• 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 Cleanses the Temple

    John 2:13–17

    Matthew Henry comments, “If God be our Father in heaven, and it be therefore our desire that his name may be sanctified, it cannot but be our grief to see it polluted.” We should be grieved to see the church ...Read More

  • The First of Jesus’ Signs

    John 2:6–12

    Jesus fulfills the old covenant revelation, bringing something new. The moral law continues, but the outward administration of the covenant has changed. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper have replaced the old covenant rituals. God’s covenant people are no longer drawn ...Read More

  • Good from Nazareth

    John 1:43–46

    The humble origins of Jesus are one of the clearest indications that His kingdom is not of this world. He came in humility, showing us that God’s view of greatness is in many ways different from what the world tells ...Read More

  • Jesus Stands Before Pontius Pilate

    John 18:28-19:16a

    Pilate’s question “What is truth?” also betrays his lack of concern for the facts (John 18:38). Fallen people are willing to bend the truth in order to advance or protect themselves. Christians, however, must not imitate their example. Let us ...Read More

  • Jesus Reveals Himself To Nathanel

    John 1:43-51

    Human beings try to ascend to heaven in various ways, always relying on their own merit for entry into eternal life. But there is no other way to God than through Jesus. We cannot enter heaven on our own merit; ...Read More

  • Ascension and Session

    Mark 16:19

    Christians are called to be good citizens who pay their taxes and pray for their political leaders (Rom. 13:1–7; 1 Tim. 2:1–2). But only One deserves unquestioned allegiance—Jesus Christ. Let us resolve in our hearts now that we will serve ...Read More

  • Apostolic Signs and Wonders

    Mark 16:17–18

    John Calvin writes, “Miracles were promised only for a time, in order to give luster to the gospel, while it was new and in a state of obscurity.” Miracles confirm that those who claim to be giving divine revelation are ...Read More

  • Commissioning the Disciples

    Mark 16:14–15

    Many Christians go through periods of doubt and think that this makes them unable to serve the Lord or to be used by Him to do great things. We dare not believe such untruths, however. What matters is whether we ...Read More

  • The Scattering of Sheep

    Mark 14:26–31

    Because God glorifies all those whom He justifies (Rom. 8:28–30), we know that no person with true faith can be cut off finally from salvation. However, even the elect may fall into gross sin, even denying Jesus as Peter did. ...Read More

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