But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

The J.C. Ryle Archive - Apologetic Report
Sunday, 25 June 2017 22:35

The Mindset of a Pilgrim

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“A holy man will follow after spiritual mindedness. He will endeavor to set his affections entirely on the things above, and to hold things on earth with a very loose hand. He will not neglect the business of this life now; but the first place in his mind and thoughts will be given to the...

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Saturday, 24 June 2017 20:38

Deliver Us From Pantheism

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I feel it a duty to bear my solemn testimony against the spirit of the day we live in, to warn men against its infection. It is not Atheism I fear so much, in the present times, as Pantheism.It is not the system which says nothing is true, so much as the system which says everything...

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Every true Christian has a Friend in heaven, of almighty power and boundless love. They are thought of, cared for, provided for, defended by God’s eternal Son. They have an unfailing Protector, who never slumbers or sleeps, and watches continually over their interests. The world may despise...

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“Parents, if you love your children, do all that lies within your power to train them to have a habit of prayer. Show them how to begin. Tell them what to say. Encourage them to persevere. Remind them that if they become careless and slack about it. Let it not be your fault, if they never...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:07

Hope in the Gospel

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Who shall deliver us from this body of death? Let us thank God that Jesus Christ can. He is that divine Physician, who can make old things pass away and all things become new. In Him is life.He can wash us thoroughly from all the defilement of sin in His own blood. He can quicken us, and revive us...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 22:10

The Antidote of Remembering Death

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Death is a great fact that all acknowledge, but very few seem to realize. Most people eat, drink, talk and plan, as if they were going to live upon earth forever.The true Christian must be on his guard against this spirit. “He that would live well,” said a great divine, &...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:09

The Hardness of the Human Heart

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Would you know the reason why the state of people is so desperately helpless, if they die in their sins? Would you know why ministers feel so fearful about everyone who is cut off unprepared to meet God?The reason is, the hardness of man’s natural heart. What would a man do in heaven, if he...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 00:59

Dying To Know Christ

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“The story of Christ’s moral teaching, self-sacrifice, example, and the need of being earnest and sincere like Him, will never smooth down a dying pillow. Christ the Teacher, Christ the great Pattern, Christ the Prophet, will not suffice.
“We want something more than this! We want...

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Saturday, 17 June 2017 21:34

Regular and Daily Bible Study

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“Let us strive, every year we live, to become more deeply acquainted with Scripture. Let us study it, search into it, dig into it, meditate on it, until it dwell in us richly. (Coloss. 2:16.)In particular, let us labor to make ourselves familiar with those parts of the Bible which, like the...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 22:18

Being Made Holy by the Spirit

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Let this also be written down on the tablet of your memory. No entrance into heaven, without the Spirit first entering your heart upon earth!No admission into glory in the next life without previous sanctification in this life! No Holy Spirit in you in this world—then no heaven in the world...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 20:07

Never Be Ashamed Of Christ!

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Whatever others around you think, don’t you ever be ashamed of being a Christian. Let them laugh, mock, jest, and scoff, if they will. They will not scoff in the hour of death and in the day of judgment. Hoist your flag; show your colors; nail them to the mast.You may certainly be ashamed of...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 22:27

Do Not Linger!

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“‘LOT lingered.’ (Genesis 19:16) Do not be a lingering soul.Would you know what the times demand?—The shaking of nations,—the uprooting of ancient things,—the overturning of kingdoms,—the stir and restlessness of men’s minds—what do they...

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The corruption of human nature is a universal disease. It affects not only a man’s heart, will, and conscience, but his mind, memory, and understanding. The very same person who is quick and clever in worldly things, will often utterly fail to comprehend the simplest truths of Christianity.He...

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“I feel that we all need more and more of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, to guide, to teach and to keep us sound in the faith. There are certain great truths, which, in a day like this [1874!], we are especially bound to keep in mind. I believe there are times and seasons...

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Monday, 12 June 2017 00:58

In Our Dying Hour

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“The day may come when after a long fight with disease, we shall feel that medicine can do no more, and that nothing remains but to die. Friends will be standing by, unable to help us. Hearing, eyesight, even the power of praying, will be fast failing us. The world and its shadows will be...

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Saturday, 10 June 2017 21:51

Pondering Heaven

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We know but little of the life to come in heaven. Perhaps our clearest ideas of it are drawn from considering what it will not be, rather than what it will be. It is a state in which we shall hunger no more, nor thirst any more. Sickness, pain, and disease, will not be known. Wasting, old age, and...

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Saturday, 10 June 2017 02:31

This Earth is Not Our Rest

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There is such a place as heaven. No truth is more certain in the whole of Scripture than this – there remains a rest for the people of God.This earth is not our rest – it cannot be – there breathes not a man or woman who ever found it so. Go, build your happiness on earth, if you...

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 20:59

The Doctrine of Perseverance

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When I speak of the doctrine of perseverance, I mean this. I say that the Bible teaches that true believers, real genuine Christians, shall persevere in their religion to the end of their lives. They shall never perish. They shall never be lost. They shall never be cast away.Once in Christ, they...

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 21:44

The Devil Knows You Very Well

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The devil is a constant enemy to the Christian’s soul. That great, sleepless, and unwearied foe is always laboring to do us harm. It is his constant object to wound, hurt, vex, injure, or weaken–if he cannot kill and destroy.He is an unseen enemy who is always near us, “about our...

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1. The Spirit awakens a person’s heart.
2. The Spirit teaches a person’s mind.
3. The Spirit leads to the Word.
4. The Spirit convinces of sin.
5. The Spirit draws to Christ.
6. The Spirit sanctifies.
7. The Spirit makes a person spiritually minded.
8. Th...

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Sunday, 04 June 2017 23:36

The Diversity of God’s Dealings

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The Lord is not tied to the use of any one means exclusively in conveying grace to the soul. Sometimes He is pleased to work by the word preached publicly, sometimes by the word read privately. Sometimes He awakens people by sickness and affliction, sometimesby...

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Saturday, 03 June 2017 21:52

Do You Have True Peace With God?

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There is no peace with God except through Christ! Peace is His peculiar gift. Peace is that legacy which He alone had power to leave behind Him when He left the world. All other peace beside this, is a mockery and a delusion.When hunger can be relieved without food, and thirst quenched without...

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Friday, 02 June 2017 22:44

Like a Good Shepherd

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“Like a good shepherd, Christ knows all His believing people. Their names, their families, their dwelling-places, their circumstances, their private history, their experience, their trials,—with all these things Jesus is perfectly acquainted.There is not a thing about the least and...

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 21:03

Is Your Heart In Tune With Heaven?

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Without conversion of heart we could not enjoy heaven, if we got there. Heaven is a place where holiness reigns supreme, and sin and the world have no place at all.The company will all be holy; the employments will all be holy; it will be an eternal Sabbath-day. Surely if we go to heaven, we must...

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 21:21

Redeem the Time and Reap the Fields

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Do you want to understand what the times require of all Christians in reference to the souls of others? Listen, and I will tell you. You live in times of great liberty and abounding opportunities of doing good. Never were there so many open doors of usefulness, so many fields white to the harvest....

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