Charles Spurgeon on The Gospel Today

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“But men want novelties. They cannot endure that the trumpet should give forth the same certain sound. They crave some fresh fantasia every day. “The gospel with variations” is the music for them. “Intellect is progressive,” they say. They must, therefore, march ahead of their forefathers.  Incarnate deity, a holy life, an atoning death, and a literal resurrection—having heard these things now for nearly nineteen centuries, they are just a little stale; and the cultivated mind hungers for a change from the old-fashioned manna.”

Charles Spurgeon


J.C. Ryle on Happiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 26, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“The only way to be really happy in such a world as this, is to be ever casting all our cares on God.”

J.C. Ryle


A.W. Pink on Brotherly Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, September 23, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Fostering pride is fatal to the cultivation of brotherly affection.  The majority, if not all, of the petty grievances among Christians are to be traced back to this evil root. “Love suffereth long,” but pride is terribly impatient. “Love envieth not,” but pride is intensely jealous. “Love seeketh not her own,” but pride ever desires gratification. “Love seeketh not her own,” but pride demands constant attention from others. “Love beareth all things,” but pride is resentful of the slightest injury. “Love endureth all things,” but pride is offended if a brother fails to greet him on the street. Pride must be mortified if brotherly love is to flourish.”

A.W. Pink


Richard Steele on Preparing for Marriage

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Being a godly spouse is such a big challenge that you must prepare for it well beforehand. It is no wonder that so many marriages fail! Too often the husband does not know how to rule, the wife does not know how to obey. They are both ignorant, conceited, and miserable. Therefore, parents ought to teach their children about the duties of marriage. Otherwise families, which should be the nurseries of the church, prove to be hotbeds of disorder and immorality.”

Richard Steele


John Flavel on the Power of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 5:23 AM

“The power of God is an everlasting power; time doth not weaken or diminish it, as it doth all creature-powers, “The Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary,” (Isa 40:28). “The Lord’s hand is not shortened,” (Isa 59:1). He hath as much power now as ever he had, and can do for his people as much as ever he did; time will decay the power of the strongest creature, and make him faint and feeble; but the Creator of the ends of the earth fainteth not.”

John Flavel


Charles Spurgeon on God Speaking

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Whatever I hear my Father say in Scripture, wherever he speaks to me by the ministry, or by his Spirit, if he speaks it, there is not the slightest alloy of untruth about it. I may receive it just as it is.”

Charles Spurgeon


G.D. Watson on the Providence of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 19, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“If we take time to think quietly over the daily dealings of God with us, and lovingly watch for every little symptom of God’s presence in us and around us, we will soon be astonished at the degree we will discover of His presence, and at the perfection with which He weaves things together for our good. He never makes half a providence.”

G.D. Watson


Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Brotherly Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, September 16, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“I do not hesitate, therefore, to say that the ultimate test of our profession of the Christian faith is, I believe, this whole question of our loving one another.  Indeed, I do not hesitate to aver that it is a more vital test than our orthodoxy.”

Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Richard Steele on the Special Duty of a Husband: Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Love is the foundation of all other duties toward her. Everything flows from this. Without love, every performance of duty toward her seems hard. Tenderness, honor, care, and kindness are merely the beams from the sun of love.”

Richard Steele


John Flavel on the Power of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 5:24 AM

“The power of God is a supreme and sovereign power, from which all creature-power is derived, and by which it is over-ruled, restrained, and limited at his pleasure.”

John Flavel


Charles Spurgeon on God and Creation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“ALL God’s works praise him whether they be magnificent or minute, they all discover the wisdom, the power and the benevolence of their Creator. “All thy works praise thee, O God.” But there are some of his more majestic works which sing the song of praise louder than others. There are some of his doings, upon which there seems to be graven in larger letters than usual the name of God. Such are the lofty mountains, which worship God with uncovered heads both night and day, such are the rolling seas, too mighty to be managed by man, but held in check by God, and such, especially, are the thunders and the lightnings. The lightnings are the glances of the eyes of God, and the thunders are the utterings of his voice.”

