On this date, April 19, 1854, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, nineteen-years-old, was called to pastor the New Park Chapel in London. In 1854, it was one of the city’s largest churches.He was pastor of that church for thirty-eight years. During his lifetime, it is estimated that he preached to more than ten million people. He published many books including books on poetry, sermons, devotionals and was editor of a periodical, The Sword and the Trowel.

Here are a few quotes from Spurgeon’s pen.

“Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.”

“The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.”

“A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.”

“Give yourself unto reading. The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. You need to read.”

You need to read

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