Times & Directions Give

 Making Jesus the Center of Our Lives

Sunday Service

10 a.m. 

Nursery and Children's Church

10 a.m.

Church Address

750 Highview Drive

Antioch IL 60002

Phone: 847-395-4117

navigate Xclose

Posts by Charles Spurgeon

Subscribe to the RSS Feed
  • Featured Posts
  • All Posts

Deliverance from Dust and Chaff

For behold, I will command, and shake the house of Israel among all the nations as one shakes with a sieve, but no pebble shall fall to the earth. Amos 9:9 ...

Keep Reading

Reward Is Certain

And whosoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward. Matthew 10:42 ...

Keep Reading

Fear Has Its Place

Blessed is the one who fears the LORD always. Proverbs 28:14 The fear of the Lord is the beginning and the foundation of all true religion. ...

Keep Reading

Out of Spiritual Death

And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. Ezekiel 37:13 (ESV) Indeed it must be so: those who receive life from the dead are sure to recognize the hand of the Lord in such a resurrection. ...

Keep Reading

Food and Rest

I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. Ezekiel 34:15 (ESV) Under the divine shepherdry saints are fed to the full. ...

Keep Reading

Reward for the Righteous

Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.” Psalm 58:11 (ESV) God's judgments in this life are not always clearly to be seen, for in many cases one event happeneth alike to all....

Keep Reading

Satan Hindered Us

Since the first hour in which goodness came into conflict with evil, it has never ceased to be true in spiritual experience, that Satan hinders us....

Keep Reading

Law in the Heart

The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. (Psalm 37:31) Put the law into the heart, and the whole man is right. This is where the law should be; for then it lies, like the tables of stone in the ark, in the place appointed for it....

Keep Reading

More than Mere Words

I will give you the sure mercies of David. (Acts 13:34) Nothing of man is sure; but everything of God is so. Especially are covenant mercies sure mercies, even as David said "an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure."...

Keep Reading

An Eternal Pledge

And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the Lord. Hosea 2:19-20 (ESV) ...

Keep Reading

The Mourner Comforted

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4) By the valley of weeping we come to Zion. One would have thought mourning and being blessed were in opposition, but the infinitely wise Savior puts them together in this Beatitude....

Keep Reading

An Angel Encampment

The angel of the Lord encamps around those that fear him, and delivers them. Psalm 34:7 (ESV) We cannot see the angels, but it is enough that they can see us. There is one great Angel of the Covenant, whom not having seen we love, and His eye is always upon us both day and night....

Keep Reading

God with Us

...God will be with you... Genesis 48:21 (ESV) Good old Jacob could no more be with Joseph, for his hour had come to die: but he left his son without anxiety, for he said with confidence, "God shall be with you."...

Keep Reading

The Lord's "Much More"

And Amaziah said to the man of God, "But what shall we do about the hundred talents that I have given to the army of Israel?" The man of God answered, "The Lord is able to give you much more than this." 2 Chronicles 25:9 (ESV) If you have made a mistake, bear the loss of it; but do not act contrary to the will of the Lord....

Keep Reading

Our Field of Battle

For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you. (Deuteronomy 20:4) We have no enemies but the enemies of God. Our fights are not against men but against spiritual wickednesses....

Keep Reading

A Shepherd Secures Them

They shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid. (Zephaniah 3:13) Yesterday we thought of the afflicted and poor people whom the Lord left to be a living seed in a dead world. The prophet says of such that they shall not work iniquity nor speak lies. ...

Keep Reading

Surefootedness

God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places. Habakkuk 3:19 (ESV) This confidence of the man of God is tantamount to a promise, for that which faith is persuaded of is the purpose of God. ...

Keep Reading

As the Life

For if these thing be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:8) If we desire to glorify our Lord by fruitfulness, we must have certain things within us; ...

Keep Reading

We Dare Not Doubt

I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron. (Isaiah 45:2) This was for Cyrus; but it is evermore the heritage of all the Lord's own spiritual servants. Only let us go forward by faith, and our way will be cleared for us. ...

