• The Resurrection of Isaac

    Hebrews 11:17–19

    The death of Christ initially seemed to be an insurmountable obstacle to God’s keeping His promises. But the Lord raised Jesus from the dead, guaranteeing His final victory over all His and our enemies. At times, we may think God’s ...Read More

  • Faith in the Creator

    Hebrews 11:3

    Belief that God made the universe is one of the most frequently challenged and ridiculed aspects of the Christian faith in our day. Yet, believing that God made the heavens and the earth is vastly important. It is a key ...Read More

  • Preserving Our Souls by Faith

    Hebrews 10:37–39

    John Calvin comments on today’s passage, “God will come to our aid, for he has promised; and by the second, that he will do so in due time, not later than he ought.” The original audience of Hebrews had to ...Read More

  • The Extent of the Atonement, Part II

    John 10:11

    Non-Reformed Christians have a noble intent in believing that Jesus atoned for the sins of all people, for they want to magnify God’s love and grace. Ultimately, however, they reduce His power and they make His love nonspecific. But the ...Read More

  • The Old Covenant Tabernacle and Furniture

    Hebrews 9:1–5

    Our God is the God of order and purpose, and none of His regulations is arbitrary. By discerning the purpose of even the tiniest portions of God’s law through our study of the Scriptures, we see that the Lord does ...Read More

  • Holding to Our Original Confidence

    Hebrews 3:14–19

    Christians play a part in their perseverance. Ultimately, God keeps us in the faith, preserving us in His grace. But His preservation is evident in our working out our salvation in fear and trembling (Phil. 2:12–13). If we hear the ...Read More

  • Demonstrations of Power

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  • Ministering Spirits to Serve Us

    Hebrews 1:13–14

    The great Puritan scholar John Owen comments that “these blessed angels specially minister to [the church] and have us under their constant care.” Although we cannot normally see them, the angels of God are looking out for us. They are ...Read More

  • Paul Asks for Prayer

    2 Thessalonians 3:1–2

    Do you pray regularly for the success of the gospel among the unbelievers you know? It is easy for us to forget to pray for the gospel’s advance, but the Lord uses our prayers to make the gospel effective in ...Read More

  • The Restrainer

    2 Thessalonians 2:5–7

    Over the centuries, many people have sought to identify the Antichrist and have developed theories as to who he is and when he will come. It is worthwhile to try to figure out who Paul might be thinking of when ...Read More