That God Would Send His Son

Romans 8:3, For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh. The law cannot save; only faith can save. The flesh is too weak to keep the law—our will is too […]

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Two Kingdoms

Philippians 3:20, But our citizenship is in Heaven, and from it we await a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ… As Christians, we are citizens of God’s kingdom. As Paul wrote to the Colossians, in Christ God the Father has “delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son” (1:13). But […]

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All Things Are Loss

Philippians 3:8, Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ. For Paul, everything he owned he considered ζημία (zēmia)—a disadvantage, a loss, worthy of […]

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Joy Results from Faith

Philippians 4:4, Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say: Rejoice! I have heard pastors and priests proclaim this to crowds of unbelievers. What is wrong with them? Such terrible exegetes! Paul wrote this epistle to the church in Philippi. Churches are full of Christians, not the heathen! Therefore, joy in the Lord is only […]

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Who Is Like God?

Psalm 113:5-6, Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth? There is nothing above God, so He cannot look up. He only looks beneath Him to us miserable creatures and within Him to His perfect Holy Trinity. Neither does He look beside […]

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Faith that Heals

Matthew 9:21, She said to herself, “If only I touch His garment, I will be made well.” Her faith did not doubt Christ and His power, nor His willingness to lend aid. I once read a poorly written book on prayer—Jerry Savelle’s Prayer of Petition—that postulated we ought to approach God the Judge as in a courtroom, […]

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The Peace of God

Philippians 4:7, And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. These are the words proclaimed at the close of the pastor’s sermon. The peace of God is not what human reason surmises—namely, the cessation of evil. This is not what the text says; it says […]

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