Monday, April 05, 2010

WWSP? (What Would Spurgeon Preach?)

The evangelistic preaching of Charles Haddon Spurgeon was unusually blessed. Tens of thousands were converted to Jesus Christ as a result of Spurgeon's Gospel declarations.

But consider this: In the published sermons of "the Prince of Preachers" he references the resurrection of Jesus 7,260 times (an average of twice per sermon.) Which begs at least three questions:

Does modern preaching have a similar emphasis? (I think not.)

Does modern preaching produce a similar result? (I think not.)

Is it time to rethink the evangelistic importance of preaching the cross and the resurrection of Jesus? (I think so.)

He is risen! (He is risen indeed!)

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