Encounter With Spurgeon
In his introductory essay to this selection from the writing and preaching of C.H. Spurgeon, Helmut Thielicke expresses his surprise and delight at his discovery of the great Victorian preacher. He draws out those qualities which made Spurgeon one of...
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In his introductory essay to this selection from the writing and preaching of C.H. Spurgeon, Helmut Thielicke expresses his surprise and delight at his discovery of the great Victorian preacher. He draws out those qualities which made Spurgeon one of the most influential ministers of his day, and explains what it was that attracted the university professor to the self-educated Baptist preacher. Primarily, they share recognition of the urgency of their message: "We stand in need of the simply way in which Spurgeon dares to say that what really and ultimately counts is to save sinners." Warmth, immediacy and directness are the hallmarks of Spurgeon; qualities which Thielicke's own remarkable sermons share, but which he feels much modern preaching lacks. It is a convincing testament to Spurgeon's continuing vitality and relevance that Thielicke, one of the great modern preachers, should say: "Sell all that you have ... and buy Spurgeon."
(1908-1986) He was an internationally known theologian andpastor who served as professor of systematic theology atthe University of Hamburg in Germany. A
- Translator's Preface Encounter With Spurgeon By Helmut Thielicke Selections From "lectures To My Students" And Two Sermons By Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1. On Conversion As Our Aim 2. The Holy Spirit In Connection With Our Ministry 3. Earnestness: Its Marring And Maintenance 4. The Necessity Of Ministerial Progress 5. The Need Of Decision For The Truth 6. On Spiritualizing 7. The Preacher's Private Prayer 8. Our Public Prayer 9. On The Voice 10. Posture, Action, Gesture, Etc. 11. Open-air Preaching 12. The Faculty Of Impromptu Speech 13. Sermons: Their Matter 14. To Workers With Slender Apparatus 15. The Blind Eye And The Deaf Ear 16. The Minister's Fainting Fits 17. The Minister's Ordinary Conversation 18. Attention! Mark Of Faith (sermon) The Chaff Driven Away (sermon)