Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 30

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

Sep 28 OUR Lord Jesus Christ while he was here below was continually in the pursuit of lost souls. He was seeking lost men and women, and it was for this reason that he went down among them, even among those who were most evidently lost, that he might find them. He took pains to put himself where he could come into communication with them, and he exhibited such kindliness towards them...

Luke 15:4-7

Thought-Reading Extraordinary

Oct 5 NOTICE at the outset the logic of this verse. It is very simple, very forcible, very accurate logic. It runs thus: “Thou hast,” “thou wilt.” “Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart.” When you know that the Lord God is immutable, “the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever,” you may conclude without mistake that what he has done he is prepared to do...

Psalm 10:17

The Road to Honour

Oct 12 OUR chickens generally come home to roost. Our thoughts of other men become other men’s thoughts of us. According as we measure out to our fellows, so do they measure back into our bosoms, for good or for evil. So especially, in reference to the Lord himself, the God of justice sooner or later causes a man to reap his own sowing, and gather his own scattering. See how the...

1 Samuel 2:30

Jehovah-Jireh

Oct 12 “ABRAHAM called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh,” or “Jehovah will see it,” or “Jehovah will provide,” or “Jehovah will be seen.” We are offered a variety of interpretations, but the exact idea is that of seeing and being seen. For God to see is to provide. Our own word “provide,” is only Latin for “to see.” You know how we say that we will see to a matter. Possibly...

Genesis 22:14

Obadiah; or, Early Piety Eminent Piety

Oct 19 I SUSPECT that Elijah did not think very much of Obadiah. He does not treat him with any great consideration, but addresses him more sharply than one would expect from a fellow-believer. Elijah was the man of action— bold, always to the front, with nothing to conceal; Obadiah was a quiet believer, true and steadfast, but in a very difficult position, and therefore driven to perform his duty in a...

1 Kings 18:12

A Summary of Experience and a Body of Divinity

Oct 26 IN Thessalonica the conversions to the faith were remarkable. Paul came there without prestige, without friends, when he was in the very lowest condition; for he had just been beaten and imprisoned at Philippi, and had fled from that city. Yet it mattered not in what condition the ambassador might be; God, who worketh mighty things by weak instruments, blessed the word of his servant Paul. No doubt when the...

1 Thessalonians 1:9-10

A Call to the Lord's Own Flock

Nov 2 THE sermon of this morning is intended for the flock of God, and it will be directed very pointedly to that particular part of it here gathered in fellowship. God has been coming very near to us of late; for a considerable number of brethren and sisters have fallen asleep during the last few days; nearly all of them persons of ripe age, who have been gathered as sheaves in...

Ezekiel 34:30-31

May I?

Nov 6 THE woman in the narrative was fully persuaded that if she did but touch our Lord’s garment she would be made whole. What she had heard and seen concerning Jesus made her sure of his superabundant power to heal the sick. A touch would do it. Yea, even a touch of his clothes. Her one and only question was, might she touch him? Could she touch him? She would surely...

Matthew 9:21

The Threshing-Floor of Ornan

Nov 9 DAVID was for many years searching for a site for the great temple which he purposed to build for Jehovah his God. It had been ordained that the sacrifices offered to the one God should be offered by all Israel upon one altar; but as yet the ark of the Lord was within curtains, near to David’s palace, and the altar of burnt offering was situated at Gibeon. Where should...

1 Chronicles 21:28

A Wonder Explained by Greater Wonders

Dec 7 How different are our experiences from our fears! This man of God had said, “When I cry and shout he shutteth out my prayer.” He had said again, “Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.” He had added even to that, “Surely against me is he turned.” But now he corrects his misapprehensions. Neither was prayer shut out, nor had God turned against...

Lamentations 3:57