Charles Hodge on Humility

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 30, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Christian humility does not consist in denying what there is of good in us; but in an abiding sense of ill-desert, and in the consciousness that what we have of good is due to the grace of God. “
Charles Hodge


Matthew Henry on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“We must beware of deceiving ourselves in denying or excusing our sins.  The more we see them the more we shall esteem and value the remedy.”
Matthew Henry


Alexander Smellie on The Word of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“I have no need to go to the loneliness of Sinai to meet with God. I find holy ground much nearer home. But I wonder whether I put my shoes off my feet.

He reveals Himself to me in His written Word. It is His sanctuary. By its agency my deepest life is created, quickened, sustained. Listening to it the saints have heard the very voice of their Lord; and it is associated with the faith and purity and joy of many centuries of Christians. But do I never raise a laugh by my grotesque and frivolous use of the words of Scripture? And, whenever I open the Book, do I remember that God has breathed the Spirit of Life into its chapters and verses? Mine is culpable levity.”
Alexander Smellie


Charles Hodge on Christ to a Christian

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“To be in Christ is the source of the Christian's life; to be like Christ is the sum of his excellence; to be with Christ is the fullness of his joy.”

Charles Hodge


John Gill on the Incarnation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, December 26, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“The incarnation of Christ is a most extraordinary and amazing affair. It is wonderful indeed that the eternal Son of God should become man; that He should be born of a pure virgin without any concern of man in it; that this should be brought about by the power of the Holy Ghost in a way unseen, imperceptible, and unknown, signified by His overshadowing; and all this in order to effect the most wonderful work that ever was done in the world: the redemption and salvation of men.”
John Gill



William Plumer on the Incarnation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 23, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“From the day that Christ was born to this hour, all the desirable changes that have taken place in the world, either in persons or communities, have been in consequence of His incarnation and of His glorious progress in setting up His kingdom. So shall it ever be. His kingdom is constantly enlarging. His diadem is more and more glorious. Every soul saved is a new jewel in His crown.”

William S. Plumer


Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“We must not think of sin as merely doing something that is wrong. That is what we tend to do.  We recognize certain acts as good and others as bad, and we tend to think that sin is just doing particular things that are bad. It is that, but that is not its essence. I repeat that the essence of sin is rebellion against God.”

Martyn Lloyd-Jones


A.W. Pink on Obedience

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“The obedience that God requires can proceed only from a heart that loves Him. “Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord” (Col 3:23). The obedience that springs from a dread of punishment is servile. The obedience that is performed in order to procure favors from God is selfish and carnal. But spiritual and acceptable obedience is cheerfully given: it is the heart’s free response to and gratitude for the unmerited regard and love of God for us.”

A.W. Pink

J.C. Ryle on the Incarnation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“When “the Word became flesh,” He did not cease for a moment to be God. No doubt He was pleased to veil His divinity and to hide His power, and more especially so at some seasons. He emptied Himself of external marks of glory and was called “the carpenter.” But He never laid His divinity aside. God cannot cease to be God. It was as the God-man that He lived, suffered, died, and rose again.”

J.C. Ryle


Charles Spurgeon on The Resurrection

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, December 19, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Upon the incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, our salvation hinges. He who believes these truths aright hath believed the gospel; and, believing the gospel, he shall without doubt find eternal salvation therein.

But men want novelties. They cannot endure that the trumpet should give forth the same certain sound. They crave some fresh fantasia every day. “The gospel with variations” is the music for them. “Intellect is progressive,” they say.  They must, therefore, march ahead of their forefathers. Incarnate deity, a holy life, an atoning death, and a literal resurrection—having heard these things now for nearly nineteen centuries, they are just a little stale; and the cultivated mind hungers for a change from the old-fashioned manna.”
Charles Spurgeon


Thomas Brooks on Secret Sins

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 16, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Those sins that lie closest and are most secretly lurking in the heart are as obvious and odious to God as those that are most fairly written upon a man’s forehead.”
Thomas Brooks


Martin Luther on Works

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“This is what we have often said, that we Christians must break forth, and show by our deeds and before the people that we have the true faith. God does not need your works, he has enough in your faith. Yet he wants you to work that you may show thereby your faith to yourself and all the world. For God indeed sees faith, but you and the people do not yet see it, therefore you should devote the works of faith to the benefit of your neighbor. Thus this servant is an example and picture of all those who should serve their neighbor through faith.”
Martin Luther


John Mason on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 5:30 AM

"Sin quenches prayer, affliction quickens it."

John Mason


John Flavel on Knowing God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“They that know God will be humble; and they that know themselves, cannot be proud.”

John Flavel


Thomas Manton on God's Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, December 12, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“It is the weakness of man to change purposes; God’s love is not fickle and inconstant. We have good purposes, but they are speedily blasted; God’s eternal purpose shall certainly stand. So the great foundation of our hope is the immutable love of God the Father.”
Thomas Manton 


Octavius Winslow on the Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 9, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“So completely was Jesus bent upon saving sinners by the sacrifice of Himself, He created the tree upon which He was to die, and nurtured from infancy the men who were to nail Him to the accursed wood. Oh the depth of Jesus's love to sinners! Lord! the universe in its accumulation presents no love like Yours! Your love, eternal as Your being, saw from everlasting the cross of Calvary, and yet You did not falter in Your purpose, nor modify Your plan of saving lost sinners by the sacrifice of Yourself. You saved others, Yourself You would not save!”
Octavius Winslow


Thomas Brooks on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“It is our wisest and our safest course to stand at the furthest distance from sin; not to go near the house of the harlot, but to fly from all appearance of evil.”
Thomas Brooks


Samuel Adams on Leaders in Government

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 5:30 AM

"If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."

Samuel Adams


Hugh Martin on God Working In His People

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“It is not to be supposed that the glorious triune Godhead will spiritually and graciously inhabit a renewed and quickened soul without manifesting the divine presence by operations worthy of the divine nature.”
Hugh Martin


Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Sin

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, December 5, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Now, it is absolutely essential, it is the necessary preliminary to the gospel that we should realize what sin is. We must not think of sin as merely doing something that is wrong. That is what we tend to do. We recognize certain acts as good and others as bad, and we tend to think that sin is just doing particular things that are bad. It is that, but that is not its essence. I repeat that the essence of sin is rebellion against God.”

Martyn Lloyd-Jones


J.C. Ryle on Contentment

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 2, 2016 at 5:30 AM

“Nothing is cheaper than good advice. Everybody fancies he can give his neighbor good counsel and tell him exactly what he ought to do. Yet to practice the lesson that heads this paper is very hard. To talk of contentment in the day of health and prosperity is easy enough; but to be content in the midst of poverty, sickness, trouble, disappointments, and losses is a state of mind to which very few can attain."
J.C. Ryle


Ernest Reisinger on Carnal Christians

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:30 AM

"The Bible makes it crystal clear that there is a close relationship between assurance and obedience; but the 'carnal Christian' teaching gives assurance to those who are at home in the realm of sin. They are classed as Christians.  Many times this is a false and damning assurance because such have no biblical reason to believe that they are Christians at all."
Ernest Reisinger