• An Object of Derision

    Matthew 27:35–44

    Many of Jesus’ contemporaries refused to accept the Messiah’s shame and curse on the cross, and many in the history of the church have done the same, denying the substitutionary nature of the atonement and the fact that God cursed ...Read More

  • The Olivet Discourse

    Mark 13:1–4

    Difficult passages such as Mark 13 show us that we need to be careful when we read and interpret the Bible. Particularly with difficult passages, we must not jump to conclusions hastily, but we must think about the text thoroughly ...Read More

  • One with His People

    Matthew 3:13–17

    In His baptism, our Lord confirmed His willingness to identify with the plight of His people, a willingness first displayed when He became incarnate (see also Heb. 2:14–18). We who live under the new covenant experience the awesome benefit of ...Read More

  • The Only Way to the Father

    John 14:4–6

    It is scandalous in our age that Jesus is the only way to the Father. But to confess otherwise is tantamount to rejecting our Lord. Dr. Sproul comments that “if [we] deny that [Jesus is the only way to God, ...Read More

  • Our Merciful, Faithful High Priest

    Hebrews 2:16–18

    Our Savior was truly tempted. Yet, He never gave in to sin. Because He succeeded, the glorified Christ, both in His humanity and in His deity, is able to give us just what we need to stand firm against the ...Read More

  • The Parable of the Sower

    Mark 4:1–9

    Understanding that God must give people hearts to believe releases us from many burdens. All we have to do is preach the gospel faithfully; we do not have to reinvent the wheel and come up with new techniques to get ...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

  • 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

  • Pilate Capitulates to the Crowd

    Mark 15:6–15

    Lest we be too hard on the crowd who demanded the death of Jesus, we should recall the temptations we face to make the kingdom of this world more important than the kingdom of God. Every time we trust in ...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

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