Tag Archive | Charles Spurgeon

Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats?

An excerpt from a message preached by Charles Spurgeon – this kind of preaching is rare in the world of the 21st century. Too many think we can amuse goats instead of feed sheep. In the end, the minister loses because he has failed in his commission. The sheep are not being fed and will […]


He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. (Hebrews 1:3)  The true power of the church lies in Christ personally. You may have all the stars that ever made bright the Milky Way with their combined sheen, […]

Quotes: Charles Spurgeon on Humility in the Pulpit

From the Prince of Preachers, Charles Spurgeon, in his work “The Soulwinner”: “In the matter of soul-winning, humility makes you feel that you are nothing and nobody, and that, if God gives you success in the work, you will be driven to ascribe to Him all the glory, for none of the credit of it […]

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It is not your hold on Christ that saves you; it is Christ. It is not your joy in Christ that saves you; it is Christ. It is not even your faith in Christ, though that be the instrument; it is Christ’s blood and merit. – Charles Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

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The thick pollutions of thine abominable [Roman Catholic] church forbid the idea of descent from any apostle but the traitor Judas. – Charles Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

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I would not give a penny for your love of truth if it is not accompanied with a hearty hatred of error. – C.H. Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

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Oh! had I words that I might this morning attempt to depict to you what eternal death is. The soul has come before its Maker; the book has been opened; the sentence has been uttered; “Depart ye cursed” has shaken the universe, and made the very spheres dim with the frown of the Creator; the […]

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Making a day’s excursion from Botzen, in the Tyrol [Swiss Alps], we went along the very narrowest of roads, mere alleys…Well, you may be sure that we did not engage an ordinary broad carriage, for that would have found the passage as difficult as the needle’s eye is to the camel; but our landlord had […]

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If a man is so proud that he will not see his faults, he will only quarrel with you for pointing them out. – Charles Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

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We would as soon worship cats with the Egyptians, as popes with the Romanists: we see no difference between the people whose gods grew in their gardens and the sect whose deity is made by their baker. – C. H. Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

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If we let passion take the place of judgment, and self-will reign instead of Scriptural authority, we shall fight the Lord’s battles with the devil’s weapons, and if we cut our own fingers we must not be surprised. – Charles Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

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Answering a student’s question, “Will the heathen who have not heard the Gospel be saved?” thus, it is more a question with me whether we, who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not, can be saved. Charles Spurgeon

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Scripture is like a lion. Who ever heard of defending a lion? Just turn it loose; it will defend itself. – C.H. Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

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Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right. – C.H. Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

Book review: “All of Grace” by Charles Spurgeon.

I just completed this work by Spurgeon (the audio book version) and found it to be a wealth of encouragement for those who wrestle with their assurance of salvation. It was also a deep source of doctrinal truths regarding God’s grace and provision for salvation; helping me to better understand that salvation is all of […]

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The doctrine of justification itself, as preached by an Arminian, is nothing but the doctrine of salvation by works. – C.H. Spurgeon 1834 – 1892