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JEALOUSY* read more quotes relating to emotional issues

You cannot commit a greater crime against some people than to be more useful than
they are. 1834.195

When we meet a brother with ten talents, do we congratulate ourselves on having
such a man given to help us, or do we depreciate him as much as we can? Such is the
depravity of our nature that we do not readily rejoice in the progress of others if they
leave us behind; but we must school ourselves to this. 3295.150

JESUS CHRIST read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

Then, if Christ’s poverty be such as I have tried to describe it, what must the riches
of his people be? If our riches are proportionate to His poverty, what rich people we
are! He was as poor as poor can be; and we, if we are believing in Him, are as rich as
rich can be. CI118

As all the rivers run into the sea, so all delights centre in our Beloved. The glances of
His eyes outshine the sun: the beauties of His face are fairer than the choicest
flowers: no fragrance is like the breath of His mouth. ME123

In life He is my life, and in death He shall be the death of death; in poverty Christ is
my riches; in sickness He makes my bed; in darkness He is my star, and in
brightness He is my sun; He is the manna of the camp in the wilderness, and He
shall be the new corn of the host when they come to Canaan. ME263

Jesus has emptied the quivers of hell, has quenched every fiery dart, and broken off
the head of every arrow of wrath; the ground is strewn with the splinters and relics
of the weapons of hell’s warfare, which are only visible to us to remind us of our
former danger, and of our great deliverance. ME327

Having made Jesus his all, he shall find all in Jesus. ME705

He is not a deified man anymore than He is a humanized God. TN122

The very fact of a man being noted for something is a sure sign that he is not so
notable in other things; and it is because of the complete perfection of Jesus Christ,
that we are not accustomed to say of him that he was eminent for his zeal, or for his
love, or for his courage. 137.241

Never does a man hear the gospel but he either rises or falls under that hearing.
There is never a proclamation of Jesus Christ (and this is the spiritual coming forth
of Christ himself) which leaves men precisely where they were; the gospel is sure to
have some effect upon those who hear it. 907.710

He that hath Christ, being a pauper, hath all things; and he that hath not Christ,
possessing a thousand worlds, possesses nothing for real happiness and joy. 1006.466

There was enmity between Christ and Satan, for he came to destroy the works of the
devil and to deliver those who are under bondage to him. For that purpose was he
born; for that purpose did he live; for that purpose did he die; for that purpose he has
gone into the glory, and for that purpose he will come again, that everywhere he may
find out his adversary and utterly destroy him and his works from amongst the sons
of men. 1326.664

Jesus Christ himself is to us precept, for he is the way: he is to us doctrine, for he is
the truth: he is to us experience, for he is the life. 1388.688

When a man is perfectly swayed by the love of Christ he will be a perfect Christian:
when a man is growingly under its influence he is a growing Christian; when a man
is sincerely affected by the love of Christ he is a sincere Christian; but he in whom
the love of Christ has no power whatever is not a Christian at all. 1411.248

He is to us not only Priest to put away our sin, but Prophet to remove our ignorance,
and King to subdue our rebellions. If as Priest he purges the conscience, as Prophet
he must direct the intellect, and as King he must rule the life. 1978.461

He comes to us in two ways—in his human nature, born; in his divine nature, given. 2163.502

Some people like laziness; Christ loved activity. 2319.362

If thou art well pleased with Christ, thou hast a fountain which neither frost can
freeze nor heat dry. 2409.187

Christ is the cause of the greatest division, but he is also the medium of the greatest
union. 2710.31

The thought that there beats a heart in heaven that is always loving us, that there
moves a tongue in heaven that always pleads for us; that there is an arm in heaven
that always fights for us; and that there is a foot in heaven that will be swift to run
for our defence—oh! this is a precious consolation. 3386.621

Speak of a body of divinity—there never was in this world but one body of divinity,
and that is Jesus Christ, and he that understands Jesus Christ has got the only
system of theology that is worth the knowing. 3395.106

-BLOOD OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

My soul, admire the boundless love of God to thee and others of the human race.
Worms are bought with the blood of the Son of the Highest! Dust and ashes
redeemed with a price far above silver and gold! ME579

Blood, always precious, is priceless when it streams from Immanuel’s side. ME623

Behold his brow! O heavens! drops of blood are streaming down his face, and from his
body; every pore is open, and it sweats! but not the sweat of men that toil for bread;
it is the sweat of one that toils for heaven—he “sweats great drops of blood!” 118.90

