• The Father’s Gift to Christ

    John 17:6

    Though Jesus focuses primarily on His first disciples in today’s passage, His teaching on divine election also applies to all believers, for He prays for all His people (John 17:20). God’s choice of us reminds us that we cannot take ...Read More

  • The Spirit Who Proceeds

    John 14:26

    Getting our language about God right is crucial for handing down the faith once delivered to the saints. While we do not know exactly what it means that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son, we confess this ...Read More

  • God the Holy Spirit

    Genesis 1:1–2

    It is easy for us to think of the Spirit as an impersonal force and somehow less than God. In fact, many cults affirm just that. However, the Bible teaches us clearly that the Spirit is God and we are ...Read More

  • Our Teacher the Holy Spirit

    John 14:25–26

    Sacred Scripture does not consist of merely human writings. Instead, the Scripture is inspired by our triune God and deserves our full attention and submission. When we are reading Scripture, we are reading not merely a humanly written book but ...Read More

  • The Father Revealed in the Son

    John 14:7–10

    The Father and the Son share the same divine essence; thus, They are identical in Their attributes. John Calvin comments that in Christ “God has fully revealed himself, so far as God’s infinite goodness, wisdom, and power, are clearly manifested ...Read More

  • Seeing the Son, Seeing the Father

    John 12:44–46

    Jesus is not merely “one way” to God or one option among many to whom we can look to figure out what God is like. No, to see Him is to see God, and the only way to see God ...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 Institution of Baptism

    Matthew 28:18–20

    Matthew Henry comments that “baptism is into the name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; this was intended as the summary of the first principles of the Christian religion, and of the new covenant.” If a baptism is not administered ...Read More

  • Divine Unity

    Matthew 28:18–20

    Jesus sometimes says that the Father is greater than He is (John 14:28). But that is not a reference to His divine essence; rather, in taking on our flesh, God the Son submits to the Father as a man, for ...Read More

  • God the Holy Spirit

    Acts 5:1–11

    Jesus no longer walks the earth in the flesh, but Scripture does not paint this as disadvantageous. Jesus has given us another Advocate or Helper like Himself. God incarnate has given us God the Holy Spirit (John 14:15–17), so our ...Read More

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