Sermon Quotes

Learning Ourselves Right Into Hell

There are those whose aim is to be learned indeed, and so accounted. This they make their work; on this they set up their rest; this takes up their time and strength. If this succeed, all is well;—they have their hearts’ desire. The beauty of this also is fully sullied, and the vanity of it hath been discovered […]

Outrunning The Providence of God

There are [those] whose designs lie after greatness, high places, esteem in the world,—to be somebody in their days; outrunning the providence and call of God to that end; and who make this their business and interest, without farther consideration. But we may say…their way is folly, though they that follow them should praise their sayings. ~John Owen from […]

Holier Than Thou

Let now the proud Pharisee come and boast his righteousness, his duties, his worship, and performances;—the eye of God is on the poor creature behind the door, that is crying, “God be merciful to me, a sinner;” that is, giving himself up to sovereign mercy, and following after him upon that account. We have got a holiness that puffeth up, […]

What True Gospel Grace Does To A Man

When the world shall see a poor, proud, selfish, rebellious, froward, perhaps dissolute and debauched creature, made gentle, meek, humble, self-denying, sober, useful,—they cannot but inquire after the secret and hidden virtue and power which principled such a change. This is given as the glory of the grace that was to be administered under the gospel, —that it should change the […]