Samuel Ridout

Ridout, Samuel Bio

Samuel Ridout was born in Annapolis, Md., Oct. 22, 1855, the son of Dr. Samuel Ridout and his wife, Anne. When about one year old his father died, and about four years later, his mother also. It then devolved upon his grandfather to care for and guide the course of young Samuel. Of this devoted and godly man, Mr. Ridout ever spoke in the highest terms of appreciation, and often mentioned how greatly he was indebted to him for a training in the nurture and admonition of the Lor...

The Washing of Feet

So after He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, and was set down again, He said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord, and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you (John 13:12-15). This washing of the feet is for the cleansing from any defilement that we may have...

Wanted: Shepherds for the Sheep

Where are the pastors today? No time for visiting? Too busy? The wolves are busy scattering the sheep; divisions and worldliness press on every hand. Compromise, neglect of Christ’s interests, disregard of His honor - all these are present; where are the pastors today? The Church has all the gifts; there are brilliant orators, scholarly teachers; good men and true. There are schools and colleges; education can be gained by any desiring it. Surely the Lord has not forgotten the ne...

Remember Your Guides

PREFACE (Bob Gessner) Regardless of our age, there are those in our past life whom we greatly admire. In many cases, they become the models that we follow and after which we pattern our lives. In today’s world, they might be sport’s heroes, TV personalities, family members, school friends, or "successful" people in the endeavors of life. How many of our models are godly men who loved the Bible and lived faithful lives for Christ? In delivering the address printed bel...

The Gift of Teaching in the Church of God

It need hardly be said that this gift is one of greatest importance in the Church, and a rapid glance at its characteristics will be helpful. The gift of teacher is closely connected with that of pastor; both have to do more specifically with the saints, though all the gifts are "knit together". And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers (Eph. 4:11). The tender, firm heart and aptness to teach are most helpful in the evangelist. ...

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the Gospel of John

John 1 - 12 The Gospel of John is the distinctive Gospel of the Deity. There can be no question that the special theme of this evangelist is the Godhead of our Lord Jesus Christ. And yet nowhere shall we find more distinct statements of His humanity. Let us put side by side three verses from the first chapter: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (1:1); “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us” (1:14); “B...

The Person of Christ in Relation to Other Doctrines

All Scripture doctrine gets its value from the truth of the person of our Lord. We will but mention a few of these doctrines more manifestly deriving their significance from the great foundation fact. The Doctrine of the Atonement It is the altar which sanctifieth the gift; the person of Christ gives value to His atoning work. Had He not been perfectly Man He could not have been the substitute for men, nor have died; had He not been divine, His sacrificial death would not have had the ...

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the General Epistles

1 Peter The fourth general division of the New Testament refers to the pilgrim character of the people of God, rather than to their heavenly position. But here too we find abundant testimony to the glories of Him of whom we speak. Peter tells us of the unblemished Lamb, “foreordained before the foundation of the world” (1 Pet. 1:19,20), and of the One who, in the days before the flood, before His incarnation, went by His Spirit and preached to the disobedient, through Noah, ...

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the Book of Acts

We come now to the second general division of the New Testament, the book of Acts. The scene is changed; our Lord has ascended into heaven, and according to His promise has sent down the Holy Spirit. The main testimony as to Himself, therefore, is that He has risen, has given the Holy Spirit, and is Lord of all. In his discourse at  Pentecost, Peter ascribes the divine and manifest power of the Spirit to the ascended Lord. “He hath shed forth this which ye now see and hearR...

The Person of Christ As Revealed in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 1 The first four chapters of the first Gospel yield quite a complex view of our Lord. In the first chapter, He is spoken of as the Son of David, the Messiah; also as the Son of Abraham, the Seed in Whom all the nations of the world are to be blessed. This term also suggests the family of faith. “They which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham” (Gal. 3:7). He is also the Son of the virgin, suggesting the promised “Seed of the woman,” and de...
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