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.
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.
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...
Jul 25 As the pastor’s wife of the world’s largest Protestant church, all eyes were on Susannah. The Prince of Preachers wouldn’t go far without his princess. Susannah was expected to be a spiritual superwoman—a straight-laced, “afternoonified” Victorian mother and wife. In addition to the burdens of ministry, the Spurgeons also faced public scrutiny, criticism in the press, and tremendous physical and mental illnesses, all while parenting twin sons Charles and Thomas....
Jul 20 Do you ever feel like you’re wasting your life? Christian history is packed full of people who decided to make the most of their time in this world: John Calvin was 26 years old when he wrote the Institutes of the Christian Religion. David Brainerd was 29 years old when he died for his faith as a missionary. Jim Elliot was only 25...
Jul 18 Who was Charles Spurgeon’s first convert? For over 150 years, that individual has hidden from history. Now, using a triangulation of Spurgeon’s Lost Sermons, his autobiography, and genealogical research, Spurgeon’s first convert (and the one that got away) can finally step into the light.
Jul 13 For Spurgeon, the afterlife was not an afterthought. Heaven always occupied his mind. Here are seven reasons Spurgeon longed for heaven, and why you can long for heaven, too.
Jul 11 Diagnosing the dead is neither easy nor altogether accurate. But in the case of Charles Spurgeon, it’s worth a try. “As to mental maladies, is any man altogether sane? Are we not all a little off the balance?”
Jul 6 In 1857, 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 were lost to history. Spurgeon preached the sermon, "Faith Precious," on August 10, 1851. He was only sixteen years old.
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.”