Thomas Brooks on Sin and Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Oh, then remember that there is nothing in heaven or earth more efficacious to cure the wounds of conscience than a frequent and serious meditation on the wounds of Christ."

Thomas Brooks


Charles Spurgeon on God's Care for His Children

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , , | Posted On Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:56 AM

"You may fear that the Lord has passed you by, but it is not so:  He who counts the stars and calls them by their names, is in no danger of forgetting His own children. He knows your case as thoroughly as if you were the only creature He ever made, or the only saint He ever loved.  Approach Him and be at peace."

Charles Spurgeon


Thomas Guthrie on The Law

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“God’s law contains “wondrous things.” All the Divine works are wonderful. There is not a leaf which God has moulded, or an insect He has formed, or an atom He has made, which does not demand, and will not repay, our thoughtful study. But Revelation contains a brighter display of His wisdom and love than nature with all its sublime and glorious discoveries.”

Thomas Guthrie


J.R. Miller on the Character of Christian Parents

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“It is well for a parent to read to his child from the inspired page about the beauty of holiness; but it is better still when the child can see that beauty shining out transfigured in every feature of his parent's character.’

J.R. Miller


J.C. Ryle on the Christian Possession

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The true Christian's possession shall never be taken from him.   He alone, of all mankind, shall never be stripped of his inheritance.  Kings must one day leave their palaces. Rich men must one day leave their money and lands.  They only hold them until they die.  But the poorest saint on earth has a treasure of which he will never be deprived. The grace of God, and the favor of Christ, are riches which no man can take from him. They will go with him to the grave when he dies. They will rise with him in the resurrection morning, and be his to all eternity.”

J.C. Ryle


Charles Spurgeon on Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, November 10, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“No matter what your wealth, if you have not Christ, you are miserably poor; but with Christ, you are rich to all eternity.”

Charles Spurgeon


Thomas Boston on the Believer in Heaven

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“There shall not be the least aversion to good, nor the least inclination to evil, in their wills, but they will be brought to a perfect conformity to the will of God; blessed with angelic purity, and fixed therein.”

Thomas Boston

Thomas Watson on Self-Denial

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Self-denial is the foundation of godliness, and if this be not well-laid, the whole building will fall. If there be any lust in our souls which we cannot deny, it will turn at length either to scandal or apostasy. Self-denial is the thread which must run along through the whole work of religion. The self-denying Christian will be the suffering Christian. ‘Let him deny himself and take up his cross’.”

Thomas Watson


J.C. Philpot on What God's People Need

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“You can never deceive a hungry child. You may give it a plaything to still its cries, it may serve for a few minutes; but the pains of hunger are not to be removed by a doll. A windmill or a horse will not allay the cravings after the mother's breast.  So with babes in grace.  A hungry soul cannot feed upon play-things.”

J.C. Philpot


Thomas Brroks on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Though our private desires are ever so confused, though our private requests are ever so broken, and though our private groanings are ever so hidden from men, yet God eyes them, records them, and puts them upon the file of heaven, and will one day crown them with glorious answers and returns."

Thomas Brooks


J.R. Miller on Giving

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“There are many people who cannot give money even to those who need money help; yet they need not conclude that they can do nothing at all. Indeed, money is usually the poorest alms we can give. Kind words are better, love is better. So far as we know, Jesus never gave anyone money, yet there never was such a giver as he. He gave love, he gave sympathy, he gave thought. It is not money people usually need most, even when they think nothing else will do. What they really need is sympathy, cheer, encouragement.”

J.R.Miller


Alexander Smellie on Creation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Preachers and trumpets of the unseen world the sights and sounds of the landscape ought to be. And still, in the cool of the day, when I pass through the country fields, or climb to the summit of the hill, or sit and gaze across the sea, God and my soul should meet and talk.”

Alexander Smellie


Charles Spurgeon on Scripture

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"What power would come upon the soul to calm and quiet it, and make it ready for the hand of God, if we would grasp a single line of Scripture and suck the honey out of it till our soul is filled with sweetness."

Charles Spurgeon


Octavius Winslow on God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“To God nothing is mysterious. In purpose, nothing is unfixed; in forethought, nothing is unknown; in providence, nothing is contingent. His glance pierces the future as vividly as it beholds the past. "He knows the end, from the beginning." All his doings are parts of a divine, eternal, and harmonious plan.”
Octavius Winslow


J.R. Miller on Christ Knowing His Flock

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:58 AM

“It is as easy for our Good Shepherd to know each of His millions personally, as for any human mother to know the name of each one of her little family of children. There is great comfort in this teaching. We are not lost in the crowd. Love always individualizes its object. We cannot love a crowd--we may pity a city in distress, as after the horrors of an earthquake, and yet not know one person in it. But if we have a brother, a child, or a friend among the sufferers--we know the one. Our Good Shepherd loves each one of His own.”

J.R. Miller


J.C. Ryle on Self-Examination

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:26 AM

“Look within, each one of you. Examine your own hearts. Do you see there any habit which you know is wrong in the sight of God? If you do, resolve at once to cast it off.”

J.C. Ryle


John Flavel to Pastors

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Believe it, brethren, it is easier to declaim, like an orator, against a thousand sins of others, than to mortify one sin, like Christians, in ourselves; to be more industrious in our pulpits, than in our closets; to preach twenty sermons o our people, than one to our own hearts.”

John Flavel


Octavius Winslow on Contentment

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Let this precious truth, "My times are in your hand," divest your mind of all needless, anxious care for the present or the future. Exercising simple faith in God, "don't be anxious about anything." "Be content with such things as you have, for he has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you." Learn to be content with your present lot, with God's dealings with, and his disposal of you. You are just where his providence has, in its inscrutable but all-wise and righteous decision, placed you.”

