Jul 20 Do you ever feel like you’re wasting your life? Christian history is packed full of people who decided to make the most of their time in this world: John Calvin was 26 years old when he wrote the Institutes of the Christian Religion. David Brainerd was 29 years old when he died for his faith as a missionary. Jim Elliot was only 25...
Jul 18 Who was Charles Spurgeon’s first convert? For over 150 years, that individual has hidden from history. Now, using a triangulation of Spurgeon’s Lost Sermons, his autobiography, and genealogical research, Spurgeon’s first convert (and the one that got away) can finally step into the light.
Jul 13 For Spurgeon, the afterlife was not an afterthought. Heaven always occupied his mind. Here are seven reasons Spurgeon longed for heaven, and why you can long for heaven, too.
Jul 11 Diagnosing the dead is neither easy nor altogether accurate. But in the case of Charles Spurgeon, it’s worth a try. “As to mental maladies, is any man altogether sane? Are we not all a little off the balance?”
Jul 6 In 1857, Spurgeon—the most popular preacher in the Victorian world—promised his readers that he would publish his earliest sermons. For almost 160 years, these sermons were lost to history. Spurgeon preached the sermon, "Faith Precious," on August 10, 1851. He was only sixteen years old.
Jul 4 Children brought out Spurgeon’s brightest and tenderest side. Here are thirteen quotes by Spurgeon about raising Godly children. “As soon as a child is capable of being lost, it is capable of being saved.”
Jun 29 Death didn’t catch Charles Spurgeon off guard. The pastor spent his whole life dying every day. Here are ten Spurgeon quotes for those who want to die well.
Jun 27 In fifty-seven years, Charles Spurgeon accomplished three lifetimes of work. Every week he preached four to ten times, read six meaty books, revised sermons for publication, lectured, edited a monthly magazine. In his spare time, he wrote about 150 books. Here's how the Prince of Preachers scheduled his week.
Jun 19 On September 30, 1888, “Jack the Ripper” murdered his third victim, Elizabeth Stride, only five miles from last Sunday’s terrorist attack in Finsbury Park. Terror seized Spurgeon’s London. Would the murders continue? Who would die next? (Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly)
Dec 23 It’s true. Charles Spurgeon had a love-hate relationship with Christmas. Here’s the context.