This article is an exposition of Matthew 16:18.
This article discusses the various possibilities for the authorship and addressees of James.
This article shows the significance of dew in Scripture. It was a symbol of blessing, the resurrection, and the ministry of God's people in the world. Also, it is associated with baptism and manna.
This article considers the portrait of the daughters of Zion in Isaiah 3:16-24.
This article seeks to show the unifying element of the different activities of a priest in the Old Testament. It argues that a priest was an administrator of the royal household.
Why did John the Baptist need to live on a diet of locusts and wild honey? This article suggests it was to symbolize his special role in redemptive history.
This article offers an exposition of Romans 8:31-39.
This article considers how the reign of Asa began well but took a bad turn and ended poorly.
What are your thoughts on the disciple Thomas? This article suggests that he was the first of the Twelve to enter fully into Easter faith.
This article shows how the theme of help is central to the account in 1 Chronicles 12.
This article is an exposition of Proverbs 3:1-12.
This article discusses the ending of Isaiah 61, where the Lord promises a new name for Zion, and a second wedding. The Servant of the Lord, as well as all God's people, are to refuse to rest and allow God to rest until Zion enjoys a complete restoration.
This article considers Isaiah's vision of the Lord in Isaiah 6.
This article discusses the issue of the death penalty in the Mosaic Law, and the way Christians are to understand these laws.
This article investigates the significance of Pentecost for the church.
Should we expect the Lord Jesus to include a substitutionary atonement theory in every one of his parables? Not at all, contrary to what liberal theologians have suggested by their criticisms of the parable of the prodigal son. This article shows at the same time how the atonement is a series of historical events, and not simply that of the cross.
This article considers the possibility of baptismal imagery in James 1:21.
This article shows by way of chiasms that Deuteronomy 8 has at its heart a description of the good land that the Lord is giving to Israel.
This article looks at Isaiah 66 to see what has changed in the course of Isaiah's prophecy and what it all means. The ministry of hardening in which Isaiah was involved was also Jesus' ministry, in which a remnant was yet being gathered.
This article outlines the redemptive-historical significance of wells in Scripture.
This article discusses how the women at the cross of Christ become models for every disciple.
This article offers an explanation of the meaning of the "white stone" in Revelation 2:17.
This article discusses the biblical terms and phrases used for the tabernacle in order to provide some insights into its nature and function.
This article considers the prophecy of Isaiah 60, and the promised light that will dwell in Israel yet attract the nations of the earth.
This article takes a close look at Matthew 11 within the context of the book as a whole in order to assess the answer to the question of what kind of tune is the Lord Jesus referring to in verses 16-17.
This article considers the depraved state of Judah in Isaiah 57, and the great mercy of the Lord in drawing near to them anyway.
This article reveals how the Old Testament moved toward the incarnation of Christ. In part it does so by showing the failures and disappointments of all earlier messiahs, saviors, and sacrifices. Also, the Old Testament reveals the character of the Lord himself, that he is coming do to be with his people, and also to suffer over and with his people.
This article shows that the reference in Galatians 3 to Abraham hearing the gospel when the Lord promised to bless all nations through him has to do with the Holy Spirit. The author explains that the promise to Abraham was a promise that included the Holy Spirit.
This article explains the ways in which the sacraments are efficacious by virtue of participation in them. The Lord's Supper is a means by which the church manifests itself as one body, and baptism effects membership in the church and displays the shape of the church and its position over against the world.
This article considers the story of Elisha's cursing of forty-two "little children" in 2 Kings 2:23-25. The author suggests that these were actually the officials of the idolatrous shrine of Bethel.
To which sacred writings was Paul referring to in 2 Timothy 3:14-17? This article suggests that they were more than the Old Testament; the author advances the thesis that Paul was talking about New Testament writings as well.
This article identifies a series of patterns in the book of Ruth, which starts out with a host of "lacks," all of which are filled in the course of the book. The book indicates, however, that the author was concerned with God's dealings with Israel as a whole, and not just the individuals in the story.
This article discusses the grain offering or cereal offering, noting its usage. The article then discusses the perspectives that the offering provides on biblical economics and ecology. It is a liturgical expression of the biblical theology of ownership and property. It is also related to human labour, and the author shows several important truths that emerge from this relationship.