Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 28

Christ's Word With You

Jun 12 ONE is struck with the personality of this text. There are two persons in it, “ye” and “me”— that is to say, the labouring one and the tender Saviour who entreats him to come that he may find rest. It is most important, if we wish to see the way of peace clearly, to understand that we must each one come personally to Jesus for rest— “Come unto me, all...

Matthew 11:28

With the Disciples on the Lake of Galilee

Oct 6 THIS story of the tempest upon the lake is wonderfully full of spiritual interest. Not only does it, literally, show to us the divine power of our blessed Master in lulling the tempest, rendered the more conspicuous by being placed side by side with the human weakness which made him sleep in the ship upon a pillow; but, spiritually, it is a kind of ecclesiastical history, a miniature outline of...

Matthew 8:27

God's Non-Remembrance of Sin

Oct 22 You see these texts are all alike in their declaration that the Lord will not remember his people’s sins. I have taken four of them to make the basis of my sermon firm as adamant. It is written, “In the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.” Here then, you have Isaiah and Jeremiah, two Old Testament saints affirming the same thing: is not this enough?...

Isaiah 43:25

The Beginning of Months

Jan 1 IN all probability up to that time the year had been supposed to begin in the autumn. The question has been raised at what season of the year did God create man, and it has been decided by many that it must have been in autumn, so that when Adam was placed in the garden he might at once find fruits ripe and ready for his use. It has not...

Exodus 12:1-2

Men Without Heart, Sight, or Hearing

Jan 8 FEELING, sight, hearing! What wonderful things these are. If we could exist without them what a wretched condition ours would be. The outer world would be unknown to us if the gates of the senses were shut, and the soul would be famished, like Samaria when it was straitly shut up, and there was no going in nor coming out. Take away from us the power of perception by touch,...

Deuteronomy 29:4

The Touch

Jan 8 THE miracle of the healing of this woman occurred while our Saviour was on the road to the house of Jairus to raise his daughter, and I have not much doubt that although, in itself, it was a very remarkable miracle, it was not meant to stand quite alone, but had a relation to the Lord’s dealings with Jairus. If I read the narrative rightly, the ruler of the synagogue...

Mark 5:21-43

Acceptable Service

Jan 15 As a congregation you hare of late been diligently engaged in the service of God by endeavouring to provide a home for fatherless children. I have been astonished and delighted at the liberality which has been shown by all sorts of persons in this good and gracious work. I felt sometimes like the king of old, who said, “Who am I, and what is my people, that we should be...

Hebrews 12:28-29

Great Spoil

Jan 22 IN the preceding verse David had avowed his reverence for God’s word in the following language: “My heart standeth in awe of thy word.” It is clear that holy awe is perfectly consistent with intense delight. Fear seems to stand far apart from joy, and yet in the experience of the child of God they are next of kin. We are familiar with combinations such as this: “They returned from...

Psalm 119:162

Verily, Verily

Jan 29 THE words “Verily, verily,” as they were solemnly used by our divine Lord, indicate an utterance of special importance. If Jesus says, “Verily, verily,” there is something coming to which we should attend with all our hearts. The subject which he thus introduces is our possession of eternal life, and our being delivered from condemnation by faith in himself. Can any theme be more important? Many questions may be asked,...

John 5:24

Our Lord's Trial Before the Sanhedrin

Feb 5 THIS one sentence is selected because custom demands a text; but in reality we shall follow the entire narrative of our Lord’s trial before the high-priests. We shall see how the Sanhedrim arrived at their unrighteous sentence, and what they did afterwards, and so, in a sense, we shall be keeping to our text. We have just been reading three passages— John xxiii. 12— 24; Mark xiv. 53— 65; and...

Mark 14:64