Charles Spurgeon quotes

  • I have a great need for Christ: I have a great Christ for my need.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Christian #Christian Inspirational #Needs

  • O child of God, be more careful to keep the way of the Lord, more concentrated in heart in seeking His glory, and you will see the loving-kindness and the tender mercy of the Lord in your life.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Children #Kindness #Heart

  • If Christ is not all to you He is nothing to you. He will never go into partnership as a part Saviour of men. If He be something He must be everything, and if He be not everything He is nothing to you.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Men #Christ #Partnership

  • The more you read the Bible; and the more you meditate on it, the more you will be astonished with it.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

  • There must be a divorce between you and sin, or there can be no marriage between you and Christ.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Divorce #Sin #Christ

  • It was God's word that made us; is it any wonder that His word should sustain us?
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Wonder #Made #Should

  • If I am not today all that I hope to be, yet I see Jesus, and that assures me that I shall one day be like Him.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Jesus #One Day #Today

  • You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Thanksgiving #Being Happy #Gratitude

  • The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Men #Self #Soul

  • If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Prayer #Body #Arms

  • I do believe we slander Christ when we think we are to draw the people by something else but the preaching of Christ crucified.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Believe #Thinking #People

  • God notices every one of us; there is not a sparrow or a worm that continues to live apart from His decrees.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #God #Christian #Religious

  • It is a good rule never to look into the face of a man in the morning till you have looked into the face of God.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Morning #Prayer #Men

  • Think not of the sinner or the greatness of his sin, but think of the greatness of the Savior!
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Greatness #Thinking #Sin

  • It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Positive #Happiness #Attitude

  • We cannot always trace God's hand but we can always trust God's heart.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Heart #Hands #Trust In God

  • A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Trust #Travel #Truth

  • The seasons change and you change, but the Lord abides evermore the same, and the streams of His love are as deep, as broad and as full as ever.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #His Love #Lord #Broads

  • Let your cares drive you to God. I shall not mind if you have many of them if each one leads you to prayer. If every fret makes you lean more on the Beloved, it will be a benefit.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Prayer #Mind #Benefits

  • Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #God #Faith #Christian

  • When your will is God's will, you will have your will.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #God #Christian Inspirational

  • Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you're not saved yourself, be sure of that!
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Christian #Wish #Evangelism

  • Justification by religious performances, and meritorious deeds, is nothing better than the old Pharisaism with a Christian name stuck upon it. . . That doctrine makes the Lord Jesus Christ to be practically a nobody; for if salvation be of works, then the way of salvation through faith in a Savior is superfluous, and even mischievous
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Christian #Religious #Jesus

  • The love of Jesus is the source of salvation. He loves, he looks, he touches us, we live.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Jesus #Looks #Salvation

  • When Satan cannot get a great sin in he will let a little one in, like the thief who goes and finds shutters all coated with iron and bolted inside. At last he sees a little window in a chamber. He cannot get in, so he puts a little boy in, that he may go round and open the back door. So the devil has always his little sins to carry about with him to go and open back doors for him, and we let one in and say, 'O, it is only a little one.' Yes, but how that little one becomes the ruin of the entire man!
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Boys #Men #Doors

  • Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Prayer #Groaning

  • If you simply take the name of Christ upon you and call yourself His servant, yet do not obey Him, but follow your own whim, or your own hereditary prejudice, or the custom of some erroneous church-you are no servant of Christ. If you really are a servant of Christ, your first duty is to obey Him.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Names #Church #Prejudice

  • Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Book #Years #Scripture

  • A person who is really saved by Grace does not need to be told that he is under solemn obligations to serve Christ. The new life within him tells him that. Instead of regarding it as a burden, he gladly surrenders himself, body, soul, and spirit, to the Lord.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Grace #Soul #Doe

  • As the salt flavors every drop in the Atlantic, so does sin affect every atom of our nature. It is so sadly there, so abundantly there, that if you cannot detect it, you are deceived.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Doe #Atoms #Flavor

  • There is an essential difference between the decease of the godly and the death of the ungodly. Death comes to the ungodly man as a penal infliction, but to the righteous as a summons to his Father's palace. To the sinner it is an execution, to the saint an undressing from his sins and infirmities. Death to the wicked is the King of terrors. Death to the saint is the end of terrors, the commencement of glory.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Christian #Kings #Father

  • I believe that the happiest of all Christians and the truest of Christians are those who never dare to doubt God, but take His Word simply as it stands, and believe it, and ask no questions, just feeling assured that if God has said it, it will be so.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Christian #Believe #Feelings

  • By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Perseverance #Life Changing #Not Giving Up

