• Living in Times of Crisis

    Habakkuk 3:1-16

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  • Gideon’s Short-Lived Revival

    Judges 8:22–35

    Gideon served the Lord, but he fell into compromise toward the end of his life. This is a danger we all face, and so we must be cautious lest we start well and finish poorly. We must endeavor to be ...Read More

  • Pilate Presents Jesus to the Crowd

    John 19:1–5

    There are many different conceptions of what it means to be human. Christians, however, know what true humanity looks like, what it means to be fully human as God intended us to be. True humanity looks like Jesus. We look ...Read More

  • Taken to the High Priest

    John 18:12–18

    What is happening in our lives may be surprising to us, but it is not surprising to God. Just as Jesus knew what was coming to Him, so God has known from eternity what is coming to us and what ...Read More

  • The Love You Had at First

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  • Overcoming the World in Christ

    John 16:33

    In his commentary on today’s passage, John Calvin exhorts us not to avoid the hard path of suffering for Christ. He reminds us that ultimately, we are safe in Christ’s hands, that “fighting under the banner of Christ, we are ...Read More

  • Our Enemy the Flesh

    Romans 8:1–11

    As we grow in Christ, we begin to see the depth of our sin because we begin to see the darkness of the heart. We take more notice of the “secret sins,” the inward hatred, envy, covetousness, and other attitudes ...Read More

  • The Persecution to Come

    John 16:1–4a

    The world will hate the followers of Jesus, and sometimes this hatred will show itself in vicious persecution. Let us be conscious of this possibility and do what we can to order our lives so that we will be less ...Read More

  • The World’s Hatred

    John 15:18–21

    In his commentary John, Dr. R.C. Sproul writes, “We are not supposed to go looking for persecution or hostility, but if we never experience it, that should be a wake-up call to tell us we may not be as ...Read More

  • Scars of Sanctification

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