Ryle: Jesus stood before the Pilate, but now sits upon a throne of glory

When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes. And they led him away to their council, and they said, “If you are the Christ, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe, and if I ask you, you … More Ryle: Jesus stood before the Pilate, but now sits upon a throne of glory

Ryle: a passage which is deeply humbling to the pride of man

Today we come to the passage in Luke where Peter denies Jesus.  This incident is recorded in all 4 Gospel accounts.  J.C. Ryle comments: It is a passage which is deeply humbling to the pride of man, but singularly instructive to true Christians. The fall of Peter has been a beacon to the Church, and … More Ryle: a passage which is deeply humbling to the pride of man

Prayer is the remedy

    And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, saying, … More Prayer is the remedy

J. C. Ryle: one great secret of a believer’s perseverance in the faith

one great secret of a believer’s perseverance in the faith. We read that our Lord said to Peter, “I have prayed for you that your faith fail not.” It was owing to Christ’s intercession that Peter did not entirely fall away. The continued existence of grace in a believer’s heart is a great standing miracle. … More J. C. Ryle: one great secret of a believer’s perseverance in the faith

Spiritual Danger Zone

“But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength … More Spiritual Danger Zone

Ryle: We can TRUST Christ who has perfect knowledge

J.C.Ryle, comments on Luke 21:20-24 We should mark in this passage, our Lord Jesus Christ’s perfect knowledge. He gives us a fearful picture of the miseries which were coming on Jerusalem. Forty years before the armies of Titus encompassed the city, the dreadful circumstances which would attend the siege are minutely described. The distress of … More Ryle: We can TRUST Christ who has perfect knowledge