Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 11

In Whom Art Thou Trusting?

Jan 1 THAT question may not be without importance in matters of ordinary life. We have all to trust our fellows, more or less, and I suppose we have all had to smart in some degree, as the result of it. We may trust the mass of men in trifles without any serious consequences; but when it comes to large sums, when the whole of a man's fortune, for instance, is staked...

Isaiah 36:5

Christians Kept in the Time and Glorified in Eternity

Jan 1 OMITTING all preface, it will be well to observe in what state of mind Jude was when he penned this Doxology, what had been his previous meditations, and when we have done so, we will endeavour to come directly to the text, and observe what mercies he sums up in it, and what praise is due from us to him of whom he thus speaks.       I. Then, UNDER...

Jude 24-25

The Gospel's Power in a Christian's Life

Jan 1 THE word “conversation” does not merely mean our talk and converse one with another, but the whole course of our life and behaviour in the world. The Greek word signifies the actions and the privileges of citizenship, and we are to let our whole citizenship, our actions as citizens of the new Jerusalem, be such as becometh the gospel of Christ. Observe, dear friends, the difference between the exhortations of...

Philippians 1:27

Consider Before You Fight

Jan 1 EVERY sensible man endeavours to adapt his purposes to his strength. He does not begin to build a house which he will not be able to finish, nor commence a war which he cannot hope to fight through. The religion of Christ is the most reasonable one in the world, and Jesus Christ never desires to have any disciples who shall blindly follow him without counting the cost. We always...

Luke 14:31-32

Prevenient Grace

Jan 1 You all know the story of the apostle Paul; he had been a persecutor, and went armed with letters to Damascus, to hail men and women, and drag them to prison. On the road thither he saw a light exceeding bright above the brightness of the sun, and a voice spake out of heaven to him saying, “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?” By this miraculous interposition he was converted:...

Galatians 1:15

True Unity Promoted

Jan 1 You will remember that for several years I have received my morning's text for the first Sabbath in the year from an esteemed brother, a clergyman of the Church of England. This year he very kindly sends me this verse, which I hope will be useful to us all, reminding us of our former faults, and of our present duty in the matter of “endeavouring to keep the unity of...

Ephesians 4:3

Jericho Captured

Jan 1      I SEE many ministering brethren here. I think I shall follow the example of Martin Luther, who observes that he frequently saw in the Church at Wittemberg sundry learned doctors, and there usually sat there Dr. Justus Jonas and others, of whom he said, that they were infinitely greater and more wise than himself. “ But,” said Martin, “ I do not therefore alter my style of preaching:...

Joshua 6:2-3

A Discourse for a Revival Season

Jan 8 THESE words, as they stand in the book of Jeremiah, were probably meant to-set forth the sin of Israel. The prophet's heart is very fall of sadness; he can hear the shrieks and cries of the people in the streets of Jerusalem. They are moaning for sorrow, because of the oppression of the Chaldeans—the nation that dwelt afar off; and in the midst of their bitterness and woe, they remember...

Jeremiah 8:19-20

Knowledge Commended

Jan 15 THE uninspired book of the Maccabees is perhaps the best interpreter of this passage in Daniel. The prophet, we think, refers to the great persecution under Antiochus, when the followers of Judas Maccabaeus, knowing their God and keeping close to him amidst general defection, refused to bow before the idols of Syria; these were strong by God's grace, and did great exploits: wonders of valour we read of in the...

Daniel 11:32-33

Zechariah's Vision of Joshua the High Priest

Jan 22 THE original intention of this vision was to foretell the revival of the Jewish state after its long depression through the Babylonish captivity. Joshua, the high-priest, with his tattered garments, must be looked upon as the type of the Jewish people in their deep distress. He was ministering before the Lord in worn and filthy garments, to show at once the sin of Israel and the poverty into which they...

Zechariah 3:1-5