• Desiring a Better Country

    Hebrews 11:13–16

    Faith and repentance involve turning away from something—sin—and turning to Someone—the one true God through Christ. If we profess faith in Jesus, we must become strangers and exiles on earth, never fully fitting in with the world system. John Calvin ...Read More

  • The Return of Christ to Save

    Hebrews 9:27–28

    John Owen, in his commentary on today’s passage, says that the second coming is a fundamental principle of our faith and that faith in this coming is enough to steady us in all the storms of life. The second coming ...Read More

  • The Inadequacy of Joshua’s Rest

    Hebrews 4:6–10

    Everyone who trusts in Christ has already entered the perfect rest of God (Heb. 4:3), for in Jesus we rest from sin. Yet, we wait for that rest to be consummated in the new heavens and earth. We anticipate that ...Read More

  • The Christmas Letdown

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  • Christ’s Desire for Us

    John 17:24

    We must beware of an inappropriately man-centered theology that says God does what He does merely for our sake. And yet, we must also beware of a theology that misconstrues God-centeredness to mean that we are of low importance to ...Read More

  • Blessings of Repentance

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  • The Resurrection of Our Bodies

    Romans 8:11

    People may claim that death is just part of the natural order, but their endeavors to delay or even prevent their own deaths prove otherwise. Sinners are looking to escape death, but the only way to do so is through ...Read More

  • Death and the Intermediate State

    Philippians 1:21–23

    Orthodox Christian doctrine has never embraced the doctrine of soul sleep, which says death puts us in a state of unconsciousness. When people die, their consciousness continues, either in blessedness or condemnation as we wait for the final resurrection. That ...Read More

  • Seeing God as He Is

    1 John 3:2

    What could possibly be better than seeing God face-to-face? Since He is the source of all that is good, true, and beautiful, to see the Lord face-to-face is to see goodness itself, truth itself, and beauty itself. No longer will ...Read More

  • God’s Glory in Salvation

    Romans 9:22–24

    When we take our salvation for granted, we take God’s glory for granted, and His mercy is obscured. But when we seek to understand the depth of our sin and the sheer mercy of God, we will gain a better ...Read More

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