William Bridge on Trials

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"If darkness which a man be under be such, that there are some openings of light withal, then it is a darkness of a cloud, and not of the light....Now thus it is always with the people of God.  They never are in any affliction, temptation, or desertion, but before their great deliverance comes, they have some special providence, some reviving in the midst of their trouble, some interim  of light, some openings of the cloud; and therefore, in the midst of all, they may say, Surely this my darkness is not the darkness of the night, but of a cloud.  I say, there is no discouragement befalls the saints, but the matter thereof is a cloud, and they may say, It is but a cloud, it will pass over."
~William Bridge~


John Owen on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, May 30, 2011 at 10:44 AM

"Custom of sinning takes away the sense of it; the course of the world takes away the shame of it."
John Owen


Samuel Adams on Liberty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, May 27, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.”
Samuel Adams

John Newton on Love for Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"The love I bear Christ is but a faint and feeble spark, but it is an emanation from himself: He kindled it and he keeps it alive; and because it is his work, I trust many waters shall not quench it."
John Newton



Richard Sibbes on the Christian Life

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 8:00 AM

We are only safe when we wisely make use of all good advantages that we have access to. By going out of God's ways we go out of His government, and so lose our good frame of mind, and find ourselves overspread quickly with a contrary disposition. When we draw near to Christ (James 4:8), in His ordinances, He draws near to us.
Richard Sibbes


George Gillespie on Reformation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | | Posted On Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“Reformation ends not in contemplation, but in action”

George Gillespie

Robert Murray M'Cheyne on Seeing our Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, May 23, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"The nearer you take anything to the light, the darker its spots will appear; and the nearer you live to God, the more you will see your own utter vileness."
Robert Murray M'Cheyne


John Owen on Doctrine and Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, May 20, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"The foundation of true holiness and true Christian worship is the doctrine of the gospel, what we are to believe. So when Christian doctrine is neglected, forsaken, or corrupted, true holiness and worship will also be neglected, forsaken, and corrupted."
John Owen

Thomas Watson on Trials

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 9:00 AM

To know that nothing hurts the godly, is a matter of comfort; but to be assured that all things which fall out shall co-operate for their good, that their crosses shall be turned into blessings, that showers of affliction water the withering root of their grace and make it flourish more; this may fill their hearts with joy till they run over.
~Thomas Watson~


Abraham Kuyper on Life

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Henceforth the curse should no longer rest upon the world itself, but upon that which is sinful in it, and instead of monastic flight from the world the duty is now emphasized of serving God in the world, in every position in life."

Abraham Kuyper


Thomas Brooks on Sin

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Sin in a wicked man is like poison in a serpent; it is in its natural place."
~Thomas Brooks~


J. C. Ryle on Doctrine and Discernment

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, May 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“Inability to distinguish differences in doctrine is spreading far and wide, and so long as the preacher is "clever" and "earnest," hundreds seem to think it must be all right, and call you dreadfully "narrow and uncharitable" if you hint that he is unsound!”
J. C. Ryle
(From: Holiness (1879))


Matthew Henry on the Church

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, May 13, 2011 at 12:59 PM

"Seducers are more dangerous enemies to the church than persecutors."
Matthew Henry

John Flavel on Providence

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: | Posted On Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 10:24 PM


"When the world smiles upon us, and we have got a warm nest, how do we prophesy of rest and peace in those acquisitions, thinking with good Baruch, great things for ourselves, but Providence by a particular or general calamity overturns our plans (Jer. 45:4,5), and all this to turn our hearts from the creature to God."
John Flavel


Leonard Ravenhill on Fear

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

“A man who is intimate with God will never be intimidated by men.”
Leonard Ravenhill

Charles Spurgeon on Mothers and their Children

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"There is, somehow, a wonderful power about a mother’s voice, when she talks to her children about Jesus and his love, which stamps itself upon the heart, and the heart is a far better place for the custody of truth than ever the brain can become."
C.H. Spurgeon


Thomas Brooks on Riches

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, May 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"There are three things that earthly riches can never do; they can never satisfy divine justice, they can never pacify divine wrath, nor can they every quiet a guilty conscience. And till these things are done man is undone."
Thomas Brooks

Thomas Watson on Election and Grace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, May 6, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“Let us then ascribe the whole work of grace to the pleasure of God’s Will. God did not choose us because we were worthy, but by choosing us He makes us Worthy.”
Thomas Watson


Joseph Caryl on Holiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“Perfect holiness is the aim of the saints on earth, and it is the reward of the saints in Heaven.”
Joseph Caryl

Cornelius Van Til on Agnosticism

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Agnosticism is epistemologically self-contradictory on its own assumptions because its claim to make no assertion about ultimate reality rests upon a most comprehensive assertion about ultimate reality."
Cornelius Van Til


John Bunyan on Affliction

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"In times of affliction we commonly meet with the sweetest experiences of the love of God."
John Bunyan

Jonathan Edwards on Love for God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, May 2, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"A true love of God must begin with a delight in his holiness."
Jonathan Edwards