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“Compel Them to Come In:” The Posture and Persuasion in the Preaching Of Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Feb 6 Spurgeon is much the rhetorician. He uses every means within his arsenal of oratory to bring men and women, boys and girls to the Savior. But more importantly than being a rhetor—he is an evangelist. 

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.

“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".

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.

"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.

Was Spurgeon King James Only?

Jan 18 Spurgeon loved the King James Version of the Bible — it was the version he used the most. But Charles Spurgeon was not King James only. On occasion, Spurgeon mentioned textual variants from the pulpit. Sometimes he even rejected the reading of the KJV in favor of the reading in the critical Greek text, represented in the Revised Version. Here are three times that Spurgeon rejected the reading of the...

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...

Spurgeon: Santa or Scrooge? And 5 Thoughts for Your Christmas Day

Dec 25 When it comes to Christmas, was Charles Spurgeon a Santa or a Scrooge? Here's what Spurgeon really thought about the holiday and some takeaways for your own Christmas day.

Spurgeon Can Help Your Depression

Nov 9 The fact that you are reading this article indicates with a high degree of certainty that you have been depressed. If this is the case, you should be encouraged to know that you are not alone. The one we dub the “Prince of Preachers” was just that because he was also the “Prince of Pain.” Depression was not merely “dullness, inertia, pessimism, and deep unhappiness,” as many of his Victorian...

Why He Named His Baby "Calvin Luther Spurgeon"

Nov 7 What's in a name? The Bible too has a lot to say about names. In biblical times, your name defined you. Jacob was born grabbing the heel of his brother. His name means “supplanter” or “holder of the heel.” Biblical names were often used to convey a message from God.  Hosea’s children had to bear names like “No Mercy” and “Not My People.”  In this post, Joseph Spurgeon shared why...