July 6, 2014
Gospel comfort: Jesus’ coming judgment is a reminder that he has saved us from sin and death. It is a message of our certain victory and vindication in Christ. Gospel motivation: Jesus’ salvation calls us to live Christlike lives. It is a call to fight sin: unbelief, selfishness, and despair. Jesus has saved us from God’s […]
June 8, 2014
God doesn’t always send us to easy fields, but he never sends us alone or insufficiently provided. Christ goes with us, strengthening us for every task.
June 1, 2014
Jesus had promised that the Holy Spirit would be given and “be with you forever” (John 14:15). Jesus called his disciples to abide in him (John 15:4–5). Now he prays for them to be preserved. It is comforting that he never leaves his own, for he is “in” us now and we will be with […]
May 11, 2014
The message of the resurrection and atonement carries with it a duty to repent and believe. Part 1
May 4, 2014
Paul spoke to the intellectually elite at Athens and tactfully showed their duty to believe in and bow before the one, true God.
April 27, 2014
Paul lost his life in the Savior’s. He took up his cross and followed his Master into hostile territory. The hostile reaction of angry mobs was neither a surprise nor a failure. Every time someone receives the gospel they are changed, turned right-side up. We should not be surprised that such a powerful message meets […]
April 20, 2014
This day should be full of hope and praise! Every day should be lived in confidence that Jesus is coming again to rule as no other (vv. 24–28).
April 13, 2014
Hours before Jesus was arrested and crucified he demonstrated selfless service to the disciples. This selfless act showed Jesus’ manner of ministry. Here is an example we are to follow by faith.
April 6, 2014
The gospel of Jesus supplies Christians with both the means and the end in their pursuit of godliness.
March 30, 2014
It takes the power of God in salvation to shake a sinner loose from the grips of sin. The gospel is “the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Rom 1:16).