C.H. Spurgeon Archives - The Pilgrim Journal

The Sheep And Their Shepherd

‘My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.’ John 10:27 SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: Psalm 23:1–6 What sweet music there is to us in the name which is given to our Lord Jesus Christ—‘the good shepherd’! It not only describes the office he holds, but it sets forth the sympathy he... Continue Reading →

Living Temples For The Living God

‘Thus saith the LORD …; but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.’ Isaiah 66:1–2 SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: Psalm 91:1–16 Those that are of this character secure a great blessing. God says he will look to them. That means several... Continue Reading →

Purging out the leaven

‘Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness;... Continue Reading →

The Water Of Life

‘The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water.’ John 4:15 SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: Revelation 22:1–17 The apostle John says he saw a ‘river of water of life’. Nobody is afraid when there is a deep, broad, flowing river to draw from. Who fears to exhaust the Thames or drain the Danube by his... Continue Reading →

Heaven’s Nurse Children

‘I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms.’ Hosea 11:3 SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: 1 Thessalonians 2:1–12 What a mercy it is that the Lord reveals to us his own truth by slow degrees! We ought never to expect our young converts to understand the doctrine of election and to be able to... Continue Reading →

Soul Winning

‘He that winneth souls is wise.’ Proverbs 11:30 SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: 1 Peter 3:1–16 We must school and train ourselves to deal personally with the unconverted. We must not excuse ourselves, but force ourselves to the irksome task till it becomes easy. This is one of the most honourable modes of soul-winning, and if it... Continue Reading →

Joseph’s Bones

‘By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.’ Hebrews 11:22 SUGGESTED FURTHER READING (Spurgeon): Genesis 50:22–26 No man may be said to have real faith who is not concerned that faith may be found in the hearts of his fellow men.... Continue Reading →

Bless The Lord

“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.”—Psalm 103:1. BEFORE our friend who leads us in singing begins, we sometimes hear his tuning-fork. He is getting the keynote into his ear. When he comes forward, he often sounds out that keynote before he begins to sing. This... Continue Reading →

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