C.H. Spurgeon

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes – C.H. Spurgeon

Some persons cannot learn the balance of virtues – they cannot kill a mouse except by burning down the barn – C.H. Spurgeon

A man is not saved against his will, but he is made willing by the operation of the Holy Ghost – C.H. Spurgeon

Let your thoughts be psalms, your prayers incense, and your breath praise – C.H. Spurgeon

My looking to Jesus brings me joy and peace, but it is God’s looking to Jesus that secures my salvation – C.H. Spurgeon

Labour oh soul, to know your nothingness, and learn about it by contemplating God’s greatness – C.H. Spurgeon

Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s-self – C.H. Spurgeon

Too many preachers aim at nothing – and succeed in hitting it – C.H. Spurgeon

If I did not believe in the absolute infallibility of Scripture – from cover to cover, I would never enter this pulpit again! – C.H. Spurgeon

A conversion to-day bears all the marks which authenticated a conversion five hundred years ago – C.H. Spurgeon

A sermon without Christ in it is like a loaf of bread without any flour in it – C.H. Spurgeon

An abiding consolation in these evil days is to be found in the fact that the Holy Spirit is working in the same manner as ever – C.H. Spurgeon

They who dive in the sea of affliction bring up rare pearls – C.H. Spurgeon

No pillow so soft as a promise; no coverlet so warm as an assured interest in Christ – C.H. Spurgeon

Sooner could a fish live upon a tree than the wicked in Paradise – C.H. Spurgeon

Winners of souls must first be weepers for souls – C.H. Spurgeon

A great sin cannot destroy a Christian, but a little sin can make him miserable – C.H. Spurgeon

The idea that trials are an unusual experience should be banished at once and forever – C.H. Spurgeon

Said will be a little ahead, but done should follow at his heel – C.H. Spurgeon

We are not dying out: we are hastening on to a more glorious life – C.H. Spurgeon

There can be no such thing as perfect happiness until there is perfect holiness – C.H. Spurgeon

The commands of Christ are not upon the legal tenor of “This do and live,” but upon the gospel system of “Live and do this” – C.H. Spurgeon

If you wish to know God, you must know His Word – C.H. Spurgeon

There is no greater mockery than to call a sinner a free man – C.H. Spurgeon

We serve God or the devil in all that we do – C.H. Spurgeon

“Our Father who art in heaven.”
Familiarity there may be, but holy familiarity – C.H. Spurgeon

We cannot always trace God’s hand, but we can always trust God’s heart – C.H. Spurgeon

My brethren, nothing teaches us so much the preciousness of the Creator as when we learn the emptiness of all besides – C.H. Spurgeon

If you follow Christ, you shall have all the dogs of the world yelping at your heels – C.H. Spurgeon

To repent is to change your mind about sin and Christ and all the great things of God – C.H. Spurgeon

The life of your soul lies in faith; its health lies in love – C.H. Spurgeon

Sit down and watch the dying Saviour till faith springs up spontaneously in your heart – C.H. Spurgeon

Christ must be in every sermon and He must be top and bottom, too, of all the theology that is preached – C.H. Spurgeon

Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us – C.H. Spurgeon

By perseverance the snail reached the ark – C.H. Spurgeon

No man has anything of his own, except his sins – C.H. Spurgeon

When the Word of God converts a man, it takes away from him his despair, but it does not take away his repentance – C.H. Spurgeon

Christ saves His people, not in their sins, but from them. “Without holiness no man shall see the Lord” – C.H. Spurgeon

Holiness is not the way to Christ; Christ is the way to holiness – C.H. Spurgeon

He that reads his Bible to find fault with it will soon discover that the Bible finds fault with him – C.H. Spurgeon

Sin is a sovereign till sovereign grace dethrones it – C.H. Spurgeon

A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats – C.H. Spurgeon

The Holy Spirit is in the Word, and the Word is, therefore, living truth – C.H. Spurgeon

The great destroyer of good works is the ambition to do great works – C.H. Spurgeon

Prayer irrigates the fields of life with the waters which are stored up in the reservoirs of promise – C.H. Spurgeon

There is a beginning to man’s sin, but there is no beginning to pardoning love – C.H. Spurgeon

The more you know about Christ, the less will you be satisfied with superficial views of Him – C.H. Spurgeon

Time is short. Eternity is long. It is only reasonable that this short life be lived in the light of eternity – C.H. Spurgeon

Electing love has selected some of the worst to be made the best – C.H. Spurgeon

Faith is never happier than when it can fall back upon the promise of God – C.H. Spurgeon

May the Spirit of God be our teacher, and the Word of God be our lesson-book, and then we shall not err – C.H. Spurgeon

The most important daily habit we can possess is to remind ourselves of the gospel – C.H. Spurgeon

The more holy a man becomes, the more conscious he is of unholiness – C.H. Spurgeon

We cannot believe that Christ came to do what the sinners might have done themselves – C.H. Spurgeon

