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J.C. Ryle

J.C. Ryle (1816 - 1900)

Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker J.C. Ryle in text and pdf format. J.C. Ryle was a prolific writer, vigorous preacher, faithful pastor, husband of three wives, [widowed three times: Matilda died in 1847, Jessie died in 1860, Henrietta died in 1889] and the father to five children [1 with Matilta and 4 with Jessie]. He was thoroughly evangelical in his doctrine and uncompromising in his Biblical principles. In 1880, after 38 years in Pastoral ministry in rural England, at age 64, he became the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool. He retired in 1900 at age 83 and died later the same year at the age of 84.

“He [J.C. Ryle] was great through the abounding grace of God. He was great in stature; great in mental power; great in spirituality; great as a preacher and expositor of God’s most holy Word; great in hospitality; great as a writer of Gospel tracts; great as a Bishop of the Reformed Evangelical Protestant Church in England, of which he was a noble defender; great as first Bishop of Liverpool. I am bold to say, that perhaps few men in the nineteenth century did as much for God, for truth, and for righteousness, among the English speaking race, and in the world, as our late Bishop.” - Rev. Richard Hobson, three days after Ryle’s burial in 1900.

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Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 3:1-8
      Conversation with Nicodemus Now a certain man, a Pharisee named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council, came to Jesus at night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 3:22-36
      Further Testimony About Jesus by John the Baptist After this, Jesus and his disciples came into Judean territory, and there he spent time with them and was baptizing. John was also baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and p ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 3:9-21
      Nicodemus replied, "How can these things be?" Jesus answered, "Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you don’t understand these things? I tell you the solemn truth, we speak about what we know and testify about what we have seen, but you people do not a ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 4:1-6
      Conversation With a Samaritan Woman Now when Jesus knew that the Pharisees had heard that he was winning and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples were), he left Judea and set out once more for ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 4:27-30
      The Disciples Return Now at that very moment his disciples came back. They were shocked because he was speaking with a woman; however, no one said, "What do you want?" or "Why are you speaking with her?" Then the woman left her water jar, went off into ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 4:31-42
      Workers for the Harvest Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, "Rabbi, eat something." But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about." So the disciples began to say to one another, "No one brought him anything to eat, did they? ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 4:43-54
      Healing the Royal Official’s Son After the two days he departed from there to Galilee. (For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.) So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him because they had seen all ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 4:7-26
      Conversation With a Samaritan Woman But he had to pass through Samaria. Now he came to a Samaritan town called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, so Jesus, since he was tired from the journey ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 5:1-15
      Healing a Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda After this there was a Jewish feast, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool called Bethesda in Aramaic, which has five covered walkways. A great number of sick, bli ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 5:16-23
      Responding to Jewish Authorities Now because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish authorities began persecuting him. So Jesus told them, "My Father is working until now, and I too am working." For this reason the Jewish authorities w ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 5:24-29
      "I tell you the solemn truth, the one who hears my message and believes the one who sent me, has eternal life and will not be condemned, but has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the solemn truth, a time is coming and is now here when the dead w ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 5:30-39
      I can do nothing on my own initiative. Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will, but the will of the one who sent me. "If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. There is another who testifies about ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 5:40-47
      "But you are not willing to come to me so that you may have life. I do not accept praise from people, but I know you, that you do not have the love of God within you. I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me. If someone else comes in ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 6:1-14
      The Feeding of the Five Thousand After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (also called the Sea of Tiberias). A large crowd was following him because they were observing the miraculous signs he was performing on the sick. So Je ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 6:15-21
      Walking on Water Then Jesus, because he knew they were going to come and seize him by force to make him king, withdrew again up the mountainside alone. Now when evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, got into a boat, and started to cross ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 6:22-27
      Jesus’ Discourse About the Bread of Life The next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the lake realized that only one small boat had been there, and that Jesus had not boarded it with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away a ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 6:28-34
      So then they said to him, "What must we do to accomplish the deeds God requires?" Jesus replied, "This is the deed God requires--to believe in the one whom he sent." So they said to him, "Then what miraculous sign will you perform, so that we may see it a ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 6:35-40
      Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. The one who comes to me will never go hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty. But I told you that you have seen me and still do not believe. Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 6:41-51
      Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus began complaining about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven," and they said, "Isn’t this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come dow ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 6:52-59
      Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus began to argue with one another, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" Jesus said to them, "I tell you the solemn truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 6:60-65
      Many Followers Depart Then many of his disciples, when they heard these things, said, "This is a difficult saying! Who can understand it?" When Jesus was aware that his disciples were complaining about this, he said to them, "Does this cause you to be ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 6:66-71
      Peter’s Confession After this many of his disciples quit following him and did not accompany him any longer. So Jesus said to the twelve, "You don’t want to go away too, do you?" Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom will we go? You have the wor ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 7:1-13
      The Feast of Tabernacles After this Jesus traveled throughout Galilee. He stayed out of Judea because the Jewish authorities wanted to kill him. Now the Jewish feast of Tabernacles was near. So Jesus’ brothers advised him, "Leave here and go to Judea ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 7:14-24
      Teaching in the Temple When the feast was half over, Jesus went up to the temple and began to teach. Then the Jewish authorities were astonished and said, "How does this man know so much when he has never had formal instruction?" So Jesus replied, "My ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 7:25-36
      Questions about Jesus’ Identity Then some of the residents of Jerusalem began to say, "Isn’t this the man they are trying to kill? Yet here he is, speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to him. Do the rulers really know that this man is the ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 7:37-39
      Teaching about the Spirit On the last day of the feast, the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him will flow rive ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 7:40-53
      Differing Opinions About Jesus When they heard these words, some of the crowd began to say, "This really is the Prophet!" Others said, "This is the Christ!" But still others said, "No, for the Christ doesn’t come from Galilee, does he? Don’t the sc ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 8:1-11
      A Woman Caught in Adultery But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came to the temple courts again. All the people came to him, and he sat down and began to teach them. The experts in the law and the Pharisees brought a woman who ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 8:12-20
      Jesus as the Light of the World Then Jesus spoke out again, "I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." So the Pharisees objected, "You testify about yourself; your testimony is no ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 8:21-30
      Then Jesus said to them again, "I am going away, and you will look for me but will die in your sin. Where I am going you cannot come." So the Jewish leaders began to say, "Perhaps he is going to kill himself, because he says, ‘Where I am going you canno ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 8:31-36
      Abraham’s Children and the Devil’s Children Then Jesus said to those Jewish people who had believed him, "If you continue to follow my teaching, you are really my disciples and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." "We are desc ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 8:37-47
      "I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. But you want to kill me, because my teaching makes no progress among you. I am telling you the things I have seen while with my Father, but you are practicing the things you have heard from your father." Th ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 8:48-59
      The Jewish people who had been listening to him replied, "Aren’t we correct in saying that you are a Samaritan and are possessed by a demon?" Jesus answered, "I am not possessed by a demon, but I honor my Father and yet you dishonor me. I am not trying ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 9:1-12
      Healing a Man Born Blind Now as Jesus was passing by, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who committed the sin that caused him to be born blind, this man or his parents?" Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor h ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 9:13-25
      The Pharisees’ Reaction to the Healing They brought the man who used to be blind to the Pharisees. (Now the day on which Jesus made the mud and caused him to see was a Sabbath.) So the Pharisees asked him again how he had gained his sight. He replied ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - JOHN 9:26-41
      Then they said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he cause you to see?" He answered, "I told you already and you didn’t listen. Why do you want to hear it again? You people don’t want to become his disciples too, do you?" They heaped insults o ... read more

