• Proper Boasting

    James 1:9–11

    Without faith, we could never boast in our position in Christ. Rather, we would find other things, economic or not, in which to boast. Poverty and wealth are both trials that the Lord may send our way (James 1:2), trials ...Read More

  • Wisdom By Faith

    James 1:5–8

    In his comments on these verses, John Calvin writes, “our prayers are not heard by the Lord, except when we have a confidence that we shall obtain.” Are you confident in God’s ability to give you those things that He ...Read More

  • Trials of Various Kinds

    James 1:2-4

    Simply because faith is purified throughout life does not mean that our works contribute in any way to our justification. Rather, this teaching recognizes that we must continually strive to keep our faith in Christ alone. Many things come against ...Read More

  • James, A Servant of God

    James 1:1

    Proper biblical interpretation requires that we understand the original circumstances surrounding a book’s composition. The meaning for the original audience sets the trajectory for how correct application is to be made today. The original audience, living in exile, needed to ...Read More

  • Jesus Alone

    Hebrews 12:2

    Take some time today to read through the book of Hebrews, and consider the many themes we have covered: the superiority of Christ, the call to persevere, the relationship between the old covenant and the new. Above all, let the ...Read More

  • Farewell Greetings

    Hebrews 13:22–25

    The prayer for grace to be with the people of God is no mere wish or vain hope. Rather, the predestinating work of the Father, the effectual work of the Son, and the sealing work of the Spirit all work ...Read More

  • May He Equip You

    Hebrews 13:21

    John Calvin commented that “our works, performed by the odour of Christ’s grace, emit a sweet fragrance in God’s presence, while otherwise they would have a fetid smell.” Our works do not justify us; yet, they do sanctify us by ...Read More

  • May the God of Peace

    Hebrews 13:20

    God has chosen for Himself one flock and has appointed the Shepherd to guard over it. The power and worthiness of Jesus guarantees that not one of His sheep shall ever be snatched from His hand. Spend some time in ...Read More

  • Pray for Us

    Hebrews 13:18–19

    Everything that ever happens has been ordained by God before the foundation of the world. But we do not know the decrees of God, and His ways are past finding out (Rom. 11:33). Therefore, we must live by His revealed ...Read More

  • Mobilizing the Laity

    Numbers 11:1–30

    One of the many burdens that church leaders face is the difficulty of recruiting volunteers in the church. Sometimes it can be like pulling teeth to get people to sign up to do the work of ministry. Take some time ...Read More