By the time Charles Spurgeon (Charles Haddon Spurgeon) turned 22, he was the most well-know preacher in London. Thousands upon thousands of people would come to hear him preach for more than 40 years. Like D.L. Moody of America, Spurgeon had a heart for Sunday school. He was also the founder of the Pastor’s college, orphanages and churches. Beyond all of this he was an author as well. One of the most famous devotion series of all times is still read twice daily by many Christians. These devotions are available online and you can read them here: Morning and Evening.
For more about Charles Spurgeon you can read A Look At the Life of Charles Spurgeon by our own David Peach.
Enjoy some of the best Charles Spurgeon quotes below:
Hang that question up in your houses, “What would Jesus do?” and then think of another, “How would Jesus do it?” for what he would do, and how he would do it, may always stand as the best guide to us.
Christianity & Christlikeness
Secularism teaches us that we ought to look to this world. Christianity teaches us that the best way to prepare for this world is to be fully prepared for the next.
There is a great difference between nominal Christianity and real Christianity, and this is generally seen in the failure of the one and the continuance of the other.
Is it not probably true that the selfishness of Christians is the main reason for the slow progress of Christianity?
The Christian should take nothing short of Christ for his model.
You are saved–seek to be like your Savior.
You never hear Jesus say in Pilate’s judgement hall one word that would let you imagine that He was sorry that He had undertaken so costly a sacrifice for us. When His hands are pierced, when He is parched with fever, His tongue dried up like a shard of pottery, when His whole body is dissolved into the dust of death, you never hear a groan or a shriek that looks like Jesus is going back on His commitment.
There never lived a man who was too holy, and there never will live a man who will imitate Christ too closely, or avoid sin too rigidly.
We do not desire that our pattern should be lowered, but that our imitation should be raised.
What Jesus loves, we love; what Jesus hates, we hate; what Jesus seeks, we seek; what Jesus shuns, we shun. This is true friendship when there is but one heart in two bodies, and when one heart in the twain produces with undivided strength one object.
As soon as a man has found Christ, he begins to find others.
I would sooner pluck one single brand from the burning than explain all mysteries.
Ah! dear friend, you little know the possibilities which are in you.
When Andrew went to find his brother, he little imagined how eminent Simon would become….You may be very deficient in talent yourself, and yet you may be the means of drawing to Christ one who shall become eminent in grace and service.
I will not believe that thou hast tasted of the honey of the gospel if thou can eat it all to thyself.
Integrity & Truth
Lose all rather than lose your integrity, and when all else is gone, still hold fast a clear conscience as the rarest jewel which can adorn the bosom of a mortal.
Serve God with integrity, and if you achieve no success, at least no sin will lie upon your conscience
You lose your strength, Christian, the moment you depart from your integrity.
The line of truth is narrow as a razor’s edge.
If truth is optional, error is justifiable
We hope to understand the truth better, but we shall never discover better truth.