Blog Entries by 2018

Sermon of the Week: No. 1205, "All for Jesus"

Dec 31 Charles Spurgeon believed it was an “unrivalled honour and an unsurpassed delight” to be able to “do anything for Jesus.” Indeed, he was “insatiably ambitious” to bring honour to the Lord Jesus Christ. In this Sermon of the Week join us as Spurgeon exhorts and equips his congregation so that they may be "all for Christ."

Sermon of the Week: No. 109, "Going Home - Christmas Sermon"

Dec 24 When Charles Spurgeon wished that there were “twenty Christmas days in the year” it was because he knew that Christmas was a home-going testimony-telling opportunity. In this Sermon of the Week join us as Spurgeon shows how Christ’s command to “Go home…and tell” holds implications for Christmas as well.

Merry Christmas from C. H. Spurgeon

Dec 21 Charles Spurgeon loved Christmas, in fact, he once said, “I like Christmas; I wish it came six times a year.” But for Spurgeon the true significance of Christmas was that it “compelled” people to “think of the birth of Christ.” This Christmas join us in contemplating Christ's Incarnation, the miracle which "outmiracles miracle."

Sermon of the Week: No. 1029-30, "A Call to Holy Living"

Dec 18 For Charles Spurgeon the doctrine of justification by faith was foundational for the Christian life. In his view, it was a “very great fault” to neglect this doctrine, an error which could prove “fatal.” In this Sermon of the Week koin us as Spurgeon explains how the doctrine of justification by faith encourages, rather than hinders, personal holiness.

Sermon of the Week: No. 1010, "Light for Those Who Sit in Darkness"

Dec 13 Charles Spurgeon lamented that Jesus was a “prophet without honour” in his own country. But, as Spurgeon knew the “loss of Nazareth” proved to be the “gain of Galilee.” When Jesus Christ was rejected by men, he turned his tender gaze towards those likewise rejected who “sat in darkness.” In this Sermon of the Week join us as Spurgeon holds forth the light of Christ to those who sit in...

The Conversion of C. H. Spurgeon: A Lecture given at the Artillery Street Evangelical Church, Colchester, England, July 13, 2018

Dec 10 This week Midwestern Seminary has published the Fall 2018 of the Midwestern Journal of Theology. From time to time this publication features a "From the Spurgeon Library" section. Join us as our Provost Jason Duesing shares some select insights from a lecture given at the Artillery Street Evangelical Church, Colchester, England on the conversion of C. H. Spurgeon.

Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon (Review)

Dec 6 The mission of The Spurgeon Library is to steward the life and legacy of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, but today Selah Ulmer joins us to review Ray Rhodes' new book Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, wife of Charles H. Spurgeon.

Sermon of the Week: No. 752, "The King in His Beauty"

Dec 3 Charles Spurgeon loved to gaze upon the “King in his beauty.” While Charles knew that Isaiah 33:17 referred to Hezekiah, he asserted that “We have a nobler King than Hezekiah; he is the King of kings and Lord of lords.” In this Sermon of the Week join us as Spurgeon reflects upon the beauty of Christ's kingship and redemptive work.

Sermon of the Week: No. 668-669, "Unity in Christ"

Nov 26 For Charles Spurgeon, Christ’s prayer for the unity of his people was not only his “most tender and touching prayer,” but it also “[opened] up to us his inmost heart.” In this Sermon of the Week join us as Spurgeon unpacks the beauty and implications of unity in Christ.

Giving Thanks with Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Nov 21 There is much in life for which to be thankful. Family, friends, food, and the changing color of the fall leaves are sweet gifts to be savoured and enjoyed. But, the best gift to be thankful for is Jesus Christ. This Thanksgiving join us in contemplating Christ and let Christ “flood the whole of [our] faculties” with thankfulness.