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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 […]

Category Sermons
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 […]

Category Sermons
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 […]

Category Articles
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 […]

Category Resources, Sermons
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 […]

Category Resources, Sermons
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. […]

Category Resources, Sermons
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 […]

Category Articles
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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Category Articles, Resources
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; […]

Category Articles, Resources
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 […]

Category Articles, Resources
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, […]

Category Sermons
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 […]

Category Articles, Resources
Date October 7, 2022
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The following sermon, on the immutability of God, was delivered on Sabbath morning, January 7th, 1855, by the Rev. C.H. Spurgeon, at New Park Street Chapel, Southwark. ‘I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.’—Malachi 3:6. IT has been said by some one that ‘the proper study of […]

Category Sermons
Date October 4, 2022
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The name Thomas Charles of Bala had been familiar to me for many years and I knew that he was an eminent evangelical Welsh minister of a bygone day. But beyond that, I confess, I knew next to nothing about him. If any reader of these lines has to make the same admission let me […]

Date October 4, 2022
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Jim Elliff reviews Banner’s biography of Asahel Nettleton, an evangelist whose integrity and zeal marked him out during the Second Great Awakening. The author of The Life and Labours of Asahel Nettleton, Bennet Tyler, was a pastor for many years in South Britain, Connecticut, where he knew Asahel Nettleton (1783-1844) intimately. He eventually became the […]

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Date September 30, 2022
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‘Why are you cast down, O my soul? … Hope in God.’ Psalm 43:5 David was in great trials and afflictions, for God allows his children to fall into long and great afflictions and troubles before his deliverance comes. It is implied in the text that David was reproving his soul for being cast down. […]

Category Articles, Resources
Date September 29, 2022
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‘Why are you cast down, O my soul? … Hope in God.’ Psalm 43:5 David was in great trials and afflictions, for God allows his children to fall into long and great afflictions and troubles before his deliverance comes. It is implied in the text that David was reproving his soul for being cast down. […]

Category Articles, Resources
Date September 29, 2022
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Kevin DeYoung’s recent World news article on evangelical compromise with LGBTQ is immensely helpful. DeYoung points out that such compromise is rarely, if ever, instantaneous. Rather, it manifests gradually, as truth is first omitted, then de-emphasised, and finally deemed to be beyond the pale. ‘Rarely do evangelical leaders and institutions leap all at once from […]

Category Articles
Date September 26, 2022
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In the year that King Uzziah died, Isaiah the prophet saw the Lord, high and lifted up. There had been no king like Uzziah since the golden age of Solomon 300 years before. He had reigned for 52 years—the vast majority of the people did not remember any other king. It was a time of […]

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Date September 23, 2022
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‘Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son! … May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth! In his days may the righteous flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more!’ (Psalm 72:1, 6-7). As tributes to Queen […]

Category Reports
Date September 13, 2022
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What is biblical friendship? Drawing inspiration especially from the Proverbs, Paul Beardmore describes the nature, purpose, joys, and pitfalls of friendship. The following material was first presented in a Sunday School class at Grace Baptist Church, Carlisle, PA. Friendship, let alone biblical friendship, is largely absent from our culture today. The challenge of finding a […]

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Category Articles, Resources
Date September 2, 2022
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