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From the Heart of Spurgeon with Jeremy Walker. We are on a journey working through the sermons of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Join our conversation as we discuss the sermons, week by week, to see the truth he preached about Jesus Christ and Him crucified come from Spurgeon’s heart to ours.
We are on a journey to work through the sermons of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, reading one per day.
Join our conversation as we discuss the sermons, week by week, to see the truth he preached about Jesus Christ and Him crucified come from Spurgeon’s heart to ours.
Spurgeon delighted in communion with the Lord. He was manifestly a man of prayer, and he regularly exhorts his hearers and his readers to embrace that marvellous privilege. It is worth noting the title and content of the sermon: this is not about Daniel in the lion’s den, but facing it; it is about Daniel’s commitment to prayer in the face of fearful pressures, of his principled obedience in the face of awful threats. The sermon itself, then, is simple and straightforward. Spurgeon considers Daniel as a man committed to prayer and blessed and prospered by means of his communication with heaven. He then addresses the privileges of prayer, urging us to take advantage of the opportunities we have to come before the Lord. Then there is Daniel’s decision, his attachment to his holy habit of prayer despite all that comes against him. Finally, there is Daniel’s deliverance, not from his trial, but through his trial. The whole becomes an earnest exhortation to pursue the right course regardless of the difficulties which it brings. This is by no means shallow or moralistic preaching, but neither is Spurgeon afraid to take the saints of the Old Testament as examples and encouragements in righteousness, and we should take the model to heart.
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Podcast 169: Daniel Facing the Lion’s Den (S1154) Dan 6:10