Thomas Brooks on Idleness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"An idle life and a holy heart is a contradiction."

Thomas Brooks

Thomas Manton on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 9:30 AM

"First we practice sin, then defend it, then boast of it."

Thomas Manton


Jonathan Edwards on Mercy

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, March 29, 2010 at 9:22 AM

"They who truly come to God for mercy, come as beggars, and not as creditors: they come for mere mercy, for sovereign grace, and not for anything that is due"
Jonathan Edwards

Thomas Watson on Knowledge

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, March 26, 2010 at 8:51 AM

"The bare knowledge of God's will is inefficacious, it doth not better the heart. Knowledge alone is like a winter sun, which hath no heat or influence; it doth not warm the affections, or purify the conscience. Judas was a great luminary, he knew God's will, but he was a traitor."

Thomas Watson


Theodore Beza - His Farewell

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 10:00 AM

"Cover, Lord, what has been; govern what shall be. Oh, perfect that which Thou hast begun, that I suffer not shipwreck in the haven."

Theodore Beza
(his farewell prior to his death)

 

William Gurnall on Chastisement

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 9:30 AM

"God would not rub so hard if it were not to fetch out the dirt that is ingrained in our natures. God loves purity so well He had rather see a hole than a spot in His child's garments."

William Gurnall


John Newton on False Conversion

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 8:09 AM

“Many are convinced, who are not truly enlightened; are afraid of the consequences of sin, though they never saw its evil; have a seeming desire of salvation, which is not founded upon a truly spiritual discovery of their own wretchedness, and the excellency of Jesus."
John Newton

William Cowper on Walking With God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, March 22, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Oh! for a closer walk with God, 

A calm and heavenly frame; 

A light to shine upon the road 

That leads me to the Lamb! 



Where is the blessedness I knew 

When first I saw the Lord? 

Where is the soul-refershing view 

Of Jesus and his word? 



What peaceful hours I once enjoyed! 

How sweet their memory still! 

But they have left an aching void, 

The world can never fill. 



Return, O holy Dove, return! 

Sweet the messenger of rest!

I hate the sins that made thee mourn 

And drove thee from my breast. 



The dearest idol I have known, 

Whate'er that idol be, 

Help me to tear it from thy throne, 

And worship only thee.



So shall my walk be close with God,

Calm and serene my frame; 

So purer light shall mark the road

That leads me to the Lamb. 

William Cowper
(from Olney Hymns – Walking With God)

Charles Spurgeon on the Law

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Prior to God’s Call
“The law is, so to speak, Jesus Christ's dog, to go after his sheep, and bring them to the shepherd; the law is the thunderbolt which affrighteth ungodly men, and maketh them turn from the error of their ways, and seek after God.”

After God’s Call
“What is God's law now? It is not above a Christian—it is under a Christian. Some men hold God's law like a rod, in terrorem, over Christians, and say, "If you sin you will be punished with it." It is not so. The law is under a Christian; it is for him to walk on, to be his guide, his rule, his pattern. "We are not under the law, but under grace." Law is the road which guides us, not the rod which drives us, nor the spirit which actuates us. The law is good and excellent, if it keeps its place.”
Charles H. Spurgeon

John Adams on the Heart of Man

Posted by Andrew K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, March 19, 2010 at 8:00 AM

"A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man."

John Adams
 
 
 

Matthew Henry on Repentance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Some people do not like to hear much of repentance; but I think it is so necessary that if I should die in the pulpit, I would desire to die preaching repentance, and if out of the pulpit I would desire to die practicing it."


Matthew Henry


A.W. Tozer on Theology

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"For not only does sound reason direct us to refuse the guidance of those who do or teach anything wrong, but it is by all means vital for the lover of truth, regardless of the threat of death, to choose to do and say what is right even before saving his own life."
~A.W. Tozer 

William Wilberforce on Holiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"There is no shortcut to holiness; it must be the business of our whole lives."

William Wilberforce


Thomas Fuller on Knowledge

Posted by Tony Konvalin | | Posted On Monday, March 15, 2010 at 8:27 AM

"He that knows nothing will believe anything."
Thomas Fuller

Leonard Ravenhill on Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, March 12, 2010 at 8:45 AM

"In the New Testament church it says they were all amazed - and now in our churches everybody wants to be amused."
Leonard Ravenhill

David Brainerd on Missions

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 7:00 AM

"As long as I see any thing to be done for God, life is worth having; but O how vain and unworthy it is to live for any lower end!"
 
~David Brainerd 
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A.W. Tozer on Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 8:46 AM

"Christians don't tell lies they just go to church and sing them"

A.W. Tozer

John Flavel on Holiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 8:43 AM

"Christ is so in love with holiness, that at the price of his blood he will buy it for us."
John Flavel

Richard Sibbes on Affliction

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, March 8, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"When we grow careless of keeping our souls, then God recovers our taste of good things again by sharp crosses."

Richard Sibbes


William Carey on Christ as Sufficient

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: | Posted On Friday, March 5, 2010 at 10:00 AM

"All my friends are but one, but He is all sufficient."

William Carey


J. Hudson Taylor on Missions

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supplies."

James Hudson Taylor


John G Paton on Spiritual Strength

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

"This is strength; this is peace; to feel, in entering on every day, that all its duties and trials have been committed to the Lord Jesus — that, come what may, He will use us for His own glory and our real good!"
John G Paton


Charls Spurgeon on Faith and Persecution

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , , , | Posted On Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"The Christian knows no change with regard to God. 
He may be rich to-day and poor to-morrow; he
may be sickly to-day and well to-morrow;
he may be in happiness to-day, to-morrow
he may be distressed—but there is no
change with regard to his relationship to God.
If He loved me yesterday, He loves me to-day.
My unmoving mansion of rest is my blessed Lord.
Let prospects be blighted; let hopes be blasted;
let joy be withered; let mildews destroy everything;
I have lost nothing of what I have in God.
He is "my strong habitation whereunto I can continually resort."
I am a pilgrim in the world, but at home in my God.
In the earth I wander, but in God I dwell in a quiet habitation."
~ Charles Spurgeon


Thomas Jefferson on Tyranny

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, March 1, 2010 at 8:31 AM

"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers (adminstrators) too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery."
Thomas Jefferson