Jeremiah Burroughs on Contentment

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, February 26, 2010 at 10:00 AM

"Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God's wise and fatherly disposal in every condition."

Jeremiah Burroughs


Thomas Jefferson on Debt and Taxes

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 8:17 AM

"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers."
Thomas Jefferson


Charles Spurgeon on Temptation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Watch constantly against those things which are thought to be no temptations. The most poisonous serpents are found where the sweetest flowers grow. Cleopatra was poisoned by an asp that was brought to her in a basket of fair flowers. Sharp-edged tools, long handled, wound at last."

Charles Spurgeon


Samuel Rutherford on Affliction

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 10:00 AM

"The secret formula of the saints: When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord's choicest wines."

Samuel Rutherford

George Washington

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, February 22, 2010 at 10:37 AM

"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all."
George Washington (letter to the Captains of the Virginia Regiments)

 

George Washington on Power

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, February 19, 2010 at 2:27 PM

"Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it."
George Washington

 

James Madison on Philosophy

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM

"Philosophy is common sense with big words."
James Madison

Jeremiah Burroughs on Sin and the Unregenerate

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Sin in a wicked man defiles all his actions, so as to make his very actions, the best of his actions, to be turned into sin. While you are an unregenerate man, your sin is of such a contagious nature, that it makes all your actions sin. Even your best actions turn to sin. In Psalm 109:7 the text says, 'Let his prayer become sin.'"
Jeremiah Burroughs

Charles Spurgeon on Assurance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 11:12 AM

"Beware, I pray thee, of presuming that thou art saved. If thy heart be renewed, if thou shalt hate the things that thou didst once love, and love the things that thou didst once hate; if thou hast really repented; if there be a thorough change of mind in thee; if thou be born again, then hast thou reason to rejoice: but if there be no vital change, no inward godliness; if there be no love to God, no prayer, no work of the Holy Spirit, then thy saying “I am saved” is but thine own assertion, and it may delude, but it will not deliver thee."
Charles Spurgeon


Thomas Watson on Affliction

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, February 15, 2010 at 11:11 AM

God takes away the world, that the heart may cleave more to Him in sincerity.
Thomas Watson


Johannes Gutenberg

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: | Posted On Friday, February 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM

"Yes, it is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streams, the most abundant and most marvelous liquor that has ever flowed to relieve the thirst of men! Through it , God will spread His Word. A spring of truth shall flow from it: like a new star it shall scatter the darkness of ignorance, and cause a light heretofore unknown to shine amongst men."

Johannes Gutenberg

 

James Durham on the Work of the Spirit

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM

"All the Spirit's operations, how rough soever some of them may appear, are always useful to believers, and tend to make them fruitful. To this end the most sharp influences contribute as well as the more comfortable."
James Durham
(1622-1658)

A.W. Pink on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM

"Real prayer is communion with God, so that there will be common thoughts between His mind and ours. What is needed is for Him to fill our hearts with His thoughts, and then His desires will become our desires flowing back to Him."
Arthur W. Pink


Richard Sibbes on the Christian Life

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 10:06 AM

"The whole life of a Christian should be nothing but praises and thanks to God; we should neither eat nor sleep, but eat to God and sleep to God and work to God and talk to God, do all to His glory and praise."

Richard Sibbes


Samuel Rutherford on Love of Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, February 8, 2010 at 10:00 AM

"What ye love more than Jesus, your husband, is an adulterous lover."
Samuel Rutherford


Andrew Jackson on Liberty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 9:00 AM

“[The national bank is] dangerous to the liberty of the American people because it represented a fantastic centralization of economic and political power under private control.”
Andrew Jackson


George Washington on the Freedom of Speech

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, February 5, 2010 at 10:20 AM

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."
George Washington
 

Richard Baxter on Humility

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"It is a contradiction to be a true Christian and not humble."

~Richard Baxter~       

John Owen on Assurance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"We all profess that we are bound for heaven, immortality, and glory: but is it any evidence that we really design it if all our thoughts are consumed about the trifles of this world, which we must leave behind us, and have only occasional thoughts of things above?"
John Owen


Abraham Kuyper on Christ's Sovereignty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM

"There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: 'Mine!'"
Abraham Kuyper



Richard Wurmbrand on Faith

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, February 1, 2010 at 8:30 AM

“A faith that can be destroyed by suffering is not faith”
Richard Wurmbrand