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

J.C. Philpot on Idols

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 9, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“An idol is an idol, whether worshiped inwardly in heart, or adorned outwardly by the knee.”
J.C. Philpot


Charles Spurgeon on the Tongue

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, January 6, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“But deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. If religion does not salt your tongue and keep it sweet, it has done nothing for you. If the doctor wants to know the state of your health, he says, “Let me see your tongue.” And there is no better test of the health of the mind than to see what is on the tongue! When it gets furred up with unkind words. When it turns black with blasphemy. When it is spotted with lasciviousness, there is something very bad inside the heart, you may be quite sure of that!”
Charles Spurgeon


A.W. Pink on Motherhood

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

“Any teaching that leads men and women to think of the marriage bond as the sign of bondage and the sacrifice of all independence, to construe wifehood and motherhood as drudgery and interference with woman’s higher destiny, any public sentiment to cultivate celibacy as more desirable and honorable or to substitute anything else for marriage and home, not only invades God’s ordinance, but opens the door to nameless crimes and threatens the very foundations of society.”
A.W. Pink


Thomas Watson on the Love of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Oh, the unfathomable depth of God’s love! You who are the branches of this Vine, let me beseech you: love the Vine that bears you. Kiss and embrace Christ.  Let your souls sound forth hallelujahs to the whole Trinity. Admire God the Father in sending a Vine from heaven. Admire God the Son Who was a bleeding Vine for you. Admire God the Holy Ghost Who hath by His mighty power implanted you into this Vine. Turn all your sullen discontents into triumphant songs! You are now made living branches, who were once dead; holy branches, who were once unclean. You now bear grapes, who did once bring forth thistles. Oh, make melody in your hearts to the Lord! Admire and celebrate free grace. It is well that there is an eternity coming, and that will be little enough to praise God.”
Thomas Watson


Octavius Winslow on the Love of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Had not God’s love resolved to save man, all His other perfections must have been employed and displayed in destroying man.  Love set its heart upon man, yearned to save man, and resolved to embark in the expedient of his salvation. It did this by conceiving a plan that would harmonize all the other attributes of His nature and engage them in the divine and wondrous work of redeeming mercy.  It is not, therefore, without reason and design that we make the love of God the concentric truth from which we start.”
Octavius Winslow


Matthew Henry on the Christian Life and Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, January 2, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The Christian life is a life of continual repentance, humiliation for, and mortification of sin; continual faith in, thankfulness for, and love to the Redeemer, and hopeful joyful expectation of a day of glorious redemption, in which the believer shall be fully and finally acquitted, and sin be abolished forever.  The denial of our sin not only deceives ourselves, but dishonours God.”
Matthew Henry


Charles Hodge on Humility

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

“Christian humility does not consist in denying what there is of good in us; but in an abiding sense of ill-desert, and in the consciousness that what we have of good is due to the grace of God. “
Charles Hodge


Matthew Henry on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“We must beware of deceiving ourselves in denying or excusing our sins.  The more we see them the more we shall esteem and value the remedy.”
Matthew Henry


Alexander Smellie on The Word of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“I have no need to go to the loneliness of Sinai to meet with God. I find holy ground much nearer home. But I wonder whether I put my shoes off my feet.

He reveals Himself to me in His written Word. It is His sanctuary. By its agency my deepest life is created, quickened, sustained. Listening to it the saints have heard the very voice of their Lord; and it is associated with the faith and purity and joy of many centuries of Christians. But do I never raise a laugh by my grotesque and frivolous use of the words of Scripture? And, whenever I open the Book, do I remember that God has breathed the Spirit of Life into its chapters and verses? Mine is culpable levity.”
Alexander Smellie


Charles Hodge on Christ to a Christian

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

“To be in Christ is the source of the Christian's life; to be like Christ is the sum of his excellence; to be with Christ is the fullness of his joy.”

Charles Hodge


John Gill on the Incarnation

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

“The incarnation of Christ is a most extraordinary and amazing affair. It is wonderful indeed that the eternal Son of God should become man; that He should be born of a pure virgin without any concern of man in it; that this should be brought about by the power of the Holy Ghost in a way unseen, imperceptible, and unknown, signified by His overshadowing; and all this in order to effect the most wonderful work that ever was done in the world: the redemption and salvation of men.”
John Gill



William Plumer on the Incarnation

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

“From the day that Christ was born to this hour, all the desirable changes that have taken place in the world, either in persons or communities, have been in consequence of His incarnation and of His glorious progress in setting up His kingdom. So shall it ever be. His kingdom is constantly enlarging. His diadem is more and more glorious. Every soul saved is a new jewel in His crown.”

William S. Plumer


Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Sin

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

“We must not think of sin as merely doing something that is wrong. That is what we tend to do.  We recognize certain acts as good and others as bad, and we tend to think that sin is just doing particular things that are bad. It is that, but that is not its essence. I repeat that the essence of sin is rebellion against God.”

Martyn Lloyd-Jones


A.W. Pink on Obedience

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“The obedience that God requires can proceed only from a heart that loves Him. “Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord” (Col 3:23). The obedience that springs from a dread of punishment is servile. The obedience that is performed in order to procure favors from God is selfish and carnal. But spiritual and acceptable obedience is cheerfully given: it is the heart’s free response to and gratitude for the unmerited regard and love of God for us.”

A.W. Pink

J.C. Ryle on the Incarnation

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

“When “the Word became flesh,” He did not cease for a moment to be God. No doubt He was pleased to veil His divinity and to hide His power, and more especially so at some seasons. He emptied Himself of external marks of glory and was called “the carpenter.” But He never laid His divinity aside. God cannot cease to be God. It was as the God-man that He lived, suffered, died, and rose again.”

J.C. Ryle


Charles Spurgeon on The Resurrection

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

“Upon the incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, our salvation hinges. He who believes these truths aright hath believed the gospel; and, believing the gospel, he shall without doubt find eternal salvation therein.

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


Thomas Brooks on Secret Sins

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

“Those sins that lie closest and are most secretly lurking in the heart are as obvious and odious to God as those that are most fairly written upon a man’s forehead.”
Thomas Brooks


Martin Luther on Works

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

“This is what we have often said, that we Christians must break forth, and show by our deeds and before the people that we have the true faith. God does not need your works, he has enough in your faith. Yet he wants you to work that you may show thereby your faith to yourself and all the world. For God indeed sees faith, but you and the people do not yet see it, therefore you should devote the works of faith to the benefit of your neighbor. Thus this servant is an example and picture of all those who should serve their neighbor through faith.”
Martin Luther


John Mason on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 5:30 AM

"Sin quenches prayer, affliction quickens it."

John Mason


John Flavel on Knowing God

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

“They that know God will be humble; and they that know themselves, cannot be proud.”

John Flavel


Thomas Manton on God's Love

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

“It is the weakness of man to change purposes; God’s love is not fickle and inconstant. We have good purposes, but they are speedily blasted; God’s eternal purpose shall certainly stand. So the great foundation of our hope is the immutable love of God the Father.”
Thomas Manton