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The Covenant of Redemption (1) #22 Several weeks ago, I asked the question: Why is the new covenant necessary? The answer is because none of the covenants prior to it actually secured the salvation of sinners. The new covenant is necessary because the covenant with David, the covenant with Israel or the Mosaic covenant, the covenant with Abraham, and the covenant with Noah, though they point to our Lord and [ Read More ]
The sermon is here.
Four common views on this text 1) The naturalistic view sees “the serpent simply as an animal and the woman’s seed as collective humanity.” This view provides the basis for man’s perpetual fear of snakes. 2) The symbolic view claims this verse asserts the “unresolved conflict between humans and the representatives of evil.” This basically says Genesis 3:15 provides the basis for all the conflict we see between good [ Read More ]
Overview of Covenant Theology, Gen. 3:15 Pt. 1. You can listen here.
A debtor to mercy alone, of covenant mercy I sing; Nor fear, with thy righteousness on, my person and off’ring to bring. The terrors of law and of God with me can have nothing to do; My Saviour’s obedience and blood hide all my transgressions from view. The work which His goodness began, the arm of His strength will complete; His promise is Yea and Amen, and never was forfeited [ Read More ]
The Creator’s Sabbath I The Creator’s Sabbath II The Creator’s Sabbath III The Creator’s Sabbath IV
What is a divine covenant and what is the New Covenant in contrast to the Old Covenant? What is a divine covenant? A basic definition of a divine covenant is as follows: A divine covenant is a relational arrangement, initiated by God’s sovereign dispensing of his kindness, goodness, and wisdom toward man. In other words, divine covenants start with God and come to man. They come from him to [ Read More ]
Part 6. The Seven Theological Clusters of Luke 15:1-7 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 ]
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 ]