Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 11

The Golden Key of Prayer

Mar 12 SOME of the most learned works in the world smell of the midnight oil; but the most spiritual, and most comforting books and sayings of men usually have a savour about them of prison-damp. I might quote many instances: John Bunyan’s Pilgrim may suffice instead of a hundred others; and this good text of ours, all mouldy and chill with the prison in which Jeremiah lay, hath nevertheless a brightness...

Jeremiah 33:3

A Warning Against Hardness of Heart

Mar 19 THE children of Israel in their coming out of Egypt, and in their forty years’ sojourn in the wilderness, represented the visible Church of the living God; not the secret and elect body of the redeemed, but the professing company of the outward Church. They were very prone to the great sin of unbelief. They believed in God after a fashion while they saw his wonders, but the moment they...

Hebrews 3:13

Present Privilege and Future Favour

Mar 22 THERE is a great satisfaction in having such a text as this, for even if the preacher should not be able to say anything to edification, yet the text itself is rich food for the saints, and may fully satisfy their hunger. Let but a child of God really digest such a royal dainty as this, and he shall be as well fed as was Elijah when, waking up, he...

Deuteronomy 33:27

"The Precious Blood of Christ"

Mar 26 IT is frequently my fear lest I should full into the habit of preaching about the gospel than directly preaching the gospel, and hence I labour to return to the first principle, of our faith, and often take a text upon which it would not be possible to say anything new, but which will compel me to recapitulate in your hearing those things which are vital, essential, and fundamental to...

1 Peter 1:19

Travelling Expenses on the Two Great Roads

Apr 2 As a general rule, wherever we go, whatever we do, we must “pay the fare thereof." Expenditure is connected with every act, work, and operation. The sun does not constantly flood this world, and all its sister spheres, with light and heat, without some kind of consumption within itself; nor doth the earth yield her fruits of harvest except at the cost of the matter of which it is composed....

Jonah 1:3

Satan Considering the Saints

Apr 9 How very uncertain are all terrestrial things! How foolish would that believer be who should lay up his treasure anywhere, except in heaven! Job’s prosperity promised as much stability as anything can do beneath the moon. The man had round about him a large household of, doubtless, devoted and attached servants. He had accumulated wealth of a kind which does not suddenly depreciate in value. He had oxen, and asses,...

Job 1:8

Jesus Appearing to Mary Magdalene

Apr 16 THE doctrine of a risen Saviour is exceedingly precious. The resurrection is the corner-stone of the entire building of Christianity. It is the key-stone of the arch of our salvation. It would take us many a discourse to set forth all the streams of living water which flow from this one sacred source, the resurrection of our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; but to know that he has risen,...

Mark 16:9

The Waterer Watered

Apr 23 THE general principle is, that in living for the good of others, we shall be profited also ourselves. We must not isolate our own interests but feel that we live for others. This teaching is sustained by the analogy of nature, for in nature there is a law that no one thing can be independent of the rest of creation, but there is a mutual action and reaction of all...

Proverbs 11:25

Justification and Glory

Apr 30   WELL said the apostle in another place, “All things are of God;” for here in this passage all works of grace are evidently so. The pronoun “he” is repeated yet again and again, as if to set the Lord always before us. “Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son.” “Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also justified, and whom...

Romans 8:30

A Glorious Church

May 7 WHAT a golden example Christ gives to his disciples! There are few masters who could venture to say, “If you would practise my teaching, imitate my life.” But the life of Jesus is the exact transcript of perfect virtue, and therefore he can point to himself as the paragon of holiness, as well as the teacher of it. The Christian should take nothing short of Christ for his model. Under...

Ephesians 5:25-27