Spurgeon preaching in Surrey Music Hall,
which became too small to
hold the crowds that came to hear his preaching.
The Prince of Preachers
Charles Spurgeon lived during the late 1800's (1834
- 1892). He was a English Baptist preacher known for
his plain English, his powerful preaching, his defense of
the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, and his opposition
to the liberal and pragmatic tendencies springing up in
the churches of his day, just as they are once again doing
Spurgeon was a prolific writer, in addition many of his
sermons were transcribed as he preached them. His powerful
sermons were penetrating and based on precise Biblical exposition.
His oratory skills were such that he held his listeners
in the Metropolitan Tabernacle spellbound. Many Christians
have found Spurgeon's messages to be among the best in all
of Christian literature.
Spurgeon frequently preached to audiences numbering more
than 10,000. He began preaching when he was 20. His congregation
quickly grew, outgrowing the church building, then Exeter
Hall, then the Surrey Music Hall, and finally a new building
was constructed, the Metropolitan Tabernacle.
This documentary tells the story of Charles Spurgeon::