Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 41

Christians, and Their Communion with God

Sep 15 IT is something when a man truly knows that there is a God. Behind the doubt of the existence of God, many men shield themselves, and permit themselves to indulge in iniquities of which they might be ashamed if they did not make a cloak of their atheism. I would have no man live doubting the existence of God; such a doubt cannot help him to live better, it may...

Isaiah 26:8-9

The Double Cleansing

Sep 18 WHEN you read a letter, it is well to notice the date upon it; you may make mistakes if you do not. The promise in our text is dated, “In that day.” If we look a little way back, we shall find, in the tenth verse of the twelfth chapter, these words, “I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and...

Zechariah 8:1-2

Kept from Iniquity

Sep 22 IN our roading we had a very wonderful description of God’s delivering mercy towards his servant David. He was very peculiarly tried in the court of Saul; he deserved so well of the king that it was doubly hard for him to be treated so ill. He had been the deliverer of his country when he slew Goliath, yet he was hunted as if he had been the grossest of...

Psalm 18:23

Heman’s Sorrowful Psalm

Sep 25 WHAT misery of soul some persons endure before they find peace with God! There is no need that it should be so with them; their anguish often arises from a mistake. The gospel is very simple; it is just, — “Believe and live.” He that believeth in the Lord Jesus Christ is not condemned; he at once receives pardon, and passes from death unto life, and he shall never come...

Psalm 88:13

A Man Under Authority

Oct 2 WITHOUT any introduction, as we have just been reading Matthew’s record of this notable miracle of our Lord, I shall come at once to the text, and, first of all, work out the incident itself, and then, secondly, make use of its lessons for our own practical purposes. There is much to be learned from this narrative for our guidance at the present time.      I. First, then, let me...

Matthew 8:8, 9

The Everlasting Arms

Oct 6 THIS short passage is found in the midst of a mass of gold, sentences containing the richest treasures of truth. All this spiritual wealth is the heritage of the people of God, — not only of his typical people to whom those words were spoken, but to his real people, the true seed of Abraham, those who are the believing children of the father of all believers. If you are...

Deuteronomy 33:27

How Good to Those Who Seek!

Oct 23 I DO not know whether it has ever struck you what a grand man Jeremiah was. If you were to read the book of his prophecy through from beginning to end, and make yourself familiar with the circumstances under which the prophet spoke and wrote, I think you would come to admire him as one of the greatest men who ever lived; for he was not, like Isaiah, brightened and...

Lamentations 3:25

Prayer, the Proof of Godliness

Oct 27 ALL men are not godly. Alas! the ungodly are the great majority of the human race. And all men who are to some extent godly are not equally godly. The man who fears God, and desires truly to know him, has some little measure of godliness. The man who has begun to trust the Saviour whom God has set forth as the great propitiation for sin, has a blessed measure...

Psalm 32:6

Two Immutable Things

Oct 30  DURING this last summer, I took a little journey into the country, as I had an opportunity of preaching and visiting in the region where I lived as a little child, and where I afterwards spent some of my school-boy days. Everything was very vividly interesting to me, much more so than it could have been to anybody who was a stranger to the district. Now I want some of...

Ezekiel 6:8

Five Links in a Golden Chain

Nov 6 AMONG the friends of Paul, Titus was one of the most useful and one of the best beloved. Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles, and Titus was a Gentile. I should suppose that both his parents were Gentiles, and in this respect he differed from Timothy, whose mother was a Jewess. Timothy would well serve as a preacher to the circumcision, but Titus would be a man after Paul’s...

Titus 1:4