Series Index: The Psalms: Singing of the King Covenant: A Strategy for Singing the Psalms David the King Yahweh the King Messiah the King Summary and Conclusion Part 1 in a 6 part series. View series intro and index. Chances are, if you are a Christian, you love the book of Psalms. Probably more than Leviticus or … Continue reading The Psalms: Singing of the King
John Calvin: I am aware of what is muttered in corners by certain miscreants, when they would display their acuteness in assailing divine truth. They ask, how do we know that Moses and the prophets wrote the books which now bear their names? Nay, they even dare to question whether there ever was a Moses. … Continue reading How Can We Be Sure Moses Wrote the Pentateuch?
Even though the word does not appear in the New Testament, the idea of atonement still permeates the whole Bible. Salvation is possible and effectual for all who believe in Jesus because he atoned for our sins by his sacrificial death on the cross. The Hebrew word for atonement is kaphar and it means "to … Continue reading A is for Atonement
For circumcision indeed is of value if you obey the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision. So, if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision? (Romans 2:25-26) In this section, Paul gets to the epicenter of Jewish law-keeping. … Continue reading What does it mean to be a true Jew? (Part 1)
Jesus isn't just the greater Moses. He is also the greater David. In Psalm 78, the psalmist is reflecting on Israel's rebellion against God after they were saved from slavery in Egypt. God was so gracious to his people despite their unfaithfulness. "Yet," the psalmist wrote, "they sinned still more against him" (vv. 17, 40, … Continue reading Jesus: The Greater David
How is a person made right with God? What removes the sin, condemnation, and curse that we made for ourselves? Paul tells us in Galatians 3:13, "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us -- for it is written, 'Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree'." … Continue reading The Wall Has Been Broken Down
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me." In the same way also … Continue reading Maundy Thursday Meditation