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Thank God for Unknown Preachers: The Conversions of Spurgeon and Owen

Oct 20

“And I, even I only, am left,” cried the prophet Elijah (1 Kgs 9:15, ESV). Twenty-eight centuries later, Charles Spurgeon likewise lamented his own country. His plight, however, was the lack of Puritan influence in English churches. Often considered the last of the Puritans, Spurgeon once said, “For my part, I think that, nowadays, we …

Spurgeon on Discipleship

Oct 13

For Charles Spurgeon, discipleship was not merely a process in the Christian life. Rather discipleship was the essence of the Christian life. From new birth to final breath, the Christian life was a life of discipleship. The Gospel of Jesus Christ was the catalyst of the new birth, a new birth which commended the life of …

When Revival Comes…

Oct 06

The first seven years of Spurgeon's ministry in London were marked by revival. In addition to the massive crowds coming to hear him preach, hundreds were being converted and joining the church. This was not due to any gimmicks or entertainments, but the plain and powerful preaching of the gospel. In 1858, Spurgeon preached a …

Spurgeon’s Hunting Dogs: The Evangelistic Hospitality of the Metropolitan Tabernacle

Sep 29

When Charles Spurgeon first arrived in London in the winter of 1853, the New Park Street Chapel had severely dwindled from its historic past. This congregation had once been pastored by men like Benjamin Keach, John Gill, and John Rippon, and had played a leading role among Baptists in Britain. But by 1853, they had …

Spurgeon as a Literary Man

Sep 22

From time to time, we would like to showcase the scholarship that is coming out of Midwestern Seminary and the Spurgeon Library. This excerpt is taken from the Ph.D. dissertation "All Hail, Thou Comforter Divine": The Ontological And Functional Pneumatology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) by Tyler H. Smiley. Here, Tyler explores Spurgeon's prolific reading …

A Constellation of Wonders

Jul 30

It is no overstatement to say Jesus’s ministry was primarily one of forgiveness. Whether he caused the blind to see, the deaf to hear, or the paralytic to walk, he typically closed with some variation of “Your sins are forgiven, go and …

Spurgeon’s Vision for Women’s Ministry

Jun 19

The Victorian era has captivated the imaginations of many in recent years. One contributing factor has been PBS’s hit series Victoria, which portrays the story of the illustrious queen from her coronation in 1837 at the tender age of eighteen through the ups and downs of one of the most intriguing periods in Britain’s national …

What is God Doing?

May 28

I have a passion for the supremacy of God in all things. Most times, that’s exciting and fun: the supremacy of God in literature, the supremacy of God in business, the supremacy of God in the arts. But times like these can cause you to do a double take: what about the supremacy of God in …

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 …

On First Looking into Spurgeon’s Sermons

May 14

In 1816, poet John Keats wrote a sonnet to describe the delight and awe he experienced when reading the works of Homer in English for the first time. While Keats knew Latin, he did not know Greek and thus had no access to Homer until a friend introduced him one night to a translation by …