Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 12

Open Heart for the Great Saviour

Dec 17      DIVINE truth is one, but it is many-sided: when you have looked at it from one point of view you may reverse your position, and, though the truth at which you look will be the same, you will marvel at its freshness as seen from another aspect. This morning we sought to show you how Jesus Christ received sinners to-night it shall be our endeavour, as the Holy...

John 1:12

Unity in Christ

Jan 7 FOR several years I have thankfully received the text of the first Sabbath in the year from a venerable clergyman of a parish in the suburbs of our city. Spared by a gracious Providence, my good brother has sent me with his Christian salutations these two verses for my subject. I can only hope that as we have enjoyed together for several years a true communion of spirit in the...

John 17:20-21

The Ravens’ Cry

Jan 14 I SHALL open this sermon with a quotation. I must give you in Caryl’s own words his note upon ravens. “Naturalists tell us. that when the raven hath fed his young in the nest till they are well fledged and able to fly abroad, then he thrusts them out of the nest, and will not let them abide there, but puts them to get their own living. Now when these...

Psalm 147:9

Frost and Thaw

Jan 14 MOST of us were astonished when looking out of our window the other morning we saw the whole earth adorned with a white mantle. In a few short hours the earth had been covered to a considerable depth with snow. We were not much less astonished when looking forth again we saw the fields as green as ever, the trees all unsilvered, and the ploughed fields as bare as if...

Psalm 147:16-18

The Reward of the Righteous

Jan 21 IT is exceedingly beneficial to our souls to mount above this present evil world to something nobler and better. The cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches are apt to choke everything good within us, and we grow fretful, desponding, perhaps proud, carnal. It is well for us to cut down these thorns and briars, for heavenly seed sown among them is not likely to yield a harvest,...

Matthew 25:31-36

Secret Sins Driven Out by Stinging Hornets

Jan 28 LET us spiritualize the story of the conquest of Canaan by the children of Israel. Canaan was given to Abraham and to his seed by a covenant of salt. Our body, soul, and spirit are given to Christ Jesus to be his portion and his heritage, and the newborn principle within us which represents the seed of Israel is to conquer the whole of our manhood for Christ; that he...

Deuteronomy 7:20

The Mighty Arm

Feb 4 WE are about, during the coming week, humbly but earnestly to beseech of God for days of refreshing and seasons of revival. It is well for us at the outset distinctly to remind ourselves of the source whence all the strength must come. No genuine revival can ever arise from the flesh. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh.” Human excitement at the utmost, and carnal zeal at...

Psalm 89:13

Spring in the Heart

Feb 11 THERE is something very delightful in the spring-time of nature, and though other seasons excel in fulness, yet spring must always bear the palm for freshness and for beauty. We are accustomed to thank God when the harvest hours draw round, and the golden grain invites the sickle, but we ought equally to thank God for the rougher and stormier days of spring, because all these are preparing the harvest....

Psalm 65:10

Man's Thoughts and God's Thoughts

Feb 18 THE text speaks of thoughts; it mentions the thoughts of man and the thoughts of God. The power of thought is one point in which man is made in the image of God. Other animated creatures which are put in subjection to the thinking, intelligent creature man, have no fellowship with God in thought; into his world of pure spirit they cannot enter. To the majestic lion or to the...

Isaiah 55:8-9

Praise Thy God, O Zion

Feb 25 THE Saviour was “a man of sorrows,” but every thoughtful mind has discovered the fact that down deep in his innermost soul he must have carried an inexhaustible treasury of refined and heavenly joy. I suppose that of all the human race there was never a man who had a deeper, purer, or more abiding peace than our Lord Jesus Christ. "He was anointed with the oil of gladness above...

Luke 19:37-40