Spurgeon’s First Convert (And the One That Got Away)

July 18, 2017

By the end of his life, Spurgeon had preached the gospel to an estimated ten million Victorians, all without television, radio, microphones, or the Internet. Thousands of Londoners were converted under his four-decade ministry. Some were orphans, others beggars. Many were prostitutes, chimney sweeps, and domestic servants. Yet all of them shared one thing in common: …

The Inner Side of Conversion

September 15, 1889

The Inner Side of Conversion   “I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the Lord my God. Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was …


Conversions Encouraged

March 12, 1876

Conversions Encouraged   “But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, …


Conversions Desired

March 5, 1876

Conversions Desired   “And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.” —Acts xi. 21. THE brethren who had dwelt together in church fellowship at Jerusalem were scattered abroad by persecution which arose about Stephen. Their Master had told them that when they were persecuted in one city …


Is Conversion Necessary?

July 19, 1874

Is Conversion Necessary? “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. A FEW days ago I was preaching in Lancashire upon the putting away of sin by our Lord Jesus, and the consequent peace of conscience enjoyed by …

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An Old-Fashioned Conversion

March 16, 1873

An Old-Fashioned Conversion   “Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man. to bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.”— Job xxxiii. 29, 30.   SOME people are wonderfully enamoured of anything that is old. An old coin, an old picture, an old hook, or even a piece of …


The Triumph of Christianity

April 21, 1872

The Triumph of Christianity   “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.” — Psalm xxii. 27.   SOME have thought that this psalm was used as a soliloquy by our Lord when he was expiring upon the cross. It may be so. …


Mercy’s Master Motive

March 17, 1872

Mercy's Master Motive   "For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off. Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I …


To Those Who are “Almost Persuaded”

May 16, 1869

To Those Who are "Almost Persuaded"   “Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.” — Acts 26:28   NOTWITHSTANDING his bonds, Paul is to be envied that he had an opportunity of addressing himself to kings and rulers, and that once at least in his life he stood before the great master of …


Lessons from Lydia’s Conversion

December 13, 1863

Lessons from Lydia's Conversion   “And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither. And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped shipped God, …