The C. H. Spurgeon Collection 
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Failure The Secret of Failure - "Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting." [Matthew 17:19-21]  "And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting." [Mark 9:28, 29] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [01] Fruitless Faith - "Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." [James 2:17] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [02] Saving Faith - "Your faith has saved you." [Luke 7:50, 18:42] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [03] Strong Faith in a Faithful God - "I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me." [Psalm 57:2] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [04] The Withered Fig Tree - "And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night. Early in the morning, as he was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately the tree withered. When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. "How did the fig tree wither so quickly?" they asked." [Matthew 21:17-20] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [05] Faith - "Without faith it is impossible to please God." [Hebrews 11:6] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [06] None But Jesus - "Whoever believes in him is not condemned." [John 3:18] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [07] The Plea of Faith - "Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay." [Psalm 70:5] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [08] The Question of Fear and the Answer of Faith - "Would he oppose me with great power? No, he would not press charges against me." [Job 23:6] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [09] Rahab's Faith - "By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient." [Hebrews 11:31] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [10] The Warrant of Faith - "And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ." [1 John 3:23] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [11] A Desperate Case--How to Meet it - "Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, 'Why could we not cast him out?' So Jesus said to them, 'Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move from here to there," and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.'" [Matthew 17:19-21, NKJV]
Charles Spurgeon
Faith [12] Faith and Life - "Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours: Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires." [2 Peter 1:1-4] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [13] Faith and Regeneration - "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well." [1 John 5:1] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [14] Faith in Perfection - "The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever - do not abandon the works of your hands." [Psalm 138:8] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [15] The Mysteries of the Brazen Serpent - "Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life." [John 3:14, 15] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [16] A Mystery! Saints Sorrowing and Jesus Glad! - "He told them plainly, 'Lazarus is dead, and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.'" [John 11:14, 15] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [17] The Victory of Faith - "Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith." [1 John 5:4] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [18] The Necessity of Increased Faith - "The apostles said to the Lord, 'Increase our faith!'" [Luke 17:5] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [19] Peter Walking on the Sea - "Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water." "Come," he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!" [Matthew 14:28-31] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [20] Strong Faith - "But was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God." [Romans 4:20] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [21] A Lecture for Little Faith - "We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing." [2 Thessalonians 1:3] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [22] The Blind Beggar - Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (that is, the Son of Timaeus), was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" Jesus stopped and said, "Call him." So they called to the blind man, "Cheer up! On your feet! He's calling you." Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. "What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asked him. The blind man said, "Rabbi, I want to see." "Go," said Jesus, "your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. [Mark 10:46-52] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [23] Faith Illustrated - "That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day." [2 Timothy 1:12] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [24] The Cripple at Lystra  - "He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, "Stand up on your feet!" At that, the man jumped up and began to walk." [Acts 14:9-10] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [25] A Pressed Man Yielding to Christ  - "Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, 'Do you believe in the Son of Man?' 'Who is he, sir?' the man asked. 'Tell me so that I may believe in him.' Jesus said, 'You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.' Then the man said, 'Lord, I believe,' and he worshiped him." [John 9:35-38] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [26] Three Names High on the Muster-roll  - "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up." [Daniel 3:16-18] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [27] Three Decisive Steps  - "And it came to pass, while the ark abode in Kirjath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord. And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines. Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the Lord only. And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you unto the Lord." [1 Samuel 7:2-5] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [28] A Vindication of the Doctrine of Justification by Faith  - "They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts." [Galatians 5:24] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [29] God Hath Spoken!--Rejoice!  - "God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth." [Psalm 108:7] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [30] Life and Walk of Faith  - "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him." [Colossians 2:6] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [31] Characteristics of Faith  - "Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe." [John 4:48] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [32] Holding Firm to the Faith  - "To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword.  I know where you live - where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me." [Revelation 2:12-13]
