• Prophetic and Apostolic Tradition

    Mark 7:5–8

    It is easy to condemn the Pharisees for their traditions, but as Dr. R.C. Sproul notes in his commentary Mark, “The temptation to add to God’s law is not unique to the Pharisees. We have to deal ...Read More

  • The Role of Tradition

    Mark 7:1–4

    Human traditions, including the church’s reflection on the Word of God, can be helpful. However, they must never be elevated to the status of divine revelation. When that happens, we become ensnared in legalism and cannot be reformed by Scripture. ...Read More

  • Message-Bearers

    Luke 1:5-38

    The pattern of Gabriel’s bringing a message directly to Zechariah and Mary shows that angels speak to God’s people at decisive points in redemptive history. Since the next decisive point in salvation history will be the return of Christ, we ...Read More

  • The Parable of the Unjust Judge

    Luke 18:1–8

    We should not think that our infinite God gets tired of hearing our pleas for justice. The Lord does not forget when injustice has been done, and He will certainly rectify it, though sometimes He waits until we have persistently ...Read More

  • The Parables of Jesus

    Psalm 78:2

    One of the things that characterize Jesus as a master teacher is His use of parables to illustrate His lessons. Vivid stories such as the parables help those who believe to understand the Word of God. Insofar as we teach ...Read More

  • The Way, the Truth, the Life

    John 14:6

    We have many good reasons to receive the Scriptures as trustworthy: archaeological evidence, sound historicity of the biblical books, the testimony of God’s people, the splendor of the content, and many more. However, we ultimately receive Scripture as the Word ...Read More

  • Picking Grain on the Sabbath

    Mark 2:23-26

    One fundamental error that most cults make is to take one passage of Scripture in isolation and exalt it over all others and at the expense of the meaning of other passages. But God has not given us only one ...Read More

  • How God Creates and Sustains Our Faith

    Romans 10:17

    Without the proper diet, our bodies will be weak and sickly. The same is true of our faith. If we do not nourish it regularly, we will be tossed about by every wind of doubt, and we will fall into ...Read More

  • Teaching with Authority

    Mark 1:21-22

    Jesus is often regarded as a good teacher, but as many Christian apologists have noted, we insult Christ if we view Him as merely a good teacher. Our Lord was not simply a wise moral philosopher; rather, He spoke with ...Read More

  • The Nearness of God in His Word

    Psalm 119:145–152

    Although we do not always feel as if God is near to us, we can be sure that He always draws close to His people when they study His Word and hear it preached. The Holy Spirit attends the reading ...Read More