This morning I shuffled into my study at the little white Church, and grabbed a green volume of Spurgeon’s Sermons (ubiquitous in most Reformed folk’s libraries I imagine). I was looking for something tweetable that would make me look spiritual and what have you.
“ We want John Knox back again. Do not talk to me of mild and gentle men, of soft manners and squeamish words; we want the fiery Knox;
In a sermon given at Exeter Hall on Dec. 30th, 1860 Charles Spurgeon spoke of what we bring to Christ in relation to our Salvation.
“ As long as a man has anything to boast of, there is no Christ for him; but the moment he has nothing of his own, Christ is his. Whilst thou art anything, Christ is nothing to thee; but when thou art nothing, Christ is everything. All the warrant that a sinner needs in coming to Christ is to know that he is a sinner. For “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Do I know myself to be a sinner? Then he came to save me; and there I rest and there I trust.“
May we all remember that we bring nothing to the Cross, yet gain eternity there.
(Spurgeon’s Sermons, Charles Haddon Spurgeon Vol. 7-8, pg.319 )