Category Archives: Church History

C. H. Spurgeon’s Pulpit Ministry in the Eyes of His Contemporaries

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression. WILLIAM WILLIAMS (1895): On May 30, 1857, a brother minister was standing with Mr. Spurgeon under a tree. The atmosphere was … Continue reading

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Sermon Preparation: Saturday Night in Spurgeon’s Study

Haggai 1:13        Then spake Haggai the LORD’S messenger in the LORD’S message unto the people, saying… C. H. SPURGEON (1834-1892): Brethren, it is not easy for me to tell you precisely how I make my sermons. All through the … Continue reading

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The Two Great Pillars of the 16th Century Protestant Reformation Part 4: The Great Price Paid for these Twin Pillars of Truth

Isaiah 8:20; Romans 4:3; Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 11:6        To the law and the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.        What saith the Scripture?        By grace … Continue reading

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The Two Great Pillars of the 16th Century Protestant Reformation: Part 3: How the Roman Catholic Church Corrupted the Bible

Deuteronomy 4:2; Revelation 22:18        Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye may keep these commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.        I … Continue reading

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The Two Great Pillars of the 16th Century Protestant Reformation: The 2nd Pillar: Justification by Grace Alone Through Faith in Christ

Romans 4:3-5        What saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but … Continue reading

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The Two Great Pillars of the 16th Century Protestant Reformation: The 1st Pillar: The Supreme Authority of the Bible

Matthew 21:42; John 5:19,39        Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures?        Then answered Jesus, and said unto them…Search the scriptures; for in them ye think have eternal life: and they are they which testify … Continue reading

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An Appreciation of John Wesley & the Sovereign Grace of God

Psalm 65:4        Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causeth to approach unto thee. J. C. RYLE (1816-1900): Whether we like it or not, John Wesley was a mighty instrument in God’s hand for good; and, next to … Continue reading

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The Great Methodist Revival of the 18th Century

I Corinthians 1:20; 2 Timothy 2:3        It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.        Therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. C. H. SPURGEON (1834-1892): It was a brave day … Continue reading

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Rowland Hill: An Eccentric Ehud with a Witty Double-edged Dagger

Judges 3:15        Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges. A. W. TOZER (1897-1963): Few things are as useful in the Christian life as a gentle sense of humour, and few things are as deadly as a sense … Continue reading

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When a Godly Man Insists Upon an Error 2: Laying Marburg to Rest

I Corinthians 11:24,25        Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new … Continue reading

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