Spurgeon is the most widely read preacher in history. There is more Spurgeon material available today, than any other Christian author, living or dead. We offer here, a very choice selection of Spurgeon's best sermons!
"With whom among men can you compare Spurgeon? He combined the preaching power of Jonathan Edwards and Whitefield with the organizing power of Wesley, and the energy, fire, and courage of Luther." B.H. CarrollJ.C. Ryle, "I am not a bit ashamed to say that I often read the sermons of Mr. Spurgeon. Now when you read Mr. Spurgeon's sermons, note how clearly and skillfully he divides a sermon, and fills each division with beautiful and simple ideas. How easily you grasp his meaning! How thoroughly he brings before you certain great truths, that hang to you like hooks of steel, and which, once planted in your memory, you never forget!"
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The following choice sermons have been gleaned from Spurgeon's 63 volume set.
Genesis 1:1-5 Light, Natural and Spiritual
Genesis 12:5 Effectual Calling, Illustrated by the Call of Abram
Genesis 16:13 Omniscience
Genesis 19:20 Little Sins
Genesis 21:16 Compassion for Souls
Genesis 24:5-8 No Compromise!
Genesis 28:16 Jacob's Waking Exclamation
Exodus 7:12 The Power of Aaron's Rod
Exodus 10:26 Full Redemption!
Exodus 17:8 War with Amalek!
Exodus 17:9 The War of Truth
Exodus 20:18-20 The Mediator; The Interpreter
Exodus 33:18 A View of Gods Glory!
Exodus 33:19 Election no Discouragement to Seeking Souls
Exodus 34:14 A Jealous God!
Leviticus 11:2-3 The Clean and Unclean
Leviticus 13:12-13 The Cleansing Of The Leper
Numbers 16:47-48 The High Priest Standing Between The Dead And The Living
Numbers 32:23 The Great Sin Of Doing Nothing
Deuteronomy 7:20 Secret Sins Driven Out by Stinging Hornets
Deuteronomy 8:3 Bread For The Hungry
Deuteronomy 8:3-6 The Pilgrim's Grateful Recollections
Deuteronomy 29:18 The Root that Bears Wormwood
Deuteronomy 32:5 The Secret Spot!
Deuteronomy 32:29 Memento Mori
Deuteronomy 33:26-28 Israel's God and God's Israel
Deuteronomy 33:27 Present Privilege and Future Favor
Joshua 17:18 Driving Out the Canaanites and Their Iron Chariots
Judges 4:22 Sin Slain!
Judges 5:11 Songs of Deliverance
Judges 5:12 Magnificat!
Ruth 2:14 Mealtime In The Cornfields
1 Samuel 2:6 From Death To Life!
1 Samuel 4:7 Is God in the Camp?
2 Samuel 6:20-22 David Dancing Before the Ark Because of His Election
2 Samuel 14:29-31 The Barley Field on Fire!
1 Kings 5:17 Foundation Work
1 Kings 17:8-9 The Widow of Sarepta
1 Kings 17:16 The Inexhaustible Barrel
1 Kings 18:12 Early Piety—Eminent Piety
2 Kings 3:16-18 Make This Valley Full of Ditches
2 Kings 7:19 The Sin of Unbelief
2 Kings 10:31 Heedlessness In Religion
2 Kings 17:41 Mongrel Religion
2 Kings 18:4-5 Iconoclast
2 Kings 20:12-13 Vainglory Rebuked!
2 Kings 21 Manasseh
1 Chronicles 4:10 The prayer of Jabez
2 Chronicles 24 Joash and His Friend Jehoiada
2 Chronicles 31:1 Reform!
2 Chronicles 34:27 Self-Humbling!
2 Chronicles 35:2 Cheer Up, My Comrades!
Nehemiah 3:8 The Broad Wall
Nehemiah 4:9 The Two Guards, Praying and Watching
Nehemiah 4:10 Rubbish!
Nehemiah 8:10 The Joy of the Lord, the Strength of His People
Esther 1-4 Esther Defeats her Enemies
Job 1:8 Satan Considering the Saints
Job 8:11-13 A Sermon from a Rush
Job 9:20 A Blow at Self-Righteousness
Job 9:33 The Great Arbitration Case
Job 10:2 The Sweet Uses of Adversity
Job 12:9-10 Everywhere and Yet Forgotten
Job 14:14 Our Life, Our Work, Our Change
Job 17:9 The Righteous Holding on His Way
Job 19:25-27 I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
Job 22:15-17 The Old Way of the Wicked
Job 23:3-4 Order and Argument in Prayer
Job 23:10 Where Are You Going?
