Thursday, July 10, 2014

Spurgeon: What Good is Sunday School if You Do Not Preach the Gospel

Another gem from the Prince of Preachers from his book, "Come Ye Children." The chapter is entitled What Mean Ye By This Service?
What a mercy it will be if our children are thoroughly grounded in the doctrine of redemption by Christ! If they are warned against the false gospels of this evil age, and if they are taught to rest on the eternal rock of Christ's finished work, we may hope to have a generation following us which will maintain the faith, and will be better than their fathers. Your Sunday-schools are admirable; but what is their purpose if you do not teach the gospel in them? You get children together and keep them quiet for an hour-and-a-half, and then send them home; but what is the good of it? It may bring some quiet to their fathers and mothers, and that is, perhaps, why they send them to the school; but all the real good lies in what is taught the children. The most fundamental truth should be made most prominent; and what is this but the cross. Some talk to children about being good boys and girls, and so on; that is to say, they preach the law to the children, though they would preach the gospel to grown-up people. Is this honest? Is this wise? Children need the gospel, the whole gospel, the unadulterated gospel; they ought to have it, and if they are taught of the Spirit of God they are as capable of receiving it as persons of ripe years. Teach the little ones that Jesus died, the just for the unjust, to bring us to God. Very, very confidently do I leave this work in the hands of teachers. I never knew a nobler body of Christian men and women; for they are as earnest in their attachment to the Old Gospel as they are eager for the winning of souls. Be encouraged; the God who has saved so many of your children is going to save very many more of them, and we shall have great joy as we see hundreds brought to Christ.

For more:
"A Habit Most Natural, Scriptural, Manly, and Beneficial": Spurgeon on Growing a Beard  
You Cannot Preach a Better Gospel

Mohler: “God’s Lion in London: Charles Spurgeon and the Challenge of the Modern Age”
Wanted: Longsuffering Pastors
A Minister's Melancholy:  Spurgeon on the Downcast Preacher - Part 1
A Minister's Melancholy:  Spurgeon on the Downcast Preacher - Part 2 
A Minister's Melancholy:  Spurgeon on the Downcast Preacher - Part 3
A Minister's Melancholy:  Spurgeon on the Downcast Preacher - Part 4 
A Minister's Melancholy:  Spurgeon on the Downcast Preacher - Part 5 
Charles Spurgeon: A Biographical Documentary 
A Pedstal For the Cross: Spurgeon on Preaching
Repost | Shai Linne: Spurgeon
Theology Thursday | Spurgeon on Uniformity vs. Unity
Spurgeon's Defense of Calvinism - Part 1
Spurgeon's Defense of Calvinism - Part 2
Spurgeon's Defense of Calvinism - Part 3
Spurgeon's Defense of Calvinism - Part 4
Spurgeon's Defense of Calvinism - Part 5
"Great Forgiveness For Great Sin": A Sermon Preached by CH Spurgeon - Part 1
"Great Forgiveness For Great Sin": A Sermon Preached by CH Spurgeon - Part 2
"Great Forgiveness For Great Sin": A Sermon Preached by CH Spurgeon - Part 3
"Does Revelation Teach Us Evolution?": The Prince of Preachers on the Question of Evolution
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