Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 10

Forward! Forward! Forward!

Oct 18      Spiritual men, in their distresses, turn at once to prayer, even as the stag when hunted takes to flight. Prayer is a never-failing resort; it is sure to bring a blessing with it. Even apart from the answer of our supplications, the very exercise of prayer is healthy to the man engaged in it. Far be it from me ever to say a word in disparagement of the holy,...

Exodus 14:15

The Ship on Fire - A Voice of Warning

Nov 8      Here is the alarm of mercy declaring the sinner's duty—"Escape for thy life." Here is the work of grace, and the gratitude of the sinner after he is saved. "Thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life."      The other day, there sailed down the Thames as stout a vessel as had ever ploughed the deep. The good ship "Amazon,"...

Genesis 19:17&19

Suffering and Reigning with Jesus

Jan 3       MY venerable friend who has hitherto sent me a text for the new year, still ministers to his parish the Word of life, and has not forgotten to furnish the passage for our meditation to-day. Having preached from one of a very similar character a short time ago, I have felt somewhat embarrassed in preparation; but I will take courage, and say with the apostle, "To write the...

2 Timothy 2:12

A Desperate Case - How to Meet it

Jan 11      The narrative, of which our text forms a part, describes a scene which took place immediately after the transfiguration of our Lord. Not to divorce it therefore from its connection, let us glance at the antecedents of the case, that nothing may be lost by negligence, or that peradventure we may gain something by meditation.      How great the difference between Moses and Christ! When Moses had...

Matthew 17:19-21

Faith and Life

Jan 24      The two most important things in our holy religion are faith and life. He who shall rightly understand these two words is not far from being a master in experimental theology. Faith and life! these are vital points to a Christian. They possess so intimate a connection with each other that they are by no means to be severed; God hath so joined them together, let no man...

2 Peter 1:1-4

Do You Know Him?

Jan 31      The object of the apostle's life—that for which he sacrificed everything: country, kindred, honor, comfort, liberty, and life itself, was, that he might know Christ. Observe that this is not Paul's prayer as an unconverted man, that he may know Christ, and so be saved; for it follows upon the previous supplication that he might win Christ and be found in him. This is the desire of one...

Philippians 3:10

Election No Discouragement to Seeking Souls

Feb 7      Because God is the maker, and creator, and sustainer of all things, he has a right to do as he wills with all his works. "Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor?" God's absolute supremacy and unlimited...

Exodus 33:19

Enduring to the End

Feb 14      This particular text was originally addressed to the apostles when they were sent to teach and preach in the name of the Lord Jesus. Perhaps bright visions floated before their minds, of honor and esteem among men. It was no mean dignity to be among the twelve first heralds of salvation to the sons of Adam. Was a check needed to their high hopes? Perhaps so. Lest they...

Matthew 10:22

Nothing but Leaves

Feb 21      Most of the miracles of Moses were grand displays of divine justice. What were the first ten wonders but ten plagues? The same may be said of the prophets, especially of Elijah and Elisha. Was it not significant both of the character and mission of Elias when he called fire from heaven upon the captains of fifties; nor was he upon whom his mantle descended less terrible when...

Mark 11:13

Where to Find Fruit

Feb 28      The text has a double significance. It may indicate the fruit upon which we feed, or the fruit which we are enabled to produce. If it shall mean the first, there is much of comfort in it. The Lord has compared himself, in his condescending mercy, to a green fir tree in the sentence which precedes the text. The fir tree in the East yields a most goodly...

Hosea 14:8