“There is no remission,” says the text, in positive and plain words; and yet men will
be trying to get remission in fifty other ways, until their special pleading becomes as
irksome to us as it is useless for them. 118.92

He took the payment and bore it to God,—took his wounds, his rent body, his flowing
blood, up to his Father’s very eyes, and there he spread his wounded hands and
pleaded for his people. Now here is a proof that the Christian cannot be condemned,
because the blood is on the mercy-seat. It is not poured out on the ground; it is on the
mercy-seat, it is on the throne; it speaks in the very ears of God, and it must of a
surety prevail. 256.254

Place innocence, and merit, and dignity, and position, and God-head itself, in the
scale, and then conceive what must be the inestimable value of the blood which
Jesus Christ poured forth. 621.172

Did it never strike you how the whole tabernacle must have been smeared with blood
everywhere? Blood was on every side. The priest himself, when at his work, with
garments on which showed every stain, must have looked as though all besmeared
with gore. You could not look at his hands or at his vestments without seeing
everywhere blood; indeed, when consecrated, he had blood on his ear, blood on his
foot, blood on his hands; he could not be made a priest without it. The apostle says,
“Almost everything under the law was sprinkled with blood.” It was blood, blood
everywhere. Now, this could have been very far from a pleasant sight, except to the
spiritual man who, as he looked at it, said, “What a holy God is the God of Israel!
How he hates sin! See, he will only permit sinners to approach him by the way of
blood!” 739.140

The Lord did not study attractive æsthetics, he did not prepare a tabernacle that
should delight men’s tastes; it was rich indeed, but so blood-stained as to be by no
means beautiful. No staining of glass to charm the eye, but instead thereof the
inwards of slaughtered bullocks. Such sights would disgust the delicate tastes of the
fops of this present age. Blood, blood on every side; death, fire, smoke, and ashes,
varied with the bellows of dying beasts, and the active exertions of men whose white
garments were all crimson with the blood of victims. How clearly did the worshippers
see the sternness and severity of the justice of God against human sin, and the
intensity of the agony of the great Son of God who was in the fulness of time by his
own death to put away all the sins and transgressions of his people! 831.524

The blood of Christ is still on the earth, for when Jesus bled it fell upon the ground
and was never gathered up. 1187.451

A bloodless gospel is a lifeless gospel; if the atonement be denied or frittered away, or
put into a secondary place, or obscured, in that proportion the life has gone out of the
religion which is professed. 1251.483

Why was the fountain filled with blood if you need no washing? Is Christ a
superfluity? Oh, it cannot be. 1325.659

Now, if the precious blood of Jesus only put away the sin which we perceived in
detail, its efficacy would be limited by the enlightenment of our conscience, and
therefore some grievous sin might be overlooked and prove our ruin: but inasmuch as
this blood puts away all sins, it removes those which we do not discover as those
over which we mourn. 1780.267

You must never look at Christ’s sacrifice in a carnal way, as though the mere drops
of literal blood, as a material substance, could have virtue in them for the purging of
sin. Do not know Christ after the flesh: be no longer children, but understand
spiritual things. It is true that our Lord had a material body and poured forth
material blood; but the essence of his sacrifice lay in his will, intent, motive, and
spirit. I once heard a dissertation upon what became of those drops of blood which fell
to the ground on Calvary, and I felt that it was foolish talk. 1846.343

Those drops of blood that fell on Calvary were never gathered up; and they have left
the broad crimson mark of the redeeming Lord upon this globe of ours, and therefore
his it must be. 1852.414

Brethren, when we climb to heaven itself, and pass the gate of pearl, and wend our
way through the innumerable hosts of angels, and come even to the throne of God,
and see the spirits of the just made perfect, and hear their holy hymn, we shall not
have gone beyond the influence of the blood of sprinkling; nay, we shall see it there
more truly present than in any other place beside. “What!” say you, “the blood of
Jesus in heaven?” Yes. 1888.126

As no atom of matter ever perishes, that matter remains on earth even now. His body
has gone into glory, but the blood and water are left behind. I see much more in this
fact than I will now attempt to tell. O world, the Christ has marked thee with his
blood and he means to have thee! 1956.203

Albeit that the guilty are taken up to dwell with God, and our poor prayers are
accepted of God, neither we nor our prayers carry any defilement into the holy place,
because the atoning blood is there beforehand. 2075.151

