• The Everlasting Covenant With David

    Jeremiah 33:14–26

    When God makes a covenant, He always keeps the stipulations He has imposed upon Himself. Our Father promised to set David’s offspring before Him forever, and this is the promise He has kept in Christ Jesus our Lord. When we ...Read More

  • Faith Versus Works

    Galatians 3:11–12

    John Calvin comments, “The contradiction between the law and faith lies in the matter of justification,” and so the law “has a method of justifying a man which is wholly at variance with faith.” It is not that we are ...Read More

  • Former Slaves

    Galatians 4:1–3

    Matthew Henry comments that in Christ the era of slavery is over, for “the time appointed by the Father having come, we are under a dispensation of greater light and liberty.” If we try to earn our place before God ...Read More

  • Freedom in Christ

    Galatians 5:1

    It can be easy to forget the freedom we have in Christ and let our fear that we will never serve God as precisely as He desires keep us from serving other people. We are covered with Christ’s blood and ...Read More

  • The Goal of the Law

    Galatians 3:25–26

    Jesus Christ is the only one with the inherent right to be called the Son of God. In Him, however, we are adopted as children of God, and receive all the benefits that come with that status. May we take ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Supper Commanded

    Luke 22:14–20

    The preaching of the Word of God delivers the message of the cross to us audibly. Partaking of the Lord’s Supper delivers the message of the cross via our sight, smell, taste, and touch. As we partake of the supper, ...Read More

  • The New Covenant

    Jeremiah 31:31–40

    John Calvin writes, “God speaks to us now openly, as it were face to face, and not under a veil, as Paul teaches us, when speaking of Moses, who put on a veil when he went forth to address the ...Read More

  • Numbering the Levites

    1 Chronicles 23

    Under the new covenant, we have been made priests to our God. Under the old covenant, only select individuals could enter God’s direct presence in worship—the priests, but more specifically, the high priest alone. In Christ, we can all enter ...Read More

  • One God, One People

    Galatians 3:19–20

    Our unity as the people of God testifies to the unity of our Lord. To see Christians living and working together in harmony is a powerful witness that all believers possess the same Holy Spirit and share a common purpose, ...Read More

  • One People Throughout History

    <p>Exodus 19:1&ndash;6</p>

    Because God has only one people, the promises He makes under each covenant to the corporate body apply to all of His people. We are not disconnected from Abraham, Esther, Ezra, the intertestamental Jews, or any others who make up ...Read More

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