I know the vanity of your heart, and that you will feel mortified that your congregation is very small, in comparison with those of your brethren around you; but assure yourself on the word of an old man, that when you come to give an account of them to the Lord Christ, at His judgment-seat, you will think you have had enough.

John Brown
The Complete Works of Richard Sibbes, Vol. 1, Ed. Alexander Grossart (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1862-64, reprint 1979), 294

If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at the moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved and to be steady on all the battle front besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.

Faith is taking Jesus at His Word and trusting what He says regardless of the feelings in you, circumstances around you, or consequences to you.

James Merritt
Cross Pointe Church

I think the greatest weakness in the church today is that almost no one believes that God invests His power in the Bible. Everyone is looking for power in a program, in a methodology, in a technique, in anything and everything but that in which God has placed it—His Word. He alone has the power to change lives for eternity, and that power is focused on the Scriptures.

R. C. Sproul
The Prayer of the Lord (Reformation Trust Publishing, 2009)