• Things That Fall Out Contingently

    Jeremiah 18:1–10

    We cannot know in advance what God has decreed, but we do know the conditions for blessing and cursing He has revealed in His Word. We should pay heed to those conditions, knowing that if we trust in Him, we ...Read More

  • The Cup That Jesus Drinks

    Mark 10:35–40

    We do not know who will have the highest place of honor after Jesus in the kingdom of God. We do know, however, that honor in the kingdom will come only as we drink Jesus’ cup and are baptized with ...Read More

  • The Bread of Life

    John 6:22–59

    Many of us can remember when we first trusted Christ for salvation. Too often, however, we forget that Christ also keeps us in our faith and will not allow His people to fall away. In prayer, confess your absolute dependence ...Read More

  • Apostles

    Ephesians 2:19–20

    The prophets and apostles have given us a sure foundation—the inerrant and infallible Scriptures. We do not expect God to give us new revelation today but only to lead the church into a deeper understanding of the truth He has ...Read More

  • Vicarious Substitution

    Matthew 3:13–17

    Christ has done for us what we could never do. He has rendered perfect obedience to God in every way. This perfect obedience enabled Him to be a pure lamb, free from every blemish and thus acceptable as the perfect ...Read More

  • Jesus Reveals Himself To Nathanel

    John 1:43-51

    Human beings try to ascend to heaven in various ways, always relying on their own merit for entry into eternal life. But there is no other way to God than through Jesus. We cannot enter heaven on our own merit; ...Read More

  • Opposing Foundations

    1 Timothy 4:1

    The attacks of Islam on the orthodox Christian view of God, man, Christ, and the Bible are not necessarily unique to this world religion. Though the specific attacks may vary, these are the points at which all non-believers level assaults ...Read More

  • Defining Our Relationship

    Reflect on the mysterious union of Christ and the church as illustrated by the marriage relationship.Read More

  • Biblical Authority

    John 10:35

    Church tradition and the teaching we receive in our local churches are vital for helping us understand the Scriptures. However, those authorities, as well as all other authorities, are subject finally to the Word of God. No one may demand ...Read More

  • Predestination and Foreknowledge

    Romans 8:28–30

    We mentioned in an earlier study that only the Calvinistic (Augustinian) view of predestination makes salvation due entirely to the grace of God. The Lord does not make His decision based on our decision; rather, we choose to believe based ...Read More

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