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Spurgeon Library Conference 2024: “Spurgeon on the Christian Life”

Geoff Chang May 10, 2024

In Hebrews 13:7-8, the author says,

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

The aim of the Spurgeon Library Conference is to remember one of our leaders in church history, who, amid all kinds of difficulties and opposition, sought to be faithful to the gospel and to promote a vision of Christian life and ministry that is centered on Christ. This is what gives Spurgeon’s ministry such enduring value. There’s no doubt that Spurgeon was a Victorian, ministering in a 19th century context in London that is so very different from our context today. But at the heart of his ministry was his desire to preach Christ, to make Christ known, to live in communion with Christ, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. And therefore, in that, Spurgeon remains a relevant and helpful example and model for us today.

Session 1: “John Brown is Immortal: Charles Spurgeon, the American Press, and the Ordeal of Slavery” with Thomas Kidd

Session 2: “Spurgeon on the New Birth and the Christian Life” with Michael Reeves

Session 3: “Spurgeon on the Cross and the Christian Life” with Michael Reeves

Session 4: “Ecclesiological Downgrade: How Spurgeon Fought for Healthy Churches” with Geoff Chang