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Podcast Episode 60 | 24 min

The Life and Preaching of Charles H. Spurgeon

Preaching through the lens of the cross of Christ.
The Life and Preaching of Charles H. Spurgeon

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Charles H. Spurgeon, a Baptist minister from England (1834-1892) has a unique legacy as a preacher. His sermons “often contain subtle and bold references to Christ on the cross,” according to Thomas Breimaier, author of Tethered to the Cross: The Life and Preaching of Charles H. Spurgeon. In this episode, Matt Woodley and Breimaier explore Spurgeon’s life and ministry.

“His upbringing was very much steeped in this rural identity, which is interesting given that he’s known for his preaching in London at the Metropolitan Tabernacle which was the largest protestant church in the world,” Breimaier said.

He wrote his thesis “The Cross in the Tabernacle: Charles Haddon Spurgeon & Biblical Hermeneutics” while earning his PhD at the University of Edinburgh, which laid the groundwork for his new book, Tethered to the Cross. He argues that Spurgeon viewed the entire Bible through the lens of the cross of Christ.

“He preached to thousands of people each week, and through his influence he started a college for pastors,” according to Breimaier who is a Tutor of Systematic Theology and History at Spurgeon’s College in London, England.

You can learn more about Spurgeon, and his battle with illness on CT’s Prayer amid Pandemic podcast.

Check out what was referenced on the podcast:

  • Thomas Breimaier’s book Tethered to the Cross: The Life and Preaching of Charles H. Spurgeon. IVP, 2020.
  • Isaiah 45:22 (ESV): Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.

Matt Woodley serves as the Editor for PreachingToday.com and the Pastor of Compassion Ministries at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of God With Us: The Gospel of Matthew (IVP).

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