Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 12

Turning Back in the Day of Battle

January 1, 1970

Turning Back in the Day of Battle   “The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.”— Psalm lxxviii. 9.   I DO not think that it has ever been clearly ascertained to what particular historical event Asaph here refers, but I do not find that any of the commentators mention a …

Psalms:78:9

Life Eternal

January 1, 1970

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 …

John:10:28

Peter’s Three Calls

January 1, 1970

Peter’s Three Calls   “And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.” — John i. 37. “And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make …

Matthew:10:1-2

Salvation Altogether by Grace

January 1, 1970

Salvation Altogether by Grace   “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.”— 2 Timothy i. 9.   IF we would influence thoughtful persons it must be by solid arguments. Shallow minds …

2 Timothy:1:9

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, …

Habakkuk:3:2

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 …

Isaiah:9:6

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 …

Deuteronomy:29:18

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 …

John:18:8-9

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 …

Luke:5:17