Not, my brethren, that Christ’s blood was less than infinite in its value,—less than
infinite it could never be. The question is not concerning the value of it, but the
purpose of it. 2815.39

There are some preachers who cannot or do not preach about the blood of Jesus
Christ, and I have one thing to say to you concerning them,—Never go to hear them!
Never listen to them! A ministry that has not the blood in it, is lifeless, “for the blood
is the life thereof;” and a dead ministry is no good to anybody. 3106.405

Jesus Christ himself cannot save us, apart from his blood. It is a supposition which
only folly has ever made, but we must refute even the hypothesis of folly, when it
affirms that the example of Christ can put away sin, that the holy life of Jesus Christ
has put the race on such a good footing with God that now he can forgive its faults
and its transgression. Not so; not the holiness of Jesus, not the life of Jesus, not the
death of Jesus, but the blood of Jesus only; for “Without shedding of blood there is no
remission.” 3418.378

-CONDESCENSION OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

Oh, Son of Man, I know not which to admire most, thine height of glory, or thy depths
of misery! 151.352

See how low he fell to lift us from our fall! 1168.218

When the Christ of God, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, was forsaken by his
Father, deserted by his friends, and left alone to suffer “for your sakes”, that was the
direst poverty that was ever known. 2232.605

-CONFESSION OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

I would not question the safety of any man who has believed in Jesus, but I do avow
that I would not run the risk that non-confessors run. 980.156

“He that confesseth me before men, him will I confess before my Father who is in
heaven.” Take this sentence home with you, every one of you. What Christ is to you
on earth, that you will be to Christ in heaven. 3405.226

Though you may tell me that there are many secret believers, I venture to affirm
that you never knew one, or do you think you did; the secret must have been ill-kept
if you knew it. 3543.605

-CRUCIFIXION OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

What was the crown of sin? Thorns. These sprang from the curse. “Thorns also and
thistles shall it bring forth to thee,” was the coronation of sin, and now Christ has
taken away its crown, and put it on his own head. He has spoiled sin of its richest
regalia, and he wears it himself. Glorious champion, all hail! 1168.227

I must confess I never read the story of the Master’s death, knowing what I do of the
pain of crucifixion, without deep anguish: crucifixion was a death worthy to have
been invented by devils. The pain which it involved was immeasurable; I will not
torture you by describing it. I know dear hearts that cannot read of it without tears,
and without laying awake for nights afterwards. 1896.222

-DEATH OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

The heart of Christ became like a reservoir in the midst of mountains. All the
tributary streams of iniquity, and every drop of the sins of his people, ran down and
gathered into one vast lake, deep as hell, and shoreless as eternity. 258.271

It was a death in which the second death was comprehended; a bleeding in which the
very veins of God were emptied. 556.113

At one tremendous draught of love the Lord for ever drank destruction dry for all his
people. 1168.223

All hell was distilled into that cup, of which our God and Saviour Jesus Christ was
made to drink. It was not eternal suffering, but since he was divine he could in a
short time offer unto God a vindication of his justice which sinners in hell could not
have offered had they been left to suffer in their own persons for ever. 1199.594

Now, dear friends, I think I have said enough on this painful matter to assure you
that the most terrible warning to impenitent men in all the world is the death of
Christ; for if God spared not his own Son, on whom was only laid imputed sin, will he
spare sinners whose sins are actual, and their own? 1320.599

Whatever was his intent, by the laying down of his life, he accomplished it; for, if not,
dear friends, he would come here again. 2283.552

He did not die to make men salvable; he died to save them. 2283.552

How can we remember his death without sorrowing over the sin which made that
death necessary? 2876.145

Strong must be a man’s sense of justice to be able to overcome his love so as to give
up his own son to die; but our gracious God not only gave up his Son to die for us, but
he was himself (if I may use such an expression,) the executioner of Christ. 3204.317

-DEITY OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

Those who deny the Godhead of Christ are consistent in rejecting the atonement. 1223.159

Depend upon it, my hearer, you never will go to heaven unless you are prepared to
worship Jesus Christ as God. 1225.177

God in the carpenter’s shop! The Son of God driving nails and handling a hammer!
Wondrous work, this! 1344.164

With a Saviour less than divine you have a religion less than saving. 2141.233

Now, mark you, we who worship Christ as God can never have any fellowship with
those who deny his Godhead, nor can they have any fellowship with us; for if he be
indeed the Son of God, then they blaspheme him who deny it; and if he be only a
man, then we are clearly idolaters and man-worshippers, and he did blaspheme.

