F.F. Bruce on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, February 20, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Persistence in prayer for someone whom we don't like, however much it goes against the grain to begin with, brings about a remarkable change in attitude.”
F.F. Bruce


J.C. Ryle on Compassion

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Let us take care that we drink into our Lord's spirit, and copy His example. Let us never set down men in a low place, as gracious and godless, because their faith is feeble and their love is cold. Let us remember the case of Thomas, and be very compassionate and of tender mercy.“
J.C. Ryle


Hugh Binning on Humility

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Self-knowledge is the mother of humility."

Hugh Binning


William Bacon Stevens on Faith and Works

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The religion of Jesus Christ is made up of two parts — faith and works.  Faith is the root of works; works are the fruit of faith.  A belief, however true and pure, if it is accepted only by the intellect, and be not carried out into practice, translating into active duties the faith held by the mind, is a barren faith, that will not be accepted by God, and will not secure salvation.”

William Bacon Stevens


Isaac Ambrose on Providence and Praise

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"The Lord doth many things for us, which at that time when he doth them, we cannot observe; it is our duty therefore to look upon them afterwards, that they may furnish us with matter of praise to God."

Isaac Ambrose


Andrew Bonar on Revival

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Revivals begin with God's own people; the Holy Spirit touches their heart anew, and gives them new fervor and compassion, and zeal, new light and life, and when He has thus come to you, He next goes forth to the valley of dry bones... Oh, what responsibility this lays on the Church of God! If you grieve Him away from yourselves, or hinder His visit, then the poor perishing world suffers sorely!"

Andrew Bonar

Charles Spurgeon on Being a Light to the World

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The Bible is not the light of the world, it is the light of the Church; but the world does not read the Bible, the world reads Christians; “Ye are the light of the world.””

Charles Spurgeon


Andrew Murray on Forgiving Others

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Our forgiving love toward men is the evidence of God's forgiving love in us. It is a necessary condition of the prayer of faith.”

Andrew Murray


J.R. Miller on Being Encouragers

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Then we should always be encouragers, for there are many timid, faint-hearted people who continually need to be lifted up and helped onward. We Should never be discouragers of others, but always encouragers. There are those, too, who are weak and need the strength and support which we can give them. The strong should help the weak. We should hear each other’s burdens. We are also to be long-suffering to all, no matter how they may treat us. It is not easy, but we are not Christians if we are not trying to live after this law of love.”

J.R. Miller


William Dyer on Christ's Knowledge of His People

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

"Oh, sirs, earthly kings and princes do not know all their subjects; nay, they know very few. Alas! they do not know a quarter of them! They are not acquainted with all the wrongs, and needs, and miseries, that their poor subjects lie under.

The Lord Jesus infinitely excels all other kings—in that He has a perfect knowledge of all His subjects! He knows them all by name. He knows—all their thoughts, all their needs, all their ways, all their conditions. So say I to you, sirs, Your King knows—all your necessities, all your sufferings, all your troubles, all your fears!"

William Dyer
(1632 - 1696)

Archibald Brown on Salvation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“A saved soul is a God-pardoned soul. All its sins are forgiven, and its iniquities are drowned in that deluge of pardoning love that rises high above the topmost peaks of all its mountain crimes.”

Archibald Brown


Charles Spurgeon on True Wealth

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, February 3, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“No matter what your wealth, if you have not Christ, you are miserably poor; but with Christ, you are rich to all eternity.”

Charles Spurgeon


Richard Baxter on Self-Denial

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“By denying self is meant disclaiming, renouncing, disowning, and forsaking it. Self is here looked on partly as a party disjunct16 from Christ and withdrawn from its due subordination to God, and partly as His competitor and opposite. Accordingly, it is to be denied, partly by neglect and partly by an opposition.”
Richard Baxter


A.W. Pink on Self-Denial

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”—Matthew 16:24 

“Ah, my friends, to live out the Christian life is something more than a passive luxury: it is a serious undertaking. It is a life that has to be disciplined in sacrifice. The life of discipleship begins with self-renunciation, and it continues by self-mortification. In other words, our text refers to the cross not simply as an object of faith, but as a principle of life, as the badge of discipleship, as an experience in the soul. ”

A.W. Pink


J.C. Ryle on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“This also sounds hard. I do not wonder. Our sins are often as dear to us as our children are—we love them, hug them, cleave to them, and delight in them. To part with them is as hard as cutting off a right hand or plucking out a right eye. But it must be done. The parting must come. “Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue; Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth” (Job 20:12-13). He and sin must quarrel if he and God are to be friends. Christ is willing to receive any sinners. But He will not receive them if they will stick to their sins. Let us set down that item second in our account. To be a Christian, it will cost a man his sins.”