I would rather lay my soul soaking in half a dozen verses all day than I would, as it were, rinse my hands in several chapters – C.H. Spurgeon

If a minister is not sure about his message, let him keep quiet till he is sure about it! – C.H. Spurgeon

We cannot expect to serve the Lord, and yet have an easy time of it – C.H. Spurgeon

Oh, to be valiant for truth in this day of falsehood – C.H. Spurgeon

Self-sufficiency is Satan’s net, wherein he catcheth men, like poor silly fish, and doth destroy them – C.H. Spurgeon

Never expect that the world will be friends with the Church – C.H. Spurgeon

Divisions in churches never begin with those full of love to the Savior – C.H. Spurgeon

The Church may go through her dark ages, but Christ is with her in the midnight – C.H. Spurgeon

The dews of grace fall heavily in the night of sorrow – C.H. Spurgeon

Do not believe, my brethren, that the gospel is preached in Christ’s way if it does not make some angry and some happy – C.H. Spurgeon

God is the sum of our necessities – C.H. Spurgeon

We should not hide truth for a moment, but we should have wisdom so to preach it that there shall be no needless jarring – C.H. Spurgeon

It cannot do hurt to the most lively evangelist to be a sound theologian; it may be the means of saving him from gross blunders – Spurgeon

Study the Bible, dear brethren, through and through, with all helps that you can possibly obtain – C.H. Spurgeon

You can cast a man down with the very truth which was intended to build him up – C.H. Spurgeon

I am sure that no preaching will last so long, or build up a church so well, as the expository – C.H. Spurgeon

It is not a brave thing to trust God: to true believers it is a simple matter of sweet necessity – C.H. Spurgeon

There is not a soul in hell that ever sought mercy through Christ – C.H. Spurgeon

When you are fullest of the fruits of the Spirit bow lowest before the throne, and serve the Lord with fear – C.H. Spurgeon

In His presence is fullness of joy; in His absence is depth of misery – C.H. Spurgeon

Repentance which has no tear in its eye, and no mourning for sin in its heart, is a repentance which needs to be repented of – C.H. Spurgeon

We must go forward in our mental acquirements. It will never do for us continually to present ourselves to God at our worst – C.H. Spurgeon

I cannot too earnestly assure you that if your ministries are to be lastingly useful you must be expositors – C.H. Spurgeon

If you meet with a system of theology which magnifies man, flee from it as far as you can – C.H. Spurgeon

Storms and tempests are the things that make men tough and hardy mariners. So with Christians – C.H. Spurgeon

Dwell in God, brethren; do not occasionally visit him, but abide in him – C.H. Spurgeon

It was God’s Word that made us; is it any wonder that His Word should sustain us? – C.H. Spurgeon

Let us be thoroughly well acquainted with the great doctrines of the Word of God – C.H. Spurgeon

My trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, He is my righteousness – C.H. Spurgeon

Brethren, do something; do something; do something. While committees waste their time over resolutions, do something – C.H. Spurgeon

There will be no limit to our study or narrowness in our line of thought if we make our Lord the great object of our meditations – C.H. Spurgeon

Opposition to divine sovereignty is essentially atheism – C.H. Spurgeon

What is holiness? It is not morality, that is a cold lifeless statue; holiness is life – C.H. Spurgeon

God save us from living in comfort while sinners are sinking into hell – C.H. Spurgeon

You had need to pray to God, not only to help you in your troubles, but to help you in your blessings – C.H. Spurgeon

Too often we discuss, and discuss, and discuss, and Satan laughs in his sleeve – C.H. Spurgeon

The general religion of mankind is “Do” but the religion of a true Christian is “Done” – C.H. Spurgeon

He who does not hate the false does not love the true – C.H. Spurgeon

You must know Christ as your Redeemer before you can follow him as your Exemplar – C.H. Spurgeon

It is sweet to give or do simply to please Him, without respect to the public eye – C.H. Spurgeon

Know where Adam left you & the Spirit of God has placed you. Do not know either of these so exclusively as to forget the other – C.H. Spurgeon

You are not sent to whiten tombs, but to open them – C.H. Spurgeon

Whether the world grows atheistic or devout, our duty and our joy are one and the same – we are still to magnify the Lord our God – C.H. Spurgeon

Free pardon is a great conqueror. Forgiving love is a main instrument in transforming men from rebels into friends – C.H. Spurgeon

A man who says, “I was wrong,” really says, in effect, “I am a little wiser, today, than I was yesterday” – C.H. Spurgeon

Sovereign grace is dear to those who have groaned deeply because they see what grievous sinners they are – C.H. Spurgeon

The sermon which does not lead to Christ will make the devils in hell laugh, but make the angels of God weep – C.H. Spurgeon

Whatever is to be revealed by the Spirit to any of us is in the Word of God already – C.H. Spurgeon

The preaching of Christ is the thunderbolt, the sound of which makes all hell shake – C.H. Spurgeon

