• The Lord’s Purpose for the Wicked

    Proverbs 16:4

    In keeping with Romans 9, Matthew Henry writes that the wicked exist to reveal the glory of the Lord’s justice. “[God] made all according to his will and for his praise; he designed to serve his own purposes by all ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Song over His People

    Zephaniah 3:14–20

    God is the transcendent Lord, and so He is never to be trifled with. Yet that He is Lord over us does not mean that He is distant and aloof. Our Father really does have affection for those who are ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Supper

    Matthew 26:26–29

    Jesus says that His blood is poured out for “many,” not for “all” (Matt. 26:28). His death is not effectual for all people who have ever lived; Christ’s death is effectual only for His people, securing eternal salvation for all ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Supper and Examination

    1 Corinthians 11:27–32

    Only sinners need the death and resurrection of Christ, so sinners are welcomed to His table. But not all sinners may come—only those who have trusted in Jesus alone for salvation, which trust bears fruit in submission to His lordship, ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Supper and Feeding on Christ

    John 6:22–59

    John Calvin comments, “There is no other way in which he can become ours, than by our faith being directed to his flesh.” The bread and wine of the supper are God’s seal that those who believe that the God-man ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Supper and Fellowship

    Leviticus 7:11–15

    We do not fellowship over food with our enemies but typically only with our friends and family. Christ invites all who believe in Him to His table. If we have faith in Him alone for salvation, then the eating and ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Supper and Proclamation

    1 Corinthians 11:26

    Over the years, many people have felt themselves free to innovate with the Lord’s Supper, using elements Christ has not commanded or allowing anyone to take it whether they profess faith or not. Yet to do such things is a ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Supper as Remembrance

    Exodus 12

    Our God is a holy God who cannot wink at sin. He cannot simply forgive people without demanding a price for their sin. On the cross, Christ paid that high price of separation from God for His people. The bread ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Supper Commanded

    Luke 22:14–20

    The preaching of the Word of God delivers the message of the cross to us audibly. Partaking of the Lord’s Supper delivers the message of the cross via our sight, smell, taste, and touch. As we partake of the supper, ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Supper Instituted

    Luke 22:14–23

    Dr. R.C. Sproul says that the Lord’s Supper helps us realize just how important Jesus understands His death to be in the grand narrative of God’s redemption. He paraphrases Jesus’ words to His disciples: “My disciples, I know that ...Read More

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