Friday, May 30, 2014

O be not too quick to bury the church - JOHN FLAVEL

O be not too quick to bury the church before she is dead! Stay till Christ has tried his skill before you give it up for lost.
JOHN FLAVEL 1627–1691


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

More Bitterness in Repenting Then In - Thomas Watson

We are to find as much bitterness in weeping for sin as ever we found sweetness in committing it. Surely David found more bitterness in repenting then he ever found comfort in Bathsheba.

Taken from the book The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson 1668



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Prayers I Cannot Utter - Oswald Chambers

O Lord, explore down to the deepest springs where the Spirit maketh intercession for us, and read the prayers I cannot utter.


Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Monday, May 26, 2014

If We Would Find God - A.W. Tozer

If we would find God amid all the religious externals we must first determine to find him, and then proceed in the way of simplicity.  …We must put away all effort to impress, and come with the guileless candor of childhood. If we do this, without doubt God will quickly respond.

Taken from the book The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer 1897-1963

Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Great Faith Can - Thomas Watson

A great faith is a wonder-working faith. It can do those things which exceed the power of nature. A great faith can open heaven, it can overcome the world (1 John 5:4); it can master a tendency to sin (2 Sam. 22:24); it can prefer the glory of God before secular interest (Rom.9:1); it can rejoice in affliction (1 Thess. 1:6).
Taken from the book The Lords Supper by Thomas Watson 1665 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

It Does Not Lie in Word - Joseph Alleine

Conversion is not the taking upon us the profession of Christianity. Christianity is more than a name. If we will hear Paul, it does not lie in word, but in power (1 Cor. iv 20).
Taken from the book A Sure Guide to Heaven by Joseph Alleine 1671

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Endeavor to Imitate - Jonathan Edwards

Resolved, whenever I hear anything spoken in commendation of any person, if I think it would be praiseworthy in me, that I will endeavor to imitate it.
Jonathan Edwards 1703-1758


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Gift of the Spirit - Andrew Murray

A man gives another a piece of bread or a piece of money. He gives it away and has nothing further to do with it. It is not so with God's gift of the Holy Spirit. No, the spirit is God. God is in the Spirit who comes to us, even as he was in the Son. The gift of the Spirit is the most personal act of the Godhead. It is the gift of Himself to us.

Taken from the book Experiencing the Holy Spirit by Andrew Murray 1828-1917

Monday, May 19, 2014

Whispers, Speaks, Shouts - CS Lewis

God whispers to us in our joys, speaks to us in our difficulties, and shouts to us in our pains.

C.S. Lewis 1898-1963

Friday, May 16, 2014

If the prayers of God's children are so faint - Thomas Brooks

If the prayers of God's children are so faint that they can not reach up as high as heaven, then God will bow  the heavens and come down to their prayers.
Thomas Brooks 1608-1680

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My Soul Is Of More Value Than - John Flavel

Fearfully and wonderfully … am I made, and designed for nobler ends and uses than for a few days to eat, and drink, and sleep, and talk, and die. My soul is of more value than ten thousand worlds.

Psalm 139:14; Matthew 10:31; Luke 12:7

John Flavel (C.1627–1691)


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Stars Vanish When - Thomas Watson

A sight of God's glory humbles. The stars vanish when the sun appears.
Thomas Watson 1620-1686

Monday, May 12, 2014

Those Who do not Complain - Andrew Murray

Everywhere among the children of God we hear complaints of weakness and sin. Among those who do not complain is reason to fear that their silence is ascribed to ignorance or self-satisfaction.
Taken from the book Experiencing the Holy Spirit by Andrew Murray 1828-1917

Friday, May 9, 2014

Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil’s reach as - Jonathan Edwards

Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility, and so prepares the mind for true divine light without darkness, and so clears the eye to look on things as they truly are.
Jonathan Edwards 1753-1758


Thursday, May 8, 2014

When you pray - John Bunyan

When you pray, rather let your hearts be without words, than your words without a heart.
John Bunyan 1628-1688

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Whatever you learn from the word - THOMAS BOSTON

Whatever you learn from the word, labor to put it in practice. For to him that has shall be given. No wonder they get little insight into the Bible who make no conscience of practicing what they know. But while the stream runs into a holy life, the fountain will be the more free.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The First and Great Work Of a Christian - Richard Baxter

The first and great work of a Christian is about his heart. There it is that God dwells by his Spirit, in his saints; and there it is that sin and Satan reign, in the ungodly. The great duties and the great sins are those of the heart. There is the root of good and evil: the tongue and life are but the fruits and expressions of that which dwells within.

Richard Baxter 1615 - 1691


Friday, May 2, 2014

Faith is - Oswald Chambers

Faith is the indefinable certainty of God behind every thing, and is the one thing the Spirit of God makes clearer and clearer as we go on.
Oswald Chambers 1874-1917
Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Thursday, May 1, 2014

I Learned More About Christianity From - John Wesley

I learned more about Christianity from my mother than from all the theologians of England.
John Wesley 1703-1791