Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Saints' Responses - John Owen

Faith, love, trust, joy and obedience are the saints' responses to the Father's loving acts shown to them.

John Owen 1616-1683

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Our Speech Never Loses Force By - Charles Spurgeon

Our speech never loses force by losing pride.
Taken from the book Spurgeon's Sermons on New Testament Men, Book 1
by Charles Spurgeon  1834-1892

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Prayer Is Everything - Ichabod Spencer 6-11-15

"My dear pastor" she said to me, when I asked what particular truth or means it was that led her to Christ, "I never should have found my Savior, if you had not encouraged me so kindly, and led me back to prayer. Prayer is everything, - for God answers it."
Taken from the book A Pastor's Sketches by Ichabod Spencer 1798-1854

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

He Addeth Intercession To - Thomas Chalmers

Christ is able to save to the uttermost. He addeth intercession now to the atonement which he hath already made once for all. What a blessed apparatus of reconciliation with God! He who pleadeth for us at God's right hand is omnipotent to save – and willing as He is able.
Taken from the book Sabbath Scripture Readings by Thomas Chalmers 1780-1847

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

We Cannot Have Flowers Without Roots - J.C. Ryle

We cannot have flowers without roots, or fruit without trees. We cannot have the fruit of the Spirit without vital union with Christ, and a new creation within.
Taken from the book Expository Thoughts on the Gospels by J.C. Ryle 1856

Monday, June 8, 2015

A Rule of Christian Living - Samuel Bolton

We disown the law in respect of justification, yet we establish it as a rule of Christian living.
Taken from the book The True Bounds of Christian Freedom 
by Samuel Bolton 1645

Friday, June 5, 2015

Do Not Look Upon - Thomas Watson

Do not look upon your troubles as to forget your mercies.
Taken from the book Extracts from the Writings of Thomas Watson
Thomas Watson 1620-1686

Thursday, June 4, 2015

There Are Two Things That Unbelief Stumbles At - John Flavel

There are two things that unbelief stumbles at in God: His power and His willingness to help.
Taken from the book The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel 1678

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Our Holy Songs - Charles Spurgeon

If we do not lift our eyes and our hearts to Him, we are but misusing words and wasting time. Our praise is not as it should be if it is not reverently directed to the Lord of Hosts. It is vain to shoot arrows without a target; we must aim exclusively for God's glory in our holy songs.
Taken from the book Spurgeon on Praise Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

He It Is That Shall - Henry Scougal

Let us be strong in the Lord, and the power of his might, for He it is that shall tread down our enemies.
Taken from the book The Life of God in the Soul of Man
by Henry Scougal 1650-1678

Monday, June 1, 2015

Our Chief Work - Andrew Murray

Time spent in prayer will yield more than that given to work. Prayer alone gives work its worth and its success. Prayer opens the way for God Himself to do His work in us and through us. Let our chief work, as God's messengers, be intercession; in it, we secure the presence and power of God to go with us.
Taken from the book The Ministry of Intercession by Andrew Murray 1828-1917