Spurgeon's Complaint with Topical Preaching, and Why I Now Preach Verse-by-verse

Charles Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers”, once said of his topical approach to preaching: "To me still, I must confess, my text selection is a very great embarrassment…” “…I must confess that I frequently sit hour after hour praying and waiting for a subject, and that this is the main part of my study; much…

Richard Sibbes: “Nothing Will Melt the Hard Heart of Man but the Blood of Christ”

…tenderness of heart is wrought by an apprehension of tenderness and love in Christ. A soft heart is made soft by the blood of Christ. Many say that an adamant [stone] cannot be melted with fire, but by blood. I cannot tell whether this be true or no; but I am sure nothing will melt…

6 Vital Elements of the Gospel Message (Peter got it Right)

Peter’s gospel sermon on the day of Pentecost contained at least six vital elements that must mark our gospel preaching. When presenting the gospel, we do not consciously address each of these points, but rather our gospel message should be seasoned throughout with these truths. Otherwise our gospel message will be lacking, and will…

3 Elements of Early Church Evangelism

The early church did evangelism right, and God mightily blessed it. Here are three reasons why… Street preaching in a market in Manila. 1. The early church evangelized prayerfully The early church did not just rush headlong into the streets and begin preaching. They waited on God, agonizing in prayer (Acts 1:14) as Christ…

Spurgeon: "Why Christ Offends People"

...Christ lays the axe at the root of the tree; he tells them that these things must be given up... “As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Romans 9:33) …Among the present assembly there are some who…