John Bunyan

The Greatness of His Sufferings – John Bunyan

The Greatness of His Sufferings – John Bunyan

For my part, I stand amazed at those that would not have the world believe, that the death of Jesus Christ was, in itself, so terrible as it was. …I say, if Christ was put into the very capacity of one that must suffer what in justice ought to be inflicted for sin; then, how we can so diminish the greatness of his sufferings, as some do, without undervaluing of the greatness of his love, I know not; and how they will answer it, I know not. 

– John Bunyan –
from All Loves Excelling, 1692

The Power of Prayer – John Bunyan

Prayer is as the pitcher that fetcheth water from the brook, therewith to water the herbs: break the pitcher and it will fetch no water, and for want of water the garden withers.

– John Bunyan –
1628-1688


Christians Nourish Each Other – John Bunyan

Christians are like the several flowers in a garden that have each of them the dew of heaven, which, being shaken with the wind, they let fall at each other’s roots, whereby they are jointly nourished, and become nourishers of each other.

– John Bunyan –


No One Is Beyond the Reach of God’s Mercy – John Bunyan

They think themselves beyond the reach of his mercy. Wherefore in answer to this conceit it is, that the Lord asketh, saying, “Is my hand shortened at all that it cannot redeem?” (Isaiah 50:2) 

– John Bunyan – 
from All Loves Excelling, 1692