Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 13

The Relationship of Marriage

Jan 01

The Relationship to Marriage   “Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you.”—Jeremiah 3:14.     These be dainty words—a grateful anodyne for a troubled conscience. Such singular comfort is fitted to cheer up the soul, and put the brightest hue on all her prospects. The person to whom it is addressed hath an …

Jeremiah:3:14

Grace—The One Way of Salvation

Jan 01

Grace—The One Way of Salvation   “But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.” — Acts 15:11.   You who are conversant with Scripture, will recollect that these are the words of the apostle Peter. Paul and Barnabas had been preaching the gospel among the Gentiles with great …

Acts:15:11

Believing to See

Jan 01

Believing to See   “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” — Psalm 27:13.   I HAVE taken the whole verse for my text, but I am not sure that I shall keep to it. The words in it at which I catch are these, “Unless …

Psalms:27:13

The Echo

Jan 01

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 …

Psalms:27:8

A Prayer for the Church Militant

Jan 01

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 …

Psalms:28:9

A Word in Season

Jan 01

A Word in Season   “When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.” — Job 22:29.   ALTHOUGH we cannot take everything that Eliphaz the Temanite happened to say as being of divine authority, the immediate inspiration of the Holy Spirit; yet in this case he evidently …

Job:22:29

The Water of Life

Jan 01

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, …

John:4:15

Seeing Jesus

Jan 01

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 …

Hebrews:2:9

Delay is Dangerous

Jan 01

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 …

Genesis:24:55

A Happy Christian

Jan 01

A Happy Christian   “And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones; and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.”  —Isaiah 58:11.   IT is very important that our preaching should sometimes give descriptions of Christians in an unhealthy and …

Isaiah:58:11