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Arie Leder

Dr. Arie C. Leder is the Martin J. Wyngaarden Senior Professor of Old Testament Studies at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He previously served as pastor at Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church, Trenton, Ontario, and with Christian Reformed World Missions in Latin America. He teaches courses on the Pentateuch and on historical books of the Old Testament.

March 31, 2018

Righteousness Outside Jerusalem

Psalm 11; Luke 23:44-49
Surely this was a righteous man.

March 30, 2018

Truth in Jerusalem

Psalm 110; Luke 22:66-71
Rule in the midst of your enemies!

March 29, 2018

The Betrayal Kiss

Psalm 41; Luke 22:47-53
Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turned against me.

March 28, 2018

Seated at Jesus’ Table

Psalm 22:1-11; Luke 22:24-30
You may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom. . . .

March 27, 2018

A New Covenant

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Luke 22:7-20
“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people. . . .”

March 26, 2018

Blindness in Jerusalem

Psalm 122; Luke 19:28-44
If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes.

March 25, 2018

Jesus Hears Our Cries

Psalm 146; Luke 18:35-43
Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!

March 24, 2018

Jerusalem, Killer of Prophets

Psalm 147:1-7; Luke 13:31-35
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you . . .

March 23, 2018

Fit to Follow Jesus

Luke 9:57-62
No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.

March 22, 2018

Turning to Jerusalem

Luke 9:51-58; Hebrews 12:1-3
As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.

March 21, 2018

How Long, Lord?

Psalm 13; James 5:7-11
You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about.

March 20, 2018

Sin at the Door

Genesis 4:1-8; Ephesians 4:22-27
In your anger do not sin.

March 19, 2018

The Zeal of the Ant

Proverbs 6:6-11; Romans 12:3-18
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

March 18, 2018

a “Whatever” Attitude

Joshua 9:1-15; Matthew 25:24-30
Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance.

March 17, 2018


Exodus 4:10-16; Luke 18:13-14
He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner."

March 16, 2018

What Comes Before a Fall?

Proverbs 16:18; Luke 18:9-12
The Pharisee . . . prayed: “God, I thank you that I am not like other people. . . . I fast twice a week."

March 15, 2018

Keeping It Clean

Psalm 51; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit.

March 14, 2018

Eye of the Beholder

Proverbs 6:20-32; Matthew 5:27-28
Do not lust in your heart after her beauty. . . .

March 13, 2018

Compelled to Love

2 Kings 4:1-7; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, 13
Christ’s love compels us. . . . He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

March 12, 2018

How Much Is Enough?

Proverbs 30:7-9; Luke 12:13-21
Godliness with contentment is great gain.

March 11, 2018

Haste Makes Waste

Genesis 4:23-24; 2 Timothy 1:5-7
The Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

March 10, 2018

What’s Eating You?

Ecclesiastes 6:7-9; Matthew 6:25-27
Give us today our daily bread.

March 9, 2018

Doing Kindness

Genesis 40:12-14, 23; Luke 10:25-37
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.

March 8, 2018

Obsessed With Envy

1 Kings 21:1-16; Matthew 5:29
He lay on his bed sulking and refused to eat.

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