Christ is all

… Christ is all and in all. (Colossians 3:11, NKJV) Christ is all, in all the [eternal] counsels of God concerning man  There was a time when this earth had no being. Solid as the mountains look, boundless as the sea appears, high as the stars in heaven look - they once did not exist. … Continue reading Christ is all

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Understanding the times

 "... the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…"  (1 Chronicles 12:32, NKJV) These men of Issachar are set before us as a pattern to be imitated and an example to be followed; for it is a most important thing to understand the times in which we … Continue reading Understanding the times

Unsearchable riches

To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, (Ephesians 3:8, NKJV) What does Paul say about himself Paul employs an emphatic comparative and superlative. He says, “I am less than the least of all saints.” … Continue reading Unsearchable riches

Thirst relieved

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37–38, NKJV) In order to see the whole … Continue reading Thirst relieved

Without Christ

… remember that at that time you were separate from [without] Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. (Ephesians 2:12, NIV) A more miserable state cannot be conceived! It is bad enough to be without money, or without health, or … Continue reading Without Christ

Do you love Me?

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” (John 21:15, NIV) The question which heads this paper was addressed by Christ to the Apostle Peter. A more … Continue reading Do you love Me?

Visible churches warned – J.C. Ryle

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3:22, NIV) This verse appears to call the special attention of all true Christians to the seven “Epistles to the Churches of Asia Minor.” I believe it was meant to make believers take particular notice of the things which these seven … Continue reading Visible churches warned – J.C. Ryle

The Church which Christ builds – J.C. Ryle

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. (Matthew 16:18, NIV) A building: “My Church” The Lord Jesus Christ speaks of “my Church.” The Church of our text is made up of all true believers in the … Continue reading The Church which Christ builds – J.C. Ryle

The ruler of the waves

A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be … Continue reading The ruler of the waves

Christ’s greatest trophy

From "Holiness" (J.C. Ryle) One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this … Continue reading Christ’s greatest trophy