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Evidently a Nobody

Humbling words from Calvin (here quoted by Spurgeon). Despite our proud resistance of the fact, God does not need us; but in His grace, He allows us to play a small part in His grand and continuing storyline of redemption. "It is of the utmost importance to us to be kept humble. Consciousness of self-importance […]

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The Hauntings of Spurgeon

Resurgence writer Zack Eswine has penned a humbling article on the particular weakness of one of the greats... Flashback can dizzy us. Day-dreams can shiver muscle and bone. These ghosts and chains clank and warble with no sense of propriety. They care little that we stand with a Bible in our hands, a sermon on our lips, […]

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The Holy Art of Face-setting

A balm for blank despair, for the shamed face covered in the dust of another weary defeat. There is grace for the soul that gasps, “Lord I believe! Please help mine unbelief!” (see Mark 9:24). On days like today I am so grateful for Spurgeon — and others like him — who grasp me by […]

all things for good... even depression

All Things for Good... Even Depression

From the great Spurgeon. Timely words on God’s sovereignty in the midst of debilitating depression– “MY DEAR BRETHREN,—I greatly value your prayers, and I feel intensely grateful for that Benjamin’s share in them which is ever my portion. I never consciously needed your intercessions more than I do just now, for I may say with […]