Tag Archives: john owen

Scripture at Sunrise 4.10.2019

“…that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” -Ephesians 3:17b-18

“All my sorrows have a bottom that may be fathomed; my trials, bounds that may be compassed; but the breadth, and depth, and height of the love of the Father, who can express?” -John Owen, Works, Vol. 2, p. 263

Scripture at Sunrise 10.13.2016

“Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” -Colossians 3:5

You need to know that anyone who dares to dally with the occasions of sin, will dare to sin. -John Owen via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 3.6.2013

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus…” -Philippians 2:5

Love begets a likeness between the mind loving and the object beloved. A mind filled with the love of Christ as crucified will be changed into his image and likeness. -John Owen

Scripture at Sunrise 4.15.10

“As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!”  -Psalm 40:11

The faithfulness of the Father, the grace of the Son, and the power of the Spirit. All three are engaged for our preservation. — John Owen (via Mark Altrogge’s Twitter)

Scripture at Sunrise 10.22.09

“For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”  -Romans 8:13

How to mortify sin:
“Set faith at work on Christ for the killing of your sin. His blood is the great sovereign remedy for sin-sick souls. Live in this, and you will die a conqueror; yea, you will, through the good providence of God, live to see your lust dead at your feet.”

John Owen, Overcoming Sin and Temptation, p. 131.

(via Justin Childers)

Scripture at Sunrise 6.17.09

“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”  -Colossians 3:2

“When someone sets his affections upon the cross and the love of Christ, he crucifies the world as a dead and undesirable thing.  The baits of sin lose their attraction and disappear.  Fill your affections with the cross of Christ and you will find no room for sin.”  -John Owen

[as quoted in Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World, edited by C.J. Mahaney, pg. 108]

Scripture at Sunrise 5.4.09

“Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” -Colossians 3:5

Be killing sin or sin will be killing you.  -John Owen

Colossians 3:5-6      //    Exodus 32:1-6

Scripture at Sunrise 3.11.09

“Do not love the world or the things in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world— the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.”   -1 John 2:15-16

John Owen, as quoted in CJ Mahaney’s “Worldliness”:

“When someone sets his affections upon the cross and the love of Christ, he crucifies the world as a dead and undesirable thing. The baits of sin lose their attraction and disappear. Fill your affections with the cross of Christ and you will find no room for sin.” 

[HT: Next]