Tag Archives: Charles Spurgeon

Working for Christ in his absence?

I’ve been thinking about crucifixion, mortification and prayer and the route to ministry burnout. This extract from Spurgeon’s sermon on Song of Solomon 1:7-8 “The good shepherdess” is a great encouragement never to lose sweet fellowship with Christ: I know … Continue reading

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Spurgeon – remember the fact of Christ’s love

To help start the week on the right note, here’s an extract from Charles Spurgeon’s sermon the memory of Christ’s love. What a wonderful thing it is that the Son of God should love us! I do not wonder so … Continue reading

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I do not think I can preach tonight

I love this opening line of Charles Spurgeon’s sermon on Song of Solomon 1:4, The memory of Christ’s love: I Do not think I can preach tonight. I feel so weary, and worn, and ill. Still, I can talk to … Continue reading

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Down Grading Christ (2)

In this extract from The Down Grade Controversy, Charles Spurgeon highlights the danger of both theological and practical Arianism. The former denies the theological principles of Christ as fully God and fully man and the latter denies Christ by an … Continue reading

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Down Grading Christ (1)

I’ve begun reading Charles Spurgeon’s The Down Grade Controversy. The following clips from the first chapter briefly outline all sorts of ways in which ministers can drift away from the central wonders of Christ crucified: By some means or other, … Continue reading

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Liberals, conservatives, and the fit between the gospel and the law

This post might seem obvious to some people, but I think I’ve put the final piece of the gospel and law puzzle in place in my mind. I know that it’s really important that I work this though, as Spurgeon … Continue reading

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The sovereign grace of God burnt into the heart of Charles Spurgeon

The first aspect of three which leads to the appreciation of grace is this: the sovereign and gracious work of God in bringing sinners to Christ. Charles Spurgeon in his autobiography writes: When I was coming to Christ, I thought … Continue reading

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