Resources from John

The Lad’s Loaves in the Lord’s Hands

Aug 9 LOOK, there are the people! Five thousand of them, as hungry as hunters, and they all need to have food given to them, for they cannot any of them travel to buy it! And here is the provision! Five thin wafers— and those of barley, more fit for horses than for men— and two little anchovies, by way of a relish! Five thousand people and five little biscuits wherewith to...

John 6:11

Honey in the Mouth!

Apr 24 BELOVED friends, here you have the Trinity, and there is no salvation apart from the Trinity. It must be the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. “All things that the Father hath are mine”, saith Christ, and the Father hath all things. They were always his; they are still his; they always will be his; and they cannot become ours till they change ownership, till Christ can say, “All...

John 16:14-15

Believing on Jesus, and its Counterfeits

Feb 22 OUR Lord, on this occasion, was surrounded by cavillers. We must not be astonished if the like should happen to us when declaring the gospel. Our Lord went on preaching all the same, and he did not conceal objectionable truth because of opposition; say, rather, that he set it forth with greater boldness and decision when surrounded by his enemies. The more they opposed, the more he testified.

John 8:30-32

“Even Now.”

Feb 8 I HOPE that there are a great many persons here who are interested in the souls of those around them. We shall certainly never exercise faith concerning those for whose salvation we have no care. I trust, also, that we are diligent in looking after individuals, especially those who are amongst our own family and friends. This was what Martha did; her whole care was for her brother. It is...

John 11:22

The Man Who Shall Never See Death

Oct 19 IN the previous part of this chapter we hear the Jews, with malicious voices, assailing our blessed Lord with this bitter question, “Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?” How very quietly the Saviour answered them! He did answer them, because he judged it needful to do so; but he did so with great patience, and with sound argument: “I have not a devil;...

John 8:51-53

Christ's Testimony Received

Aug 10 IN opening this discourse, I would call your attention to the different statistics given by John’s disciples, and by John himself. In the twenty-sixth verse, the disciples say, “All men come to him”: that is their judgment of how the ministry of Jesus was succeeding. John, in the thirty-second verse, said, “And no man receiveth his testimony.” If we view them as both correct, then the disciples looked at outward...

John 3:33

The Beginning of Miracles which Jesus did

Jul 20 AT this time I shall not consider the relation of this miracle to total abstinence. The wine which Jesus made was good wine, and it was made of water: we are not likely to meet with anything of the kind in this country, where the wine is seldom made from the pure juice of the grape, and where it is not known who made it, or of what it is....

John 2:11

Believers Sent by Christ, as Christ is sent by the Father

May 11 HERE is a great fact mentioned, namely, that the Father sent the Son into the world. In this our Lord’s disciples had believed. Jesus says himself, “They have believed that thou didst send me.” It is one of the first essentials of saving faith to believe in Christ as the sent one of God. They had proved, in their own experience, that Jesus was sent of God; for they had...

John 17:18

Sychar's Sinner Saved

Apr 13 I COULD not help saying, in the reading, that the woman’s answer to our Lord was, at least, somewhat brusque, if not really rude; but, with great meekness, Jesus took no notice of it so as to blame her for her tone, or for her unkind manner. He was too intent upon saving her soul to care about a little rudeness on her part. Learn a lesson from your Lord’s...

John 4:10

The Simplicity and Sublimity of Salvation

Mar 6 EVERYTHING here is simple; everything is sublime. Here is that simple gospel, by which the most ignorant may be saved. Here are profundities, in which the best-instructed may find themselves beyond their depth. Here are those everlasting hills of divine truth which man cannot climb; yet here is that plain path in which the wayfaring man, though a fool, need not err, nor lose his way. I always feel that...

John 1:11-13