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FRANK JONES

Pastor, ExhorteR, Cyclist

Theology is Practical

"All theology among pilgrims on earth is in its nature practical, and no portion of it can be correctly and completely discussed unless it is developed practically; that is, applied to the practice of repentance, faith, hope, and love, or to consolation or...

Theology is Spirituality

“All theology is also spirituality. If our theology does not quicken the conscience and soften the heart, it actually hardens both; if it does not encourage the commitment of faith, it reinforces the detachment of unbelief; if it fails to promote humility, it...

Suffering

Suffering

"Dr Manford George Gutzke, a much-appreciated seminary professor, said to our class one day, ‘Expect to suffer. Those God uses, he usually calls to suffering. Suffering is one of the main ways the Lord lovingly provides for your sanctification. Either through direct...

All is Vanity

All is Vanity

All is vanity and vexation of spirit -- I have waited for Thy salvation, O' Lord. Man is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed from that quarter [i.e., the world]." (Thomas Boston)

Spurgeon on the Treasury of David

Spurgeon on the Treasury of David

James Renihan wrote an article in the latest Banner of Truth Magazine (August & September 2021, 695-696) concerning Spurgeon and the Treasury of David. I highly recommend both the magazine and Spurgeon’s Treasury as helpful, edifying publications. You can get...

Dejection in the Godly

Dejection in the Godly

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose (Rom 8:28). In Thomas Watson's preface in 1663 to his exposition of Romans 8:28, he wrote, "There are two things which I have...

Give Me Understanding

Give Me Understanding

I am Your servant; Give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies. It is time for You to act, O Lord, For they have regarded Your law as void. (Ps. 119:25-26) “As God’s servant, the psalmist has a claim on God for help. And so he asks for discernment—to...