Resources by Jesus Christ

A Great Bargain

A MERCHANTMAN endeavours to trade so as to make a profit. Whether he deals in pearls or in grain, he does not hope to obtain riches by labour. He leaves that to those who eat their bread in the sweat of their face. He tries to get his by the sweat of his brain. He is dependent not so much upon labour as upon knowledge, upon skill, upon the advantage...

Matthew 13:45-46

The Hospital of Waiters Visited with the Gospel

IT was the Sabbath day! Where would Jesus spend that day, and how? He would not spend it, we are quite sure, in any unhallowed manner, or in any trifling sort. What would he do? He would do good, for it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath day. Where would he do good? He knew that there was one sight in Jerusalem which was particularly painful— the sight...

John 5:8

Jesus, the Stumbling Stone of Unbelievers

So it ever is where Jesus comes, he divides the company into believers and unbelievers, the obedient and the disobedient. But why are unbelievers here called disobedient? Is faith a matter of law, and because a man does not believe does he therefore disobey? How can it be otherwise? Is it not a natural duty for every man to believe that which is true? Let the very least among us...

1 Peter 2:7-8

Jesus, the Delight of Heaven

IF you want to know a man’s character, it is well to inquire at his home. What do his children and servants think of him? What is the estimate formed by those who are always with him? George Whitefield was once asked his opinion of a person, and his answer was very wise, for he replied, “I never lived with him.” Beloved brethren in Christ, see what an estimate is...

Revelation 5:9-10

Offended with Christ

THE connection of the passage assists us in feeling its force. John had sent his disciples to ask the Master whether he was indeed the Messiah, and the Saviour, after giving abundant proof that he was the sent one who had long been promised, then adds, “And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.” Had John begun to suspect a stumbling-block in reference to the Nazarene? Did...

Matthew 6:6

Till We Meet Again

THE first saints could never be long without speaking of their Lord and Saviour. He filled their hearts, and therefore they must needs speak of him. How ingeniously they bring him in! When they commence an epistle the salutation will be sure to bear his name. When they are in the midst of a letter, they lay down their pen and offer a prayer; and when they begin again it...

Revelation 22:21

Coming - Always Coming

Oct 29 THE apostle is speaking of the Lord Jesus, of whom he had previously said, “If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious,” and he follows that sentence up with this, “To whom coming as unto a living stone.” Now, I want to call your special attention to this present participle— this act of coming— for there is much to counsel and to comfort us in the fact...

1 Peter 2:4

Nevertheless. Hereafter.

Oct 29 OUR Lord, before his enemies, was silent in his own defence, but he faithfully warned and boldly avowed the truth. His was the silence of patience, not of indifference; of courage, not of cowardice. It is written that “before Pontius Pilate he witnessed a good confession,” and that statement may also be well applied to his utterances before Caiaphas, for there he was not silent when it came to confession...

Matthew 26:64

Romans, but not Romanists

Oct 20 THIS chapter contains Paul’s loving salutation to the various Christians dwelling at Rome. Remember that it is an inspired passage: although it consists of Christian courtesies addressed to different individuals, yet it was written by an apostle, and written not as an ordinary letter but as a part of the inspired volume. Therefore there must be valuable matter in it; and though, when we read it, it may appear to...

Romans 16:1-16

"Jesus Wept"

John 11:35