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You contribute nothing to your salvation except the sin that made it necessary.
Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.
When God is about to do a mighty new thing He always sets His people praying.
It is not by telling people about ourselves that we demonstrate our Christianity. Words are cheap. It is by costly, self-denying Christian practice that we show the reality of our faith.
How can you expect to dwell with God forever, if you so neglect and forsake him here?
Spiritual delight in God arises chiefly from his beauty and perfection, not from the blessings he gives us.
Seek not to grow in knowledge chiefly for the sake of applause, and to enable you to dispute with others; but seek it for the benefit of your souls.
The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied.
He that lives a prayerless life, lives without God in the world.
Almost every natural man that hears of hell, flatters himself that he shall escape it.
God’s purpose for my life was that I have a passion for God’s glory and that I have a passion for my joy in that glory, and that these two are one passion.
The smallest sin is an act of Cosmic Treason against a Holy God.
Nature is God's greatest evangelist.
There are people who love those who agree with them and admire them, but have no time for those who oppose and dislike them. A Christian’s love must be universal!
The seeking of the kingdom of God is the chief business of the Christian life
He, whose heart is fixed, trusting in Christ, need not be afraid.
They who truly come to God for mercy, come as beggars, and not as creditors: they come for mere mercy, for sovereign grace, and not for anything that is due
Of all the knowledge that we can ever obtain, the knowledge of God, and the knowledge of ourselves, are the most important.
He who has Christ has all he needs and needs no more.
I go out to preach with two propositions in mind. First, every person ought to give his life to Christ. Second, whether or not anyone else gives him his life, I will give him mine.
Christ gives peace to the most sinful and miserable that come to Him. He heals the broken in heart and binds up their wounds.
He who does not know Him, knows nothing else as it truly is.
Truth is the agreement of our ideas with the ideas of God.
Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility.
Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.
If there be ground for you to trust in your own righteousness, then, all that Christ did to purchase salvation, and all that God did to prepare the way for it is in vain.
Lord, stamp eternity on my eyeballs.
Christ is the true light of the world; it is through him alone that true wisdom is imparted to the mind.
The door of God’s mercy is thrown wide open, and Christ stands in the door and says to sinners ‘Come.’
To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here.
There is a difference between having a rational judgment that honey is sweet, and having a sense of its sweetness
The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music.
Resolved, never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.
Unconverted men walk over the pit of hell on a rotten covering.
By the grace of God we will never pluck unripe fruit. We will never press people to decision, because we'll lead them to damnation and not salvation.
Every Christian family ought to be as it were a little church.
A true love for God must begin with a delight in His holiness, and not with a delight in any other attribute; for no other attribute is truly lovely without this.
Jesus Christ is both the only price and sacrifice by which eternal redemption is obtained for believers.
If you long to be more like Christ, then act like Him, and walk as He walked.
The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.
A sinner is not justified before God (coram Deo) apart from the righteousness of Christ apprehended by faith.
He that has doctrinal knowledge and speculation only, without affection, never is engaged in the business of religion.
We are dependent on the power of God to convert us and give faith in Jesus Christ and the new nature.
Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected.
God is glorified not only by His glory being seen, but by its being rejoiced in.
Holiness appeared to me to be of a sweet, pleasant, charming, serene, calm nature; which brought an inexpressible purity, brightness, peacefulness and ravishment to the soul.
If we make a great show of respect and love to God, in the outward actions, while there is no sincerity in the heart, it is but hypocrisy and practical lying unto the Holy One.
We must view humility as one of the most essential things that characterizes true Christianity.
Resolved, never to do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life.
The pleasures of humility are really the most refined, inward, and exquisite delights in the world.