JC Ryle

Boldness Brings Happiness – JC Ryle

Boldness Brings Happiness – JC Ryle

Boldness in Christ’s service always brings its own reward. The boldest Christian is always the happiest man.

– JC Ryle –
from Expository Thoughts on the Gospel

Pray on! – JC Ryle

Pray on! – JC Ryle

Do we indeed pray? Then let us pray on, and not faint. It is not lost labor. It is not useless. It will bear fruit after many days. That word never yet failed, “Every one that asketh receiveth” (Matthew 7:8).

– JC Ryle –
Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, 1856

True Faith – JC Ryle

True Faith – JC Ryle

True faith may sometimes be found where it might have been least expected.

– JC Ryle –
from Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, 1856

Sanctifying Faith – JC Ryle

Sanctifying Faith – JC Ryle

The faith that has not a sanctifying influence on the character is no better than the faith of devils.

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What makes some Christians more holy than others? – JC Ryle

What makes some Christians more holy than others? – JC Ryle

What is the reason that some believers are so much brighter and holier than others? I believe the difference, in nineteen cases out of twenty, arises from different habits about private prayer. I believe that those who are not eminently holy pray little, and those who are eminently holy pray much.

– JC Ryle –

Doctrine is useless, unless… – JC Ryle

Doctrine is useless, unless… – JC Ryle

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.

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Neglected Prayer – JC Ryle

Neglected Prayer – JC Ryle

I ask whether you pray, because there is no duty in religion so neglected as private prayer.

– JC Ryle –
from A Call to Prayer