• The Compassion Of Christ

    Mark 5:30–34

    Scripture reveals to us that God is all-powerful, but it also shows us that this power is tempered with tenderness toward those who trust Him. If we have been reconciled to the Lord through Christ, we discover that God is ...Read More

  • Confronting Public Sins

    Mark 6:17–19a

    Under the terms of the new covenant, the church is not to exercise the state’s calling to bear the sword against evildoers. That does not mean, however, that the church is to be silent when it comes to politics and ...Read More

  • Confusion about the End

    2 Thessalonians 2:1–2

    The false teaching that troubled the Thessalonians apparently came to them in a letter purporting to be from Paul and from a supposed “spoken word” of prophecy (2 Thess. 2:1–2). This reminds us that many people will try to speak ...Read More

  • Consciences Stirred

    Genesis 42:18–28

    Scripture is clear that church discipline is not to be carried out with the aim of vengeance. Instead, restoration must be the aim, and a disciplined person is to be forgiven when he repents (2 Cor. 2:5–11). All Christians are ...Read More

  • The Consequences of Sin

    2 Samuel 12:15b–31

    God’s people must not lose the distinction between forgiveness and consequences. Public, heinous sins have lasting ramifications for the church, so they have lasting consequences for the offender. God will forgive anyone who repents, but some sins are disqualifying for ...Read More

  • Continuing Good News From Thessalonica

    2 Thessalonians 1:3–4

    Showing gratitude to God for other believers is an obligation that we frequently forget. However, other Christians are good gifts from the Lord, and their presence in our lives is one of the means by which we become more conformed ...Read More

  • Contrition

    Psalm 51:14–19

    Sometimes our sorrow is like that of a child who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar—we are sorry that we are in trouble but not sorry for offending the Lord’s holiness. In our repentance, we must always ...Read More

  • The Conversion of Saul

    Acts 9:1–9

    God stopped Saul in his tracks and can do so with any who oppose Him. But He sometimes allows persecution to buffet His church. Do you believe God can bring good out of hard times for His people? If not, ...Read More

  • Courage Under Fire

    Daniel 3:1–4:3

    God rescued His faithful servants when they showed themselves unwilling to bow to Nebuchadnezzar’s dictates. The Lord promises to deliver us as well, though this deliverance might not occur until He returns. In any case, we serve God not because ...Read More

  • Covenant Curses upon Israel

    2 Kings 6:8–7:20

    As we continue our study of the Old Testament Historical Books, we should be in awe of the Lord’s patience with His people. He preserved Israel and Judah far longer than they deserved, continually sending prophets to plead with the ...Read More

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