• Opening Blind Eyes

    John 9:24–33

    In today’s world, many people are claiming to have experienced miracles such as seeing the dead raised, the lame walk, and so forth. Yet when you press such people for evidence, it suddenly becomes hard for them to find proof. ...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 Paraclete

    John 15:18–27

    Today we speak of a comforter as one who comes to wipe our tears away and console us. While the Spirit does perform this work, that is not what we mean when we call Him our Comforter. Dr. R.C. ...Read More

  • The Past and the Future

    Luke 22:14–30

    The Lord’s Supper reminds God’s people of Christ’s atonement, which gives them the right to participate in the great feast that will occur when Christ returns to consummate His kingdom. As we partake of the Lord’s Supper, let us look ...Read More

  • The Path and Rocky Soil

    Mark 4:13–17

    In his sermon “The Seed upon Stony Ground,” C.H. Spurgeon notes that persecution can come in many forms, including the assaults of skeptics. He laments that “many hearers and receivers of the word have been destroyed by critical infidels. ...Read More

  • A Perplexed Opposition

    John 7:32–36

    It is important for us to be concerned with making good arguments and sound defenses of the Christian faith. But if we do this thinking that our work is sufficient to convince people, we are fooling ourselves. The Spirit must ...Read More

  • Persecutors of the Prophets

    Matthew 23:29–36

    Matthew Henry says it is easy for us to assume that we would be unlike the scribes and Pharisees and follow Jesus willingly. Yet even centuries later, he writes, “Christ in his Spirit, in his word, in his ministers, is ...Read More

  • Peter’s Overconfidence

    John 13:36–38

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary John: “The failures of Judas, of Peter, and of their fellow disciples should cause us to fall to our knees in surrender, asking Christ to cause us to stand. Only by His ...Read More

  • Pharisaic Hypocrisy

    Matthew 23:1–4

    As we have seen, many Pharisees had an inflated view of their own goodness and were unaware of their own need for mercy (Luke 18:9–14). Yet the truly pious, “being conscious of their own weakness…kindly forgive the weak,” as John ...Read More

  • Pollution’s True Source

    Matthew 15:1–20

    The concern with outward acts and not the intent of God’s law manifested these particular Pharisees’ blindness to the ultimate source of impurity. Jesus therefore reminded them that the heart is the true source of corruption, not the hands, a ...Read More

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