A.W. Tozer on Results of Pleasing God

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men."

A.W. Tozer


A.W. Tozer on Complacency and Spiritual Growth

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth.”

A.W. Tozer


A.W. Tozer on Ones Spiritual Condition

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 29, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Anyone who wishes to check on his true spiritual condition may do so by noting what his voluntary thoughts have been over the last hours or days. What has he thought about, when free to think of what he pleased? Toward what has his inner heart turned when it was free to turn where it would?”

A.W. Tozer


John Newton on Politics

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, January 26, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“There is one political maxim which comforts me: ‘The Lord reigns."”

John Newton


John Newton on Pleasing Ones Audience

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Hearers are disposed to be pleased with the preacher if he says nothing to make them displeased with themselves.”

John Newton


John Newton on Happiness

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“God formed us for himself, and has given the human such a vastness of thirst for happiness as He alone can answer.”

John Newton


John Newton on Disappointment

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Disappointment is the grumblings of self-will against the will of God.”

John Newton


John Newton on Religion

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 22, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Every semblance of religion that is not derived from Christ, by faith in his name, is, at the best, like a lamp without oil.”

John Newton


Henry A. Ironside on Worry and Praise

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, January 19, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction."

Henry A. Ironside


James Montgomery Boice on Dependence on God

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"We are not to be anxious about the unknown future or to fret about it. We are to live in a moment-by-moment dependence upon God."

James Montgomery Boice


R.C. Sproul on The Church

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The greatest weakness in the church today is that the servants of God keep looking over their shoulder for the approval of men."

R. C. Sproul



John Gerstner on Christ

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"To the artist He is the one altogether lovely, and to the educator He is the master teacher. To the philosopher He is the wisdom of God, and to the lonely He is a brother; to the sorrowful, a comforter to the bereaved, the resurrection and the life. And to the sinner he is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin from the world."

John Gerstner


Stephen Charnock on Christ Crucified

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, January 15, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"Let us look upon a crucified Christ, the remedy of all our miseries. His cross hath procured a crown, his passion hath expiated our transgressions. His death hath disarmed the law, his blood hath washed a believer's soul. This death is the destruction of our enemies, the spring of our happiness, and the eternal testimony of divine love."

Stephen Charnock


John Newton on Jesus

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"Looking unto Jesus" is the duty, the privilege, the safety, the unspeakable happiness, of a believer, are all comprised in that one sentence."

John Newton


Thomas Brooks on Temptation

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“In every temptation let us look up to a crucified Christ, who is fitted and qualified to support tempted souls. Oh my soul, whenever you are assaulted, let the wounds of Christ be thy city of refuge whither thou mayest fly and live!”

Thomas Brooks


William Gurnall on Prayer and The Word of God

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Go to God by prayer, for a key to unlock the mysteries of His word. It is not the plodding, but the praying soul, that will get this treasure of scripture knowledge.”

William Gurnall


John Flavel on the Heart

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“The keeping and right managing of the heart in every condition is the great business of a Christian's life!”

John Flavel


A.W. Pink on Trusting God in the New Year

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, January 5, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"As we launch out into another year, there is little visible prospect of a smooth and pleasant voyage. To the natural eye, the clouds are dark and fierce storms seem imminent. The very uncertainty of what the morrow may bring forth, fills many with uneasiness and trepidation. But how different should be the state of God’s children—an all-sufficient Object is presented to the eyes of their faith, from which unbelief derives no comfort. If the poor worldling is concerned with what lies before him, it is the blessed privilege of the believer to be occupied with Who goes before him—the One who is his Captain, his Guide, his Forerunner."

A.W. Pink


Ernest Reisinger on Church and Evangelism

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"Whatever means you use to get people into the church is precisely what you must use to keep them. If you get them with a religious circus then you must keep the circus going—keep up the entertainment.  If you get them with biblical preaching and teaching, then that will keep them and you will not need the entertainment."

Ernest Reisinger


John Angell James on Christians

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"We all need to be taken out of 'the religious world', as it is called, and collected again around the Bible to study what it is to be a Christian! Let us endeavour to forget what the bulk of professors are, and begin afresh to learn what they ought to be."

John Angell James


Octavius Winslow on Pride

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"There is no soil so holy in which its root will not strike; - there is no employment so sacred on which it will not engraft itself."

Octavius Winslow

J.C. Philpot on Christ's Kingship

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, January 1, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“The kingship of Christ is full of sweet consolation to the tried family of God. As Zion’s enthroned King, He supplies His people out of His own inexhaustible fullness! “

J.C. Philpot