Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 7

The Royal Death Bed

December 22, 1861

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 …


Too Good to be True! A Paradox

December 15, 1861

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 …


The True Apostolical Succession

December 15, 1861

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 …


The Weeding of the Garden

December 8, 1861

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 …


The Peacemaker

December 8, 1861

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 …


It is Finished!

December 1, 1861

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 …


Abram and the Ravenous Birds

November 24, 1861

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 …


The Roaring Lion

November 17, 1861

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 …

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Bread for the Hungry

November 10, 1861

Bread for the Hungry   “And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man …


Scourge for Slumbering Souls

November 3, 1861

Scourge for Slumbering Souls   "Woe to them that are at ease in Zion.”— Amos 6:1.        IN itself considered it is no ill thing to be at ease; nay it is a great blessing to be at ease in Zion in the healthy sense and meaning of that word. Is it not one of the invitations of …