• Defining the Gospel

    Matthew 24:14

    Ultimately, there are only two possible kingdoms where we can hold citizenship. We can hold citizenship in the kingdom of this world and experience eternal death, or we can be citizens of the kingdom of God and live in His ...Read More

  • The Good News of the Gospel

    Luke 4:43

    In our next study, we will explore more aspects of the gospel that are developed in the New Testament. For now, let us note that the Old Testament background of the gospel means that the good news was not unknown ...Read More

  • The Gospel Goes Forth

    Mark 16:20

    When God saves His people, He equips them to preach the gospel according to their abilities where they find themselves. The gospel message is not something we can keep to ourselves, but we must proclaim the lordship of Christ to ...Read More

  • Ascension and Session

    Mark 16:19

    Christians are called to be good citizens who pay their taxes and pray for their political leaders (Rom. 13:1–7; 1 Tim. 2:1–2). But only One deserves unquestioned allegiance—Jesus Christ. Let us resolve in our hearts now that we will serve ...Read More

  • Truth Himself

    John 14:6–7

    Not only must we study the truth, we must also love the truth. If we refuse to love the truth (2 Thess. 2:10), we will not be saved. As we seek to know God’s truth, let us pray that the ...Read More

  • Apostolic Signs and Wonders

    Mark 16:17–18

    John Calvin writes, “Miracles were promised only for a time, in order to give luster to the gospel, while it was new and in a state of obscurity.” Miracles confirm that those who claim to be giving divine revelation are ...Read More

  • Salvation or Condemnation

    Mark 16:16

    Believing the gospel is a matter of eternal life or eternal death. Following Jesus in a life of obedience does not save us, but it proves whether we have faith (James 2:14–26). Thus, we must believe and be baptized (Mark ...Read More

  • Commissioning the Disciples

    Mark 16:14–15

    Many Christians go through periods of doubt and think that this makes them unable to serve the Lord or to be used by Him to do great things. We dare not believe such untruths, however. What matters is whether we ...Read More

  • Appearances of the Resurrected Lord

    Mark 16:12–13

    When God determines to save someone, nothing can stop Him, not even the person’s “free will.” The Lord effectively persuades all those whom He has chosen, regenerating them by His Spirit, giving them the gift of faith, and working in ...Read More

  • The Preservation of Scripture

    Mark 16:9–11

    The New Testament is better preserved than any other ancient book. We can be confident that we have the message God revealed to the Apostles because of the number and quality of the New Testament manuscripts. New discoveries always confirm ...Read More

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