5 Inspiring Spurgeon Quotes

Hailed as the “Prince of Preachers,” Charles Spurgeon regularly preached to crowds of over 10,000 people—all without the aid of a microphone. His profound insights and passionate preaching provided the Christian world with beautiful expressions of faith and the hope it brings.

We’ve gathered five inspiring quotes from one of the nineteenth century’s most prominent preachers. Share your favorites with your friends, or tell us some of your other favorite Spurgeon quotes in the comments.

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“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.” —Charles H. Spurgeon

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“Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.” —Charles H. Spurgeon

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

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“I have a great need for Christ; I have a great Christ for my need.” —Charles H. Spurgeon

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“God’s thoughts of you are many, let not yours be few in return.” —Charles Spurgeon

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Spurgeon didn’t earn the nickname “Prince of Preachers” with just a few wise words. He preached over 500 sermons by age 20. Over the course of his life, he preached thousands of sermons to millions of people. Scattered throughout Spurgeon’s sermons and writings are some of the most profound insights into Scripture ever written—words that continue to resonate with us today, and teachings that are echoed in some of today’s most powerful voices. Navigating an ocean of sermons and writings can be rough, but when you get the Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters in Logos, profound insights become convenient, accessible, and practical. His writings are carefully arranged into commentaries on each letter of the New Testament, so you can let Spurgeon take you through each book. Start reading your Bible alongside Spurgeon today.

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  1. Scott Dinges says

    God Bless you God! You are a blessed God who has 24 elders sitting in thrones in heaven! Thank you for the new life in YOUR SON JESUS! YOUR 144,000 are waiting for YOUR SON JESUS! YOUR created angelic being Lucifer was cast out of heaven with all 1/3 of YOUR lost angels, now their are stars on earth that take worship from YOU! We should be sorry for this because YOU are a TRUE LITERAL GOD, who is blessed! Thank you! Praise you! Amen for YOU! We don’t appreciate YOU as much as i would like! Your Pastor Doug has been exposed for years for being a special son! All of these witches is the world will lose their lives and go to hell for receiveing money from people and charging a fee! Socerry in so hurt by Pastor Myers! Pastor Mike Thomson did expose the Spirit of Prophecy during Sabbath Schoool last Sabbath! Sunday does mean disobience! It is the first day of the week and Pastor Thomson just exposed Exekiel 20:12 as a blessed verse! So who every wants help I would love to study the Bible with you and help! The Holy Spirit is blessed and pastor talk about the indwelling of the Holy Spirit! The devil does give false dreams and visions because only people that keep the 10 commandment have this privilage! JESUS will help! His Helper is the comforter, the counseler, the facilator, the teacher! Please refer to Chapter 14 of John! The spirit of prophet is the spirit of propecy spoke about by John the Revelator in chapters 19 verse 10 of Jesus’s book revelation! The Book of Revation is the Revelation of Jesus christ at his second coming! We are all here on earth as humans and the devil and his angels operate in the spiritual fouth demonsion and it is unfair! Hell is true and so is Matthew 25! The goats are the devil’s sheep! The sheep are JESUS children! Ezekiel 37 and 38 are very deep in the Word of God! Bones are being assimalated at the resurrection! Amen!

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    Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
    This Thursday, we are meeting everywhere throughout the nation for prayer for the first country founded on Christian principles. As you know, we have fallen into apostasy and depravity, a nation of lost souls, and these are the end times, with judgement coming soon. Is America mentioned in the Bible? Would such an accurate and truthful book dealing with end times not do so? America is in the Bible, in Revelations, Zephaniah, Isaiah, and many other places; mentioned in words such as the seventh head(kingdom), the distant land, the different rivers, towers, etc… And we can see much of what is developing here in America and other places of the planet, being unfolded as we stand here today, as mentioned there as the beginning of events of tribulation.

