“15Therefore He is the mediator of the New Covenant, so that those called for an eternal inheritance might receive the promise, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions committed under the first covenant. 16For where there is a covenant, it is necessary for the one making the covenant to proffer … Continue reading A Proposed Interpretation of Hebrews 9:15-22
I recently posted another one of my papers on Academia.edu: Why does the author of 1 & 2 Samuel break off the account of the taking of Rabbah in 2 Samuel 11:1 to recount David's adultery and murder, only to resume it in 2 Samuel 12:26-31? From this inclusio and other literary features of the … Continue reading The Rhetoric of Repentence
I recently posted another one of my papers on Academia.edu. In this paper, the author looks at Jeremiah 34:17-22 in its literary context to better understand the passage and why the author of Jeremiah has put it in its present place. Particular attention is paid to the maledictory oath in 34:18-19. You can download or … Continue reading I WILL MAKE THEM LIKE THE CALF: An Examination of Jeremiah 34:17-22 in its Literary Context (Academia.edu)
In this paper, it is argued that in Romans 1:17 Paul uses “the righteousness of God” to refer to God’s righteous character displayed in salvation accomplished by the provision of righteousness through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection for those who believe. Each of these three aspects is considered and argued for, the most space being … Continue reading Δικαιοσυνη θεου: a Consideration of the Meaning of the Righteousness of God in Romans 1:17
When we hear a communion message today it is often based on the synoptic accounts of Jesus’ words, but rarely have I heard a message based on Paul’s account found in 1 Corinthians 11. In this account Paul address the situation of His readers with a piercing challenge directed at the selfish ways they were … Continue reading Exegetical Look at 1 Corinthians 11:23-34
A sermon on Hebrews 8 and the superiority of the New Covenant over the old covenant. Because of the differences between the church context where I preached this and the public setting of the internet, some clarification: The reason the Old Covenant is faulted and obsolete is not because God made a mistake, but because … Continue reading Hebrews 8 – In Christ we have received the better promises of the New Covenant.
This sermon was preached to small congregation in white rock BC, Canada on the 18th of August 2013. Introduction Good morning church! In Tom’s absence I have the privilege of bringing you this morning’s sermon, though unfortunately it may be a little bit less lively than Philip’s last week; I won’t be doing any singing…but … Continue reading Hebrews 8 – In Christ we have received the better promises of the New Covenant.
It seems fitting for us this, at least for Canadians, thanksgiving weekend to partake of communion, the Lord’s Supper, and remember our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His work on the Cross. This time of year is traditionally one where people gather together and give thanks for all they have in their lives. What … Continue reading A Communion Service
Wellum and Gentry provide both an outstanding introduction to Biblical Theology and Biblical-theological systems, as well as providing a profoundly biblical via media between the two reigning Biblical-theological systems of Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology. At 716 pages (before appendix and indices)"Kingdom Through Covenant" proves to be a weighty volume, but it is a tremendous resource. … Continue reading A review of Kingdom Through Covenant by Peter J. Gentry and Stephen J. Wellum