01. Prefatory Note
02. Mysterious Visits
03. Under His Shadow
04. Under the Apple Tree
05. Over the Mountains
06. Fragrant Spices From the Mountains of Myrrh
07. The Well-beloved
08. The Spiced Wine of My Pomegranate;
09. The Well-beloved's Vineyard
10. Redeemed Souls Freed From Fear
11. Jesus, the Great Object of Astonishment
12. Bands of Love; or, Union to Christ
13. I Will Give You Rest
14. The Memorable Hymn
15. Jesus Asleep on a Pillow
16. Real Contact With Jesus
17. Christ and His Table-companions
18. A Word From the Beloved's Own Mouth
19. The Believer Not an Orphan
20. Communion With Christ and His People
21. The Sin-bearer
22. Swooning and Reviving Christ's Feet
23. C. H. Spurgeon's Communion Hymn
"TILL HE COME."
(Not published in The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit.)
For many years, whether at home or abroad, it was Mr. Spurgeon's constant custom to observe the ordinance of the Lord's supper every Sabbath-day, unless illness prevented. This he believed to be in accordance with apostolic precedent; and it was his oft-repeated testimony that the more frequently he obeyed his Lord's command, "This do in remembrance of Me," the more precious did his Savior become to him, while the memorial celebration itself proved increasingly helpful and instructive as the years rolled by.
Several of the discourses here published were delivered to thousands of communicants in the Metropolitan Tabernacle, while others were addressed to the little companies of Christians, — of different denominations, and of various nationalities, — who gathered around the communion table in Mr. Spurgeon's sitting-room at Mentone. The addresses cover a wide range of subjects; but all of them speak more or less fully of the great atoning sacrifice of which the broken bread and the filled cup are the simple yet significant symbols.
Mr. Spurgeon's had intended to publish a selection of his Communion Addresses; so this volume may be regarded as another of the precious literary legacies bequeathed by him to his brethren and sisters in Christ who have yet to tarry a while here below. It is hoped that these sermonettes will be the means of deepening the spiritual life of many believers, and that they will suggest suitable themes for meditation and discourse to those who have the privilege and responsibility of presiding at the ordinance.
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