Feb 14 “Am I called?” This question has lingered in the mind of every man called by God to pastoral ministry. For Charles Haddon Spurgeon, taking up the call to ministry required wisdom, discernment, and a sincere seriousness. In honour of Spurgeon's legacy, here are thirteen quote on calling from the "Prince of Preachers."
Feb 11 “The beloved!” Spurgeon relished this “golden name” which the ancient church ascribed to Jesus Christ. Indeed, this “beloved” was the “glory as of the only begotten of the Father” and the “consolation of Israel.” In this Sermon of the Week join us as Spurgeon expounds on the sweetness our beloved Saviour.
Feb 5 For Charles Spurgeon it was “no slight thing to be holy.” Furthermore, Spurgeon reveled that he had been “bought with a price.” Indeed, the precious blood of Christ demanded the highest degree of personal holiness. In this Sermon of the Week join us as Spurgeon meditates on the richness of being "bought with a price."
Jan 28 Charles Spurgeon fervently believed that “to obey is better than sacrifice,” especially when the command was to “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.” In this Sermon of the Week join us as Spurgeon offers a pentrating examination of sinful, neglectful disobedience.
Jan 23 For Charles Spurgeon, God, in his Triune and immutable nature, was matchless in beauty. In his view the knowledge of God was the “highest science,” the “loftiest speculation,” and the “mightiest philosophy.” In this Sermon of the Week join us as Spurgeon contemplates the matchless character and nature God.
Jan 14 For Charles Spurgeon the Biblical imagery of war was full of theological significance. Christians who had been bought and redeemed by the blood of Christ now found themselves drafted into the army of King Immanuel. In this sermon, Spurgeon emphasized that it was the particular duty of every Christian to serve, and it was “better for you to occupy the meanest place of service than to be an idle Christian.”...
Jan 10 Was Charles Spurgeon a pastor-scholar? If so, in what way? One blog post will not end the debate, but the conversation must begin somewhere, and we will know him better for having had the conversation.
Jan 7 Charles Spurgeon believed with the Apostle Paul that it was “a great privilege to be allowed to preach the gospel.” It was not “drudgery” but was to be entered upon with “intense delight.” This was because as “Heralds of salvation” they carried “the most joyful of all messages.” In this Sermon of the Week join us as Spurgeon explores the depths of the "unsearchable riches of Christ."
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."
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.