Today marks the 122’nd anniversary of the homegoing of the “Prince of Preachers”, Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Truly, this man earned his title! He was devoted to God and committed to the faithful proclamation of God’s Word in a way that should both humble and inspire even the most respected pastors in our own day. The incredibly rich heritage of sermons, books, and articles which he left behind continues to bless the lives of all who read them.
Though it may seem surprising to some readers of this blog, one the most exciting and profound (not to mention concise) introductions to the life of Spurgeon comes to us in the form of a rap music video. Christian rapper Shai Linne, who has been influenced in his own spiritual growth by the expository preaching of men like Mark Dever, John MacArthur, and John Piper, has delivered an inspiring overview of Spurgeon’s life in this song that lasts less than five minutes!
So, will you please take a few minutes to listen to the story of Spurgeon’s life as told by Shai Linne? If you’re able to do this, then I hope you will be inspired by the example of what one person’s life can potentially accomplish for God (whether called to serve in full-time ministry or not) when that person submits their life fully to God and pursues his calling on their life with all zeal, passion, and joy! Thanks be to God for his bold witnesses like Spurgeon – and may he yet raise up many more “Spurgeons” who are passionate to spread the gospel of Christ in our own day, as well!