I AM

John 8:58-59  Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”  So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple. John Piper, in a sermon, “Death Is Not the End of Life,” explained, “Now, if Jesus had meant to say … More I AM

J.C. Ryle: “Publicly proved ignorant of that which he fancies is his own peculiar department of knowledge.”

But he said to them, “How can they say that the Christ is David’s son? For David himself says in the Book of Psalms, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.’ David thus calls him Lord, so how is he his son?” —Luke 20:41-44 … More J.C. Ryle: “Publicly proved ignorant of that which he fancies is his own peculiar department of knowledge.”

This is a passage for people who tend to think of other people who need this passage.

John Piper, in a sermon, “The Blinding Effects of Serving God”- Up till now in Luke 15 Jesus is showing with parables what it means that he “receives sinners and eats with them.” This was the accusation of the “Pharisees and scribes” in verse 2. Jesus said, in effect, when I receive sinners and eat … More This is a passage for people who tend to think of other people who need this passage.

Beware of hypocrisy

In our reading plan, we come to Luke 12 today. In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. (Luke 12:1 ESV) In the previous chapter (Luke … More Beware of hypocrisy

Ryle: The excessive importance attached to trifles

J. C. Ryle comments on Luke 6:1-6, part of our read-through-the-Bible passage today: We should notice, in this passage, what excessive importance hypocrites attach to trifles. We are told that, “One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grainfields, his disciples broke off heads of wheat, rubbed off the husks in their hands, and … More Ryle: The excessive importance attached to trifles