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.
The IVP New Testament Commentary Series is on sale now through June 30th. Save $89 when you get the whole set.
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.
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.
And I do not ask on behalf of these only, but also on behalf of those who believe in me through their word, that they all may be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, that they also may be in us, in order that the world may believe that you sent me. And the glory that you have given to me, I have given to them, in order that they may be one, just as we are one—I in them, and you in me, in order that they may be completed in one, so that the world may know that you sent me, and you have loved them just as you have loved me. (John 17:20–23, LEB)
As much as at any other point in history, the world’s major religions are engaging with each other in powerful—sometimes violent—ways. This raises a few questions. How are Christians to relate to other world religions? Can they coexist? If so, how?
These are the questions Dr. Michael Goheen answers in the Mobile Ed course TH191 Missional Approach to World Religions.
I love books. Stop by my house and you’ll see bookcase after bookcase filled with volumes. And maybe you’re like me: a dedicated bibliophile. But today, I’d like to share three things that changed the way I read books forever, using our Free Book of the Month, Esther from the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Series.
In 1987, John Frame published The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God, what would become one of the most influential contemporary works in Reformed theology. Now, for a limited time, The Collected Works of John M. Frame, vol. 1: Theology is available with a 31% discount. Get it today!