J.C. Ryle

The servant of Christ must never be surprised if he has to drink of the same cup with his Lord – J.C. Ryle

To be ever looking for the Lord’s appearing is one of the best helps to a close walk with God – J.C. Ryle

Conversion is not putting a man in an armchair. It is the beginning of a mighty conflict, in which it costs much to win the victory – J.C. Ryle

No Christian is in a healthy state of mind who is not prepared for trouble and persecution – J.C. Ryle

Knowledge of the Bible never comes by intuition. It can only be obtained by diligent, regular, daily, attentive, wakeful reading – J.C. Ryle

Unity is a mighty blessing; but it is worthless if it is purchased at the cost of truth – J.C. Ryle

I will not foster a delusion, and tell people they only need repent a little. We all need to be born again – J.C. Ryle

With a corrupt heart, a busy devil, and an ensnaring world, the Christian soldier must either fight or be lost – J.C. Ryle

The believer is a soldier. There is no holiness without a warfare – J.C. Ryle

If you and sin are friends, you and God are not yet reconciled – J.C. Ryle

We must be content to walk in Christ’s steps, and let the world say what it likes – J.C. Ryle

The right heart may be known by its warfare, quite as much as by its peace – J.C. Ryle

Be sure that you take every opportunity of telling others about your happiness – J.C. Ryle

My notion of charity is to warn men plainly of danger – J.C. Ryle

If you do not yet belong to God’s family, I invite you this day to join it without delay – J.C. Ryle

No one has a real right to be cheerful, merry, light-hearted, and at ease, except those who have got a home for their souls – J.C. Ryle

A cheap Christianity, without a cross, will prove in the end a useless Christianity, without a crown – J.C. Ryle

To be sensible of our corruption and abhor our own transgressions is the first symptom of spiritual health – J.C. Ryle

Sin forsaken is one of the best evidences of sin forgiven – J.C. Ryle

No prayers can be heard which do not come from a forgiving heart – J.C. Ryle

Let us beware of a repentance without evidences – J.C. Ryle

Never let us be guilty of sacrificing any portion of truth on the altar of peace – J.C. Ryle

The saddest road to hell is the one that runs under the pulpit, past the Bible, and through the middle of warnings and invitations – J.C. Ryle

Saving faith and real converting grace will always produce some conformity to the image of Jesus – J.C. Ryle

The world to come is a harbour unknown! But Christ is there, and that is enough – J.C. Ryle

That Bible is read best which is practiced most! – J.C. Ryle

A little girl asked where all the wicked people were buried, for she found no mention on the gravestones of any except of the good – J.C. Ryle

If you profess to be a child of God, leave it to the Lord Jesus to sanctify you in His own way – J.C. Ryle

We corrupt the Word of God most dangerously when we throw any doubt on the plenary inspiration of any part of Holy Scripture – J.C. Ryle

The worst chains are those which are neither felt nor seen by the prisoner – J.C. Ryle

Unconverted ministers are the dry-rot of the Church – J.C. Ryle

Ignorance of Scripture is the root of all error, and makes a person helpless in the hand of the devil – J.C. Ryle

Let us prove the sincerity of our conversion by the consistency of our lives – J.C. Ryle

True holiness does not consist merely of believing and feeling, but of doing and bearing, and a practical exhibition of grace – J.C. Ryle

A true Christian is one who has not only peace of conscience, but war within – J.C. Ryle

Since Satan cannot destroy the gospel, he has too often neutralized its usefulness by addition, subtraction, or substitution – J.C. Ryle

We have the truth, and we need not be afraid to say so – J.C. Ryle

Men fall in private long before they fall in public – J.C. Ryle

Disbelieve in hell, and you unscrew, unsettle, and unpin everything in Scripture – J.C. Ryle

The highest form of selfishness is a man content to go to heaven alone – J.C. Ryle

Sin must indeed be exceeding sinful, when the Father must needs give his only Son to be the sinner’s Friend! – J.C. Ryle

Let us settle it firmly in our minds, that there is a meaning, a needs be, and a message from God in every sorrow that falls upon us – J.C. Ryle

Sound Protestant and Evangelical doctrine is useless – if it is not accompanied by a holy life – J.C. Ryle

Guard your thoughts, and there will be little fear about your actions – J.C. Ryle

It would have been well for the church of Christ, if the warnings of the Gospel had been as much studied as its promises – J.C. Ryle

We can never make too much of Christ. He is worthy of all the honor that we can give Him – J.C. Ryle
True Christianity is a fight! – J.C. Ryle

