Notable Quotables

Along with around 300 others including our interns Bill and Jason, I attended the Banner of Truth Conference at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania, last week. The Banner has been publishing Puritan literature for over fifty years now, and offers this conference to minsters, elders and theological students to refresh them, which it did for me. I thought I would offer several of the quote-worthy insights I heard last week that stimulated my heart and mind. Some are from saints of long ago that perhaps I had heard before and rejoiced in their remembrance; others were fresh words from the ministers who spoke at the conference. They are in no particular order.


I long for love (for Christ) without any coldness.

<span style="font-style:italic;">Like a calvary officer keeps his blade clean, so God uses a holy minister as a sword.    
It is not great talents God blesses, but likeness to Jesus.    
A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of the Lord.    
</span></span>Robert Murray McCheyne<span style="font-style:italic;"><span style="font-style:italic;"><span style="font-style:italic;">    
<span style="font-style:italic;">Be killing sin or it will be killing you.    
</span>John Owen<span style="font-style:italic;"><span style="font-style:italic;">    
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-style:italic;">A spark starts an entire combustion engine and puts it into motion.    
Cannot the Spirit of God, sought in prayer, spark great life in us?    
</span>Craig Troxel<span style="font-style:italic;">    
If you need a sign hanging on your forehead saying "Holy to the Lord," then there is reason to doubt that he possesses his own sufficient holiness. Richard Phillips (speaking of the high priest's sinfulness in comparison to Christ's perfection)
<span style="font-style:italic;">Remember the children.    
</span>David Campbell (on preaching to the entire congregation)    
For eight-six years I have served Him and He has never done me wrong as my King. Shall I now blaspheme Him? Polycarp (speaking of Christ before his martyrdom)

Yes, Jesus did say to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan."
But it could have been worse.
He could have said, "Get behind Me, Peter."
Ian Hamilton


We are all unbelieving believers.
Thomas Hooker

<span style="font-style:italic;">Without the anointing of the Spirit, the ministry of the word is as dry as a bone.    
Do not see what you cannot change (in the church).    
</span>Iain Murray    

Calvinism is simply Christianity on it knees.
B.B. Warfield

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Barry York

Barry York

Sinner by Nature - Saved by Grace. Husband of Miriam - Grateful for Privilege. Father of Six - Blessed by God. Professor at RPTS - Serve with Thankfulness.

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