• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Task of the High Priest

    Hebrews 5:1–4

    When the weight of temptation feels particularly heavy and intense, we must turn to Christ, who will strengthen us to resist it. He can sympathize with our weaknesses, and He can give us exactly what we need to persevere. He ...Read More

  • Supplication in Prayer

    Philippians 4:6

    We can be confident that the Holy Spirit takes our prayers and makes them acceptable to God. We also see the Spirit working in our lives to make our prayers less about us and more about the kingdom of God ...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

  • 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

  • Staying in the World

    John 17:14–16

    John Calvin writes that Christ “promises to his disciples the grace of the Father; not to relieve them from all anxiety and toil, but to furnish them with invincible strength against their enemies, and not to suffer them to be ...Read More

  • The Love of the Father

    John 16:25–28

    The book of Hebrews and many other passages in Scripture indicate that Jesus intercedes with the Father for us and for the sake of our perseverance. That does not mean, however, that Jesus somehow has to convince God to be ...Read More

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