Broken All to Pieces

spurgeon-chI am doing some reading on Psalm 51 last week and came across this section of a sermon preached by Charles Spurgeon over a century ago.  I read it out loud to Meg one night as we were reading in bed.  Her response: “Isn’t it funny how it’s always the same…how nothing ever really changes.”

“There is so much of religion, nowadays, that is very superficial, it is all on the surface; a very small quantity of gospel paint, with just a little varnish of profession, will go a very long way, and look very bright.  But broken hearts are not like that; with broken hearts, the hymn is a real hymn, the prayer is a real prayer, the hearing of sermons is earnest work, and the preaching them is the hardest work of all.  Oh, what a mercy it would be if some of you were broken all to pieces!”

-Charles Spurgeon, sermon “Repentance After Conversion” delivered at the Metropolitan Tabernacle on (June 12, 1887.


~ by toddbumgarner on March 6, 2009 6:14 am.

One Response to “Broken All to Pieces”

  1. […] the pull of the physical world around us is so strong, it often takes being broken into pieces. Todd Bumgarner has a quote from Charles Spurgeon that shows that it was the same in the 1800’s. “There is so much of religion, nowadays, […]

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