Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 13

The Echo

January 1, 1970

The Echo   “When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.”—Psalm 27:8.    THIS ready response to a divine call may be looked at in three ways. It may be said of it, first, that it is the natural duty of man to God, such as his responsibility to …


A Prayer for the Church Militant

January 1, 1970

A Prayer for the Church Militant   “Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.” — Psalm 27:9.   LET me direct your attention to the verse before the text, and then let us read the text in connection with it, “The Lord is their strength, and he is the saving …


The Water of Life

January 1, 1970

The Water of Life   “The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water.” — John 4:15.   You will remember that our Saviour had been speaking to the woman of Samaria concerning living water. He had endeavoured to catch her attention by using a metaphor to her work and her position. Water was uppermost in her thoughts, …


Seeing Jesus

January 1, 1970

Seeing Jesus   “We see Jesus.”— Hebrews 2:9.   THE apostle in this place does not claim to have seen the Lord in the flesh, although he boasts in another passage that he has done so, and asserts it as one of the proofs of his apostleship. He is not, indeed, in this text referring to any seeing of …


Delay is Dangerous

January 1, 1970

Delay is Dangerous   “And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.” — Genesis 24:55.   You know the story of which these words form a part. Abraham was anxious to secure a wife for his son Isaac. He sends, therefore, his …



January 1, 1970

Helps   “And God hath set aome in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.” — 1 Corinthians 12:28.   IT appears, according to the apostle Paul, that, according to the diversity of gifts which proceeded from the selfsame Spirit of God, those who gave assistance …

1 Corinthians:12:28

A Song, A Solace, A Sermon, and A Summons

December 29, 1867

A Song, A Solace, A Sermon, and A Summons   “For his mercy endureth for ever.” — Psalm 136   THIS one hundred and thirty-sixth Psalm was constantly sung in the Temple by appointed singers, among whom the names of Heman and Jeduthun are mentioned. These we are told, in the Book of Chronicles, were chosen to give thanks …


The Great Mystery of Godliness

December 22, 1867

The Great Mystery of Godliness   “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” — 1 Timothy 3:16.   THE apostle had just reminded Timothy that the church of the living God …

1 Timothy:3:16

Wanted, A Guestchamber

December 15, 1867

Wanted, A Guestchamber   “The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?” — Mark 14:14.   As far as we know, out of the many thousands who had come to Jerusalem from the utmost ends of the earth to keep the passover, none were left unaccommodated with a guestchamber except our …


The Rose and the Lily

December 8, 1867

The Rose and the Lily   “I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.” — Solomon's Song 2:1.   HERE are sweet flowers blooming serenely amid this wintry weather. In the garden of the soul you may gather fragrant flowerets at all seasons of the year; and although the soul’s garden, like every other, has …

Song of Solomon:2:1