THE UNDERLYING GOSPEL FOR THE DYING YEAR – Charles Spurgeon

THE UNDERLYING GOSPEL FOR THE DYING YEAR “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” Romans 5:6. BELOVED Friends, whatever the condition of a child of God is, he is not without hope. A believer in the Lord Jesus Christ may be very sorely tried. His afflictions may […]

THE BEST CHRISTMAS FARE – Charles Spurgeon

THE BEST CHRISTMAS FARE “How sweet are Your Words unto my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103. THIS is a time of feasting and we may as well have our feast as other people have theirs. Let us see whether there is not something for our spiritual palate, something to satisfy […]

BAPTISM ESSENTIAL TO OBEDIENCE – Charles Spurgeon

BAPTISM ESSENTIAL TO OBEDIENCE “He who believes and is baptized shall be saved.” Mark 16:16. IF our congregations were what they ought to be, it would be a very simple matter to preach, for a sermon would then only need to be like the orders given by a commanding officer to his troops—short, sharp, plain, […]

THE CRISIS OF THIS WORLD – Charles Spurgeon

THE CRISIS OF THIS WORLD “Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me. This He said, signifying what death He should die.” John 12:31-33. OUR Lord passed through His passion […]

THE PHYSICIAN PARDONS HIS PALSIED PATIENT – Charles Spurgeon

THE PHYSICIAN PARDONS HIS PALSIED PATIENT “And, behold, they brought to Him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This Man […]

THE LOVE OF JONATHAN AND THE LOVE OF JESUS – Charles Spurgeon

THE LOVE OF JONATHAN AND THE LOVE OF JESUS “Your love to me was wonderful, surpassing the love of women.” 2 Samuel 1:26. DAVID was a poet and when he found that his best-beloved friend had fallen by the arrows of the Philistines, he wept greatly and then he cheered his heart by writing the […]

THREE TEXTS, BUT ONE SUBJECT— FAITH – Charles Spurgeon

THREE TEXTS, BUT ONE SUBJECT— FAITH “In the shadow of Your wings will I make my refuge.” Psalm 57:1. “Cast your burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain you.” Psalm 55:22. “Let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.” Isaiah 50:10. IT is the preacher’s business to endeavor […]

OUR SERVICE FOR CHRIST NEVER FINISHED – Charles Spurgeon

OUR SERVICE FOR CHRIST NEVER FINISHED “But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him, by-and-by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird yourself, and serve me, till […]

THE WHOLE BAND AGAINST CHRIST – Charles Spurgeon

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 27:27. 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 […]

LESSONS FROM THE MANNA – Charles Spurgeon

LESSONS FROM THE MANNA “Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from Heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in My Law, or no.” Exodus 16:4. IT seems to us that it must […]

CHRIST’S PASTORAL PRAYER FOR HIS PEOPLE – Charles Spurgeon

CHRIST’S PASTORAL PRAYER FOR HIS PEOPLE “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which You have given Me; for they are Yours. And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I am glorified in them.” John 17:9, 10. To begin with, I remark that our Lord Jesus […]

WITNESSING BETTER THAN KNOWING THE FUTURE – Charles Spurgeon

WITNESSING BETTER THAN KNOWING THE FUTURE “When they therefore were come together, they asked of Him, saying, Lord, will you at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And He said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons which the Father has put in His own power. […]

THE LAMB OF GOD IN SCRIPTURE – Charles Spurgeon

THE LAMB OF GOD IN SCRIPTURE “Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” John 1:35, 36. You all know the old, old story. The world was lost. God must punish sin. He sent His Son to take […]

MICAH’S MESSAGE FOR TODAY – Charles Spurgeon

MICAH’S MESSAGE FOR TODAY “Walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8. THIS is the essence of the Law of God, the spiritual side of it—its Ten Commandments are an enlargement of this verse. The Law is spiritual and touches the thoughts, the intents, the emotions, the words, the actions—but especially God demands the heart. Now […]

THE WHOLE MACHINERY OF SALVATION – Charles Spurgeon

THE WHOLE MACHINERY OF SALVATION “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are […]

