Counsel For Christian Workers (Ch Spurgeon Signature Classics Series)
C. H. Spurgeon is known as the 'Prince of Preachers'. His sermons drew thousands to his church and, when printed, sold in their millions to people in the streets. A hundred years later he is still one of the most...
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C. H. Spurgeon is known as the 'Prince of Preachers'. His sermons drew thousands to his church and, when printed, sold in their millions to people in the streets. A hundred years later he is still one of the most popular Christian authors in print.
Yet, at the heart of Spurgeon's desire to preach was a fierce love of people, a desire that meant that he did not neglect his pastoral ministry. He did not regard people as merely souls to be saved; he loved people, and wanted the best for them.
His concern for the welfare of people particularly extended to those involved in Christian ministry. 'Lectures to my Students' (ISBN 1 85792 4177) was produced for people training to be ministers - 'Counsel for Christian Workers' was produced for other people involved in a variety of Christian work. They contain Spurgeon's clear sighted and pithy analysis and viewpoints on the issues that face such people.
Spurgeon was essentially a practical and loving man and this shines through the pages of this collection of his teaching. Here is wisdom that will continue to help Christian workers achieve greater things in their ministry.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, (1834 - 1892) served for thirty years as preacher and pastor of London's six-thousand-seat Metropolitan Tabernacle. Converted in 1850 at the age of fifteen, he began to help the poor and to hand out tracts; he was known as "The Boy Preacher." He preached his first sermon at the age of sixteen. At age eighteen, he became the pastor of Waterbeach Baptist Chapel, preaching in a barn. In 1856, Spurgeon married Susannah Thompson; they had twin sons, both of whom later entered the ministry. Spurgeon's compelling sermons and lively preaching style drew multitudes of people, and many came to Christ. Soon, the crowds had grown so large that they blocked the narrow streets near the church. Services eventually had to be held in rented halls, and Spurgeon often preached to congregations of more than ten thousand. The Metropolitan Tabernacle was built in 1861 to accommodate the large numbers of people. The prime minister of England, members of the royal family, and Florence Nightingale, among others, went to hear him preach. Spurgeon preached to an estimated ten million people throughout his life. Not surprisingly, he is called the "Prince of Preachers". In addition to his powerful preaching, Spurgeon founded and supported charitable outreaches, including educational institutions. He also founded the famous Stockwell Orphanage. His writings, including thousands of sermons, are still popular with pastors and devotional readers who, like him, treasure the gospel of God's grace.