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  • Our Consciences and Our Guilt

    Jeremiah 3:3

    The Holy Spirit works through our reading, studying, and hearing God’s Word in order to awaken us to our guilt. He particularly works through our study of the law of God to convict us of sin and to point us ...Read More

  • Our Unpayable Debt

    Romans 3:23

    Our only hope for repaying our debt of sin to our infinitely holy God is for another to pay it in our place. Only the infinite God Himself, in the person of Jesus Christ, can repay the debt we owe. ...Read More

  • Addressing Our Guilt

    Romans 2:14–15

    Many thinkers have observed that human beings have a sense of “oughtness.” We know that we ought to do certain things, that we must live in a morally upright manner. That sense of “oughtness” comes from God, and we can ...Read More

  • Objective and Subjective Guilt

    Romans 3:9

    As with other matters in the Christian life, our final objective standard is the Word of God. Only God’s Word can tell us whether we are actually guilty and need forgiveness, so we must study God’s Word in order to ...Read More

  • Receiving the One Whom Jesus Sends

    John 13:18–20

    Jesus’ words in today’s passage apply not only to non-Christians but also to us who have trusted Him as Savior and Lord. When we do not receive honest words of rebuke or commendation that are based on Scripture and spoken ...Read More

  • Sabbath Consciousness

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  • The Example of Jesus

    John 13:12–17

    Jesus, as God incarnate, is the Lord and Master of creation. But He is also the Suffering Servant who pays the price for sin. We cannot atone for the sins of others, but we can imitate Jesus in being willing ...Read More

  • The Cleansing We Need

    John 13:2–11

    Postconversion sins do not affect our legal relationship to God. By faith in Christ alone, we are justified and declared righteous permanently before the bar of God’s justice. But postconversion sins can interrupt our fellowship with God and with other ...Read More

  • Loved to the End

    John 13:1

    Should we ever doubt the love of Jesus for us, all we need to do is look to the cross. Jesus loved us enough to submit Himself to the worst death possible—death under the wrath and curse of God. He ...Read More

  • Christ the Judge

    John 12:47–50

    We will die either in a state of condemnation or in a state of salvation. Jesus is the dividing line between these two states, for only if we trust in Him alone for salvation will we be saved. It is ...Read More

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