Sunday, June 24, 2012

To be holy is to be morally blameless. It is to be separated from sin and, therefore, consecrated to God. The word signifies separation to God, and the conduct befitting those so separated… To live a holy life, then, is to live a life in conformity to the moral precepts of the Bible and in contrast to the sinful ways of the world. It is to live a life characterized by the “(putting) off of your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires… and (putting) on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:22, 24). - Jerry Bridges

Friday, June 8, 2012

"Shunning labels like Calvinist and Arminian under the guise of “refusing to follow a man” is at best naive, and at worst flat out dishonest." - Voddie Baucham Jr
Preachers who are great thinkers, great students must be the greatest of prayers, or else they will be the greatest of backsliders, heartless professionals, rationalistic, less than the least of preachers in God's estimate. -E.M. Bounds (Power in Prayer)
"My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and glorious in the eyes of people; and to promote the increase of repentance, faith, and holiness upon earth." ~ J.C. Ryle

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:23

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ten million years will not put a strain on the clock of eternity. -Leonard Ravenhill
“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” – Ephesians 5:14

Monday, May 21, 2012

"Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious." - Phillips Brooks

Thursday, May 17, 2012

"Imagination is the hotbed where sin is too often hatched. Guard your thoughts, and there will be little fear about your actions." ~ J.C. Ryle
Psalms 32:1-2 Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51:12

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Men have been helped to live by remembering that they must die. -C. H. Spurgeon

Monday, April 30, 2012

"Humanism was not invented by man, but by a snake who suggested that the quest for autonomy might be a good idea."

— R.C. Sproul

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"Heaven is not a place for those who are afraid of hell; it's a place for those who love God."

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Sin is not simply making bad choices or mistakes. Sin is having the desire in our hearts to do the will of the enemy of God." - R. C. Sproul

Monday, April 23, 2012

"Look to the cross, think of the cross, meditate on the cross, and then go and set your affections on the world if you can." ~ J.C. Ryle

Sunday, April 22, 2012

"There is something sadly wrong when it is more important to us whether others are a part of our denomination, rather than whether they repent of sin, believe on Christ and live holy lives." ~ J.C. Ryle

Saturday, April 21, 2012

My confidence in the future rests in my confidence in the God who controls history. —R.C. Sproul

Friday, April 13, 2012

And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Who is more irrational - a man who believes in a God he doesn’t see, or a man who’s offended by a God he doesn’t believe in? -Brad Stine
"The Godly fear God as a child does his father, the wicked are afraid of God as the prisoner is of the judge.” - Thomas Watson

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

what are they all but pardoned sinners? Surely there is but one conclusion to be arrived at: We are all great sinners, and we all need a great forgiveness.

~ J.C. Ryle

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The atheist wants to live in a world with trancendant morals, but has no trancendant God by which to aquire them- Larry Bray

Friday, April 6, 2012

"I maintain that to tell a person they are born again or regenerated, while they are living in carelessness or sin, is a dangerous delusion." ~ J.C. Ryle

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"The eye of God! Think of that. Everywhere, in every house, in every field, in every room, in every company, alone or in a crowd, the eye of God is always upon you." ~ J.C. Ryle
"The moralism that passes for Christian faith today is a devastating hobby if you have no intention of submitting your life fully to God and chasing Him to Christ." - Matt Chandler

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.. Hebrews 10:24

Saturday, March 31, 2012

3 Killed as human sacrifices.. no not 1000 years ago.. this week..
"If there was a way you could lose your salvation, you would." -John MacArthur

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

People seem to think that the masses are outside the Christian church because our evangelistic methods are not what they ought to be. That is not the answer. People are outside the church because looking at us they say, "What is the point of being Christians? - look at them!" They are judging Christ by you and me. And you cannot stop them and you cannot blame them.- Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nothing can happen but what God ordains; and, therefore, why should we fear? - C. H. Spurgeon

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Beware of prosperity, it can dull the heart. It makes us believe we are self reliant, that we don't need God. It fools us into thinking we can stand on our own. Trials, persecutions hurts and pain remind us that we sit in the master's hands. They drive us to our knees and into God's throne room. Let us rejoice in our pains and remember we are His children!

Friday, March 23, 2012

"It is not a true Gospel that gives us the impression that the Christian life is easy, and there are no problems to be faced." - Dr Martin Lloyd-Jones
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 76:26

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Take a saint, and put him into any condition, and he knows how to rejoice in the Lord. -Walter Cradock
"It costs something to be a true Christian. Let that NEVER be forgotten. To be a mere nominal Christian, and go to church, is cheap and easy work. But to HEAR Christ’s voice, FOLLOW Christ, BELIEVE in Christ, and CONFESS Christ, requires MUCH self-denial. It will cost us our sins, our self-righteousness, our ease, and our worldliness." ~ J.C. Ryle

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit -Ephesians 5:18
Romans 6:14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Live today with Eternity in mind..

Hebrews 13:5-6 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

If you're suffering, it's not for nothing..

Romans 5:3-5
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Monday, March 12, 2012

"When God means to make a man useful in the world, He generally sends him first through the fire. He puts him into the forge, and on to the anvil, and often He chastens most whom He loves best."~ Beecher
"The greater our progress in theology, the simpler and more child-like will be our faith." - J. Gresham Machen

Friday, March 9, 2012

"Soft, smooth, oily words are most plentiful where truth and sincerity are most scarce. " - C.H. Spurgeon
"Of all creatures none has so little right to be proud as man, and of all men none ought to be so humble as the Christian." ~ J.C. Ryle

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Only one thing validates a message or a messenger: The whole counsel of the word of God. -Kay Arthur

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Let this ring from your heart today!

Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.- Psalm 73:25

Monday, March 5, 2012

When someone says, you can't trust the Bible because it was written by men and men make mistakes, I like to ask them if they are mistaken. -Doug Eaton

Friday, March 2, 2012

A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.-Ravenhill

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Psalm 16:5-6 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Faith and works are bound up in the same bundle. He that obeys God trusts God; and he that trusts God obeys God. He that is without faith is without works; and he that is without works is without faith.- C.H. Spurgeon

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

When I was young, I was sure of many things; now there are only two things of which I am sure: one is, that I am a miserable sinner; and the other, that Christ is an all-sufficient Saviour. He is well-taught who learns these two lessons. -John Newton

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

When will we be truly be broken over our sins.. when will we take our Holiness serious? Until then, we will just be known as "casual christians".. aka lukewarm.

-The Boneyard-

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”- Revelation 4:11

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The opposite of retaliation is to entrust ourselves to God, who judges justly. -Jerry Bridges

Saturday, February 11, 2012

What is written in the Bible must be preached whether it be gloomy or cheerful, but there are some who never mention anything about hell. I heard of a preacher who once said to his congregation, "If you do not love the Lord Jesus Christ, you will be sent to that place which is not polite to mention." He ought not to have been allowed to preach again if he could not use plain words! Now, if I saw that house on fire, do you think I would stand and say, "Why, I believe the operation of combustion is preceeding yonder?" No! I would call out, "Fire! Fire!" and then everybody would know what I meant. -SPURGEON-

Friday, February 10, 2012

Religion is us trying to prove to God how important we are...spirituality is being humble enough to allow God prove to us how important He is.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

"Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter." Charles Spurgeon

Monday, February 6, 2012

So what are you afraid of..?

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Saturday, February 4, 2012

No man-pleaser preaches the whole counsel of God. —R.C. Sproul
God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends.-
Jeremy Taylor

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hello new mercies...

Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:23

Thursday, February 2, 2012

We must learn to measure ourselves, not by our knowledge about God, not by our gifts and responsibilities in the church, but by how we pray and what goes on in our hearts. Many of us, I suspect, have no idea how impoverished we are at this level. Let us ask the Lord to show us.-J.I. Packer

Monday, January 30, 2012

Our Lord does not promise to change life for us; He does not promise to remove difficulties and trials and problems and tribulations; He does not say that He is going to cut out all the thorns and leave the roses with their wonderful perfume. No; He faces life realistically, and tells us that these are things to which the flesh is heir, and which are bound to come. But He assures us that we can so know Him that, whatever happens, we need never be frightened, we need never be alarmed.-Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Psalm 71:6 From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise you

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and hard on himself.

A.W. Tozer

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Christian who has stopped repenting has stopped growing.-A.W. Pink

Saturday, January 21, 2012

"If the natural man has a free will to believe the gospel, then why does he need grace? If his will is naturally free then it would do away with the need for grace altogether." -C.H. Spurgeon
"Rome was not built in a day, nor will a parish be saved in a week. Men do not always receive all the gospel the first time they hear it. To break hearts for Jesus is something like splitting wood: we need to work with wedges that are very small at one end, but increase in size as they are driven in." -C.H. Spurgeon

Friday, January 20, 2012

It really is an astounding truth that the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you. He lives in me. I do not know what the Spirit will do or where He'll lead me each time I invite Him to guide me. But I am tired of living in a way that looks exactly like people who do not have the Holy Spirit of God living in them.. -Francis Chan

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church. -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

In the maxims of the law, God is seen as the rewarder of perfect righteousness and the avenger of sin. But in Christ, His face shines out, full of grace and gentleness to poor, unworthy sinners.
-John Calvin

Monday, January 16, 2012

Jesus is no security against life's storms, but He is perfect security in them. -Author Unknown
Have you read your Bible today?
Jesus was serious about sin...

Matt. 18:9 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

“Begin with not honoring God’ s day, and you will soon not honor God’s house; cease to honor God’s house, and you will soon cease to honor God’s book; cease to honor God’s book, and by-and-by you will give God no honor at all. Let a man lay the foundation of having no sabbath, and I am never surprised if he finishes with the top-stone of no God.” -- J.C Ryle

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Faith is the flip side of repentance. While repentance speaks of turning from sin, faith is turning to the Savior. The object of saving faith is not a creed, not a church, not a pastor, not a set of rituals or ceremonies. Jesus is the object of saving faith.- John MacArthur
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. (James 1:27)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Today's church wants to be raptured from responsibility..

Leonard Ravenhill
A ministry which is weak and flabby on the subject of sin is a useless ministry. A preaching ministry that does not result in conviction of sin is useless. If it does not wound, how can it heal? The good news is only for sinners.

-Erroll Hulse

Who Are the Puritans? Evangelical Press, p. 172.

Monday, January 9, 2012

The great mistake made by most of the Lord’s people is in hoping to discover in themselves that which is to be found in Christ alone.- A.W. Pink
Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance because He shows us both God and our own wretchedness. -Blaise Pascal

Sunday, January 8, 2012

It takes 90 gallons of water to baptize a Christian and only 9 drops of rain to keep him at home! --Author Unknown

Saturday, January 7, 2012

1 Peter 1:18-19 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers,but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
There is no panic in Heaven.. Just plans.

Friday, January 6, 2012

If we ask God to give us stuff that we desire more than God Himself, we're basically asking God to finance our idolatry..
"Doctrine is not an affair of the tongue, but of the life; is not apprehended by the intellect and memory merely, like other branches of learning; but is received only when it possesses the whole soul, and finds its seat and habitation in the inmost recesses of the heart." -John Calvin

Thursday, January 5, 2012

There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men. -Billy Graham
"Jesus didn't come into the world to make bad men good; He came to make dead men live!"
Isaiah 26:3-4 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD for ever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012