Charles H. Spurgeon
(19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892) was an English Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of various denominations, among whom he is known as the "Prince of Preachers". He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition, defending the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, and opposing the liberal and pragmatic theological tendencies in the Church of his day.
A Real Treasure
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers, is even today one of the most loved authors. The Treasury of David, I would say, is Spurgeon's best work. It is one of the best resources on the Book of Psalms. Spurgeon not only gives us his own comments on the Psalms, but also quotes plenty of other theologians. It is a must have for anyone who loves the Psalms.
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Spurgeon Vol 1-17 Sermons 1-1027 — Read Online
Spurgeon Vol 18-34 Sermons 1028-2061 — Read Online
Around the Wicket Gate — Read Online
Words of Counsel for Christian Workers — Read Online
Spurgeon on Revivalism
“Nor is it soul-winning, dear friends, merely to create excitement. Excitement will accompany every great movement. We might justly question whether the movement was earnest and powerful if it was quite as serene as a drawing-room Bible-reading.
You cannot very well blast great rocks without the sound of explosions, nor fight a battle and keep everybody as quiet as a mouse. On a dry day, a carriage is not moving much along the road unless there is some noise and dust; friction and stir are the natural result of force in motion. So, when the Spirit of God is abroad, and men’s minds are stirred, there must and will be certain visible signs of the movement, although these must never be confounded with the movement itself. If people imagine that to make a dust is the object aimed at by the rolling of a carriage, they can take a broom, and very soon raise as much dust as fifty coaches; but they will be committing a nuisance rather than conferring a benefit. Excitement is as incidental as the dust, but it is not for one moment to be aimed at. When the woman swept her house, she did it to find her money, and not for the sake of raising a cloud.
Do not aim at sensation and “effect.” Flowing tears and streaming eyes, sobs and outcries, crowded after-meetings and all kinds of confusions may occur, and may be borne with as concomitants of genuine feeling; but pray do not plan their production.”
— C. H. Spurgeon.