Sunday, July 12, 2015

Metropolitan Tabernacle, London, C.H. Spurgeon

Metropolitan Tabernacle
C.H. Spurgeon's Church
(see Friday's post. Link above)

Spurgeon's Church

C.H. Spurgeon
And yes, I chose the most flattering photo.
In one, he looks like the Lion from
The Wizard of Oz.


"Although Spurgeon never attended theological school, by the age of twenty-one he was the most popular preacher in London. He preached to crowds of ten thousand at Exeter Hall and the Surrey Music Hall. Then when the Metropolitan Tabernacle was built, thousands gathered every Sunday for over forty years to hear his lively sermons.

"In addition to his regular pastoral duties, he founded Sunday schools, churches, an orphanage, and the Pastor's College.  He edited a monthly church magazine and promoted literature distribution.

"Sincerely and straightforwardly, he denounced error both in the Church of England and among his own Baptists."

Metropolitan Tabernacle at Night

“If you are to go to Christ, do not put on your good doings and feelings, or you will get nothing; go in your sins, they are your livery. Your ruin is your argument for mercy; your poverty is your plea for heavenly alms; and your need is the motive for heavenly goodness. Go as you are, and let your miseries plead for you.” – C.H. Spurgeon

"And it came to pass, that he was sitting at meat in his house, and many publicans and sinners sat down with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him. And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with the sinners and publicans, said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners? And when Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."  - Mark 2:15-17 NASB

"Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 18:3 NASB


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Have a blessed Lord's Day, friends.



Debbie said...

he really does look like the lion from wizard of oz!! beautiful images with nice perspectives!! have a happy sunday!!!

E. said...

i love the red buses. gorgeous area. hope you are having a great weekend. thanks, for sharing. stay cool this week. it is suppose to be a warm one. ( :

Tom said...

The first photo is a wonderful mix of the old and new. Tom The Backroads Traveller

eileeninmd said...

Great images! I agree about the Wizard of Oz look a like, lol! I love the red double decker buses too. Happy Sunday!

Jaƛmin said...

Hy Crannberry!
Very interesing church.

Sandra said...

daddy had one of Spurgeons commentary's . the church looks more like a courthouse than a church to me... hee hee hee on the Oz

Michelle said...

Beautiful captures and I do like the red pop of color from the buses.

sweetbriardreams said...

He certainly seemed to know his audience and keep them focussed. I would never have looked at this as a church, more a gallery as it seems to be the same style as the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Have a wonderful week xx

Jackie McGuinness said...

Very dignified building for the "wizard".

Tired Teacher said...

An interesting post with fabulous photos. I love his observation that churches are for sinners: so many people ignore that is the very reason to worship.

How I'd love to accompany you on one of your photo adventures and pick up some tips.

Bonny Bonafilla said...

How very interesting. And what great shots too. Blessings on Sunday, Bonny

Terri D said...

I always learn something new and so enjoy your photos! Moving through fast, trying to catch up after being gone for a week!

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Love the photos Judy, but especially love the inspiration! Amen. xoxo

Susie said...

Judy, You sure have some awesome pictures. I love seeing them. Hope you are enjoying this summer. We have had almost way too much rain. But today has turned pretty at this time. Blessings for a great new week, xoxo,Susie

Billy Blue Eyes said...

I have heard of the church but have never seen or had the chance to visit it

Michelle said...

I love the pictures. Esp. the double-Decker buses.

Mrs. White said...

The pictures are wonderful! I never thought I would see the church where Spurgeon preached! Thank you!

Mrs. White

Carla from The River said...

Thank You, great photos and inspiration.

Anne Payne said...

That is a gorgeous architectural landmark! I'm so glad it is still standing today. It must be something to see the inside of. Thanks for sharing the photos with Roses of Inspiration.

Vee said...

How did I miss this? A few years ago, my daily devotional was Spurgeon and it was wonderful. Funny, not long ago, a young man told John that he couldn't talk to God or go to church until he "cleaned up his act." John assured him that he should not be attempting The Lord's work. I had not realized that Spurgeon was a Brit...a Baptist yes. =D

Stephanie said...

Oh Judy, what a beautiful and inspiring place to visit! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pictures with Roses of Inspiration.

Happy hugs to you!

doodles n daydreams said...

An interesting snippet about Spurgeon. Great photos, I particularly like the aerial shot.



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