Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 16

Assured Security in Christ

Jan 2 IN the style of these apostolic words there is a positiveness most refreshing in this age of doubt. In certain circles of society it is rare nowadays to meet with anybody who believes anything. It is the philosophical, the right, the fashionable thing nowadays to doubt everything which is generally received; indeed those who have any creed whatever are by the liberal school set down as old-fashioned dogmatists, persons of...

2 Timothy 1:12

Voices from the Excellent Glory

Jan 8 THAT our Lord was the true Messiah of God was proved by his answering to all those prophecies which described the promised messenger of the covenant. His miracles also proved that God was with him, and from their character they marked him out as the ordained deliverer. To open the blind eyes and unstop deaf ears, were works foretold as denoting the Messiah. His teachings were equally clear proofs of...

Matthew 3:16, 17; 17:5; John 12:28

The Putting Away of Sin

Jan 15 WHEN the old dispensation was becoming worn out, and like a vesture ready to be laid aside, when the end of the typical twilight had come, then Jesus Christ came forth from the Father and brought the dawning with him. When the often appearing of the Aaronic priests had not availed for the putting away of sin, he came whose once appearing perfected the work. As it was said to...

Hebrews 9:26

A Personal Application

Jan 16 IN those good old times, when preachers did not grow weary, though they discoursed for three hours at a stretch, and when congregations were not given to slumber, even under such long discourses, the preacher had ample time not only to dilate upon the doctrine of his text, but to expatiate also upon what was then called “the improvement of the subject,” namely, the practical and experimental application of the...

Hebrews 9:26

The Glorious Hereafter and Ourselves

Jan 22 IT is a very comforting thing to be able to see the work of God in our own hearts. We can clearly enough perceive the effects of the fall, the workings of our inward corruption are always sufficiently perceptible. We have not to search long for the foul handiwork of Satan within us, for his temptations vex us day by day, and too often wound us to our hurt. The...

2 Corinthians 5:5

Method and Music, or The Art of Holy and Happy Living

Jan 30 IT is always an advantage to have the laws of a kingdom as concise as possible. No one will ever be able to tell how much of litigation and consequent calamity has been caused in this country by the confused condition of our laws. When Napoleon issued his celebrated “Code Napoleon,” which is an admirable summary of French law, he conferred upon the empire one of the greatest boons, and...

Colossians 3:17

Work in Us and Work by Us

Feb 6 THE apostle Paul could very truthfully assert that he laboured and agonised. When the Holy Spirit had anointed the apostles, they all became ardent enthusiasts for the spread of the Redeemer’s kingdom. Having the whole world committed to them that they might enlighten it, they laboured most ardently each one in his sphere to spread abroad the truth of the gospel; but the apostle of the Gentiles laboured more abundantly...

Colossians 1:29

Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin

Feb 13 THE first sentence has reference to a net, in which birds or beasts are taken. The ungodly man first of all finds sin to be a bait, and, charmed by its apparent pleasantness he indulges in it, and then he becomes entangled in its meshes so that he cannot escape. That which first attracted the sinner, afterwards detains him. Evil habits are soon formed, the soul readily becomes accustomed to...

Proverbs 5:22

Precious, Honorable, Beloved

Feb 20 THE first reference of this text is evidently to Israel. That nation was precious in God’s sight. He had been pleased sovereignly to make an election of the seed of Abraham, that they should be his portion, and he should be their portion evermore. They were precious in his sight because of the covenant which he had made with their great forefather, saying, “In blessing I will bless thee, and...

Isaiah 43:4

The Two Builders and Their Houses

Feb 27 THESE were the closing words of our Saviour’s most famous sermon upon the mount. Some preachers concentrate all their powers upon an effort to conclude with a fine thing called a peroration; which, being interpreted, means a blaze of rhetorical fireworks, in the glory of which the speaker subsides. They certainly have not the example of Christ in this discourse to warrant them in the practice. Here is the Saviour’s...

Matthew 7:24-27