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The Pearl of the Psalms: Spurgeon on Psalm 23

Nov 17

Psalm 23 is undoubtedly one of the most well-known passages in Scripture.  It adorns walls in faithful churches and fills frames in Christian homes.  David’s song is portrayed in non-religious circles too, making appearances in many secular movies and other entertainment mediums.  Though not often recited in its entirety, few are unfamiliar with the famous …

“United Adoration”: Spurgeon and Congregational Singing

Nov 11

The year was 1855 as controversy brewed about the pews of London over the publication of a hymn-book entitled, The Rivulet. Penned by the local minister Thomas Lynch, the book raised more than a few ministerial eyebrows for its lack of explicit Christian orthodoxy. The hymn-book quickly acquired the epithets, “pantheistic,” “written by a Deist” with “not one particle of …

Spurgeon on Union with Christ

Nov 03

Charles Spurgeon never ceased to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout his ministry. At the center of this gospel message was the doctrinal and experiential understanding of union with Christ. For the Prince of Preachers, union with Christ was the lifeblood of the trinitarian work of salvation. He proclaimed, “The first cause of your union …

Spurgeon on Pastoral Transitions

Oct 27

Founded in 1652, the New Park Street Chapel had been around for over 200 years when they called 19-year-old Charles Spurgeon to be their pastor in 1854. Like many other churches, this historic Baptist church went through many ups and downs throughout its long history. Reflecting on those pastoral transitions, Spurgeon shares nine lessons for …

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 …