Resources from Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 7

Infant Salvation

Sep 29 THE subject of this morning's discourse will be “Infant Salvation.” It may not possibly be interesting to all present, but I do not remember to have preached upon this subject to this congregation, and I am anxious moreover that the printed series should contain sermons upon the whole range of theology. I think there is no one point which ought to be left out in our ministry, even though it...

2 Kings 4:26

God's First Words to the First Sinner

Oct 6 IT will be interesting to the members of this Church to know that it was under a sermon delivered by Mr. William Wallin from this very text, that my honoured and venerable predecessor, Dr. Gill, was converted to a knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus. I looked with some degree of curiosity to his interpretation of this passage. I had half hoped to find there some allusion...

Genesis 3:9

The Glory of Christ-Beheld!

Oct 20   I CANNOT refrain from mentioning an incident connected with the perusal of the first chapter of John. I suppose there is not a passage in God's’ Word which has not at some time or other been blessed to the conversion of a soul. Even the fifth chapter of Genesis, which is so uninteresting to the most of readers, because the verses continually end, “And he died,” “And he died,”...

John 1:14

The Fulness of Christ-Received!

Oct 20 THERE is no occasion to inform the Christian heart who the person is to whom reference is here made. The name of Jesus is to you a household word. Nay, it is the word which will be found written upon your hearts when you die. That immortal word shall be the key-note of your eternal song when you shall enter into the immortality which remains for God’s people. Jesus! how...

John 1:16

The Shield of Faith

Oct 27 LIKE the Spartans, every Christian is born a warrior. It is his destiny to be assaulted; it is his duty to attack. Part of his life will be occupied with defensive warfare. He will have to defend earnestly the faith once delivered to the saints; he will have to resist the devil; he will have to stand against all his wiles; and having done all, still to stand. He will,...

Ephesians 6:16

Scourge for Slumbering Souls

Nov 3  IN itself considered it is no ill thing to be at ease; nay it is a great blessing to be at ease in Zion in the healthy sense and meaning of that word. Is it not one of the invitations of Christ — “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest?” Is not this one of the promises made to the...

Amos 6:1

Bread for the Hungry

Nov 10 THIS notable text shall teach us two lessons this morning. Its first utterance shall be concerning ‘providence, and its second, concerning the life of grace in the heart. Our blessed Lord once used this text with regard to providence, and therefore, we shall be justified in so interpreting it. When the foul fiend suggested to the hungry Saviour that he should work a “preposterous miracle” to supply his needs, saying,...

Deuteronomy 8:3

The Roaring Lion

Nov 17 SATAN, who is called by various names in the Scriptures, all descriptive of his bad qualities, was once an angel of God, perhaps one of the chief among the fiery ones — “Foremost of the sons of light, Midst the bright ones doubly bright.” Sin, all-destroying sin, which has made an Aceldama out of Eden, soon found inhabitants for hell in heaven itself, plucking one...

1 Peter 5:8-9

Abram and the Ravenous Birds

Nov 24 WE might use this text, if we chose, as a picture of the ease with which Faith repels all attacks that are made upon Christ, the great sacrifice of the new covenant. Ainsworth tells us that the original word which we translate “drove,” has in it the force of “puffed” them away; as if with a very puff of breath these kites, and vultures, and eagles, were at once driven...

Genesis 15:11

It is Finished!

Dec 1 MY brethren, I would have you attentively observe the singular clearness, power, and quickness of the Saviour's mind in the last agonies of death. When pains and groans attend the last hour, they frequently have the effect of discomposing the mind, so that it is not possible for the dying man to collect his thoughts, or having collected them, to utter them so that they can be understood by others....

John 19:30