Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 12

A Message from God to His Church and People

December 16, 1866

A Message from God to His Church and People   “O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.”— Habakkuk 3:2.   “O LORD, I have heard thy speech!” This is the language of reverent obedience, …


Life Eternal


Life Eternal “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”— John x. 28. SOME will say that this is a mixed congregation, and that such a doctrine as this should not be advanced in the presence of ungodly men and women. This shows …


His Name—the Everlasting Father

December 9, 1866

His Name—the Everlasting Father   “The everlasting Father.” — Isaiah ix. 6   How complex is the person of our Lord Jesus Christ! Almost in the same breath the prophet calls him a “child,” and a “counsellor,” a “son,” and “the everlasting Father.” This is no contradiction, and to us scarcely a paradox, but it is a mighty marvel …


The Root that Beareth Wormwood

December 2, 1866

The Root that Beareth Wormwood   “Lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood.” — Deuteronomy xxix. 18.   THE people of Israel, after all the wonderful things which God had done for them, should have felt themselves bound for ever to their Father’s God. They had received the clearest possible proof that Jehovah …


The Captive Saviour Freeing His People

November 25, 1866

The Captive Saviour Freeing His People   “Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way: that the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.”— John xviii. 8, 9.   THE whole story of our Lord’s passion is …


The Last Enemy Destroyed

November 18, 1866

The Last Enemy Destroyed   “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."— 1 Cor. 15:26.   OUR Saviour stooped to the lowest depths of degradation, he shall be exalted to the topmost heights of glory. “Being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross; wherefore …

1 Corinthians:15:26

The Gospel’s Healing Power

November 11, 1866

The Gospel's Healing Power   “And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.” — Luke 5:17.   LUKE, the …


Praying in the Holy Ghost

November 4, 1866

Praying in the Holy Ghost   “Praying in the Holy Ghost.”— Jude, verse 20.   THESE words occur in a passage where the apostle is indicating the contrast between the ungodly and the godly. The ungodly are mocking, speaking great swelling words, and walking after their ungodly lusts, while the righteous are building up themselves in their most holy …


The Standard Uplifted in the Face of the Foe

October 28, 1866

The Standard Uplifted in the Face of the Foe   “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.”— Isaiah 59:19.   THE Hebrew seems to be very difficult of interpretation in this place, and there have been as many translations given of it as there are …


Pray for Jesus

October 21, 1866

Pray for Jesus   “Prayer also shall be made for him continually.” — Psalm 72:15.   HAVING on one or two occasions made use of the phrase, “praying for King Jesus,” I have been somewhat surprised to find that it was not understood, and I have been rather astonished at receiving several notes asking for an explanation of what …