Feb 15 Shortly after turning sixteen, Charles Spurgeon preached his first sermon. Little did theworld know what was afoot: the forty years of ministry that followed produced some of the most remarkable sermons and treatises that will ever be preached.
Feb 13 Do you doubt God’s love for you? Do you doubt the security of your salvation? Let this old Victorian preacher point you to Jesus Christ, the full expression of divine love and the purchaser of rock-solid salvation.
Feb 8 Throughout his ministry, Charles Spurgeon pursued meaningful, regenerate church membership. In doing so, his church became an engine for gospel-ministry all around the world.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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...
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...