Samuel Ridout

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the Gospels of Mark and Luke

Mark In the Gospel of Mark the general theme is Christ the Prophet of God and the Servant of man’s need. In both capacities, He exhibits the tireless energy of One whose work was ever before Him. But no matter how lowly the service or ceaseless the activity, there are the shinings forth of the glories of His person. “The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,” tells us who He was, whom even the demons recognized. In the prophetic discourse given a...

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the Old Testament

When once we have learned the nature of our blessed Lord as fully revealed in the New Testament, we can turn back to the Old and find it radiant with His glories. The veil was upon the face of Moses, and is still upon the hearts of unbelieving Israel, but where there is faith the veil is removed and the glories of Christ are manifested. Typical Persons Many of the historical characters of the Old Testament were in one way or another types of our Lord. In Isaac, we see Him as the So...

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the Epistles of Paul

In the epistles of Paul, we find the most full and convincing testimony as to the Lord. In Romans He is of the seed of David according to the flesh, but declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of Holiness and the resurrection from the dead (1:4). In the ninth chapter the apostle uses even stronger language in speaking of Him, “Of whom as concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever” (9:5). In First Corinthians He is asso...

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the Book of Revelation

In the book of Revelation, chapter one discloses Christ to us in His majesty and glory, as the Ancient of Days, the First and the Last, the living One, who once died but is now alive forevermore. In chapter five, we see Him as the Lamb in the midst of the throne of God, receiving the book of the divine counsels from the hand of God, and sharing with Him the praise of all creation: “Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb...

Second Generation Christians

The people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua.....and there arose another generation after them which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works which He had done for Israel  (Judges 2:7,10). Joshua was a man that lived in the holy presence of God. He was a man whose soul was completely taken possession of for God, and therefore it was a simple thing for him to take possession of what was his. Let God capture my soul and I will ...

Promises to the Overcomer

It may serve us to dwell briefly on the various promises to the overcomer in Rev. 2 and 3, as indicating the circumstances and the responsibilities of the Church in view of "that coming day". 1. Ephesus: "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life in the midst of the paradise of God" (Rev. 2:7). This is a precious promise wherever there is overcoming in a day of coldness and apathy - may we not say in these very days in which we live. Christ is the Tree of Life, a...
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