metropolitan-tabernacle-pulpit-volume-27

The Sitting of the Refiner

Jan 01

The Sitting of the Refiner   “And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.” — Malachi iii. 3.   THIS is spoken of as one of the results of the …

1 Corinthians:4:7

The Throne of God and of the Lamb

Jan 01

The Throne of God and of the Lamb   “The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it.” — Revelation xxii. 3.   WE shall take these words as referring to heaven. Certainly it is most true of the celestial city, as well as of the millennial city, that the throne of God and of the …

Revelation:22:3

Sin Subdued

Jan 01

Sin Subdued   “He will subdue our iniquities.”— Micah vii. 19.   BUT lately I tuned my harp to the music of forgiven sin, and we sang of pardon bought with blood, finding our key-note in the words of David, — “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities.” It was a sweet subject to all our hearts, for we all have …

Micah:7:19

Till We Meet Again

Jan 01

Till We Meet Again   “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”— Revelation xxii. 21.   THE first saints could never be long without speaking of their Lord and Saviour. He filled their hearts, and therefore they must needs speak of him. How ingeniously they bring him in! When they commence an epistle the …

Revelation:22:21

Taught That We May Teach

Jan 01

Taught That We May Teach   “And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee ; for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to …

Ezekiel:40:4

Roads Cleared

Jan 01

Roads Cleared   “Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock put of the way of my people.” — Isaiah lvii. 14.   WHAT is the way, the way of salvation, the way to heaven? Jesus Christ says, “I am the way.” He is the Son of God, and he left the glories of …

Isaiah:57:14

An Indictment with Four Counts

Jan 01

An Indictment with Four Counts   “She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the Lord; she drew not near to her God.”— Zephaniah iii. 2.   FOUR heavy counts of a terrible indictment against Jerusalem and the Jewish people. Is it not sad to reflect that Jerusalem was the city of the great …

Zephaniah:3:2

Choice Food for Pilgrims to Canaan

Jan 01

CHOICE FOOD FOR PILGRIMS TO CANAAN.   “And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.”— Exodus xxxiii. 14.   MAY the inexpressibly precious promises of our text be fulfilled to every one of you throughout the whole of your lives. What could heart desire, or mind conceive beyond the heaped-up blessedness of …

Exodus:33:14

Loved and Loving

Jan 01

Loved and Loving    “M y beloved is mine, and I am bis: he feedeth among the lilies.”— Song of Solomon ii. 16.   MY BELOVED,— this is a sweet name which our love takes liberty to apply to the Lord Jesus. His inexpressible beauty has won our affection, and we cannot help loving him whatever may come of …

Song of Solomon:2:16

Truthfulness

Jan 01

TRUTHFULNESS.   “O Lord, are not thine eyes upon the truth?” — Jeremiah v. 3.   THE allusion is not to doctrinal truth, or truth in the abstract, but to practical truth as it should exist in the hearts and lives of men. It might be read “O Lord, are not thine eyes upon truthfulness?” or “upon faithfulness?” The …

Jeremiah:5:3