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The Inn of Mercy

2 Nov

A sinner is a sacred thing. The Holy Ghost hath made him so. It is truly so, that Jesus seeks and saves that which is lost. He died and made a real atonement for real sinners. When men are not playing with words, or calling themselves “miserable sinners,” out of mere compliment, I feel overjoyed to meet with them. I would be glad to talk all night to bona fide sinners. The inn of mercy never closes its doors upon such, neither weekdays nor Sunday. Our Lord Jesus did not die for imaginary sins, but His heart’s blood was spilt to wash out deep crimson stains, which nothing else can remove.

Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)

All of Grace, Trinity Press, 2011, 10-11.

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God Keeps Me

10 Nov

If the faith whereby I have laid hold on Christ to be my Savior be altogether wrought in me by the Holy Ghost through grace, then I defy the devil to take away that which he never gave me or to crush that which Jehovah Himself created in me. I defy my free will to fling what it never brought to me. What God has given, created, introduced, and established in the heart, He will maintain there.

C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Sermons, 36.197

Walk in Boldly

18 Oct

If heaven were by merit, it would never be heaven to me, for if I were in it I should say, ‘I am sure I am here by mistake; I am sure this is not my place; I have no claim to it.’ But if it be of grace and not of works, then we may walk into heaven with boldness.

C.H. Spurgeon

Sermons, 6.354

No More Wrath

26 Jul

God never punishes his children in the sense of avenging justice: He chastens as a father does his child, but He never punishes his redeemed as a judge does a criminal. It would be unjust to exact punishment from redeemed souls since Christ has been punished in their place. How can the Lord punish twice for one offense? If Christ took my sins and stood as my substitute, then there is no wrath of God for me; and though my cup may be bitter, yet there cannot be a single drop of Almighty wrath in it…

Oh! what a mercy that Sinai has ceased to thunder! Lord, let Jesus say what He will so long as Moses is quieted forever.

CH Spurgeon

Sermon: Why Do Bad Things Happen? 1864