• 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

  • The Disciples’ Confusion

    John 16:16–19

    Sometimes we may find ourselves confused by something Jesus says or by something else recorded in Scripture. At such times, we must remember that the problem is not the Scriptures but us. Sometimes we read something that is hard to ...Read More

  • Jesus Meets A Samaritan Woman

    John 4:1-45

    When we fall in love, we can hardly keep ourselves from talking about the object of our affections. Jesus is far greater than anything else, so we should have the same zeal to tell others about Him as we are ...Read More

  • The Good News of the Gospel

    Luke 4:43

    In our next study, we will explore more aspects of the gospel that are developed in the New Testament. For now, let us note that the Old Testament background of the gospel means that the good news was not unknown ...Read More

  • The Parable of the Tenants

    Mark 12:1–9

    The parable of the tenants was a prophecy to its original hearers of the death of Christ, but it also shows us how much unredeemed people hate God. As Dr. R.C. Sproul points out in his commentary Mark, that ...Read More

  • The Authority of Jesus

    Mark 11:27–33

    Jesus’ response to the Jewish authorities also reveals His own authority. He had more authority than they did, so He was not compelled to answer them. For the Christian, Christ is the highest authority. Therefore, we submit to His words, ...Read More

  • A Condition for Forgiveness

    Mark 11:25

    In a sermon on the parallel to today’s passage in Matthew 6, Augustine of Hippo warns us lest we forgive only with our mouths and not with our hearts. When others ask for our forgiveness, we must not hold a ...Read More

  • Believing Prayer

    Mark 11:20–24

    Dr. R.C. Sproul also comments on today’s passage that praying in faith means being willing to acquiesce to God’s will when He says no to our requests. Faith fuels prayer, but it is not faith in what we ask ...Read More

  • The Fruitless Fig Tree

    Mark 11:12–14

    Jesus cursed the fig tree for its fruitlessness, for not living up to what it appeared to be when it had foliage but no figs. That is a warning to all who profess faith in Him. We are to bear ...Read More

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