Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 26

A Woman of a Sorrowful Spirit

January 1, 1970

A Woman of a Sorrowful Spirit    “Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit.” — 1 Samuel i. 15.   THE special cause of Hannah’s sorrow arose from the institution of polygamy, which, although it was tolerated under the old law, is always exhibited to us in practical action as a …

1 Samuel:1:15

Maschil of Ethan

January 1, 1970

MASCHIL OF ETHAN: A MAJESTIC SONG.   “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.”— Psalm lxxxix. 1, 2.   THIS psalm is one of the very choicest …

Psalms:89:1-2

Beloved, and yet Afflicted

January 1, 1970

Beloved, and yet Afflicted   “Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.”— John xi. 3.   THAT disciple whom Jesus loved is not at all backward to record that Jesus loved Lazarus too: there are no jealousies among those who are chosen by the Well-beloved. Jesus loved Mary, and Martha, and Lazarus: it is a happy thing where …

John:11:3

The Golden Lamp and its Goodly Lessons

January 1, 1970

The Golden Lamp and its Goodly Lessons    “And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, and said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of …

Zechariah:4:1-3

Pressing Questions of an Awakened Mind

January 1, 1970

Pressing Questions of an Awakened Mind   “Who art thou, Lord?.... What wilt thou have me to do?” — Acts ix. 5, 6.   PAUL fell to the ground overcome by the brightness of the light which outshone the mid-day sun, and as he lay there he cried, “Who art thou, Lord?” After receiving an answer to his first …

Acts:9:5-6

A Plain Answer to an Important Enquiry

January 1, 1970

A Plain Answer to an Important Enquiry   “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.”— John vi. 29.   NOTICE the connection, or you will miss the meaning of the words; for at first sight it looks as if our Saviour taught us that it …

John:6:29

Expected Proof of Professed Love

January 1, 1970

Expected Proof of Professed Love    “Shew ye the proof of your love.”— 2 Corinthians viii. 24.   IN every believer’s heart there is love to God. He cannot else be a child of God. In every Christian’s soul there is love to Jesus Christ. How could he be a Christian otherwise? As a consequence of this, in every …

2 Corinthians:8:24

The Waterpots at Cana

January 1, 1970

The Waterpots at Cana   “Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.”— John ii. 7.   You know the narrative. Jesus was at a wedding feast, and when the wine ran short, he provided for it right bountifully. I do not think that I should do any good if …

John:2:7

Bad Lodgers, and How to Treat Them

January 1, 1970

Bad Lodgers, and How to Treat Them    “O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?” — Jeremiah iv. 14.   ONE notices in reading such a chapter as this fourth of Jeremiah that the change which God required in the Jewish people was a very …

Jeremiah:4:14

Rare Fruit

January 1, 1970

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