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

The tree falls with a great crash, but the secret decay which accounts for it, is often not discovered until it is down on the ground.

Matthew 26:69-75, part of our passage for today, tells of Peter’s betrayal of Jesus.  J.C. Ryle writes of a series of steps that he believes are recorded for our benefit and learning: The first step to Peter’s fall was SELF-CONFIDENCE. He said, “Even if everyone else deserts you, I never will.” The second step was … More The tree falls with a great crash, but the secret decay which accounts for it, is often not discovered until it is down on the ground.

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

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?

Temptation and Tears

At the end of Mark 14, we read of how Peter, who at one time bragged that he would never forsake Jesus, did just that.  He betrayed Jesus not once, but three times.  J. C. Ryle comments: The experience of Peter is only the experience of all God’s servants who have yielded to temptation. Lot, … More Temptation and Tears

J.C. Ryle: Men fall in private, long before they fall in public

Matthew 26:69-75, part of our passage for today, tells of Peter’s betrayal of Jesus.  J.C. Ryle writes of a series of steps that he believes are recorded for our benefit and learning: The first step to Peter’s fall was SELF-CONFIDENCE. He said, “Even if everyone else deserts you, I never will.” The second step was … More J.C. Ryle: Men fall in private, long before they fall in public