I have reviewed a number of works by C.H. Spurgeon and have always found him to be very applicable to today. This particular book was originally published in 1877 as part of the Spurgeon’s Shilling Series. The Banner of Truth Trust has republished it with a new foreward by Michael Reeves.
This work looks at 7 different facets of what Christ accomplished in His life, death, burial, and resurrection. Spurgeon was not a verse by verse preacher. Rather, he would preach topically and as the Lord would move him throughout the week. This compilation of sermons (I do not know when they were preached and whether or not they were part of a series) begins with Christ being the end of the law and moves to his conquering Satan through His death.
As Spurgeon continues to lay the foundation of our victory in Christ, he turns next to how Christ overcame the world and is the maker of all things new. The next two chapters look at at Christ as the spoiler of principalities and powers and the destroyer of death. The final chapter is an open call to the gospel and how it is Christ alone who came to seek and to save the lost.
As with anything Spurgeon wrote or preached, there is much encouragement found in these pages. What is more, the message, because it is centered on the Person of Christ, is a timeless message and one that is applicable to every Christian in every age. His sermon on Christ the maker of all things new is one of great worth as the believer is exhorted to look to Christ and to know that because of what Christ has accomplished in the miracle of conversion we can honestly say we were not who we once were.
Further, Spurgeon explains that sin has lost its power in our lives and therefore we no longer must serve this harsh taskmaster. In the end, the reader will find that a life lived to the glory of Christ is a life well lived. There is a reason why Spurgeon was called the “Prince of Preachers” and reading this short work will offer great insight as to why.
This is one of those works that will be read more than once. I can see the saint reading this once a year for a week (7 sermons, 1 week, timeless edification) just to be reminded once more what Christ has achieved. I recommend this small little book to all Christians and for less than a dollar on Kindle, see no reason why Christians should not add this to their library.