John Angell James on the World's Hold Over Us

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 31, 2015 at 5:10 AM

“How astounding is it sometimes to ourselves, that, the base cares and the petty enjoyments of the present world should have so much power over us, as to retard us in our heavenward course, and make us negligent and indolent, heedless and forgetful.”

John Angell James


John Owen on Holiness

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 5:30 AM

"What then is holiness? Holiness is nothing but the implanting, writing and living out of the gospel in our souls (Eph 4:24)."

John Owen



G.K. Chesterton on Education

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“A great curse has fallen upon modern life with the discovery of the vastness of the word Education.”


G.K. Chesterton


Thomas Brooks on God's Word

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 5:18 AM

"Remember that it is not hasty reading, but serious meditating upon holy and heavenly truths, that makes them prove sweet and profitable to the soul.  It is not the bee’s touching of the flower that gathers honey, but her abiding for a time on the flower that draws out the sweet.  It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian."

Thomas Brooks


J.R. Miller on What is Best for Us.

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 27, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“Our wants and our real needs are not always the same.  We want pleasure, plenty, and prosperity--but perhaps we need pain, self-denial, the giving up of things that we greatly prize.  We shrink from suffering, from sacrifice, from struggle—perhaps these are the very experiences which will do the most for us, which will bring out in us the best possibilities of our natures, which will fit us for the largest service to God and man.”

J.R. Miller


Charles Spurgeon on War

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 24, 2015 at 5:14 AM

“War is nothing better than death holding carnival, and devouring his prey a little 
more in haste than is his common wont.”

Charles Spurgeon


Greg Bahnsen on Ones Epistemology

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“To reject revelational epistemology is to commit yourself to defending the truth of autonomous epistemology.”

Greg Bahnsen


John Calvin on Wicked Rulers

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 5:30 AM

"And truly when we see the wicked bear sway here beneath, let us know that it is a part of God’s justice. Where does it come from that things are so troubled and that some men attain to offices by wicked bribery and partiality, and others by purchase to soon after make their hand again from the poor people by fleecing one and devouring another. It is because God,perceiving us unworthy to be governed by Him, gives the bridle to Satan. You see then that all the wrongs which reign are God’s scourges for our sins as we have seen here previously. Seeing it is so, it behooves us to consider that when the princes and judges of the earth are wicked, God intends to give a greater gloss to His own justice, that it may be known to us how it is He that afflicts us, and by that means punishes the offenses which we have committed, showing that we do not deserve to have Him come near us, but rather to withdraw Himself from us and make us feel that because we are disordered and have shaken off His yoke, and have become like wild beasts, we are worthy to have the devil reign over us and the wicked men which are His underlings and by His appointment."


John Calvin


G.K. Chesterton on Compulsory Education

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.”

G.K. Chesterton


Archibald Brown on Growing in Grace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 20, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“True growth in grace consists of a personal Savior growing increasingly precious. “

Archibald Brown


Archibald Brown on Obeying God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 17, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“The sovereignty of God needs to be brought to the front. There has been too much trifling with Jehovah.  Man needs to have the peacock's feathers plucked out of his cap, and be taught that he is a poor little nothing, and that for God to speak to him at all is infinite condescension, and that for him to say anything else than 'Amen' is boundless impudence.”

Archibald Brown


Edward Griffin on Proclaiming Truth

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“In equally solemn tones I declare, as my office bids me, and call every angel to witness, that in this war God is right and the world is wrong. This great truth while I live I will declare, and hope to pronounce it with my dying breath. God is right and the world is wrong. I wish it were set forth in broad letters upon every forehead, and with a pen dipped in heaven were written upon every heart. I wish it were posted in sun beams at the corner of every street, and were graven with the point of a diamond on the rock forever. God is right and the world is wrong. Let this great truth pass from land to land to prostrate nations of unknown tongues, and rolling through every clime, bring an humbled world to their Redeemer's feet.

