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J.C. Ryle

Expository Thoughts On Matthew - Matthew 27:57-66

J.C. RyleThese verses contain the history of our Lord Jesus Christ’s burial. There was yet one thing needful in order to make it certain that our Redeemer accomplished that great work of redemption which he undertook. That holy body, in which he bore our sins on the cross, must actually be laid in the grave,... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

"Thy Way Was in the Sea" (Psalm 77)

T. Austin-SparksReading: Psalm 77 The heading of this psalm shows that it was contributed by Asaph, who was David's choir master - the leader of the singers. Quite a number of psalms are attributed to him, and in this one he was in real trouble; he was a man of music who had lost his music, a song leader whose only... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

Judas—The Indwelling of Satan in its Outworking. 2. The Heavenly Man—The Indwelling of God

T. Austin-SparksReading: John 13:21–33; Eph. 3:17–19; Col. 1:25–27. We are to view the Lord Jesus in relation to the first Adam, and all that came in through that which happened with the first Adam in his fall, not only as this has reference to man and his condition, but to all that which Adam’s act of disobedience... Read More
Thomas Brooks

Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod -Part 4

Thomas Brooks"Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod" or, "The Silent Soul with Sovereign Antidotes" by Thomas Brooks, 1659, London. "I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for You are the one who has done this!" Psalm 39:9 Objection 8. Oh! But God has deserted me! He has forsaken me! He who should comfort my s... Read More
Robert Ellis


CHRISTIANITY in our country has fallen on evil days, or so compute our statisticians, and so our Church-going members also confess. Our numbers dwindle steadily in every sphere of Church life. The Sunday schools are only shadows of what they used to be. The Prayer meetings are meagrely attended. Oth... Read More
St. Augustine

Exposition on Psalm 78

St. Augustine1. This Psalm does contain the things which are said to have been done among the old people: but the new and latter people is being admonished, to beware that it be not ungrateful regarding the blessings of God, and provoke His anger against it, whereas it ought to receive His grace....The Title the... Read More
Athanasian Grail Psalter

Book III

Psalm 73(72) Quam bonus Israel! 1 How good God is to Israel, to those who are pure of heart. 2 Yet my feet came close to stumbling, my steps had almost slipped 3 for I was filled with envy of the proud when I saw how the wicked prosper. 4 For them there are no pains; their bodies are sound and sleek... Read More
J.C. Philpot

The Thorn in the Flesh, or Strength Made Perfect in Weakness

J.C. PhilpotPreached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on March 17, 1861, by J. C. Philpot And he said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for you– for my strength is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Cor. 12:9 The s... Read More
Samuel Rutherford

Sorrow for Sin: Part II

Samuel RutherfordBut I crave to clear our doctrine touching soul trouble for sin in the justified person. Assertion 1. No doubting, no perplexity of unbelief, de jure, ought to perplex the soul once justified and pardoned. (1.) Because the patent and writs of an unchangeable purpose to save the elect, and the subscr... Read More
Tom Macartney

God is greater

Tom MacartneyGod is greater than our enemies: the world, the flesh and the devil One of the most encouraging verses in the Bible is 1 John 4:4, “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world”. This is a verse we need today. It tells of God’s overwhelming superiority over all His foes and ours. John is ... Read More

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