The True Application of Gospel Preaching to Sinners

Charles H. Spurgeon personally applying the gospel to the unconverted and appealing to them; this is true gospel preaching

Where are you this morning, you who are convinced of sin and want a Saviour, where have you crept to? Are you hidden away where my eyes cannot reach you? At any rate, let this sweet thought reach you. You need not be afraid to come to Jesus, for “he is altogether lovely.” It does not say he is altogether terrible—that is your misconception of him; it does not say he is somewhat lovely, and sometimes willing to receive a certain sort of sinner; but “he is altogether lovely,” and therefore he is always ready to welcome to himself the vilest of the vile.

Think of his name. It is Jesus, the Saviour. Is not this lovely? Think of his work. He is come to seek and to save that which was lost. This is his occupation. Is not that lovely? Think of what he has done. He hath redeemed our souls with blood. Is not that lovely? Think of what he is doing. He is pleading before the throne of God for sinners. Think of what he is giving at this moment—he is exalted on high to give repentance and remission of sins. Is not this lovely? Under every aspect Christ Jesus is attractive to sinners who need him. Come, then, come and welcome, there is nothing to keep you away, and there is everything to bid you come.

– C. H. Spurgeon

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