metropolitan-tabernacle-pulpit-volume-37

The Best Strengthening Medicine

June 21, 2019

The Best Strengthening Medicine   “Out of weakness were made strong.”— Hebrews xi. 34.   THOSE who out of weakness were made strong are written among the heroes of faith, and are by no means the least of them. Believers “quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong.” Who shall …

Hebrews:11:34

Am I a Sea, or a Whale?

May 31, 2019

Am I a Sea, or a Whale?   “Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?”— Job vii. 17.   JOB was in great pain when he thus bitterly complained. These moans came from him when his skin was broken and had become loathsome, and he sat upon a dunghill and scraped himself …

Christ’s Motive and Ours

November 29, 1891

Christ’s Motive and Ours   “For your sakes.”— 2 Corinthians viii. 9. “For his sake.”— Philippians i. 29. THE true test of any action lies in its motive. Many a deed, which seems to be glorious, is really mean and ignoble because it is done with a base intention; while other actions, which appear to be poor and paltry, …

2 Corinthians:8:9

Wanted! — Volunteers

October 25, 1891

Wanted! — Volunteers   “And next him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the Lord; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valour.” — 2 Chronicles xvii. 16.   IT was a great thing for king Jehoshaphat to have such a pious lord-lieutenant, one who could command an army, and at the same …

2 Chronicles:2 Chronicles 17:16

If Thou Canst.” “If Thou Canst

October 4, 1891

If Thou Canst.” “If Thou Canst   “If thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”— Mark ix. 22, 23.   WE are all familiar with the story of this youth, who was possessed by a dumb spirit, which caused …

Mark:9:22, 23

Lydia, the First European Convert

September 20, 1891

Lydia, the First European Convert   “And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto things which were spoken of Paul.”—Acts xvi.14.   WE may laudably exercise curiosity with regard to the first proclamation of the gospel in our …

Acts:16:14

A Harp of Ten Strings

August 30, 1891

A Harp of Ten Strings   “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”— Luke i. 46, 47.   IT is very clear that Mary was not beginning a new thing; for she speaks in the present tense, and in a tense which seems to have been for a …

Luke:1:46, 47

Three Names High on the Muster-Roll

August 16, 1891

Three Names High on the Muster-Roll “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, …

Daniel:3:16-18

The Lad’s Loaves in the Lord’s Hands

August 9, 1891

The Lad’s Loaves in the Lord’s Hands   “Jesus took the loaves.”— John vi. 11.   LOOK, there are the people! Five thousand of them, as hungry as hunters, and they all need to have food given to them, for they cannot any of them travel to buy it! And here is the provision! Five thin wafers— and those …

John:6:11

Young Man! A Prayer for You

August 2, 1891

Young Man! A Prayer for You   “And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”— 2 Kings vi. 17.   THIS young man …

2 Kings:6:17