Job 23:13 The Infallibility of God's Purpose
Job 30:23 Concerning Death
Job 38:31 The Pleiades and Orion
Psalm 1:4 The Chaff Driven Away
Psalm 17:3 Mysterious Visits
Psalm 17:8 The Eye, a Similitude
Psalm 17:15 The Hope of Future Bliss
Psalm 18:23 Kept From Iniquity
Psalm 19:12 Sin Immeasurable
Psalm 19:12 Secret Sins
Psalm 19:13 Presumptuous Sins
Psalm 22:22-23 Jesus, The Example of Holy Praise
Psalm 23:5 The Overflowing Cup
Psalm 25:18 A Troubled Prayer
Psalm 26:3 Think Well and Do Well
Psalm 31:23 Constraining Love!
Psalm 34:10 Lions Lacking, But the Children Satisfied
Psalm 34:11 Christian Training of Children
Psalm 37:4 Sunshine In The Heart
Psalm 37:39 A Testimony To Free And Sovereign Grace
Psalm 39:3 Quiet Musing!
Psalm 42:7 Deep Calls Unto Deep
Psalm 42:8 The Alarum
Psalm 45:2 The Gracious Lips of Jesus
Psalm 51:4 Unimpeachable Justice
Psalm 51:8 Broken Bones!
Psalm 51:10 Gracious Renewal
Psalm 51:11 A Most Needful Prayer Concerning the Holy Spirit
Psalm 60:8 Moab is My Washpot
Psalm 62:2 God Alone the Salvation of His People
Psalm 65:1-2 Praises and Vows Accepted in Zion
Psalm 65:10 Spring in the Heart
Psalm 69:14 The Believer Sinking in the Mire
Psalm 73:28 An Assuredly Good Thing
Psalm 73:28 Drawing Near to God
Psalm 77:9 A Question for a Questioner
Psalm 87:6 The Last Census
Psalm 86:6-7 Concerning Prayer
Psalm 89:13 The Mighty Arm!
Psalm 89:13 The Mighty Arm
Psalm 90:1 The Glorious Habitation
Psalm 91:1 Under His Shadow
Psalm 91:4 Safe Shelter!
Psalm 94:9 The Planter of the Ear must Hear
Psalm 94:19 Multitudinous Thoughts and Sacred Comforts
Psalm 97:10 Righteous Hatred
Psalm 104:34 A Very Profitable Exercise
Psalm 104:34 Meditation on God
Psalm 104:34 Sweet Meditations on Christ
Psalm 106:8 Why Are Men Saved?
Psalm 106:9 Israel at the Red Sea
Psalm 116:1 Prayer Answered Love Nourished
Psalm 116:12 Overwhelming Obligations
Psalm 118:16 The Right Hand of the Lord!
Psalm 118:17-18 Gratitude for Deliverance from the Grave
Psalm 119:133 A Well-Ordered Life
Psalm 119:165 The Lover Of God's Law Filled With Peace
Psalm 126:6 Tearful Sowing and Joyful Reaping
Psalm 127:2 The Peculiar Sleep of the Beloved
Psalm 131:2 The Weaned Child
Psalm 139:24 The Way Everlasting
Psalm 143:10 At School
Psalm 146:7 The Lord, the Liberator
Psalm 147:3 Healing for the Wounded
Psalm 147:3 Christ's Hospital
Psalm 147:16-18 Frost and Thaw
Proverbs 5:11 Last Things
Proverbs 5:22 Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
Proverbs 6:22 The Talking Book
Proverbs 14:10 Man Unknown To Man
Proverbs 15:11 God, the All-Seeing One
Proverbs 16:2 Unsound Spiritual Trading
Proverbs 17:17 The Unrivaled Friend
Proverbs 18:10 Our Stronghold
Proverbs 18:12 Pride and Humility
Proverbs 18:24 A Faithful Friend
Proverbs 23:23 Buying the Truth
Ecclesiastes 9:10 A Home Mission Sermon
Song of Songs 1:2 Better than Wine
Song of Songs 2:13 Vines With Tender Grapes
Song of Songs 1:4 A Refreshing Canticle
Song of Songs 1:6 The Unkept Vineyard; Or, Personal Work Neglected
Song of Songs 1:7 Love to Jesus
Song of Songs 1:7 The Church's Love to Her Loving Lord
