• Mary Magdalene Finds the Empty Tomb

    John 20:1–2

    Different eyewitness accounts of the same event may not be identical, but that does not mean that they are contradictory. We must simply harmonize the testimony. The differences in the resurrection accounts are minor and reconcilable. Many Christian apologists (defenders ...Read More

  • Joseph and Nicodemus Bury Jesus

    John 19:38–42

    It is sin to hide our allegiance to Christ (Matt. 10:32–33), but it is not unforgivable. The key is that we repent of being ashamed or afraid of our identification with Christ and publicly declare that we are His disciples. ...Read More

  • Bless the Lord

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  • Two Kinds of Obedience

    1 Peter 2:21–25

    Jesus not only died for His people, but He lived for them as well. The perfect active obedience of Christ means that all who trust in Him have full citizenship in the kingdom of God. We do not need to ...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 Ransom of Christ

    Matthew 20:20–28

    Bondage to sin and Satan is a horrible thing, but worse still is to be captive to divine wrath. We must be brought out from under this wrath in order to be freed from the other enslavements of sin. When ...Read More

  • Sin and Our Relationship to God

    Psalm 85:10

    Only the Christian religion gives us a God of perfect love and perfect justice. Many people want to believe that God is love but that He will also overlook sin. But if the Lord is not resolutely committed to punishing ...Read More

  • Atonement: Our Only Hope

    1 Corinthians 15:17

    The need for an atonement is deeply ingrained in the human psyche. The religions of the world have practices that purport to atone for sin. Even atheists and agnostics try to offer some kind of atonement when they have wronged ...Read More

  • Enemies of Truth

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  • Unbroken Bones and a Pierced Side

    John 19:31–37

    At several points in John’s account of our Lord’s crucifixion, we read that the death of Jesus fulfilled messianic prophecy. In Christ’s sacrifice, God did exactly what He had promised. This should give us confidence to believe that Jesus is ...Read More

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