• 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

  • Preaching Christ and His Commandments

    <p>Matthew 28:18&ndash;20</p>

    What are you looking for in a church? Many people choose a church based on its music, programs for children and youth, and other concerns. While paying attention to these things is important, the primary criterion we should have if ...Read More

  • Proper Meditation

    Psalm 119:97–104

    Meditating on a text in light of Christ is more than just thinking on how it speaks to who He is and what He did. In fact, meditating on it in light of Christ means to consider how it speaks ...Read More

  • Prophetic and Apostolic Tradition

    Mark 7:5–8

    It is easy to condemn the Pharisees for their traditions, but as Dr. R.C. Sproul notes in his commentary Mark, “The temptation to add to God’s law is not unique to the Pharisees. We have to deal with it ...Read More

  • Prophets and Apostles

    <p>Ephesians 4:11</p>

    God gave the Apostles and prophets for the good of His people, and they fulfilled their task by delivering to us His infallible Word. If we want to benefit from what these officers have to offer us today, we must ...Read More

  • Proverbs

    Proverbs 26

    The pair of proverbial sayings chosen for today’s passage shows us that many of these statements from the book of Proverbs are situation-specific. Sometimes a fool cannot be silenced by responding in kind, and at that point one must say ...Read More

  • Psalms

    Psalm 51

    One of the first manifestations of ungodly wisdom occurred in the garden of Eden just after Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. Instead of turning to the Lord, our first parents hid from Him. That is not the model ...Read More

  • The Purpose of Wisdom Literature

    Psalm 1

    John Calvin comments on today’s passage: “God is only rightly served when his law is obeyed. It is not left to every man to frame a system of religion according to his own judgment, but the standard of godliness is ...Read More

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