Octavius Winslow on the Love of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Love was the moving, controlling attribute in God's great expedient of saving sinners. Justice may have demanded it, holiness may have required it, wisdom may have planned it, and power may have executed it, but love originated the whole, and was the moving cause in the heart of God;….”

Octavius Winslow


J. C. Ryle on the "Religious People"

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The life of many religious people, I fear, in this age, is nothing better than a continual course of spiritual dram-drinking. They are always morbidly craving fresh excitement; and they seem to care little what it is if they only get it."

J. C. Ryle


J. Gresham Machen on Religion

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The type of religion which rejoices in the pious sound of traditional phrases, regardless of their meanings, or shrinks from "controversial" matters, will never stand amid the shocks of life."

J. Gresham Machen


William Ames on Living to God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, September 17, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Men live to God when they live according to the will of God, to the glory of God, with God inwardly working in them.”

William Ames


A. W. Tozer on Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"God is not asking you to come to Christ just to attain peace of mind or to make you a better businessman or woman.  You were created to worship.  God wants you to know His redemption so you will desire to worship and praise Him."

A .W. Tozer


Francis Schaeffer on the Problem of Existence

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The answer to the problem of existence is that the infinite-personal, triune God is there, and that infinite-personal, triune God is not silent."

Francis Schaeffer


R. C. Sproul on God's Glory

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The glory of God transcends all creaturely glory.  Indeed what glory may be found in this world is borrowed or derived from the Creators hand."

R. C. Sproul


J.C. Ryle on Love for Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"For another thing, if you love Christ, never be ashamed to let others see it and know it."

J. C. Ryle


John Newton on Preaching

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 10, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Thus, when a man has a proper call, and a competent fund of general knowledge, he learns to preach, by learning to acquire a confidence, not in himself, but in his cause, and in him in whose name he speaks."

John Newton


A. W. Tozer on God and Knowledge

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, September 7, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"You must begin with God.  Then you begin to understand everything in its proper context.   All things fit into shape and form when you begin with God."

A. W. Tozer


Francis Schaeffer on Christian Unity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The world looks, shrugs its shoulders and turns away.  It has not seen even the beginning of a living church in the midst of a dying culture.  It has not seen the beginning of what Jesus indicates is the final apologetic - observable oneness among true Christians who are truly brothers in Christ."

Francis Schaeffer


R. C. Sproul on Holiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"There is nothing easy about becoming holy.  Yet the Bible does make it easy for us to know what holiness is supposed to look like.  The fruits of the Spirit -- that is where our focus  must be."

R. C. Sproul


J. C. Ryle on the True Christian

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The true Christian is one whose religion is in his heart and life. It is felt by himself in his heart. It is seen by others in his conduct and life."

J. C. Ryle


John Newton on Being only Hearers of the Word

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, September 3, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“In the first place, be cautious that you do not degenerate into the spirit of a mere hearer, so as to place the chief stress of your profession upon running hither and thither after preachers.”

John Newton


A. W. Tozer on Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 31, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The Presence of God in our midst - bringing a sense of Godly fear and reverence - this largely missing today."

A. W. Tozer


Francis Schaeffer on Caring for Nature

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"Christians, of all people, should not be the destroyers.  We should treat nature with an overwhelming respect.  We may cut down a tree to build a house, or to make a fire to keep the family warm.  But we should not cut down the tree just to cut down the tree."

Francis Schaeffer


R. C. Sproul on Transformation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"True transformation comes by gaining a new understanding of God, ourselves, and the world.  What we are after ultimately is to be conformed to the image of Christ."

R. C. Sproul


J. C. Ryle on Holiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"Strive to live a holy life. Walk worthy of the Church to which you belong. Live like citizens of heaven. Let your light shine before men, so that the world may profit by your conduct."

J. C. Ryle


John Newton on Happiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 27, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“God formed us originally for himself, and has therefore given the human mind such a vastness of desire, such a thirst for happiness as he alone can answer;  and therefore, till we seek our rest in Him, in vain we seek it elsewhere.”

John Newton


A. W. Tozer on Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 24, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The beautiful part of worship is that it prepares you and enables you to zero in on the important things that must be done for God."

A. W. Tozer


Francis Schaeffer on Dominion and Nature

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 5:00 AM

"It is the same when we have dominion over nature: it is not ours.  It belongs to God, and we are to exercise our dominion over these things not as though entitled to exploit them, but as things borrowed or held in trust."

Francis Schaeffer


R. C. Sproul on Saints

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The saints of Scripture were called saints not because they were already pure but because they were people who were set apart and called to purity."

R. C. Sproul


J. C. Ryle on Increased Love for Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The man whose soul is "growing," finds more in Christ to rest upon every year, and rejoices more that he has such a Saviour."

J. C. Ryle


John Newton on Colleges and the Knowledge of Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, August 20, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Colleges can never make up for a lack of the knowledge of Christ.”

John Newton


A. W. Tozer on Salvation and Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, August 17, 2018 at 7:32 AM

"God has provided His salvation that we might be, individually and personally, vibrant children of God, loving God with all our hearts and worshipping Him in beauty and holiness."

A. W. Tozer


Francis Schaeffer on Nature

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"It is the Biblical view of nature that gives nature a value in itself; not to be used merely as an argument in apologetics, but of value in itself because God made it."

Francis Schaeffer


John Owen on the Result of Time with Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 6:22 AM

"The one who makes it his daily business to eat daily from the tree of life, will have no appetite for other fruit, even though the tree that bears them seems to stand in the midst of paradise"

John Owen


J. C. Ryle on Our Christianity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The hour is daily drawing nearer when the reality of our Christianity will be tested, and it will be seen whether we have built on "the rock" or on "the sand."

J .C. Ryle


John Newton on Providence

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Every drop of rain hits its appointed target, and every dust particle  is carried by the wind to its appointed resting place.”

John Newton


Thomas Watson on Meditating on the Word of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, August 10, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The reason we come away so cold from reading the Word, is because we do not warm ourselves at the fire of meditation."

Thomas Watson