Jesus: Love that passes knowledge, and a patience that passes understanding.

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.

Piper: No people or tribe or tongue or nation excluded

    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

We can never give God anything that is not already his

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