Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 7

The Interest of Christ and His People in Each Other

Mar 29 The Church says concerning her Lord, “My beloved is mine and I am his.” No “ifs,” no “buts.” The two sentences are solemn assertions. Not “I hope, I trust, I think but, my beloved is mine, and I am his.” “Yes,” but you will say, “the Church must then have been gazing upon her husband’s face; it must have been a season of peculiar enjoyment with him, when she could speak...

Song of Solomon 2:16

Christ Set Forth as a Propitiation

Mar 29 WE commenced the services in this place by the declaration that here Christ shall be preached; our brother who followed us expressed his joy that Christ was preached, herein he did rejoice, yea, and would rejoice; and our friends must have observed, how, throughout the other services there has been a most blessed admixture not only of the true spirit of Christ, but of pointed and admirable reference to the...

Romans 3:25

Temple Glories

Mar 31 In the wilderness God showed his glorious presence in the midst of the camp of Israel. To show his secret indwelling in his Church, — in the innermost chamber of the sacred tent there perpetually beamed the bright and ineffable light of the Shekinah ; and to manifest his visible presence to protect and guide his flock, a pillar of cloud covered the people by day, screening them from the...

2 Chronicles 5:13-14, 7:1-3

The March!

Mar 31 The people of God in the wilderness were led instrumentally by the wisdom of Moses and his mother-in-law Hobab; but really their guiding-star was the visible presence of God in the pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire by night. I suppose that the possession of this pillar as a guide did not remove from them the duty and the necessity of using the judgment of Moses and Hobab as...

Numbers 10:35

Christ's Finished Work

Apr 4 There never existed but one being who in truth could affirm of his work — “It is finished!” Incompleteness and defect trace the most vast, elaborate, and accomplished products of human genius and power. That brilliant volume of history, at a period of thrilling interest, falls from the death-struck hand of its author, fragmentary and incomplete. That magnificent work of art fades before the glazed eye of the painter and...

John 19:30

Perfect Cleansing

Apr 7 Some think that this text has reference to the blood of the persecuted and martyred Israel. God had by terrible judgments avenged himself of the different nations who had carried his people captive, and according to some expositors, in this verse he threatens to make his vengeance complete. If there be any blood which still crieth from the ground, if there be any martyrs whose murders have not been punished...

Joel 3:21