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sermons on the covenant of works

Covenant of Works, 1 Covenant of Works, 2 Covenant of Works, 3 Covenant of Works, 4

Overview of Covenant Theology, covenant of works, part 1

  The sermon is here.

4 sermons on The Creator’s Sabbath

The Creator’s Sabbath I The Creator’s Sabbath II The Creator’s Sabbath III The Creator’s Sabbath IV

radio interview on creation

Redeemer Radio interviewed me (Richard Barcellos) on the doctrine of creation & others on Scripture, sovereignty, Trinity, & decree here.

sermon: Christ takes believers to a better state than the first state

You can listen to it here. It’s only 20 minutes long.

from Better than the Beginning, ch. 5, The Revelatory Function of Creation (II)

Here are the last two sections of chapter five of Better than the Beginning: Creation in Biblical Perspective.   The knowledge of God we possess via creation and providence is not sufficient to secure the well-being of our souls.   Listen to the Confession of Faith again:   Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom and power of  [ Read More ]

God’s remedy for Adam’s failure

Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God become man, is God’s remedy for Adam’s failure. Jesus Christ takes His seed where Adam failed to take his. Salvation in Christ is better than creation in the image of God and citizenship in the garden of Eden. God does not place believers in Christ back at the starting line in the same position in which Adam was created. He grants irrevocable, eternal  [ Read More ]

Last paragraph of ch. 3, The Son-Tilted Focus of Creation, from Better than the Beginning, Richard Barcellos

“There is, however, something staggering to consider here. The Son who made all things for Himself, by whom all things came into existence, and in whom all things maintain their current form of existence “became flesh and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14). He was “born of a woman, born under the Law” (Gal. 4:4). He became what He was not, while never ceasing to be what He always was and  [ Read More ]

The Second London Baptist Confession of 1689 on the Decalogue

The theology of the Confession concerning the Ten Commandments begins at creation (2nd LCF 4). However, the first explicit mention of the Ten Commandments is not in the chapter on creation but the chapter on the law of God (2nd LCF 19:2). Therefore, we will use chapter 19, Of the Law of God, as a guide to unfold the theology of the Confession concerning the Ten Commandments. Four themes will  [ Read More ]

Is the end better than the beginning? John Owen says, “Yes!”

The gospel is news from God that He has devised a way to repair human nature and take all creation to a glorious end. That glorious end, the city of God, new Jerusalem, the eternal state, the new heavens and new earth, is better than the beginning. In the beginning, though the potential for what comes about at the end was present, it was never attained by Adam. In the  [ Read More ]

GRBC morning worship

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sermons from Lord's

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public worship on Oc

The Holiday Inn, in which we normally meet, informed us ...

The Father loves the

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