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A Sermon   DELIVERED ON SABBATH EVENING, MARCH 18, 1855, BY THE   REV. C. H. SPURGEON,   AT EXETER HALL, STRAND.   ‘I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.’—Hosea 8:12.  THIS is God’s complaint against Ephraim. It is no mean proof of his goodness, that he […]

Category Sermons
Date February 7, 2023
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A Sermon DELIVERED ON SABBATH MORNING, MARCH 18, 1855, BY THE REV. C. H. SPURGEON, AT EXETER HALL, STRAND. ‘For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.’—1 John 5:4. THE epistles of John are perfumed with love. The word is continually occurring, […]

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Date January 31, 2023
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A Sermon DELIVERED ON SABBATH MORNING, MARCH 11, 1855, BY THE REV. C. H. SPURGEON, AT EXETER HALL, STRAND. ‘For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.’—2 Corinthians 1:5. SEEK ye rest from your distresses ye children of woe and sorrow? This is the place where ye […]

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Date January 24, 2023
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In Exodus 19:4 God says that he bore his people on eagles’ wings. What does that mean? It’s a picture he returns to in Deuteronomy 32:11, where he says he dealt with Israel Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, catching them, bearing them on […]

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Date January 20, 2023
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I often make the same pastoral mistake. It is not deliberate, it is often well-intentioned, sometimes it is even hopeful. It is this: to presume upon the biblical knowledge of the people to whom I speak. I do not at all mean by this to deliver a backhanded insult, appearing to confess a shortcoming of […]

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Date January 19, 2023
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A Sermon DELIVERED ON SABBATH MORNING, MARCH 4, 1855, BY THE REV. C. H. SPURGEON, AT EXETER HALL, STRAND. ‘For so he giveth to his beloved sleep.’—Psalm 127:2. THE sleep of the body is the gift of God. So said Homer of old, when he described it as descending from the clouds, and resting on […]

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Date January 17, 2023
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A Sermon DELIVERED ON SABBATH MORNING, FEBRUARY 25, 1855, BY THE REV. C. H. SPURGEON, AT EXETER HALL, STRAND. ‘I have exalted one chosen out of the people.’—Psalm 79:19. ORIGINALLY, I have no doubt, these words referred to David. He was chosen out of the people. His lineage was respectable, but not illustrious. His family […]

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Date January 10, 2023
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Why was Jesus born in Bethlehem? One answer is because it was prophesied in Micah 5:2 and Scripture had to be fulfilled. This just puts the question one stage further back though. Why did God ordain that his Son would be born in Bethlehem? Every detail of his mission was carefully planned–nothing was random, least […]

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Date December 23, 2022
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The story begins like this: on the night that Jesus was born certain shepherds were out in the field, keeping watch over their flock. It was to them first of all that the news of his birth was broken. And by an angel no less! “I bring you good news of great joy that will […]

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Date December 8, 2022
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A Sermon DELIVERED ON SABBATH MORNING, JANUARY 28, 1855, BY THE REV. C. H. SPURGEON, AT NEW PARK STREET CHAPEL, SOUTHWARK. ‘And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.’—Revelation 5:10. ‘MUSIC hath charms.’ I am sure sacred music has; for I have felt something of its […]

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Date December 6, 2022
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The following sermon, ‘Spiritual Liberty’, was delivered on Sabbath morning, February 18, 1855, by the Rev. C.H. Spurgeon, at Exeter Hall, Strand. ‘Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.’—-2 Corinthians 3:17. LIBERTY is the birthright of every man. He may be born a pauper; he may be a foundling; his parentage may […]

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Date November 30, 2022
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If it were to be asked what is the recurring theme in Knox’s words and writings the answer is perhaps a surprising one. Sometimes he could be severe, and sometimes extreme. Given the days and the harshness of the persecution he witnessed, it would be understandable if these elements had preponderated in his ministry. But […]