Charles Spurgeon
Faith [33] Carte-Blanche  - "Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt." [Matthew 15:28] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [34] Where the "IF" Lies - "Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." [Mark 9:23] Charles Spurgeon
Faith [35] The Hold Fast - "Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.” [Proverbs 4:13] Charles Spurgeon
Faithfulness [01] A New Year's Benediction - "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'" [Hebrews 13:5] Charles Spurgeon
Faithfulness [02] The Wandering Bird - “As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.” [Proverbs 27:8] Charles Spurgeon
False Believers The Wedding Garment - "But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless. Then the king told the attendants, 'Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' For many are invited, but few are chosen." [Matthew 22:11-14] Charles Spurgeon
False Doctrine The DownGrade Controversy - Charles Spurgeon was a Baptist preacher and a member of the Baptist Union (a denomination of Baptist Churches).  Over the years, Spurgeon noted a downward tendency away from the Truth of the Scripture by the Baptist Union.  He then started to address the "shift" away from the truth, trying to save the denomination for going "liberal" in their theology and practice.  Ultimately, he withdrew from the Union.  The following are the various articles of discussions between Spurgeon and the Baptist Union as recorded in the Christian Newpaper, The Sword and the Trowel -- this controversy has much to say about our Evangelical churches today in America:
  1. The Down Grade (March 1887)
  2. The Down Grade (April, 1887)
  3. Another Word Concerning the Down-Grade (August, 1887)
  4. Our Reply to Sundry Critics and Enquirers (September, 1887)
  5. The Case Proved (October, 1887)
  6. A Fragment Upon the Down-Grade Controversy (November, 1887)
  7. Restoration of Truth and Revival (December, 1887)
  8. The Baptist Union Censure (February, 1888)
  9. Progressive Theology (April, 1888)
  10. Current Religious Perils (September, 1888)
  11. Attempts at the Impossible (December, 1888)
  12. This Must Be a Soldiers' Battle (December, 1889)
  13. "Mr. Spurgeon's Confession of Faith" (August, 1891 )
  14. A Sermon for the Time Present (Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, No. 1990, October 30, 1887)
  15. The "Down Grade" Controversy from Mr. Spurgeon's Standpoint (From The Autobiography, Vol. IV)
Charles Spurgeon
False Teachers False Professors Solemnly Warned - "I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things." [Philippians 3:18-19] Charles Spurgeon
Fasting Day of Fasting - "Being the Day appointed by Proclamation for a Solemn Fast, Humiliation, and Prayer before Almighty God: in order to obtain Pardon of our Sins, and for imploring His Blessing and Assistance on our Arms for the Restoration of Tranquillity in India." Charles Spurgeon
Father [01] Christ About His Father's Business - "Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?" [Luke 2:49] Charles Spurgeon
Father [02] The Fatherhood of God - "Our Father in heaven." [Matthew 6:9] Charles Spurgeon
Father [03] His Name--The Everlasting Father - "The everlasting Father." [Isaiah 9:6] Charles Spurgeon
Fear [01] Fear Not - "Do not be afraid, O worm Jacob, O little Israel, for I myself will help you," declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel." [Isaiah 41:14] Charles Spurgeon
Fear [02] Weak Hands and Feeble Knees - "Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way." [Isaiah 35:3] Charles Spurgeon
Fear [03] Five Fears - "I know that it will go better with God-fearing men, who are reverent before God." [Ecclesiastes 8:12] Charles Spurgeon
Fear [04] Do Not be Afraid - "Do not be afraid."  [Revelation 1:17]
Charles Spurgeon
Fear [05] God Incarnate, the End of Fear - "The angel said to them, `Do not be afraid.'" [Luke 2:10]
Charles Spurgeon
Fear [06] Anxious Enquiry for a Beloved Son - "And the king said, Is the young man Absalom safe?" [2 Samuel 18:29] Charles Spurgeon
Fear [07] Godly Fear and its Goodly Consequence - “In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.” [Proverbs 14:26] Charles Spurgeon
Fear [08] The Right Kind of Fear - “Happy is the man that feareth alway.” [Proverbs 28:14] Charles Spurgeon
Fear [09] Two Ancient Proverbs - “The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso puteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.” [Proverbs 29:25] Charles Spurgeon
Fear [10] Needless Fears - “Who are you that…live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction? For where is the wrath of the oppressor?”  [Isaiah 51:12-13]
Charles Spurgeon
Fellowship [01] The One Thing Needful - "Only one thing is needed." [Luke 10:42] Charles Spurgeon
Fellowship [02] Fellowship with God - "We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ." [1 John 1:3] Charles Spurgeon
Fight [01] The Greatest Fight in the World - "Although one of the smallest of the Spurgeon volumes, this is among the most notable of his publications. It consists of the inaugural address which he delivered at the Pastor's College Conference in April 1891. Taking "the good fight of faith" as his theme, he exhorted his audience to do their very best "in our great Master's service."

Published just before his death, this volume constitutes Spurgeon's final address to his fellow pastors. Without a doubt it is one of the most forceful addresses that he ever delivered.
