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By: Lantana Grace Church | July 03, 2018

Charles H. Spurgeon once presided at a meeting in which a young preacher was asked to speak. He began by saying that he was a poor speaker and all he knew was the “A.B.C. Gospel”. He went on to say:

“A” stands for the text we should all learn first as it is the very beginning of “All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.”

“B” stands for “Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world.”

“C” is “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heaven laden and I will give you rest.”


When the young preacher sat down, Spurgeon, with tears streaming down his cheeks, said, “Stick to that kind of preaching and you will be a real A.B.C. – ‘Able Bodied Christian.’”

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By: Lantana Grace Church | May 31, 2018

We did not ask God to elect us. We did not ask God to make a covenant of grace. We did not ask God to redeem us by the blood of His Son. All of these things were done before we were born.

Charles Spurgeon

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By: Lantana Grace Church | March 27, 2018

I went to bury one of the holiest men I ever knew, and, I may add, the happiest man I ever saw in all my life. He fell asleep at a good old age, but as I stood by his bedside often in his last illness I envied him. Covered from head to foot, as he said, with the boils of Job, and the sores of Lazarus in one, with all his bones aching as though they were out of joint, yet he said to me, "What a happy thing it is to be here"; and I said, "What a happy thing to be upon a dying bed!" "Yes," said he, "for I am with God, and God is with me, and Christ is mine, and I am his, and it is the happiest day I ever lived." He had often said that in his lifetime, for I never knew him otherwise than rejoicing in...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | January 09, 2018

Remember, sinner, it is not YOUR HOLD of Christ that saves you; it is Christ! It is not YOUR JOY that saves you; it is Christ! It is not your profession of faith nor YOUR FAITH in Christ that saves; it is Christ's blood and merit! Therefore, look not to your hope, but to Christ, the source of your hope. Look not to your faith, but to Christ, the author and finisher of your faith. And if you can do that, no power can throw you down.

Charles Spurgeon

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By: Lantana Grace Church | May 18, 2017

Many of you have sons and daughters that you often mention in your prayers, but never with hope. You have often thought that God has said of your son, “Ephraim is given to idols; let him alone;” the child of your affection has become an adder stinging your heart! Oh, then weep, I beseech you. Parents, do not leave off weeping for your children; do not become hardened towards them, sinners though they be; it may be that God may yet bring them to himself. It was but last church meeting that we received into our communion a young friend who was educated and brought up by a pious minister in Colchester. She had been there many years, and when she came away to London the minister said to her, “Now, my girl, I have prayed for you hundreds of time...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | March 02, 2017

What a mass of wickedness is hereabouts; what tens of thousands in this immediate neighborhood who know nothing of God. Here is a city with very nearly three millions of inhabitants; it is not a city but an empire in itself. What shall we do when we are on our knees. I confess I have sometimes found myself utterly unable to express my desires in prayer to God for this city. When you once get a notion of its sin, its infamy, its dens, its innumerable missionaries teaching Satanic doctrines, its multitudes of men and women whose likelihood it is to ensnare the simple ones, it is an awful burden to carry before God, you cannot pray for London except in sighs and groans. Good old Roby Flockhart, who stood for many years in the streets of Edinbu...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | December 06, 2016

"Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ." - II Peter 1:1

Faith does not grow in man’s heart by nature; it is a thing which is obtained. It is not a matter which springs up by a process of education, or by the example and excellent instruction of our parents; it is a thing which has to be obtained. Not imitation, but regeneration; not development, but conversion. All our good things come from without us, only evil can be educed from within us. Now, that which is obtained by us must be given to us; and well are we taught in Scripture that "faith is not of ourselves, it is the gift of God."

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By: Lantana Grace Church | July 05, 2016

Rowland Hill often felt much grieved at the false reports which were circulated of many of his sayings, especially those respecting his publicly mentioning Mrs. Hill. His attentions to her till the close of life were of the most gentlemanly and affectionate kind. The high view he entertained of her may be seen from the following fact: A friend having informed Mr. Hill of the sudden death of a lady, the wife of a minister, remarked, "I am afraid our dear minister loved his wife too well, and the Lord in wisdom has removed her." "What, sir?" replied Mr. Hill, with the deepest feeling, "can a man love a good wife too much? Impossible, sir, unless he can love her better than Christ loves the church"

"Husbands, ...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | May 31, 2016

I do not believe we can preach the gospel if we do not preach justification by faith, without works; nor unless we preach the sovereignty of God in His dispensation of grace; nor unless we exalt the electing, unchangeable, eternal, immutable, conquering love of Jehovah. Nor do I think we can preach the gospel unless we base it upon the special and particular redemption of His elect and chosen people which Christ wrought out upon the cross. Nor can I comprehend a gospel which lets saints fall away after they are called, and suffers the children of God to be burned in the fires of damnation after having once believed in Jesus. Such a gospel I abhor.

