• The Son of Destruction

    2 Thessalonians 2:3–4

    It is important to note that regardless of whether there is one final Antichrist who comes before Jesus returns, the “spirit of antichrist” has been in the church since the first century. We are warned about this in 1 John ...Read More

  • Absalom Takes Justice into His Own Hands

    2 Samuel 13:23–39

    When leaders do not deal with injustice quickly and rightly, all sorts of problems ensue. This is true in both the world and in the church, so we must pray for our leaders that they would do what is right ...Read More

  • The Glory Departs from Israel

    1 Samuel 4:12–22

    God will never abandon the invisible church—all those who trust in Him. However, He will reject the visible church—all those who profess faith, including those who have no trust in Christ to match their words—when it declines into error. When ...Read More

  • The Significance of Peter

    Matthew 16:13–20

    Ephesians 2:20 tells us that the church is built on the foundation of the prophets and Apostles, a reference ultimately to the teaching of these men as given in the Scriptures. We should be thankful to the Lord for figures ...Read More

  • The Spirit’s Guidance

    John 16:12–15

    By His Holy Spirit, God has continued to be with His church to lead us into all truth. However, special revelation such as we have in the Holy Scriptures has ceased. Until the return of Jesus, we should expect no ...Read More

  • The Work of Sowing and Reaping

    John 4:35–38

    What is your place in the work of the kingdom? Even now, Christ is working through His church to plant spiritual seed and reap spiritual fruit, and all of us are called to participate in this work by exercising our ...Read More

  • Discipleship and Growth

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  • Communion in Gifts and Graces

    1 Corinthians 12

    Today’s passage reminds us that God has given each of His children at least one spiritual gift. If we do not use the gift or gifts the Lord has given us, the body will be diseased and will not function ...Read More

  • Our Arena for Growth

    Ephesians 4:12-14

    God has designed us as individuals and His church as a corporate body such that we grow to maturity within the context of the local church’s ministry. No amount of study that we do on our own, however helpful it ...Read More

  • The Discipline of the Church

    <p>Matthew 18:15&ndash;20</p>

    Church membership vows often include a pledge to safeguard the purity and peace of the church. The most important thing we can do to advance the church’s purity is to pursue holiness ourselves so that we need not come under ...Read More