The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent officers to arrest him. Jesus then said, “I will be with you a little longer, and then I am going to him who sent me. You will seek me and you will not find me. Where I am … More Finding out truth too late?
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. —John 6:63 ESV J.C. Ryle: Our Lord says, “It is the Spirit who gives life.” By this He means that it is the Holy Spirit who is the special … More Spirit-stirring and life-giving words
J.C. Ryle on John 6, “I am the Bread of Life!” Our Lord would have us know that He himself is the appointed food of man’s soul. The soul of every man is naturally starving and famishing through sin. Christ is given by God the Father, to be the Satisfier, the Reliever, and the Physician … More The Bread of Life
J.C. Ryle on Jesus’ feeding the five thousand in John 6:1-15 We have, lastly, in this miracle, a lesson about the sufficiency of the Gospel for the needs of all mankind. We see the Lord Jesus supplying the hunger of a huge multitude of five thousand men. The provision seemed, at first sight, utterly inadequate for … More Enough for all our needs
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. —John 2:1 ESV J.C. Ryle: The Christian who withdraws entirely from the society of his fellow-men, and walks the earth with a face as melancholy as if he was always attending a funeral, does injury to … More Ryle: It is a real misfortune to Christianity when a Christian cannot smile.
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. —Luke 24:45-47 ESV Have you … More Pray for eyes to see
And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning … More Christ is the central sun of the whole book.
Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. … More Ryle: events may bring out grace in quarters where at present we do not expect it
J.C. Ryle comments on Luke 23:39-43: We are told that two malefactors were crucified together with our Lord, one on His right hand and the other on His left. Both were equally near to Christ. Both saw and heard all that happened, during the six hours that He hung on the cross. Both were dying … More Saved from despair and presumption
J.C. Ryle on Jesus’ gracious words of intercession from the cross: (Luke 23:32-37) We read that when He was crucified, His first words were, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” His own racking agony of body did not make Him forget others. The first of His seven sayings on the cross was … More Our gracious Intercessor