Sermons from 1857

“What I Have Done?”

December 27, 1857

"What Have I Done?"   "What have I done?"—Jeremiah 8:6        PERHAPS no figure represents God in a more gracious light than those figures of speech, which represent him as stooping from his throne, and as coming down from heaven to attend to the wants and to behold the woes of mankind. We must have love for …


The First Christmas Carol

December 20, 1857

The First Christmas Carol   "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."—Luke 2:14        It is supersticious to worship angels; it is but proper to love them. Although it would be a high sin, and an act of misdemeanor against the Sovereign Court of Heaven to pay the slightest adoration to …


The Holy Spirit and the One Church

December 13, 1857

The Holy Spirit and the One Church   "These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit."—Jude 1:19        When a farmer comes to thrash out his wheat, and get it ready for the market there are two things that he desires—that there may be plenty of it, of the right sort, and that when he …


The Death of Christ for His People

December 13, 1857

The Death of Christ for His People   “He laid down his life for us.” — 1 John iii. 16.   COME, believer, and contemplate this sublime truth, thus proclaimed to thee in simple monosyllables: “He laid down his life for us.” There is not one long word in the sentence; it is all as simple as it can …

1 John:3:16

The Destroyer Destroyed

December 6, 1857

The Destroyer Destroyed   "That through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil"—Hebrews 2:14        In God's original empire everything was happiness, and joy, and peace. If there be any evil, any suffering and pain, that is not God's work. God may permit it, overrule it, and out of it …


The Warning Neglected

November 29, 1857

The Warning Neglected A SermonDelivered on Sabbath Morning, November 29, 1857, By The Rev. C.H. Spurgeon,At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens "He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him."—Ezekiel 33:5 In all worldly things, men are always enough awake to understand their own interests. There is scarce a merchant …


The Loved Ones Chastened

November 22, 1857

The Loved Ones Chastened   "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous therefore, and repent."—Revelation 3:19        The dealings of God towards the sons of men have always puzzled the wise men of the earth who have tried to understand them. Apart from the revelation of God the dealings of Jehovah towards his …


Awake! Awake!

November 15, 1857

Awake! Awake!   "Therefore let us not sleep as do others; but let us watch and be sober."—1 Thess. 5:6        What sad things sin hath done. This fair world of ours was once a glorious temple, every pillar of which reflected the goodness of God, and every part of which was a symbol of good, but …

1 Thessalonians:5:6

Prayerful Importunity

November 15, 1857

Prayerful Importunity   “And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?” — Luke xviii. 7.   *“This date is an approximation of when this sermon was delivered.”   You remember this is the conclusion of the parable of the importunate widow. Her husband was dead; he had left …


The First and Great Commandment

November 8, 1857

The First and Great Commandment   "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and will all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment."—Mark 12:30        Our Saviour said, "This is the first and great commandment." It is "the …