36 Great Charles Spurgeon Quotes

36 Great Charles Spurgeon Quotes

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Charles Spurgeon was a Baptist Preacher from England in the mid 1800s. He is known in history as the “Prince of Preachers” due to his influence in the reformed Baptist tradition. It is said that during his life he preached to over 10 million people all around the world. He died on January 31, 1892 at the age of 57.

“A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; a great faith will bring heaven to your soul.”

“Doubts about the fundamentals of the gospel exist in certain churches, I am told, to a large extent. My dear friends, where there is a warm-hearted church, you do not hear of them. I never
saw a fly light on a red-hot plate.”

“Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.”

“For my part, I love to stand foot to foot with an honest foeman. To open warfare, bold and true hearts raise no objections but the ground of quarrel. It is rather covert enmity which we
have most cause to fear and best reason to loathe. That crafty kindness which inveigles me to sacrifice principle is the serpent in the grass — deadly to the incautious wayfarer.”

“Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.”

“God helps those who cannot help themselves.”

“Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you’re not saved yourself, be sure of that!”

“Have your heart right with Christ, and he will visit you often, and so turn weekdays into Sundays, meals into sacraments, homes into temples, and earth into heaven.”

“He that buildeth his nest upon a Divine promise shall find it abide and remain until he shall fly away to the land where promises are lost in fulfillments.”

“Hope itself is like a star- not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.”

“I am not superstitious, but the first time I saw this medal, bearing the venerated likeness of John Calvin, I kissed it, imagining that no one saw the action. I was very greatly surprised
when I received this magnificent present, which shall be passed round for your inspection. On the one side is John Calvin with his visage worn by disease and deep thought, and on the other
side is a verse fully applicable to him: ‘He endured, as seeing Him who is invisible.’”

“I believe that much of the secret of soul-winning lies in having bowels of compassion, in having spirits that can be touched with the feeling of human infirmities.”

“I believe that when Paul plants and Apollos waters, God gives the increase; and I have no patience with those who throw the blame on God when it belongs to themselves.”

“I think I speak not too strongly when I say that a church in the land without the Spirit of God is rather a curse than a blessing. If you have not the Spirit of God, Christian worker,
remember you stand in somebody else’s way; you are a tree bearing no fruit, standing where another fruitful tree might grow.”

“I would sooner walk in the dark, and hold hard to a promise of my God, than trust in the light of the brightest day that ever dawned.”

“If you can’t see His way past the tears, trust His heart.”

“In agony unknown He bleeds away His life; in terrible throes He exhausts His soul. “Eloi! Eloi! lama sabachthani?” And then see! they pierce His side, and forthwith runneth out blood and
water! This is the shedding of blood, the terrible pouring out of blood, without which, for you and the whole human race, there is no remission.”

“It is a grand thing to see a man thoroughly possessed with one master-passion. Such a man is sure to be strong, and if the master-principle be excellent, he is sure to be excellent, too.”

“It lies not in man’s right nor in man’s power truly to justify the guilty. This is a miracle reserved for the Lord alone. God, the infinitely just Sovereign, knows that there is not a just
man upon earth that doeth good and sinneth not, and therefore, in the infinite sovereignty of His divine nature and in the splendor of His ineffable love, He undertakes the task, not so much
of justifying the just as of justifying the ungodly. God has devised ways and means of making the ungodly man to stand justly accepted before Him: He has set up a system by which with
perfect justice He can treat the guilty as if he had been all his life free from offence, yea, can treat him as if he were wholly free from sin. He justifieth the ungodly.”

“Jesus was a great worker, and His disciples must not be afraid of hard work.”

“Losses and crosses are heavy to bear; but when our hearts are right with God, it is wonderful how easy the yoke becomes.”

“Mind your till, and till your mind.”

“Our great object of glorifying God is to be mainly achieved by the winning of souls… Do not close a single sermon without addressing the ungodly.”

“Soul-serving requires a heart that beats hard against the ribs. It requires a soul full of the milk of human kindness. This is the sine qua non of success.”

“Soul-winning is the chief business of the Christian minister; it should be the main pursuit of every true believer.”

“That very church which the world likes best is sure to be that which God abhors.”

“The church may go through her dark ages, but Christ is with her in the midnight; she may pass through her fiery furnace, but Christ is in the midst of the flame with her.”

“The gospel is a reasonable system, and it appeals to men’s understanding; it is a matter for thought and consideration, and it appeals to the conscience and reflecting powers.”

“The Lord’s mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction.”

“The preacher’s work is to throw sinners down in utter helplessness, that they may be compelled to look up to Him who alone can help them.”

“The truest lengthening of life is to live while we live, wasting no time but using every hour for the highest ends. So be it this day.”

“The vendors of flowers in the streets of London are wont to commend them to customers by crying: “All a blowing and a growing.” It would be no small praise to Christians if we could say as
much for them.”

“There are believers who by God’s grace, have climbed the mountains of full assurance and near communion, their place is with the eagle in his eyrie, high aloft; they are like the strong
mountaineer, who has trodden the virgin snow, who has breathed the fresh, free air of the Alpine regions, and therefore his sinews are braced, and his limbs are vigorous; these are they who
do great exploits, being mighty men, men of renown.”

“When your will is God’s will, you will have your will.”

“Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to
know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.”

“You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.”