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C. H. SPURGEON

 

It is our intention to publish regularly a sermon or an article of this well known preacher. When we have chosen a certain document, then we scan the facsimile reprint of the original first printing. We digitalise it with OCR and then we correct it as accurately as possible. Absolutely no adjusting  takes place, not concerning the nineteenth century language, let alone concerning the words and expressions used by Spurgeon. Only the pronouns that refer to the Godhead, have been capitalized.

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1 THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH (no. 2195)  
 

"The chief thought in life with the true believer is, 'How can I obey God?'

"Delayed obedience is disobedience."

"Brethren, having once discerned the voice of God, obey without question. If you have to stand alone and nobody will befriend you, stand alone and God will befriend you."


 
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2 THE ABIDING OF THE SPIRIT THE GLORY OF THE CHURCH (no. 1918)
 
 

"For my own part, even should I find none around me of the same mind, I shall not budge an inch from the old truth,(...); but I shall abide confident that the eternal God, Whose truth we know and hold, will vindicate Himself ere long, and turn the wisdom of the world into babble, and its boasting into confusion."

"It were better to speak six words in the power of the Holy Ghost than to preach seventy years of sermons without the Spirit."

 
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3 SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS, - A SMOULDERING HEAP OF RUBBISH (no. 1497)
 
 

"Half the people in the world make their own theology, and are either too idle or too proud to be guided by infallible Scripture."

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Self-righteousness is always afraid of the gospel, lest the uncompromising truth should unmask its self-deceit."

 
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4 "IF THERE BE NO RESURRECTION--"  (no. 2287)
 
 

"The reason of your being safe will be that Christ died for you, and that He rose again; it is not the result of what you are, but of what He did."

"My one hope for time and eternity is Jesus, only Jesus; Jesus crucified and risen from the dead."

 
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5 RENEWING STRENGTH (no. 1756)
 
 

"They have greatly erred who look upon anything as the authoritative standard of faith but God’s own word. I hear you say, “Do you not respect the Thirty-nine Articles?” However much or little I may respect them, it makes no difference to the fact that the church of God is not bound to any faith but that which God Himself has revealed. “But the Westminster Assembly’s Confession?” It must be treated in the same manner. That summary of doctrine is very admirable; but human creeds, as such, have nothing on earth to do with me. The point I have to do with is this, What does God say? What does His Word say? Within the covers of the Bible you find all theology. Nothing outside of this Book is binding on a Christian man as doctrine in the least degree whatever. The Bible and the Bible alone is the religion of Christians. “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”

 
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6 CHRIST'S  LONELINESS AND OURS (no. 3052)
 
 

"Your Master’s will once known, father or mother may not stand in your way; you do not wish to be singular, or obstinate, or offensive, but you must do the Lord’s will even if it should sever every fond connection.(…) many a baptized believer has been made to know what it means to be almost tabooed and shut out because he cannot see as others see, but is resolved to follow his conscience at all hazards. (…)Be bold, my dear brethren, and do not flinch. Your Saviour walked alone, and you must do so too." 

"Fall back upon this truth: you may displease and alienate friends, and be charged with bigotry, self-will, and obstinacy, but you are not alone when you follow the path of obedience, for the Father is with you. If what you hold is God’s truth, God is with you in maintaining it. If the ordinance to which you submit was ordained by Christ, Jesus is with you in it. Care not how either the church or the world reviles you; serve you your Master, and He will not desert you."

"Should you sift the great mountain of visible Christianity very carefully, will you find so much as ten grains of faith in the whole? When the Son of man comes, keen as His eyes are to discover faith, shall He find it on the earth?”

 
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7 DELIVERANCE FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS  (no. 3366)
 
 

"I think I may honestly and humbly say that I do try to speak as plainly as any man can speak, and care nothing about mighty fine words, and yet I do not doubt but that scores come into this house and go out of it, saying, “Well, I do not understand it!” How could they? They are under the power of sin, which makes the plainest truth perplexing, and hides from their eyes that which the merest babe in grace can plainly see."

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Thank God for a tender conscience, and if you have one, never tamper with it."

 
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8 THE HOLY SPIRIT'S CHIEF OFFICE (no. 3052)  
 

"I want you to keep this truth in your mind, and never to forget it; that which does not glorify Christ is not of the Holy Spirit, and that which is of the Holy Spirit invariably glorifies our Lord Jesus Christ."

"If, in conversing with an apparently religious man, he prates about truth which he says is comforting, but which does not honour Christ, do not you have anything to do with it. It is a poisonous sweet; it may charm you for a moment, but it will ruin your soul for ever if you partake of it."

"Any doctrine which magnifies man, but not man’s Redeemer, any doctrine which denies the depth of the Fall, and consequently derogates from the greatness of salvation, any doctrine which makes sin less, and therefore makes Christ’s work less, - away with it, away with it.”
 

 
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9 "PRAY, ALWAYS PRAY." (no. 2800)  
 

A true prayer is the echo of the eternal purpose."

"Oh, believers, with the Holy Spirit to tell you what to ask, and the Lord Jesus to endorse your asking, will you not pray without ceasing?"
 

 
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10 A PRESENT HELPER (no. 3447)  
 

I do not know that I have ever more tenderly felt the presence of Jesus than when, while my heart has been broken with a sense of my own worthlessness and insignificance, I have confidently fled for refuge to the hope that is set before me in the finished sacrifice and the perfect redemption that Christ has accomplished."
 

 
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11 THE ONE FOUNDATION (no. 1494)  
 

All the decrees of popes and councils, all the resolutions of assemblies, synods, presbyteries, and associations, and all the ordinances of men as individuals, however great they be, when they are all put together, if they at all differ from the law of Christ, are mere wind and waste paper, nay, worse, they are treasonable insults to the majesty of King Jesus."

"The strength of a living church is a living Christ."

"It is well to be united and bound together in loyalty to the faith once delivered to the saints, but, unless there is vital, personal union with the person of Christ on the part of the members of the church, their association may constitute a league for the defence of orthodoxy, or a confederation for the maintenance of a form of religious thought, but it is not a church. No, most blessed Lord, Thou must be there, or nothing is there!"

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Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, or fifty thousand sacraments, if men were to make so many, would not help you one solitary inch. The only foundation for your soul’s hope must be Christ, and none of these outward things."

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High frames and low frames are delusions all, if they be trusted in. We can no more be saved by our feelings than by our works.
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12 WITHOUT CHRIST  --  NOTHING (no. 1625)  
 

"Unless we have the Lord Jesus ourselves we cannot take Him to others. Unless within us we have the living water springing up unto eternal life, we cannot overflow so that out of our midst shall flow rivers of living water."

"Except the spirit of the Lord rests upon you, causing you to agonize for the salvation of men even as Jesus did, ye can do nothing."

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The power lies with the Master, not with the servant; the might is in the hand, not in the weapon."

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Without Jesus you can talk any quantity; but without Him you can do nothing."
 

 
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