LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 7

1781911223_bChapter 10: Theological Foundations for a Benevolent Ministry

Spurgeon placed the highest priority on the Word of God and proclaimed the truth of Scripture with blood-earnest faithfulness.  But he also had a burden for practical ministry: “We want more Christian ministries of the practical sort.”   He was the primary visionary behind the Orphanage for Boys.  Nettles summarizes Spurgeon’s heart who “saw the needs of childhood not only in terms of food, shelter, and clothing, but in terms of family relationships, maternal care, and pure childish delight.”

Chapter 11: Personal Theory and Preferences in the Production of Godly Literature

Both Spurgeon and his wife were lovers of books.  Mrs. Spurgeon began a Book Fund which was a deep encouragement to pastors in western Europe.  Spurgeon’s writing ministry flourished for most of his ministry.  Soon his sermons were being sent all around the globe

Chapter 12: Literature About Right, Wrong, and Truth

One of the most enduring qualities of this chapter was the discussion that focused on Spurgeon’s love for Jonathan Edwards.  Nettles writes, “Spurgeon’s spirituality savored of an Edwardsean aroma … Spurgeon had a personal appreciation for careful scholarship and its usefulness to the church.  He always longed, however, that scholarship and orthodoxy be suffused with the pulsation of spiritual life.”

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