• Illumining Scripture

    1 Corinthians 2:10b–16

    In all of our study of Scripture, we must never forget our need of the Holy Spirit’s assistance. As we read God’s Word, let us pray that the Spirit would illumine it so that we would understand and apply it ...Read More

  • Interpreting the Bible Literally

    Ecclesiastes 8:1b

    If we do not read the Bible according to the literary conventions that are appropriate for the various literary styles that it is using, we will go far astray. The plainest meaning of a passage, which we derive from reading ...Read More

  • The Power and Infallibility of Scripture

    Isaiah 55:10–11

    We affirm the human origin of Scripture, for it was written by human beings and bears the marks of human authorship. However, we also affirm the divine origin of Scripture, that God superintended the authors of the biblical text in ...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

  • God’s Final Revelation

    Hebrews 1:1–4

    Many people today claim to be Apostles. However, to be an Apostle, one must be an eyewitness of Jesus’ resurrection or be confirmed as an Apostle by other resurrection eyewitnesses (Acts 1:12–26; Gal. 1:18–2:10). This is impossible in our era, ...Read More

  • Our Incomprehensible God

    Psalm 145:3

    God is unlike anything else we can study. We can master other subjects, but we can never master the Lord. His incomprehensibility means there will always be new things for us to learn about Him. Thus, we dare not think ...Read More

  • The Trinity and Creation

    Genesis 1:1–2

    Because the three persons of the Trinity work in common, God is never at odds with Himself. One person does not coerce the others, but all three work in tandem to achieve Their common purposes. As His bride, we who ...Read More

  • The Insanity of Luther

    Romans 1:16-17

    Once we begin to understand something of the gravity of our sin and the purity of God’s character, it can be easy for our knowledge of our depravity to paralyze us. This need not be the case, for the good ...Read More

  • Luther Finds Assurance

    Romans 3:21–22a

    When we truly understand that Christ is enough, we can stand firm for truth in the midst of even the hardest circumstances. Knowing that He is guarding us and working for our good and His glory, we can do what ...Read More

  • The Example of Abraham

    Galatians 3:6–14

    Abraham’s exemplary faith is mentioned in Genesis, Galatians, Romans, and Hebrews. His faith is the pattern for all believers. How does your faith compare? Do people speak of your faithfulness as an example to follow or hypocrisy to be shunned? ...Read More

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