A.W. Pink on Family Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 29, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“The advantage and blessings of family worship are incalculable. First, family worship will prevent much sin. It awes the soul, conveys a sense of God’s majesty and authority sets solemn truths before the mind and brings down benefits from God on the home.”
A.W. Pink



C.H. Spurgeon on Reading Wisely

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 8:00 AM

As the apostle says to Timothy, so also he says to everyone, ‘Give yourself to reading.’ He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains (inspired by the Holy Spirit) proves that he has no brains of his own. You need to read. Renounce as much as you will all light literature, but study as much as possible sound theological works, especially the Puritanic writers and expositions of the Bible. The best way for you to spend your leisure is to be either reading or praying. 
~C.H. Spurgeon~

James W. Alexander on Family Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“The daily regular and solemn reading of God's holy word, by a parent before his children, is one of the most powerful agencies of a Christian life. We are prone to undervalue this cause. It is a constant dropping, but it wears its mark into the rock. A family thus trained cannot be ignorant of the Word. The whole Scriptures come repeatedly before the mind. The most heedless child must observe and retain some portion of the sacred oracles; the most forgetful must treasure up some passages for life. No one part of juvenile education is more important. Between families thus instructed, and those where the Bible is not read, the contrast is striking. To deny such a source of influence to the youthful mind is an injustice, at the thought of which a professor of Christianity may well tremble.”

James W. Alexander

John Calvin on Hearing God's Word Through Mortal Men

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 8:00 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~



Samuel Langdon on Choosing Government Representatives

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“Preserve your government with the utmost attention and solicitude, for it is the remarkable gift of heaven. From year to year be careful in the choice of your representatives, and all the higher powers of government. Fix your eyes upon men of good understanding, and known honesty; men of knowledge, improved by experience; men who fear God, and hate covetousness; who love truth and righteousness, and sincerely wish the public welfare.”

Samuel Langdon
(January 12, 1723 – November 29, 1797)

Richard Sibbes on Assurance

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, July 22, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"There are no men more careful of the use of means than those that are surest of a good issue and conclusion, for the one stirs up diligence in the other. Assurance of the end stirs up diligence in the means. For the soul of a believing Christian knows that God has decreed both."
~Richard Sibbes~


John Flavel on Idleness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Sin brought in sweat (Genesis 3:19), but now, not to sweat increases sin."
John Flavel

John Witherspoon on Providence

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"The doctrine of divine providence is very full and complete in the sacred oracles. It extends not only to things which we may think of great moment, and therefore worthy of notice; but to things the most indifferent and inconsiderable : Are net two sparrows sold for a farthing? says our Lord, and one of them falleth not on the ground without your heavenly Father ; nay, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. It extends not only to things beneficial and salutary, or to the direction and assistance of those who are the servants of the living God; but to things seemingly most hurtful and destructive, and to persons the most refractory and disobedient. He over-rules all his creatures, and all their actions."
John Witherspoon

A.W. Pink on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Prayer is not appointed for the furnishing of God with the knowledge of what we need, but it is designed as a confession to Him of our sense of the need. In this, as in everything, God's thoughts are not as ours. God requires that His gifts should be sought for. He designs to be honoured by our asking, just as He is to be thanked by us after He has bestowed His blessing."
A.W. Pink


John Calvin on Communication

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 18, 2011 at 8:00 AM

All our words ought to be filled with true sweetness and grace; and this will be so if we mingle the useful with the sweet.
~John Calvin~

John Bunyan on Temptation

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 15, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Temptations, when we meet them at first, are as the lion that reared upon Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them."

~John Bunyan~

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Blaise Pascal on God & Creation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“God made man in his own image and man returned the compliment.”
~Blaise Pascal~

William Perkins on Recreation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"How are we to use recreation?......Four special rules:

Rule 1: We are to make choice of recreations that are of least offense and best report.

Rule 2: Our recreations must be profitable to ourselves and others, and they must tend to the glory of God.

Rule 3: The end of our recreation must be to refresh our bodies and minds.

Rule 4: Recreation must be moderate and sparing, even as the use of meat and drink and rest."

William Perkins


Leonard Ravenhill on the Church

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity.”
Leonard Ravenhill

Thomas Watson on Repentance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"By delay of repentance, sin strengthens, and the heart hardens.  The longer ice freezeth , the harder it is to be broken."
Thomas Watson

Thomas Adams on Justification

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Out of the point of justification works cannot be sufficiently commended;  into the cause of justification they must not be admitted."
Thomas Adams

Henry Van Til on Christ's Lordship Over All Things

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"In the great spiritual warfare the forces of darkness are organized against the Lord and his anointed. Any organization that claims to be neutral, as do the public schools and some labor organizations, is by that token denying Christ's claims of absolute lordship over all things. As such they are serving the cause of the antichrist. To deny this is either willful blindness or woeful ignorance of the devil's devices and the claims of Christ.”
Henry Van Til

William Gouge on the Preached Word

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"The more purely God's word is preached, the more deeply it pierces and the more kindly it works."
William Gouge

Richard Sibbs on Growth in Christ

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 8:00 AM

If believers decay in their first love, or in some other grace, yet another grace may grow and increase, such as humility, their brokenheartedness; they sometimes seem not to grow in the branches when they may grow at the root; upon a check grace breaks out more; as we say, after a hard winter there usually follows a glorious spring.
~Richard Sibbes~

Thomas Brooks on National Sin and Repentance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, July 4, 2011 at 2:57 PM

"A boat rows against the stream; the current punishes it.  So is a nation violating a law of God; it is subject to a judgement.  The boat turns and goes with the stream; the current assists it.  So is a nation which has repented and put itself into harmony with God's law; it is subject to a blessing.  But the current is the same; it has not changed, only the boat has changed its relationship to the current.  Neither does God change - we change; and the same law which executed itself in punishment now expresses itself in reward."
Thomas Brooks 

Thomas Watson on Joy

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 1, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"The more we enjoy of God, the more we are ravished with delight."
~Thomas Watson~