Come Do This With Me – Oswald Chambers

A child always admires anyone with skill, and the teacher who says, “Do this and that has no influence over a child compared with the one who says, “Come and do this with me.” When a child has seen his teacher do a thing and is asked to do it, instantly the instinct of emulation is at work.

– Oswald Chambers –

About John Newton

John Newton was not bothered by the telephone, but he was by people coming to his home. He said, “When I hear a knock at my study door, I hear a message from God; it may be a message of instruction; perhaps a lesson of patience; but, since it is His message, it must be interesting.”

Quoted in the book On Being a Pastor by Derek Prime and Alistair Begg

Need Faith to be Useful – Charles Spurgeon

“According to your faith be it unto you.”(Matt 9:29)  It is essential, then, that we should have faith if we are to be useful, and that we should have great faith if we are to be greatly useful.

– Charles Spurgeon –

Lead Me That I May Know How I Ought To Declare – William Burns

How hard it is to unite in just proportions the humbling doctrine of man’s inability to come to Christ without regeneration, and the free gospel offer which is the moral means employed by God in conversion! Oh! Spirit of Jesus, my Saviour, lead me, a poor, ignorant, and self-conceited sinner, to the experience of this great mystery of grace, that I may know how I ought to declare thy glorious gospel to perishing fellow-sinners! Amen.

– William Burns –
Scottish Missionary to China 1815-1868

The Ways of Holiness and Sin – Samuel Bolton

As there is peace and good in the ways of holiness, so there is evil and trouble in the ways of sin. They are never separated. Trouble is the natural and proper fruit of sin, the fruit which it naturally bears.

– Samuel Bolton –
from The True Bounds of Christian Freedom , 1645

Constant Contact with God – Oswald Chambers

Keep your life so constant in its contact with God that His surprising power may break out on the right hand and on the left. Always be in a state of expectancy, and see that you leave room for God to come in as He likes.

– Oswald Chambers –