Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 23

The Final Perseverance of the Saints

Jun 24 THE man who is righteous before God has a way of his own. It is not the way of the flesh, nor the way of the world; it is a way marked out for him by the divine command, in which he walks by faith. It is the King’s highway of holiness, the unclean shall not pass over it: only the ransomed of the Lord shall walk there, and these...

Job 17:9

Mourning for Christ

Jul 1 SEE, beloved, whence every good thing flows— “I will pour upon the house of David the spirit of grace.” The starting point is the Lord’s sovereign act in giving the Spirit. Every work of grace begins with God; no gracious thought or act ever originates in the free will of unregenerate man. The Lord is first in all things which are acceptable in his sight. It is God that “worketh...

Zechariah 12:10

Sudden Sorrow

Jul 8 JEREMIAH w a s describing the havoc of war, a war which was devastating his country and bringing untold miseries upon the people. He says of it, “My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. Destruction upon destruction is...

Jeremiah 4:20, 30

Strong Faith

Jul 15 ABRAHAM is the father of the faithful. When children have a noble father it is a good thing for them to be fully conversant with his character; and therefore we shall do well to consider the life of the great patriarch, especially marking that grand excellence which makes him the father of believers, namely, his faith. Nor should we fail to observe the strength of his faith, for in him...

Romans 4:20

The God of Peace and Our Sanctification

Aug 5 THE apostle, in the eighteenth verse, had been earnestly asking for the prayers of the Lord’s people. On the behalf of all his brethren he said, “Pray for us;” and for himself he added, “I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.” If the apostle needed the prayers of his brethren, how much more do we who are so greatly inferior...

Hebrews 13:20, 21

Proclamation of Acceptance and Vengeance

Aug 12 WE know that this Scripture speaks concerning the Lord Jesus Christ. We say not this as if we relied upon our own opinion, we know it of a surety from the Lord’s own lips, for, reading this passage in the synagogue at Nazareth, he said, “This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears.” It is Jesus of Nazareth whom the Lord hath anointed to preach deliverance to the captives...

Isaiah 61:2

Sheep Among Wolves

Aug 19 WELL may the text begin with a “Behold,” for it contains some special wonders, such as can be seen nowhere else. First, here is a tender and loving Shepherd sending his sheep into the most dangerous position— “I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves.” It is the part of a shepherd to protect his sheep from the wolves, not to send them into the very midst...

Matthew 10:16

A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders

Aug 19 THESE open services, as most of you will judge, are intended to be purely evangelistic. No doubt a large number of believers are here, many of them well-established in the faith, who would like to hear a doctrine argued, a type interpreted, or an apocalyptic symbol unfolded, but really I cannot attend to you this evening. I feel something like Luther when preaching to a mixed assembly. He said, as...

Mark 10:49

Brave Waiting

Aug 26 THE Christian’s life is no child’s play. All who have gone on pilgrimage to the celestial city have found a rough road, sloughs of despond and hills of difficulty, giants to fight and tempters to shun. Hence there are two perils to which Christians are exposed; the one is that under heavy pressure they should start away from the path which they ought to pursue,— the other is lest they...

Psalm 27:14

God Our Portion and His Word Our Treasure

Sep 2 OBSERVE the close connection between privilege and duty. “Thou art my portion, O Lord this is an unspeakable happiness. “I have said that I would keep thy words”— this is the fitting return for such a blessing. Every mercy given us of the Lord brings with it a claim which we ought in gratitude to recognise.      Notice very carefully the order in which the privilege and the duty are...

Psalm 119:57