Octavius Winslow


Alexander Smellie on Fear

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Fear not, He tells me once more, for I will help thee. The future has its distresses. Peering ahead, what do I see? Many perplexities, many solitudes, much weariness, much struggle. But my Lord will go before me.”
Alexander Smellie


James Smith on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The well taught Christian carries everything to God; and in doing so, obtains relief, enjoys peace, and grows in grace. For all we need we should call upon God; and from all we fear we should flee unto God.”

James Smith


Charles Spurgeon on the Minimum Christian

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, October 20, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The minimum Christian goes to worship in the morning; and in the evening also, unless it rains, or is too warm, or cold, or he is sleepy, or has the headache from eating too much at dinner. He listens most respectfully to the preacher, and joins in prayer and praise. He applies the truth very judiciously, sometimes to himself, oftener to his neighbours.”

Charles Spurgeon


Harvey Newcomb on God's Provision for His Children

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“By this, however, we are not to understand that the Lord will give us every earthly blessing which we desire. We are so short-sighted as often to wish for things which would prove positively injurious to us. But we are to understand that He will give us all that He sees best for us. And surely we ought to be satisfied with this; for He who sees the end from the beginning, must know much better than we what is for our good.”

Harvey Newcomb


Thomas Reade on the Effects of the Gospel

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Such are the blessed effects of the Gospel, when it comes with power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance. It invariably produces works of faith, labours of love, and patience of hope. It brings glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and good will towards men. It turns the lion into the lamb; the desert into the garden of the Lord. It converts the impure and savage heart into a habitation, meet for the mild and holy Dove. Old things pass away—and behold, all things become new.”

Thomas Reade


A.W. Pink God's Word's Affect on His People

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Unless our ‘Bible study’ is conforming us, both inwardly and outwardly, to the image of Christ it profits us not”
A.W. Pink


J.C. Ryle on Christianity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, October 16, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Seek every day to have closer communion with Him who is your Friend, and to know more of His grace and power. True Christianity is not merely the believing a certain set of dry abstract propositions: it is to live in daily personal communication with an actual living person—Jesus the Son of God.”

J.C. Ryle


Charles Spurgeon on God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, October 13, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“My friends, nothing teaches us so much the preciousness of the Creator as when we learn the emptiness of all besides.”
Charles Spurgeon


Thomas Watson on Heaven

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The meditation of heaven is a pillar of support under all our sufferings; heaven.  One hour in Heaven will make us forget all our sorrows. As the sun dries up the water, so one beam of God's glorious face will dry up all our tears.”
Thomas Watson


John Mason on Creation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“All creatures are as nothing compared with God, and absolutely nothing without God.”

John Mason


J.C. Ryle on Listening to the Word of God Preached

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

“Let us bear these rules in mind every Sunday morning before we go to hear the Word of God preached. Let as not rush into God's presence carelessly, recklessly, and unprepared, as if it did not matter how we approach Him. Let us carry with us faith, reverence, and prayer. If these three are our companions, we will benefit as we listen and will give back praise.”

J.C. Ryle


Martin Luther on Nature

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:23 AM

“For in the true nature of things, if we will rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold or silver.”

Martin Luther


William Cowper on God and Nature

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:11 AM

“The Lord of all, Himself through all diffus’d
Sustains, and is the life of all that lives.
Nature is but a name for an effect, 
whose cause is God."

William Cowper


Thomas Watson on Our Lives and The Scriptures

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

“Let us lead Scripture lives. Oh that the Bible might be seen printed in our lives! Do what the Word commands. Obedience is an excellent way of commenting upon the Bible. Psa 86:2: ‘I will walk in the truth.’  Let the Word be the sun-dial by which you set your life.”

Thomas Watson


A.W. Pink on Life at Home

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“To talk to people about Christ is far easier than the task He has assigned-to deny self, take up our cross, and follow Him. Actions speak louder than words: it is by our conduct we are to make manifest Whose we are. Christians are to "show forth" by their lives (rather than tell forth with their lips) "the praises of Him who has called them" (1 Peter 2:9). And they are "first to show piety at home," then in the Church, and then in the world, for if there be no piety in our home life, then all our seeming piety in the Church and before the world is but humbuggery and hypocrisy.”

A.W. Pink


Octavius Winslow on Christ as Our Guide

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“We must first surrender our way and will before He will teach us His. The " meek" He will guide: the childlike, trustful, unquestioning disciple, that humbly locks his hand in Christ's and says, " Lord, lead me and guide me, not in my own way, but in Thine."  Oh, take a firm grasp of this Triple Staff, and you shall travel safely, surely, through all your unknown future. Be honest and sincere only to know and to walk in the Lord's way, the way in which”


Octavius Winslow

Charles Spurgeon on Creation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, October 2, 2017 at 5:30 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


J.C. Ryle on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Do we wish to grow in grace and be very holy Christians? Then let us never forget the value of prayer."

J.C. Ryle


John Angell James on Self

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“In how many ways does self steal away the heart from God. How subtle its workings, how concealed its movements, yet how extensive its influence. How it perverts our motives, lowers our aims, corrupts our affections, and taints our best actions.”

John Angell James


Charles Spurgeon on the Life of the Believer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus Christ. You have read lives of Christ, beautifully and eloquently written, but the best life of Christ is His living biography, written out in the words and actions of His people.”

Charles Surgeon


J.R. Miller on Christian Peace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“If we learn well the lesson of living just one day at a time, without anxiety for either yesterday or tomorrow, we shall have found one of the great secrets of Christian peace. That is the way God teaches us to live. That is the lesson both of the Bible and of nature. If we learn it, it will cure us of all anxiety; it will save us from all feverish haste; it will enable us to live sweetly in any experience.”

J.R. Miller



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