• Jesus the Priest

    Hebrews 7

    Uniquely among world religions, Christianity tells us that we cannot offer atonement for ourselves. We could pray continually, afflict ourselves physically, and do many other penitential acts, but we would still not achieve atonement for ourselves. Only the perfect sacrifice ...Read More

  • Jesus the Prophet

    Hebrews 1:1–2

    Jesus accomplished the work of a prophet through His earthly teaching ministry and by speaking through the Apostles. Now that the Apostolic era has ended, new revelation from God has ceased, but by His Spirit, Jesus is illuminating the meaning ...Read More

  • Jesus the Savior

    Acts 13:23

    What kind of salvation are we searching for? We want to be delivered from oppression and hardship. We want to be healed of our diseases. It is not inherently wrong to desire such things, but more than anything else, we ...Read More

  • Jesus the Son of Man

    Matthew 16:27

    The background of the title Son of Man shows us how important it is to be conversant with the Old Testament. The Old Testament provides the necessary background for understanding the life and ministry of Jesus, so as our understanding ...Read More

  • Jesus the Lord

    Acts 2:36

    When we call Jesus “Lord,” we are saying many things. Chief among these is that He is our sovereign, and we owe Him alone absolute obedience. If we call Him “Lord” and yet do not want to keep His commandments, ...Read More

  • Sanctified Culture

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  • The Hidden Messiah

    Matthew 16:20

    People today continue to expect the Messiah to be something He is not. Many think He approves of their sin when He is set against it. Others believe He has come primarily to bring a political form of salvation. However, ...Read More

  • Jesus the Christ

    Matthew 16:16

    When we refer to Jesus as the Christ, we are saying that He is our all-sufficient Prophet, Priest, and King. We trust in Him alone because He speaks God’s Word to us perfectly, provides final atonement for our sin, and ...Read More

  • The Temple of Jesus’ Body

    John 2:18–22

    Many Christians are eagerly expecting the day in which the physical temple in Jerusalem will be rebuilt. Today’s passage, however, tells us that the only temple we should be looking forward to is the temple that is Christ’s body, which ...Read More

  • Jesus Cleanses the Temple

    John 2:13–17

    Matthew Henry comments, “If God be our Father in heaven, and it be therefore our desire that his name may be sanctified, it cannot but be our grief to see it polluted.” We should be grieved to see the church ...Read More

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