• Covenant Renewal on Ebal

    Joshua 8:30–35

    Matthew Henry sees in today’s passage and its covenant renewal worship service a model for our participation in worship. Given that all Israel was there, even the children, Henry says that “all that are capable of learning must come to ...Read More

  • Israel Obeys the Covenant

    Joshua 5:1–12

    An outward act of obedience in itself does not prove that genuine faith is present, but we have no reason to believe genuine faith is present if we never see any outward acts of obedience to God’s covenant demands. True ...Read More

  • The Savior of the World

    John 4:39–42

    Jesus is the Savior not only of one nationality; rather, He is the Savior of the world. No one in the world can be saved apart from His work, and only through faith in Him will anyone be saved. We ...Read More

  • Jesus the Priest

    Hebrews 7

    Uniquely among world religions, Christianity tells us that we cannot offer atonement for ourselves. We could pray continually, afflict ourselves physically, and do many other penitential acts, but we would still not achieve atonement for ourselves. Only the perfect sacrifice ...Read More

  • Jesus the Prophet

    Hebrews 1:1–2

    Jesus accomplished the work of a prophet through His earthly teaching ministry and by speaking through the Apostles. Now that the Apostolic era has ended, new revelation from God has ceased, but by His Spirit, Jesus is illuminating the meaning ...Read More

  • The Temple of Jesus’ Body

    John 2:18–22

    Many Christians are eagerly expecting the day in which the physical temple in Jerusalem will be rebuilt. Today’s passage, however, tells us that the only temple we should be looking forward to is the temple that is Christ’s body, which ...Read More

  • The First of Jesus’ Signs

    John 2:6–12

    Jesus fulfills the old covenant revelation, bringing something new. The moral law continues, but the outward administration of the covenant has changed. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper have replaced the old covenant rituals. God’s covenant people are no longer drawn ...Read More

  • Christ Our Mediator

    1 Timothy 2:5–6

    In His vocation as the Mediator, Christ not only sacrifices Himself to God, but He also “lives to make intercession” for us (Heb. 7:25). Christ prays for His people according to the perfect will of God, which means that we ...Read More

  • Our Faithful God

    Genesis 15:1–21

    God has two “choices”: He can keep His promise or He can die. But since God, in fact, cannot die because of His very nature, there is only one real option left to Him when He makes a covenant, and ...Read More

  • The God Who Never Changes

    Malachi 3:6

    We live in a fallen world, and so it is easy to be fearful. Change is ever present, and not every change is positive. If we trust in Christ, however, we have no reason to be afraid. We are relying ...Read More

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