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Recent sermons: What is a planted church?

  What is a planted church? Part 1   What is a planted church? Part 2

Overview of Covenant Theology, covenant of works, part 1

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An Exposition of Question 19 of An Orthodox Catechism, by Hercules Collins

Q. 19. From what source do you know this (i.e., who the mediator is)? A. Out of the gospel which God first made known in paradise (a), and afterwards did spread it abroad by the patriarchs and prophets (b), shadowed it by sacrifices and other ceremonies of the law (c), and lastly accomplished it by His only begotten Son, Christ our Lord (d). (a) Gen. 3:15. (b) Gen. 22:18; 49:10-11;  [ Read More ]

Luke 15: A Case-Study in Jesus’ use of Old Testament Allusions (7 or the last part)

Part 6. The Seven Theological Clusters of Luke 15:1-7[1]  1.      Failed leadership in Old Covenant Israel This is the Pharisees and scribes. They are bad shepherds. That theme is clear. 2.      Free and sovereign grace The sheep offers no service to the shepherd. The sheep does not deserve to be rescued. The rescue mission comes to him as a gift. The shepherd is the seeker; the sheep is the sought  [ Read More ]

Part 5.   Luke 15:7 – Jesus’ conclusion   7 “I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. (Luke 15:7 NAU)   Verse 7 is a sort of commentary by Jesus on what he just said. His conclusion ends up being pointed at the Pharisees and scribes. “I tell you” is  [ Read More ]

Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here.   Introductory thoughts on Luke 15:4-7 4 “What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? 5 “When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 “And when he comes  [ Read More ]

Here is part 1. Luke’s introduction to the entire pericope/section/passage (15:1-3)   Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. 2 Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 So He told them this parable, saying, (Luke 15:1-3 NAU)   In verse 1, Luke tells us that “all the tax collectors and the  [ Read More ]

Go and do the same? (Luke 10:37)

Go and do the same? (Luke 10:37)   “Go and do the same” (Luke 10:37, NASB). Q: What does “do” mean in context and what is the result of doing in context? My answer is “do” refers to that which is to be done “to inherit eternal life” (10:25) as the law teaches (10:26-28) and as affirmed by Jesus (cf. 10:28 and elsewhere [Paul and Moses affirm the same.]) and  [ Read More ]

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 ]

Jesus Christ, 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 ]

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