• Christ’s Otherworldly Kingdom

    John 18:33–36

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary John that Jesus “did not say that His dominion and authority did not include this world or that His realm was a transcendent spiritual Neverland.” The kingdom of Jesus does not advance ...Read More

  • Peter’s Misguided Zeal

    John 18:10–11

    As we grow in the Lord, we should learn how prone we are to going astray, and we should ask Him to guard our steps. Only as we follow His guidance will we find the wisdom to serve Him in ...Read More

  • The Indwelling of the Father and the Son

    John 14:21–24

    Calvin also comments on today’s passage that “the fruit of piety is progress in the knowledge of Christ.” Personal holiness is an important component of understanding the Word of God. If we are not seeking to grow in conformity to ...Read More

  • The Cleansing We Need

    John 13:2–11

    Postconversion sins do not affect our legal relationship to God. By faith in Christ alone, we are justified and declared righteous permanently before the bar of God’s justice. But postconversion sins can interrupt our fellowship with God and with other ...Read More

  • Fear and the Reign of God

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  • Walking in the Light while There’s Still Time

    John 12:33–36a

    Being raised in the church and attending for many years is a great blessing. However, if we are not careful, it can make us complacent. We can think that we can put off trusting Christ until tomorrow. But we do ...Read More

  • Death and Glory

    John 12:20–26

    The hatred of the world that Jesus commends is not utter disdain for this present life but rather seeing this world in proper relation to the world to come. John Calvin comments, “To love this life is not in itself ...Read More

  • Shattered Trust

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  • Rediscovering Contentment

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  • The Woman Caught in Adultery

    John 7:53–8:6

    Deuteronomy 16:20 stresses that the judges in ancient Israel were to pursue justice and only justice. The religious authorities who brought the adulterous woman before Jesus didn’t care about justice, for they went after the woman only and not the ...Read More