Deity is not to be explained, but to be adored; and the Sonship of Christ is to be
accepted as a truth of revelation, to be apprehended by faith, though it cannot be
comprehended by the understanding. 2635.386

If Christ was not God, we are not Christians; we are deceived dupes, we are idolaters,
as bad as the heathen whom we now pity. It is making a man into a God if Christ be
not God. 2667.142

I never care to read any arguments about the Deity of Christ; I should as soon think
of reading a book which sought to prove the existence of my mother. 2719.136

-EXALTATION OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

God’s Anointed is appointed, and shall not be disappointed. TD2:6

If Christ be glorious, it is all the heaven I ask for. If he shall be King of kings, and
Lord of lords, let me be nothing, if he shall but reign, and every tongue shall call him
blessed, it shall be bliss to me to know it; and if I may be but as one of the withered
roses which lie in the path of his triumph, it shall be my paradise. 807.238

He will reign over you, either by your consent, or without it. 807.239

-FELLOWSHIP WITH read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

What the sun is to the day, what the moon is to the night, what the dew is to the
flower, such is Jesus Christ to us. What bread is to the hungry, clothes to the naked,
the shadow of a great rock to the traveller in a weary land, such is Jesus Christ to us.
What the turtle is to her mate, what the husband is to his spouse, what the head is
to the body, such is Jesus Christ to us; and therefore, if we have him not, nay, if we
are not consciously one with him, little marvel if our spirit cries in the words of the
Song, “I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, tell him
that I am sick of love.” 539.627

-GLORY OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

Eternity shall not discover the shadow of a spot in our Beloved, but rather, as ages
revolve, His hidden glories shall shine forth with yet more inconceivable splendour,
and His unutterable loveliness shall more and more ravish all celestial minds. ME287

-HUMANITY OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

Whichever of all His creatures shall come nearest to the Creator will evidently have
the pre-eminence in the ranks of creatureship; which, then, shall bear the palm?
Shall not the seraphs be the chosen ones? Shall not the swift-winged sons of light be
chief among Heaven’s courtiers? Behold, and be astonished, a worm of earth is
preferred to the angels; rebellious man is chosen, and the sinless angels are passed
over! Human nature is espoused into oneness with the Divine! CI51

He entered into all that men did except their sins. GS21

And now wonder, ye angels, the Infinite has become an infant; he upon whose
shoulders the universe doth hang, hangs at his mother’s breast; he who created all
things, and bears up the pillars of creation, hath now become so weak, that he must
be carried by a woman! 151.351

You must not transform his humanity into deity; his deity is everywhere, but his
substantial humanity can only be in its one proper place, and to suppose it to be
everywhere is virtually to deny that it is anywhere. 1928.605

He, on whom all worlds are hanging, hangs upon a woman’s breast. He must do that,
or he cannot put away sin. 2283.557

There are some points in which no one man is all that manhood is; but Jesus was the
summary of all manhood. I might almost venture to say that he had about him the
whole nature of mankind, as it respects the mental conformation of both man and
woman, for he was as tender as woman though as strong as man. Holy women, as
much as godly men, find in Jesus all that is in their own souls. There is nothing
effeminate in him, and yet all the loveliness which is feminine; read his life-story and
see. He was man in the broadest sense of the term, taking up into one the whole
genus. 3285.29

-IMPECCABILITY OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

It has been asserted lately, by some ill-judged one, that Christ was capable of sin. I
think it was Irving who started some such idea, that if Christ was not capable of
sinning, he could not have been capable of virtue. “For,” say they, “if a man must
necessarily be good, there is no virtue in his goodness.” Out upon their ridiculous
nonsense. 142.276

-INCARNATION OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

The birth of Jesus is the grandest light of history, the sun in the heavens of all time.
It is the pole-star of human destiny, the hinge of chronology, the meeting-place of
the waters of the past and the future. CI23

O man, God comes to you in the form of one like yourself! CI27

Our Lord Jesus Christ is, in some senses, more completely man than Adam ever was.
Adam was not born; he was created as a man. Adam never had to struggle through
the risks and weaknesses of infancy; he knew not the littlenesses of childhood,—he
was full-grown at once. Father Adam could not sympathize with me as a babe
and a child. But how man-like is Jesus! He does not begin with us in mid-life, as
Adam did; but He is cradled with us, He accompanies us in the pains, and
feebleness, and infirmities of infancy, and He continues with us even to the grave. CI54

