Grace and Joy – C.H.Spurgeon

C.H.Spurgeon was a minister in England during the reign of Queen Victoria.  His sermons were often full of wit as well as truth and sound Bible theology.  Lately, I’ve been feeling like all I hear anymore is bad news – destruction, sinful behavior, evil…..

I found some quotes from Dr. Spurgeon which still ring true today.  I hope they give you a lift and bless you as they did me.

I think beloved, it will not be hard for you to learn. The angels of heaven rejoice over Sinners that repent: saints of God, will not you and I do the same? I do not think the church rejoices enough. We all grumble enough and groan enough: but very few of us rejoice enough. When we take a large number into the church it is spoken of as a great mercy; but is the greatness of that mercy appreciated?
Source: The Sympathy of the Two Worlds, Sermon, Luke 15:10.

When the heart is full of joy, it always allows its joy to escape
. It is like the fountain in the marketplace; whenever it is full it runs away in streams, and so soon as it ceases to overflow, you may be quite sure that it has ceased to be full. The only full heart is the overflowing heart.
Source: The Sympathy of the Two Worlds, Sermon, Luke 15:10. 


Extract of a Sermon 

“The Lord hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad.” Bible Study Reference: Psalm 126:3

Some Christians are sadly prone to look on the dark side of everything, and to dwell more upon what they have gone through than upon what God has done for them. Ask for their impression of the Christian life, and they will describe their continual conflicts, their deep afflictions, their sad adversities, and the sinfulness of their hearts, yet with scarcely any allusion to the mercy and help which God has vouchsafed them. 

But a Christian whose soul is in a healthy state, will come forward joyously, and say, “I will speak, not about myself, but to the honour of my God. He hath brought me up out of an horrible pit, and out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings: and He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God. The Lord hath done great things for me, whereof I am glad.”


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