Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 19

The Man Greatly Beloved

Jan 4 I ANTICIPATE an objection to my preaching from this text, and using it in reference to any persons in this congregation. “The words were spoken to Daniel, and we are not Daniels,” — that is probably the shape which the objection will take in certain minds, and my reply is, If we are not Daniels, at least we should desire to be, and we should remember that there are possibilities...

Daniel 10:19

For the Troubled

Jan 12 IT is the business of a shepherd not only to look after the happy among the sheep, but to seek ones after the sick of the flock, and to lay himself out right earnestly for their comfort and succour. I feel, therefore, that I do rightly when I this morning make it my special business to speak to such as are in trouble. Those of you who are happy and...

Psalm 88:7

Prayer Certified of Success

Jan 19 To seek aid in time of distress from a supernatural being is an instinct of human nature. We say not that human nature unrenewed ever offers truly spiritual prayer, or ever exercises saving faith in the living God; but still, like a child crying in the dark, with painful longing for help from somewhere or other, it scarce knows where, the soul in deep sorrow almost invariably cries to some...

Luke 11:9-10

Questions of the Day and the Question of the Day

Jan 26 IT was a custom among the Jews before the Paschal Lamb was killed to shut it up for several days for examination. It was at first selected with great care, for it must be “a lamb without blemish, a male of the first year”; and lest at the first choice some blemish should have been overlooked it was continually inspected from day to day. It was meet that the lamb...

Matthew 22:42

Always, and for All Things

Feb 2 THE position of our text in the Epistle is worthy of observation. It follows the precept with regard to sacred song, in which believers are bidden to speak to themselves and one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in their hearts to the Lord. If they cannot be always singing they are always to maintain the spirit of song. If they must of necessity...

Ephesians 5:20

The Monster Dragged to Light

Feb 8 So sang George Herbert, that sweet and saintly poet, and of one of those “ two vast spacious things ” we are about to speak this morning— namely, sin. May the Holy Spirit direct us in thought and speech while into the very centre of our subject we plunge at once, keeping to the words of our text.      I. Our first point to consider this morning shall be that...

Romans 7:13

Divine Love and Its Gifts

Feb 16 THE Thessalonians had been much disturbed by the predictions of divers persons that the day of Christ was at hand. There always have been pretenders to prophetic knowledge, who have fixed dates for the end of the world, and by their fanaticism have driven many into lunatic asylums and disturbed the peace of others; some of this band had worried the saints at Thessalonica. The apostle, after beseeching them not...

2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17

Wonders

Feb 22 IN the case which is particularly mentioned in this chapter, the nation of Israel had very grievously gone astray, and therefore they were visited by a very remarkable chastisement. An unusual plague of locusts devoured all the fruit of the field, and the people were vexed with a sore famine. The day of the Lord was very terrible, and none of them could abide it. The prophet Joel was commissioned...

Joel 2:26

The Man of Sorrows

Mar 1 POSSIBLY a murmur will pass round the congregation, " This is a dreary subject and a mournful theme.” But, O beloved, it is not so, for great as were the woes of our Redeemer, they are all over now, and are to be looked back upon with sacred triumph. However severe the struggle, the victory has been won; the labouring vessel was severely tossed by the waves, but she has...

Isaiah 53:3

Good News for the Lost

Mar 8 THE promises of God are like stars, there is not one of them but has in its turn guided tempest-tossed souls to their desired haven : but as among the stars which stud the midnight sky there are constellations which above all others attract the mariner’s gaze, and are helpful to the steersman, so there are certain passages in Scripture which have not only directed a few wise men to...

Luke 19:10