Collection: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 9

The Minister’s Stock-Taking

January 1, 1970

The Minister's Stock-Taking   “And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.”— Acts 28:24.         THIS is the only proper way to calculate the results of our ministry. We just want the account-book ruled with two columns. On one side we must put down the long list of the some that believe not; …


No Illusion

January 1, 1970

No Illusion   “And wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision."—Acts 12:9.   FANCY, not fact! a dream! a delusion! That would be the world's estimate of the most blessed Christian experience. “Fanaticism” is the name by which they call it. But call it by whatever name ye …


The Chief of Sinners

January 1, 1970

The Chief of Sinners   “Sinners; of whom I am chief.”—1 Timothy 1:15.    WHO among all the Scriptural writers can compare with Paul in the fullness of his testimony to the grace of God? Upon the doctrines of grace, upon the experience of grace, upon everything that has to do with the exceeding abundant grace of God through …

1 Timothy:1:15

Alpha and Omega

December 27, 1863

Alpha and Omega   “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last."—Revelation 22:13.   EVERY Sunday-school child knows that there is no great mystery hidden in the words “Alpha and Omega.” We have here the names of the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, so that the sense would be, …


The Holy Child, Jesus

December 20, 1863

The Holy Child, Jesus   "That signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child, Jesus.”—Acts 4:30.     THE opposition of the world is often a very great blessing to the Church. If it be met by holy boldness, it is sure to yield a glorious triumph to the servants of God. Sanctified by …


Lessons from Lydia’s Conversion

December 13, 1863

Lessons from Lydia's Conversion   “And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither. And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped shipped God, …


Once a Curse but Now a Blessing

December 6, 1863

Once a Curse but Now a Blessing   "And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel, so will I save you and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong."—Zechariah 8:13        As these words came from …


Paul-His Cloak and His Books

November 29, 1863

Paul—his Cloak and His Books   "The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments."—2 Timothy 4:13        Foolish persons have made remarks upon the trifles of Scripture. They have marvelled why so little a matter as a cloak should be mentioned in an …

2 Timothy:4:13

Direction in Dilemma

November 22, 1863

Direction in Dilemma   "Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord."—Exodus 14:13        God’s great design in all his works is the manifestation of his own glory. Any aim less than this were unworthy of himself. He cannot act for the good of his creatures as an ultimate aim, for that were for God to …


The Lambs and Their Shepherd

November 15, 1863

The Lambs and Their Shepherd   "He shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom."—Isaiah 40:11        The people of God are most fitly compared to sheep. The excellencies of their moral and spiritual character furnish one side of the picture, for like sheep they are gentle in their lives, and are …