Because God is the living God, He can hear; because He is a loving God, He will hear – C.H. Spurgeon

We may sometimes say too much in a single sermon and give our hearers a field of wheat instead of a loaf of bread – C.H. Spurgeon

I am content to live and to die as the mere repeater of Scriptural teaching – C.H. Spurgeon

O dear friend, when thy grief presses thee to the very dust, worship there! – C.H. Spurgeon

The fear of God is the death of every other fear. Like a mighty lion, it chases all other fears before it – C.H. Spurgeon

When we deal seriously with our sin, God will deal gently with us – C.H. Spurgeon

Brethren, God will give us no new promise, but he will make the old promises look wondrously new – C.H. Spurgeon

The practical effect of Christianity is happiness, therefore let it be spread abroad everywhere! – C.H. Spurgeon

When you think of what you are, and despair; think also of what He is, and take heart – C.H. Spurgeon

There is no cure for lukewarmness like a good supper with Christ – C.H. Spurgeon

How can we remember His death without sorrowing over the sin which made that death necessary? – C.H. Spurgeon

The Lord deserves our unbounded belief, our unquestioning confidence, our undisturbed reliance – C.H. Spurgeon

If we cannot believe God when circumstances seem to be against us, we do not believe Him at all – C.H. Spurgeon

A man’s restoration by grace is best seen in his own house – C.H. Spurgeon

You pray against promotion when you pray against affliction – C.H. Spurgeon

You need not bring life to the Scripture; you shall draw life from the Scripture – C.H. Spurgeon

Christ is the cause of the greatest division, but He is also the medium of the greatest union – C.H. Spurgeon

The doctrines of grace are like a chain – if you believe in one of them you must believe the next, for each one involves the rest – C.H. Spurgeon

Hold everything earthly with a loose hand; but grasp eternal things with a death-like grip – C.H. Spurgeon

We do not regard it as our first business to convert sinners, nor to edify the saints; but to glorify God – C.H. Spurgeon

We need less varnish and more verity – C.H. Spurgeon

He who is his own guide is guided by a fool – C.H. Spurgeon

If your faith does not make you pray, have nothing to do with it, get rid of it, and God help thee to begin again – C.H. Spurgeon

If your theology doesn’t change your behavior, it will never change your destiny – C.H. Spurgeon

A father’s holy life is a rich legacy for his sons – C.H. Spurgeon

Bid farewell to a quiet life, if you resolve to be true to Jesus – C.H. Spurgeon

Begin early to teach, for children begin early to sin – C.H. Spurgeon

The higher a man is in grace, the lower he will be in his own esteem – C.H. Spurgeon

Amusement should be used to do us good like a medicine; it must never be used as the food of the individual – C.H. Spurgeon

Blessed is the fact that Christians can rejoice even in the deepest distress – C.H. Spurgeon

Our best performances are so stained with sin, that it is hard to know whether they are good works or bad works – C.H. Spurgeon

Be a nuisance to the world; be such a man that worldlings will be compelled to feel that there is a Christian in their midst – C.H. Spurgeon

We have not half the confidence in God that we ought to have, not even the best of us – C.H. Spurgeon

The best apology for the Gospel is to let the Gospel out. Let the lion out! – C.H. Spurgeon

What the Arminian wants to do is to arouse man’s activity; what we want to do is to kill it once for all – C.H. Spurgeon

The Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible is the religion of Christ’s Church – C.H. Spurgeon

I am persuaded that the use of a good Catechism in all our families will be a great safeguard against the increasing errors – C.H. Spurgeon

I have known men bite their lip and grind their teeth in rage when I have been preaching the sovereignty of God – C.H. Spurgeon

The Lord is kind to us as his creatures, and merciful to us as sinners, hence his merciful kindness to us as sinful creatures – C.H. Spurgeon

Death comes to the ungodly man as a penal infliction, but to the righteous as a summons to his Father’s palace – C.H. Spurgeon

We are warned by the Word both of our duty, our danger, and our remedy – C.H. Spurgeon

There is often more divinity in the little finger of a ploughman than there is in the whole body of some of our modern divines – C.H. Spurgeon

If He means to give great grace, He gives deep consciousness of need of it – C.H. Spurgeon

I do not think I differ from any of my Hyper-Calvinistic brethren in what I do believe, but in what they do not believe – C.H. Spurgeon

Ah, poor soul, there are many of God’s blessed ones who through fear of death have been much of their lifetime subject to bondage – C.H. Spurgeon

The most excellent study for expanding the soul is the science of Christ & the knowledge of the Godhead in the glorious Trinity – C.H. Spurgeon

He who often thinks of God, will have a larger mind than the man who simply plods around this narrow globe – C.H. Spurgeon

To argue against your only hope is like a foolish man sitting on a bough, and chopping it away so as to let himself down – C.H. Spurgeon

He that has set the will right can arrange all your other powers, and make them move to His praise – C.H. Spurgeon

Repentance grows as faith grows. Do not make any mistake about it – C.H. Spurgeon

