Review: The Indwelling and Outflowing of the Holy Spirit

The Indwelling and Outflowing of the Holy Spirit by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“May you get your share of the streams!”

I haven’t listened to this audio cd, so I can’t comment on the audio quality, whoever it was that read the sermon, or anything like that.

My review is of the sermon itself, which can be found in 12 Sermons on the Holy Spirit. All 12 sermons are excellent, but this particular sermon is the cream of that choice crop.  It can also be found as an individual booklet from Chapel Library.

Spurgeon’s goal in this sermon is to show us the vital necessity of being filled with the Holy Spirit. You can be saved – have had a drink – without being filled with rivers of living waters flowing out from your life. He shows us the excellency of the gift of the Spirit, and then lays out how to seek more of the Spirit in our lives and our churches.

“Instead of worshipping more than God, I fear we worship less than God. This appears when we forget to pay due adoration to the Holy Spirit of God.”

“The operations of the Holy Spirit are of incomparable value. They are of such incomparable value that the very best thing we can think of was not thought to be so precious as these are.”

So may it be! So may it be! May springs begin to flow in all our churches, and may all of you who hear me this day get your share of the streams.”

I liked this so much, I ordered 30 copies of it in booklet form from Chapel Library to give to those in my church. I highly recommend this sermon, in any form you can find it.