• The Return by

    At the ascension of Christ, the disciples were promised that Jesus would come again, and the second coming of Christ has remained the church’s blessed hope ever since. The second coming has also been the source of great controversy …

  • Ascension by

    Christians spend a great deal of time thinking about the birth, death, resurrection, and Second Coming of Jesus, but the ascension of Christ is often overlooked. Yet the ascension was the event that marked Christ’s enthronement, His return to …

  • Crucifixion by

    The apex of Christ’s redemptive work occurred when He was nailed to the cross and bore the penalty due to us. His crucifixion was an act of propitiation, satisfying the justice of God. In this lecture, Dr. R.C …

  • Resurrection by

    The Jewish and Roman leaders probably breathed a sigh of relief after Jesus died on the cross. They were finally rid of this man who had exposed their evil and hypocrisy. Or so they thought. In this lecture, Dr. R …

  • Triumphal Entrance by

    When “the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee” triumphantly entered into Jerusalem, He did so in fulfillment of an Old Testament promise that Israel’s king would come to the city riding a donkey. In this lecture, Dr. R.C …

  • Last Supper by

    In the Old Testament, the Passover lamb distinguished the people of God from the unbelieving Egyptians. The Passover also marked Israel’s redemption from Egypt. The Old Testament prophets described the future redemption of Israel in terms of a new …

  • Transfiguration by

    At the beginning of the gospel of John, the apostle declares, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory.” It is very likely that John is referring here to the transfiguration of Christ …

  • Temptation by

    Immediately after His baptism, Jesus is driven into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil. We are reminded here not only of Israel’s testing in the wilderness, but of the original test—the temptation of Adam. In this …

  • Baptism by

    After four hundred years of silence, the voice of prophecy resumed in Israel with the arrival of John the Baptist. He came, calling all Israel to repent and be baptized. Jesus’ baptism by John marks the official beginning of His …

  • Boy Jesus in the Temple by

    The New Testament tells us very little about the years between Jesus’ birth and the beginning of His ministry. The gospel of Luke contains the one significant account that exists—the story of Jesus’ visit to the temple at the …

  • Incarnation by

    So often, we think of the work of Christ as something that began when He was baptized in the Jordan River around the age of thirty. In reality, however, the work of Christ began in eternity past in the covenant …

  • Infancy Hymns by

    Throughout the Old Testament, God’s major redemptive acts were celebrated in song. The Song of Moses in Exodus 15 celebrated the redemption of Israel from Egypt. The Song of Deborah in Judges 5 celebrated the defeat of the Canaanites …

  • Qualities of Christ by

    The New Testament reveals to us that Jesus was more than a miracle-working Messiah from Bethlehem. In fact, He has qualities that precede His own birth. John the Baptist introduced Him to the world as the Lamb of God. Many …

  • Saved From God’s Justice by

    If you are a Christian, then you have been saved by grace. You have been saved from the power of sin and a life of despair and vice. But quite often when people ponder their salvation they associate it with …

  • Don’t Be a Spiritual Baby by

    Children often tease one another by calling each other babies. No child, or adult for that matter, wants to be labeled as a baby. As insulting as that may be to us, the author of Hebrews chose that very word …