And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. … More The Great Physician came to the sick
And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”— Mark 2:5 ESV J. C. Ryle asked: “Who can doubt that to the end of his days this man would thank God for his paralysis?” We are told that one paralyzed was brought to our Lord, at Capernaum, in … More Thank God for his paralysis?
And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons. —Mark 1:38-39 ESV J.C. Ryle: The meaning of these words is plain and unmistakable. Our … More Jesus: “…that is why I came out.”
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 in … More Jesus: Our Substitute, Our Curse, Our Sin
Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, “You have said so.” But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer. Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” … More Silent Sufferings of our Great Judge
J.C.Ryle comments on Matthew 27: We see, for another thing, in the end of Judas, that there is such a thing as repentance which is too late. We are told plainly that “Judas was filled with remorse. So he took the thirty pieces of silver back to the leading priests and other leaders.” We are … More Let us beware of trusting to a late repentance
Matthew 26:69-75, part of our passage for today, tells of Peter’s betrayal of Jesus. J.C. Ryle writes of a series of steps that he believes are recorded for our benefit and learning: The first step to Peter’s fall was SELF-CONFIDENCE. He said, “Even if everyone else deserts you, I never will.” The second step was … More The tree falls with a great crash, but the secret decay which accounts for it, is often not discovered until it is down on the ground.