Christ dying for our sins, and rising again for our justification, must be our only plea, if we wish to be saved.

J.C. Ryle on the Transfiguration account in Luke 9: …this passage shows us that the Old Testament saints in glory take a deep interest in Christ’s atoning death. We are told that when Moses and Elijah appeared in glory with our Lord on the Mount of Transfiguration, they “talked with Him.” And what was the subject of … More Christ dying for our sins, and rising again for our justification, must be our only plea, if we wish to be saved.

God’s purpose. No accident. No chance.

We come now to Mark’s account of Jesus’ arrest and betrayal.  J.C. Ryle comments on Mark 14: 43-52 Let us notice, secondly, in these verses, how all things in our Lord’s passion happened according to God’s Word. His own address to those who took Him, exhibits this in a striking manner–“the Scripture must be fulfilled.” There was … More God’s purpose. No accident. No chance.

No accident or chance in the steps Jesus walked from Gethsemane to Calvary

We come now to Mark’s account of Jesus’ arrest and betrayal.  J.C. Ryle comments on Mark 14: 43-52 Let us notice, secondly, in these verses, how all things in our Lord’s passion happened according to God’s Word. His own address to those who took Him, exhibits this in a striking manner–“the Scripture must be fulfilled.” There was … More No accident or chance in the steps Jesus walked from Gethsemane to Calvary

Our Substitute

We come to the passage in Matthew 27 today that describes the death of our Savior Jesus for us.     And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” —Matthew 27:46 ESV After reading our passage … More Our Substitute

He stemmed the torrent of almighty wrath, that we might for ever rest in Jehovah’s love.

As I read Psalm 69:1-18 today, I thought of my life and struggles I have faced. I thought of friends facing ugly, impossible situations.  I thought of David and the enemies that were pursuing him.     Save me, O God!         For the waters have come up to my neck.     I sink in … More He stemmed the torrent of almighty wrath, that we might for ever rest in Jehovah’s love.