B&H Academic has published The Lost Sermons of CH Spurgeon: Volume 2, a beautiful and painstaking reproduction of Spurgeon’s earliest sermon notes. To learn about Volume 1, see “The Lost Sermons of CH Spurgeon: A New Book’s 120-Year-Old Endorsement.”
The second volume contains 57 sermons, the bulk of which were preached during Spurgeon’s tenure as the youg pastor of the small Waterbeach Chapel. This was his earliest pastorate, as he began serving as their preacher in 1851 when he was just 17 years old.
Spurgeon wrote of this early period of his ministry in his autobiography, saying:
There went Into that village a lad, who had no great scholarship, but who was earnest in seeking the souls of men. He began to preach there, and It pleased God to turn the whole place upside down. In a short time, the little thatched chapel was crammed, the biggest vagabonds of the village were weeping floods of tears, and those who had been the curse of the parish became its blessing. Where there had been robberies and villainies of every kind, all round the neighbourhood, there were none, because the men who used to do mischief were themselves in the house of God, rejoicing to hear of Jesus crucified.