J.C. Ryle


Wilhelmus à Brakel on Self-Denial

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 30, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Self-denial does not consist in a few deeds, but is rather a propensity and disposition of the heart.”

Wilhelmus à Brakel


Charles Spurgeon on the Church

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, January 27, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Someone was asking, the other day, how it was that the church, nowadays, was not so separate from the world as it used to be, and one who heard the question suggested that, possibly, the world had grown better. But someone more truly said that, probably, the church had grown worse. “

Charles Spurgeon


Ralph Erskine on SIn

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"The least sin is unpardonable without this obedience and righteousness of Christ; and the greatest is pardonable by it."

Ralph Erskine


B.B Warfield on The Bible

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The Bible is the Word of God in such a way that when the Bible speaks, God speaks.”

B.B Warfield


Thomas Watson on Holiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Holiness is glory in the seed, and glory is holiness in the flower.”
Thomas Watson


Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the Message of Christianity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 23, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The message of Christianity is the great announcement that the warfare is ended, that our iniquity is pardoned and, above all, that there are great blessings for us, double blessings, infinitely more than all the guilt of our sin and all the punishment that we so richly deserve.”

Martyn Lloyd-Jones


Charles Spurgeon on the Sovereignty of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, January 20, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“No doctrine in the whole Word of God has more excited the hatred of mankind, than the truth of the absolute sovereignty of God.”
Charles Spurgeon


J.R. Miller on Character

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:57 AM

“Character is personal.  It is not a possession we can share with another.  We can give a hungry person part of our loaf of bread.  We can divide our money with one who needs.  But character is something we cannot give away or communicate.  The brave soldier cannot share his courage with the pale, trembling recruit who fights by his side in the battle.  The pure, gentle woman cannot give part of her purity and gentleness to the defiled and hardened sister-woman whom she meets.  Character is our own, a part of our very being.  It grows in us along the years.  Acts repeated become habits, and character is made up in the end of habits which have been repeated so often as to become a permanent part of the life.”

J.R. Miller


J.C. Ryle on Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 6:46 AM

“Christ is never fully valued, until sin is clearly seen.”

J.C. Ryle


Thomas Watson on Joy and Heaven

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

“The sea is not so full of water as the soul of a glorified saint is full of joy. There can be no sorrow in Heaven as there can be no joy in Hell.”
Thomas Watson


Charles Spurgeon on God and Eternity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, January 16, 2017 at 5:29 AM

“Before the Eternal, all the age of frail man is less than one ticking of a clock.”
Charles Spurgeon


J.R. Miller on the Bible and Knowing Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, January 13, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“One of the ways the Bible helps us, is by making Christ known to us. The noblest Christian is he before whose eyes, the character of Jesus shines in brightest splendor. Indeed, it is only when we have clear visions of Christ, that we really grow like Him.”
J.R. Miller


Alexander Whyte on Preachers

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Only once did God choose a completely sinless preacher."
Alexander Whyte

J.C. Ryle on the Safeguard Against False Doctrine

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“If any one should ask me, What is the best safeguard against false doctrine? I answer in one word, "The Bible—the Bible regularly read, regularly prayed over, regularly studied." We must go back to the old prescription of our Master: "Diligently study the Scriptures" (John 5:39). If we want a weapon to wield against the plans of Satan, there is nothing like "the sword of the Spirit—the Word of God." But to wield it successfully, we must read it habitually, diligently, intelligently, and prayerfully. This is a point on which, I fear, many fail. In an age of hurry and activity, few read their Bibles as much as they should. More books perhaps are read than ever—but less of the one Book which makes man wise to salvation!”

J.C. Ryle


Martyn Lloyd-Jones on The Church and Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“It seems to me that there is no hope for revival until you and I, and all of us, have reached the stage in which we begin to forget ourselves a little, and to be concerned for the Church, for God’s body, his people here on earth. So many of our prayers are subjective and self-centred. We have our problems and difficulties, and by the time that we have finished with them, we are tired and exhausted and we do not pray for the Church. My blessing, my need, my this, my that. Now, I am not being hard and unkind, God has promised to deal with our problems. But where does the Church come into our prayers and intercessions? Do we go beyond ourselves and our families? We stand before the world and we say the only hope for the world is Christianity. We say the Church, and the Church alone, has the message that is needed. We see the problems of society, they are shouting at us and they are increasing week by week. And we know that this is the only answer. Very well, then, if we know that and if we believe that, let me ask you in the name of God, how often do you pray that the Church may have power to preach this, in such a manner that all these citadels that are raising themselves against God shall be razed to the ground and shall be flattened in his holy presence?”

Martyn Lloyd-Jones