Geoff Chang

Small Beginnings: C. H. Spurgeon at Waterbeach

Aug 08

Before he was the pastor of the largest of church in London, president of the Pastors’ College, founder of an orphanage and dozens of other charitable institutions, and read by people from all over the world, C. H. Spurgeon pastored a small Baptist church in the village of Waterbeach, about five miles outside of Cambridge. …

Spurgeon on the Church’s Fight for the Truth

Mar 20

The Christmas season of 1887 was a dark one for Charles Spurgeon. Earlier that year, Spurgeon had published two articles on what he called “The Down Grade,” the infiltration of liberal theology into the Baptist Union. Later that summer, he wrote and published three more articles lamenting decline of orthodox theology among Baptist and other Dissenting churches. …

Meaningful Membership at Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle

Feb 08

In 1854, when Charles Spurgeon began pastoring at the New Park Street Chapel, he had a handful of deacons assisting him and a membership of 313. In just twelve weeks, they outgrew their space and began making plans to enlarge their building. As soon as that was done, they found themselves immediately in need of …

10 Lessons from Spurgeon on Luther’s Life and Ministry

Oct 26

On the 400th anniversary of Luther’s birth, Charles Spurgeon preached two sermons commemorating the event. In the morning of November 11, 1883, Spurgeon opened his sermon with these remarks: “Yesterday, four hundred years ago, there came into this wicked world the son of a miner, or refiner of metals, who was to do no little towards …