metropolitan-tabernacle-pulpit-volume-39

Simeon’s Swan Song

Jan 01

Simeon's Swan Song   “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: for mine eyes have seen thy salvation.” — Luke ii. 29, 30.   IF we are believers in Christ, we shall one day use words like these. Perhaps not just at present; and yet, possibly, sooner than some of us think, we …

Luke:2:29-30

Thorns and Thistles

Mar 12

Thorns and Thistles   “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee.”— Genesis iii. 18.   THIS was not the penalty which might have been pronounced upon Adam. This curse does not fall directly on him; it glances obliquely, and falls upon the ground whereon he stands: “Cursed is the ground for thy sake.” It is not …

Genesis:3:18

The Christ-given Rest

Mar 05

The Christ-given Rest   “I will give you rest.”— Matthew xi. 23.   I AM afraid that we have not always noticed the fulness of this promise. Usually the text is preached from as an invitation to the unconverted to come to Christ, and very properly so: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and …

Matthew:11:28

Sealed and Open Evidences

Feb 26

Sealed and Open Evidences   “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days.”— Jeremiah xxxii. 14.   THE discourse of this evening is suggested by the …

Jeremiah:32:14

Saints Guarded from Stumbling

Feb 19

Saints Guarded from Stumbling   “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”— Jude 24, 25.   THE point and pith of what …

Jude:

God’s People, or Not God’s People

Feb 12

God’s People, or Not God’s People   “I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say. Thou art my God.”— Hosea ii. 23. “As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were …

Hosea:2:23

Abraham, a Pattern to Believers

Jan 22

Abraham, a Pattern to Believers   “By faith he (Abraham) sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: for he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”— Hebrews xi. 9, 10.   ABRAHAM’S life, taken …

Hebrews:11:9-10

Dare to be a Daniel

Jan 15

Dare to be a Daniel   “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank.”— Daniel i. 8.   VERY much of our future life will depend upon our earliest days. I like a remark of Mr. Buskin’s, that I remember to …

Daniel:1:8

God’s Unspeakable Gift

Jan 08

God’s Unspeakable Gift   “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”— 2 Corinthians ix. 15.   IF you will read, at home, the chapter from which our text is taken, you will find that Paul was stirring up the Corinthians to an act of liberality. He had boasted of what they would do, and he had just a …

2 Corinthians:9:15

The Right Key-Note for the New Year

Jan 01

The Right Key-Note for the New Year   “But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD. PSALM cxv. 18.   IT has been truly said that, if the members of our churches were in a right condition of heart, the work of the pastor towards them would be no more difficult …

Psalms:115:8