Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon – 31st August

Morning ======= "On mine arm shall they trust." / Isaiah 51:5 In seasons of severe trial, the Christian has nothing on earth that he can trust to, and is therefore compelled to cast himself on his God alone. When his vessel is on its beam-ends, and no human deliverance can avail, he must simply and entirely trust himself to the providence and care of God. Happy storm that wrecks a man on such a rock as this! O blessed hurricane Continue Reading

Christ—perfect through sufferings

‘For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.’ Hebrews 2:10 Suggested Further Reading: Revelation 7:13–17 We must not say what God could do or could not do, but it does seem to me that by no process of creation could he have ever made such beings as we shall be when we are brought to heaven; for if he had made Continue Reading

The exaltation of Christ

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11 Suggested Further Reading: John 17:1-5 Look at him! Can your imagination picture him? Behold his transcendent Continue Reading

Canaan on earth

“For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs: But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven: A land which the Lord thy God careth for: the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year, even unto the Continue Reading

A triumphal entrance

‘Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.’ Psalm 24:9 Suggested Further Reading: John 1:9–13 The year is fast drawing to a close. We call it ‘the year of grace, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six.’ Oh! that it may indeed be ‘the year of grace’ to some unconverted persons here. It may be that I am not casting my net tonight where there are many such to be found. Continue Reading

No room for Christ in the inn

‘And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.’ Luke 2:7 Suggested Further Reading: 1 Peter 4:1–5 If you have room for Christ, then from this day forth remember the world has no room for you; for the text says not only that there was no room for him, but look—‘There was no room for them,’ no room for Joseph, nor for Mary, any more Continue Reading

Going home—a Christmas sermon

“Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.” Mark 5:19 Suggested Further Reading: 2 Kings 7:3-9 First, tell it truthfully. Do not tell more than you know; do not tell John Bunyan’s experience, when you ought to tell your own. Do not tell your mother you have felt what only Rutherford felt. Tell her no more than the truth. Tell your experience truthfully; for Continue Reading

Turn or burn

“If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.” Psalm 7:12 Suggested Further Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:5-12 God has a sword, and he will punish man on account of his iniquity. This evil generation has laboured to take away from God the sword of his justice; they have endeavoured to prove to themselves that God will “clear the guilty,” and will by no means “punish iniquity, transgression and sin.” Two Continue Reading

Life and walk of faith

‘As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.’ Colossians 2:6 Suggested Further Reading: 1 John 2:3–11 There are many Christians whose lives really are not consistent. I cannot understand this if they are walking in Christ; in fact, if a man could completely walk in Christ he would walk in perfect holiness. We hear an instance, perhaps, of a little shopkeeper who puffs and exaggerates as other shopkeepers do; Continue Reading

Christian sympathy—a sermon for the Lancashire distress

‘Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?’ Job 30:25 Suggested Further Reading: James 1:26–2:16 Remember a little more the intimate connection between the body and the soul. Go to the poor man and tell him of the bread of heaven, but first give him the bread of earth, for how shall he hear you with a starving body? It seems an idle tale to a poor man, if you talk to him of spiritual things and Continue Reading