Like grandma always says: ain’t no sermon like a Charles Spurgeon sermon.
Confession: My grandma has never in her entire life said that. If yours does, well, obviously you win the most theologically sound grandma trophy.
Regardless of whose grandma is #winning, check out the following Spurgeon gold:
“If we would ripen in grace, we must live near Jesus—in His presence—ripened by the sunshine of His smiles.”
“Our hope in Christ for the future is the mainspring and the mainstay of our joy here. It will animate our hearts to think often of heaven, for all that we can desire is promised there.”
“We have suffered bereavement after bereavement, but we are going to the land of the immortal where graves are unknown things.”
“Here sin is a constant grief to us, but there we shall be perfectly holy. Nevertheless let it never be said of us, that we are dreaming about the future and forgetting the present, let the future sanctify the present to highest uses.”
“Men trust good stewards with larger and larger sums, and so it frequently is with the Lord; He gives by cartloads to those who give by bushels.”
“Let it never be said of us, that we are dreaming about the future and forgetting the present, let the future sanctify the present to highest uses.”
“Backward we are naturally to all good things, and it is a lesson of grace to learn to go forward in the ways of God. […] If you have talents keep not back from using them. Hoard not your wealth, waste not your time; let not your abilities rust or your influence be unused. Jesus kept not back, imitate Him by being foremost in self-denials and self-sacrifices. Keep not back from close communion with God, from boldly appropriating covenant blessings, from advancing in the divine life, from prying into the previous mysteries of the love of Christ. Neither, beloved friend, be guilty of keeping others back by your coldness, harshness, or suspicions. For Jesus’ sake go forward yourself, and encourage others to do the like.”
“When Jesus died on the cross, the veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom so that big sinners like me might fit through.”
“‘I am with you always’ is enough for my soul to live upon no matter who forsakes me.”