Will Jesus find you “wishing” or “doing”?

J. C. Ryle comments on Luke 12:41-48 at GraceGems.com: We hear a great deal about people’s intentions, and hopes, and wishes, and feelings, and professions. It would be well if we could hear more about people’s practice. It is not the servant who is found wishing and professing, but the servant who is found “doing” … More Will Jesus find you “wishing” or “doing”?

J. C. Ryle: A standard of conduct extravagantly high?

J.C. Ryle with some challenging comments on Matthew 5:38-48 The Lord Jesus forbids everything like an unforgiving and revengeful spirit. A readiness to resent injuries–a quickness in taking offence–a quarrelsome and contentious disposition–a keenness in asserting our rights–all, all are contrary to the mind of Christ. The world may see no harm in these habits … More J. C. Ryle: A standard of conduct extravagantly high?

J.C. Ryle: His Gospel magnifies the law, and exalts its authority.

J.C. Ryle with some convicting words on Matthew 5:21-32 These verses deserve the closest attention of all readers of the Bible. A right understanding of the doctrines they contain lies at the very root of Christianity. The Lord Jesus here explains more fully the meaning of His words, “I came not to destroy the law, … More J.C. Ryle: His Gospel magnifies the law, and exalts its authority.

Abound in Love

John Piper, in a sermon,” Advancing and Sustaining the Covenant Community” Look at the connection between [1 Thessalonians] 3:12 and 3:13. 12) May the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all men, just as we also do for you; 13) so that he may establish your hearts … More Abound in Love