Keep Reading

Day Is at Hand

And I will give him the morning star. (Revelation 2:28) “Until the day break and the shadows flee away, what a blessing it is to see in Jesus ‘the morning star!’”...

Keep Reading

God Finished His Work

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me. Psalm 138:8 (ESV) He who has begun will carry on the work which is being wrought within my soul. The Lord is concerned about everything that concerns me. ...

Keep Reading

Power to Raise

The Lord opens the eyes of the blind: the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down. (Psalm l46:8) Am I bowed down? Then let me urge this word of grace before the Lord. It is His way, His custom, His promise, His delight, to raise up them that are bowed down....

Keep Reading

Desires of Righteous Granted

The desires of the righteous shall be granted. (Proverbs 10:24) Because it is a righteous desire it is safe for God to grant it. It would be neither good for the man himself, nor for society at large, that such a promise should be made to the unrighteous. ...

Keep Reading

Preserved to Work's End

The Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. (Acts 23:11) Are you a witness for the Lord, and are you just now in danger? Then remember that you are immortal till your work is done....

Keep Reading

The King's Highway

Even if they are fools, they shall not go astray. Isaiah 35:8 (ESV) The way of holiness is so straight and plain that the simplest minds cannot go astray if they constantly follow it. ...

Keep Reading

Established and Kept

But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (ESV) Men are often as devoid of reason as of faith. There are with us still "unreasonable and wicked men." There is no use in arguing with them or trying to be at peace with them: they are false at heart and deceitful in speech....

Keep Reading

Fear to Fear

Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord. Jeremiah 1:8 (ESV) Whenever fear comes in and makes us falter, we are in danger of falling into sin. Conceit is to be dreaded, but so is cowardice. "Dare to be a Daniel." Our great Captain should be served by brave soldiers....

Keep Reading

Walk in Light

I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. John 12:46 (ESV) This world is dark as midnight; Jesus has come that by faith we may have light and may no longer sit in the gloom which covers all the rest of mankind....

Keep Reading

Set Apart

Ye shall be named the priests of the Lord. (Isaiah 61:6) This literal promise to Israel belongs spiritually to the seed after the Spirit, namely, to all believers....

Keep Reading

God Will Answer

He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. (Psalm 145:19) His own Spirit has wrought this desire in us, and therefore He will answer it. It is His own life within which prompts the cry, and therefore He will hear it. ...

Keep Reading

Are the Children In?

I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring. (Isaiah 44:3) Our dear children have not the Spirit of God by nature, as we plainly see. We see much in them which makes us fear as to their future, and this drives us to agonizing prayer. ...

Keep Reading

He Freely Gives

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32) If this is not a promise in form, it is in fact. Indeed, it is more than one promise, it is a conglomerate of promises....

Keep Reading

Tears Shall Cease

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. (Revelation 21:4) Yes, we shall come to this if we are believers. Sorrow shall cease, and tears shall be wiped away. ...

Keep Reading

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. ...

Keep Reading

Rest Is a Gift

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28) We who are saved find rest in Jesus. Those who are not saved will receive rest if they come to Him, for here He promises to "give" it. ...

Keep Reading

Always Growing

You will see greater things than these. John 1:50 (ESV) This is spoken to a childlike believer, who was ready to accept Jesus as the Son of God, the King of Israel, upon one convincing piece of argument. Those who are willing to see shall see; it is because we shut our eyes that we become so sadly blind. ...

Keep Reading

He Came; He Is Coming

175px-Charles_Haddon_Spurgeon_by_Alexander_Melville

This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen 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. ...

Keep Reading

No Stranger in Heaven

175px-Charles_Haddon_Spurgeon_by_Alexander_Melville

Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. (Psalm 73:24) From day to day and from year to year my faith believes in the wisdom and love of God, and I know that I shall not believe in vain. No good word of His has ever failed, and I am sure that none shall ever fall to the ground....

Keep Reading

Nearest and Dearest Fellowship

So shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:17) While we are here the Lord is with us, and when we are called away we are with Him. ...

