• Jesus, The Perfect Savior

    Colossians 1:19–20

    As Protestants, we are not likely to turn to Mary or the saints of years gone by as mediators who can secure favor with God. As saints who still fight against sin, however, we are likely to believe we have ...Read More

  • Jesus the Savior

    Matthew 1:18–21

    Matthew Henry comments that Jesus saves His people “from the guilt of sin by the merit of his death, from the dominion of sin by the Spirit of his grace. In saving them from sin, he saves them from wrath ...Read More

  • John, the Beloved

    Revelation 1:9–20

    A face-to-face vision of the Lord is not given to most of His people this side of glory. Yet all of us will one day regularly encounter Him in worship on the new earth. When we come into His presence, ...Read More

  • Joseph and the Angel

    Matthew 1:18-25

    Without the incarnation of Christ, we could by no means have any hope in this world. Our merciful God has seen fit not to let His creation languish in the fall but has sent His own Son not only to ...Read More

  • Justification by Faith Alone

    John 8:46

    Because we are sinners, we can do nothing in and of ourselves to merit eternal life. Even after we are saved, our best works remain tainted by sin and cannot produce the perfection we need for a righteous standing before ...Read More

  • The King Comes on a Donkey

    Zechariah 9:9-17

    Note again that God’s covenant of salvation is unconditional in the sense that the Lord Himself guarantees that He will enact it—He will certainly save a people for Himself. That does not mean, however, that this covenant of salvation has ...Read More

  • The King Shall Come

    Isaiah 9:6–7

    Jesus is the “Prince of Peace” for all those who come to Him on His terms. Sometimes, however, we find that we are not at peace with those who refuse to follow Him. This is because the Prince of Peace ...Read More

  • The Lamb Revealed

    John 1:29-34

    Evangelicals love to exalt Jesus as the one who takes away the sins of His people. But we need to see Him as the great law-keeper, who submitted to all God’s commands to compile a perfect righteousness with which to ...Read More

  • The Law of Christ

    Galatians 6:2

    In our increasingly isolated lives here in the West it is hard for us to form relationships that open up opportunities for us to bear the burdens of others. We must therefore make a special effort to get to know ...Read More

  • Learning Christ

    Ephesians 4:20-22

    John Calvin writes, “He whose life differs not from that of unbelievers, has learned nothing of Christ; for the knowledge of Christ cannot be separated from the mortification of the flesh.” Scripture never asserts that sinless perfection is attainable before ...Read More

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