Verse of the Week - Mark 16:15
And he said onto them, Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation.
The Prince of Preachers
Born on 19th June 1834, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, known as the "Prince of Preachers", preached the Gospel to well over a million people, and baptised 15,000 new believers under his ministry. His own baptism was in the river Lark at Isleham on 3rd May 1850. Later that year he moved to Cambridge, and this was to be the beginning of his ministry. He preached his first sermon in a cottage in Taversham, filling in for a friend.
Mark 16:15 is the summary of the Great Commission. "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19.
Jesus commanded his disciples to spread the Gospel and to baptize believers, and this is just what Charles Spurgeon did, in his ministry. As we reflect back on his life 129 years after his death, on 31st January 1892, we remember a Baptist preacher so passionate about God's word, and the teachings of Jesus Christ, that, to this day, he remains one of the best, well-known, influential Christian preachers of all time.
Charles Spurgeon's works have been translated into many different languages, including Arabic, Bulgarian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Welsh, and many more. There are also a few sermons in Braille for the blind.
We remember a preacher who's heart was for God and for the vulnerable. A man who would see the plight of orphaned children on the streets, and feel moved to do something about it. Today Spurgeons Children's Charity still work with children, although in a different way, to give each child hope for a better future.
Let Us Pray
"Thank you for your love and grace towards us, and for sending us a Saviour in your Son Jesus Christ. I also thank you for the boldness of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, who was not afraid to preach the Gospel, despite his own afflictions.
Lord help me to be bold enough to preach the Gospel, in my joy and in my sorrow. Help me to reveal the nature of Your love and the sacrifice of your Son, Jesus Christ. Charles Spurgeon once said "Never lose heart in the power of the gospel", and I would also like to add, that we should never lose sight of our duty to love and help one another, especially those who cannot help themselves.
Please remind us God to first seek your direction in all that we do, so that we are always guided by your spirit.
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