J. C. Ryle: Unbelief – A Marvel

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J. C. Ryle (John Charles Ryle) lived in the 1800’s and had a powerful and impacting career in ministry. His books are still widely read today and even though he started in rural churches in the United Kingdom, he eventually became one of the most popular preachers in London.

In the sermon, “Unbelief – A Marvel,” Ryle talks about how incredible it is that people do not believe in their maker. He goes through common reasons that hold people back and what the people of God can do to challenge that problem.

Special thanks to Ed Backell for reading this episode of Revived Thoughts .

Pastor Ed Backell is a Washington state native, and has taught for 30 years in churches in Oregon, Washington and Nebraska, currently in Warden, WA. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada with various musical groups.

As a youth minister, he specialized in creating teen performance groups that helped students use their gifts and talents to explore and share their own faith. He holds an M. Div. from Bethel Seminary in St Paul, MN, as well as an M. A. in Ministry.

He was called to Warden Community Church in May, 2010. He is married to Jami, his bride of 30 years, and they have three daughters. Ed is a creative person, avid musician, published author, voracious reader, computer geek, and a pretty darn good ethnic cook!


Click below to read the sermon “Unbelief – A Marvel,” by J. C. Ryle

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