Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 39

The Best Christmas Fare

Dec 25 THIS is a time of feasting; and we may as well have our feast as other people have theirs. Let us see whether there is not something for our spiritual palate, something to satisfy our spiritual appetite, that wo may eat, and be content, and rejoice before the Lord. Do you not think that two of the words in our text are very strange? If you had written them, would...

Psalm 119:103

The Whole Gospel in a Single Verse

Feb 28 I SPOKE, yesterday, with a brother minister, who had been a pastor in America, and I asked him why he was so anxious to go back again where the climate had so greatly tried him. He answered, “I love the people to whom I preach.” “What sort of people are they?” I enquired. “Well,” he replied, “they are a people who come together anxious to get good. They do not...

1 Timothy 1:15

Blinded by Satan

Mar 31 THE practice of blinding men is a horrible process, too horrible for us to say another word about it; but there is also a spiritual blindness which comes upon some men. These are, to begin with, unbelievers. The god of this world does not blind believers; but ho blinds the minds of them which believe not. It is, therefore, a very dangerous thing not to believe on the Son of...

2 Corinthians 4:4

Marah Better Than Elim

Apr 4 AFTER I had fallen down at Mentone, and was grievously ill, a brother in Christ called upon me, and said, “My dear friend, you have now come to Marah.” I replied, “Yes, and the waters are bitter.” He then said, “But Marah is better than Elim, for in Elim the Israelites only drank of the water and ate of the fruit of the palm trees, and that was soon over;...

Exodus 15:22-26

Watching for Christ’s Coming

Apr 7 I AM about to speak of the Second Coming of Christ; and I felt thankful that my dear brother’s prayer, although we had not been in consultation with one another upon the matter, was in every way so suitable to the subject upon which I am to speak. He led us in prayer to think of our coming Lord; so that I trust you are on the margin of the...

Luke 12:37-38

No Fixity without Faith

Apr 11 As I told you in the reading, Isaiah had a very heavy commission from God. He was to go and speak to people who would not hear him, and to be to them a messenger rather of death than of life. Though the message itself would be full of life, yet they would refuse it, and so bring upon themselves a tenfold death. As a sort of experiment in his...

Isaiah 7:9

Servitude or Service--Which?

Apr 14 THE people of God had left their God, and he had left them, so that Shishak, the king of Egypt, came against them; and though the Lord had respect to their humble prayer, and would not suffer Shishak to destroy Jerusalem, yet he brought them into subjection to the Egyptian king. Our text tells us the reason for this servitude: “They shall be his servants; that they may know my...

2 Chronicles 7:8

Ten Wrong Kinds of Hearers

Apr 21 IF we would understand these words aright, we must remember that the people here mentioned were not good people; they were a set of hypocrites. This is quite clear if we read the verses that follow our text: “Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and...

Isaiah 58:1-2

Three Arrows, or Six?

Apr 25 IT is a very difficult task to show the meeting-place of the purpose of God and the free agency of man. One thing is quite clear, we ought not to deny either of them, for they are both facts. It is a fact that God has purposed all things both great and little; neither will anything happen but according to his eternal purpose and decree. It is also a sure...

2 Kings 13:18-19

Howling Changed to Singing

Apr 28 THIS is a very short Psalm, there are only six verses in it; but what a change there is between the beginning and the end of it! The first two verses are dolorous to the deepest degree; but the last verse is joyful to the highest degree. David begins many of his Psalms sighing, and ends them singing, so that I do not wonder that Peter Moulin says, “One would...

Psalm 13:1-2, 6