J.C. Ryle: We must carry the cross if we would wear the crown

John 16:1-4 “I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away.  They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.  And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor … More J.C. Ryle: We must carry the cross if we would wear the crown

J. C. Ryle on a command so much talked about and so little obeyed

  A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” —John 13:34-35 ESV J.C. Ryle encourages us to actually love, to … More J. C. Ryle on a command so much talked about and so little obeyed

J.C. Ryle: It was doubtless as easy for Him to command the stone to roll away untouched as to call a dead body from the tomb.

John 11:38-41 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.  Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to … More J.C. Ryle: It was doubtless as easy for Him to command the stone to roll away untouched as to call a dead body from the tomb.