• The Offering God Seeks

    Genesis 4:1–16

    God is worthy of the very best we have to offer Him, so we should strive to give Him our best in worship. If we treat the Lord as an afterthought, we run the real risk of falling into worship ...Read More

  • Our Beloved Brother Paul

    2 Peter 3:15–16

    Some justify an entirely law-free approach to ethics based on a faulty assumption that the Mosaic law has no bearing on us at all. However, while it is clear that the law of Moses is no longer the defining mark ...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

  • Parallelism

    Proverbs 10:1

    Understanding how the different biblical genres work will help us avoid misinterpretation, thereby improving our ability to find the wisdom that God is showing us in His Word. Our Creator commends the careful study of His Word (2 Tim. 2:15), ...Read More

  • Paul’s Concluding Doxology

    Romans 16:25–26

    Note that in today’s passage, those whom the preaching of Jesus Christ will strengthen are the Roman Christians—men and women who are already believers. God not only brings His people to faith through the preaching of the gospel, but He ...Read More

  • Personification, Hyperbole, and Metaphor

    Isaiah 55:12

    Some people point to obvious instances of hyperbole, personification, or metaphor in Scripture and use them to accuse the Bible of not telling the truth. That represents a failure to read the text as it was intended by its original ...Read More

  • Picking Grain on the Sabbath

    Mark 2:23–26

    One fundamental error that most cults make is to take one passage of Scripture in isolation and exalt it over all others and at the expense of the meaning of other passages. But God has not given us only one ...Read More

  • The Power of God’s Word

    Jeremiah 23:9–40

    Fire and hammers destroy and demolish—so we should expect the Word of God to afflict our consciences and bring us to the end of ourselves. Yet fire and hammers also refine and shape—so we should expect Scripture also to purify ...Read More

  • Preaching and the Preacher’s Task

    Acts 6:4

    Preachers can get distracted and focus on tasks other than the ministry of the Word because the congregation is looking for other things. But God’s Word tells us that the primary task of pastors is preaching and teaching, so that ...Read More

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