Phillip Ort

Sermon of the Week: No. 490, “Gracious Renewal”

Dec 10

“Renew a right spirit within me.” – Psalm 51:10   For Charles Haddon Spurgeon, fresh consecration to the Lord Jesus Christ was incredibly precious. In this sermon, he recounted how he was joyously overwhelmed by the unity of his church at the previous Wednesday meeting of the Metropolitan Tabernacle. His church was a “loving family” and a …

Sermon of the Week: No. 730, “Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled”

Dec 05

“Let not your hearts be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” – John 14:1   For Charles Haddon Spurgeon, these words of the Lord Jesus Christ were especially sweet. When Jesus first spoke these words “The disciples had been like lambs, carried in the warm bosom of a loving Shepherd.” In the past Jesus …

Sermon of the Week: No. 321, “Christ – Our Substitute”

Nov 26

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21.   Charles Spurgeon loved the doctrine of Christ’s substitutionary penal atonement. However, holding fast to this cherished conviction came at a cost. While Victorian culture “progressed” onward and …

Sermon of the Week: No. 208, “Righteous Hatred”

Nov 19

“Ye that love the Lord, hate evil.” – Psalm 97:10   Charles Spurgeon believed that “The Christian religion is a golden chain with which the hands of men are fettered from all hatred.” Since the “spirit of Christ is love,” Spurgeon declared that “Wherever he governs, love reigns as a necessary consequence.” Simply put, “The Christian man …

Sermon of the Week: No. 1350, “Enlivening and Invigorating”

Nov 05

“Quicken thou me according to thy word.” – Psalm 119:25   Charles Spurgeon began this sermon by noting that “you will frequently find David uttering this petition.” He believed that “it is a favorite prayer of [David’s].” According to Spurgeon, whenever David felt a spiritual “coldness” or “deadness” “stealing over him” his first cry was “Quicken thou …

Sermon of the Week: No. 1150, “Life More Abundant”

Oct 31

“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10   For Charles Spurgeon, the contrast between Jesus Christ and the thief in John 10 was acute. Christ came that those who believe in him “might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” On the …

Sermon of the Week: No. 1599, “Everyday Religion”

Oct 21

“The life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God.” – Galatians 2:20   Charles Spurgeon rejoiced in the simple gospel of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone. His love for the gospel made him quick to defend the gospel when it was subject to “calumny” or …

Sermon of the Week: No. 1837, “A Great Gospel for Great Sinners”

Oct 14

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners.” – 1 Tim. 1:15   Charles Spurgeon’s heart was gripped by the grace of God in Jesus Christ. In his opening remarks he declared “It is my conviction that our Lord Jesus Christ came into the world …

Sermon of the Week: No. 1639, “Acceptable Service”

Oct 11

“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: for our God is a consuming fire.” – Hebrews 12:28-29   For Spurgeon, the preaching of this sermon was occasioned with celebration. In his opening remarks he commended his congregation for being “diligently …

Sermon of the Week: No. 1717, “The Marvellous Magnet”

Sep 30

“‘I, if I be lifted up from the earth will draw all men unto me.’ This he said, signifying what death he should die.” – John 12:32-33   “There is an attractive power about our Lord’s person, and about his life, and about his teaching; but, still, the main attractive force lies in his death upon the …