Jonathan Edwards on the True Excellency of the Gospel Minister
A lot has changed since 1743 — but not everything.
The "true excellency of a minister of the gospel" is the same today as it was back when Jonathan Edwards preached an ordination sermon by the same title for a…Continue Reading
25 Top Quotes from J. C. Ryle
Why Did God Let Paul Become a Murderer?
We know that before Paul was born God had set him apart for his apostleship.
He who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me,…
When Your Son Asks
When your son asks you in time to come, "What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules that the Lord our God has commanded you?" then you shall say to your son, "We…
Ray Ortlund Jr.:
Wisdom is more than brains. It is more than morals. We could memorize the whole Bible, and mean it from the heart, without wisdom. Wisdom is skill, expertise, competence that understands how life really works, how to…
Pray with Your Books Closed
We shouldn't open our books without praying, but we'd better pray without opened books.
I think B. B. Warfield would give a thumbs up here. In his salty essay, "The Religious Life of Theological Students," Warfield explains that study should…Continue Reading
“He Knows My Name!” A Defense of Church Member Directories
The Battle We Fight Is Thine!
Nothing is stronger than humility, which goes out of itself, or weaker than pride, which rests on its own foundation. . . . And this should be particularly observed because naturally we aspire to a kind of divinity,…