What do you think? If a man has one hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine, go to the mountains, and seek that which has gone astray? If he finds it, most certainly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone … More An Incredible Shepherd
When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?” He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll … More Master of all, including fish and money
From that time, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up. Peter took him aside, and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This will never … More J.C. Ryle: No doctrine of Scripture so deeply important as this
An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So he left them and departed. —Matthew 16:4 ESV Earlier, in Matthew 12:39-40, we read that Jesus told his disciples the same thing: But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous … More What we hear twice, we remember better
…but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. —Matthew 14:24-25 ESV J. C. Ryle with encouragement gleaned from Matthew 14:22-33 at “Grace Gems!”– … More Walking on the waves that He made and controlled
J.C. Ryle on Matthew 15: We read, that “great multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others.” Many of them, no doubt, had journeyed many miles, and gone through great fatigues. Nothing is so difficult and troublesome, as to move sick people. But the hope of being healed … More Come to Jesus for healing- both body and soul
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.