Standing on my watch tower, I am commanded, if I see aught of evil coming, to give warning. I again solemnly declare that I do see evil approaching. I see a storm collecting in the heavens; I discover the commotion of the troubled elements; I hear the roar of distant winds. Heaven and earth seem mingled in conflict; and I cry to those for whom I watch, A storm! a storm! get into the ark or you are swept away.—Ah what is it I see? I see a world convulsed and falling to ruins; the sea burning like oil; nations rising from under ground; the sun falling; the damned in chains before the bar, and some of my poor hearers with them. I see them cast from the battlement of the judgment seat. My God, the eternal pit has closed upon them forever!”

Edward Griffin


James Smith on Delighting in God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 5:30 AM

"Delighting in God always produces resignation and holy contentment. Whatever they have--they enjoy it as the undeserved gift of God; and they feel obligated and thankful for all. They would rather be conformed to God's will--than have their own will. They know that His appointments are best--because they are infinitely wise, holy, and gracious. They can say, "I trust in You, O Lord, for You are my God! My times are in Your hand!" They find that godliness with contentment is great gain; and say with one of old, "The little that a righteous man has--is better than the riches of many wicked!" "Better a little with the fear of the Lord--than great treasure with turmoil."

James Smith


G.K Chesterton on Taxes

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“A citizen can hardly distinguish between a tax and a fine, except that the fine is generally much lighter.”

G.K. Chesterton


Joseph Alleine on the Root of Man's Misery

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Monday, July 13, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“Here is the root of man's misery by the fall.  He is turned aside to the creature, and gives that esteem, confidence and affection to the creature--which is due to God alone.”

Joseph Alleine


Ulrich Zwingli on Civil Magistrates

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 10, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“If magistrates go against the rule of Christ they may be deposed.”

Ulrich Zwingli


Martin Luther on Reading God's Word

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“All the cunning of the devil is exercised in trying to tear us away from the word.”

Martin Luther


John Wycliffe on Scripture

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“All Christian life is to be measured by Scripture; by every word thereof.”

John Wycliffe


Charles Spurgeon on Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“Depend upon it, the nearer we get back to the nakedness of worship, the nearer we get to its truth and purity; and it is because man has fallen, that as his body wants clothing, so he is always dressing up his religion.”

Charles Spurgeon


G.K. Chesterton on Freedom

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 6, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“Most modern freedom is at root fear.  It is not so much that we are too bold to endure rules; it is rather that we are too timid to endure responsibilities.”

G.K. Chesterton


J.C. Philpot on Affliction

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 3, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“The Lord has chosen that His people should pass through deep and cutting afflictions, for it is "through many afflictions" they are to enter the Kingdom of God above, and into the sweetness and power of the Kingdom of God below. But every man will resent this doctrine, except God has led him experimentally into it. It is such a rough and rugged path—it is so contrary to flesh and blood—it is so inexplicable to nature and reason—that man, proud, rebellious man, will never believe that he must enter into the Kingdom of God through many afflictions. ”

J.C. Philpot


J.C. Philpot on God as our Refuge

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“On every side are hosts of enemies ever invading our souls— trampling down every good thing in our hearts—accompanied by a flying troop of temptations, doubts, fears, guilt and bondage sweeping over our soul. And we, as regards our own strength, are helpless against them. But there is a refuge set before us in the gospel of the grace of God. The Lord Jesus Christ, as King in Zion, is there held up before our eyes—as the Rock of our refuge—our strong Tower—our impregnable Fortress—and we are encouraged by every precious promise and every gospel invitation when we are overrun and distressed by these wandering, ravaging, plundering tribes—to flee unto and find a safe refuge in Him. 

Keep me safe, O God, for in You I take refuge. O Lord my God, I take refuge in You—save and deliver me from all who pursue me.”

J.C. Philpot


J.C. Philpot on Ministers

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“Many are foolishly apt to think that a minister is more spiritual than anyone else. But I am daily more and more sensible of the desperate wickedness of my deceitful heart, and my miserable ruined state as a sinner by nature and by practice. I feel utterly unworthy of the name of a Christian, and to be ranked among the followers of the Lamb. I have no desire to palm myself off on any church, as though I were anything. I am willing to take a low place.”

J.C. Philpot