• Jesus Hailed As King

    Mark 11:7–11

    The people on the first Palm Sunday did not understand the nature of Christ’s kingdom or salvation. Nevertheless, they were correct to acclaim the Davidic king as the bringer of salvation. Only Jesus the Messiah can redeem us from all ...Read More

  • Jesus Predicts Peter’s Martyrdom

    John 21:18–19

    Apart from the grace of Christ, we cannot remain faithful to Him in the midst of trials. Thanks be to God, the Lord promises that grace to all who have trusted Him alone for salvation. Everyone whom God justifies He ...Read More

  • Jesus Restores Peter

    John 21:15–17

    The elders and teachers of the church have been tasked with feeding God’s people His Word. The most important thing our leaders can do is make sure that they are well grounded in Scripture and know how to apply it ...Read More

  • Jesus The Messiah

    Isaiah 45:1-13

    In his lecture on Isaiah 45, Martin Luther draws another parallel between Jesus and Cyrus: “Just as Cyrus would by his power and his expense set them free, so Christ would redeem us by His Word and grace, without cost.” ...Read More

  • The Jews Covenant to Obey God

    Nehemiah 10:28–39

    The promises or covenants that we make will ultimately be only as good as our commitment to keep them. Formalizing promises in writing is a good thing to keep us accountable, but written documents are meaningless if we do not ...Read More

  • The Jews Hear the Law

    Nehemiah 8

    God calls us to mourn our sin; however, that does not mean He expects us to be in a state of perpetual grief over our transgressions. There are times for celebration, and a healthy spiritual life makes sure to include ...Read More

  • Job’s Final Defense

    Job 31

    From the example of Job and other key biblical figures such as Paul, we learn that it is right and proper to make a defense of ourselves and to not repent for sin that we have not committed. Sometimes, as ...Read More

  • Job’s First Lament

    Job 3

    It is all too easy to slip from an honest and righteous questioning of God’s ways to an implicit denial that what He has done is right and good. By definition, all that God does is good, so we cannot ...Read More

  • Job’s Hope of Resurrection

    Job 19:25–27

    When it looks as if injustice will prevail and we will never be vindicated for serving the Lord faithfully, the sure hope of resurrection and judgment remind us that all will be set right. We can look forward with assurance ...Read More

  • Job’s Repentance and Restoration

    Job 42

    Sometimes restoration comes to us in this lifetime, but sometimes it awaits the age to come. In truth, all of God’s faithful servants will be finally vindicated and restored, and that is what we all long for with great hope. ...Read More

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