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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.

“The Effect and Design of the Law”: Spurgeon’s Lost Sermon #103

Jan 29 Despite his age, Charles Spurgeon was unafraid to wrestle with the toughest theological issues for the good of his people. Read an exceprt from one of his earliest sermons, "The Effect and Design of the Law".

The Ghostly Tale of Spurgeon and the Séance of 1928

Oct 31 On October 21, 1928, the ghost of Charles Spurgeon was raised from the dead. Or so the clairvoyant claimed. In a series of séances supervised by Canadian surgeon and paranormal researcher Thomas Glen Hamilton, the “entity” of the late Victorian evangelist made his presence known several times to a group of hand-clasped gatherers. According to Hamilton’s published report, Spurgeon even requested a hymn to be sung. On this Halloween, check...

"The Lord is a King", Lost Sermon No. 86

Mar 5 Read an excerpt from lost sermon no. 86, “The Lord is a King”, where Charles Spurgeon provides Christian subjects everywhere with a royal edict of Jehovah's supreme lordship.

"The Most Excellent Rock", Lost Sermon No. 127

Mar 19 Some sermons need no introduction. This is true of Spurgeon’s Lost Sermon, No 127, entitled “The Most Excellent Rock”. Charles wastes no time in getting to his main point: God in Christ is a glorious rock, firm and secure always.