Song of Songs 1:13 A Bundle of Myrrh
Song of Songs 2:1 The Rose and the Lily
Song of Songs 2:1 The Best of the Best
Song of Songs 2:2 The Lily among Thorns
Song of Songs 2:3 Under the Apple Tree
Song of Songs 2:15 Beware of Foxes
Song of Songs 2:16 Loved and Loving
Song of Songs 2:16 A Song among the Lilies
Song of Songs 2:16-17 Over the Mountains
Song of Songs 3:4 Love's Vigilance Rewarded
Song of Songs 3:9-10 Paved with Love
Song of Songs 4:7 Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh
Song of Songs 4:12 A Secret and Yet No Secret
Song of Songs 4:16 Grace for Communion
Song of Songs 5:2 Asleep and Yet Awake –A Riddle
Song of Songs 5:2 Warning and Encouragement
Song of Songs 5:2-8 Nearer and Dearer
Song of Songs 5:6 The Soul's Desertion
Song of Songs 5:13 Spices, Flowers, Lilies, and Myrrh
Song of Songs 5:16 The Well-beloved
Song of Songs 5:16 Altogether Lovely
Song of Songs 5:16 The Best Beloved
Song of Songs 6:4 The Church as She Should Be
Song of Songs 6:5 Overcoming Christ
Song of Songs 6:12 The Chariots of Amminadab
Song of Songs 8:2 The Spiced Wine of My Pomegranate
Song of Songs 8:7 Unpurchasable Love
Isaiah 1:18 The Silver Trumpet
Isaiah 2:2 A Vision of the Latter-Day Glories
Isaiah 5:1 The Well-Beloved's Vineyard
Isaiah 9:6 His Name, Wonderful!
Isaiah 17:10-11 Pleasant Plants and Desperate Sorrow
Isaiah 25:6 Good Cheer for Christmas
Isaiah 27:3 The Keeper of the Vineyard
Isaiah 28:20 The Bed and Its Covering
Isaiah 28:27-28 Threshing
Isaiah 30:21 The Voice Behind You
Isaiah 33:17 The King in His Beauty
Isaiah 38:16 All These Things
Isaiah 40:31 The Unwearied Runner
Isaiah 41:10 Away with Fear
Isaiah 41:14 Fear Not!
Isaiah 41:14 Your Redeemer
Isaiah 42:4 Christ's Work No Failure
Isaiah 42:16 Joyful Transformations
Isaiah 44:1-5 A Promise for Us and for Our Children
Isaiah 45:22 Sovereignty and Salvation
Isaiah 47:14 The Portion Of The Ungodly
Isaiah 49:8 Christ in the Covenant
Isaiah 49:16 A Precious Drop of Honey
Isaiah 51:2-3 Hearken and Look; or Encouragement for Believers
Isaiah 52:13-15 Jesus the Great Object of Astonishment
Isaiah 53:5 The Universal Remedy
Isaiah 53:10 The Death of Christ
Isaiah 57:10 Hope, Yet No Hope; No Hope, Yet Hope
Isaiah 66:2 Trembling At The Word Of The Lord
Isaiah 66:8 Travailing for Souls
Isaiah 66:21 A New Order of Priests and Levites
Jeremiah 4:20 The Wailing of Risca
Jeremiah 5:22-23 God's Barriers Against Man's Sin
Jeremiah 6:14 A Blast of the Trumpet Against False Peace
Jeremiah 8:6 What Have I Done?
Jeremiah 15:16 Hidden Manna
Jeremiah 17:1 The Deep-Seated Character of Sin
Jeremiah 31:3 The Drawings of Love
Jeremiah 31:18 Ephraim Bemoaning Himself
Jeremiah 31:33 God in the Covenant
Jeremiah 32:39 Whole-Hearted Religion
Jeremiah 32:40 Perseverance in Holiness
Jeremiah 32:41 The Whole-Heartedness Of God In Blessing His People
Jeremiah 48:11-12 The Shrill Trumpet of Admonition
Ezekiel 9:9 The Evil and Its Remedy
Ezekiel 11:5 Thus Says the Lord!
Ezekiel 16:1-2 Vile Ingratitude!
Ezekiel 33:5 The Warning Neglected
Ezekiel 36:27 The Necessity of the Spirit's Work
Ezekiel 36:32 Free Grace!
