Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 41

The Sweet and the Sweetener

Mar 6 THOSE of you who were present this morning know that, with all my heart, and mind, and soul, and strength, I pleaded with men that they would come to Christ. If ever in my life I felt that I had spent every particle of my strength, I did feel it when I had finished that discourse. I could have wished to die, and end my ministry, with the testimony that...

Psalm 104:34

A People Prepared for the Lord

Mar 13 JOHN was the herald of Christ; he was to prepare the way for the coming King, but from this text it appears that he was to do more than that. He was not only to make the road ready for the Lord, but he was also “to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” That was a great work, a task in which he would require strength and wisdom...

Luke 1:17

Joy, a Duty

Mar 20 THERE is a marvellous medicinal power in joy. Most medicines are distasteful; but this, which is the best of all medicines, is sweet to the taste, and comforting to the heart. We noticed, in our reading, that there had been a little tiff between two sisters in the church at Philippi,— I am glad that we do not know what the quarrel was about; I am usually thankful for ignorance...

Philippians 4:4

An Appeal to Children of Godly Parents

Mar 27 You have here before you the advice of King Solomon, rightly reckoned to be one of the wisest of men; and verily he must be wise indeed who could excel in wisdom the son of David, the King of Israel. It is worth while to listen to what Solomon has to say; it must be good for the most intelligent young person to listen, and to listen carefully, to what...

Proverbs 6:20-23

Feeding on a Whole Christ

Apr 3 IN great tenderness, God permitted the passover to be kept a second time, that those who had unavoidably been defiled at the first observance might not be shut out from the memorable and symbolical rite. But, although he altered the date of the passover, he never changed the form of it; the paschal feast was to be the same whenever it was celebrated, and by whomsoever it was observed. Whether...

Numbers 9:11-12

Christ the Cure for Troubled Hearts

Apr 10 IT seems, from these questions of our Lord, that true believers may come into a troubled state of mind. The eleven were truly Christ’s disciples, and even his apostles; yet, when their faith failed them, and they refused to believe the testimony that Christ was risen from the dead, they were troubled in their minds, and tossed to and fro, as on a stormy sea. Unbelief is a great troubler....

Luke 24:38

Faithful Stewardship

Apr 14 IT is well that our dear brethren should make a right account of us. Paul says, in the verse preceding our text, “Let a man so account of us,” for there are some who make a wrong reckoning as to the ministers of the gospel. Some go to an extreme, for they glory in men. One glories in Paul, who is so deep in doctrine; another in Cephas, who is...

1 Corinthians 4:2

A Great Sermon by the Greatest Preacher

Apr 17 A CERTAIN divine, who had taken this verse as his text, spoke upon it under these three heads. “First,” he said, “here is a great pulpit: the voice was from heaven. Secondly, here is a great preacher: it was the Father who spoke as only God can speak. And, thirdly, here is a great sermon: ‘This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’”

Matthew 3:17

Spring-Time in Nature and Grace

May 1 This is a text for the spring-time. If you road it through tomorrow morning, before the smoke has clouded the heavens, whilst yet the earliest birds are calling up their mates to sing, you will understand its meaning hotter than I can make you comprehend it by any words of mine. The whole four verses seem to describe a scene in nature which is only to he witnessed about this...

Isaiah 55:10-12

Why Some Seekers Are Not Saved

May 8 THERE are some people who are not saved, though we should have expected that they would have been converted long ago. Our text explains the reason, so, without any preface, let us come to it at once.

Isaiah 59:1-2