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Charles SpurgeonHe’s called the Prince of Preachers for a reason. Charles Spurgeon preached nearly 3,600 sermons to an estimated 10 million people during his 38-year career—and nearly all of them are included in the Charles Spurgeon Collection (149 vols.). In celebration of Spurgeon’s birthday, you can get that collection, as well as Charles Spurgeon Collection (86 vols) and The Complete Spurgeon Sermon Collection (63 vols.) at a big discount—but only through Friday, June 26.

Meanwhile, here are three reasons you should include Spurgeon’s sermons in your own sermon prep.

Find powerful illustrations

To say Spurgeon had a way with words would be an embarrassing understatement. He was a man of stunning eloquence. His fluid style borders on the poetic. But he was no snob. His vivid illustrations teemed with the grit and vitality of ordinary people in Victorian England. He knew how to connect with his audience, often preaching to crowds of 10,000. Simply put, he had a knack for telling riveting stories and illustrations that connected spiritual truth to the lives of his listeners. And that’s good news for you. Spurgeon’s sermons provide a wealth of illustrations that are just as powerful today as they were when first preached—illustrations you can share with your own congregation. Take this example:

When the green leaves bedeck the trees and all is fair, one cannot readily find the birds’ nests, but when the winter lays bare the trees, anyone, with half-an-eye, may see them. Thus amid the press of business and prosperity the Christian may scarcely be discerned, his hidden life is concealed amid the thick and throng of the things of earth; but let affliction come, a general sickness, or severe losses in the family, and you shall see the Christian man plainly enough in the gracious patience by which he rises superior to trial. The sick bed reveals the man; the burning house, the sinking ship, the panic on the exchange, all these make manifest the hidden ones. In many a true believer, true piety is like a drum which nobody hears of unless it be beaten.

Now that’ll preach.

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Discover timeless application

When the exegesis is done and all your illustrations are in place, one of the most challenging steps in sermon preparation still lies before you. You want to bring home the spiritual truths you’ve demonstrated to your audience. You want to show how the big idea of a passage or biblical theme applies to the lives of your listeners. Spurgeon’s sermons are imminently practical; if you’re looking for specific ways to apply a passage, they can be a huge help.

Another way to really bring the meaning of a passage home is a well-chosen quote—and Spurgeon is exceedingly quotable. Here are a few Spurgeon quotes that, when placed within the application portion of your sermon, can provide listeners with a memorable, actionable way forward.

Where the plow does not go and the seed is not sown, the weeds are sure to multiply. And if children are left untrained, all sorts of evil will spring up in their hearts and lives.

If persecution should arise, you should be willing to part with all that you possess—with your liberty, with your life itself, for Christ—or you cannot be his disciple.

All the hope of our ministry lies in the Spirit of God operating on the spirits of men.

Spurgeon Quote on Worship

You can be omnipotent if you know how to pray, omnipotent in all things which glorify God.

All places are places of worship to a Christian. Wherever he is, he ought to be in a worshiping frame of mind.

Learn from the best

Using sermons in your study can help you understand how others have demonstrated God’s timeless truth to diverse audiences. If you wanted to be a great concert pianist, you’d seek out a seasoned professional to show you how. And if you want to be a great preacher, you need to learn from the best.

Charles Spurgeon has been called one of the greatest preachers outside of Scripture. He preached thousands of sermons from Genesis to Revelation, which means that when you’re studying a passage you can see how this master preacher approached that same passage. Like sitting at the feet of a preeminent maestro, consulting Spurgeon’s sermons can show you how to master your craft.

And one more thing . . .

There’s one more reason to add Spurgeon’s works to your Logos library if you haven’t already. In celebration of the Prince of Preacher’s birthday, we’ll give you up to 30% off some of his most important works—but only for a few more days. There’s a good chance that you already own some of Spurgeon’s works—many of them are included in Logos 6 Gold and Diamond.

But, even if you already own many of Spurgeon’s works, be sure to check out what we’re offering. All of these collections are dynamically priced—you only pay for what’s new to you. That means that you could easily save more than 30%. Check out the collections we have on sale to see your dynamic price.

  • The most comprehensive Spurgeon collection availableCharles Spurgeon Collection (149 vols.): Including everything in the Charles Spurgeon Collection (86 vols.) and The Complete Charles Spurgeon Sermon Collection (63 vols.), this big guy is our most comprehensive collection of Spurgeon’s works. It includes everything from his sermons to issues of his popular magazine, The Sword and the Trowel.
  • Charles Spurgeon Collection (86 vols): Same name, fewer volumes. If you have a smaller budget, this collection places some of Spurgeon’s most important works within reach. It includes The Treasury of David—Spurgeon’s famous commentary on the Psalms—some sermons, collections of Spurgeon’s sermon notes, and more.
  • The Complete Spurgeon Sermon Collection (63 vols.): If you want to use Spurgeon’s sermons the way I described above, I recommend starting here. It includes sermons preached at New Park Street as well as the Metropolitan Tabernacle.

And remember, since there’s some overlap in the volumes included in these collections, dynamic pricing ensures that you only pay for what’s new to you. To get the most authoritative and comprehensive collection of Spurgeon’s sermons and other works, get the Charles Spurgeon Collection (149 vols.) right now!

 

Comments

  1. It just goes to show you that a good analogy is like… well… something else that is also good for comparing things…