Ezekiel 37:1-10 The Restoration and Conversion of the Jews
Daniel 4:34-35 The Unconquerable King!
Daniel 10:11 Daniel's Band
Hosea 2:8-9 The Unknown Giver and the Misused Gifts
Hosea 7:9 Grey Hairs
Hosea 8:12 The Bible
Hosea 10:2 A Divided Heart
Hosea 12:10 Everybody's Sermon
Hosea 14:4 Grace Abounding!
Amos 3:3-6 The Voice of the Cholera
Amos 8:1-2 A Basket Of Summer Fruit
Jonah 2:9 Salvation of the Lord
Micah 6:8 Micah's Message for Today
Micah 7:1 Ripe Fruit
Micah 7:7 My Own Personal Holdfast
Nahum 1:3 What are the Clouds?
Zechariah 12:10 The Pierced One Pierces the Heart
Malachi 3:6 The Immutability of God
Matthew 2:2 The Sages, The Star, and The Savior
Matthew 2:14-15 Out of Egypt!
Matthew 2:23 The Nazarene and the Sect of the Nazarenes
Matthew 3:17 A Great Sermon by the Greatest Preacher
Matthew 3:7 Flee from the Wrath to Come!
Matthew 5:15-16 The Candle
Matthew 8:11-12 Heaven and Hell
Matthew 9:12 The Great Physician and His Patients
Matthew 11:25-26 Even So, Father
Matthew 11:28-30 The Meek and Lowly One
Matthew 12:20 Sweet Comfort for Feeble Saints
Matthew 12:42 The Earnest Enquirer
Matthew 13:22 Sown Among Thorns
Matthew 14:26 Jesus No Phantom
Matthew 15:28 The Perseverance of Faith
Matthew 19:19 Love Your Neighbor
Matthew 19:30 The First Last, And The Last First
Matthew 20:6 Good News For The Aged
Matthew 20:15 Divine Sovereignty
Matthew 21:5 The Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem
Matthew 21:28-32 A Sermon to Open Neglecters and Nominal Followers of Religion
Matthew 24:39 Noah's Flood
Matthew 25:22-23 The Two Talents
Mark 5:17-19 Christ's Curate In Decapolis
Mark 5:19 Going Home—A Christmas Sermon
Mark 10:46-52 The Blind Beggar
Mark 11:13 Nothing but Leaves
Mark 16:15-16 Baptismal Regeneration
Luke 10:38-42 Martha and Mary
Luke 11:21-26 The Strong One Driven Out by a Stronger One
Luke 12:1 Hypocrisy
Luke 12:49 Fire! The Need of the Times
Luke 13:1-5 Accidents, Not Punishments
Luke 13:7-8 Judgment Threatening but Mercy Sparing
Luke 14:31-32 Consider Before You Fight
Luke 15:4-7 The Parable of the Lost Sheep
Luke 15:20 Prodigal Love for the Prodigal Son
Luke 17:5 The Necessity of Increased Faith
Luke 18:13 A Sermon For The Worst Man On Earth
Luke 19:5 Effectual Calling
Luke 19:6 The Honored Guest
Luke 19:10 The Mission of the Son of Man
Luke 19:37-40 Praise Your God, O Zion
Luke 22:44 The Agony In Gethsemane
Luke 22:60-62 Peter's Restoration
Luke 23:48 Mourning at the Sight of the Crucified
Luke 24:41 Too Good To Be True! A Paradox
Luke 24:47 Beginning at Jerusalem
John 1:16 The Fullness of Christ Received
John 1:35-36 The Lamb of God in Scripture
John 1:42 Every-Day Usefulness
John 1:43-45 Found by Jesus, and Finding Jesus
John 2:10 Satan's Banquet!
John 3:3 Regeneration
John 3:8 The Holy Spirit Compared to the Wind
John 3:36 The Unbeliever's Unhappy Condition
John 4:10 Saving Knowledge
John 4:14 Life's Ever-Springing Well
John 5:40 Free Will — A Slave
John 6:44 Human Inability
John 6:63 A Blow for Puseyism
John 11:3 Beloved Yet Afflicted
John 11:14-15 A Mystery! Saints Sorrowing and Jesus Glad!
John 11:22 Even Now
John 11:28-32 The Welcome Visitor
John 12:26 The Christian's Service and Honor
John 12:32 The Great Attraction!