Keep Reading

God Is Our Ally

But if you carefully obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. Exodus 23:22 (ESV) The Lord Christ in the midst of His people is to be acknowledged and obeyed. He is the vice-regent of God and speaks in the Father's name, and it is ours implicitly and immediately to do as He commands. ...

Keep Reading

Peace Whatever Exposure

I will make them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. (Ezekiel 34:25) It is the height of grace that Jehovah should be in covenant with man, a feeble, sinful, and dying creature. Yet the Lord has solemnly entered into a faithful compact with us...

Keep Reading

Heavenly Alchemy

Your sorrow shall be turned into joy. (John 16:20) Their particular sorrow was the death and absence of their Lord, and it was turned into joy when He rose from the dead and showed Himself in their midst. ...

Keep Reading

From Obedience to Blessing

From this day will I bless you. (Haggai 2:19) Future things are hidden from us. Yet here is a glass in which we may see the unborn years. The Lord says, "From this day will I bless you."...

Keep Reading

The Unfailing Watch

Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4 (ESV) Jehovah is "the Keeper of Israel." No form of unconsciousness ever steals over Him, neither the deeper slumber nor the slighter sleep....

Keep Reading

What Is Painful Will End

Our heavenly Father seeks our instruction, not our destruction. His contention with us has a kind intention toward us. He will not be always in arms against us....

Keep Reading

Follow to Know

Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD. Hosea 6:4 (ESV) Not all at once, but by degrees shall we attain to holy knowledge, and our business is to persevere and learn by little and little....

Keep Reading

Wrath to God's Glory

Surely the wrath of man shall raise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain. (Psalm 76:10) Wicked men will be wrathful. Their anger we must endure as the badge of our calling, the token of our separation from them: if we were of the world, the world would love its own. ...

Keep Reading

Before and During the Call

It shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. (Isaiah 65:24) Quick work this! The Lord hears us before we call and often answers us in the same speedy manner. ...

Keep Reading

Promise of Future Meeting

I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice. (John 16:22) Surely He will come a second time, and then, when He sees us and we see Him, there will be rejoicings indeed. Oh, for that joyous return! But this promise is being daily fulfilled in another sense....

Keep Reading

Nothing to Alarm Us

But go your way till the end. And you shall rest and shall stand in your allotted place at the end of the days. Daniel 12:13 (ESV) We cannot understand all the prophecies, but yet we regard them with pleasure and not with dismay. ...

Keep Reading

Word to Him Who Halts

I will save her that halteth. (Zephaniah 3:19) There are plenty of these lame ones, both male and female. You may meet "her that halteth" twenty times in an hour. ...

Keep Reading

Faithful and Useful

I will look with favor on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in the way that is blameless shall minister to me. Psalm 101:6 (ESV) If David spoke thus, we may be sure that the Son of David will be of the same mind. Jesus looks out for faithful men, and He fixes His eyes upon them, to observe them, to bring them forward, to encourage them, a...

Keep Reading

Refreshing Sleep

Ours is not a life of anxious care but of happy faith. Our heavenly Father will supply the wants of His own children, and He knoweth what we have need of before we ask Him. ...

Keep Reading

Thank Him; Dwell Acceptably

Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence. (Psalm 140:13) Oh, that my heart may be upright, that I may always be able to bless the name of the Lord! He is so good to those that be good, that I would fain be among them and feel myself full of thankfulness every day....

Keep Reading

A Sound Heart

May my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be put to shame! Psalm 119:80 (ESV) We may regard this inspired prayer as containing within itself the assurance that those who keep close to the Word of God shall never have cause to be ashamed of doing so....

Keep Reading

No Cause to Blush

Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed. (Isaiah 54.4) We shall not be ashamed of our faith. Carping critics may assail the Scriptures upon which we ground our belief, but every year the Lord will make it more and more clear that in His Book there is no error, no excess, and no omission. ...

Keep Reading

Exceedingly Precious

They shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts in that day when I make up my jewels. (Malachi 3:17) A day is coming in which the crown jewels of our great King shall be counted, that it may be seen whether they answer to the inventory which His Father gave Him. ...

