Thomas Watson on The Scriptures

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:57 AM

“If we would have the word written effectual, let us labour not only to have the light of the word in our heads, but the power of the word in our hearts.“

Thomas Watson


Charles Spurgeon on God's Nature

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The Lord is able to concentrate His whole mind upon any one point without dividing that mind; He has such an infinite capacity that each one of us may be the center of God's thoughts, and yet He will not be forgetting any other beloved one.”

Charles Spurgeon


J.C. Philpot on Modern Religion

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“I am quite sick of modern religion; it is such a mixture, such a medley, such a compromise. I find much, indeed, of this religion in my own heart, for it suits the flesh well; but I would not have it so, and grieve it should be so.”

J.C. Philpot



James Smith on Our Relationship with God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“All our supplies come from God, therefore our dependence should be on Him, and our expectations from Him.”

James Smith


J.C. Ryle on Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Love should be the silver thread that runs through all your conduct"

J.C. Ryle


Thomas Brooks on a Believer and Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, September 18, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“But now a sincere Christian, he owns Christ in all His offices, he receives Christ in all His offices, and he closes with Christ in all His offices. He accepts of Him, not only as a Christ Jesus, but also as a Lord Jesus; he embraces Him, not only as a saving Christ, but also as a ruling Christ. ”

Thomas Brooks


J.C Ryle on Reading The Bible

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Let us resolve to "read the Bible more and more" every year we live. Let us try to get it rooted in our memories, an engraved into our hearts. Let us be thoroughly well provisioned with it against the voyage of death. Who knows but we may have a very stormy passage? Sight and hearing may fail us, and we may be in deep waters. Oh, to have the Word "hid in our hearts" in such an hour as that! (Psalm 119:11).”

J.C. Ryle


J.C. Ryle on Reading The Bible

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“That Bible is read best which is put into practice in our daily lives.”

J.C. Ryle


J.C. Ryle on the Perils of Greatness and Riches

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Greatness and riches are a perilous possession for the soul. They know not what they seek who seek to have them. They lead men into many temptations. They are likely to fill the heart with pride, and to chain the affections down to things below."

J.C. Ryle


J.C. Ryle on Sharing The Gospel

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The truest charity is to endeavour to share with others every spark of religious light we possess ourselves, and so to hold our own candle that it may give light to every one around us. Happy is that soul, which, as soon as it receives light from heaven, begins to think of others as well as itself! No candle which God lights was ever meant to burn alone.”

J.C. Ryle


J.C. Ryle on the The Gospel and Believer's Life

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The Gospel which we possess was not given us only to be admired, talked of, and professed,—but to be practised.  It was not meant merely to reside in our intellect, and memories, and tongues,—but to be seen in our lives.”

J.C. Ryle


J.R. Miller on Work and Character

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The shop, the mill, the factory, the store, the office, the farm are not primarily places for making machines, selling goods, weaving cloths, building engines, and growing crops; they are, first of all, places for making men, building character, growing souls. Right in the midst of what some people call drudgery is the very best place to get the transformed, transfigured life. The doing of common tasks patiently, promptly, faithfully, cheerfully, makes the character beautiful and bright.”

J.R. Miller


A.W. Pink on Teachers and the Direction of Congregations

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The man in the pew, following the lead of his teachers, has lost faith in the Bible as a Divine revelation, and in consequence, no longer submits to its authority.”

A.W. Pink


Richard Baxter on Humility

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Keep up a humble sense of your own faults, and that will make you compassionate to others”

Richard Baxter


Charles Spurgeon on Heaven

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 4, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Brethren, is not this the very cream of heaven? There have been many suggestions of what we shall do in heaven, and what we shall enjoy, but they all seem to me to be wide of the mark compared with this one, that we shall be with Jesus, be like him, and shall behold his glory. Oh, to see the feet that were nailed, and to touch the hand that was pierced, and to look upon the head that wore the thorns, and to bow before him who is ineffable love, unspeakable condescension, infinite tenderness! Oh, to bow before him, and to kiss that blessed face! Jesu, what better do we want than to see thee by shine own light—to see thee, and speak with thee, as when a man speaketh with his friend? It is pleasant to talk about this, but what will it be there when the pearl gates open? The streets of gold will have small attraction to us, and the harps of angels will but slightly enchant us, compared with the King in the midst of the throne. He it is who shall rivet our gaze, absorb our thoughts, enchain our affection, and move all our sacred passions to their highest pitch of celestial ardor. We shall see Jesus."

Charles Spurgeon


James Meikle on Christ's Sufficiency

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, September 1, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“When I look to myself and see my vileness and wants, I am confounded with shame; but when I look to thee, and see thy fullness and all-sufficiency, I am confounded with wonder!”

James Meikle


Thomas Watson on Living Out The Scriptures

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Christians should be walking Bibles. Xenophon said, "Many read Lycurgus's laws, but few observe them." The word written is not only a rule of knowledge, but a rule of obedience: it is not only to mend our sight, but to mend our pace. David calls God's word "a lamp unto his feet" (Ps. 119:105). It was not only a light to his eyes to see by, but to his feet to walk by. By practice we trade the talent of knowledge, and turn it to profit. This is a blessed reading of scripture, when we fly from the sins which the word forbids, and espouse the duties which the word commands. Reading without practice will be but a torch to light men to hell.”

