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Letters Of Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Selected With Notes by Iain H. Murray

Letters Of Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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page-count

224

Banner Pub Date

Nov 1, 1992

topic

Life Issues, Church Life, General Theology

Original Pub Date

1892 (actually 1923)

Format

Book

binding

Paperback

isbn

9780851516066

Book Description

The ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon has extended beyond his lifetime in many remarkable ways. His sermons have continued to be widely and enthusiastically read and the story of his life, retold in many biographies, continues to fascinate Christians everywhere. But a man often reveals the most endearing facets of his personality in his correspondence, unveiling himself in the private activity of putting pen to paper. That was true of Spurgeon.

In this new collection of Spurgeon’s letters the private man is made public in a way that confirms the reality of his Christian profession and proclamation. Here we see him as always purposeful and earnest, yet warmly human; deeply sensitive and spiritual, yet remaining child-like and humorous. In this fine selection of letters to young and old, to members of his congregation and strangers, to colleagues and fellow pastors, we are given a glimpse of Spurgeon as his friends must have known him: full of life, full of wisdom, full of joy, even when in discomfort, but most of all, full of Christ.

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Introduction 11
Biographical Notes 15
1 FIRST YEARS AS A CHRISTIAN 17
The Rev John Spurgeon (father), Jan. 30, 1850 19
Mrs Eliza Spurgeon (mother), Feb. 19, 1850 21
The Rev John Spurgeon, Apr. 6, 1850 23
Mrs Eliza Spurgeon, May 1, 1850 25
Mrs Eliza Spurgeon, June 11, 1850 27
The Rev John Spurgeon, Sept. 19, 1850 29
Mrs Walker, June 3, 1851 31
Mrs Walker, June 25, 1851 32
The Rev John Spurgeon, Oct. 15, 1851 34
The Rev John Spurgeon, Feb. 24, 1852 35
The Rev Richard Knill, Feb. 7, 1853 38
The Rev John Spurgeon, Dec., 1853 41
2 LONDON, COURTSHIP AND THE LONG PASTORATE BEGUN 43
James Low, Jan. 27, 1854 45
The Rev John Spurgeon, Early 1854 47
The Misses Blunson, March 1854 49
Baptist Church in New Park St., April 28, 1854 50
James S. Watts, August 25, 1854 52
Miss Susannah Thompson, Jan. 11, 1855 54
James S. Watts, March 23, 1855 56
Susannah Thompson, July 17, 1855 58
Susannah Thompson, Dec., 1855 60
Thomas W. Medhurst, Sept. 22, 1855 60
James S. Watts, Feb. 23, 1856 61
3 LETTERS OF COUNSEL AND CONSOLATION 65
Master William Cooper, The Urgency of Finding Real Religion 67
T. W. Medhurst, Advice to an Enquirer 69
T. W. Medhurst, Further Advice on Making Sure of Salvation 70
N. H. Patrick, On Beginning Missionary Service 71
Pastor James Wells, Sympathy for ‘A Father in the Gospel’ 73
–, The Shock of the Unexpected 74
–, On Living by Faith 75
The Rev Thomas Curme, Home in Sight 76
–, The Rule for Peace-Makers 77
W. Higgs Jr., On Losing a Child 77
Mr Court, Friendship in Life and Death 78
–, First Steps for a Would-Be Missionary 79
4 TO FELLOW PASTORS AND FELLOW WORKERS 81
Pastor T. W. Medhurst, July 26, 1862 83
Pastor T. W. Medhurst, August 2, 1869 85
United Methodist Assembly, August, 1871 85
The Rev James Archer Spurgeon, July 27, 1878 86
The Rev James Archer Spurgeon, Undated 87
J. L. Keys, Sept. 13, 1879 88
Pastor William Williams, Jan. 21, 1881 89
W. Y. Fullerton and M. Smith, Sept. 13, 1883 89
Mr Page, June 17, 1884 90
The Rev Alexander Whyte, Sept. 13, 1884 91
–, Jan. 23, 1885 91
–, May 18 [?] 92
The Rev James Archer Spurgeon, June 7, 1887 93
Pastor George Samuel, Sept. 25, 1888 94
Pastor William Williams, 1888 95
Mr Smith, Feb. 28, 1889 95
N. H. Patrick, May 17, 1890 96
The Rev James Archer Spurgeon, Oct. 18, 1890 96