The Supreme Wisdom saith, “My delights were with the sons of men.” Happy in His
Father’s courts, He yet looked forward to an access of happiness in becoming man.
“Can that be?” saith one. Could the Son of God be happier than He was in Heaven?
As God, He was infinitely blessed; but He knew nothing by experience of the life of
man, and into that sphere He desired to enter. To the Godhead, there can be no
enlargement, for it is infinite; but, still, there can be an addition; our Lord was to add
the nature of man to that of God. He would live as man, suffer as man, and triumph
as man, and yet remain God; and to this He looked forward with a strange delight,
inexplicable except upon the knowledge of the great love He bore to us. CI123

That any of us should be willing to seek after the lost is nothing wonderful—they are
of our own race; but that He, the offended God, against whom the transgression has
been committed, should take upon Himself the form of a servant, and bear the sin of
many, and then should be willing to receive the vilest of the vile, this is marvellous. ME515

Incarnate Deity has no wall of fire about it. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and
are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,” is the joyful proclamation of God as He
appears in human flesh. ME519

If God loves us so much as to become man, then the blessings which he intends to
bestow must be incalculable. 1243.386

Incarnation prophesies salvation. 1330.713

He that made man was made man. 1927.600

A stir begins as soon as Christ is born. He has not spoken a word; he has not wrought
a miracle; he has not proclaimed a single doctrine; but “when Jesus was born,” at the
very first, while as yet you hear nothing but infant cries, and can see nothing but
infant weakness, still his influence upon the world is manifest. 2325.432

God has such affection for our race that he has married our nature to himself. 2856.533

He became man out of love to men. 3360.302

-JEALOUSY OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ, of whom I now speak, is very jealous of your love, O believer.
Did he not choose you? He cannot bear that you should choose another. Did he not
buy you with his own blood? He cannot endure that you should think you are your
own, or that you belong to this world. He loved you with such a love that he could not
stop in heaven without you; he would sooner die than that you should perish; he
stripped himself to nakedness that he might clothe you with beauty; he bowed his
face to shame and spitting that he might lift you up to honour and glory, and he
cannot endure that you should love the world, and the things of the world. His love is
strong as death towards you, and therefore will be cruel as the grave. He will be as a
cruel one towards you if you do not love him with a perfect heart. He will take away
that husband; he will smite that child; he will bring you from riches to poverty, from
health to sickness, even to the gates of the grave, because he loves you so much that
he cannot endure that anything should stand between your heart’s love and him. Be
careful, Christians, you that are married to Christ; remember, you are married to a
jealous husband. 502.191

-JUDGMENT SEAT OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

The other day there landed on the shores of France a boatful of people sodden with
rain and salt-water; they had lost all their luggage, and had nothing but what they
stood upright in: they were glad, indeed, to have been saved from a wreck. It was well
that they landed at all; but when it is my lot again to cross to France, I trust I shall
put my foot on shore in a better plight than that. I would prefer to cross the Channel
in comfort, and land with pleasure. There is all this difference between being “saved
so as by fire,” and having “an abundant entrance ministered unto us” into the
kingdom. Let us enjoy heaven on the road to heaven. Why not? Instead of being
fished up as castaways, stranded upon the shores of mercy, let us take our passage
on board the well-appointed liner of Free Grace; let us, if possible, go in the first
cabin, enjoying all the comforts of the way, and having fellowship with the great
Captain of our Salvation. BA115

-LORDSHIP OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

Thousands of people are quite willing to be saved by Christ, but when it comes to the
very first step, namely, that Jesus must be accepted as ruler, lawgiver, master, king,
and Lord, then they start back and reject eternal life. 1375.535

You must either let him reign over you, or else you will have to lie beneath his feet. 2940.297

I cannot conceive it possible for anyone truly to receive Christ as Saviour and yet not
to receive him as Lord. One of the first instincts of a redeemed soul is to fall at the
feet of the Saviour, and gratefully and adoringly to cry, “Blessed Master, bought with
thy precious blood, I own that I am thine,—thine only, thine wholly, thine for ever.
Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” 3229.617

