• Mosaic Covenant I

    Deuteronomy 7:6-8

    God did not wait for His people to be perfectly holy or for them to know all His law before He redeemed them from slavery in Egypt. This same pattern holds true today. While we were yet sinners, God reached ...Read More

  • Mosaic Covenant II

    Exodus 19:1-15

    God demands that all people worship and obey Him. But as fallen creatures, we cannot obey God, and so God became incarnate in order to fulfill the covenant on behalf of His people. Now that Christ has come, we obey ...Read More

  • Nations and Kings

    Genesis 17:6–7

    In his commentary, Matthew Henry tells us this passage teaches that “what God is himself, that he will be to his people: his wisdom theirs, to guide and counsel them; his power theirs, to protect and support them; his goodness ...Read More

  • Native and Foreigner

    Genesis 17:11–13

    Like the rainbow given after the great flood, circumcision testifies to the Lord’s gracious salvation from judgment. The rainbow guarantees God will never totally flood the earth again and will thus preserve a portion of humanity from destruction. Circumcision ...Read More

  • Never Again

    Genesis 9:8–11

    While we cannot always draw a one-to-one correlation between natural disasters and divine judgment, we should not be surprised when evil nations suffer the ravages of nature. Moreover, we must never think God has nothing to do with inclement weather ...Read More

  • New Covenant Mediator

    Hebrews 9:15

    Jesus has come to be our Mediator, to bear our punishment for sin, and to guarantee our salvation. But this salvation from sin is only part of our inheritance. In His abundant grace, God has made us inheritors of the ...Read More

  • Noahic Covenant

    Genesis 8:20-9:17

    There is an unfortunate tendency for some Christians to view salvation in purely spiritual terms. But the protection of the animals in the ark shows God’s love for all His creatures, and it foreshadows the renewal that will come ...Read More

  • No More Offering for Sin

    Hebrews 10:15–18

    Jeremiah looked forward to the day when God would remember the sins of His people no more. In this day there would be no more need for sacrifice because the work would have been done to achieve this reality. Praise ...Read More

  • Not Repeatedly

    Hebrews 9:25–26

    The predictability of daily life can make it easy to forget that we have been living in the last days since Christ came. This final era may have been extended longer than expected, yet it is here now. Take some ...Read More

  • Not Without an Oath

    Hebrews 7:20–21

    God has sworn that Christ will most certainly be High Priest forever. His covenant will never pass away. We never have to fear if we trust in Christ alone because He will make us holy and He will vindicate us ...Read More

  • Not Yet Complete

    Genesis 15:14–16

    John Calvin writes of this passage: “The more graciously [God] waits for men, if, at length, instead of repenting they remain obstinate, the more severely does he avenge such great ingratitude.” God graciously waits for people to repent before He ...Read More

  • One Stick in God’s Hand

    Ezekiel 37:15–28

    Today the church remains a mixed community. The visible church (the church that we can see) is made up of professing believers who, as far as we know, have faith. But many within our churches do not really trust Christ ...Read More

  • On That Day

    Genesis 15:18–21

    Even actions that seem insignificant to us may be used by the Spirit to advance the kingdom in preparation for the return of Jesus. If you pray regularly for your church leaders, give money for missions, volunteer to serve the ...Read More

  • Polluting the Lord’s Table

    Malachi 1:6–14

    The covenant meals during the old covenant all pointed to the marriage supper of the Lamb, which will occur when Jesus appears to judge the world (Rev. 19:6–8). In a new way, and until then, the Lord’s ...Read More

  • Profaning the Blood

    Hebrews 10:28-29

    Too many churches today encourage unbelievers to take Jesus on “a test drive.” People outside the church are encouraged to join churches without clear professions of faith. If you are a church member and do not believe in Christ, repent ...Read More