This is the first work of grace – to make us seek grace. God comes to us that we may come to him – C.H. Spurgeon

Holiness is the visible side of salvation – C.H. Spurgeon

A holy life is a missionary enterprise – C.H. Spurgeon

If the great enemy, Sin, has been conquered, we shall not feel the little enemy, Death – C.H. Spurgeon

No man would find it difficult to die who died every day – C.H. Spurgeon

The Holy Spirit consoles, but Christ is the consolation – C.H. Spurgeon

Whatever subject I preach, I do not stop until I reach the Savior, the Lord Jesus, for in Him are all things – C.H. Spurgeon

If he can praise the Lord in the fires, how will he extol him before the eternal throne! – C.H. Spurgeon

You are kept low for your own safety – C.H. Spurgeon

Our motto is: With God, anywhere. Without God, nowhere – C.H. Spurgeon

He gives us silver blessings to induce us to ask for golden mercies – C.H. Spurgeon

It may be difficult to believe in my salvation, but not to believe in my Savior – C.H. Spurgeon

There should be as much difference between the worldling and the Christian as between hell and heaven – C.H. Spurgeon

Say much of what the Lord has done for you, but say little of what you have done for the Lord – C.H. Spurgeon

The doctrines of grace are good, but the grace of the doctrines is better – C.H. Spurgeon

Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength – C.H. Spurgeon

Exceedingly precious truths may be greatly matted by being delivered in monotonous tones – C.H. Spurgeon

He that is a black sinner – he is the kind of man that Jesus Christ came to make white – C.H. Spurgeon

Let us abhor all onesidedness, all exaggeration of one truth and disparagement of another – C.H. Spurgeon

Be not for ever hammering away at the same nail: yours is a large Bible; permit the people to enjoy its length and breadth – C.H. Spurgeon

Come fresh from the closet and from communion with God, to speak to men for God with all your heart and soul – C.H. Spurgeon

Extemporary speech without study is a fatal gift, injurious equally to its possessor and his flock – C.H. Spurgeon

The man shall be emptied of self, and then filled with the Holy Ghost – C.H. Spurgeon

Jesus did not die for imaginary sins, but His blood was spilt to wash out deep crimson stains, which nothing else can remove – C.H. Spurgeon

If God justifieth the ungodly, then, dear friend, He can justify you. Is not that the very kind of person that you are? – C.H. Spurgeon

Do not violently strain a text by illegitimate spiritualizing. This is a sin against common sense – C.H. Spurgeon

Do not give your hearers head-aches when you mean to give them heart-aches – C.H. Spurgeon

The glorious doctrines of grace should not be slovenly delivered. Right royal truths should ride in a chariot of gold – C.H. Spurgeon

If you ask me how you may shorten your sermons, I should say, study them better – C.H. Spurgeon

A stiff walk in the wind’s face would not give grace to the soul, but it would yield oxygen to the body, which is next best – C.H. Spurgeon

Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement – C.H. Spurgeon

Faith is not a blind thing; for faith begins with knowledge – C.H. Spurgeon

Our life is found in “looking unto Jesus,” not in looking to our own faith – C.H. Spurgeon

We can never be happy, restful, or spiritually healthy till we become holy – C.H. Spurgeon

We must be rid of sin; but how is the riddance to be wrought? This is the life-or-death question of many – C.H. Spurgeon

Justification without sanctification would not be salvation. It would call the leper clean & leave him to die of his disease – C.H. Spurgeon

I have seen with my own eyes such marvellous changes of moral and spiritual character that I despair of none – C.H. Spurgeon

If you will have Jesus, He has you already – C.H. Spurgeon

None but God would ever have thought of justifying me – C.H. Spurgeon

It is God who justifies the ungodly. He is not ashamed of doing it, nor are we of preaching it – C.H. Spurgeon

Let the Infinite Jehovah be served with our best – C.H. Spurgeon

There are some ministers who are afraid to invite sinners, then why are they ministers! – C.H. Spurgeon

I do feel every day that the power of a minister must be on his knees – C.H. Spurgeon

All the while that we walk by faith and not by sight, the tear of repentance glitters in the eye of faith – C.H. Spurgeon

Remember that the Lord Jesus came to take away sin in three ways;
He came to remove
the penalty,
the power
and the presence of sin – C.H. Spurgeon

Our Heavenly Father does not usually cause us to seek the Saviour till He has whipped us clean out of all our confidence – C.H. Spurgeon

He who has stood before his God, convicted and condemned, is the man to weep for joy when he is pardoned – C.H. Spurgeon

Christians are not so much in danger when they are persecuted as when they are admired – C.H. Spurgeon

From every text in the Bible there is a road to Jesus Christ – C.H. Spurgeon

It is wonderful how God works by our hands, and yet his own hand does it all – C.H. Spurgeon

If you put one atom of trust in yourself, you have no faith. Christ must be a whole Savior or none at all – C.H. Spurgeon

