• 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Run the Race with Endurance by

    The Christian life is one of endurance. Yet sometimes, many times in fact, our faith wanes and weakens. What shall we do in those times? Scripture tells us to look to the author and perfector of our faith, Jesus. But …

  • The Roll Call of the Faithful by

    Abel brought acceptable offerings to God. Noah built an ark to save his family from the coming flood, and Abraham moved from his homeland looking for a city that has foundations, whose designer and builder was God. What caused them …

  • Our Great High Priest by

    Immediately after Jesus was baptized by John, He went into the desert for forty days being tempted by the devil. Why was this necessary? The Bible says He went to learn righteousness. Does that mean that Jesus didn’t know …

  • Our Hearts Are Restless by

    During the hippy movement in the sixties, the word “peace” found its way into popular usage. This one-word benediction, often accompanied with its universal hand signal, circulates even to this day. But wishing peace upon someone doesn’t make it …

  • 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 …

  • Who Was Melchizedek? by

    During the formation of the nation of Israel, God set the Levites apart to be the priests of Israel. The genealogy of Jesus gives no indication that He is from Levi, but the book of Hebrews tells us He is …

  • Christ-Apostle & Mediator by

    The Bible unequivocally declares that there is one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus. This was the message of the apostles. And for that message they lived and died to spread the good news of the gospel …

  • 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 …