Henry Smith on Repentance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"The wicked do but weep for their sins past, but the godly purpose to sin no more."
Henry Smith


Samuel Rutherford on Repentacne

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"A repenting man is more angry at his own heart that consenteth to sin than he is at the devil who did tempt him to sin."
Samuel Rutherford


Thomas Fuller on Repentance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, November 28, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"You cannot repent too soon, because you do not know how soon it may be too late"
Thomas Fuller


John Trapp on God's Patience

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, November 25, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"God's forbearance is no acquittance."
John Trapp


Ralph Cudowrth on Love and Doctrine

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Christ came not to possess our brains with some cold opinions, that send down a freezing and benumbing influence into our hearts.  Christ was a master of the life, not of the school; and he is the best Christian whose heart beats with the purest pulse towards heaven, not he whose head spins the finest cobweb."
Ralph Cudworth


George Swinnock on Obedience

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"As the saint is described sometimes by a "clean heart," so also sometimes by "clean hands," because he has both; the holiness of his heart is seen at his fingers' ends."
George Swinnock


William Secker on Sorrow and Affliction

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"There are some things good but not pleasant, as sorrow and affliction.   Sin is pleasant, but unprofitable; and sorrow is profitable, but unpleasant.  As waters are purest when they are in motion, so saints are generally holiest when in affliction."
William Secker

Thomas Watson on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, November 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Sin hath the devil for its father, shame for it companion, death for its wages."
Thomas Watson


Alexis de Tocqueville on Religion and Liberty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"Religion is no less the companion of liberty in all its battles and its triumphs ; the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims. The safeguard of morality is religion, and morality is the best security of law as well as the surest pledge of freedom."
Alexis de Tocqueville


Benjamin Franklin on Farming

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"Finally, there seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war as the Romans did in plundering their conquered neighbours. This is robbery. The second by commerce which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture the only honest way; wherein man receives a real Increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle wrought by the hand of God in his favour, as a reward for his innocent life, and virtuous industry."
Benjamin Franklin


Thomas Hooker on a Husband's View of His Wife

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"The man whose heart is endeared to the woman he loves, he dreams of her in the night, hath her in his eye and apprehension when he awakes, museth on her as he sits at the table, walks with her when he travels and parlies with her in each place he comes….  she lies in his bosom, and his heart trusts in her, which forceth all to confess that the stream of his affection, like a mighty current, runs with full tide and strength."
Thomas Hooker


William Gouge on Training Children for a Calling

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"The second branch of good nurture is a training up of children unto a good calling. This charge [train up a child in the way that he should go (Prov 22:6)] directly tendeth to this purpose. This duty hath from the beginning of the world been performed by parents, and their performance thereof commended by the Holy Ghost."
William Gouge


John Bunyan on Grace and the Fear of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Monday, November 14, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Though there is not always grace where there is the fear of hell, yet, to be sure, there is no grace where there is no fear of God."
John Bunyan


Nehemiah Rogers on God's Glory

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, November 11, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"His glory is as Himself, eternal, infinite, and so abides in itself, not capable of our addition to it or detraction from it. As the sun, which would shine in its own brightness and glory though all the world were blind, or did wilfully shut their eyes against it, so God will ever be most glorious, let men be ever so obstinate or rebellious. Yea, God will have glory by reprobates, though it be nothing to their ease; and though He be not glorified of them, yet He will glorify Himself in them."
Nehemiah Rogers


Octavius Winslow on Christ's Love for His Church

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"Jesus sustains no association to His Church more expressive than that of the marriage relationship. From all eternity He forever betrothed her to Himself. He asked her at the hands of her Father—and the Father gave her to Him. He entered into a covenant that she would be His. The conditions of that covenant were great, but not too great for His love to undertake. They were, that He should assume her nature, discharge her legal obligations, endure her punishment, repair her ruin, and bring her to glory! He undertook all, and He accomplished all, because He loved her! The love of Jesus to His Church is the love of the most tender husband. It is single, constant, affectionate, matchless, wonderful. Jesus sympathizes with her, nourishes her, provides for her, clothes her, watches over, and indulges her with the most intimate and endearing tenderness."
Octavius Winslow


William Gouge on Love for Children

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"The Fountain of parents' duties is Love (Titus 2:4).  This is expressly enjoined to them.  Many approved examples are recorded hereof: as Abraham (Gen 22:2), Isaac (Gen 25:28), Rebekah (Gen 25:28), and others.

Great reason there is why this affection should be fast fixed in the hearts of parents towards their children. For great is that pain, pains, cost, and care, which parents must undergo for their children. But if love be in them, no pain, pains, cost or care, will seem too much."
William Gouge

J.C. Ryle on the Bible

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 11:09 AM

“Be very sure of this,-people never reject the Bible because they cannot understand it. They understand it only too well; they understand that it condemns their own behavior; they understand that it witnesses against their own sins, and summons them to judgment.” 
J.C. Ryle


John Calvin on the Work of the Spirit

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, November 7, 2011 at 8:00 AM

"The work of the Spirit, then, is joined to the word of God. But a distinction is made, that we may know that the external word is of no avail by itself. unless animated by the power of the Spirit ...All power of action, then, resides in the Spirit himself."
~John Calvin~
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Charles H. Spurgeon on The Spirit and Preaching

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, November 4, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"The power that is in the Gospel does not lie in the eloquence of the preacher, otherwise men would be the converters of souls, nor does it lie in the preacher's learning, otherwise it would consist in the wisdom of men. We might preach until our tongues rotted, till we would exhaust our lungs and die, but never a soul would be converted unless the Holy Spirit be with the Word of God to give it the power to convert the soul."
 Charles H. Spurgeon



Thomas Manton and the Quenching of The Spirit

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 8:00 AM


“Fire is quenched by pouring on water or by withdrawing fuel; so the Spirit is quenched by living in sin, which is like pouring water on a fire; or by not improving our gifts and graces, which is like withdrawing fuel from the hearth.”
Thomas Manton


William Gurnall on The Spirit and The Word

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"God is able to interpret His own Word unto thee. Indeed none can enter into the knowledge thereof but he must be beholden unto His Spirit to unlock the door."
William Gurnall


Thomas Watson on The Spirit and Knowledge

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 8:00 AM


"The natural man may have excellent notions in divinity but God must teach us to know the mysteries of the gospel after a spiritual manner. A man may see the figures upon a dial, but he cannot tell how the day goes unless the sun shines; so we may read many truths in the Bible, but we cannot know them savingly, till God by his Spirit shines upon our soul. God teaches not only our ear, but our heart; he not only informs our mind, but inclines our will."
Thomas Watson