• The Lord’s Battle

    2 Chronicles 20

    To cry out earnestly for God’s help, we must know our need for it. C.H. Spurgeon says in his sermon “The Singing Army” that “one of the most prevailing arguments to be used in prayer with God is a ...Read More

  • Peter Asks about John

    John 21:20–24

    John did not die a martyr’s death, but he did suffer in prison on Patmos for his faith. Peter faithfully obeyed Jesus, finally dying as a witness to Him. Both men were faithful to their callings and serve as models ...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

  • The Source of Pilate’s Authority

    John 19:6–11

    Jesus said that the one who handed Him over to Pilate was guilty of greater sin in the matter of the crucifixion, not that Pilate was entirely free from sin (John 19:11). Pilate’s guilt was less because he did not ...Read More

  • Pilate’s Cynicism

    John 18:37–38a

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary John that “the issue in our day in regard to truth is whether there is an objective reality that is true for everyone, no matter who we are, where we live, or ...Read More

  • Christ’s Otherworldly Kingdom

    John 18:33–36

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary John that Jesus “did not say that His dominion and authority did not include this world or that His realm was a transcendent spiritual Neverland.” The kingdom of Jesus does not advance ...Read More

  • What the Disciples Knew

    John 17:7–8

    We can be saved without fully understanding all that Jesus has accomplished for us. However, our assurance of salvation will be stronger and we will be more thankful to God the more we know about who Christ is and what ...Read More

  • The Spirit’s Guidance

    John 16:12–15

    By His Holy Spirit, God has continued to be with His church to lead us into all truth. However, special revelation such as we have in the Holy Scriptures has ceased. Until the return of Jesus, we should expect no ...Read More

  • The Persecution to Come

    John 16:1–4a

    The world will hate the followers of Jesus, and sometimes this hatred will show itself in vicious persecution. Let us be conscious of this possibility and do what we can to order our lives so that we will be less ...Read More

  • Vine and Branches

    John 15:1–5

    Jesus’ fundamental point in today’s passage is that spiritual fruitfulness is impossible apart from Him. He is the source of our fruitfulness, He supplies the power to make us fruitful, and He guides us in what spiritual fruit actually looks ...Read More

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