SATAN DEPARTING, ANGELS MINISTERING – Charles Spurgeon

SATAN DEPARTING, ANGELS MINISTERING “And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from Him for a season.” Luke 4:13. “Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered unto Him.” Matthew 4:11. BELOVED Friends, we have very much to learn from our Lord’s temptation. He was tempted in all points, […]

THE FAR-OFF, NEAR—THE NEAR, FAR OFF – Charles Spurgeon

THE FAR-OFF, NEAR—THE NEAR, FAR OFF “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King, behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, saying, Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East, and have […]

THE FOLLOWERS OF THE LAMB – Charles Spurgeon

THE FOLLOWERS OF THE LAMB “These are they which follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the Throne of God.” Revelation 14:4, 5. WHATEVER the saints […]

OBEDIENCE REWARDED – Charles Spurgeon

OBEDIENCE REWARDED “And they departed quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great joy; and did run to bring His disciples word. And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held Him by the feet, and worshipped Him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be […]

WHEN CAN WE FIND COMFORTERS?- Charles Spurgeon

WHEN CAN WE FIND COMFORTERS? “Where shall I seek comforters for you?” Nahum 3:7. IT is the business of the Prophet of God and of the minister of Christ to seek comfort for those who are in distress. “Comfort you, comfort you My people, says your God.” It is a part of our calling to […]

THE HEAVENLY SINGERS AND THEIR SONG – Charles Spurgeon

THE HEAVENLY SINGERS AND THEIR SONG “And when He had taken the Book, the four beasts and twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, having, every one of them, harps and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the […]

THE BELOVED PASTOR’S PLEA FOR UNITY – Charles Spurgeon

THE BELOVED PASTOR’S PLEA FOR UNITY “To all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:7. IN a few minutes we shall gather together as members of the Church of Christ to celebrate the memorial of […]

THE LORD’S CHOSEN MINISTERS – Charles Spurgeon

THE LORD’S CHOSEN MINISTERS “In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank You, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, that You have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in Your sight.” Luke 10:21. THE habitual […]

GOD’S PUPIL, GOD’S PREACHER—AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY – Charles Spurgeon

GOD’S PUPIL, GOD’S PREACHER—AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY “O God, You have taught me from my youth: and until this time have I declared Your wondrous works.” Psalm 71:17. You notice how much David is at home with God. He talks about Him. He does better, he talks to Him. He hears God speaking to him and he […]

OBEYING CHRIST’S ORDERS – Charles Spurgeon

OBEYING CHRIST’S ORDERS “His mother said unto the servants, Whatever He says unto you, do it.” John 2:5. IT does not need a strong imagination to picture Mary, probably at that time the widowed mother of our Lord. She is full of love and of a naturally kind, sympathetic disposition. She is at a marriage […]

TWELVE COVENANT MERCIES – Charles Spurgeon

TWELVE COVENANT MERCIES “Incline your ear, and come unto Me: hear, and your soul shall live: and I will make an everlasting Covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.” Isaiah 55:3. I GOT so far this morning as to plead with men to come to God to hear what He had to say, […]

PAUL APPREHENDED AND APPREHENDING – Charles Spurgeon

PAUL APPREHENDED AND APPREHENDING “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfected; but I press on, that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12. OBSERVE the Apostle’s condition when he wrote these words. I do not think that either you or I will be […]

THREE BLESSINGS OF THE HEAVENLY CHARTER – Charles Spurgeon

THREE BLESSINGS OF THE HEAVENLY CHARTER “You have granted me life and favor, and Your visitation has preserved my spirit.” Job 10:12. IT is well, sometimes, to sit down and take a grateful review of all that God has done for us, and with us, from our first day until now. We must not be […]

CHARITY AND PURITY – Charles Spurgeon

CHARITY AND PURITY “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep ourselves unspotted from the world.” James 1:27. THERE is a great deal said, a great deal written, a great deal of zeal on the one side and of anger […]

ACHSAH’S ASKING—A PATTERN OF PRAYER – Charles Spurgeon

ACHSAH’S ASKING—A PATTERN OF PRAYER “And Caleb said, He that smites Kirjathsepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah, my daughter, to wife. And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah, his daughter, to wife. And it came to pass, when she came to him, […]