Expository Thoughts On John - Preface
      I send forth the volume now in the reader's hands, with much diffidence, and a very deep sense of responsibility. It is no light matter to publish an exposition of any book in the Bible. It is a peculiarly serious undertaking to attempt a Commentary on t ... read more

Expository Thoughts On Luke - Luke 10:1-7
      JESUS SENDS OUT THE SEVENTY-TWO The verses before us relate a circumstance which is not recorded by any Gospel writer except Luke. That circumstance is our Lord's appointment of seventy disciples to go before Him, in addition to the twelve apostles. We ... read more

Expository Thoughts On Luke - Luke 10:17-20
      We learn, from this passage, how ready Christians are to be puffed up with success. It is written, that the seventy returned from their first mission with joy, "saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through your name." There was much false fir ... read more

Expository Thoughts On Luke - Luke 10:21-24
      There are five remarkable points in these verses which deserve the attention of all who wish to be well-instructed Christians. Let us take each of the five in order. We should observe, in the first place, the one instance on record of our Lord Jesus Ch ... read more

Expository Thoughts On Luke - Luke 10:25-28
      THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN We should notice in this passage, the solemn question which was addressed to our Lord Jesus Christ. We are told that a certain lawyer asked Him, "What shall I do to inherit eternal life?" The motive of this man was evi ... read more

Expository Thoughts On Luke - Luke 10:29-37
      These words contain the well-known parable of the good Samaritan. In order to understand the drift of this parable, we must carefully remember the occasion on which it was spoken. It was spoken in reply to the question of a certain lawyer, who asked, "who ... read more

Expository Thoughts On Luke - Luke 10:38-42
      MARTHA AND MARY The little history which these verses contain, is only recorded in the Gospel of Luke. So long as the world stands, the story of Mary and Martha will furnish the Church with lessons of wisdom which ought never to be forgotten. Taken tog ... read more

Expository Thoughts On Luke - Luke 10:8-16
      These verses comprise the second part of our Lord Jesus Christ's charge to the seventy disciples. Its lessons, like those of the first part, have a special reference to ministers and teachers of the Gospel. But they contain truths which deserve the seriou ... read more

Expository Thoughts On Luke - Luke 11:1-4
      JESUS' TEACHING ON PRAYER These verses contain the prayer commonly called the Lord's Prayer. Few passages of Scripture perhaps are so well known as this. The most benighted Roman Catholic can tell us that there is a prayer called "Pater Noster." The mo ... read more

Expository Thoughts On Luke - Luke 11:14-20
      JESUS AND BEELZEBUB The connection between these verses and those which immediately precede them, is striking and instructive. In the preceding verses, our Lord Jesus Christ had been showing the power and importance of prayer. In the verses before us, ... read more

Expository Thoughts On Luke - Luke 11:21-26
      The subject of these words of Christ is mysterious, but deeply important. They were spoken concerning Satan and his agency. They throw light on the power of Satan, and the nature of his operations. They deserve the close attention of all who would fight t ... read more

Expository Thoughts On Luke - Luke 11:27-32
      THE SIGN OF JONAH A woman is brought before us in this passage of Scripture of whose name and history we know nothing. We read that, as our Lord spoke, "A certain woman of the company lifted up her voice and said unto him, Blessed is the mother that ga ... read more

Expository Thoughts On Luke - Luke 11:33-36
      THE LAMP OF THE BODY We learn from these words of the Lord Jesus, the importance of making a good use of religious light and privileges. We are reminded of what men do when they light a candle. They do not "put it in a hidden place," under a bushel mea ... read more

Expository Thoughts On Luke - Luke 11:37-44
      JESUS PRONOUNCES 3 WOES ON THE PHARISEES Let us notice in this passage, our Lord Jesus Christ's readiness, when needful, to go into the company of the unconverted. We read that a certain Pharisee invited Jesus to eat with him. The man was evidently not ... read more

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