Thomas Watson


Abraham Kuyper on Beauty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“There are two kinds of beauty; there is a beauty which God gives at birth, and which withers as a flower. And there is a beauty which God grants when by His grace men are born again. That kind of beauty never vanishes but blooms eternally.”

Abraham Kuyper


A.W. Pink on the Blessedness of Sleep

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“How often is it now lost sight of that the Lord cares for the bodies of His saints as well as for their souls. This is more or less recognized and owned by believers in the matter of food and clothing, health and strength, but it is widely ignored by many concerning the point we are here treating of.”

A.W. Pink


James Smith on the Love of Jesus

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 28, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Jesus loves always. His love is like his life, endless. Whom once he loveth, he loveth unto the end; for he is "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to-day, and forever." He may change his works; he may change his dispensations; but he will never break his word, or change in his love. That love is from everlasting to everlasting. It was sovereignly fixed upon us, and can never be diverted from us. So that amidst all the changes that take place within me, and without me, I may rejoice in this, that Jesus still loves me. Aye, and that he loves me as much in adversity as in prosperity; as much in darkness as when his candle shines upon my head; as much when I feel as if I am sinking in the horrible pit, as when I feel that I am standing on the rock. As soon may he cease to be God, as cease to love his people. While he lives he must love, and love the same objects too.”

James Smith


Thomas Watson on the God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“In God are treasures which can never be emptied--and pleasures which can never be ended!”

Thomas Watson


Octavius Winslow and the Love of Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Nothing short of a divine love could or would have borne our sins, and the punishment of our sins. The weight of the one, and the terribleness of the other would have crushed and annihilated a mere created affection. There existed no love but the love of Deity equal to the work of salvation.  Who was willing, who was able, to bear that heavy load, to endure that overwhelming curse, but the eternal Son of the Father?”

Octavius Winslow

Charles Spurgeon on the Earth Praising God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:35 AM

“The whole earth is still a great orchestra for God's praise, and his creatures still take up various parts in the eternal song, which, ever swelling and ever increasing, shall by and by mount to its climax in the consummation of all things.”

Charles Spurgeon


Octavius Winslow on Creation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The spiritual mind, fond of soaring through nature in quest of new proofs of God's existence and fresh emblems of His wisdom, power and goodness, exults in the thought that it is his Father's domain which he treads! He feels that God, his God, is there.”
Octavius Winslow


Thomas Watson on The Word

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 21, 2017 at 3:48 PM

“All true solid comfort is fetched out of the Word. The Word (as Chrysostom saith) is a spiritual garden; and the promises are the fragrant flowers or spices in this garden.”
Thomas Watson


Alexander Smellie on Wisdom

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 18, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Wisdom buys what gold cannot procure.”
Alexander Smellie


Jeremiah Burroughs on Contentment in Ones Circumstances

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“This is the way of contentment. There are these circumstances that I am in, with many wants: I want this and the other comfort - well, how shall I come to be satisfied and content? A carnal heart thinks, I must have my wants made up or else it is impossible that I should be content. But a gracious heart says, ‘What is the duty of the circumstances God has put me into?”
Jeremiah Burroughs


Stephen Charnock on God Being Unchangeable (His Immutability)

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"He (God) is unchangeable in the midst of the changeable effects of providence."

Stephen Charnock


John Flavel on Friends and Pride

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“They are not our best friends, who stir the pride in our hearts by the flattery of their lips.”

John Flavel


Theodore Cuyler on the Christian Life

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The demand of the day is for a higher standard and style of Christian life. Every follower of Christ must represent His religion purely, loftily, impressively, before that multitude of "Bible-readers" whose only Bible is the Christian.”

Theodore Cuyler


J.C. Ryle on Knowledge of Christianity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, August 11, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Let us beware of an unsanctified knowledge of Christianity. It is a dangerous possession, but a fearfully common one in these latter days. We may know the Bible intellectually, and have no doubt about the truth of its contents. We may have our memories well stored with its leading texts, and be able to talk glibly about its leading doctrines. And all this time the Bible may have no influence over our hearts, and wills, and consciences.”

J.C Ryle


Richard Sibbes on True Freedom and Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“A Christian is the greatest freeman in the world; he is free from the wrath of God, free from hell and damnation, from the curse of the law; but then, though he be free in these respects, yet, in regard of love, he is the greatest servant.  Love abaseth him to do all the good he can; and the more the Spirit of Christ is in us, the more it will abase us to anything wherein we can be serviceable.”

Richard Sibbes


Thomas Goodwin on Christ and Heaven

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“If I were to go to heaven, and find that Christ was not there, I would leave immediately; for heaven without Christ would be hell to me.”

Thomas Goodwin


J.C. Philpot on Knowing The Lord

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The soul that has once known something of the Lord is never satisfies but by obtaining clearer, deeper, more spiritual and abiding views of is beauty and blessedness.”