OUR LORD’S LAST CRY FROM THE CROSS – Charles Spurgeon

OUR LORD’S LAST CRY FROM THE CROSS “And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit: and having said this, He gave up the ghost.” Luke 23:46. THESE were the dying words of our Lord Jesus Christ, “Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit.” […]

HOWLING CHANGED TO SINGING – Charles Spurgeon

HOWLING CHANGED TO SINGING “How long will You forget me, O LORD? Forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?…I will sing unto the LORD, because He has dealt […]

GOD’S WORKS MADE MANIFEST – Charles Spurgeon

GOD’S WORKS MADE MANIFEST “Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents” (that he was born blind): “but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.” John 9:3. NEVER attribute any special sorrow endured by men to some special sin. There is a tendency to consider that those on whom […]

TEN WRONG KINDS OF HEARERS – Charles Spurgeon

TEN WRONG KINDS OF HEARERS “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Yet they seek Me daily and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they […]

THE GREATEST EXHIBITION OF THE AGE – Charles Spurgeon

THE GREATEST EXHIBITION OF THE AGE “For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show the Lord’s death till He comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:26. FIRST, let me say that the Lord’s Supper is nothing to us unless we partake of it as spiritual persons in a spiritual way. We […]

SERVITUDE OR SERVICE—WHICH? – Charles Spurgeon

SERVITUDE OR SERVICE—WHICH? “Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know My service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.” 2 Chronicles 12:8. THE people of God had left their God and He had left them, so that Shishak, the king of Egypt, came against them, and though the Lord had […]

NO FIXITY WITHOUT FAITH – Charles Spurgeon

NO FIXITY WITHOUT FAITH “If you will not believe, surely you shall not be established.” Isaiah 7:9. As I told you in the reading, Isaiah had a very heavy commission from God. He was to go and speak to people who would not hear him and to be to them a messenger rather of death, […]

BLINDED BY SATAN – Charles Spurgeon

BLINDED BY SATAN “The god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not.” 2 Corinthians 4:4. THE practice of blinding men is a horrible process, too horrible for us to say another word about it, but there is also a spiritual blindness which comes upon some men. These are, to begin […]

THREE ARROWS—OR SIX? – Charles Spurgeon

THREE ARROWS—OR SIX? “And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Strike the ground. And he struck three times, and stopped. And the man of God was angry with him, and said, You should have struck five or six times; then had you struck Syria […]

WATCHING FOR CHRIST’S COMING – Charles Spurgeon

WATCHING FOR CHRIST’S COMING “Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to eat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the […]

MARAH BETTER THAN ELIM – Charles Spurgeon

MARAH BETTER THAN ELIM “So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name […]

THE WHOLE GOSPEL IN A SINGLE VERSE – Charles Spurgeon

THE WHOLE GOSPEL IN A SINGLE VERSE “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” 1 Timothy 1:15. I SPOKE, yesterday, with a brother minister who had been a pastor in America, and I asked him why he […]

THORNS AND THISTLES – Charles Spurgeon

THORNS AND THISTLES “Thorns, also, and thistles shall it bring forth to you.” Genesis 3:18. THIS was not the penalty which might have been pronounced upon Adam. This curse does not fall directly on him— it glances obliquely and falls upon the ground whereon he stands—“Cursed is the ground for your sake.” It is not […]

THE CHRIST-GIVEN REST – Charles Spurgeon

THE CHRIST-GIVEN REST “I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. I AM afraid that we have not always noticed the fullness of this promise. Usually the text is preached from as an invitation to the unconverted to come to Christ and, very properly so—“Come unto Me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and […]

SEALED AND OPEN EVIDENCES – Charles Spurgeon

SEALED AND OPEN EVIDENCES “Thus says the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel; Take these deeds, this deed of the purchase, which is sealed, and this deed which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may last many days.” Jeremiah 32:14. THE discourse of this evening is suggested by the […]

SAINTS GUARDED FROM STUMBLING – Charles Spurgeon

SAINTS GUARDED FROM STUMBLING “Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.” Jude 1:24,25. THE point and pith of […]

