metropolitan-tabernacle-pulpit-volume-30

The Spirit of Bondage and of Adoption

Jan 01

THE SPIRIT OF BONDAGE AND OF ADOPTION.   “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” — Romans viii. 15, 16.   THESE two verses are full …

Romans:8:15-16

High Doctrine and Broad Doctrine

Jan 01

HIGH DOCTRINE AND BROAD DOCTRINE.   “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” — John vi. 37.   THESE two sentences have been looked upon as representing two sides of Christian doctrine. They enable us to see it from two stand-points — the …

John:6:37

Knowledge. Worship. Gratitude.

Jan 01

KNOWLEDGE. WORSHIP. GRATITUDE.   “So that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful.” — Romans i. 20, 21.   THOSE who boast of their knowledge betray their ignorance. Knowledge is not a possession to be proud of, since it brings with it so great a responsibility that …

Romans:1:20

Concerning Saints

Jan 01

Concerning Saints   “All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.”—Psalm cxlv.10.   Do not throw yourselves back in your seats, and say, “This will be a sermon for saints, and therefore we may be excused from attending to it.” Do you not see that the first clause gives you a fair word …

Psalms:145:10

Commendation for the Steadfast

Jan 01

Commendation for the Steadfast   “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the …

Revelation:3:8-10

Faith Among Mockers

Jan 01

FAITH AMONG MOCKERS.   “He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.” — Psalm xxii. 8.   DAVID experienced what Paul afterwards so aptly described as “cruel mockings.” Note the adjective cruel: it is well chosen. Mockings may not cut the flesh, but they tear the heart; they …

Psalms:22:8

The Pastor’s Life Wrapped Up with His People’s Steadfastness: A Pleading Reminder for the New Year.

Jan 01

THE PASTOR’S LIFE WRAPPED UP WITH HIS PEOPLE’S STEADFASTNES: A PLEADING REMINDER FOR THE NEW YEAR.   “Now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.” — 1 Thessalonians iii. 8.   MINISTERS, who are really sent of God, greatly rejoice in the spiritual prosperity of their people. If they see God’s word prosper, they prosper; if the …

1 Thessalonians:3:8

The Great Birthday of Our Coming Age

Dec 21

The Great Birthday of Our Coming Age    “Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: but when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might …

Galatians:4:3-6

Jonah’s Resolve, or “Look Again”!

Dec 14

Jonah's Resolve, or "Look Again"!   “Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.”— Jonah ii. 4.   WHAT a complex creature is man! Those who fancy that they can fully describe him do not understand him. He is a riddle and a contradiction. As says Ralph Erskine— “I’m …

Jonah:2:4