Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 47

The Pleasure of Piety

Jul 15 The Pleasure of Piety    “My meditation of him shall be sweet.” — Psalm civ. 34.   IT has often been insinuated, if it has not been openly affirmed, that the contemplation of divine things has a tendency to depress the spirits. Religion, many thoughtless persons have supposed, is not becoming to the young; it checks the ardour of their youthful blood. It may be very...

Psalm 104:34

The Sight of Iniquity

Dec 16 IN this discourse, it will be my endeavour to assign some reasons why God causes his people to see iniquity in themselves and in others.      I. We will begin with the first class, and enquire, WHY DOES GOD CAUSE US TO SEE INIQUITY IN OURSELVES? What is the reason of the discoveries, which the Holy Spirit sometimes makes to us, of the evil of our hearts? It is well...

Habakkuk 1:3

The Dew of Christ’s Youth

Mar 10 WHEN you have walked in the garden, early in the morning, you must have remarked the singular freshness and beauty which a summer’s morning always seems to give to the earth; the dewdrops, like tears standing in the eyes of the flowers, as if they wept for joy to see the sun again after the long night of darkness, sparkle in the sun; the greenness of vegetation has about it...

Psalm 110:3

Christian Resignation

Mar 21 THE apostle Paul, writing concerning our Lord Jesus Christ, says, “Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.” He who, as God, knew all things, had to learn obedience in the time of his humiliation. He, who is in himself Wisdom Incarnate, did himself condescend to enter the school of suffering, there to learn that important lesson of the Christian life, obedience to...

Matthew 26:39

The High Rock

Mar 23 IT is supposed by many that David wrote this Psalm at the time when he fled from his son Absalom. That trial was one of the most grievous of all the afflictions of David’s greatly-chequered life. It was but a little thing for him to be hunted by Saul like a partridge upon the mountains; it was a small matter for him to have to take refuge with Achish, and...

Psalm 61:2

The Saviour Resting in His Love

Apr 7 ONE of our sweetest hymns commences with this verse, — “How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, Is laid for your faith in his excellent Word! What more can he say than to you he hath said, You who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?” Well might the poet have put that question, if he had risen up from reading this third chapter of...

Zephaniah 3:17

Christ’s Manifestation to Mary Magdalene

Jul 3 Christ’s Manifestation to Mary Magdalene         Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” — John xx. 17. *This date is an approximation of when this sermon was deliver. THIS was the first appearance of our...

John 20:17

Who Should be Baptized?

Jul 24 IT is not my wont to preach what people commonly call “baptizing sermons.” It is very seldom that I even mention the subject of baptism in my preaching, for I find that many of my hearers learn the Scriptural teaching concerning it without much help from me. Of those who have come to unite with us in church-fellowship, a very large proportion consists of persons who have searched out the truth...

Acts 8:37

Strange Dispensations and Matchless Consolations

Sep 4 THIS is one of the many instances in the Word of God of his free, rich, sovereign grace. The Lord has set the children of Israel before us as a great model. They are our beacons with regard to sin, but they are a pattern to us when we see in them the gracious dealings of a covenant-keeping God. Oft did they rebel, but just as often did the Lord...

Hosea 2:14

A Door of Hope

Sep 8 A Door of Hope     “The valley of Achor for a door of hope.” — Hosea ii. 15.   *“This date is an approximation of when this sermon was delivered.”   A CHRISTIAN must walk by faith; not by sight. The way to heaven is not one which is to be trodden by the carnal foot of the man who must see...

Hosea 2:15