Loraine Boettner on The Atonement

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, September 28, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“The atonement is not the cause, but the effect, of God's love for His people.”

Loraine Boettner


Octavius Winslow on the Love of God

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Love is so completely the essence of God, that it shines out in every perfection of His nature, and is exhibited in every act of His administration. He is nothing, and can do nothing foreign to Himself; consequently He is nothing, and can do nothing in which His love is not an essential quality.”

Octavius Winslow


J. C. Ryle on the Church

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"A painfully large proportion of all the congregations in the land consists of unconverted people, who know nothing of heart-religion, never come to the Lord's Table, and never confess Christ in their daily lives. Myriads of those who are always running after preachers, and crowding to hear special sermons, are nothing better than empty tubs, and tinkling cymbals, without a bit of real vital Christianity at home."

J. C. Ryle


J. Gresham Machen on What's Important

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: | Posted On Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"While we are discussing the exact location of the churches of Galatia, men are perishing under the curse of the law."

J. Gresham Machen


William Ames on God

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 24, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“The attributes of God set forth What God is, and Who He is.”

William Ames


Loraine Boettner on The Atonement

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, September 21, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Fortunately for us, God meets the demands of His own holiness and justice and of man's conscience by Himself providing an atonement, a satisfaction. ”

Loraine Boettner


Octavius Winslow on the Love of God

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Love was the moving, controlling attribute in God's great expedient of saving sinners. Justice may have demanded it, holiness may have required it, wisdom may have planned it, and power may have executed it, but love originated the whole, and was the moving cause in the heart of God;….”

Octavius Winslow


J. C. Ryle on the "Religious People"

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The life of many religious people, I fear, in this age, is nothing better than a continual course of spiritual dram-drinking. They are always morbidly craving fresh excitement; and they seem to care little what it is if they only get it."

J. C. Ryle


J. Gresham Machen on Religion

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The type of religion which rejoices in the pious sound of traditional phrases, regardless of their meanings, or shrinks from "controversial" matters, will never stand amid the shocks of life."

J. Gresham Machen


William Ames on Living to God

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, September 17, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Men live to God when they live according to the will of God, to the glory of God, with God inwardly working in them.”

William Ames


A. W. Tozer on Worship

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"God is not asking you to come to Christ just to attain peace of mind or to make you a better businessman or woman.  You were created to worship.  God wants you to know His redemption so you will desire to worship and praise Him."

A .W. Tozer


Francis Schaeffer on the Problem of Existence

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The answer to the problem of existence is that the infinite-personal, triune God is there, and that infinite-personal, triune God is not silent."

Francis Schaeffer


R. C. Sproul on God's Glory

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The glory of God transcends all creaturely glory.  Indeed what glory may be found in this world is borrowed or derived from the Creators hand."

R. C. Sproul


J.C. Ryle on Love for Christ

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"For another thing, if you love Christ, never be ashamed to let others see it and know it."

J. C. Ryle


John Newton on Preaching

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 10, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“Thus, when a man has a proper call, and a competent fund of general knowledge, he learns to preach, by learning to acquire a confidence, not in himself, but in his cause, and in him in whose name he speaks."

John Newton


A. W. Tozer on God and Knowledge

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, September 7, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"You must begin with God.  Then you begin to understand everything in its proper context.   All things fit into shape and form when you begin with God."

A. W. Tozer


Francis Schaeffer on Christian Unity

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The world looks, shrugs its shoulders and turns away.  It has not seen even the beginning of a living church in the midst of a dying culture.  It has not seen the beginning of what Jesus indicates is the final apologetic - observable oneness among true Christians who are truly brothers in Christ."

Francis Schaeffer


R. C. Sproul on Holiness

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

"There is nothing easy about becoming holy.  Yet the Bible does make it easy for us to know what holiness is supposed to look like.  The fruits of the Spirit -- that is where our focus  must be."

R. C. Sproul


J. C. Ryle on the True Christian

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 5:30 AM

"The true Christian is one whose religion is in his heart and life. It is felt by himself in his heart. It is seen by others in his conduct and life."

J. C. Ryle


John Newton on Being only Hearers of the Word

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, September 3, 2018 at 5:30 AM

“In the first place, be cautious that you do not degenerate into the spirit of a mere hearer, so as to place the chief stress of your profession upon running hither and thither after preachers.”

John Newton