Faith and Feelings Part Four – Spurgeon on Sealing and Faith

In today's quote Spurgeon introduces the vital concept of "sealing" or assurance of our faith and relates it ultimately to the line from our hymn: Note also that this sealing does not necessarily come at once with faith. It grows out of faith, and comes “after that ye believed.” We are not in every case sealed at the moment when we first trust in Jesus. I am persuaded that many who believe in Jesus enter into peace directly, and perceive at once the blessed assurance which is involved in their po … [Read more...]

Faith and Feelings Part Three – Spurgeon on how feelings do not produce faith

Our third quote in this little series, makes the very important point that however precious our experiences of God might be, a warm glowing feeling inside us never actually produces faith.  Some of my readers might be surprised to know that I wholeheartedly agree. Faith on the other hand, DOES produce feelings, as in the other two quotes, Spurgeon quotes our hymn: There are some who fancy that faith cometh by feeling. If they could feel emotions either of horror or of exquisite delight, they … [Read more...]

C.H. Spurgeon on the exclusivity of the truth

Today's guest post comes to us from C.H. Spurgeon. These are previously unpublished words taken from notes of a sermon delivered on a Lord’s Day evening in 1856, at New Park Street. Notes taken by Pastor T.W. Medhurst. John 14.6 – ‘Jesus saith unto him, I am the way… no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me’“There seems to be growing up amongst us an idea that a man is of a persecuting spirit of he does not think that the one who flatly contradicts him is as right as himself. If we do as some w … [Read more...]

New Spurgeon Sermons

Phil Johnson describes the release of a volume of previously unpublished sermons from the undisputed prince of preachers.  Pray that God will raise up men like this to declare boldly his word, going after lost souls and complacent saints in the same message.  His was a voice you simply couldn't ignore. Out of love for Jesus, and his passion for the lost, his bold preaching gathered a truly large church.  Many preachers today would not dream of preaching about a passage before seeing what Sp … [Read more...]

God Breaks Those He Wants To Make Great

Spurgeon is at his best in the following quote. He speaks about the way in which God likes to bring people to the very end of themselves before taking ahold of them and using them for his glory:Is it not a curious thing that whenever God means to make a man great, He always first breaks him in pieces? There was a man whom the Lord meant to make into a prince. How did He do it? Why, He met him one night and wrestled with him! You always hear about Jacob’s wrestling. Well, I dare say he did, … [Read more...]

Spurgeon On Second (& Third, Forth and Fifth) Blessings

Had a great email from a reader of my blog in Asia which I reproduce with permission in its entirety:I'm a faithful reader of your blog and a missionary in China. Thanks for being a place to go over the last couple years as God has increased my desire to "have it all". I've learned a lot through some of your posts and links to other Reformed Charismatics. I was blessed by the Spurgeon quote you posted a few days ago and wanted to share another quote that I read this week from Spurgeon. … [Read more...]

Christ Himself – The Gospel Coalition Blog

From Christ Himself – The Gospel Coalition Blog: "Our faith is a person; the gospel that we have to preach is a person; and go wherever we may, we have something solid and tangible to preach, for our gospel is a person. If you had asked the twelve Apostles in their day, ‘What do you believe in?’ they would not have stopped to go round about with a long sermon, but they would have pointed to their Master and they would have said, ‘We believe him.’ ‘But what are your doctrines?’ ‘There they stand i … [Read more...]

Spurgeon Atonement Illustration

This would win the wrath of many neo-liberals but I am sure that Piper would be glad to make room this Friday for the following quote I found on the pyromaniacs site from C.H. Spurgeon:Suppose," said I, "you had killed some one. You were a murderer; you were condemned to die, and you deserved it.""Faith," said he, "yes I should deserve it.""Well, her Majesty is very desirous of saving your life, and yet at the same time universal justice demands that someone should die on account of the deed … [Read more...]

Spurgeon – We Know Jesus Rose From the Dead, Because the Spirit Tells Us So.

Other useful Easter resources:Did Jesus rise from the dead? I believe in Jesus: a sermon on the Trinity and the Resurrection A Good Friday Sermon A sermon on Jesus’ Resurrection and its implications for us (Romans 4:25)Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. So it seems appropriate to share a quote today from Spurgeon. This is in my forthcoming book "Raised With Christ, How the Resurrection Changes Everything."In an age of human pride, it is sad how much a purely intellectual a … [Read more...]

The Immediately Present Help

I know, I know — I'm supposed to be on a blogging break! But last night's news about David Wayne was weighing on me this morning, and then I saw in my inbox this from Spurgeon's Faith Checkbook devotion. It lifted me as only God's Word can. May God be immediately present to you this Christmas!God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).A help that is not present when we need it is of small value. The anchor which is left at home is of no use to the seaman in the h … [Read more...]