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
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 21:41

Glorify God In Your Death

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Let us pray, while we live in health, that we may glorify God in our end. Let us leave it to God to choose the where, and when, and how, and all the manner of our departing. Let us only ask that it may “glorify God.” He is a wise man who takes John Bunyan‘s advice, and keeps...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 20:07

The Definition of Coming to Christ

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When a man turns to Christ empty—that he may be filled; sick—that he may be healed; hungry—that he may be satisfied; thirsty—that he may be refreshed; needy—that he may be enriched; dying—that he may have life; lost—that he may be saved; guilty—that...

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Friday, 10 November 2017 20:44

Beware of Zeal Without Knowledge

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Let us never forget that religious earnestness alone is no proof that a man is a sound Christian. Not all zeal is right–it may be a zeal without knowledge. No one is so mischievous as a blundering, ignorant zealot.Not all earnestness is trustworthy–without the leading of God’s...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 01:12

The Solid Foundation of Trusting Christ

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Church-membership is no foundation of hope. We may belong to the best of Churches, and yet never belong to Christ. We may fill our pew regularly every Sunday, and hear the sermons of orthodox, ordained clergymen, and yet never hear the voice of Jesus, or follow Him.If we have nothing better than...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 20:40

Guard Your Heart Against Pride

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Ambition, self-esteem, and self-conceit lie deep at the bottom of all men’s hearts, and often in the hearts where they are least suspected. Thousands imagine that they are humble, who cannot bear to see an equal more honored and favored than themselves.Few indeed can be found who rejoice...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 10:13

The Surprise of Christ’s Return

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I do not know when Christ will come. I am no prophet, though I love the subject of prophecy. I dislike date-fixing, and I think it has done great harm. I only assert positively that Christ will come again one day in person to set up His kingdom, and that whether the day be near—or whether it...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 02:00

Be A Church With Biblical Standards

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A church in which the Bible is not the standard of faith and practice –a Church in which repentance, faith, and holiness, are not prominently put forward as essential to salvation, – a Church in which forms, and ceremonies, and ordinance not commanded in the Bible, are the chief things...

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Saturday, 21 October 2017 22:50

The Perspective of Sickness

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Sickness helps to remind men of death. Most live as if they were never going to die. They follow business, or pleasure, or politics, or science, as if earth was their eternal home.They plan and scheme for the future, like the rich fool in the parable, as if they had a long lease of life, and were...

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Friday, 20 October 2017 22:06

The Foundation of the Church

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The foundation of the true Church was laid at a mighty cost. It needed that the Son of God should take our nature upon Him, and in that nature live, suffer, and die, not for His own sins, but for ours.It needed that in that nature Christ should go to the grave, and rise again. It needed that in...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 20:23

Beware of Crushing Zeal

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Beware of crushing zeal. Seek it. Cultivate it. Try to blow up the fire in your own heart, and the hearts of others – but never, never crush it. Beware of throwing cold water on zealous souls, whenever you meet with them. Beware of nipping in the bud this precious grace when first it shoots....

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"For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle?" 1 Corinthians 14:8 We need a more certain sound about the state of man after death. There is a growing disposition in this day to give up the old doctrine of the judgment of the wicked, and the...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 21:16

Beware of the Little Sins

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“Nothing darkens the eyes of the mind so much, and deadens the conscience so surely, as an allowed sin. It may be a little one, but it is not the less dangerous for all that. A small leak will sink a great ship, and a small spark will kindle a great fire, and a little allowed sin in like...

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Monday, 16 October 2017 22:19

The Barren Church

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If ministers do not teach sound doctrine, and their members do not live holy lives, they are in imminent peril of destruction.God is every year observing them, and taking account of all their ways. They may abound in ceremonial religion. They may be covered with the leaves of forms, and services,...

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 20:57

The Soul Ruining Sin of Pride

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It is an dreadful fact, whether we like to allow it or not, that pride is one of the common sins which beset human nature. We are all born Pharisees. We all naturally think far better of ourselves than we ought. We all naturally imagine that we deserve something better than we have. It is an old...

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 19:38

Remembering What Christ Has Done For You

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Never be ashamed of living the life of faith in Christ. People may ridicule and mock you, and even silence you in argument; but they can never take from you the feelings which faith in Christ gives.They can never prevent you feeling, “I was weary till I found Christ, but now I have rest...

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 20:23

Growing In Communion With Christ

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“Seek every day to have closer communion with Him who is your Friend, and to know more of His grace and power.True Christianity is not merely believing a certain set of dry abstract propositions: it is to live in daily personal communication with an actual living person – Jesus Christ.&...

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Monday, 02 October 2017 02:32

Unbelief is Ever Present

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Unbelief is one of the most common spiritual diseases in these latter days. It meets us at every turn, and in every company. Like the Egyptian plague of frogs, it makes its way into every family and home, and there seems no keeping it out.Among high and low, and rich and poor, in town and in...

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We all naturally love to have a pope of our own!
"When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong!" Galatians 2:11
One lesson we learn from this verse, is that great ministers may make great mistakes. The best of men are weak and fallible. Unless the grace...

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 21:49

Beware of Self-Righteousness!

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“Oh, let us beware of self-righteousness! Open sin kills its thousands of souls. Self-righteousness kills its tens of thousands. Go and study humility with the great apostle of the Gentiles. Go and sit with Paul at the foot of the cross. Give up your secret pride. Cast away your vain ideas of...

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 22:28

The Contrast of Christ’s Comings

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“The second coming of Christ shall be utterly unlike the first. He came the first time in weakness, a tender infant, born of a poor woman in the manger at Bethlehem, unnoticed, unhonored, and scarcely known. He shall come the second time in royal dignity, with the armies...

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 21:37

Without Conversion, We Are Dead

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Without conversion of heart we cannot serve God on earth. We have naturally neither faith, nor fear, nor love, toward God and His Son Jesus Christ. We have no delight in His Word.We take no pleasure in prayer or communion with Him. We have no enjoyment in His ordinances, His house, His people, or...

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 01:11

The Reality of Eternity

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The state of things after the judgment is changeless and without end. The misery of the lost, and the blessedness of the saved, are both alike forever.Let no person deceive us on this point. It is clearly revealed in Scripture. The eternity of God, and heaven, and hell, all stand on the same...

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 22:03

Useless Doctrine

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“Doctrine is useless if it is not accompanied by a holy life. It is worse than useless; it does positive harm. Something of ‘the image of Christ’ must be seen and observed by others in our private life, and habits, and character, and doings.”
~ J.C. Ryle

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Saturday, 26 August 2017 21:43

We Are Born Proud and Need Humility

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Humility like this is one of the strongest evidences of the indwelling of the Spirit of God. We know nothing of humility by nature, for we are all born proud.To convince us of sin, to show us our own vileness and corruption, to put us in our right place, to make us lowly and...

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“Those who denounce the doctrine of the second advent as speculative, fanciful and unpractical, would do well to reconsider the subject.The doctrine was not so regarded in the days of the apostles. In their eyes, patience, hope, diligence, moderation, personal holiness, were inseparably...

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