JC Ryle Quotes Continued

J.C. Ryle Gems #7 Nothing so hardens the heart of man--as a barren familiarity with sacred things. Love should be the silver thread that runs through all your conduct! Sicknesses, losses, crosses, anxieties and disappointments--are absolutely needful to keep us humble, watchful and spiritually-minded. They are as needful as the pruning knife to the vine--and the refiner's furnace to the gold. Surely it is … Continue reading JC Ryle Quotes Continued

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J C Ryle Quotes

J.C. Ryle Gems #1 It costs something to be a true Christian. It will cost us our sins, our self-righteousness, our ease and our worldliness! A Christian is a walking sermon. Christians preach far more than a minister does--for they preach all week long! According to the men of the world--few are going to Hell. … Continue reading J C Ryle Quotes

JC Ryle Quotes

J.C. Ryle Gems #4 To be a Christian--it will cost a man his sins! There is no such thing as 'chance', 'luck', or 'accident' in the Christian journey through this world. Everything is arranged and appointed by God. All things are working together for the believer's good. The standard of the world, and the standard … Continue reading JC Ryle Quotes

J.C. Ryle Quotes

J.C. Ryle Gems #2 Look to the cross, think of the cross, meditate on the cross--and then go and set your affections on the world if you can! A crucified Savior will never be content to have a self-pleasing, self-indulging, worldly-minded people! The Gospel was not meant merely to reside in our intellect, memories, and … Continue reading J.C. Ryle Quotes

Demonic Know-It-Alls

(J.C. Ryle) "In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an evil spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice: Ha! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? I know who You are--the Holy One of God!" Luke 4:33-34 "Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting: 'You … Continue reading Demonic Know-It-Alls

Humility: A Rare Jewel in the Life of a Christian

(J.C. Ryle) "And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has looked on the humble estate of his servant." Luke 1:46-56 Let us mark Mary's deep humility in this hymn of praise. She who was chosen of God to the high honor of being Messiah's … Continue reading Humility: A Rare Jewel in the Life of a Christian

Nothing is Impossible When God’s Concerned

J.C. Ryle "With God nothing shall be impossible!" Luke 1:37 Let us mark the mighty principle which the angel Gabriel lays down to silence all objections about the incarnation: "With God nothing shall be impossible." A hearty reception of this great principle is of immense importance to our own inward peace. Questions and doubts will … Continue reading Nothing is Impossible When God’s Concerned

No Fruit, No Conversion

Let it be a settled principle in our religion that when a person brings forth no fruits of the Spirit, they do not have the Holy Spirit within them. Let us resist as a deadly error the common idea, that all baptized people are born again, and that all members of the Church have the … Continue reading No Fruit, No Conversion

The Devil and His Duties in Church

The devil, no doubt, is everywhere. That malicious spirit is unwearied in his efforts to do us harm. He is ever watching for our halting, and seeking occasion to destroy our souls. But nowhere perhaps is the devil so active as in a congregation of Gospel-hearers. Nowhere does he labor so hard to stop the … Continue reading The Devil and His Duties in Church

Being Convinced of Your Sinful Heart

“What is the reason that men are so half-hearted in seeking Christ? Why are they so soon deterred, and checked, and discouraged in drawing near to God? The answer is short and simple. They do not feel sufficiently their own sins. They are not thoroughly convinced of the plague of their own hearts, and the … Continue reading Being Convinced of Your Sinful Heart