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John MacArthur on Charles Spurgeon & Worldly Preaching:

Suffering and Ministry: A Quote by Charles Spurgeon:

Charles H. Spurgeon ~ Encouraging Words:

Question for you again.

How did God reward Charles Spurgeon?

Evidence of Genuine Saving Faith #3

Late Post but whatever.

Active Faith (James 2:14-20; 26)

James 2:18 says, ‘But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.

1. Spurgeon was never able to keep his joy and the basic message of the Gospel to himself. He preached his first sermon in the winter of 1850-51 in a cottage at Teversham, Cambridge. In April 1854, just four years after his conversion, Spurgeon, 19, was called to be the pastor of London’s famed New Park Street Chapel, Southwark. He preached there for 38 years and during that period, the church gained 14,460 members.

2. He read six books a week and worked 18 hours a day in and out of the church setting. He produced more than 140 books of his own—books like The Treasury of David, which was twenty years in the making, and Morning and Evening, and Commenting on Commentaries, and John Ploughman’s Talk, and Our Own Hymnbook

3. Charles Spurgeon preached to over 10 million people and saved many lives

Spurgeon always committed and dedicated his action to God as well as everything he did. The Lord began to work in him little by little. The Lord found him faithful, and in stunningly short time, brought him to do great things.

Question of you

How do you think God was working in Spurgeon’s life? (How did he show that he was a true believer?)

Evidence No. 2 “Genuine Saving Faith”

“Humility”  (James 4:6,10)

Charles Spurgeon had completed many sermons in his life. Sermon No. 1557 and No. 2328 were done by Charles Spurgeon and they both were about humility. Another thing is that Charles Spurgeon never did his works to create his legacy, but instead, he chooses to do it for God.

“I would not advise any of you to try to be humble, but to be humble. As to acting humbly, when a man forces himself to it, that is poor stuff. When a man talks a great deal about his humility, when he is very humble to everybody, he is generally a canting hypocrite. Humility must be in the heart, and then it will come out spontaneously as the outflow of life in every act that a man performs.”

Charles Spurgeon would never admit he was humble. However, in that quote by Spurgeon, he said that humility is in the heart and that it will come out as actions you perform in life. Charles Spurgeon preached through physical and mental pain. He worked 18 hours a day and preached to over 10,000,000 people in his life. Charles Spurgeon’s various and significant actions in his lifetime show how he was a humble man.

Links to Consider:

http://thepaperboydiaries.blogspot.com/2008/04/spurgeon-on-humility.html

Evidence of Genuine Saving Faith

Trials (James 1: 1-12, 5: 10-11)

Charles Spurgeon suffered many trials and temptation:

1. He had to deal with more calamities than we could ever deal with

2. He suffered family pains. Just nine years after he married his wife, she became an invalid.

3. He  suffered great physical pain. Spurgeon suffered from gout, rheumatism and Bright’s disease.

4. He had to deal with extreme public ridicule and slander from other as well as his own friends and church members.

5. He suffered from constant depression.

How did Charles Spurgeon get through all of this?

Spurgeon believed that all his suffering was for the glory of God and to keep himself humble. It provided him with the strength and power that he need to carry through the will of God. He also believed that when God sent him a trial, it would mean that God was going to do something great in his life and in the lives of others.

Links to consider: http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/Biographies/1469_Charles_Spurgeon_Preaching_Through_Adversity/

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

 

Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Alexander Melville

 

Charles Haddon (C.H.Spurgeon:

 Charles H. Spurgeon was born on June 19, 1834 and died on January 31, 1892. He was  Baptist preacher, who was highly influential among Christians of different denominations and is known as the “Prince of Preachers.”

Spurgeon grew up in a Christian home. When Spurgeon was 15, he converted to Christianity and when he was 16, he gave his first sermon. 

Charles Spurgeon preached alot and reached over 10 million in his lifetime.  He became the pastor of the Waterbeach Baptist Chapel, New Park Street Chapel, and the Metropolitan Tabernacle.

Spurgeon’s sermons were very popular because they were simple and were about the message of  salvation.

Links to consider:

The Spurgeon Archive: http://www.spurgeon.org/mainpage.htm

Pyromaniacs: http://teampyro.blogspot.com/