Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 48

Go in Peace

Sep 23

Go in Peace   “And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.” — Luke vii. 50.   THERE appear to have been four stages in Christ’s dealing with this woman. I know not what had preceded the narrative as we have it recorded in this chapter; I need not enter into that question …

Luke:7:50

Debtors and Debtors

Sep 13

Debtors and Debtors     “There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.” — Luke vii. 41.   September 13th, 1883   I TRUST that the Lord has “somewhat to say” upon this subject to some who are like Simon the Pharisee; and if he has, I trust that those persons …

Luke:7:41

Peter’s Fall and Restoration

Oct 22

Peter’s Fall and Restoration   “And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.” — Luke xxii. 61, 62.   PETER’S fall, as we noticed in our reading, is four …

Luke:22:61

David Warned and Rewarded

Sep 29

David Warned and Rewarded   Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.” — Psalm xix. 11.   DAVID was constantly singing the praises of God’s Word, although, as I have often reminded you, he had only a small portion of the Scriptures compared with the complete Bible which we possess. …

Psalms:19:11

The Weakened Christ Strengthened.

Jun 05

The Weakened Christ Strengthened.     “And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.” — Luke xxii. 43.   June 5th, 1881   I SUPPOSE that this incident happened immediately after our Lord’s first prayer in the garden of Gethsemane. His pleading became so fervent, so intense, that it forced from him a bloody sweat. He was, evidently, in …

Luke:22:43

Love Plighting Truth

Apr 03

Love Plighting Truth   “Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.” — 1 Samuel xviii. 3. “And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.”— 1 Samuel xx. 17.   MANY books have been written concerning that surly old prophet …

1 Samuel:18:3

Jesus in Gethsemane

Mar 06

Jesus in Gethsemane   “When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which be entered, and his disciples. And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place; for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.” — John xviii. 1, 2.   I REMEMBER to have …

John:18:1, 2

Marvellous Light

Oct 26

Marvellous Light.     “His marvellous light.” — 1 Peter ii. 9.   October 26th, 1879   EVERYTHING about a true Christian is marvellous. He is a marvel to himself, and a marvel to all who are round about him. Mere professors — men-made Christians — people who have made themselves Christians by their own free will apart from the Spirit of …

1 Peter:2:9

The Cloud of Doves

Oct 12

The Cloud of Doves     “Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?” — Isaiah lx. 8.   WE believe that, in the latter days, according to the Word of God, men will flock to Christ, and to his Church, in far greater numbers than they have hitherto done. At present, we …

Isaiah:60:8

Taking Hold of God’s Covenant

Oct 05

Taking Hold of God’s Covenant   “And take hold of my covenant.” — Isaiah lvi. 4. “And taketh hold of my covenant.” — Isaiah lvi. 6.   IT was generally supposed by the Jews that no one, except the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, could be in covenant relationship with God. You remember, however, how Paul says, m writing …

Isaiah:56:4