Jun 27 In fifty-seven years, Charles Spurgeon accomplished three lifetimes of work. Every week he preached four to ten times, read six meaty books, revised sermons for publication, lectured, edited a monthly magazine. In his spare time, he wrote about 150 books. Here's how the Prince of Preachers scheduled his week.
Jun 19 On September 30, 1888, “Jack the Ripper” murdered his third victim, Elizabeth Stride, only five miles from last Sunday’s terrorist attack in Finsbury Park. Terror seized Spurgeon’s London. Would the murders continue? Who would die next? (Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly)
Nov 14 For many evangelicals, the battle between red and blue has left many of God’s people black and blue.
Nov 7 In our own country, the battle between the red and blue states is decided today. Yet we must be careful not to once again vandalize Spurgeon by painting him blue or red.
Nov 2 D. L. Moody once said to hear Spurgeon preach was a blessing, but to hear Spurgeon pray was even more impressive.
Oct 26 Spurgeon once said, “Prayer has become as essential to me as the heaving of my lungs, and the beating of my pulse” (MTP 49:476).
Oct 24 That was the secret of his resilience. When Spurgeon couldn’t escape the storm, he learned to praise God in the storm. Making music in the dark was Spurgeon’s speciality.
Oct 19 David once said, “There is only a step between me and death” (1 Samuel 20:3). Charles Spurgeon almost took that step many times.
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..."