Tag Archives: Old Testament

“There’s a Psalm for That”

In our highly technological age, we often assume that any problem can be tackled with a computer program, mobile app, or invention.  And we certainly have seen a number of needs addressed.  I use my phone on a daily basis … Continue reading

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Peeling Back the Veneer of Bad Hermeneutics to Display the Old Testament as a Glorious Masterpiece: a Review of Jesus on Every Page

David Murray, Jesus on Every Page: Ten Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013).  246pp., including study questions, end notes, and Scripture and subject indices.  Review by Doug Smith. The author, … Continue reading

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Habakkuk Overview (Outline)

TRUSTING GOD IN TROUBLESOME TIMES Habakkuk’s Message of Hope I. Take Your Perplexities to God (1:1-2:1) A. with alarm over unchecked sin (1:1-4) (Our prayers suffer when we are unconcerned.) 1. in our country 2. in our church 3. in … Continue reading

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Resources for Preaching Isaiah 53

If there is any one passage in the Old Testament which seems to the Christian heart to be a prophecy of the redeeming work of Christ, it is that matchless fifty-third chapter of Isaiah.  We read it today, often even … Continue reading

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Preaching in the Advent Season

When it comes to Christmas, some preachers are faced with one or more dilemmas: Should I temporarily step away from the book I am preaching through to preach a special Christmas message or series of messages throughout December? What texts … Continue reading

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Book Review – Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics

Goldsworthy, Graeme. Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2007. Jacketed Hardcover, 341 pp. (Review copy courtesy of InterVarsity Press.) Table of Contents Excerpts: Introduction: Can hermeneutics be saved? 1. The necessity for hermeneutics Graeme … Continue reading

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Relevance in “Surprising” Places

I don’t know why I am surprised. Maybe it’s because we often suppose that we have to think of some clever way to introduce what we speak on and beat our heads against the wall to figure out how an … Continue reading

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Book Review – God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible

Vaughan Roberts, God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), 160pp. Paper. One of the most helpful features of much modern technology is the “zoom” option. From cameras to word processors, the ability to … Continue reading

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Is the Old Testament Still Relevant Today?

“Is the Old Testament Still Relevant Today?” Dr. David Murray, professor of Old Testament and practical theology at Puritan Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, addressed issues related to this question in a recent conference at Fraser Valley Bible Conference … Continue reading

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Preaching Through Numbers: Ligon Duncan

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III serves as Senior Minister at First Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Jackson, Mississippi.  Dr. Duncan preached through the book of Numbers from January 2007 until May of 2008.  Most of the messages are available as free … Continue reading

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