J. C. Ryle with encouragement gleaned from Matthew 14:22-33 at “Grace Gems!”– There is encouragement here for all true Christians. Let them know that there is nothing created, which is not under Christ’s control. “All things serve Him.” He may allow His people to be tried for a season, and tossed to and fro by storms … More Ryle: HIS billows. Under HIS control.
Pastor Coty Pinckney, in a sermon on Mark 13, “Living in the Last Days” Jesus’ command is found in verse 9. Literally, this reads: “You all take heed to yourselves.” The Greek is quite emphatic here, and not quite captured the usual translation, “Be on your guard.” Jesus says to look after ourselves — our … More Luther: What can the devil do more than slay us?