457 Charles Spurgeon Quotes

Spurgeon became a Christian at the age of 15 and at the age of 19 became a pastor at the largest Baptist church in London. It did not take long for him to become one of the most famous preachers around. He was soon preaching to crowds of over 10,000 and his preaching was published and circulated to thousands every week. He later formed a pastor college and continued writing numerous famous books that are still read today.

  • "I thought I could have leaped from earth to heaven at one spring when I first saw my sins drowned in the Redeemer's blood."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Redemption


  • "This day, my God, I hate sin not because it damns me, but because it has done Thee wrong. To have grieved my God is the worst grief to me."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Sin


  • "You may speak but a word to a child, and in that child there may be slumbering a noble heart which shall stir the Christian Church in years to come."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Children, Examples


  • "No man can do me a truer kindness in this world than to pray for me."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Intercession


  • "Shall I give you yet another reason why you should pray? I have preached my very heart out. I could not say any more than I have said. Will not your prayers accomplish that which my preaching fails to do? Is it not likely that the Church has been putting forth its preaching hand but not its praying hand? Oh dear friends! Let us agonize in prayer."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Prayer, Preaching


  • "As well might a gnat seek to drink in the ocean, as a finite creature to comprehend the Eternal God. A God whom we could understand would be no God. If we could grasp Him, He could not be infinite. If we could understand Him, He could not be divine."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: God


  • "Prayer is not a hard requirement - it is the natural duty of a creature to its creator, the simplest homage that human need can pay to divine liberality."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Prayer


  • "I am certain that to preach the wrath of God with a hard heart, a cold lip, a tearless eye, and an unfeeling spirit is to harden men, not benefit them."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Apathy


  • "I will defy any man who has held a deep experience of his own odious depravity to believe any other doctrines but those which are commonly called Calvinism."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Doctrine


  • "Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God's grace."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Justification, Sanctification, Eternal Life


  • "If we give God service it must be because He gives us grace. We work for Him because He works in us."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Service


  • "You may readily judge whether you are a child of God or a hypocrite by seeing in what direction your soul turns in seasons of severe trial. The hypocrite flies to the world and finds a sort of comfort there. But the child of God runs to his Father and expects consolation only from the Lord's hand."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Trials


  • "It always seems inexplicable to me that those who claim free will so very boldly for man should not also allow some free will to God. Why should not Jesus Christ have the right to choose his own bride?"

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Freedom


  • "I do not think the devil cares how many churches you build, if only you have lukewarm preachers and people in them."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Church, Satan


  • "Train up a child in the way he should go - but be sure you go that way yourself."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Children, Examples



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