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Comforting Words from Spurgeon's 9/11 Sermons

Sep 12 This week as we pause to remember the terror attack on September 11, 2001, our prayers go out to the families suffering from the memory of the horrific tragedy. Sixteen years ago, 2,996 lives were lost in the coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C, and the hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93. Spurgeon offers hope in Jesus Christ—hope that, in...

Spurgeon and the Hurricane of 1878

Aug 29 Since last Sunday, Hurricane Harvey has pummeled the Gulf Coast of Texas with winds raging up to 130 miles per hour. Five people have lost their lives, 30,000 have sought shelter, and Houston—America’s fourth largest city— has become ground zero for rooftop evacuations and helicopter rescues. Our prayers continue to be with those who have lost loved ones, and for those deprived of food and shelter. Charles Spurgeon can offer...

10 Spurgeon Quotes for the New School Year

Aug 24 A new school year has just begun. For students and teachers, life just got busy again. There are classes, papers, meetings, and a constellation of other responsibilities that we must squeeze into our schedules.   For those juggling the tasks of a new academic semester, here are ten Spurgeon quotes to keep us spiritually and intellectually on the right track.   

3 Truths from Spurgeon about the 1858 Solar Eclipse

Aug 22 Yesterday, the sun darkened above the Spurgeon Library in Kansas City. Did you know that twenty-four-year-old also Spurgeon witnessed a solar eclipse on March 15, 1858? The day before, Spurgeon preached a sermon entitled “The Solar Eclipse.” Here are three truths Spurgeon saw in the solar eclipse.

3 Reasons You Should Read Spurgeon

Aug 15 Go fall in love with a dead pastor, preacher, theologian, author, missionary, or martyr. Spend the rest of your life reading dead people. Get inside their heads and hearts. Sit at their feet. Let them encourage you, challenge you, rebuke you, improve you. Find a soul mate, feed your crush, date the dead. Why? Because like Abel who “still speaks, even though he is dead” (Hebrews 11:4), dead people still...

5 Photos of Spurgeon's Cambridge - Then and Now

Aug 10 Charles Spurgeon's time in and around Cambridge were four of the best years of his life (from 1850 to 1854). During these teenage years, he was baptized, discerned his call to ministry, taught Sunday School, learned to preach, and pastored his first congregation.  In many ways, Spurgeon's Cambridge hasn't changed at all. Here are 5 photos - then and now - from one of the most pivotol seasons in the...

6 Quotes Spurgeon Didn't Say

Aug 8 Charles Spurgeon is one of the most popular preachers to tweet, “meme” quote and misquote. But you may be shocked to realize that Spurgeon didn't say these six quotes often attributed to him.

13 Spurgeon Quotes for Surviving Guilt

Aug 3 Charles Spurgeon’s ministry was marked with guilt. After the Surrey Gardens Music Hall disaster on October 19, 1856, he fell into so deep a depression that even the sight of the Bible brought much anxiety. And so, from the depths of Spurgeon’s guilt we excavate these 13 quotes. In reading them, may you be as healed as Spurgeon was in saying them.

12 Must-Read Spurgeon Biographies

Aug 1 Over the past century, dozens of biographies have been written about the Prince of Preachers. So if you’re interested in learning more about Charles Spurgeon but don’t know where to begin, here are twelve must-read biographies to get you started.

10 Most Tweeted Spurgeon Quotes for July

Jul 27 Charles Spurgeon didn’t need more than 140 characters to communicate the gospel. That’s probably why Spurgeon is one of the most tweeted evangelical preachers on the Internet. His rhetoric pulled no punches and packed a punch. His words cut soul deep. My good friend and Spurgeon fan, Kerry Allen, curates @SPURGEONdotUS and has graciously given me access to the most popular Spurgeon quotes for July. Here is a list...