In this sermon, Rev. C.H. Spurgeon explores the necessity and calling to preach the gospel. He emphasizes the importance of preaching the whole gospel, exalting Jesus Christ, and addressing the needs of all people. He also highlights the dangers of pride and the constant dependence on the Holy Spirit in preaching. The study guide will delve deeper into the message of the sermon and encourage reflection and application in the reader’s own life.

Discussion Questions

  1. What does it mean to preach the gospel? How does Spurgeon define it in the sermon?
  2. Why is it important to preach the whole gospel and not leave out any truths from God’s Word?
  3. How does exalting Jesus Christ play a role in preaching the gospel? Why is it crucial to focus on faith in Christ alone for salvation?
  4. Spurgeon mentions the need to address different classes of people in preaching. Why is it important to give every class of character their due?
  5. Spurgeon talks about the dangers of pride in the pulpit. How can ministers guard against pride and remain humble in their preaching?
  6. What are some reasons why ministers may feel they have nothing to glory in? How can a minister’s imperfections and dependence on the Holy Spirit contribute to this?
  7. Spurgeon emphasizes the necessity of preaching the gospel due to the destitution and lostness of the world. How does this reality impact the urgency and importance of preaching?


Dear Heavenly Father, we come before you humbly, recognizing our need for your guidance and wisdom. We thank you for the message of the gospel and the calling to preach it. Help us to understand the importance of preaching the whole gospel and exalting Jesus Christ in our lives and ministries. Keep us humble and dependent on your Holy Spirit as we seek to share your truth with others. We pray for those who have not yet heard or received the gospel, that they may come to know your saving grace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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