In 1850 a 15 years old lad set out for church on a snowy Sunday morning. The snow storm forced him to seek shelter in the Primitive Methodist Chapel on Artillery Street in Colchester, England.
God is just…this gives us our terror at first; but is it not marvellous that this very same belief that God is just, becomes afterwards the pillar of our confidence and peace! If God be just, I, a sinner, alone and without a substitute, must be punished; but Jesus stands in my stead and is punished for me; and now, if God be just, I, a sinner, standing in Christ, can never be punished. God must change His nature before one soul, for whom Jesus was a substitute, can ever by any possibility suffer the lash of the law.
–Charles Spurgeon, MORNING AND EVENING: DAILY READINGS (Morning, September 25)
Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born on June 19, 1834 at Kelvedon, Essex in England. He was the first of seventeen children in his family. Known as The Prince of Preachers, Spurgeon’s sermons were used of God to breathe life into countless people. In honor of his birthday, note the circumstances of two conversions that happened – one before his sermon and the other after.
Before the Sermon
On one occasion Spurgeon was to preach in a large agricultural hall. Prior to the time of his preaching, he stepped to the location at which he would stand so as to test the acoustics of the building.
During my days of hotel work, I often served as a concierge. Guests would ask for recommendations to local points of interest. These points might be things to do, attractions to see, or places to eat.
Concierge is a feature that points to destinations online. Here are some of my favorite places found recently relating to the topic of prayer. Click on the title of the individual articles to read in full.