In this sermon, Rev. C.H. Spurgeon warns against the dangers of presumption and false confidence in one’s own strength and righteousness. He emphasizes the need for humility, dependence on God, and a proper understanding of our own weaknesses. The sermon highlights the importance of taking heed and being vigilant in our walk with Christ.

Discussion Questions

  1. What is the difference between true confidence and presumption? How can we discern between the two in our own lives?
  2. Spurgeon mentions several causes of presumption, such as worldly prosperity, low thoughts of sin, and pride. Which of these causes do you find most relatable? How can we guard against these tendencies?
  3. How does the danger of falling impact our witness for Christ? Why is it important for Christians to live in a way that reflects the gospel?
  4. Spurgeon encourages Christians to take heed and be watchful. What are some practical ways we can do this in our daily lives?
  5. How does the counsel to take heed apply to both believers and non-believers? How does it relate to our salvation and our ongoing walk with Christ?


Dear Heavenly Father, we come before you humbly, recognizing our own weaknesses and the dangers of presumption. We confess that we often rely on our own strength and righteousness instead of depending on you. Help us to take heed and be vigilant in our walk with you. Give us discernment to recognize the difference between true confidence and presumption. Teach us to value your grace and salvation above all else. May our lives be a reflection of your love and truth, and may we never bring shame to your name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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