Abraham Kuyper on Works

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Whatever man may be, works always proceed from him; and since works are never neutral, but either conform or do not conform to the divine law, it follows that every man's works are either good or evil, actual sins (peccata actualia) or good works."
Abraham Kuyper



Leonard Ravenhill Quote

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 7:00 AM

There is a terrible vacuum in evangelical Christianity today. The missing person in our ranks is the prophet. The man with a terrible earnestness. The man totally otherworldly. The man rejected by other men, even other good men, because they consider him too austere, too serverly committed, too negative and unsociable. 

~Leonard Ravenhill~

Samuel Rutherford on the Conscience

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 9:00 AM


"I find that when the saints are under trial and well humbled, little sins raise great cries in the conscience; but in prosperity, conscience is a pope that gives dispensations and great latitude to our hearts. The cross is therefore as needful as the crown is glorious."
Samuel Rutherford

John Calvin on Hearing God's Word

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, September 27, 2010 at 7:00 AM

It is certain that if we come to church we shall not hear only a mortal man speaking but we shall feel (even by His secret power) that God is speaking to our souls, that He is the teacher. He so touches us that the human voice enters into us and so profits us that we are refreshed and nourished by it. God calls us to Him as if He had His mouth open and we saw Him there in person.  
~ John Calvin ~

John Flavel on Chastisement

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, September 24, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Whatsoever we have over-loved, idolized, and leaned upon, God has from time to time broken it, and made us to see the vanity of it; so that we find the readiest course to be rid of our comforts is to set our hearts inordinately upon them."

John Flavel


Richard Sibbes on Afflictions

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"The winter prepares the earth for the spring, so do afflictions sanctified prepare the soul for glory. "

Richard Sibbes

Charles Spurgeon on Charity

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 7:00 AM

I know that charity covereth a multitude of sins; but it does not call evil good, because a good man has done it; it does not excuse inconsistencies, because the inconsistent brother has a high name and a fervent spirit; crookedness and worldliness are still crookedness and worldliness, though exhibited in one who seems to have reached no common height of attainment.  
~C.H. Spurgeon~



John Bunyan on Family

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, September 20, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"As touching the spiritual state of his family; he ought to be very diligent and circumspect, doing his utmost endeavour both to increase faith where it is begun, and to begin it where it is not.  Wherefore, to this end, he ought diligently and frequently to lay before his household such things of God, out of his word, as are suitable for each particular."
John Bunyan


Leonard Ravenhill on Assurance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, September 17, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"There’s only one proof of the Holy Ghost in your life and that’s a holy life"

Leonard Ravenhill


John Bunyan on Character

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 7:00 AM

If you find me short in things, impute that to my love of brevity. If you find me besides the truth in anything, impute that to my infirmity. But if you find anything here that serves to your furtherance and joy of the faith, impute that to the mercy of God bestowed on you and me. Yours to serve you with what little I have. 

~John Bunyan~

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George Whitefield on Faith

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"A true faith in Jesus Christ will not suffer us to be idle. No, it is an active, lively, restless principle; it fills the heart, so that it cannot be easy till it is doing something for Jesus Christ."

George Whitefield

Martin Luther on Christian Life

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Away, then, with those prophets who say to Christ’s people, “Peace, peace,” where in there is no peace. Hail, hail to all those prophets who say to Christ’s people, “The cross, the cross,” where there is no cross. Christians should be exhorted to be zealous to follow Christ, their Head, through penalties, deaths, and hells; And let them thus be more confident of entering heaven through many tribulations rather than through a false assurance of peace. 
 ~ Martin Luther~

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Thomas Manton on Temptation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 13, 2010 at 9:06 AM

"If you yield to Satan in the least, he will carry you further and further, till he has left you under a stupefied or terrified conscience: stupefied, till thou hast lost all thy tenderness. A stone at the top of a hill, when it begins to roll down, ceases not till it comes to the bottom. Thou thinkest it is but yielding a little, and so by degrees are carried on, till thou hast sinned away all thy profession, and all principles of conscience, by the secret witchery of his temptations."

Thomas Manton


John Owen on Apostasy

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, September 10, 2010 at 7:00 AM

There is no broader way to apostasy than to reject God’s sovereignty in all things concerning the revelation of himself and our obedience, refusing to ‘bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ’. From the refusal to submit to God’s sovereignty over all things, including our eternal salvation, arose Pelagianism, Arminianism and every present-day heresy. 
 
~John Owen~





J. Hudson Taylor on Trials and Patience

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

“As a rule, prayer is answered and funds come in, but if we are kept waiting, the spiritual blessing that is the outcome is far more precious than exemption from the trial.”

J. Hudson Taylor


Everett Harrison on Christian Living

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 7:00 AM

The Christian life, then, is like a lake that continues to pour forth its refreshing waters by an outlet, yet has no visible inlet to maintain its flow, its secret lying far below the surface in the hidden spring which bubbles forth its never-ceasing supply 
~Everett F. Harrison~

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William Wilberforce on The Love of Wealth

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 9:00 AM

“I continually find it necessary to guard against that natural love of wealth and grandeur which prompts us always, when we come to apply our general doctrine to our own case, to claim an exception.”

William Wilberforce


A.W. Pink on the Gospel

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 6, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Do you imagine that the Gospel is magnified or God glorified by going to worldlings and telling them that they “may be saved at this moment by simply accepting Christ as their personal Savior” while they are wedded to their idols and their hearts are still in love with sin? If I do so, I tell them a lie, pervert the Gospel, insult Christ, and turn the grace of God into lasciviousness. 
~ A.W. Pink~


Abraham Kuyper on Sanctification and Works

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, September 3, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"In the saint there is life; from that life workings proceed; and those workings are either good or evil. Hence good works are not added to sanctification for mere effect, but belong to it. The discussion of sanctification is not complete without the discussion of Good Works."
Abraham Kuyper

Charles Finney on the Growth in Christ

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 10:34 AM

"A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart."

~Charles Finney~

John Owen on Prosperity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 9:00 AM

“And as men diversions increase from the world, so do their entanglements from Satan. When they have more to do in the world than they can well manage, they shall have more to do from Satan than they can withstand.”
John Owen