Saturday, January 30, 2016

Monthly Book Review :: Spurgeon's Sermons on Prayer

One of my goals this year is to read 1 spiritual book each month. My first book I read was Spurgeon's Sermons on Prayer. I've posted some different quotes from the book, and now I'm going to do a short review on it. Each month I hope to post a review on the book that I read that month. 

Spurgeon's Sermons on Prayer
This book is a collection of sermons by Charles H. Spurgeon on Prayer. The first twelve sermons are from different verses scattered throughout the Bible. Then he has several sermons on prayers that were prayed by people in the Bible; Lastly he has sermons that cover the prayers of Christ. 

These sermons were very helpful and challenging. He made great points about prayer and our need to grow in it. He gave different passages from the Bible and examples of prayer from the Bible to teach us more about prayer. While going into depth about prayer, it was still quite easy to read and understand. I learned a lot about prayer through this book and I would recommend it to others. 

I have posted several quotes from his sermons, but here a few that really challenged me:
"They [Saints of old] reaped great harvests in the field of prayer, and found the mercy seat to be a mine of untold treasures."
"You must take the city by storm if you would have it. You will not ride to heaven on a featherbed, you must go on pilgrimage; there is no going to the land of glory while you are sound asleep—dreamy sluggards will have to wake up in hell!"
"Be in earnest! Cry aloud! Spare not!" 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Search Me, Know Me :: Song Lyrics

Search me, know me, try me and see
Every worthless affection hidden in me
All I'm asking for
Is that You'd cleanse me, Lord

Create in me a heart that's clean
Conquer the power of secret shame
Come wash away the guilty stain
Of all my sin

Clothe me in robes of righteousness
Cover my nakedness with grace
All of my life before You now
I humbly bring

Search me, know me, try me and see
Every worthless affection hidden in me
All I'm asking for
Is that You'd cleanse me, Lord

Create in me a heart that's clean
Conquer the power of secret shame
Come wash away the guilty stain
Of all my sin

Clothe me in robes of righteousness
Cover my nakedness with grace
All of my life before You now
I humbly bring



{I couldn't find who was the writer of this song, if you know please tell me in the comments below.}
{Song by the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Group}


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Because I Miss Nationals...

{Traveling to Nationals}


{With a group of friends - at 2:30 AM :P}

{At the River Walk}

Monday, January 11, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Order and Argument in Prayer :: Spurgeon's Sermons on Prayer

They [the Saints of old] appear to have thought a great deal more seriously of prayer than many do nowadays. It seems to have been a mighty business with them, a long-practiced exercise in which some of them attained great eminence, and were thereby singularly blest. They reaped great harvests in the field of prayer, and found the mercy seat to be a mine of untold treasures. 

-Charles Spurgeon- 


Monday, January 4, 2016

The Raven's Cry :: Spurgeon's Sermons on Prayer

I've been reading through Spurgeon's Sermons on Prayer and I wanted to share with you some thoughts from him in several upcoming blog posts. 

I would that some of you prayed more vehemently! “The kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” An old Puritan said, “Prayer is a cannon set at the gate of heaven to burst open its gates.” You must take the city by storm if you would have it. You will not ride to heaven on a featherbed, you must go on pilgrimage; there is no going to the land of glory while you are sound asleep—dreamy sluggards will have to wake up in hell! If God has made you to feel in your soul the need of salvation, cry like one who is awake and alive. Be in earnest! Cry aloud! Spare not! And then I think you will find that my argument will be quite fair—that in all respects a reasonable, argumentative, intelligent prayer is more likely to prevail with God than the mere screaming, chattering noise of the raven, and that if He hears such a cry as the raven’s—it is much more certain that He will hear yours. 

-Charles Spurgeon-

To read the full sermon, click here

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Golden Key of Prayer :: Sermon on Prayer by Spurgeon


"Are your griefs little, yet painful, like small points and pricks of thorns? Call unto Me! Is your burden heavy as though it would make your back break beneath its load? Call unto Me!” “Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never allow the righteous to be moved.” In the valley—on the mountain—on the barren rock—in the briny sea, submerged beneath the billows, and lifted up by-and-by upon the crest of the waves—in the furnace when the coals are glowing—in the gates of death when the jaws of hell would shut themselves upon you—cease not, for the commandment forevermore addresses you with, “Call unto Me.” Prayer is still mighty and must prevail with God to bring you your deliverance. These are some of the reasons why the privilege of supplication is also in Holy Scripture spoken of as a duty—there are many more, but these will suffice this morning." 
-Charles Spurgeon {from his sermon Golden Key of Prayer}

To read the full sermon, click here: Golden Key of Prayer