Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Grace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 31, 2012 at 8:00 AM


“It is grace at the beginning, and grace at the end. So that when you and I come to lie upon our death beds, the one thing that should comfort and help and strengthen us there is the thing that helped us in the beginning. Not what we have been, not what we have done, but the Grace of God in Jesus Christ our Lord. The Christian life starts with grace, it must continue with grace, it ends with grace. Grace wondrous grace. By the grace of God I am what I am. Yet not I, but the Grace of God which was with me”
Martyn Lloyd-Jones


A.W. Pink on The Law

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM


‎"Christ has redeemed his people from the curse of the law and not from the command of it. he has saved them from the wrath of God, but not from his government."
A. W. Pink


Jeremiah Burroughs on Attaining Contentment

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"Consider but that we have but a little time in this world.  If you are godly you will never suffer but in this world......These afflictions are but for a moment."
Jeremiah Burroughs
(The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, Pg 211)


Jeremiah Burroughs on Attaining Contentment

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"The consideration of the abundance of mercies that God bestows and we enjoy.  It is a saying of Luther:  "The sea of God's mercies should swallow up all our particulate afflictions."  Name any particule affliction that is upon you:  There is a sea of mercy to swallow it up.  If you pour a pailful of water on the floor of your house, it makes a great show, but if you throw it into the sea, there is no sign of it."
Jeremiah Burroughs
(The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, Pg 209)


Jeremiah Burroughs on Attaining Contentment

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"We should consider, in all out wants and inclinations to discontent, the greatness of the mercies that we have, and the meanness of the things we lack.  The things we lack, if we are godly, are things of very small moment in comparison to the things we have, and the things we have are things of very great moment."
Jeremiah Burroughs
(The Rare Jewel Of Christian Contentment, Pg 207)


Jeremiah Burroughs on Contentment and Murmuring

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, August 24, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"As contentment argues much grace, and strong grace, and beautiful grace, so murmuring argues much corruption, and strong corruption, and very vile corruptions in your heart."
Jeremiah Burroughs
(The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, Pg 137)



Jeremiah Burroughs on Contentment and Temptation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"Contentment delivers us from an abundance of temptation.  Oh, the temptations that men of discontented spirits are subject to!  The Devil loves to fish in troubled waters."
Jeremiah Burroughs
(The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, Pg 126)


Jeremiah Burroughs on Contentment

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"Contentment is freely submitting to and taking pleasure in God's disposal."
Jeremiah Burroughs
(The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, Pg 33)


Jeremiah Burroughs on Contentment

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"If I become content by having my desire satisfied, that is only self-love, but when I am contented with the hand of God, and am willing to be at his disposal, that comes from from my love to God.  In having my desire satisfied, I am contented through self-love, but through the grace of contentment I come to be contented out of love to God, and is it not better to be contented out of love to God, than from a principle of self-love?"
Jeremiah Burroughs
(The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, Pg 131)


Jeremiah Burroughs on Contentment as Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8:00 AM

In speaking of the excellence of contentment:

"1. By contentment we come to give God the worship that is due Him.  It is a special part of the devine worship that we owe to God, to be content in a Christian way, as has been shown to you.  I say it is a special part of the devine worship that the creature owes to the infinite Creator, in that I tender the respect that is due from me to the Creator.  The word the Greeks have that signifies 'to worship' is the same as to come and crouch before someone, as if a dog should come crouching to you. and be willing to lie down at your feet.  So the creature in apprehension of its own baseness, and the infinite excellence that is in God above it, when it comes to worship God, comes and crouches to this God, and lies down at the feet of God:  then the creature worships God. "
Jeremiah Burroughs
(The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, Pg 119)


Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment Book Giveaway

Posted by Tony Konvalin | | Posted On Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 5:26 PM


As next weeks quotes will all be coming from Jeremiah Burroughs' excellent book The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, one of my favorite books, I will be giving away two copies.

I will be collecting names until 6PM (CST) on Wednesday August 29th.  Here is how you can have multiple entries:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post.  
  2. Placing a link to the giveaway on your blog and leave a link to your blog post in a comment here.  
  3. Sharing this post on Facebook, or share the post that is already there, and mention here or on Facebook that you have done so. 
  4. Share this giveaway on Goolge+ and then leave a comment here, or on Google + that you have shared it.  
That makes 4 ways to enter.

Again, make sure to leave a comment here, on one of the Facebook posts or on the Goolge+ posts letting me know the methods you have used to enter.  As a note, liking the Facebook or Goolge+ psots does nto count as an entry.

If you have won in the last 6 months I would ask that you do not enter but please do and promote this giveaway of such a great book.

**This giveaway is limited to the US due to shipping costs**

Richard Sibbes on on Unthankfulness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 17, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"What unthankfulness is it to forget our consolations, and to look upon matters of grievance; to think so much upon two or three crosses as to forget an hundred blessings."
Richard Sibbes


Thomas Brooks on Temptation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"If God were not my friend, Satan would not be so much my enemy."
Thomas Brooks


Philip Henry on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"Sins are like circles on the water when a stone is thrown into it; one produces another.  When anger was in Cain's heart, murder was not far off."
Philip Henry


George Swinnock on Self-Examination

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 7:25 AM

"Examination will help the Christian that has fallen and bruised himself to heal the wound whilst it is fresh, before it is festered."
George Swinnock


Richard Sibbes on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 13, 2012 at 8:00 AM

" God can pick sense out of a confused prayer."
Richard Sibbes


Richard Sibbes on Death

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 10, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"Death is only a grim porter to let us into a stately palace."
Richard Sibbes


Philip Henry on Flattery

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"Be as much troubled by unjust praises, as by unjust slanders."
Philip Henry











Christopher Nesse on God's Sovereignty

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

"God is the cause of causes."
Christopher Nesse
(1621-1705)


Thomas Watson on Faith

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"Other graces make us like Christ, faith makes us members of Christ."
Thomas Watson


Ezekiel Hopkins on Heaven

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM

"Where the unveiled glories of the Deity shall beat full upon us, and we for ever sun ourselves in the smiles of God."
Ezekiel Hopkins


J.C. Ryle on Parenting

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 3, 2012 at 8:00 AM


“Instruction, advice, and commands will profit little, unless they are backed up by the pattern of your own life. Your children will never believe you are serious and obey you, so long as your actions contradict your counsel.”
J.C. Ryle


J.C. Ryle on Christianity and its Fruit

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"The Christianity which is from above will always be known by its fruits. It will produce in the person who has it repentance, faith, hope, love, humility, spirituality, kindness, self-denial, unselfishness, forgiving spirit, moderation, truthfulness, hospitality, and patience. The degree in which these various graces appear may vary in different believers. The germ and seeds of them will be found in all who are the children of God. By their fruits they will be known. Is this your faith? If not, you should doubt whether it is authentic."
J.C. Ryle


J.C Ryle on False Teaching

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 8:00 AM


"If we would hold fast that which is good, we must never tolerate or support any doctrine which is not the pure doctrine of Christ’s Gospel. There is a hatred which is downright charity – that is the hatred of erroneous doctrine. There is an intolerance which is downright praiseworthy – that is the intolerance of false teaching in the pulpit. Who would ever think of tolerating a little poison given to them day by day? If men come among you who do not preach “all the counsel of God,” who do not preach of Christ, sin, holiness, of ruin, redemption, and regeneration, and do not preach of these things in a Scriptural way, you ought to cease to hear them."
J.C. Ryle