Repentance is not a temporary penance to be over as fast as possible! No; it is the grace of a lifetime, like faith itself – C.H. Spurgeon

How can you doubt Him? It is cruelty to distrust the ever truthful Jesus. He has done nothing to deserve distrust – C.H. Spurgeon

Our very needs and weaknesses become blessings when faith deals with them – C.H. Spurgeon

Repentance will not make you see Christ; but to see Christ will give you repentance – C.H. Spurgeon

True religion is supernatural at its beginning, supernatural in its continuance, and supernatural in its close – C.H. Spurgeon

Get to the work of the Lord – the work of love. Begin at home. Visit next your neighbors. Enlighten the village or the street – C.H. Spurgeon

It is not great faith, but true faith, that saves; and the salvation lies not in the faith but in the Christ in whom faith trusts – C.H. Spurgeon

Do not commit spiritual suicide through a passion for discussing metaphysical subtleties – C.H. Spurgeon

The Lord Jesus is a deep sea of joy: my soul shall dive therein, shall be swallowed up in the delights of His society – C.H. Spurgeon

When God declares that there is salvation in Christ Jesus, I must either believe Him at once, or make Him a liar – C.H. Spurgeon

There is no place like Calvary for creating confidence. The air of that sacred hill brings health to trembling faith – C.H. Spurgeon

You must be divorced from your sin, or you cannot be married to Christ – C.H. Spurgeon

The work of the Lord is perfect. It begins where we are, and asks nothing of us in order to its completion – C.H. Spurgeon

Our helplessness is extreme – C.H. Spurgeon

Some truths which it is hard to explain in words are simple enough in actual experience – C.H. Spurgeon

I beseech you,
Do not turn away from your Redeemer! – C.H. Spurgeon

We waste time in discussing methods when the action is simple. The shortest way to believe is to believe – C.H. Spurgeon

Look to the Living One for life – C.H. Spurgeon

The bitterness of repentance and the sweetness of pardon blend in the flavor of every gracious life – C.H. Spurgeon

Lord, revive my stupid soul – C.H. Spurgeon

John Bunyan put the getting rid of the burden too far off from the commencement of the pilgrimage – C.H. Spurgeon

Read anything of John Bunyan, and you will see that it is almost like reading the Bible itself – C.H. Spurgeon

My dear friend, I am a poor sinner still; and I have to look to Christ every day as I did at the very first – C.H. Spurgeon

The Holy Ghost rides in the chariot of Scripture, and not in the waggon of modern thought – C.H. Spurgeon

I believe that the happiest of all Christians are those who never dare to doubt God, but take His Word simply as it stands – C.H. Spurgeon

If I see in God’s Book two truths which I cannot square with one another, I believe them both – C.H. Spurgeon

Rest assured that the most fervid revivalism will wear itself out in mere smoke, if it be not maintained by the fuel of teaching – C.H. Spurgeon

All our libraries and studies are mere emptiness compared with our closets – C.H. Spurgeon

Texts will often refuse to reveal their treasures till you open them with the key of prayer – C.H. Spurgeon

I look at everything through its relation to God’s glory – C.H. Spurgeon

True belief and true repentance are twins – C.H. Spurgeon

It very often happens that the converts, that are born in excitement, die when the excitement is over – C.H. Spurgeon

Harmony requires that the voice of one doctrine shall not drown the rest – C.H. Spurgeon

We grow, we wax mighty, we prevail in private-prayer – C.H. Spurgeon

Preach Christ, that is the magnet; he will draw his own to himself – C.H. Spurgeon

Any man who has received the knowledge of the grace of God in his heart can teach others – C.H. Spurgeon

There are no crown-bearers in heaven that were not cross-bearers here below – C.H. Spurgeon

I often marvel at the coldness with which some men talk of the sovereignty of God – C.H. Spurgeon

To introduce unconverted persons to the church, is to weaken and degrade it; and therefore an apparent gain may be a real loss – C.H. Spurgeon

Certain converts live like salamanders, in the fire; but they expire at a reasonable temperature – C.H. Spurgeon

We would bring men to Christ and not to our own peculiar views of Christianity – C.H. Spurgeon

To pretend to trust Christ to save you from sin while you are still determined to continue in it, is making a mock of Christ – C.H. Spurgeon

You have nothing to lose, for you have lost everything already; dare to believe in the mercy of God to you, even to you – C.H. Spurgeon

Give someone an electric shock and I warrant you he will know it, but if he has the Holy Ghost, he will know it much more – C.H. Spurgeon

Excitement is as incidental as the dust. When the woman swept her house, she did it not for the sake of raising a cloud – C.H. Spurgeon

Let the Lord alone be the object of your prayers. Look up, look up with both eyes – C.H. Spurgeon

Alas! for those who have to listen to pastors who pray in public for 25 minutes and then ask God to forgive their “shortcomings”! – C.H. Spurgeon

Oh, that you would trust in the Lord Jesus! Repose in him, and in his finished work, and all is well – C.H. Spurgeon

