Coming to Christ Like a Child (Mark 10:13-16)

Jesus on Marriage and Divorce (Mark 10:1-12)

If there was ever a time in which the teaching of our Lord in this passage needs to be heard, it’s now. It was back in 1948 that Pitirim Sorokin sounded the alarm. He had founded the department of sociology at Harvard University. Sorokin showed that in 1910, the divorce rate in America was ten…

God’s Glorious Display of a Sovereign Salvation (Exod. 14:1-18)

God’s Glorious Display of a Sovereign Salvation (Exod. 14:1-18)

Our text is located within the history of Israel’s exodus from Egypt. The event of the exodus is a paradigm of salvation. To be sure, not every Israelite who was physically redeemed from Egypt and led through the Red Sea experienced eternal salvation (1 Cor. 10:5). Many of them did not believe and perished as…

Coming to Christ Like a Child (Mark 10:13-16)

The Baptism of Jesus Christ (Mark 1:7–9)

The baptism of Jesus by John was the initiation rite marking the formal commencement of Jesus’s public ministry. And right at the outset, our Lord begins His ministry by formally identifying with the sinners He came to redeem. Hence the significance of Jesus’s baptism can be summarized in this: His vicarious identification with sinners as the sin-bearer.

Coming to Christ Like a Child (Mark 10:13-16)

Meet John the Baptist (Mark 1:2–8)

Mark’s point is to show John the Baptist’s prophetic background. Isaiah prophesied of John’s coming 700 years before he was born, and Malachi, 400 years prior. The Baptist is one of the few individuals who have ever lived whose life was so historically significant that it was expressly foretold by the Prophets in the Scriptures.

Coming to Christ Like a Child (Mark 10:13-16)

Introduction to Mark’s Gospel (Mark 1:1)

Mark was probably written in Rome during the final phase of Peter’s ministry. As Peter was preaching the gospel in Rome, Mark was inspired by the same Spirit that was upon Peter to record the preaching of the apostle and to organize the material into a permanent, written testimony for the ongoing use of the…

Knowing Christ Crucified (1 Cor. 2:1–5)

Knowing Christ Crucified (1 Cor. 2:1–5)

Corinth was a prominent Graeco-Roman city in the Peloponnesus region, southeast of Rome. Paul spent 18 months there on his second missionary journey. Due to its geographic region, the city had a high profile and a booming population. It was economically prosperous, famous for its bronze, shrines, Olympic games, and especially its philosophers. It was…

The Gospel in a Word

The Gospel in a Word

If you had to summarize the gospel in a word, what would it be? Forgiveness? Justification? Salvation? Perhaps the best answer would be “Christ,” as long as we understand that His person and work are both included, and it is His work in particular that constitutes the...