John 13:6 Jesus Washing His Disciples' Feet
John 14:26 The Comforter
John 14:27 The Best of Masters
John 15:5 Without Christ, Nothing
John 15:13 Love's Crowning Deed
John 16:20 From Sorrow to Joy
John 17:26 Love and I, A Mystery
John 18:26 In the Garden With Him
John 20:15 Supposing Him to Be the Gardener
John 21:12 Breakfast With Jesus
Acts 2:47 Additions To The Church
Acts 4:13 Christ's People, Imitators of Him
Acts 7:55-56 Stephen's Martyrdom
Acts 8:36-38 Baptism
Acts 15:11 Grace the One Way of Salvation
Acts 17:27 God's Nearness To Us
Acts 20:21 Two Essential Things
Romans 1:20-21 Knowledge, Worship, Gratitude
Romans 1:20-21 Inexcusable Irreverence and Ingratitude
Romans 2:4 Earnest Expostulation
Romans 3:24 Justification by Grace
Romans 5:5 The Perfuming of the Heart
Romans 5:6 For Whom Did Christ Die?
Romans 5:8 Love's Commendation
Romans 6:3-4 Baptism, A Burial
Romans 6:6 The Old Man Crucified
Romans 6:23 Death and Life; The Wage and the Gift
Romans 7:13 The Monster Dragged to Light!
Romans 7:24-25 The Fainting Warrior
Romans 8:3 Sin Condemned and Executed by Christ Jesus
Romans 8:16-17 The Sons of God
Romans 8:31 God is With Us
Romans 8:37 More Than Conquerors!
Romans 9:23-24 Vessels Of Mercy, A Sermon Of Self-Examination
Romans 10:4 Christ the End of the Law
Romans 11:36 Laus Deo
Romans 12:12 Constant, Instant, Expectant
Romans 13:14 Christ Put On
1 Corinthians 1:30-31 The Fourfold Treasure
1 Corinthians 3:22 Things Present
1 Corinthians 4:7 Distinguishing Grace!
1 Corinthians 5:6-8 Purging Out the Leaven
1 Corinthians 6:17 The Saint One With His Savior
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Bought With A Price!
1 Corinthians 7:29 The Time Is Short!
1 Corinthians 7:29-31 A Drama in Five Acts
1 Corinthians 10:12 A Caution to the Presumptuous
1 Corinthians 11:24 The Remembrance of Christ
1 Corinthians 13:7 Love's Labors
1 Corinthians 13:12 Now, and Then
1 Corinthians 15:25 Good News for Loyal Subjects
1 Corinthians 15:26 Christ the Destroyer of Death!
1 Corinthians 15:26 The Last Enemy Destroyed!
2 Corinthians 1:5 Suffering and Consolation
2 Corinthians 1:10 The Tenses
2 Corinthians 5:5 The Glorious Hereafter and Ourselves
2 Corinthians 5:7 Faith Versus Sight
2 Corinthians 5:17 The Believer A New Creature
2 Corinthians. 5:18 High Doctrine
2 Corinthians 5:20-21 The Heart of the Gospel
2 Corinthians 8:9 The Condescension of Christ
Galatians 2:10 The Duty of Remembering the Poor
Galatians 2:20 Everyday Religion
Galatians 3:13 The Curse Removed
Galatians 3:24 The Law
Ephesians 1:7 The Treasure of Grace
Ephesians 2:4-5 His Great Love!
Ephesians 2:4-5 Resurrection with Christ
Ephesians 2:8 Faith, What Is It? How Can It Be Obtained?
Ephesians 2:12 A Solemn Deprival
Ephesians 2:22 The Tabernacle of the Most High
Ephesians 4:30 Grieving the Holy Spirit
Ephesians 5:18 Filling with the Spirit, and Drunkenness with Wine
Ephesians 5:20 Always, and For All Things
Ephesians 5:26 Christ's Love To His Spouse
Ephesians 6:7 Our Motto
Philippians 1:6 The Perseverance of the Saints
Philippians 2:1 Consolation in Christ
Philippians 2:9-11 The Exaltation of Christ
Philippians 2:12-13 Working Out What Is Worked In
Philippians 3:10 Do You Know Him?