It is a great pity when the observation is forced from the hearer, our minister preaches far better than he prays – C.H. Spurgeon

Free will has carried many souls to hell, but never a soul to heaven yet – C.H. Spurgeon

The gospel will be found equal to every emergency – C.H. Spurgeon

I delight not in religion which creates a hot head. Give me the godliness which flourishes upon Calvary rather than upon Vesuvius – C.H. Spurgeon

Better abolish pulpits than fill them with men who have no experimental knowledge of what they teach – C.H. Spurgeon

It is a horrible thing for a man to be so doctrinal that he can speak coolly of the doom of the wicked – C.H. Spurgeon

The grandest discourse ever delivered is an ostentatious failure if the doctrine of the grace of God be absent from it – C.H. Spurgeon

Religion without emotion is religion without life – C.H. Spurgeon

A sweet sin, harbored in the heart, will prevent a soul from laying hold upon Christ by faith – C.H. Spurgeon

Rely implicitly upon the old, old gospel. You need no other nets when you fish for men – C.H. Spurgeon

Soulwinning is the chief business of the Christian minister; indeed, it should be the main pursuit of every true believer – C.H. Spurgeon

When the devil inspires church we have modern theology; when the Spirit of God is among us that rubbish is shot out with loathing – C.H. Spurgeon

Did I hear you say, “I will pray about it”? Better trust at once. Pray as much as you like after you have trusted – C.H. Spurgeon

The modern men would be rich if they possessed even the crumbs that fall from the table of the Puritans – C.H. Spurgeon

Don’t trust the Lord in mere sentiment about a few great spiritual things; but trust him for everything, for ever – C.H. Spurgeon

Beware, when you despise a Scripture, lest you cast away the only friend that can help you in the hour of agony – C.H. Spurgeon

Of all I would wish to say this is the sum; my brethren, preach CHRIST, always and evermore. He is the whole gospel – C.H. Spurgeon

To me, Calvinism means the placing of the eternal God at the head of all things – C.H. Spurgeon

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength – C.H. Spurgeon

I find it very convenient every day to come to Christ as a sinner, as I came at the first – C.H. Spurgeon

Those sermons which are fullest of Christ are the most likely to be blessed to the conversion of the hearers – C.H. Spurgeon

Preach in the sermon and pray in the prayer. Disquisitions upon our need of help in prayer are not prayer – C.H. Spurgeon

If with the zeal of Methodists we can preach the doctrine of Puritans a great future is before us – C.H. Spurgeon

We have occasional holidays, why not frequent holy days? – C.H. Spurgeon

Great mysteries are in the Bible of necessity; for how can the infinite God speak that all his thoughts can be grasped by man? – C.H. Spurgeon

Accidents are not to be regarded as Divine judgements – C.H. Spurgeon

Seek strength from the Strong One, wisdom from the Wise One, in fact, all from the God of all – C.H. Spurgeon

It is not required of you to prolong your speech till everyone is longing to hear the word “Amen” – C.H. Spurgeon

I urge you to keep to the oldfashioned gospel, and to that only, for assuredly it is the power of God unto salvation – C.H. Spurgeon

To win a soul is a more glorious achievement than to be crowned in the arena of theological controversy – C.H. Spurgeon

It were ill, if we knew no more after being many years in Christ’s school; our progress may be slow but progress there must be – C.H. Spurgeon

Do not labor to seem earnest. Just be natural the whole way through, and ask of God to be guided in it all – C.H. Spurgeon

Blessed is that ministry of which CHRIST IS ALL – C.H. Spurgeon

Jesus Christ deserves the best men to preach his cross, and not the empty-headed and the shiftless – C.H. Spurgeon

Fervent lovers of souls do not wait till they are trained, they serve their Lord at once – C.H. Spurgeon

How are they sent of God who bring no men to God? – C.H. Spurgeon

When young fellows say that they have not made up their minds upon theology, they ought to go back to the Sunday-school – C.H. Spurgeon

You must be a man of God, not after the common manner of men, but after God’s own heart – C.H. Spurgeon

The lazy-bones of our orthodox churches cry: God will do his own work! And then they look out the softest pillow they can find – C.H. Spurgeon

Chronic doubt is a sin that is not to be tolerated – C.H. Spurgeon

If we want to see conversions there must be more preaching, more constant preaching of Christ – C.H. Spurgeon

The fact that conversion and salvation are of God, is a humbling truth – C.H. Spurgeon

Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ! This is a wonderful word to me, because it indicates that in the Lord Jesus we have perfection – C.H. Spurgeon

First purity, and then unity; first truth, and then oneness – C.H. Spurgeon

Oh, that all would tell the gospel out in plain words! – C.H. Spurgeon

The best place to get a sense of sin is at the foot of the cross – C.H. Spurgeon

Substitution is the very marrow of the whole Bible, the soul of salvation, the essence of the gospel – C.H. Spurgeon

