In this sermon, Rev. C.H. Spurgeon explores the topic of death and its sting. He emphasizes that while death is a gloomy and terrifying reality, there is hope and victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Spurgeon discusses the sting of death, the strength of sin, and the victory of faith.

Discussion Questions

  1. What does Spurgeon mean when he says that death is a gloomy thing? How does he describe death in this sermon?
  2. According to Spurgeon, what is the sting of death? How does sin contribute to the sting of death?
  3. How does sin put a sting into death by bringing death into the world? How does sin make death more terrible for us?
  4. Spurgeon mentions that sin in the prospect can also contribute to the sting of death. What does he mean by this? How does sin in the future affect our view of death?
  5. How does the law give strength to sin? In what ways does the law make it impossible for us to live without sin?
  6. Spurgeon explains that Christ has taken away the strength of sin by removing the law and satisfying its demands. How does Christ’s sacrifice on the cross accomplish this? How does this give us victory over sin and death?
  7. How does faith in Jesus Christ enable us to view death with complacency? How does faith in Christ’s righteousness and sacrifice remove the sting of death?


Dear Heavenly Father, we come before you with grateful hearts, thanking you for the victory we have through our Lord Jesus Christ. We acknowledge that sin has brought death into the world and that death is a gloomy and terrifying reality. We confess that we are unable to overcome sin and death on our own. We thank you for sending your Son to take away the sting of death by satisfying the demands of the law. We pray that you would strengthen our faith in Jesus and help us to view death with hope and confidence. May we live each day in light of the victory we have in Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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