Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 20

Rubbish

Jan 1 REMEMBER that Jerusalem had been totally destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar; and what destruction by the Babylonians meant may be inferred from the vast heaps of the dust of powdered bricks and charred wood which have been discovered upon the sites of cities which were utterly razed to the ground by the fierce soldiery of the terrible king. The ruins are frequently so complete that even tradition has forgotten the name of...

Nehemiah 4:10

Shiloh

Jan 1 THE dying patriarch was speaking of his own son Judah; but while speaking of Judah he had a special eye to our Lord, who sprang from the tribe of Judah. Everything therefore which he says of Judah, the type, he means with regard to our greater Judah, the antitype, our Lord Jesus Christ. You will remember how Jacob gathered his twelve sons around his bed, and, addressing them individually as...

Genesis 49:10

The Sieve

Jan 1 “I WILL command, and I will sift ”— how easily the divine purposes become facts! The Lord has but to command and his will is done. Omnipotence has servants everywhere. If those who serve Jehovah cheerfully shall not suffice to carry out his will, the very devils themselves, and the most rebellious of spirits, shall be chained to the chariot of his divine decree and made to effect his designs....

Matthew 7:21

Life More Abundant

Jan 4 “THE thief cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” False teachers, whatever their professions, seriously injure and emperil the souls of men, and in the end cause their destruction; their selfish ends can only be answered by the ruin of their dupes. The Lord Jesus, the true teacher of men, causes injury to none, and brings death to no man's door. His teaching is full...

John 10:10

A Revival Promise

Jan 11 IN the Christian church at this moment there is a very general desire for a revival of religion. You may go where you may among Christian tian people, and you will find that they are mourning over the present state of things, and saying the one to the other, “When will a greater blessing come? How can we obtain it? When shall we make some impression upon the masses of...

Isaiah 44:3-5

Counting the Cost

Feb 22 THIS passage is peculiar to Luke, and he tells us that at the time when our Lord uttered it great multitudes followed him. It is observable that when our Lord was forsaken by the crowd he was not depressed, and when his ministry became popular he was not elated. He was calm and wise in the midst of the excitement of the thronging multitudes. This passage is sufficient evidence of...

Luke 14:28-30

The Entreaty of the Holy Ghost

Mar 1 How does the Holy Ghost thus speak? He saith this first, in the Scriptures. Every command of Scripture calls for immediate obedience. The law of God is not given to us to be laid by upon the shelf to be obeyed at some future period of life, and the gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is not so intended for the eleventh hour as to be lightly trifled...

Hebrews 3:7

Without Money and Without Price

Mar 8 THE spiritual blessings promised and provided in the gospel comprise all that man can need. They are described in the chapter before us as “water” refreshing and cleansing— the “water of life,” whereof if a man drink he shall never thirst again. They are next described as “wine” the wine of joy, exhilarating, comforting, “making glad the heart of man a wine in which is no woe, but fulness of...

Isaiah 55:1

Redemption and its Claims

Mar 8 THE same words are found in each place, though a different inference is drawn from them. “Ye are bought with a price.” This morning’s text was “Without money and without price,” and to the best of my ability I tried to show how freely the blessings of the gospel are bestowed upon the sons of men. But though they cost us nothing, they cost the Saviour dear. They are without...

1 Corinthians 6:20, 7:23

Saving Faith

Mar 15 I DO not remember that this expression is found anywhere else in the Word of God. It is found in these two places in the Gospel by Luke, but not in any other Gospel. Luke also gives us in two other places a kindred, and almost identical expression, “Thy faith hath made thee whole.” This you will find used in reference to the woman whose issue of blood had been...

Luke 7:50, 8:42