Lord   “Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?” — *Canticles 1:7.        We shall need to lift up our hearts to God and …

Song of Solomon:1:7

The Holy Spirit Compared to the Wind

Jan 01

The Holy Spirit Compared to the Wind   “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the spirit.” — John 3:8.   AT the present moment, I am not able to enter fully into the subject …

John:3:8

The Gospel’s Power in a Christian’s Life

Jan 01

The Gospel's Power in a Christian's Life   “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ.”— Phil. 1:27.   THE word “conversation” does not merely mean our talk and converse one with another, but the whole course of our life and behaviour in the world. The Greek word signifies the actions and the privileges of …

Philippians:1:27

Christians Kept in the Time and Glorified in Eternity

Jan 01

Christians Kept in the Time and Glorified in Eternity   "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”—Jude 24-25.    OMITTING all preface, …

Jude:24-25

In Whom Art Thou Trusting?

Jan 01

In Whom Art Thou Trusting?   “Now on whom dost thou trust?”—Isaiah 36:5.    THAT question may not be without importance in matters of ordinary life. We have all to trust our fellows, more or less, and I suppose we have all had to smart in some degree, as the result of it. We may trust the mass of …

Isaiah:36:5