Spurgeon, Charles H.

Charles H. SpurgeonCharles Haddon Spurgeon (1834–1892) was born in Kelvedon, England. He came from a strong Christian family and Charles developed a love for reading books. At fifteen, a stormy day changed his plans and he went to a Methodist chapel in Colchester, where the service was almost given up for low attendance. At this service the message was look to Jesus to be saved, and he became a Christian. He never went to college, but he became a scholar through self-study. His parents were Congregationalists but he saw the need for Baptism after he read the Bible. He preached his first sermon at Teversham in Cambridgeshire and people began to respect him. The New Park Street Chapel in London was deserted and the young man from Cambridge was recommended. Spurgeon thought it a mistake and that he would not be fit for London. He was "borne down with a sense of weakness." His preaching was blessed with great success of effect and attendance. Soon the need of a much larger building was needed and the Metropolitan Tabernacle was built in 1861. He became a well-known preacher and is regarded as the "Prince of Preachers."

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Family:

  • Grandfather (paternal) – Rev. James Spurgeon.
  • Father – Rev. John Spurgeon.
  • Mother – Eliza Jarvis, a woman of "piety, usefulness and humility."
  • Brother – Rev. James Archer Spurgeon, co-pastor at the Metropolitan Tabernacle.
  • Sisters – six.
  • Wife — Susannah Thompson, married in 1856.
  • Twin Son — Charles, pastor of the Church in South Street Chapel, Greenwich.
  • Twin Son — Thomas, a writer and pastor, moved to Australia.

Timeline:

  • 1834 – June 19. Charles Spurgeon was born in Kelvedon, England.
  • 1835 – Sent to his grandfather's house in Stambourne for 6 years.
  • Attended school at Stockwell House, Colchester; Maidstone, London; and Newmarket Academy.
  • 1850 – January 6. Mr. Spurgeon's converted to Christianity at a Methodist Chapel at Colchester.
  • 1850 – May 3. Baptized in the River Lark at Isleham Ferry.
  • 1850 - Moved to Cambridge and studied, but not in the University.
  • 1850 – October 2. Joined the Baptist Church at Cambridge.
  • First sermon preached in a cottage in Teversham.
  • 1851 – Became the pastor at a Baptist Church in Waterbeach.
  • 1853 – December. At 19, first sermon at the New Park Street Chapel.
  • 1853 – Susannah Thompson saw Charles Spurgeon preaching at the New Park Street Chapel, where she had attended frequently.
  • Spurgeon moved to a London boarding house in Queens Square, Bloomsbury. Mr. Joseph Passmore walked Mr. Spurgeon back to Queen's Square and later became his publisher.
  • 1854 – He became pastor at the New Park Street Chapel, Southwark. (The old maps have that section of Park Street labeled "New Park Street.")
  • Spurgeon lived at 75 Dover Road.
  • 1855 – Feb 11 through May 27, the New Park Street Chapel was enlarged and Spurgeon preached at Exeter Hall during the renovation.
  • 1856 – January 8, married Susannah Thompson.
  • Moved to 217 New Kent Road, London after marriage.
  • Music Hall of the Royal Surrey Gardens was used.
  • 1856 – October 19, Surrey Garden catastrophe, 7 killed and many injured.
  • 1856 – The Pastor's College commenced.
  • 1856 – September 20. Twins were born, Thomas and Charles.
  • 1857 – Left New Kent Road and moved to Nightingale Lane, Clapham.
  • 1857 – October 7. Attendance of 23,654 people at the Crystal Palace.
  • 1859 - December 11. Last service at the Music Hall of the Royal Surry Garden .
  • 1859 – December 18. Started the third series of services at Exeter Hall and ending in 1861.
  • 1860 – August 21. The first meeting in the Metropolitan Tabernacle (unfinished) for thanksgiving and fundraising.
  • 1861 – The Metropolitan Tabernacle was dedicated.
  • 1867 – Stockwell Orphanage began construction.
  • 1869 – Helensburgh House erected at Nightingale Lane.
  • 1869 – Spurgeon suffered an attack of small-pox.
  • 1887 – The "Down-grade Controversy" begins.
  • 1892 – January 31. Death of Charles Spurgeon at Mentone, French Riviera.
  • 1892 – Death of Susannah Spurgeon.

