I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
The God whom we worship is not a weak and incompetent God. He is able to beat back gigantic waves of opposition and to bring low prodigious mountains of evil. The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able.
It is impossible for one man both to labor day and night to get a living, and at the same time give himself to the study of sacred learning as the preaching office requires.
I compare it with a lie, which like to a snowball, the longer it is rolled the greater it becomes.
Heavy thoughts bring on physical maladies; when the soul is oppressed so is the body.
Angels are our true and trusty servants, performing offices and works that one poor miserable mendicant would be ashamed to do for another.
In the bonds of Death He lay Who for our offence was slain; But the Lord is risen to-day, Christ hath brought us life again, Wherefore let us all rejoice, Singing loud, with cheerful voice, Hallelujah!
We must not regard what or how the world esteems us, so we have the Word pure, and are certain of our doctrine.
If you see yourself as a "little sinner" you will inevitably see Jesus as a "little savior".
A gospel that doesn't deal with the issues of the day is not the gospel at all.
It is as if a wolf devoured a sheep and the sheep were so powerful that it transformed the wolf and turned him into a sheep. So, when we eat Christ's flesh physically and spiritually, the food is so powerful that it transforms us.
What would it matter if, for the sake of the Christian Church, one were to tell a big lie?
Music is to be praised as second only to the Word of God because by her all the emotions are swayed. That is why there are so many songs and psalms. This precious gift has been bestowed on men alone to remind them that they are created to praise and magnify the Lord.
Let us not flutter too high, but remain by the manger and the swaddling clothes of Christ, 'in whom dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.'
As long as a man is persuaded that he can make even the smallest contribution to his salvation, he remains self-confident and does not utterly despair of himself, and so is not humbled before God. Such a man plans out for himself a position, an occasion, a work, which shall bring him final salvation
Lord Jesus, You are my righteousness, I am your sin. You took on you what was mine; yet set on me what was yours. You became what you were not, that I might become what I was not.
If the gospel was of a nature to be propagated or maintained by the power of the world, God would not have intrusted it to fishermen. To defend the gospel appertains not to the princes and pontiffs of this world.
The Devil has a great advantage against us inasmuch as he has a strong bastion and bulwark against us in our own flesh and blood.
Beer is made by men, wine by God.
There can be no be no better instruction... than that every man who is to deal with his neighbor to follow these commandments. 'Whatsoever ye would that others should do unto you, do ye also unto them,' and 'Love thy neighbor as thyself.' If these were always followed, then everything would instruct
However, they have not acquired a perfect mastery of the art of lying; they lie so clumsily and ineptly that anyone who is just a little observant can easily detect it. But for us Christians they stand as a terrifying example of God's wrath.
The whole Turkish empire is nothing else but a crust cast by Heaven's great Housekeeper to His dogs.
The cross alone is our theology.
He who knoweth and understandeth Christ's life, knoweth and understandeth Christ Himself; and in like manner, he who understandeth not His life, doth not understand Christ Himself. And he who believeth on Christ, believeth that His life is the best and noblest life that can be, and if a man believe
If I had to refute all the other articles of the Jewish faith, I should be obliged to write against them as much and for as long a time as they have used for inventing their lies- that is, longer than two thousand years.
One Book is enough, but a thousand books is not too many!
The Bible is the book that makes fools of the wise of this world; it is only understood by the plain and simple hearted.
Temptations, of course, cannot be avoided, but because we cannot prevent the birds from flying over our heads, there is no need that we should let them nest in our hair.
Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.