J.C. Philpot



John Angell James on Personal Piety

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 7, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“We tolerate a worldly-minded, and diluted, and weakened piety in others, because we expect a similar toleration for ourselves. We make excuses for them, because we expect the like excuses for our own conduct in return.”

John Angell James


Theodore Cuyler on Honoring God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 4, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“One day of good preaching is no match for six days of inconsistent practice.  God will never honor His church with complete success until it completely honors Him.”

Theodore Cuyler


Thomas Watson on The Scriptures

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The Word written is a sovereign elixir, or comfort in an hour of distress.”

Thomas Watson


A.W. Pink on Overcoming the World

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The world gains the victory over the unregenerate by captivating their affections and capturing their wills; but the saint overcomes the world, because his affections are set upon Christ and his will yielded to Him.”
A.W. Pink


William Secker on the Cross

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“We do not sail to glory in the salt sea of our own tears, but in the red sea of a Redeemer's blood. Crux Christi est clavis paradisi. “The cross of Christ is the key of paradise.” We owe the life of our souls to the death of our Saviour. It was His going into the furnace which keeps us from the flames.”

William Secker


Charles Spurgeon on Creation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 31, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The earth itself still praises its Maker; the exhalations, as they arise with the morning, are still a pure offering, acceptable to their Maker.”

Charles Spurgeon


Thomas Guthrie on True Religion

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 28, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Never mistake the dead robes for the living body of religion. Never forget that “to do justly, and love mercy, and walk humbly before God,” is what the Lord requires of thee; that faith without works is dead; that form without spirit is dead; and that, the highest piety being ever associated with the deepest humility, true religion is like the sweetest of all singing-birds, the skylark, which with the lowest nest but highest wing dwells in the ground, and yet soars to the skies”

Thomas Guthrie

Thomas Watson on Joy

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The sea is not so full of water, as the heart of a glorified saint is of joy; there can be no more sorrow in heaven than there is joy in hell.”
Thomas Watson


James W. Alexander on Divine Truth

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Divine Truth is an instrument in the hand of the Spirit, for  the accomplishment of His work of consolation. If we would  be comforted, we must seek it by the truth. The Comforter is the Spirit of truth. The consoling process is carried on by the application of Scriptural truth.”

James W. Alexander





J.R. Miller on Longing for Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“”Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness." It is not attainment only that heaven approves, but the longing to attain. Saintliness is beautiful, but it takes a long while to reach it. No doubt one of the best things is to be perfect, to wear the image of Christ, but the lofty reach seems almost impossible. This is the goal, but it shines far off, and it seems to us that we cannot come up to it till we gain heaven. It is a comfort to us to know that one of the best things is longing for the best, hunger for righteousness.”
J.R. Miller


Francis Bourdillon on Being Satisfied in The Lord

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“This portion (The Lord) is a satisfying portion. At least it ought to be. And indeed it is, in proportion as it is enjoyed. As a grown-up person no longer cares for toys, so a spiritually-minded person does not care as he used to care for the things of the world. The world's pleasures are but toys to him; he has found something better. The Lord is his portion. That is enough. He wants no more. And all that comes to him he takes as part of his portion, because it is from the hand of God.”
Francis Bourdillon


James Smith on Knowing Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, July 21, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“O how little do many of us know of Christ, and therefore it is that we make so little use of Christ, receive so little from Christ, and do so little for Christ!  Our sense of our need of Christ, it it be deep and increasing, will lead us to seek to know more of Christ; and knowing more of Christ, we shall daily come to Christ for all our supplies.”

James Smith


Cornelius Van Til on Man and God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Moreover, because man is created in the image of God, we may say that he has the revelation of God’s presence built into his constitution. His knowledge of God is innate, in the sense that his own constitution reflects to himself the presence of God. And this innate knowledge as revelation of God is correlative to the revelation of God in man’s environment. Thus man’s knowledge of God never operates independently of the knowledge he acquires from observation of his environment. Still further, man’s knowledge of God through observation of his own constitution and his knowledge of God through his study of his environment do not function independently of God’s direct person-to-person covenantal communication. Thus the whole of man’s relation to God, and indirectly the whole of man’s relation to his created environment, is a person-to-person, a covenantal affair. Man is he who as God’s image bearer answers to God. He answers to God. He answers to God always and everywhere.”

Cornelius Van Til


J.C. Philpot on Feeding the Soul

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The only real food of the soul must be of God's own appointing, preparing, and communicating.”

J.C Philpot

J.C. Ryle on the Need for Defining Words

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6:47 AM

“It may be laid down as a rule, with tolerable confidence, that the absence of accurate definitions is the very life of religious controversy. If men would only define with precision the theological terms which they use, many disputes would die. Scores of excited disputants would discover that they do not really differ, and that their disputes have arisen from their own neglect of the great duty of explaining the meaning of words.”
J.C. Ryle




John Angell James on Salvation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, July 17, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Being brought by his Spirit through faith into vital union with him, as a branch in the true vine, we receive a spiritual vitality into our soul, previously dead in trespasses and sins. Christ’s example is the model of our life ; the inward principle of life in the soul, developes itself into a likeness to him. The mind of Christ must be in us: the image of Christ must be upon us."

John Angell James