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“A better gospel” by Charles H. Spurgeon

“Paul preached the gospel better than I do, but even he could not preach a better gospel.”

–Charles Haddon Spurgeon, “The Unsearchable Riches of Christ,” in Spurgeon’s Sermons, Vol. 9 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996), 258.

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“My Master’s riches are unsearchable” by Charles H. Spurgeon

“My Master has such riches that you cannot count them. You cannot guess them, much less can you convey their fullness in words. They are unsearchable! You may look, and search, and weigh, but Christ is a greater Christ than you think Him to be when your thoughts are at the greatest.

My Master is more able to pardon than you to sin, more able to forgive than you to transgress. My Master is more ready to supply than you are to ask, and ten thousand times more prepared to save than you are to be saved. Never tolerate low thoughts of my Lord Jesus. Your highest estimates will dishonor Him.

When you put the crown on His head, you will only crown Him with silver when He deserves gold. When you sing the best of your songs, you will only give Him poor, discordant music, compared with what He deserves. But Oh! Do believe in Him, that He is a great Christ, a mighty Saviour.

Great sinner, come and do Him honor by trusting in Him as a great Saviour. Come with your great sins, and your great cares, and your great wants! Come and welcome. Come to Him now, and the Lord will accept you, and accept you without upbraiding you.”

–Charles Haddon Spurgeon, “The Unsearchable Riches of Christ,” in Spurgeon’s Sermons, Vol. 9 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996), 259-260.

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“The common consent of fools” by Charles H. Spurgeon

“The great guide of the world is fashion, and its god is respectability—two phantoms, at which brave men laugh. How many of you look around on society to know what to do. You watch the general current, and then float upon it. You study the popular breeze and shift your sails to suit it. True men do not so. You ask–Is it fashionable? If it be fashionable, it must be done. Fashion is the law of multitudes, but it is nothing more than the common consent of fools.”

–Charles H. Spurgeon, “Decision: Illustrated by the case of Joshua,” in The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 21 (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1876), 220.

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“Oh! I love God’s ‘wills’ and ‘shalls'” by Charles H. Spurgeon

“Oh! I love God’s ‘shalls’ and ‘wills.’ There is nothing comparable to them. Let a man say ‘shall,’ what is it good for? ‘I will,’ says man, and he never performs; ‘I shall,’ says he, and he breaks his promise. But it is never so with God’s ‘shalls.’

If He says ‘shall,’ it shall be; when He says ‘will,’ it will be. Now He has said here, ‘any shall come.’ The devil says ‘they shall not come;’ but ‘they shall come.’ Their sins say ‘you can’t come;’ God says ‘you shall come.’ You, yourselves, say, ‘you won’t come;’ God says ‘you shall come.’

Yes! There are some here who are laughing at salvation, who can scoff at Christ and mock at the gospel; but I tell you some of you shall come yet. ‘What!’ you say, ‘can God make me become a Christian?’

I tell you yes, for herein rests the power of the gospel. It does not ask you consent; but it gets it. It does not say, ‘Will you have it?’

But it makes you willing in the day of God’s power. Not against your will, but it makes you willing. It shows you its value, and then you fall in love with it.”

–Charles H. Spurgeon, “Heaven and Hell,” Spurgeon’s Sermons, Vol. 1 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996), 305-6.

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“He who saved the thief” by Charles H. Spurgeon

“Seest thou yonder thief hanging upon the cross? Behold the fiends at the foot thereof, with open mouths; charming themselves with the sweet thought, that another soul shall give them meat in hell. Behold the death-bird, fluttering his wings o’er the poor wretch’s head; vengeance passes by and stamps him for her own; deep on his breast is written ‘a condemned sinner;’ on his brow is the clammy sweat, expressed from him by agony and death.

Look in his heart. It is filthy with the crust of years of sin. The smoke of lust is hanging within in black festoons of darkness. His whole heart is hell condensed. Now, look at him. He is dying. One foot seems to be in hell; the other hangs tottering in life—only kept by a nail. There is a power in Jesus’ eye. That thief looks: he whispers, ‘Lord, remember me.’ Turn your eye again there. Do you see that thief? Where is the clammy sweat? It is there.

Where is that horrid anguish? It is not there. Positively, there is a smile upon his lips. The fiends of hell, where are they? There are none: but a bright seraph is present, with his wings outspread, and his hands ready to snatch that soul, now a precious jewel, and bear it aloft to the palace of the great King. Look within his heart. It is white with purity. Look at his breast. It is not written ‘condemned,’ but ‘justified.’

Look in the book of life: his name is graven there. Look on Jesus’ heart: there on one of the precious stones he bears that poor thief’s name. Yea, once more, look! Seest thou that bright one amid the glorified, clearer than the sun, and fair as the moon? That is the thief! That is the power of Jesus. And that power shall endure forever. He who saved the thief can save the last man who shall ever live.”

-–Charles H. Spurgeon, “The Eternal Name,” in Spurgeon’s Sermons, Vol. 1 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996), 165-6.

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“May that happy day come soon!” by Charles H. Spurgeon

“The Lord pronounces a curse upon these Pharisees and Rabbis, these who ‘thrust with side and with shoulder,’ those evil shepherds who will not suffer the sheep to lie down, neither will feed them with good pasture. But, after having described this state, He prophesies better times for the poor Jew. The day is coming when the careless shepherds shall be as naught; when the power of the Rabbis shall cease, when the traditions of the Mishna and the Talmud shall be cast aside.

The hour is approaching, when the tribes shall go up to their own country; when Judea, so long a howling wilderness, shall once more blossom like the rose; when, if the temple itself be not restored, yet on Zion’s hill shall be raised some Christian building, where the chants of solemn praise shall be heard as erst of old the Psalms of David were sung in the tabernacle.

Not long shall it be ere they shall come—shall come from distant lands wher’er they rest or roam; and she who has been the offscouring of all things, whose name has been a proverb and a byword, shall become the glory of all lands. Dejected Zion shall raise her head, shaking herself from dust, and darkness, and the dead. Then shall the Lord feed His people, and make them and the places round about His hill a blessing.

I think we do not attach sufficient importance to the restoration of the Jews. We do not think enough of it. But certainly, if there is anything promised in the Bible, it is this. I imagine that you cannot read the Bible without seeing clearly that there is to be an actual restoration of the children of Israel. ‘Thither they shall go up; they shall come with weeping unto Zion, and with supplications unto Jerusalem.’

May that happy day soon come! For when the Jews are restored, then the fullness of the Gentiles shall be gathered in; and as soon as they return, then Jesus will come upon Mount Zion to reign with His ancients gloriously, and the halcyon days of the Millennium shall then dawn; we shall then know every man to be a brother and a friend; Christ shall rule, with universal sway.”

-–Charles H. Spurgeon, “The Church of Christ,” in Spurgeon’s Sermons, Vol. 1 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996), 135-6.

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“The power of the Spirit” by Charles H. Spurgeon

“The Spirit is very powerful, Christian! What do you infer from that fact? Why, that you never need distrust the power of God to carry you to heaven… The power of the Holy Spirit is your bulwark, and all His omnipotence defends you. Can your enemies overcome omnipotence? Then they can conquer you. Can they wrestle with Deity, and hurl Him to the ground? Then they might conquer you. For the power of the Spirit is our power; the power of the Spirit is our might. Once again, Christians, if this is the power of the Spirit, why should you doubt anything?”

-–Charles H. Spurgeon, “The Power of the Holy Ghost” in Spurgeon’s Sermons, Vol. 1 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996), 130-1.

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