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Charles Haddon SPURGEON - Prince of Preachers 1834-1892

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Charles SPURGEON was born in Kelvedon, Essex, Spurgeon's conversion to Christianity came on 6 January 1850, at age 15. On his way to a scheduled appointment, a snow storm forced him to cut short his intended journey and to turn into a Primitive Methodist chapel in Colchester where "God opened his heart to the salvation message." The text that moved him was Isaiah 45:22 - "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is none else." Later that year on 4 April 1850, he was admitted to the church at Newmarket.

His baptism followed on May 3 in the river Lark, at Isleham. Later that same year he moved to Cambridge, where he later became a sunday school teacher. He preached his first sermon in the winter of 1850-51 in a cottage at Teversham while filling in for a friend. From the beginning of his ministry his style and ability were considered to be far above average. In the same year, he was installed as pastor of the small Baptist church at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, where he published his first literary work, a Gospel tract written in 1853

Charles wrote:
Why Do You Go To Church?
Some go to church to take a walk,
Some go there to laugh and talk,
Some go there to meet a friend,
Some go there their time to spend,
Some go there to meet a lover,
Some go there a fault to cover,
Some go there for speculation,
Some go there for observation,
Some go there to doze and nod?
The good go there to Worship GOD


from Charles Haddon Spurgeon, a Biography:

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) was England's best-known preacher for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1854, just four years after his conversion, Spurgeon, then only 20, became pastor of London's famed New Park Street Church (formerly pastored by the famous Baptist theologian John Gill). The congregation quickly outgrew their building, moved to Exeter Hall, then to Surrey Music Hall. In these venues Spurgeon frequently preached to audiences numbering more than 10,000?all in the days before electronic amplification. In 1861 the congregation moved permanently to the newly constructed Metropolitan Tabernacle.
Spurgeon's printed works are voluminous, and those provided here are only a sampling of his best-known works, including his magnum opus, The Treasury of David. Nearly all of Spurgeon's printed works are still in print and available from Pilgrim Publications

1. The Spurgeon Country: 1465-1769
2. The Search for God
3. The Apprentice Preacher
4. The Voice in the City
5. The Prophet of the People
6. The Romantic Years
7. The Great Tabernacle
8. An Intimate Interlude
9. A Word Portrait
10. Spurgeon's Sermons
11. Spurgeon's College
12. Spurgeon's Orphanage
13. A Chapter Of Incidents
14. A Bundle of Opinions
15. Book Talk
16. Some Minor Discussions
17. Two Great Controversies
18. Two Importunate Questions
19. The Triumphant End
20. Spurgeon In History


HIS WORKS
2200 Quotations from the Writings of Charles H. Spurgeon
Able To The Uttermost
According To Promise
All of Grace : ISBN 1-60206-436-9
An All Round Ministry
Around the Wicket Gate
Barbed Arrows
C. H. Spurgeon?s Autobiography : ISBN 0-85151-076-0
Chequebook of the Bank of Faith : ISBN 1-85792-221-2
Christ?s Incarnation
Come Ye Children
Commenting and Commentaries
The Dawn of Revival, (Prayer Speedily Answered)
Down Grade Controversy, The
Eccentric Preachers
Feathers For Arrows
Flashes Of Thought
Gleanings Among The Sheaves
God Promises You : ISBN 0-88368-459-4
Good Start, A
Greatest Fight In The World, The
Home Worship And The Use of the Bible in the Home
Interpreter, The or Scripture for Family Worship
John Ploughman?s Pictures
John Ploughman?s Talks
Lectures to My Students : ISBN 0-310-32911-6
Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, The
Miracles and Parables of Our Lord
Morning & Evening : ISBN 1-84550-014-8
New Park Street Pulpit, The
Only A Prayer Meeting
Our Own Hymn Book
Pictures From Pilgrim?s Progress
Power in Prayer : ISBN 0-88368-441-1
The Preachers Power and the Conditions of Obtaining it
Saint And His Saviour, The
Sermons In Candles
Sermons On Unusual Occasions
Smooth Stones taken from Ancient Brooks - Selections from Thomas Brooks : ISBN 9781848711136
Soul Winner, The : ISBN 1-60206-770-8
Speeches At Home And Abroad
Spurgeon's Commentary on Great Chapters of the Bible
Spurgeon?s Morning and Evening
Spurgeon's Sermon Notes : ISBN 0-8254-3768-7
Sword and The Trowel, The
Till He Come
The Salt Cellar
Treasury of David, The : ISBN 0-8254-3683-4
We Endeavour
The Wordless Book
Word and Spirit : ISBN 0-85234-545-3
Words Of Advice
Words Of Cheer
Words Of Counsel

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