Sources: 

Fulton, Justin Dewey, Charles H. Spurgeon, Our Ally, Chicago: H. J. Smith & Co., 1892.
Spurgeon, Susannah, The Autobiography of Charles H. Spurgeon, Chicago: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1899.


 C. H. Spurgeon Booklist:

  • Able to the Uttermost: 20 gospel sermons
  • According to Promise: The method of the Lord's dealing with his people.
  • All of Grace
  • An All Round Ministry: Addresses to ministers and students
  • Around the Wicket Gate: or, A friendly talk with seekers concerning faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
  • Art of Illustration (The)
  • Autobiography of Charles H. Spurgeon (The); Compiled from his diary, letters, and records
  • Baptismal Regeration
  • Barbed Arrows from the Quiver
  • Be of Good Cheer: The Saviour's comforting exhortation enlarged upon
  • Bible and the Newspaper (The)
  • Breaking the Long Silence
  • C. H. Spurgeon's Anecdotes
  • Catechism with Proofs (A)
  • Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith: Being precious promises arranged for daily use, with brief experimental comments
  • Christ in the Old Testament
  • Christ is All
  • Christ's Glorious Achievements; Set forth in seven sermons
  • Christ's Relation to His People
  • Claims of God
  • Clue of the Maze (The): A voice lifted up on behalf of honest faith.
  • "Come Ye Children." A book for parents and teachers on the Christian training of children
  • Commenting and Commentaries: Two lectures addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle, together with a catalogue of Biblical commentaries and expositions.
  • Eccentric Preachers
  • Evening by Evening; or, Readings at eveningtide
  • Everlasting Gospel of the Old and New Testaments (The)
  • Everybody's Book: C. H. Spurgeon's Pilgrim Guide
  • Faith
  • Faith in Christ
  • Farm Sermons; Discourses on farming
  • Feathers for Arrows; or Illustrations for preachers and teachers
  • First Things First
  • Flashes of Thought: Being one thousand choice extracts from the works of C.H. Spurgeon: alphabetically arranged, and with a copious index.
  • Free Will—A Slave
  • Gems from Spurgeon, or, Extracts from the note-book of a non-professional reporter.
  • Gleanings Among the Sheaves
  • Glorious Themes for Saints and Sinners
  • Golden Alphabet: A devotional commentary on the 119 Psalm
  • Good Start (A); A book for men and women
  • Good Tidings of Great Joy
  • Gospel Extracts from Spurgeon
  • Gospel for the People (The)
  • Gospel of the Kingdom (The), A popular exposition of the gospel according to Matthew.
  • Great Shield of Faith (The)
  • Greatest Fight in the World, (The)
  • Hairs of Your Head Numbered (The)
  • Home Worship and the Use of the Bible in the Home
  • Illustrations and Meditations; or, Flowers from a Puritan's garden
  • Interpreter, (The) or Scripture for family worship
  • John Ploughman's Pictures
  • John Ploughman's Talk
  • Lectures to My Students
  • Looking unto Jesus
  • Man in Christ (A)
  • May I?
  • Memories of Stambourne
  • Messiah (The): Sermons on our Lord's names, titles and attributes.
  • Metropolitan Tabernacle (The)
  • Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit (The): Sermons preached and revised
  • Miracles of Our Lord (The)
  • Morning by Morning; or, Daily Readings
  • Most Holy Place (The); Sermons on the Song of Solomon
  • Mourner's Comforter (The); Being seven discourses upon Isaiah 61:1-3
  • My Sermon Notes: A selection from outlines of discourses delivered at the Metropolitan Tabernacle.
  • Name of Jesus (The)
  • New Park Street Pulpit, (The)
  • Only a Prayer Meeting: Forty addresses at Metropolitan Tabernacle and other prayer-meetings
  • Our Own Hymn Book: A collection of Psalms and hymns for public, social, and private worship
  • Passion and Death of Our Lord
  • Peace! Perfect Peace!
  • Pictures from Pilgrim's Progress
  • Pictures of Life and Birthday Reflections
  • Present Truth (The); A collection of sermons
  • Royal Wedding (The)
  • Saint and His Saviour (The): or, The progress of the soul in the knowledge of Jesus
  • Salt Cellars (The): Being a collection of proverbs, together with homely notes thereon
  • Search after Happiness
  • Sermon of the Seasons
  • Sermons in Candles: Being two lectures upon the illustrations which may be found in common candles
  • Sermons on Our Lord's Parables
  • Seven Wonders of Grace
  • Smooth Stones Taken from Ancient Brooks – Being a collection of sentences, illustrations, and quaint sayings, from the works of that renowned Puritan, Thomas Brooks
  • Songs in the Night
  • Soul Winner (The); or, How to lead sinners to the saviour
  • Southwark
  • Spare Half Hour (The)
  • Speeches At Home And Abroad
  • Spurgeon's Birthday Book
  • Spurgeon's Gems: Being brilliant passages from the discourses of the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon
  • Spurgeon's Prayers
  • Spurgeon's Shilling Series
  • Storm Signals: Being a collection of sermons preached at the Metropolitan Tabernacle on Sunday and Thursday evenings
  • Supposing Him to Be the Gardener
  • Sweet Experiences of 1842 and 1892
  • Sword and the Trowel (The) - periodical
  • Talking Book (The)
  • Talks to Farmers
  • Teachings of Nature in the Kingdom of Grace
  • There Go the Ships
  • Till He Come; Communion meditations and addresses
  • Treasury of David (The): Containing an original exposition of the book of Psalms; a collection of illustrative extracts from the whole range of literature; a series of homiletical hints upon almost every verse; and lists of writers upon each psalm.
  • Trumpet Calls to Christian Energy
  • Two Wesley's (The)
  • Types and Emblems: Being a collection of sermons preached on Sunday and Thursday evenings at the Metropolitan Tabernacle
  • We Endeavour: Helpful words for members of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavour
  • Words of Advice for Seekers
  • Words of Cheer for Daily Life
  • Words of Counsel for Christian Workers
  • Words of Warning for Daily Life
  • Words of Wisdom for Daily Life

