Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 43

Joy in Place of Sorrow

Feb 10 JOY is the normal condition of a believer. His proper state, his healthy state, is that of happiness and gladness. As I have often reminded you, it has become a Christian duty for believers to be glad. “Rejoice in the Lord,” is a precept given to us over and over again, and I believe that, broadly speaking, the general condition of God’s people is one of joy. It is not...

John 16:22

“Speak, Lord!”

Mar 20 THE child Samuel was favoured above all the family in which he dwelt. The Lord did not speak by night to Eli, or to any of Eli’s sons. In all that house, in all the rows of rooms that were round about the tabernacle where the ark of the Lord was kept, there was not one except Samuel to whom Jehovah spoke. The fact that the Lord should choose a...

1 Samuel 3:10

David’s Five-Stringed Harp

Mar 27 THIS Psalm was written by David when he was sorely vexed by many adversaries. These adversaries were bent upon his destruction; they could not boar that the son of Jesse should be favoured of God, and that he should come to the throne; so they set their wits to work to invent all manner of slanders against him. They misconstrued his actions, they misrepresented his motives; they spat the very...

Psalm 140:6, 7, 12, 13

Eating the Sacrifice

Mar 30 ON two following Sabbath mornings, I have spoken concerning the sacrifices under the law. Our first subject was, “Putting the hand upon the head of the sacrifice” (Sermon No. 1,771), and the next was, “Slaying the sacrifice” (No. 1,772). Now we are to make an advance, and to speak about the eating of the sacrifice, for in certain cases the offerer ate a portion of that which had been presented...

Exodus 29:33

Compassion on the Ignorant

Apr 3 THE ignorant have need of compassion. “That the soul be without knowledge, it is not good.” Every kind of ignorance, like darkness, is evil; and knowledge, which is light, is, according to its kind, good, or better, or best. For a man to be ignorant of divine things, is a very sorrowful piece of business. To be going into eternity, and not to know anything about it, — ay, and...

Hebrews 5:2

“A Peculiar People”

Apr 6 IF you read this Psalm through, you will notice that, when David wrote it, he had been pestered and troubled by certain ungodly men who had made a mock of that which was his greatest delight. They had turned his glory into shame, and had proved that they loved folly and falsehood; so he said to them, “O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into...

Psalm 4:3

A Boundless Benediction

Apr 10 You must have noticed, when reading Jacob’s prophecies concerning his sons, that the good old man, when he came to talk about Joseph, suddenly seemed to be freer of speech than while he was addressing any of the others. The dying flame of life within him appeared to burn up more brightly at the sight of the son of his old age, the darling of his heart. The blessing which...

Genesis 49:25

God’s Love Shamefully Questioned

Apr 13 MAN, by nature, is a lump of ingratitude. He is often ungrateful even to his earthly friend; and he is invariably ungrateful to his best Friend above, until the grace of God has changed his heart. Leave him alone, and though he may be loaded with mercy, yet he will never bless the hand that gives him the favour. Should he even be allowed to survive so long as a...

Malachi 1:2

The Ever-Present Crisis

Apr 17 THE apostle has told us that there will come in the last days scoffers. We, therefore, know this is to be the case, for we have been informed concerning it. Forewarned is forearmed, and now that we see the scoffers, and cannot help seeing them, we perceive another proof of the truth of Scripture. Every time a blasphemer opens his mouth to deny the truth of revelation, he will help...

2 Peter 3:17

The Greatest Gift in Time or Eternity

Apr 20 WE are met together with two objects; first, there is the preacher’s object, that is, to set forth and to proclaim the blessings of the covenant of grace. It is my duty, and it is my delight, to stand here and cry, “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without...

Isaiah 55:4-6