Charles Spurgeon

“I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church.”
- Charles H. Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)

Charles Spurgeon

The Holy Ghost will only bless in conformity with His own set purpose. Our Lord explains what that purpose is: ‘He shall glorify Me.’ He has come forth for this grand end, and He will not put up with anything short of it. If then, we do not preach Christ, what is the Holy Ghost to do with our preaching? If we do not make the Lord Jesus glorious; if we do not lift Him high in the esteem of men, if we do not labour to make Him King of kings, and Lord of lords; we shall not have the Holy Spirit with us. Vain will be rhetoric, music, architecture, energy, and social status: if our own design be not to magnify the Lord Jesus, we shall work alone and in vain
- Charles Spurgeon The Greatest Fight in the World, 77-78

Charles Spurgeon

"When we are tender of heart and careful in thought, lip, and life to honor our Lord Jesus, then we receive tokens of His love without number. If we desire to perpetuate such bliss we must perpetuate holiness."
- Charles Spurgeon

Charles Spurgeon

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (1 John 2:4)
"We must keep our Lord's command if we would bask in His love. If we live in sin we cannot live in the love of Christ. Without the holiness which pleases God we cannot please Jesus. He who cares nothing for holiness knows nothing of the love of Jesus."
- Charles Spurgeon

Charles Spurgeon

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love. (John 15:10)
"Sin makes the cloud which darkens our Sun: if we will be watchfully obedient and completely consecrated we may walk in the light, as God is in the light, and have as sure an abiding in the love of Jesus as Jesus has in the love of the Father. Here is a sweet promise with a solemn "if," Lord, let me have this "if" in my hand; for as a key it opens this casket. "
- Charles Spurgeon