From the Law to the Spirit

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 by

Yesterday, I gave some questions and principles to aid in reading the New Covenant (i.e. Testament) in view of the Old Covenant.  Today I want to apply that by comparing the giving of the law in the Old Covenant with the giving of the Spirit in the New Testament.  First, let’s look at how Jeremiah

From the Old to New

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 by

This last Sunday, we hit the halfway point in our class about the Bible.  We learned about the New Covenant which Jesus initiated and how it relates to the Old Covenant.  I finished the the class by giving two questions which can help people read the Bible as a whole.     The two questions

Confession and Covenant

Thursday, 03 April 2014 by

We have been talking covenants in class for the last few weeks.  As a church and denomination, covenant is one of the core principals of our faith; in fact, our confession devotes a whole section to the topic.  I have posted it below.  If you have time read and think about it because we will

Covenants: A Reading List

Monday, 24 March 2014 by

In the last  class of “the Book”, we discuss the Biblical reality of covenants.  A covenant in the Ancient Near East (I.e. Biblical Culture) was a bond between two parties often marked by a sacrifice, sign or a sacred meal.   I shared how a common covenant during Biblical times is called the Suzerain-Vassal Treaty.