• The God of Second Chances

    Esther 10

    The full story line of the Old Testament Historical Books points us finally to Christ. We learn in these books our need of a perfectly righteous king when we see the leaders of God’s people fail time and again. Because ...Read More

  • God’s Royal Priesthood

    1 Peter 2:9

    God has established innumerable callings in which we can serve Him and our neighbor. As priests of God, what we do for Him has spiritual value, and in Christ we all have direct access to Him. No matter what you ...Read More

  • God the Holy Spirit

    Acts 5:1–11

    Jesus no longer walks the earth in the flesh, but Scripture does not paint this as disadvantageous. Jesus has given us another Advocate or Helper like Himself. God incarnate has given us God the Holy Spirit (John 14:15–17), so our ...Read More

  • God the Son

    John 1:1–18

    Jesus calls those who serve Him His friends (John 15:13–15), but this should not lead us to see Christ as merely a friend. The One who is our friend is also our Lord, and we are to seek to worship ...Read More

  • The Greatness of God

    1 Chronicles 16:23–43

    God’s intent was never to limit the grace of His salvation to one people group. Instead, He has always been seeking worshipers from every nation. Under the new covenant, we are privileged to see men and women from many nations ...Read More

  • The Importance of Obedience

    1 Samuel 15:10–35

    Going through the motions—even if they are the right motions—is insufficient to fully please the Lord. He does not want our sacrifices if we do not intend to obey Him in other matters. It is vital that we strive to ...Read More

  • The Incarnation of the Word of God

    John 1:14–15

    In Christ alone can we meet God as Savior, so we can rightly worship God only in and through Christ. We cannot join with nonbelievers in their worship, for they do not worship God in and through Christ, and we ...Read More

  • An Incomplete Conquest

    Joshua 12:1–13:7

    The incomplete conquest under Joshua and the need to continue trusting in God in order to possess all of Canaan can illustrate the need to persevere in faith. It was not enough for Israel to succeed under Joshua. The people ...Read More

  • Israel Crosses the Jordan River

    Joshua 3

    Matthew Henry comments that the miracle of the Red Sea crossing under Moses was repeated in the Jordan River crossing under Joshua “to show that God has the same power to finish the salvation of his people that he had ...Read More

  • Israel’s Southern Campaign

    Joshua 10:16–43

    Because of complacency or neglect, some of the cities Joshua conquered would rise again to threaten the Israelites. We may not go into battle against other cities, but if we are complacent or neglectful, the world, the flesh, and the ...Read More

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