Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 12

The Garden of the Soul

Jan 01

THE GARDEN OF THE SOUL.   “A place called Gethsemane.”— Matthew 26:36.   THOUGH I have taken only these few words for my text, I shall endeavour to bring the whole narrative before your mind’s eye. It is a part of the teaching of Holy Writ that man is a composite being; his nature being divisible into three parts— …

Matthew:26:36

Turning Back in the Day of Battle

Jan 01

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

Jan 01

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

Faith versus Sight

Jan 01

Faith versus Sight   “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” — 2 Cor. 5:7.   I THINK the apostle is here explaining how it was he could say, that whilst lie was at home in the body, he was absent from the Lord; and through what means he felt that this was not the state in which …

2 Corinthians:5:7

Peter’s Three Calls

Jan 01

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

Jan 01

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

Obedience Better than Sacrifice

Jan 01

Obedience Better than Sacrifice   “Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22.   SAUL had been commanded to slay utterly all the Amalekites and their cattle. Instead of doing so, he preserved the king, and suffered his people to take the best of the oxen and of the …

1 Samuel:15:22

A Message from God to His Church and People

Dec 16

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

Dec 09

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

Dec 02

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