To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.
William Temple in James Montgomery Boice, Whatever Happened to the Gospel of Grace? (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2001), 175.
It’s not our holding to God, but His holding to us that perseveres us. Like little boats tied fast to a rock, we are safe.
Thomas Watson (1620—1686)
Brethren, we will never see much change for the better in our churches in general till the prayer meeting occupies a higher place in the esteem of Christians.
Charles Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)
Love is not maximum emotion. Love is maximum commitment.
Sinclair Ferguson (1948- )
It is the supreme prerogative of the preacher, not to prove that God exists, but to unfold His character and beauty.
F. W. Boreham (1871-1959)
Persecution is the world’s testimony to the Church’s purity. A wolf will not worry a painted sheep; a cat will not seize a toy mouse. The world may despise, but it will not persecute, a counterfeit Christian; it may scorn, but it will not burn, a hypocrite. Crucifixion is the evidence of Christliness.
F. W. Boreham, The Heavenly Octave (New York: The Abingdon Press, 1936), 110
“Prophetic” words that sound like they were spoken yesterday!
“The only salvation for our civilization is going back; not so much going back to former conditions as going back to First Principles.”
G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
The ultimate test of our spirituality is the measure of our amazement at the grace of God.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Christian Unity