It is not possible for us to accept Christ as our Saviour unless he also becomes our
King, for a very large part of salvation consists in our being saved from sin’s
domination over us, and the only way in which we can be delivered from the mastery
of Satan is by becoming subject to the mastery of Christ. 3229.617

-LOVE FOR read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

Give us a church that loves Jesus Christ much. You will have mighty prayer-
meetings; you will have a holy membership; you will have liberal giving to the cause
of Christ; you will have hearty praising of his name; you will have careful walking
before the world; you will have earnest endeavours for the conversion of sinners.
Missions at home and abroad will be set on foot when love is fervent. When the heart
is right, everything is likely to be right; but when the heart goes wrong, oh, what a
fatal thing it is! A disease of the heart is looked upon as the worst of mischiefs that
can happen to a man. One old doctor of my acquaintance used to say, “We can do
nothing with the heart.” God keep us from a diseased heart: a fatty degeneration of
the heart, or an ossification of the heart towards the Lord Jesus Christ! 2127.68

-LOVE OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

In our Lord’s love we have the best motive for loyalty, the best reason for energy, and
the best argument for perseverance. 1411.243

To be constrained by the love of Christ creates a life heroic, exalted, illustrious: no, I
must come down from such lofty words—it is such a life as every Christian ought to
live; it is such a life as every Christian must live if he is really constrained by the love
of Christ, for the text does not say the love of Christ ought to constrain us, it declares
that it does constrain us. 1411.252

-MEDIATORIAL WORK OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

There cannot be any point of contact between absolute deity and fallen humanity
except through Jesus Christ, the appointed Mediator. That is God’s door: all else is a
wall of fire. You can by Christ approach the Lord, but this is the sole bridge across
the gulf. 1456.67

-NAME OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

We write his name upon our banner, for it is hell’s terror, heaven’s delight and
earth’s hope. 1388.688

Bernard has delightfully said that the name of Jesus is honey in the mouth, melody
in the ear, and joy in the heart. 1434.517

-PRAYERS OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

We little know what we owe to our Saviour’s prayers. ME23

If ever one of woman born might have lived without prayer, it was our spotless,
perfect Lord, and yet none was ever so much in supplication as He! ME635

Heaven and earth in midnight stillness heard the groans and sighs of the mysterious
Being in whom both worlds were blended. ME635

We cannot watch with Him one hour, but He watched for us whole nights. ME635

What a marvel is it that our Lord should have to cry as we do, and wait as we do, and
should receive the Father’s help after the same process of faith and pleading as must
be gone through by ourselves. TD40:1

The Sun of Righteousness sets upon Calvary in a wondrous splendour; but amongst
the bright colours which glorify his departure, there is this one—the prayer was not
alone for others, but it was for his cruellest enemies. His enemies, did I say, there is
more than that to be considered. It was not a prayer for enemies who had done him
an ill deed years before, but for those who were there and then murdering him. Not
in cold blood did the Saviour pray, after he had forgotten the injury, and could the
more easily forgive it, but while the first red drops of blood were spurting on the
hands which drove the nails; while yet the hammer was bestained with crimson gore,
his blessed mouth poured out the fresh warm prayer, “Father, forgive them, for they
know not what they do.” 897.591

After closing the supper, his public preaching work being ended, and nothing
remaining to be done but to die, he gave himself wholly to prayer. 1890.145

Though infinitely better able to do without prayer than we are, yet he prayed much
more than we do. 2281.533

His agony in Gethsemane was a time of the mightiest prayer that was ever heard in
heaven, yet it was followed very closely by his death upon the cross. You may abound
in prayer, and in thanksgiving, and in patience, and yet, for all that, all God’s waves
and billows may roll over you, and you may be brought into the depths of soul
trouble. 2722.172

But, brethren, do you not see that, if Christ, who was so strong, needed to pray thus,
what need there is for us, who are so weak, also to pray? 3178.7

It is one thing to love persons at a distance, and to have philanthropic desires for
their good; it is quite another thing to live with them, and still have the same
fondness towards them; and another thing by far to receive bad treatment from
them, contumely, and scorn, and a worse thing even than that, to be about to receive
your death from them, and still to pray for them. 3558.158

-PREACHING read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

A sermon without Christ as its beginning, middle, and end is a mistake in conception
and a crime in execution. 1625.598

-PRECIOUSNESS OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

Jesus is not a grain of gold, but a vast globe of it, a priceless mass of treasure such as
heaven and earth cannot excel. ME605