    Brethren, we are told to pray. There is much hope for this country and for the planet. But will it stop the plan of God as it is stated will happen in an inerrant Bible? We may be able to ask God to delay His judgement, but it is imminent. I propose a more needed and practical subject for prayer, and the follow up by Christians in a movement that MUST be initiated for all of us to be able to sleep tonight. My former pastor, as well as other anointed people of God, will be leading the nation’s Christians in prayer. We should be supporting them totally as they do so. But there is another lesson they are teaching us that we should more eagerly follow. That we too, should be voices in the wilderness. We too, should be voicing a message so needed by this nation. We are all called to be the voice, the hands, and the feet of Jesus, shod with the preparation of the Gospel (good news) of peace (salvation). A few men speaking to a nation of Christians is a start. But a mass of people blowing the shofar where it really needs to be heard, to the godless nation, to the people who don’t know Christ, can do so much more. And it could grow from there. Do you have any excuse? Put it aside. No time? Stop watching TV (I haven’t for 10 years) Stop relaxing and watching movies (I have gone to one in 20 years, and not been on vacation for 9 years). The hour is late, and the time is short. Don’t know the Bible well? Tell what you know, and pass out tracts. Too young? Look at Jeremiah. Not smart enough? Look at the fishermen disciples. Disabled? Look at stammering Moses. Afraid? Look at Gideon. The country and the world who don’t know Christ are the ones we need to reach. Is it important? Is eternity in hell something you wish for anybody?

    For us church going Christians, studying the Word, fellowshipping among ourselves, I have a word. Ray Comfort describes it like us being firemen, and there is a fire in a house, and a family is stuck inside, in imminent danger. What would you think of the firemen nearby watching, who are well trained in the knowledge of fires and fighting them, who are sitting around reading manuals and discussing them while the people in the house burn in flames? Got it? GET OUT THERE!!! WARN SOME PEOPLE!!!! DANGER OF FIRE COMING SOON!!! It isn’t the Christians who need to hear, IT IS THE CHRISTIANS WHO NEED TO ACT!!! If we don’t, who will? Start now. Don’t wait for your church to organize, plan, and bureaucracies. Get to it. Imagine the consequences if we don’t. This could have a ripple effect. Imagine the possibilities. This is a call for the new militia, the new minutemen of the US. We need to call to assemble and revive the hearts of ourselves, the church, and the nation. Let us start a movement that shakes a nation. It is not too late. I don’t know if we can stop the end times, but I do know that we can be used of God to be instrumental in the salvation of many souls. Miriads of angels rejoice over one. Think of the ecstasy we can cause there. Or think of the grief we will not avoid, if we don’t.

    That not every one of you will do this, burdens my heart, as I feel for those lost souls headed to flames. If my previous words of exhortation has not prompted you to immediate resolve and action, I request that you listen or read a little more. If the following words do not deeply move and affect you, there is something seriously wrong and heartless with you.
    I know what may be stopping some of you from doing what I exhorted you all to do. You have lives to live. You have agendas to keep. You have priorities. You have bills. Is your business-as-usual to support all your dust and rust (for that is what everything in this universe is, except for our souls, God, and His Word) so very much important that it overrides any concern that your spouse, children, siblings, friends, neighbors, or anybody else you might meet, is headed to everlasting torment in hell? Would you feel comfortable telling that nice little old lady down the street who will be burning in hell forever that you didn’t bother evangelizing to her or anybody else because you wanted to provide a restaurant meal for your family once in a while? Or because you wanted a college education that would be useless anyway? When you are in heaven, God forbid you would be able to remember that people are in torture, excruciating pain for thousands of centuries, because you refused to deny yourself and lose your life, as the Bible, JESUS COMMANDED YOU TO, HE VERY CLEARLY TOLD YOU NOT TO PUT YOUR LIFE IN FRONT OF SERVING HIM (AS HE TELLS YOU TO, NOT AS YOU ARE (LED)WANTING TO)!!. To serve your family, or yourself, above Him and the life He tells you to, is DISOBEDIENCE, REBELLION, and SELFISHNESS. HE WHO DOES NOT GATHER, SCATTERS.

    Matthew 16:24-25 (NIV)
    24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
    25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.

    I hate to put it so bluntly, but I feel very strongly about this. I have found my life, now that I have lost it. It is no longer myself, or any of my own priorities that I live for. It is only to serve Him wherever, however, and whatever He tells me to. I follow Him and His direction only. I can truly say that I am pouring out my life as a drink offering on the altar. My life is now more meaningful than you can imagine. God is blessing me immeasurably. And I don’t mean financially. It is so much more. Fire in my bones. Unspeakable joy and love in my heart. Complete lack of fear. A life consecrated to the Lord is one that shines like the stars of heaven. I recommend it, brethren. Being in the heavenlies is contagious. Try it. Michael Kahn 4/29/2014
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