Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 13

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

Sermons from Saintly Death Beds

December 1, 1867

Sermons from Saintly Death Beds   “And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto hid people.” — Genesis 49:33.   JACOB did not yield up the ghost until he had delivered the last sentence of admonition and benediction to …


Saving Knowledge

November 24, 1867

Saving Knowledge   “Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.” — John 4:10.   THE matter will turn, this morning, upon those few words, “If thou knewest …