Part of what gained Charles Spurgeon his reputation as the “Prince of Preachers” was his skill as a master illustrator. While he preached all his sermons over 100 years ago, many of his similes and stories are as fresh today as when he told them. Who can forget, for example, his comparison of the gospel to a lion in a cage, ready to conquer once it is let out?
In this book you’ll find 300 of the best illustrations Spurgeon used in his sermons. These have not previously appeared in the other Spurgeon illustration collections Feathers for Arrows, Barbed Arrows from the Quiver of C. H. Spurgeon, or Flashes of Thought. Instead, they have been carefully selected from his volumes of sermons.
These illustrations are also labeled with preaching themes and Scripture references, making them easy to find in Logos Bible Software. With 300 Sermon Illustrations from Charles Spurgeon, you’ll be inspired in your preaching by a master at driving the truths of Scripture into the hearts of his hearers
“So is man’s mind constituted, that we can always see a thing better through a picture than anyhow else. If you tell a man a simple truth, he does not see it nearly so well as if you told it to him in an illustration.” (source)
“In like manner, the moment a man is regenerated, there is every faculty in his new creation that there shall be, even when he gets to heaven. It only needs to be developed and brought out. He will not have a new power; he will not have a new grace. He will have those that he had before, developed and brought out.” (source)
“ The quieting of an awakened conscience can only be rightly done by getting rid of sin.” (source)
“The dove bears the letter to her own dovecote. She will go nowhere else with it, and man does not know how to make the dove fly in any other direction than toward its own home. The dove is thrown up into the air; she mounts aloft, whirls round and round and round, looking with eager eyes, and at last she sees the place where she has been accustomed to rest, and where her little ones have been reared, and she darts straight to the spot.” (source)
“John, if you go out for a day’s fishing another time, kindly leave me the key.’ He had had a happy day of prayer and study all by himself.” (source)
C. H. Spurgeon (1834–1892) is one of the church’s most famous preachers and Christianity’s most prolific writers. He converted to Christianity in 1850 at a small Methodist chapel and began his own ministry immediately, preaching more than 500 sermons by the age of 20. Logos has collected his sermons in The Complete Spurgeon Sermon Collection (63 vols.).
Spurgeon was the pastor of New Park Street Chapel (later the Metropolitan Tabernacle). Many of his sermons were published each week and regularly sold more than 25,000 copies in 20 languages. Spurgeon is still known as the “Prince of Preachers” by Reformed Christians and Baptists.
Spurgeon founded the Pastor’s College (now Spurgeon’s College) in London. Dwight L. Moody was deeply influenced by Spurgeon’s preaching, and founded the Moody Bible Institute after seeing Spurgeon’s work at the Pastor’s College in London.
By the time of Spurgeon’s death in 1892, he had preached almost 3,600 sermons and published, also under the name Charles H. Spurgeon, 49 volumes of commentaries, along with numerous books of sayings, devotions, and more. The Charles Spurgeon Collection (149 vols.) contains over 3,550 sermons from this gifted speaker and leader and his most-loved works like The Treasury of David, Lectures to My Students, The Sword and Trowel, and dozens of other volumes. Also available from Logos is Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians, and the Spurgeon Sermon Upgrade Collection (2 vols.).