High offices in the church

Posted by on December 10, 2011 at 9:56 am

High offices in the church (J. C. Ryle, “The Gospel of Luke” 1858) “The leading priests and teachers of religious law were actively plotting Jesus’ murder.” Luke 22:2 High offices in the church do not preserve the holders of them from great blindness and sin. The first step in putting Christ to death, was taken by […]

Secretly, quietly, insidiously, plausibly

Posted by on September 9, 2011 at 10:33 am

Secretly, quietly, insidiously, plausibly (J. C. Ryle, “Pharisees and Sadducees”) “Watch out for false prophets! They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves!” Matthew 7:15 “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light!” 2 Corinthians 11:13-14 […]


Posted by on September 9, 2011 at 10:29 am

NEVER! The following is by J. C. Ryle “I will NEVER leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 Let every believer grasp these words and store them up in his heart. Keep them ready, and have them fresh in your memory; you will need them one day. The Philistines will be upon you, the hand of […]

and they bring a blind man unto him

Posted by on August 7, 2011 at 9:58 am

Mark 8:22-26-And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he […]

Posted by on July 16, 2011 at 9:03 am

He puts us in our right place! (J. C. Ryle, “Having the Spirit“) “When He comes, He will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment.” (John 16:8) All who have the Spirit are convinced by Him of sin. He alone can open a man’s eyes to the real extent of his guilt and corruption before […]

Christ is . . .

Posted by on July 16, 2011 at 8:44 am

Christ is . . . (J. C. Ryle) “Christ is all.” Colossians 3:11 True Christians have trustful thoughts of Christ. They daily lean the weight of their souls upon Him by faith—for pardon and peace. They daily commit the care of their souls to Him —as a man commits a treasure to a safe keeper. They […]

Christ’s almighty power, a lesson about the office of ministers, the sufficiency of the Gospel

Posted by on July 16, 2011 at 7:58 am

And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.  When the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him and said, “This is a deserted place, and already […]

Unity, peace, truth… J.C. Ryle, “The Fallibility of Ministers”

Posted by on July 15, 2011 at 4:16 am

Do not put implicit confidence in any man’s opinion, merely because he is a minister. What are the best of ministers but men– dust, ashes and clay- men with a nature like our own, men exposed to temptations, men liable to weaknesses and failings. They have often driven the truth into the wilderness, and decreed […]

Human Nature in religion

Posted by on July 13, 2011 at 10:13 am

Mark chapter 7 Mark 7:1-13 This passage contains a humbling picture of what human nature is capable of doing in religion. It is one of those Scriptures which ought to be frequently and diligently studied by all who desire the prosperity of the Church of Christ. The first thing which demands our attention in these […]