08 April 2007

Risen Indeed

Your weekly dose of Spurgeon
posted by Phil Johnson

The PyroManiacs devote space at the beginning of each week to highlights from The Spurgeon Archive. The following excerpt is from "The Private Thoughts and Words of Jesus," a sermon preached at the Metropolitan Tabernacle on Thursday Evening, March 26th, 1891.

h! you may think as much as ever you will of Calvary, and let your tears flow like rivers. You may sit at Gethsemane, and say, "Oh, that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for my Lord!"

But, after all, you must wipe those tears away, for He is not in the grave; he rose again on the third day. O blessed morning! not to be celebrated by an Easter once in the year; but to be commemorated on every first day of the week, more than fifty times in each year. Every seven days that the sun shines upon us brings us a new record of his resurrection. We may sing every Lord's-day morning—

"To-day he rose and left the dead,
And Satan's empire fell:
To-day the saints his triumph spread,
And all his wonders tell."
The first day of the week stands for ever the remembrance of our risen Lord, and on that day he renews his special communings with his people. We believe in him; we rise in him; we triumph in him; and "he ever liveth to make intercession for us."

C. H. Spurgeon


Sharon said...

It's a sad commentary when The Kimball-Driscoll-Johnson thread receives almost 30 comments since Saturday night, and a post about the Lord Jesus Christ's Resurrection posted early Sunday is met with silence.

He is risen, indeed! Hallelujah to the Lamb of God, slain for us, and risen in glory!

Cindy said...

To-day He rose and left the dead,
and Satan's empire fell..............

Oh, how I love that!!!! And Satan can't stand that!

Dennis Elslager said...

This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
Lam 3:21-23

I can not go one day without acknowledging the Spirit of Him who raised Christ from the dead. If I do it is certainly a bad day for me and a bad witness for Christ.