Resources by Trials

22 Spurgeon Quotes for Surviving Life’s Storms

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.

7 Spurgeon Quotes for Those Who Carry Burdens

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.

10 Spurgeon Quotes for Dealing with Betrayal

Sep 28 On April 23, 1888, Charles Spurgeon was betrayed by his brother, James.

10 Spurgeon Quotes for Wounded Christians

Sep 5 Even in the heat of public criticism, character assassination, physical setbacks, and emotional challenges, Spurgeon experienced the warm kindness of God.

All Joy in All Trials

Feb 4 JAMES calls the converted among the twelve tribes his brethren. Christianity has a great uniting power: it both discovers and creates relationships among the sons of men. It reminds us of the ties of nature, and binds us with the bonds of grace. Every one that is born of the Spirit of God is brother to every other that is born of the same Spirit. Well may we be called...

James 1:2-4

The Present Crisis

Jul 13 THE Lord does not always tell us what he will do. “Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.” He has told us that “it is the glory of God to conceal a thing,” and our Lord Jesus has said, “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.” When he does...

Hosea 5:15

For the Troubled

Jan 12 IT is the business of a shepherd not only to look after the happy among the sheep, but to seek ones after the sick of the flock, and to lay himself out right earnestly for their comfort and succour. I feel, therefore, that I do rightly when I this morning make it my special business to speak to such as are in trouble. Those of you who are happy and...

Psalm 88:7

The Barley-Field on Fire

Apr 3      You remember the historical narrative. Absalom had fled from Jerusalem under fear of David's anger; he was after a time permitted to return, but he was not admitted into the presence of the king. Earnestly desiring to be restored to his former posts of honour and favour, he besought Joab to come to him, intending to request him to act as mediator. Joab, having lost much of his...

2 Samuel 14:29-31

The Greatest Trial on Record

Feb 22      After our Lord had been betrayed by the false-hearted Judas, he was bound by the officers who had come to take him; no doubt the cords were drawn as tight, and twisted as mercilessly as possible. If we believe the traditions of the fathers, these cords cut through the flesh even to the very bones, so that all the way from the garden to the house of Annas,...

Psalm 2:2

The Jeer of Sarcasm, and the Retort of Piety

Apr 8      You will remember the remarkable passage of Sacred History which I related to you this morning; how David sought on one occasion to bring up the ark of God from Kirjath-jearimto Jerusalem; but neglecting God's ' law, they put the ark upon a cart, instead of carrying it upon the shoulders of the Levites; and as one mistake very soon leads to another, when the oxen stumbled, Uzzah...

2 Samuel 6:20-22