• The Drama of Redemption

    Psalm 85:10

    Today’s passage contains the beautiful imagery of justice and peace (or mercy, as other translations put it) kissing each other. Our Father graciously restores peace between Himself and us in Christ Jesus. This peace is permanent, for it is not ...Read More

  • Eating and Belief

    John 6:52–59

    In the Lord’s Supper we are reminded of how essential the body and blood of Christ are to our lives, not because they are magical but because His body was broken and His blood was shed to bear the curse ...Read More

  • Engraved on God’s Hands

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  • The Eternal Priest-King

    Psalm 110:4–7

    Christ is gentle and kind to His people, but this gentleness and kindness is an expression of strength, not weakness. He is also the fierce protector of His children, and He will judge the earth in righteousness. Our only hope ...Read More

  • The Extent of the Atonement

    Matthew 1:18–21

    The issue of the atonement’s extent has to do with the justice of God. If God is just, He cannot pour out His wrath again after it has been perfectly satisfied. If Jesus’ work saves only His people from their ...Read More

  • The Final King and Priest

    Hebrews 1:3–4

    Christ is not merely a good teacher or wise guide; He is the very God of the universe and thus the Ruler of all. His word is supreme and cannot be disobeyed with impunity. We evidence our belief that Jesus ...Read More

  • The Fittingness of Christ’s Work

    Hebrews 2:10–13

    Because God has decreed that death is the punishment for sin (Gen. 2:16–17), the only way that we could be saved was through the death of another in our place. We could not have been saved without the death of ...Read More

  • The Focused Prayers of Christ

    John 17:9

    Right now, if you are a believer, Jesus is praying for you. Few truths could be more encouraging. After all, Jesus prays only perfect prayers. He knows exactly what we need and what to ask the Father to give us ...Read More

  • In This Is Love

    1 John 4:9–10

    The presence of sin means it will be difficult at times to give of ourselves, even to those we think deserve our love. This biblical teaching is indeed radical. We must love even the unlovely and do so even if ...Read More

  • Jesus’ Garments Divided

    John 19:23–24

    Jesus’ loss of clothing was part of His work as the Suffering Servant-King to defeat sin and present us righteous before God. John Calvin writes, “Christ was stripped of his garments, that he might clothe us with righteousness … his ...Read More

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