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The Upper Room

By J.C. Ryle

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   Preface - THE UPPER ROOM Being a Few Truths for the Times JOHN CHARLES RYLE BISHOP OF LIVERPOOL [1880-1900] Preface The volume now in the reader's han
   Chapter 1 - "They Went up Into an Upper Room" - Acts 1:13 WE are told in these simple words what the Apostles did immediately after the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ into heaven. Fresh from
   Chapter 2 - "Luke, the Beloved Physician" - Colossians 4:14 THERE are two things in the title of this paper which I shall take for granted, and not dwell on them. One is, that Luke here menti
   Chapter 3 - Simplicity in Preaching - Eccles. 12:12. KING SOLOMON says, in the book of Ecclesiastes, "Of making many books there is no end" (Eccles. 12:12). There are few subjects about
   Chapter 4 - Foundation Truths - 1 Cor. 15:3-4. "I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; "And
   Chapter 5 - The Good Way - Jer. 6:16. "Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall fi
   Chapter 6 - "One Blood" - Acts 17:26. THIS is a very short and simple text, and even a child knows the meaning of its words. But simple as it is, it supplies food for much t
   Chapter 7 - "Let Any Man Come" - John 7:37-38. "In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He
   Chapter 8 - Victory - 1 John 5:4-5. "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he tha
   Chapter 9 - Athens - Acts 17:16-17. "Now, while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry." Therefore
   Chapter 10 - Portraits - Acts 26:24-29. "And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.
   Chapter 11 - "To Whom?" - John 6:68. "Then Simon Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life."--John 6:68. THE chapter containing the
   Chapter 12 - Our Profession - Heb. 4:14. "Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession."-
   Chapter 13 - Many - Matt. 8:11. "Many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven."--Matt. 8:11. THE
   Chapter 14 - Without Clouds - 2 Sam. 23:4-5. "He shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springeth out of th
   Chapter 15 - The Lord's Garden - Canticles 4:12. THE Lord Jesus Christ has a garden. It is the company of all who are true believers in Him. They are His garden. Viewed in one lig
   Chapter 16 - The Duties of Parents - Prov. 22:6. "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it."--Prov. 22:6. I SUPPOSE that most professin
   Chapter 17 - The Rights and Duties of Lay Churchmen - Phil. 1:1. "Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons
   Chapter 18 - Questions About Regeneration - John 3:3; 2 Cor. 5:17 THE paper which begins at this page is intended to supply information to all Churchmen who are puzzled and perplexed about ba
   Chapter 19 - Thoughts For Young Men - Tit. 2:6. WHEN St. Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his duty as a minister, he mentioned young men as a class requiring peculiar attention. Af
   Chapter 20 - Questions about the Lord's Supper - THE paper which begins at this page requires a few words of prefatory explanation. It consists of fifty-one questions about the Lord's Supper, with sp
   Chapter 21 - "For Kings" - 1 Thess. 2:1-2. "I exhort, therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; "For k

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