Charles Spurgeon

G.D. Watson on the Majesty of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“We see how perfectly God works in creation, and how nicely He dovetails part with part—wedding strength to beauty, mountain with valley, zones with climates, and products with seasons. He so beautifully fits the fin to the sea, the wing to the air, the eye to light, the ear to pulsations of the atmosphere, and each joint to its socket, that the whole creation becomes a glass transparency, revealing the matchless wisdom of God. It shows Omnipresence in every atom, and discloses the momentary operation of His infinite will in every successive instant through thousands of years, without a pause, without a blunder or a single trace of His forgetting anything, from the insect in a quivering leaf to the giant orbit of suns and stellar systems.”

G.D. Watson


Gerhard Tersteegen on Surrendering to Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“We must give ourselves up to Christ like a patient resigns himself to his physician, with these words, “I resign myself to your directions. If you know of any means to heal me, prescribe them; and whether they be bitter or sweet, I will take them. I will be obedient to you, if you are but able to help me and restore me to health.” Thus it is we must surrender ourselves to Christ, as the only Savior and Physician of our souls, that by His grace and the operations of His Spirit He may make entirely new and different people of us, and redeem us from sin and all our misery.”

Gerhard Tersteegen


Horatius Bonar on Forgiveness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Forgiveness is through the man Christ Jesus, who is Son of God as well as Son of man! This is our message. Forgiveness through the one work of sin-bearing which He accomplished for sinners upon earth. Forgiveness to the worst and wickedest, to the farthest off from God whom this earth contains. Forgiveness of the largest, fullest, completest kind; without stint, or exception, or condition, or the possibility of revocation! Forgiveness free and undeserved,—free as the love of God, free as the gift of His beloved Son. Forgiveness ungrudged and unrestrained,—whole-hearted and joyful, as the forgiveness of the father falling on the neck of the prodigal! Forgiveness simply in believing; for, "by Him all that believe are justified from all things." ”

Horatius Bonar

J.R. Shelton, Jr. on Love of Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“To the true believer, the Lord Jesus Christ is our life, our hope, and our peace. I say, for the scriptures say, He is All and in All. Listen! We see in His blood shed for us at Calvary’s cross a cleansing from every sin. We see in His imputed righteousness a justification before God that leaves us perfect in His sight. We see in His redemption a complete deliverance from sin, Satan, the world, and the very presence of sin, and that for ever. We see in His resurrection a conquering of death, hell, and the grave, and an entrance into heavenly glory for every blood-bought child of God”

L.R. Shelton, Jr.


Johann Arndt on Loving God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“God, therefore, should be the most beloved object of our souls, and our hearts should rest in him alone, because he is the highest good. He is nothing else than mercy and goodness, love and kindness, clemency and patience, truth, comfort, peace, joy, life, and happiness. All this he has laid up in Jesus Christ. Whoever, therefore, has Christ, is thereby put into the possession of all these heavenly virtues. And whoever loves God, must also of necessity love God's truth and mercy, his goodness and kindness, and the whole train of divine virtues. ”

Johann Arndt


Thomas Watson on The Word

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 5, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“The Word written is our pillar of fire to guide us. It shows us what rocks we are to avoid; it is the map by which we sail to the new Jerusalem.”

Thomas Watson


Horatius Bonar on Salvation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, September 2, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“There is but one work by which a man can be saved. That work is not shine, but the work of the Son of God. That work is finished,—neither to be taken from nor added to,—perfect through all ages,—and presented by Himself to you, that you may avail yourself of it and be saved.”

Horatius Bonar


L.R. Shelton, Jr. on Love for Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Dear friend, to know the Lord Jesus Christ is to love Him. To love Him is to follow Him and abide with Him forever in that living union of salvation. For you see, in salvation we are brought into that living, loving, and lasting union with Him and by faith know Him to be our head, our husband, our lover, and our friend. We find in Him a preciousness, for unto him who believes, He, Christ our Lord, is precious—precious in His life, precious in His death, precious in His resurrection, precious in His ascension into heaven, precious in His intercession within the veil as our interceding High Priest, and precious as we wait for our Lord from glory in His second coming.”

L.R. Shelton, Jr.


Johann Arndt on Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“To render anything pleasing to Almighty God, it is necessary that it proceed from him; since he approves of nothing but what he himself works in us. Now, God is love; it therefore follows, that all that we do ought to proceed from a divine faith, in order that it may be pleasing to God; and from pure love, that it may prove profitable to men. This love must be pure, without any regard to self-honor, self-interest, and those mean designs which sometimes intrude into a Christian's actions.”

