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Archive for December, 2011

What folks read most at Challies.com in 2011

Here is Tim Challies’ list of the top ten read articles on 2011 at his site. If #10 had been written earlier in the year, it would have climbed the ladder. Thank you, Tim, for addressing this and many other issues. You can see the list here.

53 Lord’s Days in 2012

53 monuments of and to a better creation in 2012!

Canon of the New Testament (I. Introduction) Canon of the New Testament (II. Definition of “Canon”) Canon of the New Testament (III. Theological Issues Related to the New Testament Canon (1)) III. Theological Issues Related to the New Testament Canon (2) Under this heading, we will discuss 1. Canon and Cause, 2. Canon and Authority, 3. Canonical Foundation and Redemptive History, 4. Canon and Christ, 5. Canon and the Inspiration  [ Read More ]

Here is a four-part series by my friend Pastor Jeremy Walker on the New Calvinism. I highly recommend you read all four parts, if you are interested in this subject. Part I Part II Part III Part IV  

Canon of the New Testament (I. Introduction) Canon of the New Testament (II. Definition of “Canon”) III. Theological Issues Related to the New Testament Canon (1) Under this heading, we will discuss 1. Canon and Cause, 2. Canon and Authority, 3. Canonical Foundation and Redemptive History, 4. Canon and Christ, 5. Canon and the Inspiration of the Holy Spirit, 6. Canon and the Apostolate, and 7. Canon and Recognition. We  [ Read More ]

Part I can be read here. The basic definition of “canon” is rule, standard, or norm. It derives from a Semitic word which meant reed, cane, stalk of grain.[1] “The idea of measurement became predominant and from the 5th cent. B.C. kanon meant above all a measuring line, measuring rod, balance arm, fixed rule, norm.”[2] In the New Testament “canon” is used by Paul only in 2 Corinthians 10:13, 15, 16  [ Read More ]

Canon of the New Testament (I. Introduction)

New Testament Canonics – A Theological or Historical issue or both? What caused the canon of the New Testament? Are there theological causes to the canon of the New Testament? Or is this question to be settled upon church-historical grounds alone? These are important, and much-debated, questions. The relationship between theology and history is a complex issue. Since the Enlightenment, there has been a tendency to humanize what used to  [ Read More ]

GRBF December 25, 2011 schedule

On December 25, 2011, GRBF will meet for morning worship at 10am and a hymn-sing at 6pm. 349 Sunrise Terrace, Palmdale, CA  93551 You can call 661 609 3450 for directions. Here is our order of worship for the morning service: Call to Worship                            1 Peter 2:4-10 Invocation Hymn                                                                #127 Scripture Reading                            John 1:1-18 Hymn                                                                #151 Pastoral Prayer Hymn                                                                #168 Sermon Text                                         John 1:14 Prayer for Illumination Sermon                     “The Word Became  [ Read More ]

lecturing on “The New Testament’s Use of the Old”

Tonight beginning at 5:45pm CT, I will be lecturing on “The New Testament’s Use of the Old in Contemporary Hermeneutical Perspective.” The headings are: I. The New Testament’s Use of the Old in Historical Perspective; II. Ways  in which the New Testament uses the Old; III. Views of the New Testament’s use of the Old among Contemporary Evangelicals and its Implications for Hermeneutics; IV. Texts Illustrating the Different Approaches to  [ Read More ]

Dennis Johnson on Matthew 2:15 citing Hosea 11:1

Hosea plainly spoke not prospectively of the Messiah but retrospectively of the exodus, say Matthew’s critics. In one sense they are right: Hosea’s text does indeed look back to the exodus. But Matthew’s critics ignore (or simply reject) a more foundational conviction to which Matthew is leading his readers: Jesus is the true Israel, delivered from infant death, brought out of Egypt, tested in the wilderness, and finally exalted as  [ Read More ]

GRBC morning worship

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