J.R. Miller on Christian Peace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“If we learn well the lesson of living just one day at a time, without anxiety for either yesterday or tomorrow, we shall have found one of the great secrets of Christian peace. That is the way God teaches us to live. That is the lesson both of the Bible and of nature. If we learn it, it will cure us of all anxiety; it will save us from all feverish haste; it will enable us to live sweetly in any experience.”

J.R. Miller



Thomas Watson on The Scriptures

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:57 AM

“If we would have the word written effectual, let us labour not only to have the light of the word in our heads, but the power of the word in our hearts.“

Thomas Watson


Charles Spurgeon on God's Nature

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The Lord is able to concentrate His whole mind upon any one point without dividing that mind; He has such an infinite capacity that each one of us may be the center of God's thoughts, and yet He will not be forgetting any other beloved one.”

Charles Spurgeon


J.C. Philpot on Modern Religion

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“I am quite sick of modern religion; it is such a mixture, such a medley, such a compromise. I find much, indeed, of this religion in my own heart, for it suits the flesh well; but I would not have it so, and grieve it should be so.”

J.C. Philpot



James Smith on Our Relationship with God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“All our supplies come from God, therefore our dependence should be on Him, and our expectations from Him.”

James Smith


J.C. Ryle on Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Love should be the silver thread that runs through all your conduct"

J.C. Ryle


Thomas Brooks on a Believer and Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, September 18, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“But now a sincere Christian, he owns Christ in all His offices, he receives Christ in all His offices, and he closes with Christ in all His offices. He accepts of Him, not only as a Christ Jesus, but also as a Lord Jesus; he embraces Him, not only as a saving Christ, but also as a ruling Christ. ”

Thomas Brooks


J.C Ryle on Reading The Bible

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Let us resolve to "read the Bible more and more" every year we live. Let us try to get it rooted in our memories, an engraved into our hearts. Let us be thoroughly well provisioned with it against the voyage of death. Who knows but we may have a very stormy passage? Sight and hearing may fail us, and we may be in deep waters. Oh, to have the Word "hid in our hearts" in such an hour as that! (Psalm 119:11).”

J.C. Ryle


J.C. Ryle on Reading The Bible

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“That Bible is read best which is put into practice in our daily lives.”

J.C. Ryle


J.C. Ryle on the Perils of Greatness and Riches

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Greatness and riches are a perilous possession for the soul. They know not what they seek who seek to have them. They lead men into many temptations. They are likely to fill the heart with pride, and to chain the affections down to things below."

J.C. Ryle


J.C. Ryle on Sharing The Gospel

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The truest charity is to endeavour to share with others every spark of religious light we possess ourselves, and so to hold our own candle that it may give light to every one around us. Happy is that soul, which, as soon as it receives light from heaven, begins to think of others as well as itself! No candle which God lights was ever meant to burn alone.”

J.C. Ryle


J.C. Ryle on the The Gospel and Believer's Life

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The Gospel which we possess was not given us only to be admired, talked of, and professed,—but to be practised.  It was not meant merely to reside in our intellect, and memories, and tongues,—but to be seen in our lives.”

J.C. Ryle


J.R. Miller on Work and Character

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The shop, the mill, the factory, the store, the office, the farm are not primarily places for making machines, selling goods, weaving cloths, building engines, and growing crops; they are, first of all, places for making men, building character, growing souls. Right in the midst of what some people call drudgery is the very best place to get the transformed, transfigured life. The doing of common tasks patiently, promptly, faithfully, cheerfully, makes the character beautiful and bright.”

J.R. Miller


A.W. Pink on Teachers and the Direction of Congregations

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The man in the pew, following the lead of his teachers, has lost faith in the Bible as a Divine revelation, and in consequence, no longer submits to its authority.”

A.W. Pink


Richard Baxter on Humility

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

“Keep up a humble sense of your own faults, and that will make you compassionate to others”

Richard Baxter


Charles Spurgeon on Heaven

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 4, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Brethren, is not this the very cream of heaven? There have been many suggestions of what we shall do in heaven, and what we shall enjoy, but they all seem to me to be wide of the mark compared with this one, that we shall be with Jesus, be like him, and shall behold his glory. Oh, to see the feet that were nailed, and to touch the hand that was pierced, and to look upon the head that wore the thorns, and to bow before him who is ineffable love, unspeakable condescension, infinite tenderness! Oh, to bow before him, and to kiss that blessed face! Jesu, what better do we want than to see thee by shine own light—to see thee, and speak with thee, as when a man speaketh with his friend? It is pleasant to talk about this, but what will it be there when the pearl gates open? The streets of gold will have small attraction to us, and the harps of angels will but slightly enchant us, compared with the King in the midst of the throne. He it is who shall rivet our gaze, absorb our thoughts, enchain our affection, and move all our sacred passions to their highest pitch of celestial ardor. We shall see Jesus."

