Immediately after Jesus was baptized by John, He went into the desert for forty days being tempted by the devil. Why was this necessary? The Bible says He went to learn righteousness. Does that mean that Jesus didn’t know what righteousness was prior to His time in the wilderness? What redemptive value does it have for you two-thousand years later? In this message, R.C. Sproul explains our need for a high priest and the necessity for Him to sympathize with our weaknesses.
In this lesson, we will move from the big picture of England under James I and Charles I to studying another individual, Thomas Goodwin (1600–1680). Unfortunately, very few people have even heard of Goodwin, even though at one time he was considered a high-caliber theologian and was once called the greatest pulpit exegete of Paul who ever lived. Dr. Reeves attests that Goodwin should be a household name, but his challenging writings help to explain why he’s not well remembered. Yet, these writings always pay back the reader for the effort spent in reading them. Goodwin had a remarkable theological …