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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 …

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 …

Spurgeon’s Last Inscription

May 07

To the credit of J.W. Harrald and Susannah Spurgeon, they documented Charles Spurgeon’s last days before leaving his mortal body. His last service commenced on January 17, 1892, in his sitting room in Mentone, France. He read excerpts from a sermon on Psalm 73:28 and his Exposition from Matthew 15:21-28. “The Sands of Time Are …

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 …

The Gospel: The Sum and Substance of Spurgeon’s Spirituality

Apr 29

From the day he first met Christ in the Primitive Methodist Chapel on Artillery Street in Colchester, Charles Spurgeon’s life and ministry was captivated by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Any brief examination of his sermons, writings, and personal correspondence demonstrates the centrality of Christ and his atoning work on the cross in Spurgeon’s spiritual …

8 Spurgeon Quotes on the Good Life

Apr 23

For Charles Haddon Spurgeon, life was good. But, more importantly, Spurgeon knew that God is good. Spurgeon also knew that the creation he enjoyed was contingent, upheld by the Creator of life himself. God had made everything out of nothing and apart from him nothing could exist. It was God who “laid the beams” of …

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. …