26 September 2021
Jesus is put to trial in these verses, and it is a mockery of true justice. Amazingly, because of His submission to the Father, Jesus offers no defense of His own. He simply endures injustice because He knows that it is only His cross and His bearing of God’s wrath that can lead to forgiveness and life for His people. May God be praised for the faithfulness of the Savior!
13 June 2021
In this passage, Jesus encourages all people to be watchful for His return. He will return suddenly and unexpectedly at His Second Coming. We all must be ready. Thankfully, we know that it is His Spirit who ultimately makes us willing and ready to receive our King. Come to Jesus!
2 May 2021
Jesus explains the difference between Pharisaic religion (Judaism) and the Gospel of His grace. The religion of the Jews (at least those misguided by the scribes and Pharisees) was one of works. And because no man can be perfect, they were even hypocritical in how they upheld that religion. Only in the Gospel does Jesus free us by His grace and by His righteousness actually to serve God in sincerity. We will never be perfect in this life, but we can be saved.
11 April 2021
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the son of David, is the great King and ruler over all things. He has set the Father’s love and affection on us because of His perfect and finished work, and nothing can alter or change God’s intention to deliver us to Himself in glory. Only this reality will help us to weather the storms of this life. Only this promise will motivate us to obey these 2 great commandments.
14 February 2021
Jesus comes into Jerusalem for Passover and immediately cleanses the Temple of its false worship. He exposes the Temple leadership for what they really were: profiteers. Jesus then calls all of us back to a true and sincere love and devotion for God the Father. And He underscores that this kind of life is only possible through the transformative power of His Holy Spirit.