• Petitioning for Others

    Ephesians 3:14-17

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  • The Fittingness of Christ’s Priesthood

    Hebrews 7:26–28

    The sinlessness of Christ is absolutely vital to our salvation, and it also sets Jesus apart from all other would-be “saviors.” We are not saying that Jesus is merely the most virtuous man who ever lived; we confess that He ...Read More

  • Spiritual Immaturity

    Hebrews 5:11–13

    It is good to know the basics of the faith, but growing Christians are never content with only the basics. As we advance in our Christian lives, the Spirit gives us a greater hunger for the truth of His Word ...Read More

  • The Prayers and Suffering of Jesus

    Hebrews 5:7–10

    Hebrews 5:7 says that God heard Jesus’ prayer for deliverance and answered it. However, He did not answer it by keeping Jesus from suffering. Jesus still went to the cross. His deliverance was His resurrection. This is instructive. God does ...Read More

  • The Choice of the High Priest

    Hebrews 5:5–6

    Christ, as the incarnate Savior, was appointed our High Priest by God Himself. Thus, anyone else who claims to be a mediator between us and our Creator is making a false claim. There is only one High Priest, and all ...Read More

  • The Task of the High Priest

    Hebrews 5:1–4

    When the weight of temptation feels particularly heavy and intense, we must turn to Christ, who will strengthen us to resist it. He can sympathize with our weaknesses, and He can give us exactly what we need to persevere. He ...Read More

  • Near to Us

    Hebrews 4:14–16

    We should always have reverence for our God, but if we are in Christ by faith, we need not be terrified of Him. He welcomes us with open arms in His Son and draws near to us in Christ. We ...Read More

  • Sacraments and the Binding of God

    John 15:16

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  • Wielding the Sword

    1 Corinthians 14:33

    There are many fine resources that describe the basic rules for sound biblical interpretation, and it is a good idea to make use of them. In addition, we must always approach the Bible reverently, praying that the Lord will help ...Read More

  • The Clarity of the Sword

    Deuteronomy 6:6–7

    Some portions of Scripture are more difficult to understand than others, but that does not mean God has hidden His message of salvation from us. The Lord has spoken the basic gospel so clearly that we need not fear that ...Read More