Tag Archives: Biblical Theology

What makes the New Covenant so much greater than the Old?

This is the question I attempted to answer in yesterday’s sermon from Jeremiah 31:31-37. From this text, I see at least four ways that the New Covenant relationship far outstrips the Old: 1. In the New Covenant, God transforms our … Continue reading

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Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church

From the moment I was first exposed to preaching that demonstrated how the entire Bible was one, unified story centered on Jesus Christ, my soul has been thrilled by “Biblical Theology.” Suddenly, every single verse in Scripture, from the speeches … Continue reading

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Wisdom: By Me Kings Reign

As Proverbs calls us to seek wisdom, it appeals to us on the grounds that wisdom is associated with reigning as a king. In Proverbs 8, wisdom declares, “By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just, by me … Continue reading

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Goldsworthy on Wisdom and Folly in Proverbs

Proverbs defines goodness in terms that are wider than morality and ethics. It is the order that underlies the creation. When God made the heavens and the earth and everything in them he made them in relation to one another, … Continue reading

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Listen to Balaam Tell the Christmas Story

What does a star that will “crush the forehead of Moab” have to do with the most wonderful time of year? Why does an ancient near-eastern king trembling on a mountainside point to the rebellion of the human heart? And … Continue reading

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Jonah’s Place in the Bible’s Great Story and the Mystery of God’s Salvation

The book of Jonah is without question the most familiar of the twelve minor prophets, but for years I have been guilty of viewing it in isolation from the great story that Scripture is telling. It is not merely an … Continue reading

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A Lamp Shining in a Dark Place

My church has been working through some basic doctrine together on Wednesday nights, beginning with the doctrine of the Word of God. We started off with something of a “Biblical theology of God’s Word,” seeing from Scripture how central God’s spoken … Continue reading

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