Ed Romine

8 Spurgeon Quotes on the Good Life

Apr 23

For Charles Haddon Spurgeon, life was good. But, more importantly, Spurgeon knew that God is good. Spurgeon also knew that the creation he enjoyed was contingent, upheld by the Creator of life himself. God had made everything out of nothing and apart from him nothing could exist. It was God who “laid the beams” of …

9 Spurgeon Quotes on Hard Work

Aug 22

“Hard work is a splendid thing.” As Charles Haddon Spurgeon proclaimed these words to his congregation at The Metropolitan Tabernacle they were doubtlessly heard by the mass of blue-collared workers who attended. For Spurgeon, being a hard worker was a vital aspect of one’s Christianity. All work done by believers was “hard work,” but it …

10 Spurgeon Quotes on Contentment

May 16

Contentment is profoundly simple but incredibly difficult to practice.  In a culture dominated by distractions  such as social media, true contentment can seem impossible to achieve. Our joys are often smothered by discontentment and covetousness.    In Spurgeon’s view, discontentment was man’s natural disposition. Covetousness was so pervasive that he remarked “no class of society is free …

Spurgeon’s Evangelical Crucicentrism

Mar 21

“Jesus Christ and him crucified should be the Alpha and the Omega of every sermon.”[1]               These words show the conviction of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. For him, the cross was everything. To not preach Christ crucified was to preach a delusion and “a sham.”[2] In fact, he considered Christ-less and cross-less …

Spurgeon’s Evangelical Conversionism

Mar 01

“You must believe in Jesus; you must be born again, and receive the new life.”[1]               When Charles Haddon Spurgeon preached these words on February 13, 1876, such impassioned pleas for sinners to come to Christ were part of the grand tradition of evangelical conversionism. Indeed, Spurgeon loved to see unconverted sinners come to a saving …

Charles Spurgeon – For the Kingdom

Sep 24

“Oh, do let me see you in earnest!”   Charles Spurgeon loved Christ’s kingdom and longed for its advance.  For Spurgeon, being for the kingdom required a heart for missional local churches. In his view, the missionary mandate of the Great Commission had yoked the two together. Like his master, he longed to see the Word of …

Charles Spurgeon – For the Church

Sep 20

"I love the church of God."   For the Church. This phrase ought to be an inspiration, and consolation, to every local church pastor to keep on going, especially when ministry life gets tough. Indeed, it is necessary to remember that the building up of God’s church is one of the greatest goals of all. Spurgeon knew …

11 Spurgeon Quotes on Living with Zeal

Sep 13

“Do not persuade yourselves, dear friends, that you have done enough.”   Charles Spurgeon was a man consumed with zeal. He told his students “that your whole life, your whole pastoral life especially, will be affected by the vigor of your piety.” He warned, “If your zeal grows dull, you will not pray well in the pulpit; …

Spurgeon on the Hope of Heaven

May 03

What comes to your mind when you think of heaven? Is it angels, or streets of gold? Perfect peace and happiness?  These thoughts are true about heaven, but none of them are the focus of heaven. The Scriptures do mention angels, streets of gold, and happiness, but the focal point of heaven is the glory …