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Sunday
May072017

Daily Readings - John 10:7-14

Daily Readings - J.C. Ryle
John 10:7-14 

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:10)

These verses show us, for one thing, the great object for which Christ came into the world. He says, 'I am come that [men] might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.'

The truth contained in these words is of vast importance. They supply an antidote to many crude and unsound notions which are abroad in the world. Christ did not come to be only a teacher of new morality, or an example of holiiness and self-denial, or a founder of new ceremonies, as some have vainly asserted. He left heaven and dwelt for thirty-three years on earth for far higher ends than these. He came to procure eternal life for man by the price of his vicarious death. He came to be a mighty foundtain of spiritual life for all mankind, to which sinners coming by faith might drink, and drinking, might live for evermore. By Moses came laws, rules, ordinances, ceremonies. By Christ came grace, truth, and eternal life.

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