Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 23

The Two "Comes"

Dec 31 OUR text stands at the end of the Book even as this day stands at the end of the year: and it is full of gospel even as we would make our closing Sabbath discourse. It would seem as if the Holy Spirit were loath to put down the pen while so many remained unbelieving, notwithstanding the testimony of the inspired word, and therefore ere he closes the canon of...

Revelation 22:17

Our Urgent Need of the Holy Spirit

Jan 7 I DESIRE to draw your attention at this time to the great necessity which exists for the continual manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit in the church of God if by her means the multitudes are to be gathered to the Lord Jesus. I did not. know how I could much better do so than by first showing that the Spirit of God is necessary to the church...

Romans 15:13; 19

Rest in the Lord

Jan 14 THE occurrence of our text in the psalm before us is an instance of the great rule that the Lord does nothing by halves. In this priceless psalm the Lord found his servant in the first verse liable to fretfulness and envy, and he exhorted him to cease from fretting; then, in verse three, he taught him to trust, in verse four he led him on to delight, in verses...

Psalm 37:7

Love's Medicines and Miracles

Jan 21 HEZEKIAH S recovery is a notable encouragement to prayer. If ever there was a case in the world wherein it seemed impassible that prayer could be of any avail, it was that of Hezekiah. It was perceivable by everybody around him that he was sick unto death. Why then think of prayer? The case was fatal. Would it not expose prayer to derision if such a matter were taken before...

Isaiah 38:17

The Jewel of Peace

Mar 18 WHEN the heart is full of love it finds the hand too feeble for its desires. Hence it seeks relief in intercession and benediction; wishing, praying and blessing where it cannot actually effect its loving purpose. The apostle would have done for the Thessalonians all the good that was conceivable had it been in his power, but his wishes far outstripped his abilities, and therefore he betook himself to interceding...

2 Thessalonians 3:16

For Whom is the Gospel Meant?

Mar 25 LAST Thursday evening, with considerable difficulty, I stood here to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and I handled one of the simplest imaginable texts full of nothing but the very plainest elements of the gospel. Within a very few minutes I had a harvest for the sermon. The congregation was slender, for you know how ill a night it was, and how little you expected that your pastor would...

Mark 2:17

Guile Forsaken when Guilt is Forgiven

Mar 25 THE only blessing, the law can give it bestows on those who do no iniquity, and walk perfectly in God’s ways: the gospel alone has a blessing for the guilty. On them upon their believing in Jesus it pronounces the benediction, “Blessed is he- whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity.” To be “blessed” is to be...

Psalm 32:2

How is Salvation Received?

Apr 1 WE shall turn during yet another Sabbath morning to one of the great vital truths of the gospel. I feel it to be important more and more to bring forward the fundamental doctrines, since they are in certain quarters placed so much in the background. I met with a remark the other day that even the evangelical pulpit needs to be evangelized: I am afraid it is too true, and...

Romans 4:16

The Great House and The Vessels in it

Apr 8 ONE of the most serious calamities which can befall a church is to have her own ministers teaching heresy: yet this is no new thing, it has happened from the beginning. Paul and Peter and James and John in their epistles had to speak of seducers in the churches, even in those primitive days, and ever since then there have arisen in the very midst of the house of God...

2 Timothy 2:20

Faith Purifying the Heart

Apr 15 THE Jewish or Pharisaic party violently opposed the gospel from without. Wherever the apostles went, the Jews who believed not, being moved with envy, stirred up the people against them. They could not endure to hear of the salvation of the Gentiles by grace through faith: it grated on their ear, for they thought that this doctrine was contrary to the law of Moses in which they boasted. They were...

Acts 15:9