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Character Analysis Over Charles H. Spurgeon

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In Warren W. Wiersbe’s book 50 People Every Christian Should Know Wiersbe says that “Perhaps one of the highest compliments anyone could pay a preacher would be to say that he preaches like Spurgeon.” Spurgeon is well respected for his powerful, moving, and God honoring sermons that he preached. Spurgeon is also known for the Church he had in London. When Charles Spurgeon would preach to people he would be called a many-sided individual. (Wiersbe141) This could mean Spurgeon was very practical from different aspects. That one man may understand Spurgeon for the reason that Spurgeon never attended a theology school, and God used Spurgeon so why can’t God use that man. While another man many learn better from the example of Spurgeon’s marriage with his wife, and how it was a Godly relationship. Charles Spurgeon was very well known for the churches he pastored, the sermons he preached, and also the effect he had on the future generations he was teaching, whether it was good or bad.
Charles H. Spurgeon was a wonderful pastor. Spurgeon started pastoring in 1851, one year after his conversion. Spurgeon saw a growth in his church that started with forty people then grew into four hundred people. Even though Spurgeon was never ordained he was able to be effective in church involvement and church growth. (Heritage5)
In April 1854, Spurgeon accepted the call to pastor New Park Street Chapel in London where Benjamin Keach, John Gill and John Rippon had previously ministered. When the congregation moved to a larger facility in 1861, it was renamed Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle. When he [Spurgeon] became pastor, the congregation had 232 members. By the end of his pastorate 38 years later, that number had increased to 5,311. Altogether, 14,460 people were added to the church during his tenure. The church was the largest independent congregation in the world. (Heritage5)
Charles Spurgeon knew how to grow a church. His passion for Jesus and the understanding of the Gospel, is what attracted people to him and his church.
Spurgeon writes in his Autobiography The Early Years that if God had told him to be in God’s house and act as God’s door-mat for the people to wipe their feet on as they entered, Spurgeon would be happy with that, because if he may take the filth off their blessed feet, and be able to minister to them in the slightest degree, it brings not only Spurgeon delight but God glory. (Spurgeon155) Spurgeon’s young character is exuberant and thrilled to serve God. Most people would think that this mindset never left him, and that Spurgeon was truly surrendering himself to God. While also in the mean time constantly humbling himself.
Charles Spurgeon’s sermons were extremely well written and well preached. The sermons that Spurgeon wrote were wanted all around the country. In Our Baptist Heritage it talks about how 1855 Spurgeon began to publish his sermons, and the sermons continued to be published until 1917 when Spurgeon passed away. The biggest...

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