November 5, 2013

Here is a reminder that we never know about the influence we might have. Our task is to know the Word and love the people around us. We love those around us by sharing the truth. Perhaps there is a Spurgeon in your company today.  By the way, “The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon” by Lawson is free all month long. The Nook version can be found here.

Jesus told us to love our neighbor as ourselves. How does this look in our lives? Here David Murray gives ten ways we can practically love those around us.

We are saved by works. This sounds heretical but it is true. God is a just God. Those who enter heaven will do so on the basis of perfect law-keeping.

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Our kids are brain damaged:

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. The world has its fashions in religion as well as in dress, and many of you feel the influence of it.

— Charles Spurgeon

The Unsurpassed Life

January 8, 2013

spurgeon-260x195No life can surpass that of a man who quietly continues to serve God in the place where providence has placed him.

–C.H. Spurgeon

“When I hear a Christian man finding fault with his minister, I always wish that the devil had found somebody else to do his dirty work.”

–Charles Spurgeon

The Simple Gospel

November 20, 2012

“It is so blessed to think that there is a Gospel that will suit the man who cannot read—and that will suit the man who cannot put two consecutive thoughts together—and that will suit the man whose brain has almost failed him in the hour of death—a Gospel that suited the thief dying upon the cross—a Gospel so simple that if there is but Grace to receive it, there needs no great mental power to understand it! Blessed be my Master for giving us a Gospel so simple and so plain as this!”

C.H. Spurgeon

Keep Your Eyes On Christ

November 12, 2012

“Nothing can keep us away from the fangs of error like falling into the embraces of Christ. Looking unto Jesus is the great remedy against looking unto sin! Turn away my eyes from vanity, my Lord, by filling them full with a vision of Yourself and holding me spellbound with that grandest spectacle that eyes of men, or angels, or even of God, Himself did ever see—the spectacle of God Incarnate bearing our sin in His own body on the Cross! Keep your eyes fixed there and all will be well.”

C.H. Spurgeon

Spurgeon On Holy Laughter

October 29, 2012

The other evening I was riding home after a heavy day’s work. I felt wearied and sore depressed, when swiftly and suddenly that text came to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for thee.’ I reached home and looked it up in the original, and at last it came to me in this way. ‘My grace is sufficient for THEE.’ And I said, ‘I should think it is, Lord’ and I burst out laughing. I never understood what the holy laughter of Abraham was till then. It seemed to make unbelief so absurd … O brethren, be great believers. Little faith will bring your souls to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to your souls.

C.H. Spurgeon

God Has His Ways

October 10, 2012

“I grieve, sometimes, when I see how God’s people manage to live a great way off from Him and yet appear to be quite comfortable, and to have all that they could wish. But I am glad when any one of them is thrust right out of all harmful associations and so is drawn nearer to God, for when God says,” Come you out from among them, and be you separate,” if we do not at once obey His command, He has many ways of making us come out and it may be that we have to come out in a fashion that is exceedingly painful. Yet, however trying it is, it matters little if we but get nearer to Him.”

C.H. Spurgeon

God’s Thoughts

September 25, 2012

“Flowers, what are they? They are but the thoughts of God solidified—God’s beautiful thoughts put into shape. Storms, what are they? They are God’s terrible thoughts written out that we may read them. Thunders, what are they? They are God’s powerful emotions just opened out that men may hear them. The world is the materializing of God’s thoughts, for the world is a thought in God’s eyes. He made it first from a thought that came from His own mighty mind and everything in the majestic temple that He has made has a meaning!”

C.H. Spurgeon

Our Good Works Damn Us

September 18, 2012

If you attend at Bowman, you’ve heard me say that our good works are just as damning as our evil works are. Here is Spurgeon saying the same thing (far more eloquently):

“You will be as surely damned by your righteousness, if you trust in it, as you will by your unrighteousness! Christ, alone, the Gift of the free Grace of God—this is the gate of Heaven—but all self-satisfaction, all boasting, all exaltation of yourself above your fellow men is mischievous and ruinous, and will surely be deadly to your spirit forever.”

C.H. Spurgeon