Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 29

The Works of the Devil Destroyed

Jul 1 IN this chapter John makes a sharp and clear division of mankind into two classes. He gives not even the slightest hint that there is, or ever was, or ever can be a third class; but he describes men as being the children of God or else the children of the devil, and tells us how the two classes are made manifest (see verse 10). Now, this distinction would not...

1 John 3:8

A Cure for Unsavory Meats: or, Salt for the White of an Egg

Jul 5 THIS is a question which Job asked of his friends, who turned out to be so unfriendly. Thus he battles with those “miserable comforters” who inflamed his wounds by pouring in verjuice and vinegar instead of oil and wine. The first of them had just opened fire upon him, and Job by this question was firing a return shot. He wanted the three stern watchers to understand that he did...

Job 6:6

Accepted of the Great Father

Jul 15 A FEW Sabbath mornings ago I spoke to you upon those memorable words of the great Father, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” We now go a step farther, and see how the love of God to his beloved Son overflows, and runs like a river of life to all those who are in Christ Jesus. To him he saith, “This is my beloved Son,”...

Ephesians 1:6

The Blind Man's Eyes Opened; or, Practical Christianity

Aug 12 OBSERVE, dear friends, how little disconcerted our Lord Jesus Christ was by the most violent opposition of his enemies. The Jews took up stones to stone him, and he hid himself from them; but almost the moment after, when he had passed, perhaps, through a single court, and was sufficiently out of range to be unobserved of them, lie stood still and fixed his eyes upon a blind beggar who...

John 9:3-4

A Gospel Worth Dying For

Aug 12 PAUL says that, in comparison with his great object of preaching the gospel, he did not count even his life to be dear to himself; yet we are sure Paul highly valued life. He had the same love of life as other men, and he knew besides that his own life was of great consequence to the churches, and to the cause of Christ. In another place he said, “To...

Acts 20:24

The Doctrines of Grace do not Lead to Sin

Aug 19 LAST Sabbath morning I tried to show that the substance and essence of the true gospel is the doctrine of God’s grace— that, in fact, if you take away the grace of God from the gospel you have extracted from it its very life-blood, and there is nothing left worth preaching, worth believing, or worth contending for. Grace is the soul of the gospel: without it the gospel is dead....

Romans 6:14-15

The King's Weighings

Aug 26 IT is very beautiful to see how the saints of old time were accustomed to find comfort in their God. When they came into sore straits, when troubles multiplied, when helpers failed, when earthly comforts were removed, they were accustomed to look to the Lord and to the Lord alone. Thus Hannah thinks of the Lord, and comforts herself in his name. By this means they were made strong and...

1 Samuel 2:3

The Exeter-Hall Sermon to Young Men

Sep 2 I HAVE been wondering whether I might correctly say that I would preach to-night as a young man to young men. It is precisely what I should like to do, but can I do it? You are young men, I see, to a very large extent; but I wonder whether I am a young man myself. I have two opinions upon it in my own mind. Sometimes I feel very...

Psalm 116:16

John's First Doxology

Sep 2 JOHN had hardly begun to deliver his message to the seven churches, he had hardly given in his name and stated from whom the message came, when he felt that he must lift up his heart in a joyful doxology. The very mention of the name of the Lord Jesus, “the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth,” fired...

Revelation 1:5-6

Glory Be Unto the Father

Sep 9 LAST Lord’s-day I finished the morning services at Exeter Hall with a sermon upon John’s choice doxology, “Unto him that loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood, to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” I felt, therefore, that it would be most fitting to open this series of services with another doxology; and as the last was in praise of the...

Ephesians 1:3-4