Johann Arndt


George Muller on Representing Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 5:30 AM


"We are left here to be representatives of the Lord Jesus Christ in this world. This great honour He has bestowed upon us here."
George Muller


Thomas Watson on the Love of The Word

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 29, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Again, do we love the holiness of the Word (Psa. 119:140)? The Word is preached to beat down sin and advance holiness. Do we love it for its spirituality and purity? Many love the Word preached only for its eloquence and notion. They come to a sermon as to a performance (Ezek. 33:31,32) or as to a garden to pick flowers, but not to have their lusts subdued or their hearts bettered. These are like a foolish woman who paints her face but neglects her health.”

Thomas Watson


A.W. Tozer on Immutability

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 26, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“God’s immutability presupposes His faithfulness.  If He is unchanging, it follows that He could not be unfaithful.  Upon God’s faithfulness rests our whole hope of future blessedness.  Only as He is faithful will His covenants stand and His promises be honored.”

A. W. Tozer


Edward Pearse on God's Immutability

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“God is unchangeable, and, being unchangeable, He will certainly support and deliver His Church, and that in the best way and fittest season.”


Edward Pearse




Thomas Goodwin on Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“In public worship all should join. The little strings go to make up a concert, as well as the great.”


Thomas Goodwin


J.R. Miller on Suffering

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“The teaching is clear and positive.  Painful in the human experience, as it must always be in its outcome, chastening works good.  We do not know what we owe to suffering.  Many of the richest blessings which have come down to us from the past are the fruits of sorrow or pain.  Others sowed in tears, and we gather the harvest. We should never forget that redemption, the world's greatest blessing, is the fruit of world's greatest sorrow.  In our own personal life it is true that in all chastening our Father's design is our pro fit, and that suffering rightly endured yields the fruits of righteousness.”

J.R. Miller


Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Theory and Practice

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, August 22, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“It is the masterpiece of Satan to make us put theory and practice into separate watertight compartments, to make men so interested in the Book that they forget to apply its teaching. What you have seen, says Paul, practice!” 

Martyn Lloyd-Jones


Ernest Reisinger on Evangelism

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 19, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“When a preacher of a church tries to effect that which only God can effect, it has shifted from God-centered evangelism to man-centered evangelism. Therefore, the end we must have in view in God-centered evangelism must be first and foremost, the glory of God. If our end is only man, then our evangelism will soon become man-centered, which represents most modern evangelism.”

Ernest Reisinger


Horatius Bonar on Christians

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“It is a great thing to be a Christian. The very name is a noble one, beyond all the noble names of earth. The thing itself is inconceivably blessed and glorious. Much, then, is expected of you. Do not disgrace the old family name. Do nothing unworthy of Him who represents you in heaven, and whom you represent on earth. He is faithful to you; be you so to Him. Let men know what a Lord and Master you serve. Be His witnesses; be His mirrors; be His living epistles. Let Him speak through you to the world. Let your life tell your fellow-men what He is, and what He is to you. Speak well of Him to men, as He speaks well of you to God. He has honoured you by giving you His name; He has blessed you by conferring on you sonship, and royalty, and an eternal heritage: see that you do justice to His love, and magnify His greatness.”

Horatius Bonar


Charles Spurgeon on Gossips

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“What a pity that there is not a tax upon words: what an income would come from it; but, alas, talking pays no toll! And if lies paid double, the government might pay off the national debt; but who could collect the money? Common fame is a common liar. Hearsay is half lies. A tale never loses in the telling. As a snowball grows by rolling, so does a story. They who talk much lie much. If men only said what was true, what a peaceable world we should see! Silence seldom makes mischief; but talking is a plague to the parish. Silence is wisdom. By this rule, wise men and wise women are scarce. Still waters are the deepest; but the shallowest brooks brawl the most; this shows how plentiful fools must be. An open mouth shows an empty head. If the chest had gold or silver in it, it would not always stand open. Talking comes by nature, but it needs a good deal of training to learn to be quiet; yet regard for truth should put a bit into every honest man’s mouth, and a bridle upon every good woman’s tongue.”
Charles Spurgeon