Be there - Sunday, September 30, 6pm.

Pastor Brandon shared, "One of my heroes in ministry is Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Most of us are all familiar with Spurgeon the preacher, but you may not realize that he led his church to be a praying church. On one occasion, five young ministerial students were spending a Sunday in London, so they went to hear Spurgeon preach. While waiting for the doors to open, they were greeted by a man who said, “Gentlemen, let me show you around. Would you like to see the boiler room of this church?” They were not particularly interested, for it was a hot day in July. But they didn't want to offend the stranger, so they consented. The young men were taken down a stairway, a door was quietly opened, and their guide whispered, “This is our boiler room.”

Much to their surprise, the students saw 700 people bowed in prayer, seeking a blessing on the service that was soon to begin in the massive auditorium above. As he closed the door, the gentleman then introduced himself—it was Spurgeon himself. 

Charles Spurgeon — “The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be
near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the first tokens of His absence will be a slothfulness in prayer.”