Obadiah 15-21 – The Coming Day of the Lord

“Thus says the word of the Lord, — “We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; so that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to what he has done, whether it is good or bad.” To the saints the judgment of the things done shall be according to […]

Posted on: May 9, 2019 - 10:00PM

Obadiah 1-16 – God’s Certain Judgment of Evil

In this, the shortest book of the Old Testament, it seems the prophet Obadiah considered each word a high-priced commodity. The majority of the book pronounces judgment on the foreign nation of Edom, making Obadiah one of only three prophets who pronounced judgment primarily on other nations (Nahum and Habakkuk are the others). While others […]

Posted on: May 2, 2019 - 10:00PM

Mark Overview – The True Prophet and the Suffering Servant

The Gospel according to Mark is the shortest gospel and in presentation the most dense one. Mark does not so much describe the teachings but more the actions of the Lord Jesus. Very often Mark uses the present time in his accounts instead of the past time. The word “and” (Greek: euthys) is very striking […]

Posted on: April 25, 2019 - 10:00PM

Mark 15:16 – 16:8 – Christ Rejected So That We Could Be Brought In

From his birth to his death, rejection was a significant theme running through Jesus’ life. He came to his own but his own received him not…he was despised and rejected by men.   The question is, why? Why was Jesus’ life so characterized by rejection? Why would he leave his throne in heaven where he was […]

Posted on: April 18, 2019 - 10:00PM

Mark 14:53-15:15 – The Faithlessness of Peter and the Faithfulness of Christ

When they’d finished Pilate gave the opportunity to Jesus to answer the charges, but he made no reply. Pilate urged him to answer; “See how many things they are accusing you of” (v.4), but still Jesus was silent. Pilate was amazed. Why? Why didn’t Jesus speak to them as coolly and wisely as he had […]

Posted on: April 11, 2019 - 10:00PM

Mark 14:32-52 – Jesus Alone Capable To Drink the Cup

So many Christians have a superficial understanding of Christ. And they never go to the depths of Scripture’s revelation and see the majesty and the glory that comes when you dig deeply. Yes, His glory transcends our understanding, but there is much that we can grasp that makes Him all the more glorious, all the […]

Posted on: April 4, 2019 - 10:00PM

Mark 14:12-31 – The Significance of the Lord’s Supper

“And He said unto them, This is My blood of the new testament, shed for many.”–Mark 14:24 Never did those lips, upon which grace shed its divinest, sweetest fragrance, utter words so precious as these. The language is figurative, but the truth is literal. “This is My blood,” or, this cup is the ’emblem’ of “My […]

Posted on: March 28, 2019 - 10:07PM

Mark 14:1-11 – Wholehearted Devotion to Jesus

If human love does not carry a man beyond himself, it is not love. If love is always discreet, always wise, always sensible and calculating, never carried beyond itself, it is not love at all. It may be affection, it may be warmth of feeling, but it has not the true nature of love in […]

Posted on: March 22, 2019 - 1:15PM

Mark 13:24-37 – Watching for Christ’s Return

To be found ready, at whatever moment our Lord shall call for us, should be the one object of our ambition. With this view, we should seek to be found in Christ, not having our own righteousness, but that which is of God through faith in Christ. Not content with a general hope of acceptance […]

Posted on: March 14, 2019 - 10:00PM

Mark 13:1-23 – How the Future Informs How The Church Lives in the Present

Can passion for the world to come actually bear good fruit in this present world? Doesn’t such a future orientation make us subject to the old charge that Christians are so heavenly minded we’re no earthly good? Doesn’t it lead to a withdrawal from this present world? Certainly many people have thought so. Henry David Thoreau […]

Posted on: March 7, 2019 - 7:27PM