J. C. Ryle on Luke 12:54-56 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens.And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens.You hypocrites! You know how to interpret … More Ryle: The duty of noticing the signs of the times
And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. —Luke 12:42-43 ESV J. C. Ryle comments on Luke … More Will I be found wishing and professing, or “doing”?
And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15 ESV) J. C. Ryle: It would be vain to decide positively which is the most common sin in the world. It would be safe to … More Confident in God’s superintending providence?
But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. —Luke 11:17-18 ESV J. C. Ryle, at Grace Gems: The principle laid … More Ryle: Serve Christ with all our hearts, if we serve Him at all.
While he was coming, the demon threw him to the ground and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. And all were astonished at the majesty of God. But while they were all marveling at everything he was doing, Jesus said to his … More Ryle: Jesus takes a special delight in helping
J.C. Ryle on the Transfiguration account in Luke 9: …this passage shows us that the Old Testament saints in glory take a deep interest in Christ’s atoning death. We are told that when Moses and Elijah appeared in glory with our Lord on the Mount of Transfiguration, they “talked with Him.” And what was the subject of … More Christ dying for our sins, and rising again for our justification, must be our only plea, if we wish to be saved.
Luke 9:20 Then he said to them,“But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.” J.C. Ryle: We should pray frequently that God would raise up more Christians of the stamp of the apostle Peter. Erring, and unstable, and ignorant of his own heart as he sometimes proved, that blessed apostle … More Wanted: Those who will cleave to Christ when the many are against Him
J.C. Ryle, at Grace Gems, comments on Luke 8: Faith in Christ’s love and power is the best remedy in time of trouble. We are told that when Jesus heard the tidings, that the ruler’s daughter was dead, He said to him, “Fear not, believe only, and she shall be made whole.” These words, no … More J.C. Ryle: Secret remedy in troubled times
J.C. Ryle comments on Luke 8: Faith in Christ’s love and power is the best remedy in time of trouble. We are told that when Jesus heard the tidings, that the ruler’s daughter was dead, He said to him, “Fear not, believe only, and she shall be made whole.” These words, no doubt, were spoken … More Ryle: the best remedy in time of trouble
While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.” —Luke 8:49-50 J.C. Ryle, at Grace Gems, comments on Luke 8: Faith in Christ’s … More Let us often pray, “Lord, increase our faith.”