• Meeting the Messiah

    John 4:25–26

    We are called to present the gospel accurately and to be able to answer any questions from critics of Christianity. However, our best arguments will convince no one that Jesus is the Messiah and move them to trust in Him. ...Read More

  • How God Must Be Worshiped

    John 4:23–24

    In his commentary John, Dr. R.C. Sproul writes that to worship God in spirit is “to come to Him with hearts filled with a sense of awe, reverence, and adoration.” True worship does not consist in merely going through ...Read More

  • Debating Theology with Jesus

    John 4:16–22

    Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman is instructive for our own evangelistic encounters. People will not see their need for the Savior if we do not talk about sin. When we preach the gospel, we must set forth Christ as ...Read More

  • Eternally Satisfying Water

    John 4:10–15

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary John that the water of life Jesus provides meets “not just a need of the moment but a need for all eternity.” If we trust anyone else for spiritual life, we will ...Read More

  • Jesus Meets a Woman in Samaria

    John 4:1–9

    Sometimes we are tempted to believe that certain people do not need Jesus as much as others do. For example, it can be easy for us to think that people who make lots of money do not really need Jesus ...Read More

  • The Patience of Job

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  • Regeneration, the Holy Spirit, and Assurance

    Ephesians 2:1–7

    True assurance of salvation comes from a combination of objective and subjective factors. Objectively, we must have the right biblical doctrines of Christ, human sin, and regeneration in order to know if the subjective affection we feel for Christ is ...Read More

  • True Assurance

    2 Timothy 4:8

    Revelation 12:10 calls Satan “the accuser of our brothers” because he loves to bring up our sin and use it to make us doubt our salvation. The Holy Spirit will convict us of sin, but He does not do so ...Read More

  • False Assurance

    Matthew 7:21–23

    There is a place for evaluating our good works, but we must never think that God saves us because we do good. We are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Eph. 2:8–10). If we think that ...Read More

  • Assurance and Sanctification

    2 Peter 1:3–11

    If we know we are in Christ and dead to sin, then we will want to live in a manner that conforms to Christ (Rom. 6). The right search for assurance inevitably leads us to practice holiness. If we do ...Read More