John Daille on the Minister

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, March 29, 2013 at 7:17 AM

"The doctrine of a minister must credit his life, and his life adorn his doctrine."
Jean Daille


Thomas Watson on Joy

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 6:55 AM

"Here joy enters into the saints; in heaven, "they enter into joy."
Thomas Watson


Matthew Mead on the Word of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM


"The Word travels with life or death, salvation or damnation; and brings forth one or another in every soul that hears it."
Matthew Mead


Charles Spurgeon on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:00 AM


"When (man) cannot any longer deny that he is guilty of sin, he says that it was only a very little one; and it is long before you can get him to admit that sin is exceedingly sinful; indeed, no human power can ever produce genuine conviction in the heart of a single sinner; it must be the work of the Holy Spirit."
Charles H. Spurgeon


William Tyndale on Evangelism and Preaching

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, March 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM


“Expound the Law truly, and open the veil of Moses, to condemn all flesh, and prove all men sinners, and all deeds under the Law, before mercy has taken away the condemnation thereof, to be sin, and damnable; and then as a faithful minister, set abroach the mercy of our Lord Jesus, and let the wounded consciences drink of the water of Him. And then shall your preaching be with power, and not as the hypocrites. And the Spirit of God shall work with you; and all consciences shall bear record unto you, and feel that it is so. And all doctrine that casts a mist on these two to shadow and hide them, I mean the Law of God and mercy of Christ, that resist you with all your power."
William Tyndale


John Owen Quote

Posted by Miss Antoinette K. | Labels: | Posted On Friday, March 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM


"It is not the glorious battlements, the painted windows, the crouching gargoyles that support a building, but the stones that lie unseen in or upon the earth. It is often those who are despised and trampled on that bear up the weight of a whole nation."
~John Owen~


John Flavel on Prayer for our Children

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:40 AM

"What a mercy was it to us to have parents that prayed for us before they had us, as well as in our infancy when we could not pray for ourselves!"
John Flavel


R. J. Rushdoony on Humanism

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6:33 AM


‎"Today the impotence and confusion of humanism is marked. It is wallowing in failure all over the world, in failure, but not in defeat, because there is no consistent Christian force to challenge and overthrow it."
R. J. Rushdoony


John Angell James on Spiritual Progress

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 6:56 AM


"…, why is it that so many professing Christians do not make progress, and indeed make no efforts to obtain it? Why, because they care nothing about it.  To take up a profession is all they desire; but to proceed from one degree of piety to another; to grow in grace, to go on unto perfection, is no part of their ambition.  How many are there to whom if we were to say, "Well now you call yourself a Christian, and wish others to consider you as such, and you are of course eager desirous of making continual advances in knowledge, faith, and holiness;  and we shall see you evidently becoming more and more like Christ" - who, I say, if we should thus address them, would look wonderingly in our face, as if they did not comprehend our meaning;  or reproachfully, as if we questioned their sincerity;  or contemptuously, as if we were indulging in enthusiasm or mysticism, and wished them to be as visionary as ourselves.  Of course such a frame of mind, and such views as these are adverse to all progress.  There must then be concern about the matter.  And shall there be none?  What, no solicitude to have more of the knowledge of truth, of faith in Christ, of likeness to God, of meetness for heaven?  No desire to advance in such things?  Is it possible to be a Christian and yet destitute of this? No, it is not.  I tell you, it is not.  If you have no concern to grow, there is no grace in you.   You are a piece of dead wood,  and not a living branch - a spiritual corpse, and not a living man.  In this state there can be no growth, for dead things never grow; while on the other hand, the very desire will insure the possession of its object."
John Angell James
(from: Christian Progress)


J.C. Ryle on Happiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, March 18, 2013 at 7:00 AM


“Don’t tell me of your happiness if it daily depends on the uncertainties of the earth. Your home may be rich in comforts; your family may be all you could desire; your income may be amply sufficient to meet all your wants. But oh, remember, if you have nothing more than this to look to, that you are standing on the edge of a cliff! Your joy may be deep and earnest, but it is fearfully short-lived. It has no root. It is not true happiness.”
J.C. Ryle


George Swinnock on Holiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, March 15, 2013 at 7:31 AM

"There is a beauty in holiness as well as a beauty of holiness."
George Swinnock


Thomas Fuller on Hospitality

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6:42 AM

"Hospitality is threefold; for one's family, this of necessity; for strangers, this of courtesy; for the poor, this is charity."
Thomas Fuller


Thomas Brooks on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:42 AM

"You must distinguish between delays and denials."
Thomas Brooks


Thomas Watson on Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7:27 AM

"Posture in worship is often imposture"
Thomas Watson


Charles Spurgeon on Beards

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:00 AM

".....then grow your beards!  A habit most natural, scriptural, manly, and beneficial."
Charles Spurgeon
(from: Lectures to My Students, 
First Series, Lecture 8 
(Baker Book House, 1981) p134)


Stephen Charnock on God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, March 8, 2013 at 7:49 AM

"God's foreknowledge of what He will do doth not necessitate Him to do."
Stephen Charnock


Thomas Brooks on Clothes and Friendships

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:56 AM

"Clothes and company do oftentimes tell tales in a mute but significant language."
Thomas Brooks


William Wilberforce on Hope for a Country

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 6:53 AM


"But it would be an instance in myself of that very false shame which I have condemned in others, if I were not boldly to avow my firm persuasion, that to the decline of religion and morality our national difficulties must both directly and indirectly be chiefly ascribed; and that my only solid hopes for the well-being of my country depend not so much on her fleets and armies, not so much on the wisdom of her rulers, or the spirit of her people, as on the persuasion that she still contains many who, in a degenerate age, love and obey the gospel of Christ; on the humble trust that the intercession of these may still be prevalent, that for the sake of these, heaven may still look upon us with an eye of favour."
William Wilberforce


Richard Baxter on God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 7:53 AM

"You may know God, but not comprehend Him."
Richard Baxter


Charles Spurgeon on Recreation and Amusement

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, March 4, 2013 at 6:53 AM


"Luke tells us of another kind of weed, namely, "the pleasures of this life."I am sure that these thorns play a dreadful part nowadays. I have nothing to say against recreation in its proper place. Certain forms of recreation are needful and useful; but it is a wretched thing when amusement becomes a vocation. Amusement should be used to do us good "like a medicine"; it must never be used as the food of the individual. From early morning until late at night some spend their time in a round of frivolities, or else their very work is simply carried on to furnish them funds for their pleasures. This is vicious. Many have had all holy thoughts and gracious resolutions stamped out by perpetual trifling. Pleasure, so called, is the murderer of thought. This is the age of excessive amusement. Everybody craves for it, like a babe for its rattle. In the more sober years of our fathers, men and women had something better to live for than silly sports. The thorns are choking the age."
Chalres Spurgeon
(Sermon #2040 - Sown Among Thorns)




William Gurnall on Peace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, March 1, 2013 at 7:07 AM


"And therefore you who think so basely of the Gospel and the professors of it, because at present their peace and comfort are not come, should know that it is on the way to them, and comes to stay everlastingly with them; whereas your peace is going from you every moment, and is sure to leave you without any hope of returning to you again.  Look not how the Christian begins, but ends."
William Gurnall