Preach the Gospel More Than Ever

November 27, 2007

Preachers, today’s Classic Materials is one to print out and stick to the side of your computer screen. Charles Spurgeon, ‘the prince of preachers’, on why we should preach the gospel more than ever.


“Today there is not very much gospel about; the church has given it up; a great many preachers preach everything but living truth. This is sad; but it is a strong reason why you and I should teach more gospel than ever. I have often thought to myself – other men teach Socialism, deliver lectures, or collect a band of fiddlers, that they may gather a congregation; but I will preach the gospel. I will preach more gospel than ever if I can; I will stick more to the cardinal point.

The other brethren can attend to the odds and ends, but I will keep to Christ crucified. To the men of vast ability, who are looking to the events of the day, I would say, ‘Allow one poor fool to keep to preaching the gospel.’ Beloved teachers, be fools for Christ, and keep to the gospel. Don’t be afraid: it has life in it, and it will grow: only you bring it out, and let it grow.”

(Charles Spurgeon, quoted in Ryken and Wilson, Preach the Word, p205)


  1. That’s a great quote. I just received that book in the mail, and I can’t wait to get into it. “[The Gospel] has life in it…only you bring it out, and let it grow.” Good stuff!

  2. Amen!

  3. That reminds me of one of his quotes that I always try to keep in mind when preparing a message:

    “I take whatever particular text, and I make a beeline for the cross.”

  4. sounds like preaching about preaching the gospel

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