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Christian leaders around the world take part in 24 hour sermon

by Tola Mbakwe
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Forty-eight Christian leaders and scholars from across the globe have gathered online to collectively preach for 24 hours.

They read from Charles. H. Spurgeon’s work to draw spiritual insights from his sermons, letters and other works for Christians today.

The virtual fundraising event, ’24 Hours with Spurgeon’ was hosted by Surgeon’s College.

“At this time of pandemic like all charities Spurgeon’s College is affected financially by the coronavirus, and therefore we are raising money to continue Spurgeon’s work and continue his legacy so that our students can continue to train and preach the good news of the Christian gospel.

“Through this we want to remind people that Spurgeon’s words are still relevant today whilst raising money to continue Spurgeon’s legacy,” the Bible college said in a statement.

The sermon kicked off at 9 a.m. UK time on Friday with the principal of Spurgeon’s College reading “Joy and Peace in Believing”. It continued with Christian leaders from the UK and around the world including Pastor Rick Warren from Saddleback Church in California.

Dr Philip McCormack, Principal of Spurgeon’s College told Premier it’s a way of honouring a legendary theologian.

“Spurgeon sold massive amounts of books and his sermons were widely read every week. He was and continues to be one of the most influencial figures within the Christian tradition.”

You can watch the sermon here:

Listen to Premier’s interview with Dr Philip McCormack here:

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