5 TO HIS OWN CHILDREN AND OTHERS 99
Miss Caroline Louisa Spurgeon, Dec. 1850 101
Charles Spurgeon, Sept. 1867 102
Charles Spurgeon, Nov. 3, 1868 [?] 103
Metropolitan Tabernacle Young People, Jan. 23, 1874 104
Thomas Spurgeon, 1877 105
Charles Spurgeon, Jan. 15, 1881 106
Charles Spurgeon, Dec. 12 [?] 107
Stockwell Orphanage Children, Dec. 20, 1887 109
Bray, one of the Orphan Boys 110
Mr and Mrs Charles Spurgeon, Sept. 11, 1890 111
6 THE PASTORS’ COLLEGE 113
A Parent 115
An Enquiring Candidate 116
An Enquiring Candidate 117
An Enquiring Candidate 118
J. L. Keys 118
A Colleague 119
Members of the Pastors’ College Association 120
A Colleague 120
Members of the Pastors’ College Association 121
The Rev W. Y. Fullerton 122
An Enquiring Married Candidate 123
An Accepted Candidate 124
Members of the Pastors’ College Association 124
An Accepted Candidate 125
Members of the Pastors’ College Association 126
A Parent 127
Mr Tooke 128
7 ASPECTS OF WORK AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE 129
John T. Dunn 131
The Church in the Tabernacle 132
John T. Dunn 133
The Tabernacle Sabbath School 134
The Sabbath School Superintendent 135
The Men’s Bible Class 136
John T. Dunn 137
John T. Dunn 137
John T. Dunn 138
8 FRAGMENTS: SOME OF THE SHORTEST LETTERS 139
Joseph Passmore, On his Publishers’ ‘Retirement’ 141
Mr Goldston, On the Gift of a Table 142
–, American Newspapers Corrected 142
–, A Sister’s Problem 143
–, Smoking 143
–, Gratitude 144
Mr McAusland, On the Loan of Books 144
–, Encouragement to a Sunday-School Teacher 145
9 ON QUESTIONS OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE AND PRACTICE 147
Final Perseverance 149
Infant Salvation 150
Error and Church Membership 150
Preserving Harmony of Belief in Churches 151
Abstinence from Alcohol 152
The State and Marriage 153
Vivisection 154
[Ben Nicholson] Moody and Sankey in London 155
[Mr Soper] On Public Baptisms 156
Evolution 157
[Mr Mills] Should a Call to an Arminian Church be Accepted? 157
‘Catching Fleas’ 158
Brethren-ism 159
10 ILLNESS AND LETTERS FROM MENTON 161
Mrs Susannah Spurgeon 163
A Friend, Sept. 8, 1873 164
The Rev A. G. Brown 165
‘My Dear Church and People’, March 9, 1877 166
A Church Officer at the Tabernacle 167
The Church at the Tabernacle, Mar. 12, 1882 167
A Medical Adviser, May 2, 1882 168
Rev James Archer Spurgeon, Dec. 2, 1882 169
John T. Dunn 170
An Elder at the Tabernacle 171
A friend 172
A Friend, May 25, 1888 173
The Church at the Tabernacle, May, 1888 174
‘To Be Read at Prayer Meeting’, 1888 174
The Rev Newman Hall, Jan. 20, 1889 175
The Rev Dr D. A. Doudney, Dec. 5, 1890 176
11 THE DOWN-GRADE CONTROVERSY 177
A Friend, Dec. 29, 1877 179
The Editor of The Baptist, May 27, 1881 180
Dr S. H. Booth, Oct. 28, 1887 182
Mr Mackey, Nov. 23, 1887 182
John T. Dunn 184
Joseph–, Feb. 8, 1888 185
A Friend, Feb. 15, 1888 186
A Friend, Feb. 21, 1888 186
A Friend, Feb. 21, 1888 187
Friends, Feb.28, 1888 188
Mr Wright, April 27, 1888 189
Mr Wright, May 4, 1888 190
Mr Near, June 16, 1888 191
A Friend, June 23, 1888 191
Mr Wright, Sept. 14, 1888 192
The Baptist Convention of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, Oct. 5, 1888 192
A Friend, Nov. 16, 1888 195
Mr Near, Feb. 20, 1890 195
Mr Near, Feb. 22, 1890 196
12 LETTERS OF THE LAST YEAR 199
William Olney, Jan. 31,1891 201
Members of the Pastors’ College Association, Mar. 10, 1891 202
Office-Bearers at the Tabernacle, April 27, 1891 203
A Friend, May 30, 1891 203
The Church at the Tabernacle, Dec. 24, 1891 204
The Church at the Tabernacle, Dec. 31, 1891 205
The Rev Archibald G. Brown, Jan. 2, 1892 206
The Church at the Tabernacle, Jan. 6, 1892 207
The Deacons, Metropolitan Tabernacle 208
The Rev William Cuff, Jan. 9, 1892 209
Joseph Passmore, Jan. 16, 1892 210
William Higgs, Jan. 20, 1892 211
Index 213

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