Come to Jesus The sermons of Charles Spurgeon sparkle with theological brilliance. This particular message started off strong and finished with an urgent call to the unconverted to repent of their sins and come to Jesus. Spurgeon maintains doctrinal consistency, and eternal perspective, and rhetorical eloquence throughout. I particularly liked the first part of the message where he unpacked the metaphor of Christ as a hen protecting, comforting, and developing his cherished chicks. Let us all take refuge under the mighty wing of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Believe in the LORD Jesus (Don't Wait)! The urgency in Spurgeon's preaching is altogether absent in most postmodern preaching. He dissects Luke 11:29 by showing that seeking a sign, whether an emotional experience, or a miracle, or any type of external thing whatsoever, apart from the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, is folly. I was amazed at the different reasons he provided concerning why people don't believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ. God is holding out the message of eternal life, but people won't believe.
There's a humorous illustration about a woman who thought she saw Christ in a dream. Turns out, she was mistaken. This by itself is worth listening to the sermon.
Lastly, I would encourage you to listen to this sermon because it is gospel-centered and gives sufficient reasons why believing in Jesus Christ is the most reasonable thing to do for those who are "dead in their trespasses and sins" (Eph. 2:1). Believe in the Lord Jesus as the Savior of the world; don't ask for a sign, don't wait, just do it!
Inspiring and Challenging! This is Spurgeon at his finest. The sermon itself is about the superiority of the Mary Spirit over the Martha Spirit in the Church.
The first part is how the Martha spirit is very prevalent in the Church. The second part is how the Martha spirit injures true service. At this point the listener is already convinced of the inferiority of the Martha spirit compared to the Mary Spirit. However, the "Prince of Preachers" is at his finest in the third part where he shows the excellency of the Mary Spirit. I'll leave that for you to discover.
The preacher is authoritative in preaching the Word of God. His rhetorical fluorishes and creative illustrations that captures the listener's attention. What more can I say? Spurgeon was a beast.
Solid Doctrinal Sermon! This is a doctrinal sermon that is informative, exhortative, and challenging. Spurgeon examines the doctrine of God's omniscience from many angles. He shows that this doctrine is encouraging to those who are slandered and fearful and how it's a warning to those who continue in our sins. Let us continue this great legacy of doctrinal preaching!
Preaching the Truth is Critical to Christianity This sermon is about obeying the commandments of God. The authority of Scripture and the importance of believing in Christ as the Lord and Savior of the world are emphasized. The â€śPrince of Preachersâ€ť stresses the importance of correct doctrine based on the Word of God and points out that even the slightest deviation from Godâ€™s commandments, as theyâ€™re revealed in Holy Scripture, can have dire consequences (e.g. Uzzah and the Ark of God). He also criticized false, pernicious doctrines such as infant baptism and the Catholic practice of last rites, from which infant baptism, allegedly, originated from. Lastly, Spurgeon included an anecdote about a guy named Brown at the end of the sermon which illustrates our right to believe in Jesus Christ. All of Spurgeonâ€™s sermons are gems.
A Daring Sermon! Spurgeon does it again. The text is taken from Daniel 1:8.
I. There are temptations to be resisted.
II. There are right methods of resisting temptation.
III. There are certain points which will have to be proved by experience.
One of the reasons I keep coming back to Spurgeon's sermons is that he never ceases to amaze me. His encyclopedic knowledge of the Bible, vast vocabulary, literary skill, and his boldness in reproving disbelief and immorality is unparalleled.
Spurgeon prayed for people to obtain a spirit of Daniel. That is my prayer today. I pray that we will have a bold spirit to live out of faith in the midst of Babylon unbound.
Listen to this sermon and you'll be blessed. Take notes and listen because the Word of God isn't bound.
Marvelous Message! Never heard preaching like this. I've listened to many sermons by the Prince of Preachers, but this one surpasses even his best. There were several places while reading the sermon where I highlighted verses or even paragraphs. For instance, he said, "The infinite breadth of divine wisdom comprehends all our wants, all our sorrows, all our feeblenesses, all our trials and temptations." You won't here that from your local minister.
Another impressive aspect of Spurgeon's sermons is the breadth of his biblical knowledge. His ability to use illustrations directly from the Bible, which bring out the meaning of the text more clearly, is staggering. His last illustration of the angel delivering Peter from prion and Herod being smitten by worms is masterful. He could have only thought of that by the power of the Holy Spirit. Listen to this sermon!
Great Sermon! His compassions are new every morning,...great is Thy faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22). I was slightly discouraged in my soul, but, after listening to this sermon for about two or three minutes my soul was uplifted as if it had grown wings and flew into the sky.
This sermon explains different ways in which God shows mercy to His people. For instance, sometimes God's mercy comes to us in new ways. Spurgeon used the illustration of how God always provided the financial resources to support the various ministries that were under his leadership, but did so using various means. In other words, God provided from the same vault, but his disbursements came in varying intervals and from different people. His compassions are new every morning... great is Thy faithfulness.
I would encourage you to listen to this message because it will bless your soul and give you a greater appreciation for God's mercy and faithfulness.
Another Quality Semon from the Prince of Preachers I listened to this sermon and it instantly uplifted my soul. The main idea of the sermon is that God has His reasons for taking believers through different trials. Spurgeon explains some of those reasons why believers have to suffer. For instance, sometimes believers have to suffer in order to have the pride removed from their hearts. I never thought of suffering that way, but I'm thankful that Spurgeon brought that particular piece of truth to my attention.
Lastly, I've never been disappointed reading or listening to a sermon by Charles Spurgeon. Some are better than others, but they're all gems - sparkling like diamonds of truth in all their brilliance.
Christ: More than Enough Charles Spurgeon has a habit of lifting up the lofty name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, every sermon. He preaches "Christ" and "Christ crucified" (1 Cor. 1:23; 2:2). There is no finer sermon material than the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I never regret listening to a sermon by Spurgeon; and this one is no different.
Our soul desires spiritual food, Spurgeon indicates, and none but Christ can satisfy our spiritual cravings. Regardless of how one interprets the Song of Solomon, there can be no disagreeing that souls are blessed and edified when the name of the Son of Man, Jesus, is lifted up (Mark 9:40). My prayer is that souls will continue to be blessed, challenged and convicted by the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ by Charles Spurgeon as I have been.
Excellent Sermon! This sermon will challenge you to trust Christ more completely. Spurgeon's text is from Jer. 15:12, "Can one break iron, iron from the north, and bronze? (Jer 15:12 ESV). He uses the verse metaphorically in asking whether there is any power can destroy the saints of God. The answer is emphatically no! In another section he develops the idea that the Kingdom of heaven is greater than any force or power that might oppose it. Masterful! Lastly, he says that this verse is applicable to all those who rebel against God. Certainly, those who don't know God will have no chance at the final judgment. A solemn warning to heed God's voice and His blessed Son Jesus.
Justification by Faith Charles Spurgeon was simply amazing! No wonder he was called the "Prince of Preachers." In this sermon Spurgeon explains the importance to trusting in Christ and relying on the grace of God over and against trusting in works. Paul said it well, "I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose" (Gal. 2:21 ESV). I don't know how he did it, but he is able to mine the depths of God's Word and take out every last nugget of truth from His heavenly storehouses. Praise God!
My favorite part of the sermon was when he said:
If you hold that a man can be saved by his own good works, you pour contempt upon the testament of love which the death of Jesus has put in force, for there is no need to receive as a legacy of love that which can be earned as the wage of work.
We are either saved by grace or by works, but not by both. There is only one gospel - and that, is the gospel of grace. Grace, grace, and nothing but grace! What a sermon!