Abundantly

Posted in Jonathan Edwards on December 6, 2007 by Benji Magness

That which God abundantly makes the subject of His promises, God’s people should abundantly make the subject of their prayers.

Jonathan Edwards

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“The Doctor” On Preaching

Posted in Martyn Lloyd-Jones on December 4, 2007 by Benji Magness

It is always a bad sign when men read a text and then shut the Bible and put it on one side, and proceed to preach their prepared sermon.

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Commending Love, Satisfying Justice

Posted in Stephen Charnock on December 3, 2007 by Benji Magness

This is the foundation of all the grace any have. The conveyance of all the gracious love of God is through this channel. In redemption by His blood, the riches of the grace of God abounded, and that with the marks of the highest wisdom {Ephesians 1:7-8}. All had lain buried from the view of man, and the fruition of men, without this sacrifice. This did commend His love as well as satisfy His justice. His wrath had not been {would not have been} appeased, nor His grace drawn out to us without it. Nor could the Redeemer lay any claim to any grace and mercy for those whom He came, unless He had suffered for them as well as taken flesh for them…The essence of the sacrifice consisted, firstly in the slaying or destroying it, and secondly, in the offering it to God. Both were done in Christ.

Stephen Charnock, Christ Crucified: A Puritan’s View of the Atonement

Of Things…

Posted in Samuel Bolton on November 29, 2007 by Benji Magness

The Word of God and God in His Word, the Scripture and God in Scripture is the only infallible, supreme, authoritative rule and judge of matters of doctrines and worship, of things to be believed and things to be done.

Samuel Bolton

Your Blood Is Bibline

Posted in Charles Haddon Spurgeon on November 29, 2007 by Benji Magness

It is blessed to eat into the very soul of the Bible until, at last, you come to talk in Scriptural language, and your spirit is flavoured with the words of the Lord, so that your blood is Bibline and the very essence of the Bible flows from you.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Infinitely Better…

Posted in Jonathan Edwards on April 23, 2007 by Benji Magness

To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here.

Jonathan Edwards

People Are Strange

Posted in Horatius Bonar on February 18, 2007 by Benji Magness

Oh, strange! We believe in Satan’s willingness to tempt and to injure; but not in God’s willingness to deliver and to save! Nay more, we yield to our great enemy when he seduces into sin, and leads away from Christ and heaven; but we will not yield to our truest friend, when he draws us with the cords of a man, and with bands of love! We will not give God the credit for speaking truly when he speaks in tender mercy, and utters over the sinner the yearnings of his unfathomable pity. We listen, as if his words were hollow; as if he did not mean what he says; as if his messages of grace, instead of being the most thoroughly sincere that ever fell on human ears, were mere words of course.

Horatias Bonar, God’s Way of Peace: A Book for the Anxious