“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
Calvinists today have started using the term Effectual Calling in the place of what older Calvinists called Irresistible Grace, this is probably a smart move for this latter term often conveys a false understanding of what is meant. This is for various reasons, but I think Jonathan Edwards explained it best. In the first few … Continue reading Why The Title “Irresistible Grace” is a Misnomer that We Should Abandon
From Galatia in the 1st century AD to Vancouver BC in the 21st century, the tendrils of Legalism have lingered in the Church and have never been fully eradicated. In response to cultural pressures, the influence of other religions, or bad teaching, segments of the Church have brought themselves back under the law and bound … Continue reading Free to Serve and Walk in the Spirit: How Paul’s Address of Legalism and License Applies to us Today
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