• Two Kinds of Obedience

    1 Peter 2:21–25

    Jesus not only died for His people, but He lived for them as well. The perfect active obedience of Christ means that all who trust in Him have full citizenship in the kingdom of God. We do not need to ...Read More

  • The Extent of the Atonement

    Matthew 1:18–21

    The issue of the atonement’s extent has to do with the justice of God. If God is just, He cannot pour out His wrath again after it has been perfectly satisfied. If Jesus’ work saves only His people from their ...Read More

  • The Ransom of Christ

    Matthew 20:20–28

    Bondage to sin and Satan is a horrible thing, but worse still is to be captive to divine wrath. We must be brought out from under this wrath in order to be freed from the other enslavements of sin. When ...Read More

  • Sin and Our Relationship to God

    Psalm 85:10

    Only the Christian religion gives us a God of perfect love and perfect justice. Many people want to believe that God is love but that He will also overlook sin. But if the Lord is not resolutely committed to punishing ...Read More

  • Atonement: Our Only Hope

    1 Corinthians 15:17

    The need for an atonement is deeply ingrained in the human psyche. The religions of the world have practices that purport to atone for sin. Even atheists and agnostics try to offer some kind of atonement when they have wronged ...Read More

  • Enemies of Truth

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  • Unbroken Bones and a Pierced Side

    John 19:31–37

    At several points in John’s account of our Lord’s crucifixion, we read that the death of Jesus fulfilled messianic prophecy. In Christ’s sacrifice, God did exactly what He had promised. This should give us confidence to believe that Jesus is ...Read More

  • Jesus Provides for His Mother

    John 19:25–27

    We can find it hard to remain obedient to God’s law when things are going well, let alone when we are under pressure. Jesus, however, kept the law of God perfectly at all points in His life, and because of ...Read More

  • The King of the Jews Crucified

    John 19:16b–22

    The physical suffering Jesus endured on the cross was intense, but the greatest suffering He experienced was in bearing the wrath of God for our sin. His willingness to bear God’s wrath reveals His love for us, and it should ...Read More

  • Gospel Benediction

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