Only A Prayer Meeting
Spurgeon used to address his church at midweek meetings as well as the powerful sermons on Sundays. These addresses were generally more informal in tone and were designed to supply motivation for the church to pray. They are classic Spurgeon in a shorter format.
This volume is divided into 4 sections and concludes with a hymn that Charles Spurgeon composed himself for morning prayer meetings.
- Addresses on prayer and prayer meetings
- Expositions of Scripture
- Incidents and Illustrations
- Addresses on Practical Matters in the Church
Together this collection is charming, challenging and cheering! If you wanted to find out how Spurgeon fueled his church for everyday Christian living and a life of prayer then there is no better starting place.
About the Author
C. H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) the great Victorian preacher, was one of the most influential people in the world during the second half of the 19th century. The text of his Sunday sermons were published all over England in newspapers on Monday. Converted in 1850 at age 16, he immediately manifested unusual gifts and preached his first sermon at age 17. In 1854, he was called to be pastor of New Park Street Baptist Church. His ministry continued for six years there until the crowds attending required the construction of the larger Metropolitan Tabernacle. There he served as pastor for the next 32 years.
At the heart of Spurgeon’s desire to preach was a fierce love of people, a desire that meant he did not neglect his pastoral ministry. The Pastor’s College was founded in 1857, at which thousands of men were trained for the Christian ministry and sent all over the world. He was married to his wife Susannah and they had two sons. Spurgeon was well-known also for numerous books and published editions of his sermons, among them the vast and rich seven-volume The Treasury of David, the most comprehensive commentary on the Psalms ever published.