“Cling to the cross” by Charles Spurgeon

“We owe all to Jesus crucified. What is your life, my brethren, but the cross? Whence comes the bread of your soul but from the cross? What is your joy but the cross? What is your delight, what is your heaven, but the Blessed One, once crucified for you, who ever lives to make intercession for you?

Cling to the cross, then. Put both arms around it! Hold to the Crucified, and never let Him go. Come afresh to the cross at this moment, and rest there now and forever! Then, with the power of God resting upon you, go forth and preach the cross! Tell out the story of the bleeding Lamb.

Repeat the wondrous tale, and nothing else. Only proclaim that Jesus died for sinners. The cross held up by a babe’s hand is just as powerful as if a giant held it up. The power lies in the Word itself, or rather in the Holy Spirit who works by it and with it…

Believe in Christ crucified and preach boldly in His name, and you shall see great and gladsome things. His reward shall parallel His sorrows. Let no man’s heart fail him! Christ has died! Atonement is complete! God is satisfied! Peace is proclaimed!

Heaven glitters with proofs of mercy already bestowed upon ten thousand times ten thousand! Hell is trembling, heaven adoring, earth waiting. Advance, ye saints, to certain victory! You shall overcome through the blood of the Lamb.”

–Charles H. Spurgeon, Pictures From Pilgrim’s Progress (Pasadena, TX: Pilgrim, 1992), 87-89.

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3 responses to ““Cling to the cross” by Charles Spurgeon

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  2. Spurgeon’s series on the cross and the resurrection are inspirational even today once you can get past the older form of language and get used to it. Truly the cross was victory over sin and Christ’s resurrection victory over death. His victory is our victory when we are found in Him. Acts 4:33 says “and with great power, the apostles gave witness to the resurrection.” I am a missionary and I have never failed to see signs and wonders take place after preaching on it. The Father eagerly attesting to the truth of the resurrection of His Son.

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