• Joy and Strength

    Read More

  • Mary Recognizes Her Lord

    John 20:16–18

    We do not fully know what the changes in Jesus’ body were after His resurrection or what the changes to our bodies will be after our resurrection. We do know, however, that our flesh will become imperishable (1 Cor. 15:42). ...Read More

  • Mary Sees Jesus and the Angels

    John 20:11–15

    There is a parallel between Mary’s not recognizing Jesus until He spoke and Jesus’ teaching that we cannot know Him unless God draws us (John 6:44). Until God speaks to us by His Spirit, changing our hearts and allowing us ...Read More

  • Peter and John at the Tomb of Jesus

    John 20:3–10

    The Old Testament clearly predicts the death and resurrection of the Messiah, but apart from faith in Christ, the full import of these prophecies will remain hidden. But when we trust in Christ, we more and more understand that He ...Read More

  • 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

    Read More

  • 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

Topics