Ryle: a passage which is deeply humbling to the pride of man

Today we come to the passage in Luke where Peter denies Jesus.  This incident is recorded in all 4 Gospel accounts.  J.C. Ryle comments: It is a passage which is deeply humbling to the pride of man, but singularly instructive to true Christians. The fall of Peter has been a beacon to the Church, and … More Ryle: a passage which is deeply humbling to the pride of man

January 21 Acts 12

January 21 Acts 12 (ESV) James Killed and Peter Imprisoned 12:1 About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. 2 He killed James the brother of John with the sword, 3 and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of … More January 21 Acts 12

January 18 Acts 10:24-28

January 18 Acts 10:24-28 (ESV) 24 And on the following day they entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am a man.” 27 And as he talked … More January 18 Acts 10:24-28

January 17 Acts 10:1-23

January 17 Acts 10:1-23 (ESV) Peter and Cornelius 10:1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, 2 a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. 3 About the ninth hour of the day [1] he saw clearly in … More January 17 Acts 10:1-23

January 8 Acts 5:1-16

January 8 Acts 5:1-16 (ESV) Ananias and Sapphira 5:1 But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, 2 and with his wife’s knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan … More January 8 Acts 5:1-16

How Peter Exalted Jesus

John Piper, in a sermon, “Exalting Jesus so the Spirit Falls”– another long post today, but oh so important to see how Peter exalted Jesus: So my answer to the question: Is there any correlation between the way Peter preached and the coming of the Holy Spirit in power? is YES. The correlation is that … More How Peter Exalted Jesus

A merciful beacon to see our own great weakness and Christ’s great compassion

Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, “You also are not one of his disciples, are you?” He denied it and said, “I am not.” One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, “Did I not see … More A merciful beacon to see our own great weakness and Christ’s great compassion

Peter, Women and Marriage

In the passage for today, 1 Peter 3, marriage is discussed.  Here is some help understanding: “This section of scripture is exceedingly controversial. Peter discusses the role of women in marriage and their relationship to their own husbands. This is a must see sermon for all married couples, and will help unmarried people arrange their … More Peter, Women and Marriage

Why is the account of Peter’s denial of Jesus in the Bible?

Today we come to the passage in Luke where Peter denies Jesus.  This incident is recorded in all 4 Gospel accounts.  J.C. Ryle comments: It is a passage which is deeply humbling to the pride of man, but singularly instructive to true Christians. The fall of Peter has been a beacon to the Church, and … More Why is the account of Peter’s denial of Jesus in the Bible?