Episode 50: 6 Ways to Prepare Sermons Like Charles Spurgeon

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Christian George joins me in a discussion on 6 ways to prepare sermons like Charles Spurgeon. Dr. George serves as the curator of the C.H. Spurgeon Library and as assistant professor of historical theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also in the process of publishing the Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon, A twelve volume project that will be releasing volumes yearly until the year 2023.

Guest(s): Christian George


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • George’s work on the unpublished sermons of Charles Spurgeon
  • Lessons to emulate from Spurgeon’s preaching
  • Spurgeon’s sermon preparation process
  • Why pastors should guard their sermon preparation
  • What it meant for Spurgeon to select a text and then “rotate” it
  • The need for pastors to “feed the sheep, not giraffes”
  • What pastors today can learn from Spurgeon’s use of commentaries
  • Spurgeon’s emphasis on preaching Christ from every text


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