GOD’S PEOPLE—OR NOT GOD’S PEOPLE – Charles Spurgeon

GOD’S PEOPLE—OR NOT GOD’S PEOPLE “I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not My people, You are My people; and they shall say, You are my God.” Hosea 2:23. “As He says also in Hosea, I will call them My people, which were […]

THE MEMORY OF CHRIST’S LOVE – Charles Spurgeon

THE MEMORY OF CHRIST’S LOVE “We will remember Your love more than wine: the upright love You.” Song of Solomon 1:4. I Do not think I can preach tonight. I feel so weary, and worn, and ill. Still, I can talk to you a little concerning the great love of Christ. If I were dying, […]

SIMEON’S SWAN SONG – Charles Spurgeon

SIMEON’S SWAN SONG “Lord, now let You Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word: for my eyes have seen Your salvation.” Luke 2:29, 30. IF we are believers in Christ, we shall one day use words like these. Perhaps not just at present and yet, possibly, sooner than some of us think, we […]

ABRAHAM, A PATTERN TO BELIEVERS – Charles Spurgeon

ABRAHAM, A PATTERN TO BELIEVERS “By faith he (Abraham) sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: for he looked for a city which has foundations, whose Builder and Maker is God.” Hebrews 11:9, 10. ABRAHAM’S life, […]

“DARE TO BE A DANIEL” – Charles Spurgeon

“DARE TO BE A DANIEL” “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank.” Daniel 1:8. VERY much of our future life will depend upon our earliest days. I like a remark of Mr. Ruskin’s that I remember […]

GOD’S UNSPEAKABLE GIFT – Charles Spurgeon

GOD’S UNSPEAKABLE GIFT “Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable Gift.” 2 Corinthians 9:15. IF you will read, at home, the chapter from which our text is taken, you will find that Paul was stirring up the Corinthians to an act of liberality. He had boasted of what they would do, but he had just […]

PRODIGAL LOVE FOR THE PRODIGAL SON – Charles Spurgeon

PRODIGAL LOVE FOR THE PRODIGAL SON “And kissed him.” Luke 15:20. IN the Revised Version, if you will kindly look at the margin, you will find that the text there reads, “and kissed him much.” This is a very good translation of the Greek which might bear the meaning, “Kissed him earnestly,” or, “Kissed him […]

A WARRANT FOR YOUR APPREHENSION – Charles Spurgeon

A WARRANT FOR YOUR APPREHENSION “The word of the Lord is against you.” Zephaniah 2:5. The word of the Lord was against the land to which these words were spoken. The whole verse reads, “Woe unto the inhabitants of the seacoast, the nation of the Cherethites! The word of the Lord is against you; O […]

THE BEST DONATION – Charles Spurgeon

THE BEST DONATION “And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave themselves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.” 2 Corinthians 8:5. HERE we see the Apostle Paul disappointed, though he was never discontented. God had taught him how to abound and how to suffer need. In the […]

BOTH SIDES OF THE SHIELD – Charles Spurgeon

BOTH SIDES OF THE SHIELD “Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” Exodus 17:8, 9. IN trying to understand the […]

CHRIST’S MOTIVE AND OURS – Charles Spurgeon

CHRIST’S MOTIVE AND OURS “For your sakes.” 2 Corinthians 8:9. “For His sake.” Philippians 1:29. The true test of any action lies in its motive. Many a deed which seems to be glorious is really mean and ignoble because it is done with a base intention. While other actions which appear to be poor and […]

AN URGENT REQUEST FOR AN IMMEDIATE ANSWER – Charles Spurgeon

AN URGENT REQUEST FOR AN IMMEDIATE ANSWER “And now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.” Genesis 24:49. THE chapter from which the text is taken bristles with points. There is a remarkable […]

LOVED AND WASHED – Charles Spurgeon

LOVED AND WASHED “Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:5, 6. John was the beloved disciple, the choicest spirit of the twelve, the […]

