In one of his early sermons no Spurgeon quoted approvingly the advice given by an old minister to a young man whose well prepared and presented sermon he described as poor because Christ was not in it. And I have never yet found a text that had not got a road to Christ in it, and if I ever do find one that has not a road to Christ in it I will make one. Arnold Dallimore in his Spurgeon tells of a group of American ministers who visited London in the s and set out to hear some of the celebrated preachers of England.
Majesty in Misery Vol. Prayer should be definite. What a lot of praying there is that prays for everything in general and nothing in particular! I was reading a very good illustration, given by an eminent minister, upon this point. Author Cartwright, Hugh. In this as with every other aspect of the person and work of Christ that Spurgeon so faithfully expounded for so many years there is an inevitable turning of the doctrine into something that pertains to the actual salvation of sinners.
It is the reason for the continuing popularity of his sermons as both models for preachers and as rich spiritual food for readers.
One cannot read a sermon of Charles Spurgeon without coming away with a fresh, lively, sincere, and heart-affecting presentation of Jesus Christ who came into the world to save sinners. How often our preaching is anemic because it suffers from a Christ-deficiency. Reading Spurgeon will revitalize your ministerial blood! In two other important ways Charles Spurgeon the evangelistic preacher provides a challenge to all of us as we minister the Word of God from week to week:.
Spurgeon called sinners to turn to Christ not to be confused with walking an aisle! Am I black enough? Come as you are! Every fitness is legality; every preparation is a lie; every getting ready for Christ is coming the wrong way. You are only making yourselves worse while you think you are making yourselves better If you are the blackest soul out of hell, trust Christ, and that act of trust shall make you clean.
This seems a simple thing, and yet it is the hardest thing in the world to bring you to it; so hard a thing that all the preachers that ever preached cannot make a man believe in Christ. How our own work as evangelists would be revived if we too would so make Christ known as the water of life, then invite people to drink freely of him, without our putting forbidding security guards at the fountain!
Second, Spurgeon truly believed that earnest evangelistic appeals that grew out of the person and work of Christ would be effective for the salvation of sinners.
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Why the preacher himself evidently does not think that anybody will be converted by them! If a hundred persons or of half a dozen were converted by them, nobody would be so astonished as the preacher himself Indeed, unlike those who fall into a Stoic resignation when regular preaching ministry bears no fruit in the conversion of the lost, Spurgeon possessed an insatiable thirst to see people brought to Christ under his ministry.
The ambassadors of peace should not cease to weep bitterly until sinners weep for their sin. While his evangelistic model is certainly not perfect, it is, to my mind, one of the best ones we possess short of the inspired ones given in Holy Scripture. Our preeminent model is the Master Speaker himself, who used beautiful field lilies and finely plumed birds to illustrate the perfect care of our Father in Heaven. The pains of childbearing Gal. Here, too, Charles Spurgeon provides a wealth of help for us.
The Lord Jesus Christ Gives Peace (A Quotation by C.H. Spurgeon)
Drawing from history both sacred and secular , biography, literature, mythology, the developing sciences, and current events, Spurgeon consistently showed himself a master at turning the ears of his massive congregation into eyes that saw the truths their pastor so passionately believed and proclaimed. To read a sermon of Spurgeon is to enter a room full of the finest furniture and decorations. We do well to learn from one who can help us in this area that is hardly known as a strength of our preaching. To open the treasure box of a Spurgeon sermon or lecture is to find handfuls of perfectly cut jewels of metaphor.
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A call to mortification of sin and the benefit of life that comes by this discipline, cf. Perhaps my friend has not lately cleaned his windows; or he has not drawn up his blinds; and that is why he thinks there is less light.
follow It is very possible to be much more in the dark than you need to be. The gloom may be in the eyes rather than in the heavens. May I suggest a little looking at home, that you may see why your former blessedness is gone? Such word pictures abound like pretty wildflowers on a rural countryside.
Here one finds masterful similes that make their point by being either down to earth or thoughtfully clever. Humor, too, is sanctified for the service of the preacher. While never going beyond the bounds of propriety, one can almost imagine the twinkle in his eye as Spurgeon who loved a good laugh! In my judgment that was a slander on the oyster, for that worthy bivalve shows great discretion in his openings, and he also knows when to close.
Do you do the same in your preaching?
He has been a substitute up till now; will he now throw down his vicarious character? Will he now renounce our responsibilities, and declare that we may stand for ourselves? Not he! He undertook, and must go through. Sweating great drops of blood, he nevertheless flinches not from the dread assault. All of this, of course, takes work. Such preparation is, however, part of our work as preachers. We should labor at it with the confidence that God will use it to turn our often dark, stuffy sermons into bright and airy proclamations of the living Word of God.
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