Let us be faithful and care for our own part, which is to do and suffer for Him, and lay Christ's part on Himself, and leave it there; duties are ours, events are the Lord's.

Samuel Rutherford

Stupidity passing for boldness is no excuse for cowardice passing for piety.

John S. Waldrip

Tragically, little passes for "worship" in our day is worthy of a King Who is "pavilioned in splendor," or "Whose chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form." Rather, it is more the worship of a casual friend, a school chum, or a teammate.

Don Kistler

Providence is an act of God, whereby, according to His eternal and most wise counsel, He preserves and governs all things, and directs them all to their ends, but chiefly to His own glory.

Ezekiel Hopkins

God speaks with sinners through His messengers. They come for God's purpose, and their words, counsels, exhortations, and reproofs are His. When sinners reject the words which God's ministers bring in His name, they are actually striving with the Spirit. they are wrestling with Christ as if He were present.

William Gurnall

Revival is the sovereign, sudden, selective, sensational operation of the Spirit of God. It descends amid prayer, produces purity, and reaches the perishing.

Ken Connolly (June 19, 1927-October 28, 2005)

They that expect to enjoy what God promises will be sure to perform what God commands; and even now will experience a soul-ravishing joy. If the Lord is our trust and strength, He will surely be our joy and song.

Thomas Lye

The advance of the church is ever preceded by a recovery of preaching.

Iain H. Murray

All spiritual miseries may be attributed to either a war between a man and his conscience, or a war between his affections and his condition.

Thomas Manton

They that have never prayed before, will pray in affliction.

Thomas Case

There never was found, in any age of the world, either religion or law that did so highly exalt the public good as the Bible.

Sir Francis Bacon

Cheap grace means grace as a doctrine, a principle, a system . . . no contrition is required, still less any real desire to be delivered from sin. . . . Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Unbelievers seek their happiness in things of the world. Believers find their happiness in God. It is contrary to the nature of faith for a believer to seek peace in his earthly enjoyments.

Richard Baxter

Nobody today seems to think God is dangerous. And that is itself a dangerous oversight.

Michael Horton

To serve God is to make Him the object of worship, to seek God is to make Him the end of worship.

Thomas Manton

God looks not at the oratory of your prayers, how elegant they may be; nor at the geometry of your prayers, how long they be; nor at the arithmetic of your prayers, how many they be; not at the logic of your prayers, how methodical they be; but the sincerity of them he looks at.

Thomas Brooks

To weep for fear is childish; to weep for anger is womanish; to weep for grief is humane; to weep for compassion is divine; but to weep for sin is Christian.

Bishop Hall

I believe in the doctrine of election, because I am quite certain that if God had not chosen me I should never have chosen Him; and I am sure He chose me before I was born, or else He never would have chosen me afterwards; and He must have elected me for reasons unknown to me, for I never could find any reason in myself why He should have looked upon me with special love. So I am forced to accept the doctrine.

Charles H. Spurgeon

Verily, that is not the blessed whispering of Christ's Spirit, but the hissing of the old serpent, that makes men bold with sin, that makes men dally with sin, that makes man a servant to sin, that breeds a contempt of ordinances, a neglect of holy duties, a carelessness in walking with God.

Thomas Brooks

Don't trust in light repentance. True repentance flees further stumblings.

John Sheffield

Verily, that assurance is but presumption that works men to play with sin, to be bold with sin, to make light of sin, to walk on in ways of sin. Such assurance will never bring a man to heaven, it will never keep him from dropping into hell, yea, it will double his damnation, and make him the most miserable among all damned, miserable, forlorn spirits. Ah, Lord! from such an assurance deliver my soul; and give me more and more of that divine assurance that makes sin to be more hateful than hell, and that makes the soul to be more careful to avoid the one, than it is fearful of falling into the other.

Thomas Brooks

A soul under assurance is unwilling to go to heaven without company.

Thomas Brooks

The humble soul endeavors more how to glorify God in afflictions, than how to get out of them.

Thomas Brooks

Satan exceedingly envies the celestial happiness of the saints, and if he cannot distract them from duty, be sure he will distract them in it.

Richard Steele (1629-1692)

It is a Christian's duty to attend to the Lord without distractions.

Richard Steele (1629-1692)

First Previous Next Last