J.C. Ryle on God's Sovereignty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"Just as the telescope and microscope show us that there is order and design in all the works of God’s hand, from the greatest planet down to the least insect, so does the Bible teach us that there is wisdom, order and design in all the events of our daily life. There is no such thing as “chance”, “luck”, or “accident” in the Christian journey through this world. All is arranged and appointed by God: and all things are ‘working together’ for the believer’s good"
J.C. Ryle


J.C. Ryle on Parenting

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM


“Take care what you do in front of your child. It is a true proverb, ‘He who sins before a child, sins double.’ Strive rather to be a living epistle of Christ, such as your families can read, and that plainly too. Be an example of reverence for the Word of God, reverence in prayer, reverence for means of grace, reverence for the Lord’s day. Be an example in words, in temper, in diligence, in temperance, in faith, in charity, in kindness, in humility.

“Do not think your children will practice what they do not see you do. You are their model picture – and they will copy what you are. Your reasoning and your lecturing, your wise commands and your good advice – all this they may not understand, but they can understand your life!”
J.C. Ryle


Thomas Watson on Self-Examination

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On at 8:00 AM

"Self-examination is a spiritual inquisition set up in the soul."
Thomas Watson


Samuel Rutherford on Salvation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"It is in vain for us to rise early and to lie down late, and to eat the bread of sorrow all the day , if the Lord give not assistance of His Spirit to the means that we use."
Samuel Rutherford


Richard Greenham on Riches

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"Poverty hath slain a thousand, but riches have slain ten thousand.  They are very uncertain, they promise that which they cannot perform, neither can they afford a contented mind."
Richard Greenham
(1535-1594)

George Swinnock on Repentance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"He grieves truly that weeps without a witness."
George Swinnock




Thomas Fuller on the Misunderstanding of God's Providences

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 7:37 AM


“Take a straight stick, and put it into the water; then it will seem crooked.  Why?  Because we look upon it through two mediums, air and water: there lies the deception visus; thence it is that we cannot discern aright.  Thus the proceedings of God, in His justice, which in themselves are straight, without the least obliquity, seem unto us crooked:  that wicked men should prosper, and good men be afflicted; that the Israelites should make the bricks, and the Egyptians dwell in the houses; that servants should ride on horseback, and princes go on foot:  these are things that make the best Christians stagger in their judgments.  

And why?  Because they look upon God's proceedings through a double medium of flesh and spirit, so that all things seem to go cross, though indeed they go right enough.  And hence it is that God's proceedings, in His justice, are not so well discerned, the eyes of man alone being not competent judges thereof."
Thomas Fuller


Thomas Brooks on Prosperity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 23, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"Where one thousand are destroyed by the world's frowns, ten thousand are destroyed by the world's smiles.  The world, siren-like, sings us and sinks us."
Thomas Brooks


Thomas Manton on Good Works

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 20, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"A naked profession of faith is no better than a verbal charity."
Thomas Manton


Thomas Adams on Hypocrites

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"Hypocrites are like pictures on canvas, they show fairest at farthest."
Thomas Adams

Thomas Brooks on Idleness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"A lazy Christian shall always want four things: viz., comfort, content, confidence, and assurance.  God hath made a separation between joy and idleness."
Thomas Brooks


Thomas Watson on Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 7:57 AM

"Faith deals with invisibles, but God hates that love which is invisible."
Thomas Watson


John Flavel on Ministry

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 16, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"The labours of ministry are fitly compared to the toil of men in harvest, to the labours of women in travail and to the agonies of soldiers in the extremity of a battle."
John Flavel



George Swinnock on Seeking God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, July 13, 2012 at 6:56 AM

"We cannot seek God till we have found Him."
George Swinnock


William Gurnall on Pride

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:08 AM

"Pride loves to climb up. not as Zaccheus to see Christ, but to be seen."
William Gurnall


Richard Baxter on Preaching

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On at 8:00 AM

"If a hardened heart be (is) to be broken, it is not stroking but striking that must do it."
Richard Baxter


John Flavel on Providence

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 7:58 AM

"Some providences, like Hebrew letters, must be read backwards."
John Flavel


John Owen of Christianity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 7:11 AM

"It is in many places a lost labour to seek to Christianity among Christians."
John Owen




Thomas Watson on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM

" The more the Spirit shines in the heart, the more evil it discovers.  A Christian thinks it worse with him than it was, whereas his grace may not grow less, but his light greater."
Thomas Watson



Adoniram Judson on Religion and Apathy

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, July 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"Let me beg you, not to rest contented with the commonplace religion that is now so prevalent."
 Adoniram Judson


Charles Hodge on The Doctrines of Grace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"The doctrines of grace humble man without degrading him and exalt him without inflating him."
Chalres Hodge


Joseph Hall on Affliction

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 7:54 AM


"Not to be afflicted is a sign of weakness; for, therefore God imposeth no more on me, because he sees I can bear no more."
Joseph Hall


Christopher Love on Finishing the Course

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"I am now going from a prison to a palace. I have finished my work, I am now to receive my wages."
Christopher Love
(From a letter by Christopher Love, a Welsh Protestant preacher, to his wife, on the day before his execution by the English government.)


Charles Spurgeon on Law and Grace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, July 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"" They say that all things are fair in love and war; but the holy man thought not so: while he carried his life in his hand, he also carried the law in his heart. No danger of body should make us endanger our souls by forgetting that which is right. Trouble makes many a man forget his duty, and it would have had the same effect upon the Psalmist if he had not obtained quickening (verse 107) and teaching (verse 108). In his memory of the Lord's law lay his safety ; he was certain not to be forgotten of God, for God was not forgotten of him.  It is a special proof of grace when nothing can drive truth out of our thoughts, or holiness out of our lives. If we remember the law even when death stares us in the face, we may be well assured that the Lord is remembering us."
Charles Spurgeon
(Treasury of David: Psalm 119:109)