• Divine Unity

    Matthew 28:18–20

    Jesus sometimes says that the Father is greater than He is (John 14:28). But that is not a reference to His divine essence; rather, in taking on our flesh, God the Son submits to the Father as a man, for ...Read More

  • Not the Father

    John 1:1–18

    In considering the Reformation and biblical doctrine of Trinitarian monotheism, we will at several points reach a point where we can say no more. Because God transcends the limits of our creaturely minds, we cannot fully comprehend Him. This is ...Read More

  • God the Son

    John 1:1–18

    Jesus calls those who serve Him His friends (John 15:13–15), but this should not lead us to see Christ as merely a friend. The One who is our friend is also our Lord, and we are to seek to worship ...Read More

  • God the Father

    Exodus 4:22–23

    Good earthly fathers will do whatever is necessary to protect and provide for their sons and daughters. If that is true of our earthly fathers, how much more true is it of the Lord? Our Father who cares for us ...Read More

  • Yahweh and the Gods of the Peoples

    1 Chronicles 16:25–26

    As Christians, we should be the most courageous of peoples because we serve the one true God. We need not be afraid of what this world and the servants of other gods can do to us because they cannot win ...Read More

  • The One and Only God

    Isaiah 45:5

    It is not enough to believe in a generic God or to affirm any form of monotheism other than the monotheism of Scripture. There are many monotheists who will die in their sin because they believe in God but not ...Read More

  • Discerning Christ’s Body

    1 Corinthians 11:17–34

    Christ has not instituted His sacraments for perfect people but for men and women who are sinners. But those who come to the table must be repentant sinners who do not take the sacrament lightly. Let us examine ourselves before ...Read More

  • A Communication of Attributes

    Matthew 28:20b

    As we will see, understanding the Lord’s Supper rightly demands a correct understanding of Christology. Indeed, we cannot rightly understand any doctrine unless we rightly understand the doctrine of Christ. Let us be careful in our study of theology to ...Read More

  • False Signs and Wonders

    Mark 13:21–23

    The truth of a teacher’s words is determined not by the feats he can perform but by the orthodoxy of what he teaches. We are never to follow anyone who perverts the truth of God’s Word, no matter how gifted ...Read More

  • The Role of Prayer in God’s Providence

    James 5:16b-18

    In his Institutes, John Calvin notes that prayer is more for our benefit than it is for God’s (3.20.3). While we can hold to the truth that there are some things that God will not do unless we ask Him ...Read More

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