According to Promise, or The Lord’s Method of Dealing with His Chosen People


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(4.6 stars; 87 reviews)

Charles Haddon (C.H.) Spurgeon (19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892) was a British Particular Baptist preacher and is still known today as the "Prince of Preachers". He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition, defending the Church in agreement with the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith understanding, and opposing the liberal and pragmatic theological tendencies in the Church of his day. In his lifetime, Spurgeon preached to around 10 million people, often up to ten times each week at different places.

In this series of devotionals, he challenges each of us to examine our own heart to make sure our faith is solidly grounded, to count the cost, and to experience the promise of grace. “It would be very difficult to say how far a man may go in religion, and yet die in his sins; how much he may look like an heir of heaven, and yet be a child of wrath. Many unconverted men have a belief which is similar to faith, and yet it is not true faith. The life of God within the soul creates an infinite difference between the man who has it and the man who has it not; and the point is, to make sure that we have this life. I desire to help my reader in the business of self-examination. I would have him go further than examination, and attain to such abundance of grace that his holy and happy state shall become a witness to himself. No man can lose by honestly searching his own heart.” (Summary by WYSIWYG, MaryAnn and Charles Spurgeon) (4 hr 31 min)

Chapters

01 - A Sieve Needed 3:34 Read by MaryAnn
02 - The Two Seeds 12:48 Read by MaryAnn
03 - The Two Lives 14:39 Read by Sundiata
04 - Differing Hopes 11:14 Read by Sundiata
05 - Persecution Consequent on the Promise 12:04 Read by Sundiata
06 - The Parting 11:31 Read by John W. Michaels
07 - Whose are the Promises? 9:33 Read by Bill Wiatr
08 - The Promise a Free Gift 9:00 Read by Bill Wiatr
09 - The Promise of God a Reality 13:13 Read by Bill Wiatr
10 - The Peculiar Treasure of Believers 27:48 Read by Sundiata
11 - The Valuation of the Promises 19:18 Read by John W. Michaels
12 - The Lord's Promise - The Rule of His Giving 16:36 Read by Sundiata
13 - The Rule Without Exception 24:34 Read by Sundiata
14 - Taking Possession of the Promise 9:09 Read by theunknownchristian
15 - Endorsing the Promise 5:48 Read by John W. Michaels
16 - The Promise Used For This Life 16:53 Read by Sundiata
17 - Searching Out the Promise 19:04 Read by Sundiata
18 - The Time of the Promise 14:18 Read by Sundiata
19 - The Promises in Possession Through the Spirit 10:19 Read by John W. Michaels
20 - Jesus and the Promises 9:48 Read by MaryAnn

Reviews

enter the narrow gate


(4.5 stars)

I've long been thinking about the scripture where Jesus says strive to enter in the narrow gate. I felt this book a great help to those thoughts , we can long to believe that we are saved because we've been raised in a Christian mindset and even though we are in a post-christian era we still have various man-made ideas that seems to permeate our Christian culture. Spurgeon in this book really relates the Flesh and the spirit and what one looks like if they're truly saved ...it's worth a listen to several times over

memorable work


(5 stars)

Contains great reminders and new, biblical insights for growing in the grace and knowledge of our savior Jesus Christ by trusting in the promises of God. Though one or two readers sound like they were too close to the mic, good reading overall.


(5 stars)

Such a gentle presentation of Bible truth for those who don't yet know Christ, and sweet reminders for those who do!

Theological and Devotional all in one


(5 stars)

Every chapter is filled with scriptural encouragement for the believer. Enjoy!

good


(5 stars)

Read and find out where you are going to heaven or hell.

wonderful


(5 stars)

It's fine food for the soul! Well worth listening. Thank-you.

I wish that Mary Ann could've read every chapter


(5 stars)

Everything Spurgeon writes is applicable to today. Amazing book.


(5 stars)