Ralph Venning on Grace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, May 31, 2013 at 7:05 AM

"There is no reason to be given for grace but grace."
Ralph Venning


J. Gresham Machen on The Gospel and God's Law

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7:00 AM

"The Gospel does not abrogate God's law, but it makes men love it with all of their hearts."
J. Gresham Machen

(from: What is Faith?- Pg 192)


J.c. Ryle on Being Born Again

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 6:00 AM

"To be born again is to enter into a new existence, to have a new mind, a new heart, new views, new principles, new tastes, new affections, new likings, new dislikings, new fears, new joys, new sorrows, new love to things once hated, new hatred to things once loved, new thoughts of God, ourselves, the world, the life to come and salvation."

J.C. Ryle


Richard Greenham on Mercy and Gifts

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:44 AM

"If the Lord shows  lesser mercies to us than to others, we have no cause to complain because He is no debtor so we must not envy them that have greater gifts, for if we have any it is more than [our] due or than we deserve, and this will teach us to be contented with that which we have had. Let us then look on what we have and give God thanks for it, and know that if we should have more He would give more, yea, if we consider that they that have much must make the greater account, and that we are unfit to do so,we  will thank God that we have no more than we have."

Richard Greenham
(1535-1594)

Charles Spurgeon on the Thoughts of Man

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, May 27, 2013 at 9:40 AM

"A fool soon makes up his mind, because there is so very little of it; but a wise man waits and considers."
Charles Spurgeon


A.W. Tozer on Evangelicalism

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, May 24, 2013 at 6:59 AM


"But if I see aright, the cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. It is, rather, a new bright ornament upon the bosom of a self-assured and carnal Christianity. The old cross slew men, the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it."
A.W. Tozer


A.W. Pink on Assurance

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:53 AM


"In considering the basis of the Christian’s assurance we must distinguish sharply between the ground of his acceptance before God, and his own knowledge that he is accepted by Him. Nothing but the righteousness of Christ-wrought out by Him in His virtuous life and vicarious death—can give any sinner a perfect legal standing before the thrice holy God. And nothing but the communication of a new nature, a supernatural work of grace within, can furnish proof that the righteousness of Christ has been placed to my account. Whom God legally saves, he experimentally saves; whom He justifies, them He also sanctifies. Where the righteousness of Christ is imputed to an individual, a principle of holiness is imparted to him; the former can only be ascertained by the latter. It is impossible to obtain a scriptural knowledge that the merits of Christ’s finished work are reckoned to my account, except by proving that the efficacy of the Holy Spirit’s work is evident in my soul."
A.W. Pink

Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Scripture

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM


"There are many Christian people today, it seems to me, who claim to be believers in the inspiration of the Scriptures but who nevertheless quite deliberately avoid large portions of Scripture simply because they are difficult. But if you believe that the whole of Scripture is the Word of God, such an attitude is sinful; it is our business to face the Scriptures."
Martyn Lloyd-Jones


J.C. Ryle on the Christian and His Life

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:41 AM


"Let your Christianity be so unmistakeable and your walk so straightforward, that all who see you may have no doubt whose you are and whom you serve."
J.C.Ryle


Samuel Rutherford the Conscience and Tribulation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, May 20, 2013 at 9:31 AM


"It is true, terrors of conscience cast us down; and yet without terrors of conscience we cannot be raised up again: fears and doubtings shake us; and yet without fears and doubtings we would soon sleep, and lose our grips of Christ.  Tribulation and temptations will almost loosen us to the root; and yet, without tribulations and temptations, we can now no more grow than herbs or corn without rain."
Samuel Rutherford


Vavasor Powell on Regeneration

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, May 17, 2013 at 6:41 AM

"In the first creation, God made man after His own image.  So in the second creation or regeneration, God doth create man after His own image, in knowledge, righteousness, true holiness, and love."
Vavasor Powell
(1617-1670)

Jeremiah Burroughs on the Education of Children

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 6:28 AM

"There is little hope of children who are educated wickedly.  If the dye have been in the wool, it is hard to get it out of the cloth."
Jeremiah Burroughs


Richard Bernard on the World

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 6:58 AM

"A godly man preferreth grace before goods, and wisdom before the world."
Richard Bernard


Thomas Brooks on Sins of Commission and Omission

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 8:17 AM

"As sinful commissions will stab the soul; so sinful omissions will starve the soul."
Thomas Brooks


Robert Murray M'Cheyne on Hypocrits

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:28 AM


"It is the mark of a hypocrite to be a Christian everywhere but home."
Robert Murray M'Cheyne



Daniel Webster on Agriculture

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7:00 AM


"Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. Man may be civilized, in some degree, without great progress in manufactures and with little commerce with his distant neighbors. But without the cultivation of the earth, he is, in all countries, a savage. Until he gives up the chase, and fixes himself in some place and seeks a living from the earth, he is a roaming barbarian.When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization."
Daniel Webster


Thomas Jefferson on Gardening

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:53 AM


"I have often thought that if heaven had given me a choice of my position and calling, it should have been on a rich spot of earth, well watered, and near a good market for the productions of the garden.  No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.  Such a variety of subjects, someone always coming to perfection, the failure of one thing repaired by the success of another, and instead of one harvest a continued one through the year.  Under a total want of demand except for our family table, I am still devoted to the garden.  But though an old man, I am but a young gardener."
Thomas Jefferson


Thomas Jefferson on Farming

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 7:00 AM


"Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God,  if He ever had a chosen people, whose breasts He has made His peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue."
Thomas Jefferson
(Notes on the State of Virginia)


John Bunyan on Judgement

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


"Hearing is but as the sowing of the seed; talking is not sufficient to prove that fruit is indeed in the heart and life: and let us assure ourselves that at the day of doom men shall be judged according to their fruits it will not be said then, 'Did you believe?' but, 'Were you Doers, or Talkers only ?' and accordingly shall they be judged. The end of the world is compared to our harvest; and you know men at harvest regard nothing but fruit.  Not that any thing can be accepted that is not of faith;….".
John Bunyan


Thomas Watson on Morality

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6:20 PM


"Morality may damn as well as vice. A vessel may be sunk with gold, as well as with dung."
Thomas Watson
(The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12)


William Gurnall on the Bible

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, May 3, 2013 at 7:30 AM

"The Christian is bred by the Word, and must be fed by it"
William Gurnall


R.J. Rushdoony on the Family

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7:00 AM


"No system devised by man or the state can ever replace the family in its efficiency and success in creating social stability and strength while supporting and educating virtually all the children of the land."
R.J. Rushdoony


Robert Leighton on the World

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:44 AM

"He gives often more of the world to those that shall have no more hererafter."
Robert Leighton