• Christ Our Priest

    Hebrews 2:17

    We find it difficult to know how to pray for ourselves, but Christ does not have that problem. He prays for us perfectly before His Father such that if we trust in Him, we cannot fail to persevere in faith. ...Read More

  • Christ’s Eternal, Effectual Priesthood

    Hebrews 7:23–25

    John Calvin writes: “What sort of pledge and how great is this of love towards us! Christ lives for us, not for himself!” Jesus lives to magnify the glory of the Holy Trinity, but His love for us is evident ...Read More

  • Christ’s One Sacrifice

    Hebrews 9:23–26

    Biblical Christianity alone has a final sacrifice for sin. Other religions prescribe rituals, pilgrimages, and other things that have to be repeated in the hopes that they might one day take effect. But Christ offered Himself once, and we have ...Read More

  • Drawing Near through Christ

    Hebrews 10:19–22

    We will never be perfectly holy on this side of glory. However, if we have believed in Christ, we have been set apart unto God as holy. Thus, we cannot let our sin keep us from running to God through ...Read More

  • The Eutychian Heresy

    Matthew 8:24

    A mediator represents the interests of both parties, so Jesus could not perfectly represent God if He were not truly divine, and He could not perfectly represent human beings if He were not truly human. Because He possesses two distinct ...Read More

  • God’s Decree And Creation

    Genesis 1:1

    Genesis 3 tells us that not long after creation, the sin of Adam and Eve plunged the good created order into a state of disarray. Nevertheless, our fallen creation was created very good by our Creator, and God will restore ...Read More

  • God’s Final Revelation

    Hebrews 1:1–4

    Many people today claim to be Apostles. However, to be an Apostle, one must be an eyewitness of Jesus’ resurrection or be confirmed as an Apostle by other resurrection eyewitnesses (Acts 1:12–26; Gal. 1:18–2:10). This is impossible in our era, ...Read More

  • The High Priest We Have

    Hebrews 8:1–2

    When we are troubled, we are to run to Jesus, who even now is ministering in the heavenly temple. To attempt to solve our problems and find lasting comfort on our own is foolish indeed, but Christ will calm our ...Read More

  • Jesus Prays for Our Unity

    John 17:20–21

    The unity for which Jesus prays in today’s passage is not an organizational or bureaucratic unity. Instead, Jesus is praying for unity in truth, love, and mission, just as He and His Father are united in truth, love, and mission. ...Read More

  • Loved by the Father in the Son

    John 17:22–23

    We are loved by the Father just as He has loved the Son. True, we are not God’s children by nature but by adoption. But that adoption does not mean that He loves us any less than He loves Christ. ...Read More

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