Keep Reading

Remind God of His Promise

But you said, ‘I will surely do you good.’ Genesis 32:12 (ESV) This is the sure way of prevailing with the Lord in prayer. We may humbly remind Him of what He has said. Our faithful God will never run back from His word, nor will He leave it unfulfilled; yet He loves to be enquired of by His people and put in mind of His promise. ...

Keep Reading

Song of Confidence

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. Psalm 138:7 Wretched walking in the midst of trouble. Nay, blessed walking, since there is a special promise for it. Give me a promise, and what is the trouble? What doth my Lord teach me here to say?...

Keep Reading

A Mother's Day Message from Charles Spurgeon

O dear mothers, you have a very sacred trust reposed in you by God! He hath in effect said to you, "Take this child and nurse it for Me, and I will give thee thy wages."...

Keep Reading

Trust Means Joy

For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. (Psalm 33:21) The root of faith produces the flower of heart-joy. We may not at the first rejoice, but it comes in due time. ...

Keep Reading

Forget and Forgive

Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you. Proverbs 20:22 Be not in haste. Let anger cool down. Say nothing and do nothing to avenge yourself. You will be sure to act unwisely if you take up the cudgels and fight your own battles; and, certainly, you will not show the spirit of the Lord Jesus. ...

Keep Reading

No Fear of Death

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; he that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. (Revelation 2:11) The first death we must endure unless the Lord should suddenly come to His temple. ...

Keep Reading

This Body Fashioned Anew

Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body. (Philippians 3:21) Often when we are racked with pain and unable to think or worship, we feel that this indeed is "the body of our humiliation," and when we are tempted by the passions which rise from the flesh we do not think the word vile at all too vigorous a translation. ...

Keep Reading

The Bible's Supreme Place

Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. (Psalm 119:165) Yes, a true love for the great Book will bring us great peace from the great God and be a great protection to us....

Keep Reading

Sensitive to Warning

Many despise warning and perish. Happy is he who trembles at the Word of God. Josiah did so, and he was spared the sight of the evil which the Lord determined to send upon Judah because of her great sins. ...

Keep Reading

Refreshing Sleep

If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Proverbs 3:24 (ESV) Is the reader likely to be confined for a while to the bed by sickness! Let him go upstairs without distress with this promise upon his heart "When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid."...

Keep Reading

Becoming Fit for Glory

The Lord will give grace and glory. (Psalm 84:11) Grace is what we need just now, and it is to be had freely. What can be freer than a gift? Today we shall receive sustaining, strengthening, sanctifying, satisfying grace. ...

Keep Reading

Whose Battle?

And that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hand. 1 Samuel 17:47 (ESV) Let this point be settled, that the battle is the Lord's, and we may be quite sure of the victory, and of the victory in such a way as will best of all display the power of God. ...

Keep Reading

Honor God

Them that honor me I will honor. (1 Samuel 2:30) Do I make the honor of God the great object of my life and the rule of my conduct? If so, He will honor me. I may for a while receive no honor from man, but God will Himself put honor upon me in the most effectual manner...

Keep Reading

Truth Established

The lip of truth shall be established for ever; but a lying tongue is but for a moment.(Proverbs 12:19) Truth wears well. Time tests it, but it right well endures the trial. R; then, I have spoken the truth and have for the present to suffer for it, I must be content to wait. ...

Keep Reading

Better Farther On

Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more. (Nahum 1:12) There is a limit to affliction. God sends it, and God removes it. Do you sigh and say, "When will the end be?" Remember that our griefs will surely and finally end when this poor earthly life is over, Let us quietly wait and patiently endure the will of the Lord till He cometh....

Keep Reading

He Will Return

I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. (John 14:18) He left us, and yet we are not left orphans. He is our comfort, and He is gone; but we are not comfortless. Our comfort is that He will come to us, and this is consolation enough to sustain us through His prolonged absence. ...

Keep Reading
Subscribe

Latest Tweet