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Refusing the Cup

They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He tasted thereof, He would not drink. (Matthew 27:34) The Romans wanted criminals to be punished in a spectacular way in order to put fear into the hearts of men. Fear, they thought... next...

The Third Plague: This is the Finger of God!

The third plague is unique; it arrives without warning. There is no audience before Pharaoh, as there was with the first two plagues. This is the first plague without any sort of introduction, it simply happens. Details like this often go unnoticed... next...

Bible Studies on Jacob Lesson 15: The History of the Older Brother, Esau

Read Genesis 36–37:1 Introduction In many ways, Genesis 35 completes the circle of Jacob’s life that began with his flight to Paddan- Aram away from his brother Esau (Gen. 28:1–9). Genesis 35 in many ways summarizes the key... next...

Bible Studies on Jacob Lesson 16: Israel and Sons Sojourn in Egypt

Read Genesis 37:2–11, 31–35 Introduction The final section of the book of Genesis focuses on the story of the family of Jacob. What became of his children? This is the meaning of Genesis 37:2, where the last major section of Genesis... next...

Baptism, Election, and the Covenant of Grace (Part Three)

Confessional Teaching It should not surprise us to find that the same distinction that made by Calvin and the Reformed theologians appears in our confessional documents. In Q. 20 the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) asks, “Are all men, then,... next...

The New Testament Evidence Regarding Paedocommunion (Part Five)

At several points throughout our treatment of the biblical evidence that is relevant to the question of paedocommunion, we have noted that 1 Corinthians 11:17–34 is the most important passage to consider. In the historic confessions of... next...
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