Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 7

The Earnest of Heaven

Feb 3      So then, heaven, with all its glories, is an inheritance! Now, an inheritance is not a thing which is bought with money, earned by labour, or won by conquest. If any man bath an inheritance, in the proper sense of that term, it came to him by birth. It was not because of any special merit in him, but simply because he was his father’s son that he...

Ephesians 1:13-14

The Tabernacle - Without the Camp

Feb 10 I have been somewhat perplexed in studying this text, for according to the book of Exodus, the tabernacle— the tabernacle strictly so called— did not exist at the time to which it refers. In the succeeding chapters of this very book, we have an account of the gifts which were made by the people for the construction of that tabernacle, wherein God dwelt while the children of Israel abode in...

Exodus 33:7

None but Jesus

Feb 17 The way of salvation is stated in Scripture in the very plainest terms, and yet, perhaps, there is no truth about which more errors have been uttered, than concerning the faith which saves the soul. Well has it been proved by experience, that all doctrines of Christ are mysteries—mysteries, not so much in themselves, but because they are hid to them that are lost, in whom the God of this world...

John 3:18

None but Jesus - Second Part

Feb 18 You are aware that in our courts of law, a verdict of "not guilty," amounts to an acquittal, and the prisoner is immediately discharged. So is it in the language of the gospel; a sentence of "not condemned," implies the justification of the sinner. It means that the believer in Christ receives now a present justification. Faith does not produce its fruits by-and-by, but now. So far as justification is the result of faith, it is...

John 3:18

The Glorious Right Hand of the Lord

Feb 24 GOD had made a positive promise to Moses that for the space of a whole month lie would feed the vast host in the wilderness with flesh. Moses, being overtaken by a fit of unbelief, looks to the outward means, — calculates his commissariat, — and is at a loss to know how the promise can be fulfilled. Shall the flocks and the herds be slain? How, then, should they...

Numbers 11:23

The Shulamite's Choice Prayer

Feb 25 THIS is the prayer of one who hath the present enjoyment of fellowship with Christ, but being apprehensive lest this communion should be interrupted, she avails herself of the opportunity now afforded her to plead for a something which shall be as the abiding token of a covenant between her and her beloved, when his visible presence shall be withdrawn. You will notice that this is not the cry of...

Song of Solomon 8:6-7

Humility

Mar 17 It is not often that a man may safely speak about his own humility. Humble men are mostly conscious of great pride, while those who are boastful of humility have nothing but false pretence, and really lack and want it. I question whether any of us are at all judges as to our pride or humility ; for verily, pride so often assumes the shape of lowliness when it hath...

Acts 20:19

The Silver Trumpet

Mar 24 The chief of sinners are objects of the choicest mercy. Christ is a great Saviour to meet the great trangressions of great rebels. The vast machinery of redemption was never undertaken for a mean or little purpose. There must be a great end in so great a plan, carried out at so great an expense, guaranteed with such great promises, and intended to bring such great glory to God. The...

Isaiah 1:18

The First Sermon in the Tabernacle

Mar 25 I do not know whether there are any persons here present who can contrive to put themselves into my present position, and to feel my present feelings. If they can effect that, they will give me credit for meaning what I say, when I declare that I feel totally unable to preach. And, indeed, I think I shall scarcely attempt a sermon, but rather give a sort of declaration of the...

Acts 5:42

Evangelical Congratulation

Mar 25 How Paul would have rejoiced had he been living now. Judging from the effect that was produced upon his mind by the evangelical labours at Rome, what think you, brethren, would have been the effect produced upon his mind by the evangelical labours in London? Because the brethren there were waxing bold in the name of Christ, he was glad. The fact that in the metropolis of the empire the...

Philippians 1:18