Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 23

Vanities and Verities

Oct 30

VANITIES AND VERITIES.   “We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”— 2 Corinthians iv. 18.   THE apostle Paul was by no means a stoic. He had not conquered all human feeling, and rendered …

2 Corinthians:4:18

The Student’s Prayer

Oct 29

THE STUDENT’S PRAYER.   “Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.”— Psalm cxix. 27.   WHEN we seek any good thing from God, we ought also to consider how we may use it for his glory. It is meet that desires for good things should flow from good motives. …

Psalms:119:27

Nevertheless. Hereafter.

Oct 29

Nevertheless. Hereafter.   “Jesus saith saith unto him, Thou hast said (or said so), nevertheless, I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Bon of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” — Matthew xxvi. 64.   OUR Lord, before his enemies, was silent in his own defence, but he …

Matthew:26:64

The Trees in God’s Court

Oct 29

The Trees in God's Court   “Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; to show that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.”— …

Psalms:92:13-15

Coming – Always Coming

Oct 29

COMING — ALWAYS COMING.   “To whom coming.” — 1 Peter ii. 4.   THE apostle is speaking of the Lord Jesus, of whom he had previously said, “If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious,” and he follows that sentence up with this, “To whom coming as unto a living stone.” Now, I want to …

1 Peter:2:4

Enlivening and Invigorating

Oct 29

Enlivening and Invigorating   “Quicken thou me according to thy word.”— Psalm cxix. 25.   You will frequently find David uttering this petition; it is a favourite prayer of his: “Quicken thou me, O Lord!” And, as David was like the rest of us — indeed, his experience is the mirror of the experience of all believers — you …

Psalms:119:25

The Danger of Unconfessed Sin

Oct 29

The Danger of Unconfessed Sin   “When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.” — Psalm xxxii. 3.   IT is well known that in ordinary cases grief which is kept within the bosom grows more and more intense. It is a very great relief to shed tears; it gives a vent …

Psalms:32:3

A Cheery Word in Troublous Times

Oct 29

A CHEERY WORD IN TROUBLOUS TIMES.   “Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.”— Acts xxvii. 25.   THE presence of a brave man in the hour of danger is a very great comfort to his companions. It is a grand thing to observe Paul so bold, …

Acts:27:25

A Family Sermon

Oct 29

A Family Sermon   “And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark…. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.”— Genesis vii.1 and 7.   GOD in infinite grace had entered into covenant with …

Genesis:7:1

Work for Jesus

Oct 29

Work for Jesus   “Son, go work to-day in my vineyard.”— Matthew xxi. 28.   I AM not going to confine myself to the connection of these words, nor to use them strictly after the manner in which they were first spoken. I may, perhaps, explain the parable very briefly at the close; but I take leave to withdraw …

Matthew:21:28