Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Right Understanding of Sin - JC Ryle

A right understanding of sin lies at the root of all saving Christianity.

JC Ryle 1816-1900

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

If You Cannot Pray As You Would - Thomas Brooks

If you cannot pray as you would, nor as you should, pray as well as you can.

Thomas Brooks 1608-1680

Monday, April 28, 2014

He That Would Be Holy Must - Horatius Bonar

He that would be holy must steep himself in the Word, must bask in the sunshine which radiates from each page of revelation.

Horatius Bonar 1808 –1889

Friday, April 25, 2014

Never be afraid to - Corrie Ten Boon

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
Corrie Ten Boon 1892-1937

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Moment You Wake Up Each Morning - C.S. Lewis

The moment you wake up each morning, all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job of each morning consists in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other, larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in.

C.S. Lewis 1898–1963



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

When Jesus Christ said Repent - Martin Luther

 When our Lord and master Jesus Christ said, "Repent," he willed that the whole life of believers should be one of repentance.

Martin Luther 1483–1546


Monday, April 21, 2014

Holiness Is - John Owen

Holiness is nothing but the implanting, writing, and realizing of the gospel in our souls.

John Owen 1616-1683

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The farmer in the field - Martin Luther

The farmer in the field, or the farmer's wife in the farmhouse, if they are doing their work by faith for the glory of God, are fulfilling as high and holy a calling as the pastor in the pulpit.
Martin Luther 1483-1546

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Happiness of Man - Richard Sibbes

The happiness of man consists in communion with God and conformity to him.

Taken from the book Glorious Freedom by Richard Sibbes 1639

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Woe to Me If - Oswald Chambers

It is a matter of indifference to God's grace how abominable I am if I come to the light; but woe be to me if I refuse the light. (See John 3:19-21)

Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Friday, April 11, 2014

It is But Right - Richard Baxter

It is but right that our hearts should be on God, when the heart of God is so much on us.
Richard Baxter 1615-1691

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Temporal Comforts Cannot Make Up - Thomas Brooks

As all lights cannot make up the want of the light of the sun, so all temporal comforts cannot make up the want of one spiritual comfort.

Thomas Brooks 1608-1680

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Obedience Is the Only Proof of Reality - J.C. Ryle

Obedience is the only proof of reality. Faith without works is dead, being alone. "Ye are my friends," says Jesus, "if ye do whatever I command you" (John 15:14)

Taken from the book Expository Thoughts on the Gospels by J.C. Ryle 1856

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Temptations Put Nothing In But They - John Owen

Temptations and occasions put nothing into man, but only draw out what was in him before.

John Owen 1616-1683

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Root and Braches of the Divine Life - Henry Scougal

The root of the Divine life is faith; the chief branches are love to God, charity to man, purity, and humility.

Taken from the book The Life of God in the Soul of Man

by Henry Scougal 1650-1678

Thursday, April 3, 2014

That Which Is Me Must Become - Francis Schaeffer

That which is me must become the me of God. Then I can become useful in God's hands. The Scripture emphasizes that much can come from little if the little is truly consecrated to God. There are no little people and no big people in the true spiritual sense, but only consecrated and unconsecrated people.
Francis Schaeffer 1912-1984

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Longings of an Immortal Soul

None but God can satisfy the longings of an immortal soul; that as the heart was made for Him, so He only can fill it.
Richard Chenevix Trench 1807-1886