Charles Spurgeon

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By: Lantana Grace Church | May 12, 2016

Christ did not die in vain. I have heard of a theology which, in its attempt to extol the efficacy of Christ’s death, virtually deprives it of any certain efficiency; the result of the atonement is made to depend entirely upon the will of man, and so is left to hap-hazard. Our Lord, according to certain teachers, might or might not see of the travail of His soul. I confess that I do not believe in this random redemption, and I wonder that any persons can derive comfort from such teaching. I believe that the Son of God could not possibly have come into the world in the circumstances in which He did come, and could not have died as He did die, and yet be defeated and disappointed. He died for those who believe in Him, and these shall live, ye...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | May 10, 2016

I do not believe in a redemption which did not redeem, nor in an atonement which did not atone; but I do believe in Him who died in vain for none, but will effectually save His own church and His own sheep for whom He laid down His life. To Him we will all render praise, for He was slain, and He has redeemed us unto God by His blood out of every kindred and people and nation.

Charles Spurgeon

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By: Lantana Grace Church | April 22, 2016

We must be very clear in telling the sinner that there is no hope for him anywhere else but in Christ. Nine out, of ten of the arrows in a minister's quiver ought to be shot at the sinner's good works, for these are his worst enemies. That "deadly doing" that needs to be cast "down at Jesus' feet," — that trying to be or to feel something in order that they may save themselves, — this is the curse of many. O sinner, if, from the crown of thy head to the soles of thy feet, there is no sound part in thee, but thou art full of wounds; and bruises, and putrefying sores, yet, if thou wilt but believe in Jesus, he will make thee whole every whit, and thou shalt go thy way a sinner saved by grace.

Charles Spurgeon

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By: Lantana Grace Church | April 19, 2016

The Church in New Park Street was sadly reduced in numbers, and from the position of its meeting-house there seemed no prospect before it, but ultimate dissolution; but there were a few in its midst who never ceased to pray for a gracious revival. The congregation became smaller and smaller, but they hoped on, hoped ever. Let it never be forgotten that when they were at their worst the Lord remembered them, and gave to them such a tide of prosperity that they have had no mourning, or doubting, but more than thirty years of continued rejoicing.

Charles Spurgeon

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By: Lantana Grace Church | April 06, 2016

(Psalms 86:5) "For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee."

A congregation cannot be said to welcome the Lord Jesus unless they are all there, which requires punctuality – unless they have come with design to meet him, which implies prayerful expectancy – unless they are ready to hear from him, which involves attention – and unless they are resolved to accept his teaching, which demands obedience.

Charles Spurgeon

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By: Lantana Grace Church | March 30, 2016

I have heard of a young man who had grown up and left the parental roof, and through evil influences had been enticed into holding skeptical views. His father and mother were both earnest Christians, and it almost broke their hearts to see their son so opposed to the Redeemer. On one occasion they induced him to go with them to hear a celebrated minister. He accompanied them simply to please them, and for no higher motive. The sermon happened to be upon the glories of heaven. It was a very extraordinary sermon, and was calculated to make every Christian in the audience leap for joy. The young man was much gratified with the eloquence of the preacher, but nothing more; he gave him credit for superior oratorical ability, and was interested in...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | March 09, 2016

"All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out" 
(John 6:37).

This declaration involves the doctrine of election: there are some whom the Father gave to Christ. It involves the doctrine of effectual calling: these who are given must and shall come; however stoutly they may set themselves against it, yet they shall be brought out of darkness into God's marvelous light. It teaches us the indispensable necessity of faith; for even those who are given to Christ are not saved except they come to Jesus. Even they must come, for there is no other way to heaven but by the door, Christ Jesus. All that the Father gives to our Redeemer must come to him, therefore none can come to heaven ex...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | March 02, 2016

To wait upon God means I cannot see the way out of this difficulty, but I shall see it. I do not yet perceive God’s plan for my deliverance, but I shall be delivered. I do not know how bread shall be given me, but I shall have it even if God has to send ravens with it or rend heaven itself in twain. I shall have His promise fulfilled, and I shall wait His time.

Charles Spurgeon

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By: Lantana Grace Church | January 17, 2016

This is the one thing I crave. Oh, that God would save souls! I say to myself, after being badgered and worried through the week by the men of modern thought: “I will go my way and preach Christ’s gospel, and win souls.” One lifting up of Jesus Christ crucified is more to me than all the cavillings of the men who are wise above what is written. Converts are our unanswerable arguments. “Happy is the man,” saith the Psalm, “that hath his quiver full of them: they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.” Blessed is the man who has many spiritual children born to God under his ministry; for his converts are his defense. "And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it" (Acts 4:14).


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By: Lantana Grace Church | October 08, 2015

When the Word of God converts a man, it takes away from him his despair, but it does not take away his repentance. True conversion gives a man pardon, but does not make him presumptuous. True conversion gives a man perfect rest in Christ, but it does not stop his progress. True conversion gives a man security, but it does not allow him to leave off being watchful. True conversion gives a man strength and holiness, but it never lets him boast. True conversion brings a man to live for God. He does what he does for the glory of God, not for himself. True conversion makes a man live before God; he desires to walk with God, worship God, and talk to God as a man talks with his friend.


Charles Spurgeon

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By: Lantana Grace Church | September 13, 2015

There is a queer bit in Bunyan's life, which tells us of the strange reason with which he  comforted himself about the next generation. He said that the young men of his day were so wicked, that he hoped that God meant to make great saints of them.

It was an extraordinary way of looking at evil, but there is a basis of truth in such a view, for "Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound."

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