Tag Archive: J. C. Ryle

Feb 17

J. C. Ryle – Growth in Grace

“Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” 2 Peter 3:18 The subject of the text which heads this page is one that ought to be deeply interesting to every true Christian. It naturally raises the questions: “Do we grow in grace?” “Do we advance in our religion?” “Do …

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Feb 04

J. C. Ryle – Do You Think You Are Converted?

“Repent ye therefore, and be converted” – Acts 3:19 HE subject which forms the title of this paper is one which touches all mankind. It ought to come home to all ranks and classes, high or low, rich or poor, old or young, gentle or simple. Any one may get to heaven without money, rank, …

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Jan 24

J. C. Ryle – A Call to Prayer

“I will that men pray everywhere” — 1 Timothy 2:1 1. Prayer is Needful to a Man’s Salvation Do you pray? I have a question to offer you. It is contained in three words, Do you pray? The question is one that none but you can answer. Whether you attend public worship or not, your …

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Jan 16

J. C. Ryle – Our Hope

“Good hope through grace.” 2 Thess. 2:10 “The hope of the ungodly shall perish.” Job 8:13 “For what is the hope of the godless, when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?” Job 27:8 “I hope,” is a very common expression. Everybody can say, “I hope.” About no subject is the expression …

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Jan 13

J. C. Ryle – 5 Ways to Spoil the Gospel

There are many ways in which the faith of Christ may be marred and spoiled, without being positively denied. And here we venture to think is the very reason that so much religion called Christian, is not truly Evangelical. The Gospel in fact is a most curiously and delicately compounded medicine, and a medicine that …

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Nov 13

J. C. Ryle – Authentic Religion

“Rejected silver” (Jeremiah 6:30) “Nothing but leaves” (Mark 11:13) “Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth” (1 John 3:18). “You have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead” (Revelation 3:1) If we profess to have any religion at all, let us be careful that it is …

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Oct 01

J. C. Ryle – Flee from Idolatry

“Flee from idolatry.” 1 Corinthians 10:14 This text may seem at first sight to be hardly needed in England. In an age of education and intelligence like this, we might almost fancy it is a waste of time to tell an Englishman to “flee from idolatry.” I am bold to say that this is a …

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Sep 27

J. C. Ryle – The Expulsive Power of Grace

The woman left her water jar beside the well and went back to the village and told everyone, “Come and meet a man who told me everything I ever did! Can this be the Messiah?” John 4:28-29 She had left her home for the express purpose of drawing water. She had carried a large vessel …

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Aug 01

J. C. Ryle – Riches and Poverty

“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. The time came …

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Jul 31

J. C. Ryle – Christian Love

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love!” 1 Corinthians 13:13 “The end of the commandment is love.” 1 Timothy 1:5 Love is rightly called “the Queen of Christian graces.” It is a grace which all people profess to admire. It seems a plain practical thing which …

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