GOD’S GLORIOUS AND EVERLASTING NAME – Charles Spurgeon

GOD’S GLORIOUS AND EVERLASTING NAME “To make Himself an everlasting name…To make Yourself a glorious name.” Isaiah 63:12, 14. MAN’S chief end is to glorify and enjoy God. God’s greatest and highest objective is to make to Himself a glorious and an everlasting name. Since God is God, it must be so, for He is […]

THE LAW’S FAILURE AND FULFILLMENT – Charles Spurgeon

THE LAW’S FAILURE AND FULFILLMENT “For what the Law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, condemned in the flesh. That the righteousness of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, […]

WANTED! —VOLUNTEERS – Charles Spurgeon

WANTED! —VOLUNTEERS “And next to him was Amasiah the Son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself to the Lord; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valor.” 2 Chronicles 17:16. IT was a great thing for King Jehoshaphat to have such a pious lord-lieutenant, one who could command an army and, at the […]

“LAY HOLD ON ETERNAL LIFE!” – Charles Spurgeon

“LAY HOLD ON ETERNAL LIFE!” “Lay hold on eternal life.” 1 Timothy 6:12. PAUL was very anxious about Timothy, his own son in the faith. He loved him greatly and he had much confidence in him, but still he felt that the work of preaching the Gospel was such a responsible undertaking that he could […]

A CLARION CALL TO SAINTS AND SINNERS – Charles Spurgeon

A CLARION CALL TO SAINTS AND SINNERS “Arise you, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.” Micah 2:10. THERE is a miserable tendency in men to cling to things that are seen. Though that which we behold is only temporal and […]

“IF YOU CAN”—“IF YOU CAN” – Charles Spurgeon

“IF YOU CAN”—“IF YOU CAN” “If You can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.” Mark 9:22, 23. WE are all familiar with the story of this youth who was possessed by a dumb spirit which caused […]

LYDIA, THE FIRST EUROPEAN CONVERT – Charles Spurgeon

LYDIA, THE FIRST EUROPEAN CONVERT “Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple, from the city of Thyatira, who worshipped God, whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.” Acts 16:14. We may laudably exercise curiosity with regard to the first […]

ABRAHAM’S TRIAL—A LESSON FOR BELIEVERS – Charles Spurgeon

ABRAHAM’S TRIAL—A LESSON FOR BELIEVERS “And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.” Genesis 22:1. WE may regard the father of the faithful as being a pattern of his children. As God dealt with Abraham, so will He […]

THE FIRST, LAST—AND THE LAST, FIRST – Charles Spurgeon

THE FIRST, LAST—AND THE LAST, FIRST “But many who are first will be last, and the last, first.” Matthew 19:30. “So the last will be first, and the first, last.” Matthew 20:16. We must be saved if we would serve the Lord. We cannot serve God in an unsaved condition. “They that are in the […]

THREE DECISIVE STEPS – Charles Spurgeon

THREE DECISIVE STEPS “And it came to pass, while the ark abode in Kirjath Jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years. And all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord. And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If you return to the Lord with all your hearts, […]

A HARP OF TEN STRINGS – Charles Spurgeon

A HARP OF TEN STRINGS “And Mary said, My soul does magnify the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.” Luke 1:46, 47. IT is very clear that Mary was not beginning a new thing, for she speaks in the present tense, and in a tense which seems to have been present […]

“IS THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD STRAITENED?” – Charles Spurgeon

“IS THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD STRAITENED?” “O you that are named the house of Jacob, is the Spirit of the Lord straitened?” Micah 2:7. THERE may be some who think they can convert the world by philosophy; that they can renew the heart by eloquence; or that, by some witchcraft of ceremonies, they can […]

THREE NAMES HIGH ON THE MUSTER ROLL – Charles Spurgeon

THREE NAMES HIGH ON THE MUSTER ROLL “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer you in this matter. If it is so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of […]

THE LAD’S LOAVES IN THE LORD’S HANDS – Charles Spurgeon

THE LAD’S LOAVES IN THE LORD’S HANDS “Jesus took the loaves.” John 6:11. Look, there are the people! Five thousand of them, as hungry as hunters, and they all need to have food given to them, for they cannot, any of them, travel to buy it! And here is the provision! Five thin wafers—and those […]

