You can hear the sermon 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.
Redeemer Radio interviewed me (Richard Barcellos) on the doctrine of creation & others on Scripture, sovereignty, Trinity, & decree here.
Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers, Christopher A. Hall (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 1998, 223 pages), reviewed by Richard C. Barcellos Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers is comprised of eight very helpful chapters. Hall states the goal of his book in the Preface as follows: “My goal is to present as clearly, simply and accurately as possible the methodology and content of patristic biblical interpretation” (8). Though Hall [ Read More ]
I will be lecturing on New Testament Introduction in December at MCTS, Owensboro, KY. Here are the subjects I will be addressing: 1. The Definition, Place, and Scope of New Testament Introduction 2. Broad Introductory Overview of the New Testament 3. Literary Background and Theological Assumptions of the New Testament 4. Background Studies and the New Testament 5. Canon of the New Testament 6. Synoptic “Problem” 7. Gospel of Matthew [ Read More ]
Here is an excellent piece by Jim Renihan on the standards for church membership. The complete title is The Doctrinal and Practical Standards for Local Church Membership According to the Bible and the Second London Confession of Faith. A great read!
This was adapted from the Heritage Baptist Church, Owensboro, KY, constitution. ARTICLE 4: Covenant A. Our New Covenant Confidence God has graciously and sovereignly entered into a New Covenant with His people (Jer. 31:31-34; 32:40; Heb. 8:7-13; 10:16-17; 13:20-21). He has done this through the work of Jesus Christ (Heb. 8:6). Christ’s obedience and blood infallibly secure all of the benefits of the New Covenant for His people (Matt. 26:26-28; [ Read More ]