• Saul among the Prophets

    1 Samuel 19

    Matthew Henry sees today’s passage as confirming that serving in ministry is in itself no proof of conversion. He writes, “Many have great gifts and yet no grace, prophesy in Christ’s name and yet are disowned by him.” Saul prophesied, ...Read More

  • 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

  • Redemption Accomplished

    John 19:28–30

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary John: “When [Jesus] said, ‘It is finished,’ He was saying not just that His life was over but that His mission had been fulfilled. His purpose in coming to earth and going ...Read More

  • Jesus the Prophet

    Hebrews 1:1–2

    Jesus accomplished the work of a prophet through His earthly teaching ministry and by speaking through the Apostles. Now that the Apostolic era has ended, new revelation from God has ceased, but by His Spirit, Jesus is illuminating the meaning ...Read More

  • John the Baptist Identifies Himself

    John 1:19–23

    John the Baptist was careful not to claim more for himself than he actually deserved, and he eagerly pointed people to Christ. In that way, he serves as a model for us. We should not claim more about ourselves than ...Read More

  • Prophets and Apostles

    <p>Ephesians 4:11</p>

    God gave the Apostles and prophets for the good of His people, and they fulfilled their task by delivering to us His infallible Word. If we want to benefit from what these officers have to offer us today, we must ...Read More

  • Within a Generation

    Mark 13:27–31

    Since the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70, the gospel has borne most of its fruit among the Gentiles. That does not mean, however, that the Lord has abandoned the Jews. He has His elect people distributed among both ...Read More

  • The Olivet Discourse

    Mark 13:1–4

    Difficult passages such as Mark 13 show us that we need to be careful when we read and interpret the Bible. Particularly with difficult passages, we must not jump to conclusions hastily, but we must think about the text thoroughly ...Read More

  • David’s Prophecy of Christ

    Mark 12:35–37

    The church’s confession that Jesus is both truly God and truly man goes right back to the self-understanding of the Lord Himself. He proclaimed His humanity and deity; therefore, so must we. We are not preaching the whole Christ unless ...Read More

  • The Parable of the Tenants

    Mark 12:1–9

    The parable of the tenants was a prophecy to its original hearers of the death of Christ, but it also shows us how much unredeemed people hate God. As Dr. R.C. Sproul points out in his commentary Mark, that ...Read More

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