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
Matthew 26:2 “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.” J.C. Ryle comments: We can never attach too much importance to the atoning death of Christ. It is the leading fact in the word of God, on which the eyes of our … More A solar system without a Son?
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
J.C. Ryle on Mark’s account of the Crucifixion of Jesus in chapter 15: We shall find it useful to examine separately the several parts of our Lord’s passion. Let us follow Him step by step from the moment of His condemnation by Pilate to His last hour upon the cross. There is a deep meaning … More The Death of Our Substitute
John Piper, in a series on Ruth, Ruth: Under the Wings of God But before we leave verses 1–7, did you sense a merciful providence behind all this? Notice verse 3: “So she set forth and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers; and she happened to come to a part of the field belonging … More The Providence and Mercy of God
J.C.Ryle on Matthew 27:51 …what a remarkable miracle occurred at the hour of our Lord’s death, in the very midst of the Jewish temple. We are told that “the veil of the temple was rent in two.” The curtain which separated the holy of holies from the rest of the temple, and through which the … More Veil Torn! Top to Bottom!
Matthew 26:2 “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.” J.C. Ryle comments: The connection of these words with the preceding chapter is exceedingly striking. Our Lord had just been dwelling on His own second coming in power and glory at the … More J. C. Ryle: The SON of the Solar System
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?