Lord, help me to begin to begin.
I am never better than when I am on the full stretch for God.
If you are going to walk with Jesus Christ, you are going to be opposed … “In our days, to be a true Christian is really to become a scandal.
If your souls were not immortal, and you in danger of losing them, I would not thus speak unto you; but the love of your souls constrains me to speak: methinks this would constrain me to speak unto you forever.
God forbid that I should travel with anybody a quarter of an hour without speaking of Christ to them.
What! Get to heaven on your own strength? Why, you might as well try to climb to the moon on a rope of sand!
Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again.
Whole days and weeks have I spent prostrate on the ground in silent or vocal prayer.
I believe I never was more acceptable to my Master than when I was standing to teach those hearers in the open fields. I now preach to ten times more people than I would if I had been confined to the churches.
To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an angel himself or have angels for hearers.
Other men may preach the gospel better than I, but no man can preach a better gospel.
The riches of His free grace cause me daily to triumph over all the temptations of the wicked one, who is very vigilant, and seeks all occasions to disturb me.
This discourse, and the present frame of my mind, lead me rather to speak to those, who by feeling Satan’s fiery darts, know assuredly that there is a devil.
We are immortal till our work is done.
Take care of your life and the Lord will take care of your death.
The care of the soul is “a matter of the highest importance;” beyond any thing which can be brought into comparison with it.
True conversion means turning not only from sin but also from depending on self-made righteousness. Those who trust in their own righteousness for conversion hide behind their own good works. This is the reason that self-righteous people are so angry with gospel preachers, because the gospel does not spare those who will not submit to the righteousness of Jesus Christ!
When our Lord says, we must be converted and become as little children, I suppose he means also, that we must be sensible of our weakness, comparatively speaking, as a little child.
Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.
If one evil thought, if one evil word, if one evil action, deserves eternal damnation, how many hells, my friends, do every one of us deserve, whose whole lives have been one continued rebellion against God!
The Lord Jesus Christ when he first comes to you, finds you full of sin and pollution; you are deformed, defiled, enslaved, poor, miserable and wretched, very despicable and loathsome, by reason of sin; and he maketh choice of you, not because of your holiness, nor of your beauty, nor of your being qualified for them; no, the Lord Jesus Christ puts these qualifications upon you, as may make you meet for his embrace; and you are drawn to make choice of the Lord Jesus Christ because he first chose you.
As Christ was born of the Virgin’s womb, so must he be spiritually formed in our hearts. As he died for sin, so must we die to sin. And as he rose again from the dead, so must we also rise to a divine life.