Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 13

A Triumphal Entrance

Dec 12 ON Monday evening we expounded this Psalm. We then enlarged upon the glorious ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, and his triumphal entrance within the pearly gates of the New Jerusalem, to which we believe this verse is to be referred. Having on that occasion endeavoured to set forth the literal and proper meaning of the words, amplifying at some length thereon, we trust we may be permitted to use...

Psalm 24:9

Good Cheer for the New Year

Jan 6 THE Israelites had sojourned for a while in Egypt, a land which only produces food for its inhabitants by the laborious process of irrigating its fields. They had mingled with the sons of Ham as they watched with anxious eyes the swelling of the river Nile; and they had shared in the incessant labours by which the waters were preserved in reservoirs, and afterwards eked out by slow degrees to...

Deuteronomy 11:12

Cheering Words and Solemn Warnings

Jan 12 THERE are two classes mentioned here, the righteous and the wicked; and into these two orders the Book of God is accustomed to divide the whole population of the globe. It speaks but little of upper and lower classes; it says but little concerning the various ranks into which civil and political institutions have divided the race of man; but from its first page to its last it is taken...

Isaiah 3:10-11

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Jan 20 WE may well feel glad that God’s people, whose lives are recorded in the Old and New Testaments, were men of like passions with ourselves. I have known many a poor sinner pluck up hope as he has observed the sins and struggles of those who were saved by grace, and I have known many of the heirs of heaven find consolation as they have observed how imperfect beings like...

John 14:1

The Heart- A Den of Evil

Jan 27 WE cannot too often insist upon it that religion is a matter of the heart. It is the besetting sin of man to forget that God - is a spirit, and that worship rendered to God must be of a spiritual kind. Idolatry is the full carrying out of this mischievous propensity. Instead of adoring the Great Invisible, and giving him the love of the heart, man sets up a...

Matthew 15:19

Unstaggering Faith

Feb 3 IT was God’s purpose that Abraham should be a surpassingly excellent example of the power of faith. He was to be “the lather of the faithful,” the mirror, pattern, and paragon of faith. He was ordained to be the supreme believer of the patriarchal age, the serene and venerable leader of the noble army of believers in Jehovah, the faithful and true God. In order to produce so eminent a...

Romans 4:19-21

The Dawn of Revival Speedily Answered

Feb 10 PRAYER is useful in a thousand ways. It is spiritually what the old physicians sought after naturally, namely a catholicon – a remedy of universal application. There is no case of need, distress, or dilemma, in which prayer will not be found to be a very present help. In the case before us Daniel had been studying the book of Jeremiah, and had learned that God would accomplish seventy weeks...

Daniel 9:23

Loving Advice for Anxious Seekers

Feb 17 IF you are acquainted with the context, you will at once perceive that this verse has a special reference to persons in trouble. Much-tempted and severely-tried saints are frequently at their wits’ end, and though they may be persuaded that in the end good will come out of all their afflictions, yet for the present they may be so distracted as not to know what to do. How fitly spoken...

James 1:5

God-All in All

Feb 24 WE commenced our special services with a sermon of encouragement, by which we were reminded of the rapid answer which Daniel received to his prayer, and were led to hope that the Lord intended, at the very commencement of our supplications, to send forth a commandment of mercy. Since then, God has done great things for us, whereof we are glad. Few of you, probably, are aware of the numerous...

Job 34:29

Grieve not the Holy Spirit

Mar 3 IT is a very clear proof of the personality of the Holy Spirit that he can be grieved. Now, it would be very difficult to imagine an influence, or a mere spiritual emanation, being grieved. We can only grieve a person, and, inasmuch as the Holy Ghost may be grieved, we see that he is a distinct subsistence in the sacred Trinity. Rob him not of the glory which is...

Ephesians 4:30