This sermon by Rev. C.H. Spurgeon explores the significance of clouds in nature and how they relate to God’s power and presence. Spurgeon emphasizes that God’s ways are often hidden and mysterious, and that even the most terrifying things in nature are insignificant compared to God’s greatness. The study guide will delve deeper into the message of the sermon and encourage readers to reflect on Christ and apply the sermon to their own lives.
- What does Spurgeon mean when he says that God’s ways are hidden and concealed? How does this relate to our understanding of God’s actions and plans?
- How does Spurgeon use the metaphor of clouds to illustrate God’s power and presence? What does it mean for the clouds to be “the dust of his feet”?
- Spurgeon mentions that many Christians are concerned about the state of the church and the world. How does the metaphor of clouds offer hope and encouragement in the face of challenges and difficulties?
- How does the sermon challenge our perspective on what is considered great or terrible in the world? How does this perspective shift when we view things from God’s point of view?
- Spurgeon suggests that the most terrifying things in nature have no terror for a child of God. How does this idea apply to our fears and anxieties in life? How can we find comfort and peace in knowing that God is in control?
- How does the sermon address the ungodly and their relationship with God? What warnings does Spurgeon give to those who are at enmity with God?
- Spurgeon concludes the sermon by inviting sinners to come to Jesus Christ for salvation. How does this invitation relate to the overall message of the sermon? How can we respond to this invitation in our own lives?
Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for the message of this sermon and for the reminder of your power and presence in our lives. Help us to trust in your ways, even when they are hidden and mysterious to us. Give us the courage to face our fears and anxieties, knowing that you are in control. We pray for those who are at enmity with you, that they may come to know your love and salvation through Jesus Christ. In his name we pray, Amen.