I like what was said by a child in the Sunday-school, when the teacher said, “You
have been reading that Christ is precious: what does that mean?” The children
stayed a little while, till at last one boy replied, “Father said the other day that
mother was precious, for ‘whatever should we do without her?’” This is a capital
explanation of the word “precious.” 1771.161

“He is precious.” For a thing to be rightly called precious, it should have three
qualities: it should be rare, it should have an intrinsic value of its own, and it should
possess useful and important properties. All these three things meet in our adorable
Lord, and make him precious to discerning minds. 2137.185

-PUTTING AWAY SIN read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

Christ has not cast his people’s sins into the shallows, where they may be washed up
again, but he has cast them into the depths of the sea, where they are drowned for
ever. 661.658

In the end of the world Christ was revealed to put away sin. He did not come into the
world to palliate it merely, or to cover it up, but he came to put it away. Observe, he
not only came to put away some of the attributes of sin, such as the filth of it, the
guilt of it, the penalty of it, the degradation of it; he came to put away sin itself, for
sin, you see, is the fountain of all the mischief. He did not come to empty out the
streams, but to clear away the fatal source of the pollution. He appeared to put away
sin itself, sin in its essence and being. Do not forget that he did take away the filth of
sin, the guilt of sin, the punishment of sin, the power of sin, the dominion of sin, and
that one day he will kill in us the very being and existence of sin. 759.382

And then mark the wonderful expression, “I will not remember thy sins.” Can God
forget? Forgetting with God cannot be an infirmity as it is with us. We forget because
our memory fails, but God forgets in the blessed sense that he remembers rather the
merit of his Son than our sins. 1142.644

“He his own self bare our sins;” in some wondrous sense he bore the sin as well as the
punishment. I know not how. 1143.652

Now, if the precious blood of Jesus only put away the sin which we perceived in
detail, its efficacy would be limited by the enlightenment of our conscience, and
therefore some grievous sin might be overlooked and prove our ruin: but inasmuch as
this blood puts away all sins, it removes those which we do not discover as those over
which we mourn. 1780.267

-SAVIOUR read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

If Christ is not all to you he is nothing to you. He will never go into partnership as a
part Saviour of men. If he be something he must be everything, and if he be not
everything he is nothing to you. 1006.459

It is true that Jesus saves his people from their sins—earth knows it, hell howls at it,
and heaven chants it; time has seen it, and eternity shall reveal it. 1434.527

-SUBSTITUTIONARY DEATH OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

Our Lord Jesus is His people’s representative. When He died for them, they had rest;
when he rose again for them, they had liberty; when He sat down at His Father’s
right hand, they had favour, and honour, and dignity. ME225

Memory looks back upon past sins, with deep sorrow for the sin, and yet with no
dread of any penalty to come; for Christ has paid the debt of his people to the last jot
and tittle, and received the divine receipt; and unless God can be so unjust as to
demand double payment for one debt, no soul for whom Jesus died as a substitute
can ever be cast into hell. ME538

The Lord Jesus Christ acted in what He did as a great public representative person,
and His dying upon the cross was the virtual dying of all His people. ME699

He suffered all the horror of hell; in one pelting shower of iron wrath it fell upon him,
with hail-stones bigger than a talent; and he stood until the black cloud had emptied
itself completely. There was our debt, huge and immense; he paid the utmost
farthing of whatever his people owed; and now there is not so much as a doit or a
farthing due to the justice of God in the way of punishment from any believer; and
though we owe God gratitude, though we owe much to his love, we owe nothing to his
justice; for Christ in that hour took all our sins, past, present, and to come, and was
punished for them all there and then, that we might never be punished, because he
suffered in our stead. 173.70

When God laid sin upon Christ it must have been in the intent of his heart that he
would never lay it on those for whom Christ died. 1456.64

The more I consider the doctrine of substitution, the more is my soul enamoured of
the matchless wisdom of God which devised this system of salvation. As for a hazy
atonement which atones for everybody in general, and for nobody in particular,—an
atonement made equally for Judas and for John, I care nothing for it; but a literal,
substitutionary sacrifice, Christ vicariously bearing the wrath of God on my behalf,
this calms my conscience with regard to the righteous demands of the law of God, and
satisfies the instincts of my nature which declare that, as God is just, he must exact
the penalty of my guilt. 3086.161

