Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. John 21:25 J.C. Ryle wraps up our reading of John: As much of Christ’s sayings and doings is recorded as the mind … More J.C. Ryle: There is enough and to spare.
Merry Christmas! I hope and pray that you have seen and known more of God through the reading of His Word this year. As you sing and celebrate the coming of Jesus, here is a segment (rather long, but worth it!) of a sermon from Malachi (our final Old Testament reading for today) that helps … More Sun of Righteousness
Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that … More Ryle: We shall behold Him face to face
John 14:28-31 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place … More The cross: a demonstration of Christ’s love for us or for the Father?
J.C. Ryle on John 12:1-11 We read of a supper at Bethany, where Lazarus “sat at the table” among the guests–Lazarus, who had been publicly raised from the dead, after lying four days in the grave. No one could pretend to say that his resurrection was a mere optical delusion, and that the eyes of … More NOT an optical delusion!
John Piper: So what does he say about his doorness and his shepherdness? First, his doorness. Tell us, Jesus, what does it mean for us that you are a door for us? Verses 7–10: Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and … More What does it mean that Jesus is a door for us?
John 7:3-5 So his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.” For not even his brothers believed in him. J. C. … More Not even his brothers believed in him
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
John 3:28-30 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.’ The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must increase, … More He must increase, but I must decrease
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. —John 1:1-3 ESV Pastor John Piper in an introductory message that explains the … More Treasure Jesus in His Infinite Majesty