Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 20

Now - A Sermon for Young Men and Young Women

Mar 19 ONE would have, thought that if the glorious Lord condescended to send his servants to speak to men of the way of salvation, all mankind would delight to hear the message. We should naturally conclude that the people would immediately run together in eager crowds to catch every word, and would be obedient at once to the heavenly command. But, alas! it has not been so. Man’s opposition to God...

Ezekiel 12:27

The Christian's Motto

Mar 22 OUR Lord Jesus stood alone as the advocate of right and truth in the days when he dwelt among men. It is true he had a few followers, but they were so slow to learn, and so weak in action, that they rather increased his difficulties than rendered him assistance. He was a solitary champion in the midst of armies of foes. Those foes were powerful, cunning, cruel, and exceedingly...

John 8:29

Marrow and Fatness

Mar 29 DAVID was overwhelmed with the mercy of God: Nathan’s message was too much for him. He felt emotions in his bosom which he could not express. Like a wise man, he went at once, while under the impulse of gratitude, into the place of nearness to God. It was not every one who might go in and sit before the Lord as he did; but he felt he had a...

2 Samuel 7:18-22

Additions to the Church

Apr 5 WE are just coming to the most beautiful season of the year — the spring, when everything around us is shaking off the chill graveclothes of winter, and putting on the beautiful array of a new life. The church of God was in that condition at Pentecost, her winter was past, and the flowers appeared on the earth. She enjoyed the spring breezes, for the breath of the Holy Spirit...

Acts 2:47

The Crown of Thorns

Apr 13 BEFORE we enter the common hall of the soldiers, and gaze upon “the sacred head once wounded,” it will be well to consider who and what he was who was thus cruelly put to shame. Forget not the intrinsic excellence of his person; for he is the brightness of the Father’s glory, and the express image of his person; he is in himself God over all, blessed for ever, the...

Matthew 27:29

The Fullness of Christ the Treasury of the Saints

Apr 19 THESE two texts make up a very beautiful sketch of the plan of salvation. Put before your mind’s eye the sinner, empty of all holiness, and of all hope, despairing, and ready to die. Put also before your mind God full of mercy, willing to come and fill that sinner’s emptiness, to bring all his communicable attributes, and dwell in that sinner, and give him first the mercy which can...

John 1:16

By All Means Save Some

Apr 26 THE apostle speaks very broadly, and talks about saving men. Some of our extremely orthodox brethren would say at once, “You save men? How can man do that? The expression is inaccurate in the extreme. Is not salvation of the Lord from first to last? How can you, Paul, dare to speak of saving some?” Yet Peter had spoken very like this when he said, “Save yourselves from this untoward...

1 Corinthians 9:22

The Lord Chiding His People

May 3 THIS verse has reference only to the children of God. The psalm is for them, they alone can sing it, and this statement is concerning them only, for this reason, that from every true child of God the wrath of the great judge of all the earth is removed. Our sins were laid upon Jesus Christ, and he bore them for us; the penalty due to us on account of...

Psalm 103:9

The Saviour You need

May 10 THE great folly of awakened sinners lies in looking to themselves. When they are convinced that they are lost, when the law condemns them, when they have the sentence of death ringing with its dolorous knell through their consciences, they nevertheless turn to themselves for help. As well might they search for life within the ribs of death, or dig for light in the drear vaults of outer darkness. First,...

Hebrews 5:9

"I Thought"

May 17 OUR great object in preaching to-day will be the conversion of sinners. There is a great deal else to be done, saints want building up, comforting, and quickening; but while myriads of men remain careless until they are swept away into perdition, it becomes us to bend our main strength to the most needful work of winning souls for Jesus. Therefore, again this morning I shall leave the ninety and...

2 Kings 5:11