“For your sakes became poor.” Not a thorn in that crown for himself, but for your
sakes. No spittle on those cheeks, no hair plucked from them, for himself; but all for
you! For you, the cruel lash, as it pitilessly furrows those holy shoulders! For you,
those drops of crimson sweat as they stained the cold earth! For you, each of those
cruel nails: for you, for you, the spear that pierced his side! Oh! let each Christian
here really seek to lay a claim to have a personal interest in the griefs and groans of
Jesus. Sweet possessions! Oh! to treasure them! Richer than all jewels! Those drops
of blood—more priceless far than rubies, and those falling tears more sparkling than
diamonds! 3380.546

-SUFFERINGS OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

“As the lily among thorns” wears also another meaning. Dr. Thompson writes of a
certain lily, “It grows among thorns, and I have sadly lacerated my hands in
extricating it from them. Nothing can be in higher contrast than the luxuriant,
velvety softness of this lily, and the withered, tangled hedge of thorns about it.” Ah,
beloved, you know who it was in that gathering your soul and mine, lacerated not his
hand only, but his feet, and his head, and his side, and his heart, yea, and his inmost
soul. He spied us out, and said, “Yonder lily is mine, and I will have it”; but the
thorns were a terrible barrier; our sins had gathered round about us, and the wrath
of God most sharply stopped the way. Jesus pressed through all, that we might be
his; and now when he takes us to himself he does not forget the thorns which girded
his brow, and tore his flesh, for our sakes. This then is a part of our relationship to
Christ, that we cost him very dear. 1525.137

-TEACHINGS OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

Christian, is not this very comforting to thee also, that there is not a word which has
gone out of the Saviour’s lips which he has ever retracted? The words of Jesus shall
stand when heaven and earth shall pass away. ME221

He was a man of sorrows, but he was not a preacher of sorrows, neither do his life or
his discourses leave an unhappy impression upon the mind. 1273.28

Thou canst not be said to be his disciple if thou dost question his teaching; for in the
questioning of Christ’s teaching lies the rejection of his Person. 1847.356

Beloved, if you come to Christ, you shall never need to go away from him to find
variety of joys. In his teaching you shall find Lebanons of sublime doctrine, and
Sharons of pleasant precept. Here are Hermons of experience, Tabors of communion,
Jabboks of prevailing prayer, and Cheriths of divine providence. The revelation of
God is a blessed country, full of all manner of delights. 2086.281

We do not believe that he has uttered one foolish word, nay more, not one useless
word, for in the whole compass of his teaching there is not to be found a single
passage which should have been left unsaid. There may be repetitions, but there are
no redundancies. He may have taught the same truth in several shapes, but he has
never taught it once too often. He has never revealed a truth which it were better to
conceal, just as he never concealed a truth which it would have been better to reveal. 3353.218

-VENGEANCE OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

Those who kiss not the sceptre of silver, shall be broken with the rod of iron. They
who will not have Christ to reign over them in love, shall have him rule over them in
terror in the day when he puts on the garments of vengeance, and dyes his vesture in
the blood of his foes. O acknowledge him as he is covered with his own blood, lest you
have to acknowledge him when he is covered with yours! 753.307

Julian the apostate, as he is called, once asked a certain Christian, “What do you
think the carpenter’s son is doing now?” “Making coffins for you and all his enemies,”
was the prompt reply. 3312.353

-VIRGIN BIRTH OF read more quotes relating to Jesus Christ

It is satisfactory for us to know, and to believe beyond a doubt, that our Lord Jesus
was without sin. Of course, in his divine nature he could not know iniquity; and as for
his human nature, it never knew the original taint of depravity. He was of the seed
of the woman, but not of the tainted and infected seed of Adam. Overshadowed as
was the Virgin by the Holy Ghost, no corruption entered into his nativity. That holy
thing which was born of her was neither conceived in sin nor shapen in iniquity. He
was brought into this world immaculate. He was immaculately conceived and
immaculately born. 310.191

When you take up the roll of his earthly lineage and begin to read it through, you will
be struck with the fact that there are but few women mentioned in it; and yet three
out of those mentioned were harlots, so that even in his lineage there was the taint
of sin, and a sinner’s blood would have run in his veins if he had been the true son of
Joseph; but inasmuch as he was begotten by the Holy Ghost, who overshadowed the
Virgin, in him was no sin; yet his reputed pedigree ran through the veins of sinners. 556.110

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