Faith Principles from Charles Spurgeon

Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) was known as the “Prince of Preachers” of the 19th century. To Spurgeon, you can grow great faith that overcomes life’s challenges.


Faith principles from Spurgeon:

  1. Believe in continuing supernatural power
  2. Develop Faith as Spiritual Sensitivity to God“Spend much time alone with Jesus, and you will have much assurance. Spend little time alone with Jesus, and your faith will be shallow, polluted with many doubts and fears, and lacking in the joy of the Lord”
  3. Get Your Faith from Christ Himself
    Christ is the source of our faith and He must be the object of our faith.
    “When you have no faith in yourself, there is more room in the soul for faith in Jesus.”
    “By faith all things become possible to us, yet the power is not in the faith but in the God in whom faith relies.”
  4. Tap into God’s Power Forces of Faith and Prayer
    He describes the prayer life of his church as the ‘heavenly electricity of believing prayer.’ Our prayers do spur God to act on our behalf but Spurgeon did not mean that God is bound by our prayers. Our prayer must spring from faith imparted by Him. 
  5. Faith Acts on Knowing Who We Are in Christ. Spurgeon believed we have the right and privilege to bank on God’s promises – “Some bank bills require the signature of the person for whom they are drawn, and they would not be payable at the bank, through regularly signed, unless countersigned by the person to whom they are due: now many of the Lord’s promises are drawn in like fashion.” 
  6. You Can Grow Your Faith by Exercising It
    • Faith is increased by praying for more faith
      “Let us not rest contented with weak faith, but ask, like the apostles, to have it increased.”
    • Faith is increased through trials
      “Faith untried may be true faith, but it is sure to be little faith.”
    • Faith is strengthened by an attitude of joy
    • Faith is increased by confessing the word of God
    • Faith is increased by sowing a seed