Tag Archives: J.C. Ryle

You are to name him Jesus

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21) “The name Jesus means “Savior.” It is given to our Lord because “He saves His … Continue reading

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leave to the Lord Jesus

“How would the great work of sanctification go on in a man if he had no trial? Trouble is often the only fire which will burn away the dross that clings to our hearts. Trouble is the pruning-knife which the … Continue reading

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no noise made in the world, but loved

“There are some true Christians in the world of whom very little is known. The case of Joseph of Arimathea teaches this very plainly. Here is a man named among the friends of Christ, whose very name we never find elsewhere … Continue reading

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Belief like the wise men

“It is not known who these wise men were. Their names and dwelling-place are alike kept back from us. We are only told that they came ‘from the East.’ Whether they were Chaldeans or Arabians we cannot say. Whether they … Continue reading

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the habit of prayer with your children

O dear friend, if you love your children, I charge you, do not let the early impression of a habit of prayer slip by. If you train your children to do anything, train them, at least, to have a habit … Continue reading

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Unsnatchable

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. (John 10:27-28) “… (Jesus) uses a figurative expression … Continue reading

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shut the door

“But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6) If Jesus pulled away from His crowded … Continue reading

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Will today be the day?

With sun gleaming through and ocean glinting beneath, towering summer clouds turn my thoughts to other majestic clouds — the clouds of glory that will surround our Lord when He returns to earth. I squint at the dazzling view and … Continue reading

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Familiar with every line

“It would be well if professing Christians in modern days studied the four gospels more than they do. No doubt all scripture is profitable. It is not wise to exalt one part of the Bible at the expense of another. … Continue reading

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Near the heart of His love

A story to turn our eyes upon Jesus.  A visual to soften our hearts and absorb our thoughts: “What though you are sometimes perplexed with doubts and fears? What though you find it hard to say whether your faith is … Continue reading

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Days without sunshine

Words of wisdom from J.C. Ryle regarding days of darkness: “… if we know anything of growth in grace, and desire to know more, let us not be surprised if we have to go through much trial and affliction in … Continue reading

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Winds may howl around you

“How would the great work of sanctification go on in a man if he had no trial? Trouble is often the only fire which will burn away the dross that clings to our hearts. Trouble is the pruning-knife which the … Continue reading

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