Tag «C. H. Spurgeon»

The Lord’s Day

God has, in great mercy, given us a day, on day in seven, wherein to rest, and to think of holy things. There were seven days that God had in the week. He said, “Take six, and use them in your business.” No, we must have the seventh as well. It is as if one, …

Christian Trials

“Until the time that his word came: the Word of the Lord tried him.” Psalm 105:19 Trial in the Christian Church is the Lord’s refining pot which is never off the fire. It has this excellent effect that it separates the precious from the vile. As long as the Church exists I suppose she will …

Christian Honesty

Every Christian, it seems to me, should be more scrupulous than other men in his dealings. He must never swerve from the path of integrity. He should never say, “It is the custom: it is perfectly understood in the trade.” Let the Christian remember that custom cannot sanction wrong, and that its being “understood” is …

The Doctrine of Election

Now, you that do not believe in the Doctrine of Election, but kick at it and bite your lips at the mention of it, listen to this! God gave fallen angels no Savior, no Gospel, no space for repentance–yet He gives these to men–why is this? What reason was there? Can you conceive one? Why …

The Hope Of Our Calling Is…

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with …

The Mercy Of God

“I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever!” Psalm 52:8 Meditate a little on the mercy of God. It is tender mercy. With gentle, loving touch, He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds. He is as gracious in the manner of His mercy — as in the matter of it. It is great mercy. There is nothing little in God; His …

Bring Books!

When you come bring the cloak which I left at Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments. 2 Timothy 4:13 If he will speak without premeditation or pretend to do so, and never produce what they call a dish of dead men’s brains–oh, that is the preacher! How rebuked are they by the …

Compromising…

There must be no holding back to please one person, no rushing forward to satisfy another, no moving an inch even to gratify the whole community. O brethren, if you go in for pleasing everybody, you have indeed set yourselves a task! The toils of Sisyphus and the labours of Hercules are nothing to this! …

Salvation: What A Great Word!

What a great word that word “salvation” is! It includes the cleansing of our conscience from all past guilt, the delivery of our soul from all those propensities to evil which now so strongly predominate in us; it takes in, in fact, the undoing of all that Adam did. Salvation is the total restoration of …

What is a Besetting Sin?

You know that we all have our besetments, says one. What do you mean by that? Some sin that you often fall into? Do you call that a besetting sin? If I were to walk tonight across Clapham Common, and half-a-dozen men stopped me, I should say that I was beset; but if at an …