Category: Reading Classics Together

Overcoming Sin & Temptation, Chapter 1


I have made two half-hearted attempts to read this book since I got it last year. Somewhere mid the fourth chapter the highlighting stops. I became overwhelmed with trying to understand Owen that I had to give it up. I did this twice. They… Continue Reading “Overcoming Sin & Temptation, Chapter 1”

RCT: The last chapter of Holiness


Assurance Once again, Ryle speaks like a man acquainted with the goings-on of current evangelicalism. As he discussed the repercussions of never taking a hard line on anything, of the idea that assurance is arrogance before God, I thought of the emergent/emerging conversation that… Continue Reading “RCT: The last chapter of Holiness”

Look intently into the mirror of God’s Word…


Are you His? Does He know you? How do you know? Please take about an hour of your day or evening to watch/listen to this message from Paul Washer. Consider this my contribution/post for the discussion of Ryle’s, Holiness for last week and today.… Continue Reading “Look intently into the mirror of God’s Word…”

RCT: Spiritual Warfare


The Fight Since several women who read this site are not reading along with Challies (read this week’s discussion), I am going to quote Ryle’s introductory statements for this chapter. They are worth repeating. The context is spiritual warfare. Ryle believes that the war… Continue Reading “RCT: Spiritual Warfare”

RCT: Holiness (Ch. III)


Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 Ryle asks, “Are we holy? Shall we see the Lord?…It is a solemn thing to hear the Word of God saying, ‘Without holiness no man… Continue Reading “RCT: Holiness (Ch. III)”

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