Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 21

The Overflowing Cup

January 1, 1970

The Overflowing Cup   “My cup runneth over.” — Psalm xxiii. 5.   THE psalm culminates in this expression. The poet can mount no higher. He has endeavoured to express the blessedness of his condition, in having the Lord for his shepherd, but after all his efforts he is conscious of failure. His sonnet has not reached the height …

Psalms:23:5

The Weaned Child

January 1, 1970

The Weaned Child    “My soul is even as a weaned child.” — Psalm cxxxi. 2.   I WAS once conversing with a very excellent aged minister, and while we were talking about our frames and feelings, he made the following confession : he said, “ When I read that passage in the psalm, ‘My soul is even as …

Psalms:131:2

There Go the Ships

January 1, 1970

There Go the Ships   “There go the ships.” — Psalm civ. 26.   I WAS walking the other day by the side of the sea, looking out upon the English Channel. It so happened that there was a bad wind for the vessels going down the Channel, and they were lying in great numbers between the shore and …

Psalms:104:26

The Hospital of Waiters Visited with the Gospel

January 1, 1970

The Hospital of Waiters Visited with the Gospel   “Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.”— John v. 8.   IT was the Sabbath day! Where would Jesus spend that day, and how? He would not spend it, we are quite sure, in any unhallowed manner, or in any trifling sort. What would he do? …

John:5:8

Faith and Its Attendant Privileges

January 1, 1970

Faith and Its Attendant Privileges    “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them which believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of …

John:1:11-13

Why Men Cannot Believe in Christ

January 1, 1970

Why Men Cannot Believe in Christ   “How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?” — John v. 44.   OUR Saviour was addressing himself to Pharisees, who would not receive him, and who, no doubt, pleaded that they could not believe on him. They had just …

John:5:44

Faith, and the Witness Upon Which It is Founded

January 1, 1970

Faith, and the Witness Upon Which It is Founded   “If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath witnessed of his son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made …

1 John:5:9,10

A Holy and Homely Resolve

January 1, 1970

Psalms:101:2

The Turning of Job’s Captivity

January 1, 1970

THE TURNING OF JOB’S CAPTIVITY.   “The Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.”— Job xlii. 10.   SINCE God is immutable he acts always upon the same principles, and hence his course of action in the olden times to a man of …

Job:42:10

The Blessings of Following On

January 1, 1970

The Blessings of Following On   “Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.”— Hosea vi. 3.   I MUST first remove the mouldy piece from the text, and …

Hosea:6:3