• A Strange Genealogy

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  • Messengers of God

    Luke 1:5–38

    The authority of a message from an angel or anyone else claiming to speak for God depends on whether that person actually is speaking God’s message. As Paul tells us in Galatians, if even an angel proclaims a gospel other ...Read More

  • Living Stones in a Spiritual House

    1 Peter 2:4–8

    Many people want Christ but want nothing to do with His church. Yet, if we love Christ, we must love His church, and if we do not love His church, we do not love Him (1 John 4:21). One evidence ...Read More

  • Eating Breakfast with Jesus

    John 21:9–14

    We have become so accustomed to the story of Jesus that it is easy for us to miss the awe that the disciples no doubt felt in the presence of the resurrected Lord. Indeed, we should not let our familiarity ...Read More

  • The Purpose of John’s Gospel

    John 20:30–31

    John wrote his gospel to convince people that Jesus is the Messiah, but his gospel also strengthens the faith of those who already know that Jesus is the Messiah. We read and study John—and the rest of the Bible—all the ...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

  • Peace from Jesus

    John 14:27–28

    Jesus has secured peace between His people and the Father, so we can have peace in this world. It is not that we will not face difficulties but that our difficulties will not crush us, for we know that we ...Read More

  • The Promise of Another Helper

    John 14:16–17

    Because the Spirit of truth has been given to us, we can be confident that the truth will remain in us. He will keep God’s people from falling into soul-condemning error, and He does that by illuminating God’s Word to ...Read More

  • The Example of Jesus

    John 13:12–17

    Jesus, as God incarnate, is the Lord and Master of creation. But He is also the Suffering Servant who pays the price for sin. We cannot atone for the sins of others, but we can imitate Jesus in being willing ...Read More

  • Hearing a Voice from Heaven

    John 12:27–30

    Although God had made it clear through the ministry of Jesus that something new was happening, He spoke again from heaven in order that no one would miss His point. That is the kind of God we serve, One who ...Read More

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