Charles Spurgeon


James Meikle on Christ's Sufficiency

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, September 1, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“When I look to myself and see my vileness and wants, I am confounded with shame; but when I look to thee, and see thy fullness and all-sufficiency, I am confounded with wonder!”

James Meikle


Thomas Watson on Living Out The Scriptures

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Christians should be walking Bibles. Xenophon said, "Many read Lycurgus's laws, but few observe them." The word written is not only a rule of knowledge, but a rule of obedience: it is not only to mend our sight, but to mend our pace. David calls God's word "a lamp unto his feet" (Ps. 119:105). It was not only a light to his eyes to see by, but to his feet to walk by. By practice we trade the talent of knowledge, and turn it to profit. This is a blessed reading of scripture, when we fly from the sins which the word forbids, and espouse the duties which the word commands. Reading without practice will be but a torch to light men to hell.”

Thomas Watson


Abraham Kuyper on Beauty

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

“There are two kinds of beauty; there is a beauty which God gives at birth, and which withers as a flower. And there is a beauty which God grants when by His grace men are born again. That kind of beauty never vanishes but blooms eternally.”

Abraham Kuyper


A.W. Pink on the Blessedness of Sleep

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“How often is it now lost sight of that the Lord cares for the bodies of His saints as well as for their souls. This is more or less recognized and owned by believers in the matter of food and clothing, health and strength, but it is widely ignored by many concerning the point we are here treating of.”

A.W. Pink


James Smith on the Love of Jesus

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 28, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Jesus loves always. His love is like his life, endless. Whom once he loveth, he loveth unto the end; for he is "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to-day, and forever." He may change his works; he may change his dispensations; but he will never break his word, or change in his love. That love is from everlasting to everlasting. It was sovereignly fixed upon us, and can never be diverted from us. So that amidst all the changes that take place within me, and without me, I may rejoice in this, that Jesus still loves me. Aye, and that he loves me as much in adversity as in prosperity; as much in darkness as when his candle shines upon my head; as much when I feel as if I am sinking in the horrible pit, as when I feel that I am standing on the rock. As soon may he cease to be God, as cease to love his people. While he lives he must love, and love the same objects too.”

James Smith


Thomas Watson on the God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“In God are treasures which can never be emptied--and pleasures which can never be ended!”

Thomas Watson


Octavius Winslow and the Love of Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Nothing short of a divine love could or would have borne our sins, and the punishment of our sins. The weight of the one, and the terribleness of the other would have crushed and annihilated a mere created affection. There existed no love but the love of Deity equal to the work of salvation.  Who was willing, who was able, to bear that heavy load, to endure that overwhelming curse, but the eternal Son of the Father?”

Octavius Winslow

Charles Spurgeon on the Earth Praising God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:35 AM

“The whole earth is still a great orchestra for God's praise, and his creatures still take up various parts in the eternal song, which, ever swelling and ever increasing, shall by and by mount to its climax in the consummation of all things.”

Charles Spurgeon


Octavius Winslow on Creation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The spiritual mind, fond of soaring through nature in quest of new proofs of God's existence and fresh emblems of His wisdom, power and goodness, exults in the thought that it is his Father's domain which he treads! He feels that God, his God, is there.”
Octavius Winslow


Thomas Watson on The Word

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 21, 2017 at 3:48 PM

“All true solid comfort is fetched out of the Word. The Word (as Chrysostom saith) is a spiritual garden; and the promises are the fragrant flowers or spices in this garden.”
Thomas Watson


Alexander Smellie on Wisdom

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 18, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Wisdom buys what gold cannot procure.”
Alexander Smellie


Jeremiah Burroughs on Contentment in Ones Circumstances

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“This is the way of contentment. There are these circumstances that I am in, with many wants: I want this and the other comfort - well, how shall I come to be satisfied and content? A carnal heart thinks, I must have my wants made up or else it is impossible that I should be content. But a gracious heart says, ‘What is the duty of the circumstances God has put me into?”
Jeremiah Burroughs


Stephen Charnock on God Being Unchangeable (His Immutability)

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"He (God) is unchangeable in the midst of the changeable effects of providence."

Stephen Charnock


John Flavel on Friends and Pride

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“They are not our best friends, who stir the pride in our hearts by the flattery of their lips.”

John Flavel