Richard Steele on God's Omnipresence

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM

"The belief that God is everywhere should persuade us to sin nowhere."
Richard Steele

John Trapp on Chastisement

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 8:00 PM

"Better be pruned to grow than cut up to burn."

John Trapp

 

A.W. Pink on Affliction

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, June 28, 2010 at 10:00 AM

"Afflictions are light when compared with what we really deserve. They are light when compared with the sufferings of the Lord Jesus. But perhaps their real lightness is best seen by comparing them with the weight of glory which is awaiting us."
A.W. Pink

Philip Doddridge on Family

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, June 25, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Say not, you have no time. How many hours in a week do you find for amusement, while you have none for devotion in your family?"
Philip Doddridge


William Gouge on Family and Ministers

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 9:00 AM

“It is impossible, that a Minister, who, it may be, hath many hundred children under his charge, should well instruct them all: It is therefore requisite, that each parent look to his own children.”

William Gouge
(from: Domestical Duties; on the subject of: The duties of Ministers)

Thomas Manton on Family

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 9:30 AM

“For the present: A family is the seminary of Church and State; and if children be not well principled there, all miscarrieth: a fault in the first concoction is not mended in the second; if youth be bred ill in the family, they prove ill in Church and Commonwealth; there is the first making or marring, and the presage of their future lives to be thence taken, Prov. 20:11. By family discipline, officers are trained up for the Church, 1 Tim. 3:4, One that ruleth well his own house, etc.; and there are men bred up in subjection and obedience.”

Thomas Manton


William Dyer on Scripture

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 10:00 AM

"The Scripture is a rule outside of us—to show us where we must go; the Spirit is a guide inside of us—to enable us to walk according to the direction of that Word."
William Dyer
(1632-1696)

Richard Sibbes on the Sufficiency of Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, June 21, 2010 at 10:00 AM

"It is a destructive addition to add anything to Christ"

Richard Sibes

George Downame on Priorities

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, June 18, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Let us use worldly things as wise pilgrims do their staves and other necessaries convenient for their journey. So long as they help us forward in our way, let us make use of them, and accordingly esteem them. But if they become troublesome hindrances and cumbersome burdens, let us leave them behind us, or cast them away."
George Downame
(1560-1634)


Martin Luther on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness."
Martin Luther

William Blackstone on Law

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 9:02 AM

"No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God."
William Blackstone


John Witherspoon on Leaders

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"The people in general ought to have regard to the moral character of those whom they invest with authority either in the legislative, executive, or judicial branches."
John Witherspoon

William Beveridge on the Nature of Man

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, June 14, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Not only the worst of my sins, but the best of my duties speak me a child of Adam."
William Beveridge
(1637 - 1708)

Thomas Watson on Peace and Death

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, June 11, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"If a wicked man seems to have peace at death, it is not from the knowledge of his happiness, but from the ignorance of his danger."
Thomas Watson


William Gurnall on the Christian Life

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"The Christian's life should put his minister's sermon in print."
William Gurnall

Jonathan Edwards on Family

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

"Every Christian family ought to be as it were a little church, consecrated to Christ, and wholly influenced and governed by his rules. And family education and order are some of the chief means of grace. If these fail, all other means are likely to prove ineffectual. If these are duly maintained, all the means of grace will be likely to prosper and be successful."
Jonathan Edwards

Thomas Wilson on the Offense of the Gospel

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

"To pretend to preach the truth without offending carnal men, is to pretend to be able to do what Jesus Christ could not do."
Thomas Wilson

 

Jeremiah Burroughs on Contentment

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, June 7, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"It may be said of one who is contented in a Christian way that he is the most contented man in the world, and yet the most unsatisfied man in the world; these two together must needs be mysterious."
Jeremiah Burroughs
(from: The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment)

Gouverneur Morris on Supreme Court Judges and God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | | Posted On Friday, June 4, 2010 at 8:55 AM

"Those, who are charged with the important duties of administering justice, should, if possible, depend only on God."
Gouverneur Morris (1752 - 1816 )
(Signer of the US Constitution writing on "Superior Judges")



Benjamin Rush on Religion and Education

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 9:00 AM

“....the only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments..”
Benjamin Rush

Jonathan Edwards on God's Mercy and Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Don't presume upon the mercy of God and so encourage yourself in sin."

Jonathan Edwards





John Knox on Family

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 8:27 AM

“Brethren, you are ordained of God to rule your own houses in his true fear, and according to his word. Within your houses, I say, in some cases, you are bishops and kings; your wife, children, servants, and family are your bishopric and charge. Of you it shall be required how carefully and diligently you have instructed them in God’s true knowledge, how you have studied to plant virtue in them, and [to] repress vice. And therefore I say, you must make them partakers in reading, exhorting, and in making common prayers, which I would in every house were used once a day at least.”
John Knox