When I am very gloomy, I like to take down some work upon the high doctrines, and I get comforted – C.H. Spurgeon

We want facts – deeds done, souls saved. Brethren, do something; do something. Too often we discuss, we discuss, and Satan laughs – C.H. Spurgeon

Do not refuse the Lord Jesus who knocks at your door; for He knocks with a hand which was nailed to the tree for such as you are – C.H. Spurgeon

The future you can safely leave with the Lord, who ever liveth and never changeth – C.H. Spurgeon

Trust God up to the hilt. Lean, and lean hard; yes, lean all your weight, and every other weight upon the Mighty God of Jacob – C.H. Spurgeon

Let your faith be the most real and practical thing in your whole life – C.H. Spurgeon

If you, dear friend, feel that you are spiritually sick, the Physician has come into the world for you – C.H. Spurgeon

In Christ Jesus, God has shown mercy mixed with kindness, and that to the very highest degree – C.H. Spurgeon

The axle of the wheels of the chariot of Providence is Infinite Love, and Gracious Wisdom is the perpetual charioteer – C.H. Spurgeon

The great matter is to be delivered from the love of sin: this is the sure effect of trust in the Savior – C.H. Spurgeon

The greatest troubles are easy to His power, and the darkest mysteries are clear to His wisdom – C.H. Spurgeon

See how the Lord hangeth the world upon nothing but his own word! – C.H. Spurgeon

The very best faith is an everyday faith: the faith which deals with bread and water, coats and stockings, children and cattle – C.H. Spurgeon

My brethren, be like Christ at all times. Imitate him in public. Let us take care that we exhibit our Master, and not ourselves – C.H. Spurgeon

To the sinner, death is an execution, to the saint an undressing from his sins and infirmities – C.H. Spurgeon

A spiritual experience which is thoroughly flavoured with a deep and bitter sense of sin is of great value to him that hath had it – C.H. Spurgeon

The Bible should be our Mentor, our Monitor, our Memento Mori, our Remembrancer, and the Keeper of our Conscience – C.H. Spurgeon

I have learned to kiss the waves that throw me up against the Rock of Ages – C.H. Spurgeon

I ascribe my change wholly to God – C.H. Spurgeon

In these days, a simple, childlike faith is very rare; but the usual thing is to believe nothing, and question everything – C.H. Spurgeon

The true evangelist must never fail to set forth the beauties of the person of Christ – C.H. Spurgeon

I do not know how some people, who believe that a Christian can fall from grace, manage to be happy – C.H. Spurgeon

Better be a lame believer than a leaping sinner – C.H. Spurgeon

Jesus has come to save us from sinning; and if we are resolved to go on sinning, Christ and our souls will never agree – C.H. Spurgeon

It is now more natural to me to trust than to disbelieve: this is the new nature triumphing – C.H. Spurgeon

If you would know Jesus, get as near to him as you can by studying his character, and appealing to his love – C.H. Spurgeon

A world where everything was easy would be a nursery for babies, but not at all a fit place for men – C.H. Spurgeon

Let me add a warning against tampering with the Word of God. No habit can be more ruinous to the soul – C.H. Spurgeon

No soul ever came to Jesus wrongly – C.H. Spurgeon

Remember, awakening is not salvation. A man may know that he is lost, and yet he may never be saved – C.H. Spurgeon

The death of carnal hope is the life of faith and the life of faith is life everlasting. Let self die, that Christ may live in you – C.H. Spurgeon

If you find out that you are a bankrupt, the consideration of your debts will not pay them – C.H. Spurgeon

Too many think lightly of sin, and therefore think lightly of the Saviour – C.H. Spurgeon

Our awakenings are not to help the Savior, but to help us to the Savior – C.H. Spurgeon

Few remain unbelieving under a preacher whose great subject is Christ crucified. Hear no minister of any other sort – C.H. Spurgeon

Empty handed sinners may have what they will. All that they can possibly need is in Jesus, and He gives it for the asking – C.H. Spurgeon

The Bible is the window through which we may look and see our Lord – C.H. Spurgeon

Give up your hold upon everything but Christ, and drop. Drop from all trust in your works, or prayers, or feelings. Drop at once! – C.H. Spurgeon

Be much in hearing concerning Jesus. Souls by hundreds come to faith in Jesus under a ministry which sets him forth clearly – C.H. Spurgeon

If you want to believe in Jesus, hear, read, think, know about Him, and so you will find faith springing up in your heart – C.H. Spurgeon

No soul ever lays hold on Christ in a way of robbery; he who has Him has Him of right divine – C.H. Spurgeon

Do not philosophize. Do not sit down, and bother your poor brain. Just believe Jesus as you would believe your father – C.H. Spurgeon

Faith is so simple a matter that, whenever I try to explain it, I am very fearful lest I should becloud its simplicity – C.H. Spurgeon

To many, faith seems a hard thing. The truth is, it is only hard because it is easy – C.H. Spurgeon

