Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 26

Rare Fruit

Jan 01

RARE FRUIT.   “I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace.”— Isaiah lvii. 19.   “THE fruit of the lips”! The lips are neither trees of the orchard nor herbs of the garden. What fruit can they bear? The scattering of Babel came of human speech when languages were multiplied, and the uuited race split up into fragments. …

Isaiah:57:19

I Was Before

Jan 01

I Was Before    “Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious.”— 1 Timothy i. 13.   I AM not going to dwell at this time upon the special items of the text as to what Paul was before his conversion, because none of us have been exactly as he was. We have all gone astray like …

1 Timothy:1:13

The Sheep before the Shearers

Jan 01

The Sheep before the Shearers   “As a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.”— Isaiah liii. 7.   IT is very suggestive of the way in which our Lord Jesus took the sinner’s place that we are here in the context compared to sheep: “All we like sheep have gone astray,” and then …

Isaiah:53:7

Tokens for Good

Jan 01

Tokens for Good    “Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me.”— Psalm Ixxxvi. 17.   I WOULD have you note, beloved friends, at the outset, how this man of God, in the hour of conflict, looks to his divine protector. …

Psalms:86:17

Perfect Sanctification

Jan 01

Perfect Sanctification    “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”— Hebrews x. 10.   DEAR friends, ever since the Lord has quickened us by his grace we have begun to look into ourselves and to search our hearts to see our condition before God. Hence many things …

Hebrews:10:10

The Plain Man’s Pathway to Peace

Jan 01

The Plain Man's Pathway to Peace    “And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They …

Matthew:9:27-30

Questions Which Ought to be Asked

Jan 01

Questions Which Ought to be Asked   "But none saith, Where is God my Maker, who giveth songs in the night; who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?"—Job 35:10-11.   Elihu perceived the great ones of the earth oppressing the needy, and he traced their domineering tyranny …

Job:35:10-11

Loyal to the Core

Jan 01

Loyal to the Core   "And Ittai answered the king, and said, As the Lord liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be."—2 Samuel 15:21.   Although the courage of David appears to have failed him when …

2 Samuel:15:21

Men Bewitched

Jan 01

MEN BE WITCHED.   “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched, you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?”— Galatians iii. 1.   WITH very great enthusiasm the Galatians received the gospel when Paul preached it to them. They seem to have been a very warm-hearted but …

Galatians:3:1

Samuel and the Young man Saul

Jan 01

Samuel and the Young man Saul    “And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a while, that I may show thee the word of God.” — 1 Samuel ix. 27.   THIS was Samuel’s third …

1 Samuel:9:27