Sermons on Men of the Old Testament
: <p>With straightforward, passionate words, Charles Spurgeon could take one Bible verse and draw insights powerful enough to change lives. He preached over 3,500 sermons in his lifetime, many of them on the individuals who live out God's story in...
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<p>With straightforward, passionate words, Charles Spurgeon could take one Bible verse and draw insights powerful enough to change lives. He preached over 3,500 sermons in his lifetime, many of them on the individuals who live out God's story in the Old and New Testaments. This volume highlights Spurgeon's sermons on fourteen men in the Old Testament and their relationships with God. Here you will discover that men such as Abraham, Enoch, Moses, Samuel, and Isaiah are much like you in their questions, their desires, their relationships, their humanness, and their hunger for faith.</p>
<p>Gently updated for the modern reader, Spurgeon's words are as powerful today as they were more than a century ago. So let him introduce you to the real men of the Bible-as you've never known them before.</p>
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.