Andrew Murray on Abiding in Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 5:30 AM


"He does it in the hope that, when we have found our rest in Christ in time of trouble, we shall learn to choose abiding in Him as our only portion; and when the affliction is removed, have so grown more firmly into Him, that in prosperity He still shall be our only joy.  So much has He set His heart on this, that though He has indeed no pleasure in afflicting us, He will not keep back even the most painful chastisement if He can but thereby guide His beloved child to come home and abide in the beloved Son.  Christian! pray for grace to see in every trouble, small or gTeat, the Father's finger pointing to Jesus, and saying, Abide in Him."
Andrew Murray


James Smith on Pleasing God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 5:45 AM

"In every enterprise, our first enquiry should be, will this please God? And after every engagement, the point we should strive to ascertain is, Have I in this business pleased God?"
James Smith
(1802-1862)


Matthew Henry on True Riches

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5:30 AM

"Worldlings make gold their god, saints make God their gold; and they that are enriched with his favor and grace,  may truly be said to have abundance of the best gold, and best laid up."

Matthew Henry

Charles Spurgeon on Trusting God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, April 25, 2014 at 6:30 AM

"Oh, blessed trust! To trust Him whose power will never be exhausted, whose love will never wane, whose kindness will never change, whose faithfulness will never fail, whose wisdom will never be nonplussed, and whose perfect goodness can never know a diminution! Happy art thou, reader, if this trust is thine! So trusting, thou shalt enjoy sweet peace now, and glory hereafter, and the foundation of thy trust shall never be removed."

Charles Spurgeon


A.W. Pink on God's Sovereignty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:30 AM

"Again: what is God's remedy for dejection at apparent failure in our labors? This — the assurance that God's purpose cannot fail, that God's plans cannot miscarry, that God's will must be done. Our labors are not intended to bring about that which God has not decreed."

A.W. Pink


Jonathan Edwards on Trusting God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:30 AM


“Men will trust in God no further than they know Him; and they cannot be in the exercise of faith in Him one ace further than they have a sight of His fulness and faithfulness in exercise.”
Jonathan Edwards


Thomas Brooks on Leaning on Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:30 AM

"He that leans only upon Christ, lives the highest, choicest, safest and sweetest life."

Thomas Brooks


J. Hudson Taylor on Viewing Ourselves

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, April 21, 2014 at 6:30 AM

"Only as everything fails us and we fail ourselves, finding out how poor and weak we really are, how ignorant and helpless, do we begin to draw upon abiding strength."

J. Hudson Taylor


A.W. Tozer on Idols

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, April 18, 2014 at 6:30 AM


"If we insist upon trying to imagine Him, we end with an  idol, made not with hands but with thoughts; and an idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand."
A.W. Tozer


Stephen Charnock on God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:30 AM

"Were it possible to see a picture of God, according to the fancies of men, it would be the most monstrous being, such a god that never was, nor ever can be."
Stephen Charnock


Charles Spurgeon on Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6:19 AM

"If we choose a false way of worship we shall, ere long, choose to worship a false God."
Charles Spurgeon


George Horne on Hope

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:30 AM

"“ Jehovah” alone is the “God,” or covenanted Saviour of his people; he is the only “rock,” on " which they may securely build their hope of heaven.Vain were the idols of the ancient world, Baal and Jupiter; as vain are those of modern times, Pleasure,  Honour, and Profit. They cannot bestow content, or make their votaries happy below; much less can they deliver from death, or open the everlasting doors above."
George Horne




A.W Tozer on the Spiritual Condition of the Church

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, April 14, 2014 at 6:30 AM

"The real peril today arises from within the fold of orthodox believers. It consists of an acceptance of the world’s values, a belief that the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them are valid prizes to be pursued by believing men and women. Blind leaders of blind souls are admitting that there is something to be said in favor of the world-glory after all; they insist that Christians should not cut themselves off from the pleasures of the world, except, of course, from those that are too degraded for respectable society. Everything else goes, and the very values that Christ scorned are now being used to attract people to the gospel.

Christ now stands in need of a patron, a celebrity who will sponsor Him before the world. He looks weakly about for some well-known figure upon whose inside popularity He can ride forth as He once rode into Jerusalem on the back of an ass’s colt. His ability to draw men unto Him is frankly doubted, so He is provided with a gimmick to do the trick for Him. The cheap and tawdry glory which He once rejected is placed around His head as a crown. The crown they give Him is studded with paste imitations, all borrowed from the world: middle class prosperity, success, fame, publicity, money, crowds, social acceptance, pomp, display, earthly honor. The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life have all been Christianized (not by the liberal, mind you, but by the evangelicals) and are now offered along with Christ to everyone who will “believe.”

And on top of this we still pray for revival, with no awareness of our dark betrayal and no intention to repent."

A.W. Tozer

Charles Spurgeon on Service and Grace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:30 AM

"If we give God service it must be because he gives us grace.  We work for him because he works in us."

Charles Spurgeon


Clyde Cranford on Obedience and Love of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 6:30 AM

"Love is obedience.  Obedience is both the expression and the evidence of genuine love toward God."

Clyde Cranford


Augustine on Works

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:30 AM

"We do the works, but God works in us the doing of the works"

Augustine




Thomas Brooks on a Believer's Life

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6:30 AM

"Oh, is the Lord Jesus Christ a believer's life ? Why, then, let no believer be disquieted, nor overwhelmed and dejected, for any loss or for any sorrow or suffering that he meets with for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake.  What a base and unworthy spirit is it for a man to be troubled and disquieted in himself for anything that he shall do or suffer for his own natural life!  Oh, Jesus Christ is thy life; do not say this mercy is too dear for Christ, nor that comfort is too great for Christ.  Christ is the life of a believer: what wilt thou not do for thy life ?"

Thomas Brooks


Thomas Vincent on Love of Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:30 AM

"The love of Christ is useful to quicken and excite unto DUTY. This makes the yoke of Christ easy, and will enable you to draw therein. This makes the burden of duty (so accounted by the most) to be no burden in esteem. If you have much love unto Christ, you will account duty to be your privilege and the service of Christ to be freedom; and none of His commands will be grievous—but all of them joyous unto you. If you have much love unto Christ, your hearts will be inflamed thereby with zeal for your Master's glory, and you will never think you can do too much for Him."
Thomas Vincent

(1634 – 1678)


Matthew Henry on Thinking About Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, April 4, 2014 at 6:30 AM

"It behoves us above all things seriously to inquire, "What think we of Christ?" Is he altogether glorious in our eyes, and precious to our hearts? May Christ be our joy, our confidence, our all. May we daily be made more like to him, and more devoted to his service."

Matthew Henry


Henry Law on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 6:30 AM

"Sin has an ungodly bias towards the abominable things which God hates!"

Henry Law


J. Hudson Taylor on Christian Workers

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 6:25 AM

"The great need of every Christian worker is to know God"
Hudson Taylor


Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Salvation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6:25 AM

"The ultimate end and object of salvation is the glorification of the Son."

Martyn Lloyd-Jones