• 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’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

  • 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

  • The Prayer of Thanksgiving

    Colossians 4:2

    As fallen creatures, we are inclined to take the Lord and His gifts for granted, and we frequently forget all that He has done for us. When we make it a practice to remember what the Lord has done for ...Read More

  • The Theater of Glory

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  • The Glorification of the Son of Man

    John 13:31–33

    Without the cross, there is no Christianity. In the atoning death of Jesus is revealed the glory of our triune God, and if we do not preach the cross, then we are failing to glorify our Creator. When we share ...Read More

  • Cyril and Nestorius

    Luke 1:41–43

    It is vital for us to affirm that the divine nature is not capable of change. If God, as God, can change, then we cannot rely on His Word or on His promises. Thus, the incarnate Son of God, Jesus ...Read More

  • Safe in the Hand of God

    John 10:22–29

    John Calvin comments, “The salvation of all the elect is not less certain than the power of God is invincible.” To believe that those who have truly trusted in Christ alone for salvation can be finally lost is to imply ...Read More

  • Total Moral Inability

    Ephesians 2:1–10

    The doctrine of total depravity and what it entails—total moral inability—magnify the grace and power of God. God is so gracious that He saves people who in their natural state are unwilling to come to Him, and He is so ...Read More

  • Essence and Person

    John 10:30

    God is one in essence and three in person. We do not know fully how that can be; nevertheless, it is the only formula that allows us to affirm everything that Scripture says about God. And affirming everything Scripture says ...Read More

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