  • Let eloquence be flung to the dogs rather than souls be lost. What we want is to win souls. They are not won by flowery speeches.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Dog #Winning #Soul

  • There is hardship in everything except eating pancakes.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Hardship #Pancakes #Eating

  • No man is really saved unless he is in his heart obedient to Christ.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Heart #Men #Christ

  • It's a good thing God chose me before I was born, because he surely would not have afterwards.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Good Things #Born

  • I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Cheer #Hard Times #Talking

  • God helps those who cannot help themselves.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Helping #God Help

  • Half our fears arise from neglect of the Bible.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Half #Neglect #Arise

  • You are saved - seek to be like your Savior.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Like You #Salvation #Savior

  • No man can do me a truer kindness in this world than to pray for me.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Kindness #Men #World

  • The sermon which does not lead to Christ, or of which Jesus Christ is not the top and the bottom, is a sort of sermon that will make the devils in hell laugh, but make the angels of God weep.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Jesus #Angel #Laughing

  • Stale godliness is ungodliness. Let our religion be as warm, and constant, and natural as the flow of the blood in our veins. A living God must be served in a living way.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Blood #Veins #Way

  • Preach Christ or nothing: don't dispute or discuss except with your eye on the cross.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Eye #Christ #Disputes

  • Nothing puts life into men like a dying Savior.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Men #Dying #Savior

  • Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Teaching #Trials #Soil

  • There is nothing in the law of God that will rob you of happiness; it only denies you that which would cost you sorrow.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Law #Sorrow #Cost

  • It is folly to think the Lord provides grace for every trouble but the one you are in today.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Thinking #Grace #Today

  • Without Christ there is no hope.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Christ #No Hope

  • If the devil never roars, the Church will never sing! God is not doing much if the devil is not awake and busy. Depend upon it: a working Christ makes a raging devil! When you hear ill reports, cruel speeches, threats, taunts and the like, believe that the Lord is among His people and is working gloriously.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Believe #People #Church

  • The distance between glorified spirits in heaven and militant saints on earth seems great; but it is not so. We are not far from home-a moment will bring us there.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Wisdom #Distance #Home

  • Between here and heaven, every minute that the Christian lives will be a minute of grace.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Christian #Heaven #Grace

  • My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, HE is my righteousness. My faith rests not upon what I am or shall be or feel or know, but in what Christ is, in what He has done, and in what He is now doing for me. Hallelujah!
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Done #Christ #Holy

  • The only real argument against the Bible is an unholy life. When a man argues against the Word of God, follow him home, and see if you cannot discover the reason of his enmity to the Word of the Lord. It lies in some sort of sin.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Real #Lying #Home

  • The grace that does not change my life will not save my soul.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Grace #Soul #Doe

  • He who knows how to overcome with God in prayer has heaven and earth at his disposal.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Prayer #Heaven #Overcoming

  • God gave us sleep to remind us we are not him.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Sleep

  • His eyes never slumber, and His hands never rest; His heart never ceases to beat with love, and His shoulders are never weary of carrying His people's burdens.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Heart #Eye #Hands

  • Sin and Hell are married unless repentance proclaims the divorce.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Divorce #Married #Sin

  • To me the Bible is not God, but it is God's voice, and I do not hear it without awe
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Voice #Awe

  • O What A Freedom Is Thine! Freedom from Condemnation. Freedom to the Promises, Freedom to the Throne of Grace, and at last Freedom to Enter Heaven!
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Heaven #Grace #Promise

  • We are one in Christ; let us be friends with one another; but let us never be friends with one another’s error. If I be wrong, rebuke me sternly; I can bear it, and bear it cheerfully; and if ye be wrong, expect the like measure from me, and neither peace nor parley with your mistakes.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Mistake #Errors #Bears

  • Sin is a thing of time, but mercy is from everlasting. Transgression is but of yesterday, but mercy was ever of old. Before you and I sought the Lord, the Lord sought us.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Yesterday #Sin #Mercy

  • Prayer moves the arm that moves the world.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Prayer #Moving #World

  • Nearness to God brings likeness to God. The more you see God the more of God will be seen in you.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Gods Will

  • It may be very well to do this and that for good fellowship; but it will never do to lose the friendship of God in order to keep on good terms with men.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Men #Order #May

  • God is too good to be unkind, too wise to be mistaken; and when you cannot trace His hand, you can trust His heart.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Wise #Heart #Hands

  • Give me great sinners to make great saints! They are glorious raw material for Grace to work upon and when you do get them saved, they will shake the very gates of Hell!
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Giving #Grace #Saint