THE TWELVE SERMONS SERIES. By C. H SPURGEON.

Published—LONDON:PASSMORE & ALABASTER, 4, Paternoster Buildings, E.C.

  • Christmas Sermons
  • Memorable Sermons Preached on Remarkable Occasions
  • Messages to the Multitude
  • Missionary Sermons
  • New Year's Sermons
  • Popular Sermons
  • Revival Sermons
  • Sermons for Christian Workers
  • Sermons for the Troubled and Tried
  • Sermons on Backsliding
  • Sermons on Christian Warfare
  • Sermons on Conversion
  • Sermons on Death
  • Sermons on Decision
  • Sermons on Faith
  • Sermons on Forgiveness
  • Sermons on Grace Abounding
  • Sermons on Heaven
  • Sermons on Holiness
  • Sermons on Hope
  • Sermons on Humility
  • Sermons on Joy
  • Sermons on Obedience
  • Sermons on Our Lord S Cries from the Cross
  • Sermons on Peace
  • Sermons on Praise
  • Sermons on Prayer
  • Sermons on Precious Promises
  • Sermons on Repentance
  • Sermons on Ritualism
  • Sermons on Sanctification
  • Sermons on Temptation
  • Sermons on Thanksgiving
  • Sermons on The Atonement
  • Sermons on The Doctrines Of Grace
  • Sermons on The Gospel For Sinners
  • Sermons on The Holy Spirit
  • Sermons on the Love of Christ
  • Sermons on The Passion And Death Of Christ
  • Sermons on The Plan Of Salvation
  • Sermons on The Prodigal Son, Etc.
  • Sermons on The Resurrection
  • Sermons on The Second Coming Of Christ
  • Sermons on the Word of God
  • Sermons on Unbelief
  • Sermons on Various Subjects With Portrait And Views
  • Sermons on Vital Questions
  • Sermons to Seekers
  • Sermons to Young Men
  • Sermons with Strange Titles
  • Soul-Winning Sermons
  • Striking Sermons