YOUNG MAN! A PRAYER FOR YOU – Charles Spurgeon

YOUNG MAN! A PRAYER FOR YOU “And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray, open his eyes, that he may see! And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha” 2 Kings 6:17. This young man […]

BARRIERS BROKEN DOWN – Charles Spurgeon

BARRIERS BROKEN DOWN “For they, being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.” Romans 10:3. You that have your Bibles open, kindly follow me from the first verse of the chapter. It begins, “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God […]

“HONEY IN THE MOUTH!” – Charles Spurgeon

“HONEY IN THE MOUTH!” “He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father has are Mine: therefore said I, that He shall take of Mine and shall show it unto you.” John 16:14, 15. BELOVED Friends, here you have the Trinity, and there […]

THE PRIVATE THOUGHTS AND WORDS OF JESUS – Charles Spurgeon

THE PRIVATE THOUGHTS AND WORDS OF JESUS “And Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn Him to death, and […]

GOD REJOICING IN THE NEW CREATION – Charles Spurgeon

GOD REJOICING IN THE NEW CREATION “Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be you glad and rejoice forever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in […]

THE BEST STRENGTHENING MEDICINE – Charles Spurgeon

THE BEST STRENGTHENING MEDICINE “Out of weakness were made strong.” Hebrews 11:34. THOSE who out of weakness were made strong are written among the heroes of faith and are, by no means, the least of them. Believers “quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong.” Who […]

THE STATUTE OF DAVID FOR THE SHARING OF THE SPOIL – Charles Spurgeon

THE STATUTE OF DAVID FOR THE SHARING OF THE SPOIL “And David came to the two hundred men, which were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had made also to abide at the brook Besor: and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that were with him: […]

REDEMPTION THROUGH BLOOD—THE GRACIOUS FORGIVENESS OF SINS – Charles Spurgeon

REDEMPTION THROUGH BLOOD—THE GRACIOUS FORGIVENESS OF SINS “In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His Grace.” Ephesians 1:7. READ the chapter and carefully note how the Apostle goes to the back of everything and commences with those primeval blessings which were ours before time began. […]

“AM I A SEA, OR A WHALE?” – Charles Spurgeon

“AM I A SEA, OR A WHALE?” ON THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 7, 1891. “Am I a sea, or a whale, that You set a watch over me?” Job 7:12. JOB was in great pain when he thus bitterly complained. These moans came from him when his skin was broken and had become loathsome and he […]

“MY TIMES ARE IN YOUR HAND”- Charles Spurgeon

“MY TIMES ARE IN YOUR HAND” “My times are in Your hand.” Psalm 31:15. DAVID was sad—his life was spent with grief and his years with sighing. His sorrow had wasted his strength and even his bones were consumed within him. Cruel enemies pursued him with malicious craft, even seeking his life. At such a […]

SIN—ITS SPRINGHEAD, STREAM AND SEA – Charles Spurgeon

SIN—ITS SPRINGHEAD, STREAM AND SEA “Our fathers understood not Your wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of Your mercies; but provoked Him at the sea, even at the Red Sea.” Psalm 106:7. OUR fathers! From them we derive our nature. We inherit our fathers’ propensities, for that which is born of the flesh […]

“LO, I COME”- APPLICATION – Charles Spurgeon

“LO, I COME”—APPLICATION “Then said I, Lo, I come.” Psalm 40:7. To my great sorrow, last Sunday night I was unable to preach. I had prepared a sermon upon this text with much hope of its usefulness, for I intended it to be a supplement to the morning sermon which was a doctrinal exposition. The […]

“LO, I COME”—EXPOSITION – Charles Spurgeon

“LO, I COME”—EXPOSITION “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, My ears have You opened: burnt offering and sin offering have You not required. Then said I, Lo, I have come—in the volume of the Book it is written of Me—I delight to do Your will, O My God: yes, Your Law is within My […]

THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT – Charles Spurgeon

THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT “Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” Ephesians 6:17. To be a Christian is to be a warrior. The good soldier of Jesus Christ must not expect to find ease in this world—it is a battlefield! Neither must he reckon upon the friendship of the […]

THE COVENANT PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT – Charles Spurgeon

