Phillip Ort

Sermon of the Week: No. 2077, “The Light of the Glorious Gospel of Christ”

May 20

“The light of the glorious gospel of Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 4:4   In Spurgeon’s estimation, the Apostle Paul “was a man of one idea.” Spurgeon believed that “The gospel of Christ had saturated [Paul’s] soul as the dew saturated Gideon’s fleece.” Paul was a man of one aim. “He could think of nothing else, and speak …

Sermon of the Week: No. 1982, “Love at Its Utmost”

May 12

“As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.” – John 15:9   Charles Spurgeon believed that “In the love of Christ we find our best joy.” He also knew, from experience, that while “The pastures of the Great Shepherd are wide” the “sweetest grasses grow close to [Jesus’s] pierced …

Sermon of the Week: No. 1974, “The Suffering Saviour’s Sympathy”

May 04

“For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.” – Hebrews 2:18   For Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the sympathy of the suffering Saviour was the best balm for any wound. Reflecting on his text, he recognized that is was “necessary” for the high priest to suffer so that …

Sermon of the Week: No. 1959, “The Watchword for To-day: ‘Stand Fast'”

Apr 21

“Every doctrine of the Word of God has its practical bearing. As each tree beareth seed after its kind, so doth every truth of God bring forth practical virtues.”   Charles Spurgeon was eager for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The promise of Christ’s return was a “grand reason for steadfastness,” for persevering in faith. …

Sermon of the Week: No. 1877, “Our Own Dear Shepherd”

Apr 06

“I am the good Shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so I know the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.” – John 10:14-15   Charles Spurgeon believed that Jesus Christ was incomparably great. In fact, he portrayed the difficulty of describing such a …

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 …