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The Works of Charles H. Spurgeon

“Whenever you get one inch above the ground in your own esteem, you are that inch too high!”
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“In the greatness of our troubles there may often be space for the greater display of the goodness of God!”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Victorian England's best-known Baptist minister, was born on June 19, 1834 in Kelvedon, Essex and spent his childhood and early teenage years in Stambourne, Colchester, and Newmarket. In 1856 he married Susannah Thompson; their only children, twin sons Thomas and Charles, were born on September 20, 1857.

Spurgeon had no formal education beyond Newmarket Academy, which he attended from August 1849 to June 1850, but he was very well-read in Puritan theology, natural history, and Latin and Victorian literature. His lack of a college degree was no hindrance to his remarkable preaching career, which began in 1850, when he was only fifteen years old. A few months after his conversion to Christianity, he began preaching at Teversham. The next year, he accepted his first pastorate, at the Baptist Chapel in Waterbeach. The church quickly grew from fewer than a dozen congregants to more than four hundred, and Spurgeon's reputation as a preacher caught the attention of New Park Street, London's largest Baptist church. He was invited to preach there in December 1853 and, following a brief probationary period, he agreed to move to London and become the church's new pastor.

Spurgeon's New Park Street congregation grew rapidly as well, soon becoming too large for the 1200-seat auditorium. On August 30, 1854, the membership agreed to enlarge the chapel; during the remodeling, services were held at the 5,000-seat Exeter Hall, a public auditorium in Strand Street. The renovations to New Park Street were complete in May 1855, but the chapel was still too small, and in June a committee was formed to oversee the construction of the church's new home, the 5,000-seat Metropolitan Tabernacle. The congregation moved once again, meeting in Exeter Hall and the 8,000-seat Surrey Gardens Music Hall until the Tabernacle was dedicated on March 18, 1861.

Spurgeon began publishing shortly after he started preaching. In January 1855, Passmore and Alabaster inaugurated the "Penny Pulpit," publishing one sermon every week; the series continued until 1917, a quarter-century after Spurgeon's death. Every year these sermons were reissued in book form, first as The New Park Street Pulpit (6 volumes, 1855-1860) and later as The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit (57 volumes, 1861-1917). Spurgeon published scores of religious books in addition to his sermons; the most significant works include Lectures to My Students (1890), a collection of talks delivered to the students of his Pastors' College, and the 7-volume Treasury of David (c. 1869), a best-selling devotional commentary on the Psalms.

Spurgeon's work in London was not limited to preaching and sermon-publishing. He also served as president of the Pastors' College, which he founded in 1857; established the Stockwell Orphanage, which opened for boys in 1867 and girls in 1879; and oversaw evangelistic and charitable enterprises such as almshouses, organizations for distributing food and clothing to the poor, and a book fund for needy ministers.

To read more on his life and work download the biographies below:

Spurgeon's Autobiography—His Diary, Letters, Records  Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4

Life Story of Spurgeon By James T. Allen

Spurgeon's 63 Volumes of Sermons

Volume 1

Volume 12

Volume 23

Volume 34

Volume 45

Volume 56

Volume 2

Volume 13

Volume 24

Volume 35

Volume 46

Volume 57

Volume 3

Volume 14

Volume 25

Volume 36

Volume 47

Volume 58

Volume 4

Volume 15

Volume 26

Volume 37

Volume 48

Volume 59

Volume 5

Volume 16

Volume 27

Volume 38

Volume 49

Volume 60

Volume 6

Volume 17

Volume 28

Volume 39

Volume 50

Volume 61

Volume 7

Volume 18

Volume 29

Volume 40

Volume 51

Volume 62

Volume 8

Volume 19

Volume 30

Volume 41

Volume 52

Volume 63

Volume 9

Volume 20

Volume 31

Volume 42

Volume 53


Volume 10

Volume 21

Volume 32

Volume 43

Volume 54

Volume 11

Volume 22

Volume 33

Volume 44

Volume 55

The Spurgeon Sermon Collection

Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4

The Treasury Of David

Vol 1 Psalms 1-30, Vol 2 Psalms 31-60, Vol 3 Psalms 61-90, Vol 4 Psalms 91-120, Vol 5 Psalms 121-150

 Single Sermon

The Heart of the Gospel

Other Writings

Able to the Uttermost

According to Promise

A Defense of Calvinism

All of Grace

An All-Round Ministry

An Evaluation: An Appraisal

Around the Wicket Gate


The Bible and the Newspaper

Christ's Incarnation

The Clue of the Maze

Come Ye Children

Commentary on Matthew

Conversion - The Great Change

The Covenant of Grace

The Down Grade Controversy

Eccentric Preachers

Exposition of the Doctrines of Grace

A Fabulous Story of Spurgeon's Sermons

Faith's Checkbook


Farm Sermons

Fullers Deceptive Treatment of Spurgeon

Gleaning Among the Sheaves

God Always Cares

The Golden Alphabet

The Greatest Fight in the World (Final Manifesto)

Highlights in the Life of Spurgeon

Infant Salvation

John Ploughman's Talks

Lectures to my Students--Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4

The Letters of Spurgeon

A Marvelous Ministry

Memories of Stambourne

The Metro Tabernacle…Its History and Work

Morning and Evening

Mrs. C.H. Spurgeon

The Pastor in Prayer

Pictorial Bio of Spurgeon

Pictures From Pilgrim's Progress


A Puritan Catechism

The Saint and His Savior

The Salt Cellars Vol. 1Vol. 2

Soul Winning



The Sword and the Trowel Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4Vol. 5Vol. 6Vol. 7

Teachings of Nature in the Kingdom of Grace

Till He Come

Unusual Occasions

We Endeavor

What the Stones Say

Words of Cheer for Daily Life

The Words of Christ from the Cross

Words of Counsel

Words of Warning

Words of Wisdom

Illustration Collection Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4Vol. 5

Sermon Indices

Alphabetical Index

Scripture Index

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