Thomas Manton on Good Works

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, November 16, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"Comfort may be increased by the sight of good works, but it is not built upon them; they are seeds of hope, not props of confidence."

Thomas Manton


A.W. Tozer on People Today

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"People today are in too much of a hurry to get nowhere."

A. W. Tozer


C. S. Lewis on Redemption

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"For God is not merely mending, not simply restoring a status quo. Redeemed humanity is to be something more glorious than unfallen humanity."

C. S. Lewis


John Newton on the Gospel

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“None are so bad but the gospel affords them a ground of hope: none are so good as to have any just ground of hope without it.”

John Newton


John Owen on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, November 12, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“This holy complacency, this rest and sweet repose of mind, is the foundation of the delight of believers in this duty. They do not pray only because it is their duty so to do, nor yet because they stand in need of it, so as that they cannot live without it, but they have delight in it; and to keep them from it is all one as to keep them from their daily food and refreshment.”

John Owen


Thomas Manton on the Difference Between Study and Meditation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, November 9, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The end of study is information, and the end of meditation is practice, or a work upon the affections."

Thomas Manton


A. W. Tozer on Who, or What, We Serve

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"We must of necessity be servant to someone, either to God or to sin."

A. W. Tozer


C. S. Lewis on the Value of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.”

C. S. Lewis


John Newton on Use of Time

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Permit me to advise you to study the redemption of time; it is an important talent, and we have all misspent too much of it.”

John Newton


John Owen on Thoughts and Their Fruit

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

“The mind of man is covered with thoughts, as a tree with blossoms. Most of them fall off, vanish, and come to nothing, end in vanity; and sometimes where the mind doth most abound with them there is the least fruit; the sap of the mind is wasted and consumed in them. Howbeit there is no fruit which actually we bring forth, be it good or bad, but it proceeds from some of these thoughts.”

John Owen


Thomas Manton on Meditating on What We Hear

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, November 2, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"To hear and not to meditate is unfruitful. We may hear and hear, but it is like putting a thing into a bag with holes."

Thomas Manton


A.W. Tozer on God's Goodness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"Oh God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more."

A. W. Tozer


C. S. Lewis on Our True Nature

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is.”

C. S. Lewis


John Newton on Thinking About God

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

“What a shame, then, is it that my Lord and your's should ever be a single minute out of my mind, since there is not a single minute but brings me some new proof of his goodness.”

John Newton


John Owen on The Word of God and LIfe

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, October 29, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“When men feed on the word, it is turned into a principle of life, spiritual strength, and growth within; which a taste of it only will not give. As food, when it is digested, turns into flesh and blood and spirits, so doth the word, and Christ therein, unto the souls of men spiritually.”

John Owen


Thomas Manton on The Word, Meditation and Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Friday, October 26, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"What we take in the word we digest by meditation and let out by prayer."

Thomas Manton


A. W. Tozer on The Church and Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The church must worship, and worship and entertainment are at opposite ends of the table."

A. W. Tozer


C. S. Lewis on Prosperity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Prosperity knits a man to the world. He feels that he is finding his place in it, while really it is finding its place in him.”

C. S. Lewis


John Newton on Seeing God's Promises in Our Affliction

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“How grand and magnificent is the arch over our heads in a starry night! But if it were always day, the stars could not be seen. The firmament of scripture, if I may so speak, is spangled with exceeding great and precious promises, as the sky is with stars, but the value and beauty of many of them are only perceptible to us in the night of affliction.”

John Newton


John Owen on Preservation of True Religion

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, October 22, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Men do but deceive themselves who suppose that the purity of religion will be preserved in confessions and canons, whilst some make it their business to corrupt its truth, and few or none make it their business to preserve its power.”

John Owen


Charles Spurgeon on The Word of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, October 19, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“The door of the Word can only be unlocked and opened by the key of diligence.”

Charles Spurgeon


Octavius Winslow on Life and Love to God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“The outward holy life of a believer is the result of an inward principle of love to God.”

Octavius Winslow


J. C. Ryle on Hapiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"To be truly happy "a man must have sources of happiness which are not dependent on anything in this world." There is nothing on earth which is not stamped with the mark of instability and uncertainty. All the good things that money can buy are but for a moment: they either leave us or we are obliged to leave them. All the sweetest relationships in life are liable to come to an end: death may come any day and cut them off. The man whose happiness depends entirely on things here below is like him who builds his house on sand."

J. C. Ryle


J. Gresham Machen on the Need for the Gospel

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"What people need is the gospel, not directions for saving themselves but knowledge of how God has saved them."

J. Gresham Machen


William Ames on God's Use of Means

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, October 15, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“God therefore uses means, not for lack of power, but through the abundance of his goodness; that namely, he might communicate a certain dignity of working to his Creatures also, and might make his Efficiency more perceivable in them.”

William Ames


Charles Spurgeon on The Word of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, October 12, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"Meditation and careful thought, exercise us and strengthen the soul for the reception of the yet more lofty truths. We must meditate.  The Word of God is always most precious to the man who met lives upon it."

Charles Spurgeon


Octavius Winslow on the Love of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Go forth and BE LOVING, even as your Father in heaven is loving. Let your heart be as large in its creature capacity as God's heart is in its divine. If He has a large heart for you, beware of a small heart for your fellows.”

Octavius Winslow


J. C. Ryle on Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The heart in which love grows is a heart changed, renewed, and transformed by the Holy Spirit."

J. C. Ryle


J. Gresham Machen on Theology and Ethics

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"There can be no greater mistake than to suppose that Jesus ever separated theology from ethics."

J. Gresham Machen


William Ames on the Omnipotence of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, October 8, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“The Omnipotence of God is that whereby he is able to effect all things that he wills or can will.”

William Ames