Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 38

The Empty Place: A Christmas Day Sermon


The Empty Place: A Christmas Day Sermon   “And David’s place was empty.” — 1 Samuel xx. 25.   THERE may be much to learn from an empty place. The world thinks much of the places which have been emptied through the home-going of its celebrated men. Those who have served the world are remembered by it; those who …

1 Samuel:20:25

Gratitude for Deliverance from the Grave

January 3, 1892

Gratitude for Deliverance from the Grave   “I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. The Lord hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.” — Psalm cxviii. 17, 18.   How very differently we view things at different times and in differing states of mind! Faith takes a …


“Thou Art Now the Blessed of the Lord”

May 3, 1891

Thou art now the Blessed of the Lord   “Thou art now the blessed of the Lord.”— Genesis xxvi. 29.   THESE words truly describe the position of many whom I address at this time. There are hundreds here upon whom my eye can rest, and to any one of whom I might point with this finger, or rather, …


Is God in the Camp?

April 9, 1891

Is God in the Camp?   “And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore.”— 1 Samuel iv. 7.   ISRAEL was out of gear with God. The people had forgotten the Most High, and had gone aside to …

1 Samuel:4:7

God’s People Melted and Tried

February 19, 1891

God’s People Melted and Tried   “Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people?”— Jeremiah IX. 7.   OBSERVE, here, that God represents himself as greatly concerned to know what to do with his people. Of course, he speaks after the …


“Even Now.”

February 8, 1891

“Even Now.”   “Even now.”— John xi. 22.   I HOPE that there are a great many persons here who are interested in the souls of those around them. We shall certainly never exercise faith concerning those for whose salvation we have no care. I trust, also, that we are diligent in looking after individuals, especially those who are …


The Perseverance of Faith

October 30, 1890

The Perseverance of Faith   “Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.”— Matthew xv. 28.   I HAVE frequently spoken to you concerning the faith of this Canaanitish woman, of the way in which Christ …


Blessing for Blessing

October 26, 1890

Blessing for Blessing   “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” — Ephesians i. …


Members of Christ

October 23, 1890

Members of Christ   “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.” — Ephesians v. 30.   YESTERDAY, when I had the painful task of speaking at the funeral of our dear friend, Mr. William Olney, I took the text which I am going to take again now. I am using it again …


Living, Loving, Lasting Union

October 22, 1890

Living, Loving, Lasting Union   “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.”— Ephesians v. 30.        Before the funeral, at Norwood Cemetery, of the late Mr. William Olney, senior deacon of the church at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, a service was held in the Tabernacle. The building was crowded with sympathizing friends, …