Jonathan Edwards on Christian Love

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"If love is the sum of Christianity, surely those things which overthrow Christian love, are exceedingly unbecoming Christians.  An envious Christian, a malicious Christian, a cold and hard-hearted Christian, is the greatest absurdity and contradiction.  It is as if one should speak of dark brightness, or a false truth!”
Jonathan Edwards

Charles Spurgeon on Grace

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, February 27, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Consider how much you owe to His forgiving grace, that after ten thousand affronts He loves you as infinitely as ever.”
Charles Spurgeon


J.R. Miller on Growing Older

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“As we grow older, there should be a constant gaining, never a losing in our spiritual life. Every year should find us living on a higher plane than the year before. Old age should always be the best of life, not marked by spiritual emptiness and decay — but by nobler fruitfulness and more gracious beauty.”

J.R. Miller


James Smith on Christ as the Great Physician

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“The Lord is the great Physician. He is especially the healer of the soul.”
James Smith

Charles Spurgeon on Knowing God and Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“No one knows the true God in the real sense of knowledge except through Jesus Christ, for no man comes unto the Father but by the Son. But even if he could know God, in a measure, apart from the Revelation of Him in Christ Jesus, it would be a knowledge of terror that would make him flee away and avoid God! It would not be life to our souls to know God apart from His Son, Jesus Christ! We must know the Christ whom He has sent or our knowledge does not bring eternal life to us.”

Charles Spurgeon


Blaise Pascal on Knowing Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair.  Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance because he shows us both God and our own wretchedness.”
Blaise Pascal



F.F. Bruce on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, February 20, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Persistence in prayer for someone whom we don't like, however much it goes against the grain to begin with, brings about a remarkable change in attitude.”
F.F. Bruce


J.C. Ryle on Compassion

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

“Let us take care that we drink into our Lord's spirit, and copy His example. Let us never set down men in a low place, as gracious and godless, because their faith is feeble and their love is cold. Let us remember the case of Thomas, and be very compassionate and of tender mercy.“
J.C. Ryle


Hugh Binning on Humility

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Self-knowledge is the mother of humility."

Hugh Binning


William Bacon Stevens on Faith and Works

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

“The religion of Jesus Christ is made up of two parts — faith and works.  Faith is the root of works; works are the fruit of faith.  A belief, however true and pure, if it is accepted only by the intellect, and be not carried out into practice, translating into active duties the faith held by the mind, is a barren faith, that will not be accepted by God, and will not secure salvation.”

William Bacon Stevens


Isaac Ambrose on Providence and Praise

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

"The Lord doth many things for us, which at that time when he doth them, we cannot observe; it is our duty therefore to look upon them afterwards, that they may furnish us with matter of praise to God."

Isaac Ambrose


Andrew Bonar on Revival

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

"Revivals begin with God's own people; the Holy Spirit touches their heart anew, and gives them new fervor and compassion, and zeal, new light and life, and when He has thus come to you, He next goes forth to the valley of dry bones... Oh, what responsibility this lays on the Church of God! If you grieve Him away from yourselves, or hinder His visit, then the poor perishing world suffers sorely!"

Andrew Bonar

Charles Spurgeon on Being a Light to the World

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

“The Bible is not the light of the world, it is the light of the Church; but the world does not read the Bible, the world reads Christians; “Ye are the light of the world.””

Charles Spurgeon


Andrew Murray on Forgiving Others

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

“Our forgiving love toward men is the evidence of God's forgiving love in us. It is a necessary condition of the prayer of faith.”

Andrew Murray


J.R. Miller on Being Encouragers

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

“Then we should always be encouragers, for there are many timid, faint-hearted people who continually need to be lifted up and helped onward. We Should never be discouragers of others, but always encouragers. There are those, too, who are weak and need the strength and support which we can give them. The strong should help the weak. We should hear each other’s burdens. We are also to be long-suffering to all, no matter how they may treat us. It is not easy, but we are not Christians if we are not trying to live after this law of love.”

J.R. Miller


William Dyer on Christ's Knowledge of His People

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

"Oh, sirs, earthly kings and princes do not know all their subjects; nay, they know very few. Alas! they do not know a quarter of them! They are not acquainted with all the wrongs, and needs, and miseries, that their poor subjects lie under.

The Lord Jesus infinitely excels all other kings—in that He has a perfect knowledge of all His subjects! He knows them all by name. He knows—all their thoughts, all their needs, all their ways, all their conditions. So say I to you, sirs, Your King knows—all your necessities, all your sufferings, all your troubles, all your fears!"

William Dyer
(1632 - 1696)

Archibald Brown on Salvation

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

“A saved soul is a God-pardoned soul. All its sins are forgiven, and its iniquities are drowned in that deluge of pardoning love that rises high above the topmost peaks of all its mountain crimes.”

Archibald Brown


Charles Spurgeon on True Wealth

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, February 3, 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


Richard Baxter on Self-Denial

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

“By denying self is meant disclaiming, renouncing, disowning, and forsaking it. Self is here looked on partly as a party disjunct16 from Christ and withdrawn from its due subordination to God, and partly as His competitor and opposite. Accordingly, it is to be denied, partly by neglect and partly by an opposition.”
Richard Baxter


A.W. Pink on Self-Denial

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

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”—Matthew 16:24 

“Ah, my friends, to live out the Christian life is something more than a passive luxury: it is a serious undertaking. It is a life that has to be disciplined in sacrifice. The life of discipleship begins with self-renunciation, and it continues by self-mortification. In other words, our text refers to the cross not simply as an object of faith, but as a principle of life, as the badge of discipleship, as an experience in the soul. ”

A.W. Pink