Philippians 3:20 Citizenship In Heaven
Philippians 3:20-21 The Power of Christ Illustrated by the Resurrection AUDIO
Philippians 4:11 Contentment
Colossians 3:1-2 Following the Risen Christ
Colossians 3:17 Method and Music, Or The Art of Holy and Happy Living
1 Thessalonians 1:8 Sounding Out The Word Of The Lord
1 Thessalonians 5:6 The Enchanted Ground
2 Thessalonians 1:3 A Lecture for Little-Faith
2 Thessalonians 3:5 The Love Of God And The Patience Of Christ
1 Timothy 4:8-9 The Profit of Godliness In This Life
1 Timothy 4:8 The Profit of Godliness in the Life to Come
1 Timothy 6:12 The Greatest Fight in the World!
2 Timothy 1:9 Salvation Altogether by Grace
2 Timothy 3:5 The Form Of Godliness Without The Power
2 Timothy 4:13 Paul, His Cloak And His Books
2 Timothy 4:20 The Sick Man Left Behind
Hebrews 2:9 Seeing Jesus
Hebrews 2:10 Christ, Perfect Through Sufferings
Hebrews 2:14 The Destroyer Destroyed
Hebrews 3:13 A Warning Against Hardness of Heart
Hebrews 4:9 Heavenly Rest
Hebrews 4:16 The Throne of Grace
Hebrews 5:14 Strong Meat
Hebrews 6:9 Things That Accompany Salvation
Hebrews 7:27 Priest and Victim
Hebrews 11:7 Noah's Faith, Fear, Obedience, and Salvation
Hebrews 11:15-16 Go Back? Never!
Hebrews 11:24-26 Moses, His Faith and Decision
Hebrews 12:25 God's Word Not To Be Refused
Hebrews 12:27 A Lesson from the Great Panic
Hebrews 13:5-6 A Vile Weed and a Fair Flower
Hebrews 13:13 Let Us Go Forth
Hebrews 13:15 A Life-Long Occupation
Hebrews 13:20 The Blood of the Everlasting Covenant!
James 1:2-4 All Joy in All Trials
James 1:5 Loving Advice for Anxious Seekers
James 3:12 Figs and Olive Berries
James 4:13-17 God's Will About the Future
James 4:14 What Is Your Life?
James 5:7-8 A Visit to the Harvest Field
1 Peter 1:3-4 Some Advantages of Being a Christian
1 Peter 1:7 The Trial Of Your Faith
1 Peter 2:1-3 A Sermon for Men of Taste
1 Peter 2:4 Coming to Christ
1 Peter 2:7 Three Precious Things
1 Peter 5:8-9 The Roaring Lion
2 Peter 3:8 God's Estimate Of Time
1 John 1:6, 7 The Child of Light Walking in Light
1 John 1:7 The Evil and Its Remedy
1 John 2:1 The Sinner's Advocate
1 John 2:6 In Him, Like Him
1 John 3:2 The Beautiful Vision!
1 John 3:14 Life Proved By Love
1 John 4:19 Love's Logic!
Jude 1:12 Spots in Our Feasts of Charity
Revelation 2:4 Declension from First Love
Revelation 2:4-5 Love's Complaining
Revelation 3:19 The Loved Ones Chastened
Revelation 4:4 The Elders Before The Throne
Revelation 7:17 No Tears in Heaven
Revelation 14:1 Heavenly Music
Revelation 19:12 The Savior's Many Crowns
Revelation 21:5 A New Creation
John MacArthur writes: "I've always loved Charles Spurgeon for his plain-spokenness, his courage, his enthusiasm for the Word of God, his love of the truth, his command of the English language, and his ability to use simple, vivid language to make difficult truths inescapably clear. Those are all characteristics every preacher should seek to emulate, and there is no better model than Spurgeon.
A number of other notable characteristics also distinguished Spurgeon's ministry: He was indomitably optimistic, even in the midst of severe pain. He had a tender shepherd's heart. He loved people. He had a lifelong passion to see souls converted to Christ. He remained steadfast and firm in defense of the truth, even when his views became unpopular. He was a diligent worker, who knew how to redeem the time. For all those reasons and not just for his extraordinary preaching skill Spurgeon is a worthy hero for every preacher to emulate.
It is nonetheless true that Spurgeon's preaching is the main thing that makes him stand out as one of the most remarkable and beloved men God has ever raised up to lead the church. He is truly the prince of preachers. I often recommend that young preachers study his sermons, learn from his bright and colorful use of language and by all means borrow and make use of the best of his preaching.
Spurgeon was the master of the pithy quote. In fact, no author I have ever read is as quotable as Spurgeon. His published sermons as well as his books are a fertile source for ideas, expressions, illustrations, and axioms that help make biblical truth clear."