Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 7

Adoption

Jan 01

Adoption   “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,”— Ephesians 1:5.   IT is at once a doctrine of Scripture and of common sense, that whatever God does in time he predestined to do in eternity. Some men find fault with divine predestination, and challenge the …

Ephesians:1:5

Plenteous Redemption

Jan 01

Plenteous Redemption   “With him is plenteous redemption.”— Psalm 130:7.   REDEMPTION is a word which has gladdened many ears, when there was no heavenly sound in its blessed chime. Apart from any theological use of it, the word is a very sweet one, and has been melodious to many hearts. In those days when piracy was carried on …

Psalms:130:7

The Royal Death Bed

Dec 22

The Royal Death Bed   “Shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?"— Amos 3:6   WE have nothing to do this morning with the question of moral evil, and indeed with the awful mystery of the origin of moral evil, we have nothing to do at any time. There may have been …

Amos:3:6

Too Good to be True! A Paradox

Dec 15

Too Good to be True! A Paradox   "They yet believed not for joy.”— Luke 24:41   THIS is a very strange sentence, but the Christian is a singularly complex being. He is a compound of the fallen and of the perfect. He detects in himself continually an alternation between the almost diabolical and the divine. Man himself is …

Luke:24:41

The True Apostolical Succession

Dec 15

The True Apostolical Succession   “Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.” —Psalm 45:16        THE overwhelming national calamity announced to the citizens of London at midnight, by the solemn tolling of the great bell of St. Paul's, was unknown to most of us until we entered this …

Psalms:45:16

The Weeding of the Garden

Dec 08

The Weeding of the Garden   “But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.” — Matthew 15:13.   JESUS CHRIST had spoken certain truths which were highly objectionable to the Pharisees. Some of his loving disciples were in great fright, and they came to him and said, “Knowest thou …

Matthew:15:13

The Peacemaker

Dec 08

The Peacemaker    “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” — Matthew 5:9.                      THIS is the seventh of the beatitudes. There is a mystery always connected with the number seven. It was the number of perfection among the Hebrews, and it Seemeth as if the Saviour had put the peacemaker there, as …

Matthew:5:9

It is Finished!

Dec 01

It is Finished!    “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” — John 19:30.   MY brethren, I would have you attentively observe the singular clearness, power, and quickness of the Saviour's mind in the last agonies of death. When pains and groans attend …

John:19:30

Abram and the Ravenous Birds

Nov 24

Abram and the Ravenous Birds    “But when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.” — Genesis 25:11.   WE might use this text, if we chose, as a picture of the ease with which Faith repels all attacks that are made upon Christ, the great sacrifice of the new covenant. Ainsworth tells us that …

Genesis:15:11

The Roaring Lion

Nov 17

The Roaring Lion   “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” — 1 Peter 5:8-9.   SATAN, who is called by various names in the …

1 Peter:5:8-9