Richard Sibbes on God's Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Measure not God's love and favour by your own feeling. The sun shines as clearly in the darkest day as it does in the brightest. The difference is not in the sun, but in some clouds which hinder the manifestation of the light thereof."
Richard Sibbes

Benjamin Franklin on Spending Time Wisely

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, November 29, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure; and since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour."
~Benjamin Franklin~

Richard Baxter on Obedience

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

"Lord, whatever you want, wherever you want it, and whenever you want it, that's what I want."
Richard Baxter


George Washington's Thanksgiving Decleration

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 9:00 AM

A Thanksgiving Declaration from George Washington

"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence
of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and
humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of
Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to “recommend to
the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer,
to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and
signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an
opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety
and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of
November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the
service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of
all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all
unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind
care and protection of the people of this country previous to their
becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable
interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the
late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which
we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we
have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our
safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately
instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are
blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful
knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which
He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers
and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him
to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all,
whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and
relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National
Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government
of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully
executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations
(especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with
good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and
practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among
them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of
temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best."


Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

A.W. Pink on Character

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 8:57 AM

"Before He furnishes the abundant supply, we must first be made conscious of our emptiness. Before he gives strength, we must be made to feel our weakness. Slow, painfully slow, are we to learn this lesson; and slower still to own our nothingness and take the place of helplessness before the Mighty One"
A.W. Pink

John Knox on Law

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

"But hereof be assured, that all is not lawful nor just that is statute by civil laws; neither yet is everything sin before God, which ungodly persons allege to be treason."
John Knox


Greg Bahnsen on Reason

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, November 19, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Imagine a person who comes in here tonight and argues 'no air exists' but continues to breathe air while he argues. Now intellectually, atheists continue to breathe - they continue to use reason and draw scientific conclusions [which assumes an orderly universe], to make moral judgments [which assumes absolute values] - but the atheistic view of things would in theory make such 'breathing' impossible. They are breathing God's air all the time they are arguing against him."
Greg Bahnsen


A.W. Pink on Christian Living

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"A consciousness of our powerlessness should cast us upon Him who has all power. Here then is when a vision and view of God's sovereignty helps, for it reveals His sufficiency and shows us our insufficiency."  

~A.W. Pink~


Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the Christian Life

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: | Posted On Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 8:57 AM

"It is not a true Gospel that gives us the impression that the Christian life is easy, and that there are no problems to be faced. That is not the New Testament teaching. The New Testament is most alarming at first, indeed terrifying, as it shows us the problems by which we are confronted. But follow it-go on! It does not stop halfway, it goes on to this addition, this second half; and here it shows us the way in which, though that is the truth concerning the battle, we can be enabled to wage it, and not only to wage it, but to triumph in it. It shows us that we are meant to be "more than conquerors."
Martyn Lloyd-Jones

A.W. Tozer on Christianity Today

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Evangelical Christianity today is now tragically below the New Testament standard.  Worldliness is an accepted part of our way of life.    Our religious mood is social instead of spiritual.  we have lost the art of worship.  We carry on our religious activities after the methods of the modern advertiser.   Our literature is shallow and out hymnody borders on sacrilege.  and scarcely anyone appears to care!"

~A.W. Tozer~


J. Hudson Taylor on Anxiety and Grace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, November 15, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"I am no longer anxious about anything, as I realize the Lord is able to carry out His will, and His will is mine. It makes no matter where He places me, or how. That is rather for Him to consider than for me; for in the easiest positions He must give me His grace, and in the most difficult, His grace is sufficient."
J. Hudson Taylor

Abraham Kuyper on Your Soul

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, November 12, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Because God has made your soul, there is something in it of God Himself, a divine stamp has been impressed upon you; there is something of God's power, thought, and creative genius in you, as in no other.  You are one of the Lord's own works of art, precisely like which He created none other."

~Abraham Kuyper~


Stephen Charnock on Works

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Works make not the heart good, but a good heart makes the works good."
Stephen Charnock


Augustine of Hippo on Conscience

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"A good conscience is the place of Christ; the temple of the Holy Ghost; the paradise of delight; the standing Sabbath of the saints."
~St. Augustine of Hippo~

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John Flavel on Instructing Ones Children

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

"If you neglect to instruct your children in the way of holiness, will the devil neglect to instruct them in the way of wickedness? No. If you will not teach them to pray, he will teach them to curse, swear, and lie. If ground be uncultivated, weeds will spring.—If the season of their youth is neglected, how little probability is thereof any good fruit afterwards!"
John Flavel

Thomas A' Kempis on Wisdom

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, November 8, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"To have a low opinion of our own merits and to think highly of others is an evidence of wisdom."

~Thomas A' Kempis~

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R.J. Rushdoony on Property

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, November 5, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"We are stewards of all that we have under God. No man has a right to our property, but neither do we. We have received of the Lord that which we have; it is to be used, first, to prosper our covenant family in Christ. Second, it must be used to further His Kingdom. Third, we must help in Christ's name those who are in need."
R.J. Rushdoony
(Commentary on Deuteronomy)


John Bunyan on Parenting

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

"Take heed that the misdeeds for which thou correctest thy children be not learned them by thee. Many children learn that wickedness of their parents for which they beat and chastise them."
John Bunyan

Augustine on Election

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

"God chooses us, not because we believe, but that we may believe".
Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

Charles Spurgeon on Altering God's Word

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

"I have heard men with prudish and mock-modesty, who would like to alter the Bible; and (I almost blush to say it) I have heard minister’s alter God’s Bible, because they were afraid of it. Have you never heard a man say, “He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that believeth not,” What does the Bible say? “shall be damned.” But that does not happen to be polite enough, so they say, “shall be condemned.” Gentlemen! pull the velvet out of your mouths; speak God’s word; we want none of your alterations. I have heard men in prayer, instead of saying, “Make your calling and election sure,” say “Make your calling and salvation sure.” Pity they were not born when God lived, far-far back, that they might have taught God how to write." 

~Charles Spurgeon~

John Calvin on Science

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, November 1, 2010 at 9:00 AM

"Knowledge of the sciences is so much smoke apart from the heavenly science of Christ."
John Calvin