• Jesus, Friend of Sinners

    Matthew 9:9–13

    We are all recovering Pharisees who must get over our tendency to frown only upon certain sins. John Calvin comments that we must “never think it strange that he should gather to salvation those who have been the worst of ...Read More

  • Examining Calvin’s Rules of Prayer (Part 1)

    How does your personal prayer life line up with these two rules? Is your heart and mind framed as becomes those who are entering into conversation with God? Do you ask only for those things God permits?Read More

  • The Fear of the Lord

    Proverbs 1:1–7

    In our casual culture we must take care that we always have a reverent fear of the Lord. While Jesus has made us His friends (John 15:15), we need to remember that His friendship is like none other, for He ...Read More

  • Understanding the Nature of Corruption

    Examine your personal life. Are you grasping for autonomy? Refusing to let God rule your life? Trying to be as God?Read More

  • Receiving Assurance of Salvation

    Thank God for the testimony of His Spirit and His Word, which provide assurance of your salvation.Read More

  • Bearing the Marks of Jesus

    Galatians 6:17–18

    Not all of us live in cultures or societies where physical harm is an inevitable part of faithfulness to Christ Jesus. Yet all of us should bear some kind of marks that testifies to our faithfulness to the Lord, whether ...Read More

  • The Pearl of Great Price

    Matthew 13:44–46

    John Calvin says we need the teaching of today’s passage because ”we are so captivated by the allurements of the world, that eternal life fades from our view; and in consequence of our carnality, the spiritual graces of God are ...Read More

  • Abrahamic Covenant I

    Genesis 12:1-3

    We will never bring about the kingdom of God ourselves. We, like Abraham, are utterly dependent upon God for all of His promises to come to pass. He will bring them about with or without us. As you seek to ...Read More

  • Being Christ to Your Neighbor

    In what ways can you be Jesus to your neighbor? What are you doing for the hungry, thirsty, homeless, or imprisoned?Read More

  • Self-Control

    Proverbs 25:28

    Is the fruit of self-control manifesting itself in your life? Do you lose your temper often, or are you able to control your emotions? Take some time to look at the relationships in your life to see whether you are ...Read More

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