 "One Penny Each" series by C. H. Spurgeon. Specially adapted for gratuitous distribution.

  • Anxious Enquirer (The).
  • Anxious Enquiry for a Beloved Son.
  • Apostolic Exhortation.
  • Baptismal Regeneration.
  • Believing Thief (The).
  • Bells for the Horses.
  • Best Burden for Young Shoulders.
  • Call to the Unconverted.
  • Chastisement.
  • Children and their Hosannas (The).
  • Confession of Sin.
  • Double Knock at the Door of the Young (A).
  • Dropping Well of Knaresborough (The).
  • Essence of Simplicity (The).
  • Exeter Hall Sermon to Young Men.
  • Faith: What is it? How can it be Obtained?
  • Fear Not.
  • Feed My Lambs.
  • Filling with the Spirit.
  • God in Heaven, and Men on the Sea.
  • God, the Children's Teacher.
  • God's Jewels.
  • Good Soldier of Jesus Christ (A).
  • Growing on the Wall.
  • Healing by the Stripes of Jesus.
  • Heart: a Gift for God (The).
  • Helps to Full Assurance.
  • High Doctrine and Broad Doctrine.
  • His Own Funeral Sermon.
  • Hold Fast (The).
  • How to Obtain Faith.
  • How to Raise the Dead.
  • In the Garden with Him.
  • Infallibility of Scripture (The).
  • Infant Salvation.
  • Is Conversion Necessary?
  • Is it Nothing to You?
  • Jesus and the Children.
  • Jesus and the Lambs.
  • Landlord and Tenant.
  • Let us Pray.
  • Lifting up the Brazen Serpent.
  • Little Dogs (The).
  • Lord Jesus Christ as Leader.
  • Loving Advice for Anxious Seekers.
  • Luther Sermon at Exeter Hall.
  • May I?
  • Mediator (A).
  • Mustard Seed (The).
  • None but Jesus.
  • Only Trust Him! Only Trust Him.
  • Pearl of Patience (The).
  • Perpetuity of the Law of God (The).
  • Priest Dispensed with (The).
  • Receiving the Kingdom of God as a Little Child.
  • S.S.; or the Sinner Saved.
  • Sea! The Sea! (The) The Wide and Open Sea.
  • Sermon for Everybody.
  • Sermon on a Grand Old Text (A).
  • Silly Dove (A).
  • Silver Trumpet (The).
  • Sown Among Thorns.
  • Spur for a Free Horse (A).
  • Sunday School and the Scriptures (The).
  • Supposing Him to Be the Gardener.
  • There Go the Ships.
  • Token for the Bereaved (A).
  • Turning Point (The).
  • Upper Hand (The).
  • Very Early Bible Society (A).
  • War Horse (The).
  • Way Back (The).
  • Way of Salvation (The).
  • Who Found it out?
  • Withered Fig Tree (The).
  • Word for the Persecuted (A).
  • Young Man, Is This for You?

 Spurgeon's Shilling Series.

  • Bible and the Newspaper (The).
  • Christ's Glorious Achievements.
  • Eccentric Preachers.
  • Gleanings among the Sheaves.
  • Good Cheer.
  • Mourner's Comforter (The).
  • Seven Wonders of Grace.
  • Spare Half-Hour (The).