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Spurgeon: Santa or Scrooge? And 5 Thoughts for Your Christmas Day

December 25, 2017

It’s true. Charles Spurgeon had a love/hate relationship with Christmas. In seventeenth-century England, Christmas was often associated with moral laxity and splurging. The Puritans resisted the Roman Catholic flavor of the festivities, and so did Spurgeon. Like his predecessors, the preacher often played the Scrooge and humbugged the holiday. “Certainly we do not believe in the …

Spurgeon’s Guidance on Celebrating Christmas

December 1, 2021

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) loved Christmas. Hear the glee from the 21-year-old Spurgeon: I wish there were ten or a dozen Christmas-days in the year; for there is work enough in the world, and a little more rest would not hurt labouring people. Christmas-day is really a boon to us; particularly as it enables us to …

The First Christmas Carol

December 20, 1857

The First Christmas Carol   "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."—Luke 2:14        It is supersticious to worship angels; it is but proper to love them. Although it would be a high sin, and an act of misdemeanor against the Sovereign Court of Heaven to pay the slightest adoration to …


Merry Christmas from C. H. Spurgeon

December 21, 2018

“Jesus – man, yet God; Jesus – allied to us in ties of blood – oh! here is a reason for holy mirth! Here is Christmas all year round.”   Charles Spurgeon loved Christmas, in fact, he once said, “I like Christmas; I wish it came six times a year.” He liked the generosity of “those who …

Sermon of the Week: No. 109, “Going Home – Christmas Sermon”

December 24, 2018

“Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.” – Mark 5:19   Truth be told, the story of the Gerasene Demoniac makes for an unusual Christmas sermon. Nonetheless, Charles Spurgeon found that the text hit the mark on December 21st, 1856.   In his …

Going Home – A Christmas Sermon

December 21, 1856

Going Home—A Christmas Sermon   "Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee."—Mark 5:19        The case of the man here referred to is a very extraordinary one: it occupies a place among the memorabilia of Christ's life, perhaps as high as …


Why Spurgeon Loved the Incarnation

December 22, 2020

Charles Spurgeon used to tell a tale about an old church buried deep in the ground. He wrote: “at Raleigh, they say, the old church bells still ring at Christmas time, deep, deep, in the earth; and that it was a Christmas morning custom for the people to go out into the valley, and put …

Holy Work for Christmas

December 24, 1865

Holy Work for Christmas   “And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, …


What did Charles Spurgeon Preach at Christmas?

December 16, 2019

All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.  -- Proverbs 15:15   On December 25, 1852, the 18 year old Charles Spurgeon preached a Christmas sermon at Waterbeach Baptist Church that he titled, “The Merry Hearted Man.” We know this because he kept his notes …

Four Ways of Serving God During Christmas

December 8, 2022

The Christmas season is a time of rest and celebration. But it is also a time of great opportunity. The workplace is filled with Christmas carols and decorations. Family gatherings bring Christians together with their unsaved loved ones. Neighbors exchange gifts and host neighborhood parties. Opportunities to serve the poor and needy abound. In all …