• The Fittingness of Christ’s Work

    Hebrews 2:10–13

    Because God has decreed that death is the punishment for sin (Gen. 2:16–17), the only way that we could be saved was through the death of another in our place. We could not have been saved without the death of ...Read More

  • The Final King and Priest

    Hebrews 1:3–4

    Christ is not merely a good teacher or wise guide; He is the very God of the universe and thus the Ruler of all. His word is supreme and cannot be disobeyed with impunity. We evidence our belief that Jesus ...Read More

  • The Righteousness of David

    2 Samuel 22:21–31

    Just as those who blatantly reject the Lord have no right to expect His assistance, those who serve God can legitimately expect His rescue, for He promises to be faithful to faithful people. His rescue may not look the same ...Read More

  • Blood Atonement

    2 Samuel 21

    Sin is serious, and the only way for it to be covered is through a blood atonement. Thanks be to God, Christ made the final blood atonement for His people, so we do not have to suffer the wrath of ...Read More

  • Designating Cities of Refuge

    Joshua 20

    God showed grace without compromising the value of human life when He provided the cities of refuge for those who committed manslaughter. John Calvin comments that the “temporary exile [of the one guilty of manslaughter] clearly showed how precious human ...Read More

  • The Cradle and the Cross

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  • The Extent of the Atonement

    Matthew 1:18–21

    The issue of the atonement’s extent has to do with the justice of God. If God is just, He cannot pour out His wrath again after it has been perfectly satisfied. If Jesus’ work saves only His people from their ...Read More

  • Jesus’ Garments Divided

    John 19:23–24

    Jesus’ loss of clothing was part of His work as the Suffering Servant-King to defeat sin and present us righteous before God. John Calvin writes, “Christ was stripped of his garments, that he might clothe us with righteousness … his ...Read More

  • The Focused Prayers of Christ

    John 17:9

    Right now, if you are a believer, Jesus is praying for you. Few truths could be more encouraging. After all, Jesus prays only perfect prayers. He knows exactly what we need and what to ask the Father to give us ...Read More

  • The Nestorian Heresy

    Hebrews 5:9

    A human person who has a human nature can save no one but himself. A divine person who has a human nature can save all those whom He has chosen to save. Because the divine person is infinite, the merit ...Read More

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