Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 7

The Great Supreme

Sep 28 OUR God is one God. He is none other than the infinite Jehovah, who of old spake unto his people, and revealed himself by that marvellous incommunicable name— the name Jehovah! And yet though he is one God, we are taught in Scripture that he is one God in three most glorious persons. While we rightly believe in the unity of the Godhead, and are so far Unitarians, we believe...

Deuteronomy 32:3

Consolation in Christ

Dec 2 The language of man has received a new coinage of words since the time of his perfection in Eden. Adam could scarce have understood the word consolation, for the simple reason that he did not understand in Eden the meaning of the word sorrow. O how has our language been swollen through the floods of our griefs and tribulations! It was not sufficiently wide and wild for man when he was...

Philippians 2:1

The Wailing of Risca

Dec 9 The sorrow of the weeping prophet was exceeding heavy when he uttered these words of bitter lamentation. A great and present burden from the Lord is weighing so heavily upon our hearts this morning, that we cannot spare so much as a moment for sympathy with the griefs of past ages. God has visited our land, and his strokes have been exceeding hard. We are constrained to take up a wailing,...

Jeremiah 4:20

A Blow at Self-Righteousness

Dec 16 Ever since man became a sinner he has been self-righteous. When he had a righteousness of his own he never gloried of it, but ever since he has lost it, he has pretended to be the possessor of it. Those proud words which our father Adam uttered, when he sought to screen himself from the guilt of his treason against his Maker, laying the blame apparently on Eve, but really upon...

Job 9:20

A Merry Christmas

Dec 23 Job was an exceedingly happy man before his great trial. He was as much blessed in the fruit of his body as in his basket and in his store. Our text gives us a very pleasing picture of Job’s family. He was a happy man to have had so many children all comfortably settled in life; for you will perceive that they all had houses; they had left his roof;...

Job 1:4-5

The Cleansing of the Leper

Dec 30 This is a singular paradox, but not a paradox to him who understandeth the gospel. We have great reason to thank God that terrible disease, leprosy, which was one of the demons of the East, is so little known in our own land; and even in the few cases where leprosy has broken out in our climate, it has always assumed a far more mild and mitigated shape than it...

Leviticus 13:12-13

A Sermon for the Week of Prayer

Jan 7 Those of you who constantly listen to my voice, are aware that on the first Sabbath of the year I always receive of a venerable Clergyman, a veteran warrior in the Lord’s hosts, a verse of Scripture which I accept as my New Year’s text, and which after being printed becomes the motto of my congregation for the following year. It is somewhat singular that my venerable friend should have...

Colossians 4:2

Portraits of Christ

Jan 13  It is not so much predestination which will occupy our attention this morning, as the fact that believers are predestinated to be conformed to the image of God’s dear Son. Perhaps nothing in the world is a surer sign of littleness than a slavish limitation of any man. Men lose that which is an honour to them, individuality, and then they lose that which is a power to them, originality,...

Romans 8:29

Words of Expostulation

Jan 21 The Jews had been chosen by God to be a special people separated to himself for ever. By sundry miracles, by divers mercies, by strange deliverances, he had proved himself to be to them a God worthy of their trust. Yet, strange to say – and yet not strange when we know that they were fallen men like ourselves – the Jews were constantly desirous to mix with the nations....

Jeremiah 2:18

The Christ of Patmos

Jan 27 The Lord Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever. Having neither beginning of days, nor end of years, he is a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. But the views which his people have of him are extremely varied. According to our progress in grace, will be the stand-point from which we view the Saviour; and according to the position from which we look at...

Revelation 1:12-17