Great Sermon! There are plenty of other resons not to celebrate Christmas other than the fact that it is steeped in Roman Catholicism.
As far as your comment about the names of the months, we are not really celebrating those. I think that is not a good comparison although if I had the power to change the names I would.
Try not celebrating Christmas and see what the response of fellow believers is. Do we have the freedom not to celebrate without being ostracized.(Romans 14).
Much could be said here about the biblical feasts, seeing how they all point to Jesus and his death, burial, and ressurection and His imminent return. Do we have the freedom to celebrate these days or is that legalism?
One last statement are we putting the tradition of men above Gods word in keeping a holiday of such questionable origins, not to mention what it has become. We don't need any paticular day as an excuse to preach the gospel, we should do it every day.
Great Sermon! The fact that Spurgeon used the opportunity conferred by the annual Christmas holiday to preach the gospel of the Incarnation in no way diluted his Protestantism, anymore than the usage of pagan names for our days of the week (Monday, Tuesday etc.,), and months of the year (January etc.,.), makes today's Christians into pagans. The old "chestnut" is resurrected every year about ChristMASS, as if every person even using the term is about to become a Papist! Some folks love to quote Spurgeon very selectively in relation to ChristMAS, rightly pointing out,of course,that he fully rejected Romanism, but conveniently ignoring his embracing of "the good accidentally conferred by the season"(CHS quote). Such people usually do not have the courage to label him a "compromiser", yet do not hesitate to condemn gospel preachers who organise their worship services in December in the same way as CHS did each year. It is patent nonsense to tar faithful gospel preachers with the same brush as the worshippers of the "pancake god", simply because they use the ChristMAS season to proclaim the truth about the Incarnation. Are these annual hobby-horse riders the only faithful custodians of the Faith? I think not. Perhaps soon they will show a similar zeal to take Janus (pagan goddess)out of January!
Great Sermon! I am sure that you are a man/peaple of prayer, so in humility I implore you to prayer on my behalf that the fire in my furnace will wax hotter and hotter to prayer for the kingdom on earth. Please prayer that my mind and physical energy will increase in power,so that I can work for the things of the kingdom: Study, Teach, Evangelize,Prayer, Encuorage,Love, and Fight the fight of faith.
Great Sermon! This sermon is precious rain on parched dry ground, if your heart is crushed by sins committed either before or since your conversion. How God can forgive and forget is brought home here in force, even when we can't forgive ourselves. What a blessing.
Great Sermon! This sermon should try the heart of any of us - especially if we, in our knowledge, have become puffed up, legalisic, critical, or self-content in our religious performance. This kind of preaching keeps us humble and gracious.
Awesome Sermon! Spurgeon has a way of describing Hell as no other man can. Even as a saved man i can literally become afraid as I hear him describe it as the "wrath to come" and how it will always be "to come..." with no ending. This message is one of my favorites and oh so powerful.
Switch to Romans 5:5 Carol, I've downloaded many of Spurgeon's sermons and have compared some with the text - it's all there. However, perhaps some have been "shortened" to fit MP3 downloads although I don't know this for a fact.
My experience is not in any way a coplete coverage survey. There are around sermons 3,500 in print [or electronic format].
and see if there is something there which "does not disappoint."
Great Sermon! I have listened to several of the sermons of C.H. Spurgeon and am quite disappointed that they are only partial sermons. Is there no way you can have the full sermon available for listening? Thank you so much.
Tremendous Exhortation! A powerful word from a man whose ministry was owned of God because he practiced what he here preaches. This message, given so long ago, seems to me as much needed today as ever. Here you will find refreshment to your souls, rejoicing in the Scriptures of Truth, and renewed desire to "Search the Scriptures." I heartily recommend this sermon. One of my favorite lines was this charge to children of believers: "Cast not away lightly your spiritual heritage, for it may be pure gold; but fail not to test it against the touchstone of truth, for it may be but fool's gold." To God be the glory!
Great Sermon! This sermon pricked my heart and caused my to remble at its truths which are rooted in Scripture. It is relevent as well to the seeker sensitive mindset that is so popular today. Here is a quote from this very sermon, "That very church which the world likes best is sure to be that which God abhors."
Great Sermon! It's not often that you can hear a sermon that both emphasizes God's sovereignty in salvation and man's responsibility to believe, but in this sermond Charles Spurgeon has done just that! An excellent, must-hear message!
Awesome, Great Sermon! I found this website when I was having trouble understanding my bible, and since this happen, I have been blessed, The Violent Take It By Force. Put me in that list, in Jesus Name.
Great Sermon! This preaching of Spurgeon "Compel Them to Come In" is one of the best sermons I have ever heard. He has really changed my view about evangelism. I was amazed to learned that we are also obliged by our Lord to compel people to come to Christ. All I thought at first was that we were only commanded to share His Word and that's it. Thank God my view was changed.
I hope to learn more about God and of God through Spurgeon's preaching of His Word.
Great Sermon! Wonderful to hear a true message of the Lord over this time of rampant materialism and glitzch called christmas. Oh that the church would awaken to the false romanist mass set on this pagan festival that the west celebrates with increasing covetousness. Spurgeon's sermon is most apt in the true calling for a Christian.
One person pointed to the fact that Spurgeon bought presents for orphans at Christmas. Why should he not - when all others were indulging their own sensuous desires and not looking to uplift those who need help, comfort and the love of Christ the most.
Great Sermon! This is a good sermon on spiritual warfare that all Christians are engaged in our fight with sin. I like the latter part of the sermon that briefly describes the various postures that we should exhibit in winning this battle. Listen to this very uplifting message preached by Spurgeon on 1859 but very relevant still.