  • Praise is the rehearsal for our eternal song.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Song #Rehearsal #Praise

  • If I only had one more sermon to preach before I died, it would be about my Lord Jesus Christ. And I think that when we get to the end of our ministry, one of our regrets will be that we did not preach more of Him. I am sure no minister will ever repent of having preached Him too much.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Jesus #Regret #Thinking

  • Faith and works are bound up in the same bundle. He that obeys God trusts God; and he that trusts God obeys God. He that is without faith is without works; and he that is without works is without faith.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Trust In God #Bundles

  • When a man is saved by divine grace, he is not wholly cleansed from the corruption of his heart. When we believe in Jesus Christ all our sins are pardoned; yet the power of sin, albeit that it is weakened and kept under by the dominion of the new-born nature which God doth infuse into our souls, doth not cease, but still tarrieth in us, and will do so to our dying day.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Jesus #Believe #Heart

  • Remember the goodness of God in the frost of adversity.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Adversity #Frost #Remember

  • When I thought God was hard, I found it easy to sin; but when I found God so kind, so good, so overflowing with compassion, I smote upon my breast to think that I could ever have rebelled against One who loved me so, and sought my good.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Thinking #Compassion #Kind

  • I am persuaded that men think there is no God because they wish there were none. They find it hard to believe in God, and to go on in sin, so they try to get an easy conscience by denying his existence.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Believe #Men #Thinking

  • Free grace can go into the gutter, and bring up a jewel!
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Jewels #Grace #Gutters

  • If the giving of the Law, while it was yet unbroken, was attended with such a display of awe-inspiring power, what will that day be when the Lord shall, with flaming fire, take vengeance on those who have willfully broken that Law?
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Fire #Law #Broken

  • Every Christian has a choice between being humble or being humbled.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Christian #Humble #Choices

  • Whatever subject I preach, I do not stop until I reach the Savior, the Lord Jesus, for in Him are all things.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Jesus #Lord #Savior

  • God's children are God's children anywhere and everywhere, and shall be even unto the end. Nothing can sever that sacred tie, or divide us from his heart.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Children #Heart #Ties

  • He who affirms that Christianity makes men miserable, is himself an utter stranger to it.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Men #Miserable #Stranger

  • Defend the Bible? I would as soon defend a lion! Unchain it and it will defend itself.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Lions

  • There should be a parallel between our supplications and our thanksgivings. We ought not to leap in prayer, and limp in praise.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Prayer #Praise #Should

  • The grandest discourse ever delivered is an ostentatious failure if the doctrine of the grace of God be absent from it.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Grace #Doctrine #Discourse

  • If your creed and Scripture do not agree, cut your creed to pieces, but make it agree with this book.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Book #Cutting #Pieces

  • Satan can make men dance upon the brink of hell as though they were on the verge of heaven.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Men #Heaven #Satan

  • If you will not have death unto sin, you shall have sin unto death. There is no alternative. If you do not die to sin, you shall die for sin. If you do not slay sin, sin will slay you.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Alternatives #Sin

  • If there be a man before me who says that the wrath of God is too heavy a punishment for his little sin, I ask him, if the sin be little, why does he not give it up?
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Men #Wrath #Giving

  • When God accepts a sinner, He is, in fact, only accepting Christ. He looks into the sinner's eyes, and He sees His own dear Son's image there, and He takes him in.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Eye #Son #Looks

  • Be deaf, be blind, be dead to gossip, and it will grow disgusted with you and select a more sensitive victim.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Gossip #Blind #Deaf

  • No man can put on the robes of Christ’s righteousness till he has taken off his own.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Taken #Men #Christ

  • Conflicts bring experience and experience brings that growth in Grace which is not to be attained by any other means!
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Mean #Grace #Growth

  • You may fear that the Lord has passed you by, but it is not so: he who counts the stars, and calls them by their names, is in no danger of forgetting his own children. He knows your case as thoroughly as if you were the only creature he ever made, or the only saint he ever loved. Approach him and be at peace.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Stars #Children #Names

  • Men will allow God to be everywhere except on his Throne
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Men #Thrones

  • The moment we glorify ourselves, since there is room for one glory only in the universe, we set ourselves up as rivals to the Most High.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Rivals #Rooms #Moments

  • Patience! patience! You are always in a hurry, but God is not.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

  • You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, & training them up in God’s fear, & minding the house, & making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Children #Army #House

  • The more holy a man becomes, the more conscious he is of unholiness.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Men #Holy #Conscious

  • Preach not calmly and quietly as though you were asleep, but preach with fire and pathos and passion.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Passion #Fire #Pathos