Spurgeon and Gospel Preaching

I am currently re-reading C. H. Spurgeon’s Lectures To My Students.  I ran across some really great quotes on soul winning and Gospel preaching by Mr. Spurgeon, and thought I would share some of the gems from it.  One thing you can say about Spurgeon’s ministry; it was a Gospel-centered and Christ-exalting ministry.  I believe that one of the reasons that Spurgeon’s writings and books have maintained their appeal even until today was that he was a man that made much of Jesus.  The following quotes are all taken from Chapter 5 of Lectures To My Students.

“The true minister of Christ knows that the true value of a sermon must lie, not in its fashion and manner, but in the truth which it contains.”

“We must throw all our strength of judgment, memory, imagination, and eloquence into the delivery of the gospel; and not give to the preaching of the cross our random thoughts while wayside topics engross our deeper meditations.”

A young Spurgeon preaching in London.
A young Spurgeon preaching in London.

“Keep to doctrines which stir the conscience and the heart.  Remain unwaveringly and champions of a soul-winning gospel.  God’s truth is adapted to man, and God’s grace adapts man to it.”

“Of all I would wish to say this is the sum; my brethren, preach Christ, always and evermore.”

“More and more am I jealous lest any views upon prophecy, church government, politics, or even systematic theology, should withdraw one of us from glorying in the cross of Christ.  Salvation is a theme for which I would fain enlist every holy tongue.  I am greedy after witnesses for the glorious gospel of the blessed God.  O that Christ crucified were the universal burden of men of God.”

“Blessed is that ministry of which Christ is all.”



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