J.C. Ryle: No doctrine of Scripture so deeply important as this

From that time, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.  Peter took him aside, and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This will never … More J.C. Ryle: No doctrine of Scripture so deeply important as this

King of kings

At this time of year, we celebrate the birth of our Savior and sing of the “newborn King”  and J. C. Ryle, as quoted at Grace Gems, connects Jesus’ kingly birth with his kingly death: how our Lord was crucified as a KING. The title placed over our Lord’s head made this plain and unmistakable. … More King of kings

An innocent madman?

Coty Pinckney comments: Pilate knows Jesus is innocent, and all things being equal would prefer not to execute an innocent man. So he tries to come up with an excuse for letting Him off, without having simply to decide for Himself that He should go free. Mark 15:6  Now at the feast he used to … More An innocent madman?