• Christ Our Mediator

    1 Timothy 2:5–6

    In His vocation as the Mediator, Christ not only sacrifices Himself to God, but He also “lives to make intercession” for us (Heb. 7:25). Christ prays for His people according to the perfect will of God, which means that we ...Read More

  • The Old Covenant Priesthood

    Leviticus 8

    Today we have no earthly priests to stand between us and the Lord. That does not mean the instructions for the old covenant priesthood are of no value to us, however. These instructions help us understand the work of Christ ...Read More

  • Our Highest Calling

    Isaiah 52:7

    The highest calling that any of us will ever have is to be a witness to the gospel. Some of us are called to witness to the gospel full time as ordained preachers and teachers of God’s Word. Others of ...Read More

  • Novelty in Preaching

    Acts 17:16–34

    So often we think it takes courage to say something new. In our day, however, the truly courageous stand for what is true, regardless of its age. May we have the courage to proclaim the old truths of God’s Word ...Read More

  • The Arts and the Worship Space

    2 Chronicles 5:1

    Some professing Christians neglect public worship, saying that they can worship God anywhere, even while sitting on the beach. While it is true that God can be worshiped anywhere, we are not to neglect the corporate worship of God’s people. ...Read More

  • Law and Gospel

    Galatians 3:24

    God never gives His law without also giving the gospel or the promise of the gospel, and He never gives the gospel without telling us His law. We need both law and gospel to be equipped to know and serve ...Read More

  • Confident in the Truth

    Isaiah 40:8

    If our confidence in proclaiming God’s Word is grounded in our own abilities, then we will be arrogant and will ultimately not stand for the truth under pressure. Our confidence must be grounded in the Word of God itself, in ...Read More

  • Preaching and the Preacher’s Task

    Acts 6:4

    Preachers can get distracted and focus on tasks other than the ministry of the Word because the congregation is looking for other things. But God’s Word tells us that the primary task of pastors is preaching and teaching, so that ...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 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

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