John Flavel on Hypocrisy

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, June 28, 2013 at 7:20 AM

"Every appearance of hypocrisy, does not prove the person who manifests it to be a hypocrite. You should carefully distinguish between the appearance and the predominance of hypocrisy. There are remains of deceitfulness in the best hearts; this was exemplified in David and Peter; but the prevailing frame of their hearts being upright, they were not denominated hypocrites for their conduct."

John Flavel


Thomas Wilson on Studying God's Word

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 8:15 AM

"Study, not to be more knowing, but to be more holy, and to make others so. ….. It is one thing for a man to fill his understanding and memory with truths, and another, to nourish his heart with them.”

Thomas Wilson


John Owen on True Pleasures

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7:20 AM

“The truth is, you have never yet known real pleasure and will not until you come to Christ. For only in Christ are true pleasures to be found.  A few moments with Christ are to be preferred to an eternity with the cursed pleasures of this world (Proverbs 3:13-18, Psalm 16:11)."

John Owen


Thomas Watson on the Favour of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 8:28 AM

“The favour of God is the best jewel; it can sweeten a prison, and unsting death. Oh how odious then is that sin, which robs us of our best jewel!"

Thomas Watson


Elnathan Parr on Studying the Word of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, June 24, 2013 at 6:30 AM

“For even as a house without walls and windows, and other necessary furniture, is accounted forlorn; so that is a very forlorn and naked conscience which is destitute of the knowledge of the Word. And as it is an easy matter to lead the blind out of the way, so the ignorant are easily led and taken in the snares of the devil. And this reproves the negligence of such who are not careful to apply themselves with all diligence to the study of the Word: our negligence herein being the cause of the barrenness of knowledge in these plentiful times. If men would bestow that time in the study of the Word, which they for the most part bestow, some in hunting and hawking; some in dicing and carding; some in drinking, swilling and following bad company; some in sloth and idleness; thus wisely redeeming the time: then certainly knowledge would abound among us, as the waters that cover the sea.  Even as in matters of the Word, though a man have never so good a trade; yet without labor and diligence he can do no good in it: and as the diligent shall bear rule and stand before kings: so knowledge shall increase to the diligent, when the negligent shall be under darkness."
Elnathan Parr
(1597-1632)

Thomas Wilson on Confronting Sinners

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"Any man who disturbs the false peace of sinners, must expect to be ill-treated, and reproached and defamed.”

Thomas Wilson
(From:  Maxims of Piety, and of Christianity)  

Richard Sibbes on Suffering

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6:30 AM

“Suffering brings discouragements, because of our impatience. 'Alas!' We lament, 'I shall never get through such a trial.' But if God brings us into the trial he will be with us in the trial and at length bring us out, more refined. We shall lose nothing but dross (Zechariah 13:9). From our own strength we cannot bear the least trouble, but by the Spirit's assistance we can bear the greatest.”

Richard Sibbes


William Wilberforce on Persecution

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"Christianity especially has always thrived under persecution. At such a season she has no lukewarm professors; no adherents concerning whom it is doubtful to what party they belong. The Christian is then reminded at every turn, that his Master’s kingdom is not of this world. When all on earth wears a black and threatening aspect, he looks up to heaven for consolation; he learns practically to consider himself as a pilgrim and stranger. He then cleaves to fundamentals, and examines well his foundation, as at the hour of death. When Religion is in a state of external quiet and prosperity, the contrary of all this naturally takes place. The soldiers of the church militant then forget that they are in a state of warfare. Their ardor slackens, their zeal languishes. Like a colony long settled in a strange country, they are gradually assimilated in features, and demeanor, and language, to the native inhabitants, till at length almost every vestige of peculiarity dies away."

William Wilberforce


George Swinnock on the Devil

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7:21 AM

"Satan watcheth for those vessels that sail without a convoy."
George Swinnock


Robert Leighton on Self-Examination and a Right Standard

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, June 17, 2013 at 6:29 AM

"Men compare themselves with men, and readily with the worst, and flatter themselves with that comparative betterness. This is not the way to see spots, to look into the muddy streams of profane men's lives; but look into the clear fountain of the Word, and there we may both discern and wash them; and consider the infinite holiness of God, and this will humble us to the dust."

Robert Leighton


Thomas Jefferson on Agriculture

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds."
Thomas Jefferson




Thomas Taylor on Complaining

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7:19 AM

"Complain without cause, and thou shalt have cause to complain."
Thomas Taylor


John Bunyan on Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 6:43 AM

"As a sacrifice, our sins were laid upon Him, (Isaiah 53);  as a Priest, He beareth them, (Exodus 28:38);  and as an Advocate, He acknowledges them to His own, (Psalm 69:5).
John Bunyan


Richard Baxter on Preaching

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 9:15 AM

"I preached as never sure to preach again, and as a dying man to dying men."
Richard Baxter


Thomas Jefferson on Government and Agriculture

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, June 10, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries; as long as they are chiefly agricultural."

Thomas Jefferson


Charles Hodge on the Children and Religious Education

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Friday, June 7, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"It is a fact that unless children are brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, they, and the society which they constitute or control, will go to destruction.  Consequently, when a state resolves that religious instruction shall be banished from the schools and other literary institutions, it virtually resolves on self-destruction."

Charles Hodge


John Winthrop on Democracy

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 6:30 AM

“A democracy is, amongst civil nations, accounted the meanest and worst of all forms of government.”

John Winthrop


1000th Quote Giveaway

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: | Posted On Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 10:13 PM

In light of this coming Monday (6/10) being the day I will, Lord willing, post the 1000th quote on this blog I will be giving away a book.  You will be able to choose between one of my favorite puritan books:  Jeremiah Burroughs' - The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment  or you can choose William Einwechter's - Walking in the Law of the Lord.

You can begin entering right away and here is what you need to do to get multiple entires.

1) Leave a comment below sharing what your favorite quote is on this site.  **You get 2 entries if you list your favorite quote.**
2) Share this giveaway on your website or blog.  Just leave a link in the comment section below.
3) Share the giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment that you have done so below
4) Share the giveaway on Google+ and leave a comment that you have done so below

To get an entry you do need to leave a comment here as to what entries you have.  I appreciate "likes" and "+1's" but so as to better track what entries everyone has I need a comment left on the blog.

That's all there is to it.  4 ways to enter and you can use all of them to get 5 entires.  The giveaway will run until 6PM EST June 15th, 2013.

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

John Adams on the Cost of Prosperity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On at 6:30 AM

“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your Freedom!  I hope you will make good use of it.  If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.”

John Adams


A.W. Tozer on Preaching and Compromise

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.'

A.W. Tozer


J.C. Ryle on Looking to Jesus

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, June 3, 2013 at 6:36 AM


"Look not to yourselves! You are by nature wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked.  Look simply unto Jesus."
J.C. Ryle