The Bible in the pulpit must never supersede the Bible at home – J.C. Ryle

To be without Christ is to be on the brink of destruction – J.C. Ryle

Live as if you thought that Christ might come at any time – J.C. Ryle

We should no more tolerate false doctrine than we would tolerate sin – J.C. Ryle

It is but a few steps from no Sabbath to no God – J.C. Ryle

How is it that many who profess and call themselves Christians, do so little for the Savior whose name they bear? – J.C. Ryle

God has linked together holiness and happiness; and what God has joined together we must not think to put asunder – J.C. Ryle

Let us daily strive to copy our Savior’s humility – J.C. Ryle

Grace is stronger than circumstances – J.C. Ryle

A zealous man sees only one thing, he cares for one thing, he lives for one thing, he is swallowed up for one thing: to please God – Ryle

Trials are intended to make us think – to wean us from the world – to send us to the Bible – to drive us to our knees – J.C. Ryle

Millions of people profess and call themselves Christians, whom the Apostle would not have called Christians at all – J.C. Ryle

The plain truth is that a right knowledge of sin lies at the root of all saving Christianity – J.C. Ryle

Christ is willing to receive sinners. But he will not receive them if they will stick to their sins – J.C. Ryle

Laziness in religion is a great sin – J.C. Ryle

The Lord Jesus never spoils His friends by extravagant indulgence. He gives them everything that is really for their benefit – J.C. Ryle

Let there be no needless separation between us and the world. In many things, we must be separate – J.C. Ryle

Prayer can lighten crosses for us, however heavy – J.C. Ryle

Speak with God in the morning, before you speak with the world: and speak with God at night, after you have done with the world – J.C. Ryle

A world so full of division can never be home – J.C. Ryle

A really happy Christian home is the nearest thing to heaven on earth – J.C. Ryle

This world is full of sorrow because it is full of sin. It is a dark place. It is a lonely place. It is a disappointing place – J.C. Ryle

Open your eyes to see the value of your soul, the sinfulness of sin, the holiness of God & the absolute necessity of a mighty change – J.C. Ryle

Where there is no faith in Christ it is a dangerous error to say that a man may take comfort in God as his Father – J.C. Ryle

Believers are eminently and peculiarly responsible, and under a special obligation, to live holy lives – J.C. Ryle

To be really happy – a man must be able to look on every side without uncomfortable feelings – J.C. Ryle

Let us stand fast in the old paths, follow after eminent holiness ourselves, and recommend it boldly to others – J.C. Ryle

A hope that does not purify is a mockery, a delusion, and a snare – J.C. Ryle

Holiness, we must never forget, is the prominent characteristic of all who belong to the one true church – J.C. Ryle

There are degrees in our sanctification. In our justification there are none – J.C. Ryle

The Lord takes pleasure in all his people, but specially in those that grow – J.C. Ryle

A religion that costs nothing is worth nothing – J.C. Ryle

I solemnly warn you not to attempt doing what never can be done – I mean, to serve Christ and yet keep in with the world – J.C. Ryle

There is a very close connection between true holiness and assurance – J.C. Ryle

The minister who keeps back hell from his people in his sermons is neither a faithful nor a charitable man – J.C. Ryle

Redeemed, justified & renewed sinners doubtless we must be – but sinners, sinners, sinners, we shall always be to the very last – J.C. Ryle

Union with Christ is the bud, but communion is the flower; union is the baby, but communion is the strong man – J.C. Ryle

A converted Hottentot: “Lord, deliver me from all my enemies, and above all, from that bad man, myself” – J.C. Ryle

It is no mark of a healthy state of soul, when there is much complaining and little praise – J.C. Ryle

I call that miserable religion, which teaches people to be content with saying, “We can do nothing of ourselves” – J.C. Ryle

The Christian’s fight is good because fought under the best of generals. The Leader and Commander of all believers is Jesus – J.C. Ryle

It was a weighty saying of some wise man, that “Hell is truth known too late” – J.C. Ryle

Genuine Scriptural holiness will make a man do his duty at home and by the fireside & adorn his doctrine in the trials of daily life – J.C. Ryle

You have only to do nothing, and you will be eternally lost! – J.C. Ryle

On your feet! He’s calling you. Come to Christ this very day – J.C. Ryle

True Christians ought to be more full of thanksgivings than they are – J.C. Ryle

Let us tell our relatives and friends, that we have proved the way of life, and found it pleasant – J.C. Ryle

A mere Sunday religion is not enough. A thing put on and off with our Sunday clothes is powerless – J.C. Ryle

While others go back and barely conceal their contempt for the so-called blood theology, let us boldly go forward, looking unto Jesus – J.C. Ryle

We need peace. Now, there is only one source of peace revealed in Scripture, and that is the sacrifice of the death of Christ – J.C. Ryle

