Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 26

Cheer Up, My Comrades!

Jan 1 Josiah, as you remember, in the early part of his reign set his face against the idolatries that prevailed, to root them out of the land. He then bent his thoughts upon repairing and beautifying the temple. After that it was his heart's aim to restore the sacred services, to observe the solemn feasts, and to revive the worship of God after the due order, according to the words of...

2 Chronicles 35:2

Salvation by Knowing the Truth

Jan 16 May God the Holy Ghost guide our meditations to the best practical result this evening, that sinners may be saved and saints stirred up to diligence. I do not intend to treat my text controversially. It is like the stone which makes the corner of a building, and it looks towards a different side of the gospel from that which is mostly before us. Two sides of the building of...

1 Timothy 2:3-4

For the Candid and Thoughtful

Jan 22 THIS man began with Christ as a foe, and he ended as a friend. It does not quite appear from Mark, but it is plainly stated by Matthew, that the scribe asked a question of the Saviour “tempting him.” He was, therefore, an enemy. Put the mildest sense you like on the word “tempt” and it will retain the idea of an unfriendly testing; yet nothing could be more hearty...

Mark 12:34

At School

Jan 31 THIS is a prayer about doing, but it is perfectly free from legal taint. The man who offered it had no idea of being saved by his doings, for in the second verse of the psalm he had said, “Enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.” This is not the prayer of a sinner seeking salvation, for salvation is not...

Psalm 143:10

Your Personal Salvation

Feb 22 THESE two texts will be to me as a bow and a sword: the first for shooting the arrows of truth, and the second for close quarters in dealing with individual consciences. You will see the reason for the pair of texts as we proceed. May the Holy Spirit make use of both according to his own mind.      Last Sabbath-day I discoursed upon the God of salvation: this morning...

1 Peter 1:9-12

The Lily Among Thorns

Feb 29 WE shall not enter into any profitless discussion this morning. We take it for granted that the Song of Solomon is a sacred marriage song between Christ and his church, and that it is the Lord Jesus who is here speaking of his church, and indeed of each individual member, saying, “As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.” I will not even enter into any...

Song of Solomon 2:2

The Fair Portrait of a Saint

Mar 7 THUS Job speaks of himself, not by way of vaunting, but by way of vindication. Eliphaz the Temanite and his two companions had brought distinct charges against Job’s character: because they saw him in such utter misery they concluded that his adversity must have been sent as a punishment for his sin, and therefore they judged him to be a hypocrite, who under cover of religion had exercised oppression and...

Job 23:11-12

Fear Not

Mar 9 “FEAR not” is a plant which grows very plentifully in God’s garden. If you look through the lily beds of Scripture you will continually find by the side of other flowers the sweet “Fear nots” peering out from among doctrines and precepts, even as violets look up from their hidingplaces of green leaves. “Fear nots” bloomed in the old time, at the feet of Abraham, when he returned from fighting...

Revelation 1:17