THE COVENANT PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT “And I will put My Spirit within you.” Ezekiel 36:27. No preface is needed and the largeness of our subject forbids our wasting time in beating about the bush. I shall try to do two things this morning—first, I would commend the text. And, secondly, I would, in some […]

ISRAEL’S HOPE—OR, THE CENTER OF THE TARGET – Charles Spurgeon

ISRAEL’S HOPE—OR, THE CENTER OF THE TARGET “Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption.” Psalm 130:7. When he penned this Psalm, the writer, David, was in deep distress, if not of circumstances, yet of conscience. He constantly mentions iniquities and begs forgiveness. He […]

THE CENSUS OF ISRAEL – Charles Spurgeon

THE CENSUS OF ISRAEL “These are they that were numbered by Moses and Eleazar, the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho. But among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and Aaron, the Priest, numbered, when they numbered the children of Israel […]

CHRIST’S RESURRECTION AND OUR NEWNESS OF LIFE – Charles Spurgeon

CHRIST’S RESURRECTION AND OUR NEWNESS OF LIFE “Therefore we are buried with Him through baptism into death: that just as Christ was raised up from the dead by the Glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4. I have preached before upon the whole verse, so that […]

HOSANNA! – Charles Spurgeon

HOSANNA! “And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest” Matthew 21:9. AFTER the miracle of the raising of Lazarus, a great fame went abroad concerning our Lord. He still rested at […]

THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH – Charles Spurgeon

THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing where he went. Hebrews 11:8. THE part of the text to which I shall call your attention lies in these words, “By faith […]

BETWEEN THE TWO APPEARINGS – Charles Spurgeon

BETWEEN THE TWO APPEARINGS “Now once in the end of the world has He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look […]

A POOR MAN’S CRY—AND WHAT CAME OF IT – Charles Spurgeon

A POOR MAN’S CRY—AND WHAT CAME OF IT “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.” Psalm 34:6 ON the morning of last Lord’s-Day we labored to bring sinners to their God and the Lord graciously made the Word effectual. We gave voice to the invitation […]

THE JOYOUS RETURN – Charles Spurgeon

THE JOYOUS RETURN “O Israel, return unto the Lord your God; for you have fallen by your iniquity. Take with you words, and turn to the Lord: say unto Him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips. Ashur shall not save us, we will not […]

BELIEVING ON JESUS—AND ITS COUNTERFEITS – Charles Spurgeon

BELIEVING ON JESUS—AND ITS COUNTERFEITS “As He spoke these words, many believed on Him. Then said Jesus to those Jews which had believed Him, If you continue in My Word, then are you My disciples, indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:30-32. Our Lord, on this […]

BIT AND BRIDLE—HOW TO ESCAPE THEM – Charles Spurgeon

BIT AND BRIDLE—HOW TO ESCAPE THEM “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with My eyes. Be you not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near […]

A CALL TO PRAYER AND TESTIMONY – Charles Spurgeon

A CALL TO PRAYER AND TESTIMONY “I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of the Lord, keep not silent, and give Him no rest, till He establishes, and till he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.” Isaiah 62:6, 7. […]

ENTANGLED IN THE LAND – Charles Spurgeon

ENTANGLED IN THE LAND “For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness has shut them in.” Exodus 14:3. ISRAEL was clean escaped from Egypt. Not a hoof of their cattle was left behind, nor foot of child or aged man remained in the house of bondage. […]

JESUS—“ALL BLESSING AND ALL BLESSED” – Charles Spurgeon

JESUS—“ALL BLESSING AND ALL BLESSED” “Men shall be blessed in Him: all nations shall call Him blessed.” Psalm 72:17. THERE are many famous names in human history, but many of them are connected with deeds which have brought no blessing upon mankind. To bless and to be blessed is the noblest sort of fame and […]

OUR EXPECTATION – Charles Spurgeon

OUR EXPECTATION “He shall see His seed.” Isaiah 53:10. THE first thought suggested by this text is that Jesus is still alive, for to see anything is the act of a living person. Our Lord Jesus died. We know that He died. We are glad that there is overwhelming evidence that, not in appearance, but […]