Charles Spurgeon
Fight [02] Turning Back in the Day of Battle - "The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned back on the day of battle." [Psalm 78:9] Charles Spurgeon
Fight [03] How They Conquered the Dragon - "They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."  [Revelation 12:11] Charles Spurgeon
First Fruits The First Fruits of the Spirit - "The fruit of the Spirit is love." [Galatians 5:22] Charles Spurgeon
Following Christ [01] Following Christ - "Ittai replied to the king, 'As surely as the LORD lives, and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king may be, whether it means life or death, there will your servant be.'" [2 Samuel 15:21] Charles Spurgeon
Following Christ [02] Recruits for King Jesus - "Other Benjamites and some men from Judah also came to David in his stronghold. David went out to meet them and said to them, 'If you have come to me in peace, to help me, I am ready to have you unite with me. But if you have come to betray me to my enemies when my hands are free from violence, may the God of our fathers see it and judge you.' Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said: 'We are yours, O David! We are with you, O son of Jesse! Success, success to you, and success to those who help you, for your God will help you.' So David received them and made them leaders of his raiding bands." [1 Chronicles 12:16-18] Charles Spurgeon
Forgetting God Is God in the Camp? - "The Philistines were afraid. 'A god has come into the camp,' they said. 'We're in trouble! Nothing like this has happened before.'" [1 Samuel 4:7] Charles Spurgeon
Forgiveness [01] Prodigal Love for the Prodigal Son - "and kissed him." [Luke 15:20] Charles Spurgeon
Forgiveness [02] Manasseh - "Then Manasseh knew that the LORD is God." [2 Chronicles 33:13] Charles Spurgeon
Forgiveness [03] The Prodigal's Return - "While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him." [Luke 15:20] Charles Spurgeon
Forgiveness [04] The Believer's Challenge - "Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died - more than that, who was raised to life - is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us." [Romans 8:34] Charles Spurgeon
Forgiveness [05] First Forgiveness, Then Healing - "When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven." [Luke 5:20] Charles Spurgeon
Forgiveness [06] Forgiveness - "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more." [Isaiah 43:25] Charles Spurgeon
Forgiveness [07] Forgiveness Made Easy - "Forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." [Ephesians 4:32] Charles Spurgeon
Forgiveness [08] Jesus Pardoning - "The blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin." [1 John 1:7] [Updated English] Charles Spurgeon
Forgiveness [09] Redemption Through Blood, the Gracious Forgiveness of Sins - "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace." [Ephesians 1:7] Charles Spurgeon
Forgiveness [10] A Cheering Congratulation - "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven; whose sin is covered." [Psalm 32:1] Charles Spurgeon
Forgiveness [11] A Sense of Pardoned Sin - "Thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back" [Isaiah 38:17] Charles Spurgeon
Forgiveness [12] A God Ready to Pardon - "Thou art a God ready to pardon." [Nehemiah 9:17] Charles Spurgeon
Free Will [01] Free Will--A Slave - "And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life." [John 5:40] Charles Spurgeon
Free Will [02] God's Will and Man's Will - "It does not depend on man's desire or effort, but on God's mercy." [Romans 9:16] "Whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life." [Revelation 22:17]
Charles Spurgeon
Free Will [03] Human Responsibility - "If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin." [John 15:22] Charles Spurgeon
Freedom [01] Spiritual Liberty - "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." [2 Corinthians 3:17] Charles Spurgeon
Freedom [02] The Lord,--The Liberator - "The Lord looseth the prisoners." [Psalm 146:7] Charles Spurgeon
Friendship [01] A Faithful Friend - "There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." [Proverbs 18:24] Charles Spurgeon
Friendship [02] The Friend of Sinners - "He was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors." [Isaiah 53:12] Charles Spurgeon
Friendship [03] The Despised Friend - "We esteemed Him not." [Isaiah 53:3]  [Updated English] Charles Spurgeon
Friendship [04] The Sinner's Friend - "A friend of tax collectors and 'sinners.'" [Matthew 11:19] Charles Spurgeon
Friendship [05] The Unrivalled Friend - “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” [Proverbs 17:17] Charles Spurgeon
Friendship [06] The Best Friend - “Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not.” [Proverbs 27:10] Charles Spurgeon
Fruitfulness [01] Where to Find Fruit - "Your fruitfulness comes from me." [Hosea 14:8] Charles Spurgeon
Fruitfulness [02] Nothing But Leaves - "He found nothing but leaves." [Mark 11:13] Charles Spurgeon
Fruitfulness [03] A Basket of Summer Fruit - "Thus hath the Lord God showed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, a basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, the end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more." [Amos 8:1-2] Charles Spurgeon
Future [01] God's Will About the Future - "Now listen, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.' Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, 'If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that.' As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins." [James 4:13-17] Charles Spurgeon
Future [02] Vision of the Latter-Day Glories - "And it shall come to pas in the last days that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow unto it." [Isaiah 2:2., & Micah 4:1] Charles Spurgeon

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