John Owen on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, June 29, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"He who prays as he ought will endeavor to live as he prays. This none can do who doth not with diligence keep his heart unto the things he hath prayed about. To pray earnestly and live carelessly is to proclaim that a man is not spiritually minded in his prayer."

John Owen


J. Gresham Machen on Christian Restraint

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The Christian is restrained from doing certain things in order that he may do other things that are infinitely more worth while."

J. Gresham Machen


Jeremiah Burroughs on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The glory of God, that should be the chief matter we are to pray for."

Jeremiah Burroughs


Robert Murray M'Cheyne on Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"There is no part here that death cannot take from us. But if you have Christ, you have the only imperishable portion."

Robert Murray M'Cheyne


John Flavel on Being Fruitful

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, June 25, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"Christ is a fruitful root, and makes all the branches that live in him so too."

John Flavel


John Owen on Happiness and Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:08 AM

"It is a vain thing for any to suppose that they place their chiefest happiness in being for ever in the presence of Christ, who care not at all to be with him here as they may."

John Owen


J. Gresham Machen on Valuing God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"Many men make shipwreck of their faith by valuing God only for the things that He can give.”

J. Gresham Machen


Jeremiah Burroughs on Prayer

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“A praying Christian is a useful Christian in the world.”

Jeremiah Burroughs


Robert Murray M'Cheyne on God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"Everything that God does is infinitely perfect: he never fails in anything he undertakes."

Robert Murray M'Cheyne


John Flavel on Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, June 18, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"But no shore is so sweet to the weather-beaten passenger, as Christ is to a broken-hearted sinner: this brings the soul to a sweet repose."

John Flavel


Louis Berkhof on Faith and Works

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, June 15, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"...., but that James stresses the fact that a faith which does not manifest itself in good works is no true faith and therefore is not a faith that justifies."

Louis Berkhof




J. Gresham Machen on Christians and Culture

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The task of restoring truth to the culture depends largely on our laypeople. To bring back truth, on a practical level, the church must encourage Christians to be not merely consumers of culture but makers of culture. The church needs to cultivate Christian artists, musicians, novelists, filmmakers, journalists, attorneys, teachers, scientists, business executives, and the like, teaching its laypeople the sense in which every secular vocation-including, above all, the callings of husband, wife, and parent–is a sphere of Christian ministry, a way of serving God and neighbor that is grounded in God’s truth.”

J. Gresham Machen


John Newton on Providence

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“In providence, no less than in creation, he is Maximus in minimis ( the very greatest "even" in trifling things ). Therefore fear not; only believe. Our sea may sometimes be stormy, but we have an infallible Pilot, and shall infalliblv gain our port.“

John Newton


Horatius Bonar on Christ as Our Substitute

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“If I be a new creature in Christ, then I stand before God, not in myself, but in Christ. He sees no longer me, but only him in whom I am, him who represents me, Christ Jesus, my substitute and surety.”

Horatius Bonar


J. C. Ryle on the Worth of All Believers

Posted by Tony Konvalin | | Posted On Monday, June 11, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Let the believer of low degree take comfort in this mighty truth. Let him remember daily that his Master in heaven takes account of everything that is done on earth, and that the lives of cottagers are noticed by Him as much as the lives of kings. The acts of a poor believer have as much dignity about them as the acts of a prince.”

J. C. Ryle


John Newton on Trials

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, June 8, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Our trials are either salutary medicines, or honourable appointments, to put us in such circumstances as may best qualify us to show forth his praise. “

John Newton


Horatius Bonar on Resting in Christ

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“The one true goal or resting-place where doubt and weariness, the stings of a pricking conscience, and the longings of an unsatisfied soul would all be quieted, is Christ Himself.”

Horatius Bonar


J. C. Ryle on Hypocrisy

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Whatever else we are in religion let us be true. However feeble our faith, and hope, and love, and obedience may be, let us see to it that they are real, genuine, and sincere. Let us abhor the very idea of play-acting and mask-wearing in our Christianity.”

J. C. Ryle


Martyn Lloyd-Jones on The Church

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"From the moment that the idea began to gain currency that the Bible was the history of the quest of mankind for God, rather than God’s revelation of Himself and the only way of salvation to mankind, the Church began to decline and to wane in her influence and in her power. "

Martyn Lloyd-Jones


R. C. Sproul on Stewardship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, June 4, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The worst sin against stewardship is to waste your life."

R. C. Sproul


Jospeh Hall on Our Bodies

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, June 1, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"Our body is a well-set clock, which keeps good time, but if it be too much or indiscreetly tampered with, the alarm runs out before the hour."

Joseph Hall