• Jarius Comes to Jesus

    Mark 5:21–24a

    We should never fear that God is too busy with the needs of others to pay attention to us. Even when our needs seem insignificant in comparison to the needs of others, the Lord still cares and listens to our ...Read More

  • A Witness to the Decapolis

    Mark 5:18–20

    One day we will see the Lord face-to-face and enjoy His presence forever. Until then, we have been commissioned to preach the gospel and declare God’s saving grace to the nations. This mission is for us all, though in God’s ...Read More

  • Afraid of Jesus

    Mark 5:14–17

    Fallen people reject God not because they do not know His power. Instead, they reject Him because all they know is His power and purity. People who have no apprehension of the extent of His goodness, which is displayed in ...Read More

  • Jesus Confronts Legion

    Mark 5:6–10

    John Calvin comments on this episode, “It was a magnificent display of the power of Christ, that by his voice not one devil, but a great multitude of devils, were suddenly driven out.” That Jesus could cast out so many ...Read More

  • The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard

    Matthew 20:1–16

    In our fallen condition, we are tempted to believe that God somehow owes us something other than justice. However, if the Lord were to pour out His justice on us, we could not stand. But He shows grace to His ...Read More

  • The Parable of the Rich Fool

    Luke 12:13–21

    Scripture does not condemn wealth, which can be a great tool for the kingdom of God. Instead, it condemns those who serve their wealth, men and women who make it their god and do not thank the Lord for their ...Read More

  • The Parable of the Unjust Judge

    Luke 18:1–8

    We should not think that our infinite God gets tired of hearing our pleas for justice. The Lord does not forget when injustice has been done, and He will certainly rectify it, though sometimes He waits until we have persistently ...Read More

  • The Parables of Jesus

    Psalm 78:2

    One of the things that characterize Jesus as a master teacher is His use of parables to illustrate His lessons. Vivid stories such as the parables help those who believe to understand the Word of God. Insofar as we teach ...Read More

  • Speaking Ever in Parables

    Mark 4:33–34

    We who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone have the benefit of receiving the explanation of His teaching from Him. This does not occur by the impartation of secret knowledge available only to a select few; rather, it occurs ...Read More

  • The Parable of the Mustard Seed

    Mark 4:30–32

    John Calvin comments on this parable that “the Lord opens his reign with a feeble and despicable commencement, for the express purpose, that his power may be more fully illustrated by its unexpected progress.” There is no other explanation for ...Read More

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