Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 44

Grace for the Guilty

Nov 25 THIS declaration was not made to a pious and praying people, who kept near their God, but was spoken to idolatrous Israel, — to those who, after having drunk from the fountain of living waters, turned aside to drink the drops that were to be found in broken cisterns. It was spoken to a people who, after they had tasted the good things of God, and known the high privileges...

Isaiah 44:22

Good News for the Aged

Dec 30 WE have come to the end of another year. Better is the end of a year than the beginning thereof. A year is begun with fear and trembling; it closes with joy and thankfulness. In the beginning of the year, we are like the sailor when he leaves port, hoists his sails, and goes out on the broad sea toward a distant clime; at the end of the year, we...

Matthew 20:6

The Single-handed Conquest

Jan 6 IT is said of some stupendous works of architecture that, although you see them every day, you are struck with wonder and admiration, every time you behold them; and that, although you should live close to them, and have your eyes perpetually fixed upon them, yet your admiration of them would by no means decrease, for they are so matchless in symmetry, such patterns of art, and such marvellous displays...

Isaiah 63:3

Zion’s Prosperity

Jan 10 A SELFISH man in trouble is exceedingly hard to comfort, because the source of his joy lies entirely within himself, and when he is sad, all his springs are dry. But a large-hearted man, a man of benevolence and Christian philanthropy, has other springs from which to supply himself with comfort, beside those which are found within himself. He can go to his God first of all, and there seek...

Psalm 102:13, 14

Fellowship with Christ

Jan 15 THERE is one great difference between Christ, as the Founder of the Christian religion, and all mere men who have attempted to fashion a system of belief. The difference is not merely that Christ’s was a true religion, and theirs a false one; but there is another distinction. All false prophets have sought to keep their disciples at a distance, and to impress upon them, not merely a high estimation...

1 Corinthians 10:16

Perfection in Christ

Jul 31 Perfection in Jesus Christ! What effect ought it to have upon our hearts if it really is ours? Perfection! What do we know of it from Scripture? We know that it is a word so large that, while it, takes us little time to say it, yet it comprehendeth all words within its meaning. There is no good word of any description which can be. applied to any creature but...

Colossians 1:28

The Christian’s Glorious Inventory

Sep 25 IT appears, from this Epistle, that the Christians at Corinth were very much divided on account of certain ministers who had at different times preached amongst them the Word of God. Some of them felt a deep attachment to Paul, and they said, “We are of Paul;” others preferred Cephas, and they cried, “We are of Cephas;” while another portion followed after Apollos, and declared, “We are of Apollos.” So...

1 Corinthians 3:21-23

Spiritual Gleaning

Oct 15 OUR country cousins have been engaged recently in harvest occupations, and most of them understand what is meant by gleaning. Perhaps they are not all of them so wise as to understand the heavenly art of spiritual gleaning. That is the subject which I have chosen for our meditation on this occasion, my attention having been called to it while I have been riding along through the country; and as...

Ruth 2:15

The Offence of the Cross

Oct 30 THE religion of Jesus is the most peaceful, mild, and benevolent religion which was ever promulgated. When we compare it with any set of dogmas invented by men, there is not one of them that can stand the least comparison with it for gentleness, mildness, and love. As for the religion of Mahomet, it is the religion of the vulture; but the religion of Jesus is that of the dove,...

Galatians 5:11

Cries from the Cross

Nov 2 WE here behold the Saviour in the depths of his agonies and sorrows. No other place so well shows the griefs of Christ as Calvary, and no other moment at Calvary is so full of agony as that in which this cry rends the air, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” At this moment, physical weakness, brought upon him by fasting and scourging, was united with the...

Psalm 22:1