Dean DeppeDean Deppe

Dean Deppe

Dean Deppe has been a pastor in inner-city, suburban, and rural ­churches. Currently he teaches New Testament theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. His courses include one on the parables of Jesus. He and his wife have four grown children.

January 31, 2018

Recognizing the True Messiah

Isaiah 9:2-7
He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

January 30, 2018

Jesus in the Psalms—And Long Before

Hebrews 10:5-10
Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—I have come to do your will, my God.

January 29, 2018

Every Knee Will Bow

Philippians 2:5-11
I am God, and there is no other. . . . Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear.

January 28, 2018

Who Is the Son of Man?

Hebrews 2:5-9
What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.

January 27, 2018

Jesus, the Seed of Abraham, and Us

Galatians 3:15-29
The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.”

January 26, 2018


Galatians 3:5-14
Anyone who is hung on a pole is under God’s curse.

January 25, 2018

Jesus Fulfills All of Scripture

Zechariah 11:7-13; Matthew 27:3-10
Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms.

January 24, 2018

Jesus, the Living Messiah

Acts 2:22-38
You will not abandon me to the realm of the dead. . . . You will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

January 23, 2018

Jesus, the Suffering Servant

Isaiah 52:13-53:12
He was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities.

January 22, 2018

The Rejected Stone Becomes Precious

Psalm 118:15-27
Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else.

January 21, 2018

The Messiah Endured Evil for Us

Psalm 69:1-21
One of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar . . . and offered it to Jesus to drink.

January 20, 2018

The Suffering Righteous One

Psalm 22:1-20; Mark 15:33-39
Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).

January 19, 2018

A Dying and Rising Christ

Luke 24:13-27
Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures . . . he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

January 18, 2018

Jesus, the Coming King

Luke 19:28-42
See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. . . . He will proclaim peace to the nations.

January 17, 2018

Jesus, the Miracle Worker

Luke 7:18-23
Your God will come. . . . Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy.

January 16, 2018

Jesus Preaches in Parables

Matthew 13:31-35
I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old—things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us.

January 15, 2018

Jesus, the Kingdom Messenger

Isaiah 61:1-3; Luke 4:14-21
Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.

January 14, 2018

Jesus, the Servant Savior

Matthew 3:13-4:11
Here is my servant . . . my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him.

January 13, 2018

Out of Egypt

Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23
Out of Egypt I called my son.

January 12, 2018

Born of a Virgin

Matthew 1:18-23
The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

January 11, 2018

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Micah 5:2-4; Matthew 2:1-6
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old. . . .

January 10, 2018

Someone Greater Than We Can Imagine

Psalm 110; Hebrews 7:11-17
The Lord says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”

January 9, 2018

Long Ago and Now

Jeremiah 33:10-18
In the past God spoke . . . through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things.

January 8, 2018

Claiming to Be the Messiah

Acts 5:33-39
Some time ago Theudas appeared. . . . After him Judas of Galilee . . . led a band of people in revolt.

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