Oct 17 Spurgeon’s favorite book was The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. It’s the story of a man named Christian who woke up one morning to find a burden on his back.
Oct 12 “There it is,” said Spurgeon, pointing to a plaque. The words on the plaque read: “Jehovah Jireh” (the Lord will provide). “That is my bank,” said Spurgeon. “It never breaks, never suspends, never gets empty..."
Oct 10 Charles Spurgeon could have been one of the richest millionaires in London. Instead, he died poor.
Oct 5 For most of his ministry, Spurgeon wobbled between illness and anxiety. He burned most of his calories preaching, teaching, writing, visiting, and giving himself to what his wife called the “multiplied labors of his exceptionally busy life” (Autobiography 2:16).
Oct 3 What if I told you Spurgeon’s beard (or lack thereof) launched his ministry?
Sep 28 On April 23, 1888, Charles Spurgeon was betrayed by his brother, James.
Sep 26 Charles Spurgeon took the gospel more seriously than he took himself.
Sep 21 How did America respond to Spurgeon’s abolition? Here are a few published comments from different parts of the country: Florida: Spurgeon is a “beef-eating, puffed-up, vain, over-righteous pharisaical, English blab-mouth.”
Sep 15 For the past century, Charles Spurgeon’s strengths have often overshadowed his weaknesses. His biographers are largely to blame, painting the preacher as a superhero incapable of vice or vulnerability. Yet warts reveal as much as dimples do.
Sep 12 Charles Spurgeon’s ministry was marked by physical and mental wounds. But there was a deeper grief – a sharper barb – that stung the preacher and his people: sin and shame.