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“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...

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...

10 Lessons from Spurgeon on Luther’s Life and Ministry

Oct 26 Charles Spurgeon acknowledged that Luther “was not an absolutely perfect man” and “we neither endorse all that he said nor admire all that he did.” And yet God used this imperfect servant (as we all are) to recover the message of justification by faith alone, which was nothing less than a recovery of the gospel of grace. By this message, Luther “unlocked the dungeons of the human mind, and set...