Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 17

A Visit to the Harvest Field

Feb 04

A Visit to the Harvest Field   "Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waited for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."—James …

James:5:7-8

Sleep Not

Feb 03

Sleep Not   "Let us not sleep, as do others."—1 Thessalonians 5:6        We do not usually sleep towards the things of this world. We rise up early, and sit up late, and eat the bread of carefulness, for Mammon's sake. In this age of competition, most men are wide enough awake for their temporal interests; but, …

1 Thessalonians:5:6

Praises and Vows Accepted in Zion

Feb 03

Praises and Vows Accepted in Zion   "Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed. O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh more."—Psalm 65:1-2        Upon Zion there was erected an altar dedicated to God for the offering of sacrifices. Except when prophets were commanded by …

Psalms:65:1-2

Heaven’s Nurse Children

Jan 30

Heaven's Nurse Children   "I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms."—Hosea 11:3        If you note well the opening part of this chapter, you will find that it consists of a wonderful chain of mercies; every one single line is a rare jewel, and the whole passage is a casket unspeakably precious. The …

Hosea:11:3

Beauty for Ashes

Jan 29

Beauty for Ashes   "To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified."—Isaiah 61:3        When soldiers are …

Isaiah:61:3

North and South

Jan 28

North and South   "I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, keep not back."—Isaiah 43:6        In the fulness of the promised days when the Jews shall be restored from their wanderings, and all the seed of Jacob shall again meet in their own land, God in his mighty providence will speak …

Isaiah:43:6

Now, and Then

Jan 16

Now, and Then   "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face."—1 Corinthians 13:12        In this chapter the apostle Paul has spoken in the highest terms of charity or love. He accounts it to be a grace far more excellent than any of the spiritual gifts of which he had just …

1 Corinthians:13:12

A New Order of Priests and Levites

Jan 15

A New Order of Priests and Levites   "And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the Lord."—Isaiah 66:21        This chapter is surrounded with critical difficulties, and yet it is full of spiritual instruction. The verse before us is by some referred to Gentiles, and supposed to mean that the Lord …

Isaiah:66:21

The Prayer of Jabez

Jan 15

The Prayer of Jabez   "Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed!"—1 Chronicles 4:10        We know very little about Jabez, except that he was more honorable than his brethren, and that he was called Jabez because his mother bare him with sorrow. It will sometimes happen that where there is the most sorrow in the antecedents, …

1 Chronicles:4:10

The Sheep and Their Shepherd

Jan 15

The Sheep and Their Shepherd   "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."—John 10:27        Christians are here compared to sheep. Not a very flattering comparison you may say; but then we do not wish to be flattered, nor would our Lord deem it good to flatter us, While far from …

John:10:27