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From the Writings of Charles H. Spurgeon

"A record of combat with sin and of labour for the Lord." C. H. Spurgeon

This tab contains a daily devotion from the pen and heart of Charles H. Spurgeon. We entitled it Sword and Trowel but these devotions are culled from a variety of Spurgeon publications.

Sword and the Trowel was the monthly magazine edited by Charles Spurgeon who was known as the "Prince of Preachers." He was England's best-known preacher for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. Spurgeon was a prolific author of sermons, an autobiography, commentaries, books on prayer, devotionals, magazines, poetry, hymns. 

Morning and Evening: a further compilation of devotional readings by Spurgeon. 

Faith's Cheque Book: Precious Promises Arranged for Daily Use by Spurgeon.

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A Constant Witness

For you will be a witness for him to everyone of what you have seen and heard. Acts 22:15 Paul was chosen to see and hear the Lord speaking to him out of heaven....

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Grow Up

And ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. (Malachi 4:2) Yes, when the sun shines, the sick quit their chambers and walk abroad to breathe the fresh air. ...

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Precious Repentance

When we are accepted of the Lord and are standing in the place of favor, and peace, and safety, then we are led to repent of all our failures and miscarriages toward our gracious God. ...

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The Overcomer

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. Revelation 2:7 (ESV) No man may turn his back in the day of battle or refuse to go to the holy war. ...

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Never Cast Out

Whoever comes to me I will never cast out. John 6:37 (ESV) Is there any instance of our Lord's casting out a coming one? If there be so, we would like to know of it; but there has been none, and there never will be. ...

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They Ate the Fruit of the Land of Canaan

Israel’s weary wanderings were all over, and the promised rest was attained. No more moving tents, fiery serpents, fierce Amalekites, and howling wildernesses: they came to the land which flowed with milk and honey, and they ate the old corn of the land....

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Loved to Perfection

Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. (John 13:1) This fact is essentially a promise; for what our Lord was He is, and what He was to those with whom He lived on earth, He will be to all His beloved so long as the moon endureth....

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He Came; He Is Coming

This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven. Acts 1:11 Many are celebrating our Lord's first coming this day; let us turn our thoughts to the promise of His second coming. ...

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Divine Expulsion

Thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong. (Joshua 17:18) It is a great encouragement to valor to be assured of victory, for then a man goes forth to war in confidence and ventures where else he had been afraid to go. ...

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The “All” of Belief

And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23 Our unbelief is the greatest hindrance in our way; in fact, there is no other real difficulty as to our spiritual progress and prosperity....

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