Can You Have Too Much Spurgeon?

Sep 26

Can you ever have too much Charles Spurgeon? As a research assistant at the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, I find myself often having to answer this very question. I've been working with the curator, Dr. Christian George, and my colleagues for over one year now. And yes, it is true: we live …

Christ Precious to Believers

Mar 30

Christ Precious to Believers   “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious.”— 1 Peter ii. 7.   HERE we have no far-fetched statement: it belongs to every-day life. Those now present who believe can verify it on the spot: as believers, they can tell us whether the Lord Jesus is precious to them or not. We are not …

1 Peter:2:7

The Whole Band Against Christ

Sep 15

The Whole Band Against Christ   “Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.”— Matthew xxvii. 27.     I HAVE not observed that anyone has turned to account the fact that “the whole band of soldiers” gathered in the Praetorium, or common hall, for the …


Feeding on a Whole Christ

Apr 03

Feeding on a Whole Christ   “The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.” — Numbers …


Christ the Maker of All Things New

Dec 10

Christ the Maker of All Things New   “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” — 2 Corinthians, v. 17.   WE shall try to preach this morning of Christ as the Author of the new creation, and may we be enabled by …

2 Corinthians:5:17

Christ is All

Aug 19

Christ Is All   "Christ is all in all."—Colossians 3:11        The Apostle was arguing for holiness. He was earnestly contending against sin and for the maintenance of Christian graces, but he did not, as some do, who would like to be thought preachers of the gospel, resort to reasons inconsistent with the gospel of free grace. …


Christ- The Fall and Rise of Many

Dec 26

   Christ- The Fall and Rise of Many     [I thank God most devoutly that I am permitted once again to appear in my place among you. It is always a most painful deprivation to me when I am unable to preach the gospel on the Sabbath day to my beloved congregation. I earnestly pray that this …


Christ with the Keys of Death and Hell

Oct 03

Christ with the Keys of Death and Hell   “I have the keys of hell and of death.”— Revelation i. 18.   THEN hell and death, terrible powers as they are, are not left to riot without government. Death is a land of darkness, as darkness itself, without any order, yet a sovereign eye surveyeth it, and a master …


Christus Et Ego

Nov 17

Christus Et Ego   “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” — Galatians 2:20.   IN great ranges of mountains there are …


The King in His Beauty

May 26

The King in His Beauty   “Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.”— Isaiah 33:17.   WHEN the Assyrians had invaded Judea with an immense army, and were about to attack Jerusalem, Rab-shakeh was sent with a railing message to the king and his people. When Hezekiah …