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Date November 24, 2022
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The following sermon, ‘Christ Crucified’, was delivered on Sabbath morning, February 11, 1855, by the Rev. C.H. Spurgeon, at Exeter Hall. ‘But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of […]

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Date November 15, 2022
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The following sermon, ‘Sweet Comfort for Feeble Saints’, was delivered on Sabbath morning, February 4, 1855, by the Rev. C.H. Spurgeon, at New Park Street Chapel, Southwark. ‘A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.’— Matthew 12:20. BABBLING fame ever loves to […]

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Date November 9, 2022
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This review of The Pastor: His Call, Character, and Work first appeared in Ordained Servant: A Journal for Church Officers (2022 edition) published by the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. The Pastor: His Call, Character, and Work, by Faculty and Friends of ‘Old’ Princeton. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2020, x + 272 pages, $20.00. From time […]

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Date November 3, 2022
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The following sermon, ‘The Comforter’, was delivered on Sabbath evening, January 21, 1855, by the Rev. C.H. Spurgeon, at New Park Street Chapel, Southwark. GOOD old Simeon called Jesus the consolation of Israel; and so he was. Before his actual appearance, his name was the Day-Star; cheering the darkness, and prophetic of the rising sun. […]

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Date November 1, 2022
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It is rather audacious to claim that we are reformed. It can also be misleading when we call ourselves Reformed Churches. For this might imply that we believe that our denominations are truly reformed; or, even worse, that at some point in the past we were or became reformed and that the task of reform […]

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Date October 31, 2022
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He is a worshipper. His life revolves around his worship. Nothing stops him. There is no doubt about his worship. Everyone knows the object of his worship, because he cannot stop talking about it. Even the way he dresses and behaves declares his commitment to his cause. On a Monday morning he is full of […]

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Date October 27, 2022
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The following sermon, published as ‘The Personality of the Holy Ghost’, was delivered on Sabbath morning, January 21, 1855, by the Rev. C.H. Spurgeon, at New Park Street Chapel, Southwark. ‘And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth; […]

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Date October 25, 2022
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It is something of a commonplace in these days to read about the ‘psychology of conversion’ or the ‘anatomy of a soul’, and often enough what masquerades under such titles is but an onslaught on faith and a denigration of both conversion and the notion of the soul. It is in stark contrast to this […]

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Date October 20, 2022
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The following sermon, ‘The Sin of Unbelief’, was delivered on Sabbath morning, January 14, 1855, by the Rev. C.H. Spurgeon, at New Park Street Chapel, Southwark. ‘And that lord answered the man of God, and said, Now, behold, if the Lord should make windows in heaven, might such a thing be? And he said, Behold, […]

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Date October 17, 2022
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The following post, reflecting on the value and relevance of Francis Schaeffer’s A Christian Manifesto, appeared at Christ Over All and is used here with their kind permission. Francis Schaeffer wrote A Christian Manifesto in 1981, three years before he died. It is worth reflecting in general on this work, the cultural moment in which […]

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Date October 17, 2022
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The following is the text of Arnold Dallimore’s essay, Spiritual and Moral Conditions in England before the Revival which appears in Volume 1 of his George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival. Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34 I love […]

Date October 13, 2022
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The following sermon, on the Remembrance of Christ, was delivered on Sabbath evening, January 7th, 1855, by the Rev. C.H. Spurgeon, at New Park Street Chapel, Southwark. ‘This do in remembrance of me.’—1 Cor. 11:24. IT seems, then, that Christians may forget Christ. The text implies the possibility of forgetfulness concerning him whom gratitude and […]

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Date October 11, 2022
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The Rev Kenneth A MacRae (1883-1964) exercised a powerful ministry over 50 years in the Free Church of Scotland and his memory lives on in the monumental work, Diary of Kenneth A MacRae, edited with additional material by Iain Murray.* He made a lasting impression on my early Christian life. I had correspondence with him […]

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Date October 7, 2022
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