Ryle: Serve Christ with all our hearts, if we serve Him at all.

 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. —Luke 11:17-18 ESV J. C. Ryle, at Grace Gems: The principle laid … More Ryle: Serve Christ with all our hearts, if we serve Him at all.

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.

Wanted: Those who will cleave to Christ when the many are against Him

Luke 9:20 Then he said to them,“But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.” J.C. Ryle: We should pray frequently that God would raise up more Christians of the stamp of the apostle Peter. Erring, and unstable, and ignorant of his own heart as he sometimes proved, that blessed apostle … More Wanted: Those who will cleave to Christ when the many are against Him

Let us often pray, “Lord, increase our faith.”

While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.” —Luke 8:49-50 J.C. Ryle, at Grace Gems, comments on Luke 8: Faith in Christ’s … More Let us often pray, “Lord, increase our faith.”