• 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

  • Seeing the Son, Seeing the Father

    John 12:44–46

    Jesus is not merely “one way” to God or one option among many to whom we can look to figure out what God is like. No, to see Him is to see God, and the only way to see God ...Read More

  • Fear and the Reign of God

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  • A Call to Commitment

    John 12:42–43

    Inasmuch as we must personally trust in Christ alone for salvation, faith is a personal matter. However, faith is never a private matter. If we believe in Christ, we must be willing to confess Him before others and to declare ...Read More

  • The Glory Isaiah Saw

    John 12:36b–41

    Leon Morris, who was one of the foremost twentieth-century New Testament scholars, comments on today’s passage: “God’s purposes are not frustrated by the opposition of evil people. They are accomplished.” God used the hard hearts of Jesus’ opponents to fulfill ...Read More

  • Walking in the Light while There’s Still Time

    John 12:33–36a

    Being raised in the church and attending for many years is a great blessing. However, if we are not careful, it can make us complacent. We can think that we can put off trusting Christ until tomorrow. But we do ...Read More

  • The Moment of Judgment and Salvation

    John 12:31–32

    When Jesus says He draws “all people” to Himself in John 12:32, He means all people without distinction. That is, He means people from all kinds of backgrounds are drawn to Him, not each and every person. Jesus laid down ...Read More

  • Hearing a Voice from Heaven

    John 12:27–30

    Although God had made it clear through the ministry of Jesus that something new was happening, He spoke again from heaven in order that no one would miss His point. That is the kind of God we serve, One who ...Read More

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