Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 34

The Evidence of Our Lord’s Wounds

Dec 2 AMONG US at this day we have many persons who are like Thomas— dubious, demanding signs and tokens, suspicious, and ofttimes sad. I am not sure that there is not a slight touch of Thomas in most of us. There are times and seasons when the strong man fails, and when the firm believer has to pause a while, and say, “Is it so?” It may be that our meditation...

John 20:27

"Eyes Right"

Jul 14 THESE words occur in a passage wherein the wise man exhorts us to take care of all parts of our nature, which he indicates by members of the body. “Keep thy heart” says he, “with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids...

Proverbs 4:25

Judgments and No Repentance: Repentance and No Salvation

Aug 25 IN reading this chapter, dear friends— this very terrible chapter— you must have been struck, I think, with the forces of God. Row great are the armies of the Lord of hosts! As the mighty Jehovah smote Pharaoh with overwhelming plagues, so doth the Lord in this awful portion of the Apocalypse deal with the ungodly. Seven angels stood forth, each one with his vial full of the wrath of...

Revelation 16:9

A Little Sanctuary

Jan 1 THE text begins with “therefore.” There was a reason for God’s speaking in this way. It is profitable to trace the why and the wherefore of the gracious words of the Lord. The way by which a promise comes usually shines with a trail of light. Upon reading the connection we observe that those who had been carried captive were insulted by those who tarried at Jerusalem. They spoke in...

Ezekiel 11:16

The Secret of Power in Prayer

Jan 8 THE gifts of grace are not enjoyed all at once by believers. Coining unto Christ, we are saved by a true union with him; but it is by abiding in that union that we further receive the purity, the joy, the power, the blessedness, which are stored up in him for his people. See how our Lord states this when he speaks to the believing Jews in the eighth chapter...

John 15:7

Young Man, Is This for You?

Jan 15 BEHOLD, dear brethren, the overflowing, ever-flowing power of our Lord Jesus Christ. He had wrought a great work upon the centurion’s servant, and now, only a day after, he raises the dead. “It came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain.” Day unto day uttereth speech concerning his deeds of goodness. Did he save your friend yesterday? His fulness is the same; if you...

Luke 7:11-17

The Lover of God’s Law Filled with Peace

Jan 22 THIS forms part of a devotional passage. It is not merely a statement that great peace comes to those who love the law of God, but it is uttered as part of a hymn of praise unto the Lord. We cannot praise God better than by stating facts concerning him and his Word. If you desire to praise God, you must speak of him as he is. If you would...

Psalm 119:165

Knowing the Lord through Pardoned Sin

Jan 29 TRUE knowledge of God is a covenant blessing. To know Jehovah as the only living and true God, to know him personally and intimately, so as to say with David, “Thou art my God” — this is one of the choice blessings of the covenant of grace which grace bestows upon all the chosen. In this prophecy, Jehovah declares that he will yet give this knowledge to the house of...

Jeremiah 31:34

Holding Fast the Faith

Feb 5 YOUR attention will be principally asked to these words— “Thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith.”      Specially note, dear friends, at the opening of this morning’s meditation, the character under which the Lord Jesus Christ presents himself to the church at Pergamos. “These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges.” Does the Lord Jesus come to his church in that way?...

Revelation 2:12-13

The Lord and the Leper

Feb 12 BELOVED, we saw in the reading, that our Lord had been engaged in special prayer. He had gone alone on the mountain-side to have communion with God. Simon and the rest search for him, and he comes away in the early morning with the burrs from the hill-side upon his garments, the smell of the field upon him, even of a field that the Lord God had blessed; he comes...

Mark 1:40-42