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Spurgeon's Greatest Sermon

Feb 1 On December 5, 1858 at the tender age of 24, Charles Haddon Spurgeon preached his best sermon. Of this sermon, Charles confessed, “I think I never preached another sermon by which so many souls were won to God.” From beginning to end, the riveting exhortation “Compel Them to Come In” is full of fervent entreaties for sinners to come to Christ.

Spurgeon's Orphanage: How One Woman Changed the World

Mar 7 Sara Willcocks of Spurgeons Children’s Charity gives a remarkable account of how an “ordinary” Christian woman left an extraordinary mark on the world.

Spurgeon's Passion for His City

Mar 29 Passion for the mission of God led Spurgeon and his church to saturate the city of London with the life-changing gospel of Jesus. 

Spurgeon's Secret for Raising Godly Children

Jul 4 Children brought out Spurgeon’s brightest and tenderest side. Here are thirteen quotes by Spurgeon about raising Godly children. “As soon as a child is capable of being lost, it is capable of being saved.”

Spurgeon's Top 4 New Year's Resolutions

Jan 1 On the last evening of 1891 and first morning of 1892, Spurgeon gave two brief addresses. He hadn’t preached at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in several months because of sickness. He was a month away from death. In reflecting on 1891, he spoke about the God-intended lessons of the year, such as the “instability of earthly joys.” As friends came together again in the morning, he gazed upon the new year...

Strength Amidst Suffering: Lessons from the Life of Charlotte Elliott

Apr 11 Charles Haddon Spurgeon treasured the “precious hymn,” “Just as I am,” written by Charlotte Elliott. Well-known for its use in the Billy Graham Crusades, “Just As I Am” was only one of many hymns composed by Elliott.  But who was this woman “who gave herself up to Jesus” and garnered the respect of the Prince of Preachers? Join us as we examine the life of a suffering saint who inspired Spurgeon through...

Susannah Spurgeon's "A Cluster of Camphire"

Jan 25 Although Susannah Spurgeon was not as prolific an author as her husband Charles, her writing nevertheless was profound. Her pen, like her beloved husband, had a poetic and practical quality about it. For a sample of Susannah’s picturesque writing, consider Susannah’s book A Cluster of Camphire: Or, Words of Cheer & Comfort For Sick and Sorrowful Souls.

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.

"The Best Feast": Spurgeon’s Lost Sermon #125

Jan 22 In 1857, Charles Spurgeon—the most popular preacher in the Victorian world—promised his readers that he would publish his earliest sermons. For almost 160 years, these sermons have been lost to history. In this lost sermon, "The Best Feast," Spurgeon shows how true satisfaction only comes when the soul feasts on Jesus Christ.

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.