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A minister’s faith – C.H Spurgeon

I am just over six years into being senior minister of a church and over ten years in full time Christian ministry. It’s been a hard road for a while, but God put a book in my hand this term, … Continue reading

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The minister’s fainting fits: C.H. Spurgeon

I have posted many times on the matter of ministry burnout. Much of my training as a curate focused on the ways and means to avoid burnout. I think I believed that if I put the principles into practice that … Continue reading

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Why does Christ commend himself if self praise is no praise?

Anyone who said “I am the bread of life” or “I am the good shepherd” would normally be considered to be self-inflated and proud, or worse, a madman.  So why does Christ do it?  Charles Spurgeon writes in his sermon … Continue reading

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Spurgeon on a living a Christ centred life.

Every prayer, every sermon, every waking moment, every dream, all of life must be saturated with Christ.  Here’s C.H. Spurgeon’s thoughts on preaching and living the Christ-centred life: See to it then, beloved, that you never pray a prayer which … Continue reading

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Spurgeon: Feed your kids beside the shepherds’ tents

William Still, the Church of Scotland minister under whose preaching ministry I was converted, had a phrase “pastor, feed the sheep on such truth that men are called to Christ” [The Work of the Pastor]. C.H. Spurgeon uses similar language … Continue reading

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How can I be spotless and filthy at once?

In his sermon on Song of Songs 1:7-8, C.H Spurgeon writes the clearest explanation of the gospel; that I can feel filthy and know I am spotless at the same time: Song of Solomon 1:7-8 Tell me, O thou whom … Continue reading

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Why do Christians love Christ?

It’s Christmas. Some people will ask, “What is all the fuss about? What’s so special about a baby in a manger?” 19th Century preacher C.H. Spurgeon gives us a few great reasons. He also says what a real Christian is: … Continue reading

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