To be afraid to trust God is at best an absurdity – C.H. Spurgeon

It is most glorifying to our Lord Jesus Christ that we should hope for every good thing from Him alone – C.H. Spurgeon

To preach the gospel is to state every doctrine contained in God’s Word, and to give every truth its proper prominence – C.H. Spurgeon

All the sound doctrine that ever was believed will never save a man unless he puts his trust in the Lord Jesus for himself – C.H. Spurgeon

He who does not take the step of faith, and so enter upon the road to Heaven, will perish – C.H. Spurgeon

It is the outward confession which should always go with inward faith – C.H. Spurgeon

Lay the emphasis on two words: We must receive HIM, and we must RECEIVE Him. We must open wide the door, and take Christ Jesus in – C.H. Spurgeon

Faith is trusting, trusting wholly upon the person, work, merit, and power of the Son of God – C.H. Spurgeon

We cannot too often or too plainly tell the seeking soul that his only hope for salvation lies in the Lord Jesus Christ – C.H. Spurgeon

By nature we do not like the anxiety which spiritual concern causes us, and we try, like sluggards, to sleep again – C.H. Spurgeon

Do not basely bow your neck in bondage to any sin, but strike hard for liberty – C.H. Spurgeon

Great numbers of persons have no concern about eternal things. They care more about their cats and dogs than about their souls – C.H. Spurgeon

Patience, then, believer, eternity will right the wrongs of time – C.H. Spurgeon

Come in! Come in! is my pressing entreaty. “Why do you stand without?” is my solemn inquiry – C.H. Spurgeon

The man who is within a yard of Christ, and yet has not trusted Him, will be lost – C.H. Spurgeon

It is a great mercy to be made to think about ourselves, and how we stand towards God and the eternal World – C.H. Spurgeon

Friends, if now you have begun to trust the Lord, trust Him out and out – C.H. Spurgeon

We must meditate, brothers. These grapes will yield no wine till we tread upon them – C.H. Spurgeon

By all means read the Puritans, they are worth more than all the modern stuff put together – C.H. Spurgeon

Ministers should be stars to give light, not clouds to obscure – C.H. Spurgeon

I would not give a penny for your love to the truth if it is not accompanied with a hearty hatred of error – C.H. Spurgeon

Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence – C.H. Spurgeon

God’s law is our pleasure when the God of the law is our God – C.H. Spurgeon

I have now concentrated all my prayers into one, and that one prayer is this, that I may die to self, and live wholly to Him – C.H. Spurgeon

Faith never makes herself her own plea, she rests all her argument upon the blood of Christ – C.H. Spurgeon

Humility makes us ready to be blessed by the God of all grace – C.H. Spurgeon

The nearer a man lives to God, the more intensely has he to mourn over his own evil heart – C.H. Spurgeon

If Christ has died for me, I cannot trifle with the evil that killed my best Friend – C.H. Spurgeon

Half our fears arise from neglect of the Bible – C.H. Spurgeon

God’s thoughts of you are many, let not yours be few in return – C.H. Spurgeon

The Christian should work as if all depended upon him, and pray as if it all depended upon God – C.H. Spurgeon

The more objects you set your heart upon, the more thorns there are to tear your peace of mind to shreds – C.H. Spurgeon

Every man here, every woman here, every child here whose heart is right with God, may be a soul-winner – C.H. Spurgeon

Your emptiness is but the preparation for your being filled, and your casting down is but the making ready for your lifting up – C.H. Spurgeon

I have a great need for Christ: I have a great Christ for my need – C.H. Spurgeon

Conversion is a turning onto the right road. The next thing to do is to walk on it – C.H. Spurgeon

You cannot slander human nature; it is worse than words can paint it – C.H. Spurgeon

Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter – C.H. Spurgeon

The day we find the perfect church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it – C.H. Spurgeon

You will never glory in God till first of all God has killed your glorying in yourself – C.H. Spurgeon

A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; a great faith will bring heaven to your soul – C.H. Spurgeon

God helps those who cannot help themselves – C.H. Spurgeon

Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years – C.H. Spurgeon

Visit many good books, but live in the Bible – C.H. Spurgeon

If anyone should ask me what I mean by a Calvinist, I should reply: He is one who says “Salvation is of the Lord” – C.H. Spurgeon

I am sure He chose me before I was born, or else He never would have chosen me afterwards – C.H. Spurgeon

I believe the doctrine of election, because I am quite certain that, if God had not chosen me, I should never have chosen Him – C.H. Spurgeon

When I was coming to Christ, I thought I was doing it all myself. I had no idea the Lord was seeking me – C.H. Spurgeon

It is good for young believers to begin with a firm hold upon great fundamental doctrines which the Lord has taught in His Word – C.H. Spurgeon

The old truth that Calvin, Augustine and Paul preached, is the truth that I must preach today, or else be false to my God – C.H. Spurgeon

The Father’s love is not for a few only, but for an exceeding great company – C.H. Spurgeon