OUR MANIFESTO – Charles Spurgeon

OUR MANIFESTO “But I make known to you, Brethren, that the Gospel which was preached of me is not after man.” Galatians 1:11. To me it is a pitiful sight to see Paul defending himself as an Apostle and, doing this, not against the gainsaying world, but against cold-hearted members of the Church! They said […]

A PRIVATE ENQUIRY – Charles Spurgeon

A PRIVATE ENQUIRY “What is the thing that the Lord has said unto you?” 1 Samuel 3:17. THE Lord would not speak directly to Eli, although he was the High Priest. In ordinary circumstances it would have been so, but Eli had grieved the Lord, and thus had lost his honorable standing. God had not […]

A GRACIOUS DISMISSAL – Charles Spurgeon

A GRACIOUS DISMISSAL “And He said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Luke 7:50. THE main part of my subject will be—that gracious dismissal, “Go in peace.” To her who had been so lately blessed, the word, “Go,” sounded mournfully, for she would gladly have remained through life with her […]

JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH—A GLORIOUS NAME FOR THE NEW YEAR – Charles Spurgeon

  JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH—A GLORIOUS NAME FOR THE NEW YEAR “The name of the city from that day shall be, The Lord Is There [or in the Hebrew, ‘Jehovah-Shammah.’]” Ezekiel 48:35 THESE words may be used as a test as well as a text. They may serve for examination as well as consolation and, at the beginning […]

Our Magnificent Savior – Charles Spurgeon

   OUR MAGNIFICENT SAVIOR “He shall see of the travail of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge shall My righteous servant justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities.” Isaiah 53:11. EVERY word of the text is peculiarly full of meaning. There are passages of Scripture which are like the rooms of a […]

With Golden Band girded – Charles Spurgeon

   WITH GOLDEN BAND GIRDED “He was girded about the chest with a golden band.” Revelation 1:13 (NKJV) [The original title of this sermon was WITH GOLDEN GIRDLE GIRT.] BE assured, my brethren, the more real Jesus Christ is to us, the more power there will be in our religion. Those men whose religion lies […]

Absconding and Apostasy – Charles Spurgeon

 ABSCONDING AND APOSTASY. “Will you also go away?” John 6:67. NO mischief that ever befalls our Christian communities is more lamentable than that which comes from the defection of the members. The heaviest sorrow that can wring a pastor’s heart is such as comes from the treachery of his most familiar friend. The direst calamity […]

An Urgent Necessity – Charles Spurgeon

 AN URGENT NECESSITY “It is time to seek the Lord till He comes and rains righteousness upon you.” Hosea 10:12. HOSEA uses a great many figures taken from farming. He describe the seeking of the Lord in the former part of this verse as plowing, and sowing, and breaking up fallow ground. I suppose he […]

A Plea from the cross-C.H.Spurgeon

 A PLEA FROM THE CROSS “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34. TO the godly heart there is a brighter light on Calvary than anywhere else beneath the sun. He who often resorts to Golgotha, if his spirit is right, must be wise. It is the University of Saints! He […]

The Pierced Heart of Jesus-C H Spurgeon

 THE PIERCED HEART OF JESUS. “Then came the soldiers and broke the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with Him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was dead already, they broke not His legs, but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and […]

The Strait gate-C.H Spurgeon

   THE STRAIT GATE “Strive to enter in at the strait gate; for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” Luke 13:24. THE precepts of our Lord Jesus Christ are dictated by the soundest wisdom. He has given us divine prescriptions for the health of our souls […]

The drawings of Love-C.H Spurgeon

  THE DRAWINGS OF LOVE AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON. “The Lord has appeared of old unto me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, with loving-kindness have I drawn you.” Jeremiah 31:3. FROM the context it is clear that this passage primarily refers to God’s ancient people, the natural descendants […]

“THE TENDER MERCY OF OUR GOD” – Charles Spurgeon

“THE TENDER MERCY OF OUR GOD” “To give knowledge of salvation unto His people by the remission of their sins through the tender mercy of our God, with which the Dayspring from on high has visited us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death to guide our […]