I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, … More This is the last chapter of the Bible, and this is the last duty of man:
Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. John 21:25 J.C. Ryle wraps up our reading of John: As much of Christ’s sayings and doings is recorded as the mind … More J.C. Ryle: There is enough and to spare.
Merry Christmas! I hope and pray that you have seen and known more of God through the reading of His Word this year. As you sing and celebrate the coming of Jesus, here is a segment (rather long, but worth it!) of a sermon from Malachi (our final Old Testament reading for today) that helps … More Sun of Righteousness
John Piper, in a sermon on Job 42, “Job:Reversal in Suffering” Neither bad theology (in the words of Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar) nor good theology (in the words of Elihu) gives us the knowledge of God which changes a person’s heart. “Taste and see that the Lord is good!” (Psalm 34:8). There is a knowledge … More Savoring the sweetness of God
And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my … More The First and Last
Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now … More His energy surges through you and through your obedience
John Piper, in a sermon from Zechariah titled, There Shall Be a Fountain Opened: We began by suggesting that the main point of Zechariah’s prophecy is, “Fear not, for God purposes to do you good.” A very profitable way to read this book is to mark every verse where God says he is going to … More The Most Important Promise in Zechariah
J.C.Ryle, with some beautiful words of encouragement from John 20:24-31 Nowhere, perhaps, in all the four Gospels, do we find this part of our Lord’s character so beautifully illustrated as in the story before our eyes. It is hard to imagine anything more tiresome and provoking than the conduct of Thomas, when even the testimony … More Jesus: Love that passes knowledge, and a patience that passes understanding.
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will cut off the chariot … More Piper: No people or tribe or tongue or nation excluded
Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine. —Job 41:11 ESV Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid? —Romans 11:35 Answer: Nobody. In other words, you can’t give to God anything that is not already his. If … More We can never give God anything that is not already his