Monday, April 10, 2017

Covenant Theology and New Covenant Theology

In a previous post I wrote about the Sabbath, and I wish I could have stopped there. (Oh, how I wish I could stop there!) But unfortunately it’s not that simple, because this question of the Sabbath brings us into what is probably a key difference between something called Covenant Theology and something called New Covenant Theology. What I’ve said in the Sabbath post falls in the New Covenant Theology camp, and if you mostly agree with the posts on this blog but disagreed with that particular post you’re probably in the Covenant Theology camp.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Luke 6:12–19

Luke 6:12–19 (ESV): The Twelve Apostles, Jesus Ministers to a Great Multitude

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Luke 6:1–11

Luke 6:1–11 (ESV): Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath, A Man with a Withered Hand

Monday, April 03, 2017

The Sabbath

A long time ago—a long time ago!—I received a comment on the post for Matthew 12:9–14 asking about the Sabbath. In that passage Jesus gets into a disagreement with the Pharisees because they believe that healing should not be done on the Sabbath (since they consider it a form of work), whereas Jesus obviously disagrees since he keeps doing it. It’s pretty clear that the Pharisees are wrong in their understanding of the Sabbath and how one should observe it, but the commenter, if I might paraphrase, is asking how Christians should observe the Sabbath (the underlying assumption seeming to be that we should). So let’s do something I almost never do, and delve into a controversial topic: What is my understanding of the New Testament teaching on the Sabbath?

Friday, March 31, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Luke 4:31–44

Luke 4:31–44 (ESV): Jesus Heals a Man with an Unclean Demon, Jesus Heals Many, Jesus Preaches in Synagogues

Friday, March 17, 2017

Luke 4:1–30

Luke 4:1–30 (ESV): The Temptation of Jesus, Jesus Begins His Ministry, Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Luke 3

Luke 3 (ESV): John the Baptist Prepares the Way, The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Luke 2

Luke 2 (ESV): The Birth of Jesus Christ, The Shepherds and the Angels, Jesus Presented at the Temple, The Return to Nazareth, The Boy Jesus in the Temple

Monday, March 13, 2017

Luke 1

Luke 1 (ESV): Dedication to Theophilus, Birth of John the Baptist Foretold, Birth of Jesus Foretold, Mary Visits Elizabeth, Mary’s Song of Praise: The Magnificat, The Birth of John the Baptist, Zechariah’s Prophecy

Friday, March 10, 2017

Mark Summary

Of the four gospels, Mark is the shortest, and probably the most action-packed. I’ve seen at least a couple of commentaries talking about the fact that Mark is constantly saying “immediately this happened,” and then “immediately that happened.” For these reasons, and maybe because of its straightforward, simple language, many advise that new Christians start with Mark, to learn about Jesus and his ministry.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Mark 16

Mark 16 (ESV): The Resurrection, Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene, Jesus Appears to Two Disciples, The Great Commission

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Monday, March 06, 2017

Mark 15:1–20

Mark 15:1–20 (ESV): Jesus Delivered to Pilate, Pilate Delivers Jesus to be Crucified, Jesus is Mocked

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Mark 14:43–65

Mark 14:43–65 (ESV): Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus, A Young Man Flees, Jesus Before the Council

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mark 14:12–25

Mark 14:12–25 (ESV): The Passover with the Disciples, Institution of the Lord’s Supper

Friday, February 24, 2017

Mark 14:1–11

Mark 14:1–11 (ESV): The Plot to Kill Jesus, Jesus Anointed at Bethany, Judas to Betray Jesus

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mark 13

Mark 13 (ESV): Jesus Foretells the Destruction of the Temple, Signs of the End of the Age, The Abomination of Desolation, The Coming of the Son of Man, The Lesson of the Fig Tree, No One Knows the Day or Hour