Friday, June 19 was Charles Spurgeon’s 181st birthday. In celebration, there are three exciting ways we’re helping you benefit from the vast wisdom of “The Prince of Preachers.” You could even win paperback copies of two volumes in the Spurgeon Commentary series or the 10-volume Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters.
He’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.
Mike Licona was at a spiritual crossroads, and he couldn’t have reached it at a more inconvenient time.
As the apologetics coordinator for the Southern Baptist Convention’s mission board, Mike gained the reputation of a stalwart defender of Christianity. He’d written two books on the historicity of the Resurrection. He traveled the country, debating the philosophical merits of Christianity on college campuses and in churches. But as he continued his doctoral studies, Mike felt a familiar presence lurking near the edges of his consciousness. The unsettling specter he thought he had banished had returned.
His wife Debbie could sense it too. Mike describes the moment they acknowledged its unwelcome reappearance. “One night I’m lying in bed and I figured my wife was asleep. We probably hadn’t said anything for half an hour. And then I just heard her voice pierce into the darkness. ‘You’re doubting again, aren’t you?’”
He could avoid it no longer. Doubt had made a dramatic re-entry into the apologist’s life. But this time was different. This time he would face it head on.
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A question I’m sometimes asked is, “Jonathan, do I really need another commentary series?” My answer is always a resounding, “Yes!”
I understand the hesitation: print books are heavy, are difficult to pack and store when you move, and become unwieldy when you try and reference multiple sources at once. If you’ve ever had your desk covered with commentaries, left for two minutes, and then tried to remember which commentary you were just reading, then you know the frustration. Logos fixes that.
In our fast-paced world, it’s important to set aside time with God. But even if you take the time to meditate and reflect on God’s Word, some passages are so embedded in the context of the ancient world that they’re challenging—and frustrating—to interpret. Many of us would love to really dig into the historical, literary, and cultural context of a passage—but have no idea where to begin.
Logos 6 can break down some of those barriers with just a few clicks. The Factbook is your one-stop guide for information on any biblical concept or area of study. It’s a massive, interactive, biblical encyclopedia with articles, media, and more culled from resources across your Logos library.
Become our most engaged Youtube fan between now and June 26 and win Spurgeon’s 10-volume New Testament Commentary Collection from Lexham Press. The series, which is valued at $149.99, directs you to places where Spurgeon explicitly cites a verse, and where he alludes to it, meaning you no longer need to comb through thousands of sermons to find what you need. 25 runner-ups will win Spurgeon’s Galatians commentary, a $21.95 value. Entering is easy—here’s all you need to do:
Conviction—it’s a word that most associate with Charles Spurgeon. The “Prince of Preachers” wasn’t known for backing down from necessary controversy. Between pamphlet writing, lectures, and preaching, Spurgeon clearly and passionately argued for the truth of Christianity against ministers who were backing away from orthodoxy.
Near the end of his life, Spurgeon became entangled in a controversy that became so heated, it may have contributed to his death at the age of 57.
What does the concept of God’s fatherhood have to do with eschatology? Though the connection isn’t immediately apparent, it’s real. And grasping its significance can change the way we think about our spiritual identity, how we live the Christian life, and, most of all, our relationship with our heavenly Father.
Legend has it that in 1816, an American man named Thomas J. Beale, and 30 men he was traveling with, came upon an untapped gold and silver mine while hunting buffalo somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. It took more than a year and a half, but eventually they mined over three tons of gold and silver—estimated to be worth $63 million in today’s money!
But they were concerned. What would happen to their fortune if they were to perish in the wilderness? They wanted to be certain their families would receive their hard-earned wealth if tragedy should strike.