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The works of Charles Spurgeon have inspired millions of Christians around the world for over a hundred years. His wisdom and insight into God’s Word and world have helped others discover the richness of Scripture. Answers in Genesis is pleased to present the text of a large collection of sermons from this 19th century “Prince of Preachers.”
My subject on this occasion leads me to speak to those who are in personal trouble, and to say something concerning God’s gracious dealings towards them.
Many who do not receive Christ must give unreasonable reasons for their unreasonable conduct.
Since man is as light as vanity itself, Solomon urges that it is idle and vain for him to attempt to contend with God.
It is a very blessed habit of saints who have grown in grace to enter into actual conversation with the Well-Beloved.
There were a great many pretenders in the times of Jeremiah who prefaced their utterance with the same declaration, “Thus says the Lord.”
The scriptural emblem of wine, which is intended to be the symbol of the richest earthly joy, has become desecrated in the process of time by the sin of man.
The great Son of David knew that the man who cried to him, “Have mercy on me,” really meant by that plea, “Lord, give me my sight.”
Job was very much troubled, and he did not try to hide the outward signs of his sorrow.
This is characteristic of saints: “These are those who follow the Lamb wherever he goes.” This has always been the way of the saints; this is the way the holy prophets went, the way of the martyrs, the way of the reformers and confessors, the way of all who shall meet above around the throne of God and of the Lamb.
You perceive, dear friends, that David had trusted in the Lord; in very severe and exceptional trouble God had delivered him; and at the close of that deliverance he wrote this Psalm, to be sung by the faithful of all time and every clime, and then he gave this exhortation which grew out of his own experience.
It is no new thing that we should be made a laughing-stock to the enemies of the cross of Christ because we cannot even do what we have formerly done, and are beaten in the very field where previously we have achieved great and notable victories for our Master.
God spoke to us again and again; but we did not regard his voice. There are none so deaf as those who will not hear; and we were among those who would not hear even that voice to which heaven and earth attend, that voice which even the dead will one day hear, when those who hear shall live.
Sin is quite sure to cause sorrow; and the longer the sorrow is delayed, the heavier it will be when it comes. This ship may be long at sea, but it will come home at last with a terrible cargo. There was never a man who broke the law of God who did not have to rue it in the end.
“Men shall be blessed in him.” Oh sirs, if one had the tongues of men and of angels, and if one could only for once use that speech which it is not lawful for a man to utter, if we could even speak as never man yet spoke, we could not fully describe all the glories of him of whom this text speaks.
When the human mind is on the stretch of emotion, whether it is under the influence of grief or joy, it often thinks that the whole world is in sympathy with itself. It seems to wrap the mantle of the universe all around its spiritual nature as a garment.
You cannot have Christ if you will not serve him. If you take Christ, you must take him in all his characters, not only as Friend, but also as Master; and if you are to become his disciple, you must also become his servant. I hope that no one here kicks against that truth.
Seeing what love had done, and seeing how love comes back in return, I said within myself, when love has learned its way into one heart, it scatters its seed and multiplies in the hearts of hundreds more. Love fosters love; let it once begin, and no one can tell its end.
In a thousand respects, God is greater than man; but the Lord here puts this truth most prominently forward, that he is “God, and not man,” in that he is infinitely more forbearing, infinitely more tender, infinitely more ready to pass by offences than any man ever can be.
I mean to dwell specifically on those words at the end of the verse, “Be it to you even as you wish”; but before we consider them, I should like to remind you again, as I did in the reading, that our Lord admired this woman’s faith. He said to her, “Oh woman, great is your faith.”
Being the Lord’s children, and being saved, they become his servants, and as his servants they are under responsibility to God, and they will all have to give to him an account of their stewardship.
The Saviour was about to leave his disciples, and this was the hardest trial which they had ever experienced. Since there could be no trial to them like the loss of the Saviour’s presence, it was at this time Jesus gave them his richest consolation.
I believe that, if our Saviour had not been the atoning sacrifice, if his sufferings had been merely those of a martyr, he would have quaffed to the very dregs the cup that was offered him, and would not have left any of it. The reason why he refused the cup, I think, is to be found in another thing altogether.
This is a versicle from the Song of Songs, and I do not hesitate to say that it is the soul and heart of that divine composition. The bride dressed in her richest posey wears no jewel more precious than this diamond of full assured possession. There is poetry here which not one of the sons of music can excel.
There are very narrow limits to our knowledge. There is a great breadth to our conceit; but the things that we really know are very few, after all. He who is wisest will be the first to confess his own ignorance. Our faith in the superior knowledge of God is a great source of comfort to us.
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These sermons from Charles Spurgeon are a series that is for reference and not necessarily a position of Answers in Genesis. Spurgeon did not entirely agree with six days of creation and dives into subjects that are beyond the AiG focus (e.g., Calvinism vs. Arminianism, modes of baptism, and so on).
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