• The Moment of Decision

    Esther 4

    Matthew Henry comments on Esther’s decision to intervene: She “said not this in despair or passion, but in a holy resolution to do her duty and trust God with the issue; welcome his holy will.” We may not have to ...Read More

  • When God Is Enough

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  • Fighting for the Prize

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  • A Hope Kept in Heaven

    1 Peter 1:4–5

    When we come to Christ, we are guaranteed an inheritance—eternal life. If we trust Him alone, nothing can take this inheritance away from us. At the same time, we wait for the day when we receive this inheritance in all ...Read More

  • Peter Asks about John

    John 21:20–24

    John did not die a martyr’s death, but he did suffer in prison on Patmos for his faith. Peter faithfully obeyed Jesus, finally dying as a witness to Him. Both men were faithful to their callings and serve as models ...Read More

  • Jesus’ Garments Divided

    John 19:23–24

    Jesus’ loss of clothing was part of His work as the Suffering Servant-King to defeat sin and present us righteous before God. John Calvin writes, “Christ was stripped of his garments, that he might clothe us with righteousness … his ...Read More

  • The King of the Jews Crucified

    John 19:16b–22

    The physical suffering Jesus endured on the cross was intense, but the greatest suffering He experienced was in bearing the wrath of God for our sin. His willingness to bear God’s wrath reveals His love for us, and it should ...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

  • 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

  • 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

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