A faith which cannot flourish except in an ecclesiastical hot-house is a plant which our Heavenly Father has not planted – J.C. Ryle

The Christianity which the world requires, is a Christianity for everyday life – J.C. Ryle

The Christian warfare alone tends to call forth the best things that are left in man – J.C. Ryle

The principal fight of the Christian is with the world, the flesh, and the devil. These are his never-dying foes – J.C. Ryle

Real religion will make a man glory in Christ, as the Redeemer, Deliverer, Priest, Friend – without whom he would have no hope at all – Ryle

The true Christian is called to be a soldier, and must behave as such from the day of his conversion to the day of his death – J.C. Ryle

The saddest symptom about many so-called Christians, is the utter absence of anything like conflict and fight in their Christianity – J.C. Ryle

To be truly happy – you must be able to look on every side – above, below, behind, before – and feel that all is right – J.C. Ryle

There is a widely-spread desire to make things pleasant in religion – to saw off the corners and edges of the cross – J.C. Ryle

In every age of the Church, separation from the world has always been one of the grand evidences of a work of grace in the heart – J.C. Ryle

The world is the great rock on which thousands of young people are continually making shipwreck – J.C. Ryle

Christians who plume themselves on their ignorance of secular things are precisely the Christians who bring religion into contempt! – J.C. Ryle

The rule of the bulk of mankind is to go with the stream, to do as others. The true Christian will never be content with such a rule – J.C. Ryle

If we love our souls, we must have nothing to do with amusements which are bound up with sin – J.C. Ryle

He that follows after holiness will make no progress unless he gives to Christ His rightful place – J.C. Ryle

Dismiss from your mind the common idea, that of course all is right if you go to church. Cast away such vain notions forever – J.C. Ryle

Give me a candle and a Bible, and shut me up in a dark dungeon – and I will tell you all that the whole world is doing – J.C. Ryle

Let there be nothing of reserve, of double-dealing, of part-acting, of dishonesty, of sham, of counterfeit in your Christianity – J.C. Ryle

If there is anything in the world of which a man need not be ashamed, it is the service of Jesus Christ – J.C. Ryle

The time is fast coming, when nothing but reality will stand the fire – J.C. Ryle

No book in existence can do so much for every one who reads it rightly, as the Bible – J.C. Ryle

Beware of base metal in religion. Be genuine. Be thorough. Be real. Be true – J.C. Ryle

Are you born again? This is one of life’s most important questions – J.C. Ryle

Happy is that man who possesses a Bible! Happier still is he who reads it! Happiest of all is he who obeys it – J.C. Ryle

The Christianity which is from the Holy Spirit, will always have a very deep view of the sinfulness of sin – J.C. Ryle

Think of the hour when you will meet God face to face! Are you ready for it? Can you look forward to these things without alarm? – J.C. Ryle

To be truly happy – a man must have sources of gladness which are not dependent on anything in this world – J.C. Ryle

Come! Come to Christ without delay! Tell Him the whole story of your life, and ask Him to receive you – J.C. Ryle

Truly the world we live in is fearfully unconscious of its debts to the Scripture – J.C. Ryle

True happiness does not consist in laughter and smiles. The face is very often a poor index of the inward man – J.C. Ryle

The Bible has made…
drunkards become sober
unchaste people become pure
thieves become honest
violent people become meek! – J.C. Ryle

Happy is that man who possesses a Bible! Happier still is he who reads it! Happiest of all is he who obeys it – J.C. Ryle

The true Christian does not need to be reminded that they have a crucified Master. They often think of Him – J.C. Ryle

Some people complain that they do not understand the Bible. And the reason is very simple. They do not use the key: Christ – J.C. Ryle

The beginning of the way to heaven, is to feel that we are on the way to hell – J.C. Ryle

A holy believer is a walking sermon. They preach far more than a minister does, for they preach the entire week long – J.C. Ryle

It costs something to be a true Christian. To be a mere nominal Christian, and go to church, is cheap and easy work – J.C. Ryle

There will be no universal peace until the Prince of Peace appears – J.C. Ryle

You may be careless about your soul, but the devil is not – J.C. Ryle

Never does a person see any beauty in Christ as a Savior, until they discover that they are a lost and ruined sinner – J.C. Ryle

Expect little from self, but much from Christ. Look more to Jesus, and less to self – J.C. Ryle

We live in an age when there is a false glare on the things of time and a great mist over the things of eternity – J.C. Ryle

Awake to see the value of your soul, and the immense importance of being saved – J.C. Ryle

Begin this day to have right thoughts of Christ, if you never had them before – J.C. Ryle

Get down your Bible and begin to read it. Call upon the Lord Jesus Christ in prayer, and beseech Him to save your soul – J.C. Ryle

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