Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Story of Jesus’ Birth

The story of Jesus’ birth, as traditionally told, is a charming tale that warms the hearts of parents and children alike. This story brings together elements from the accounts of Matthew and Luke and attempts to blend them into a … Continue reading

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A New Covenant With New “Rules”

We have just about wrapped up the prologue of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Last time we concluded that Jesus’ sacrifice and the giving of the Holy Spirit was the beginning of the fulfilment of the law and the prophets, … Continue reading

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Streams of Living Water

[Note: This post is from a session that took place during the last day of our 2011 Feast of Tabernacles service, in honour of Jesus’ sermon on the last day of that festival almost two millennia ago. The Scripture references … Continue reading

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The New Covenant: Until Everything Is Accomplished

It turns out that I am not unique in understanding the Sermon on the Mount as a New Covenant document. Others have gotten there long before me, such as John Bergsma, author of The New Covenant Document Is Completed and … Continue reading

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State of Fear

Michael Crichton is a canny writer whose books both entertain and inform readers of scientific and technological possibilities. You can’t write for any length of time, however, without at least a few of your own private opinions becoming public knowledge. … Continue reading

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New Covenant: Prologue

Two posts ago I tried to suggest that the place in the New Testament that most resembles the outline of a covenant (as per Dr. Meredith G. Kline’s Treaty of the Great King) is Jesus’ Sermon on the mount, which … Continue reading

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The “Curse of the Law”

A casual reading of Galatians 3:10 can give the impression that any attempt to apply an Old Covenant principle, such as keeping the Sabbath, into one’s life leads to an automatic curse. Therefore the solution most commonly proposed is to … Continue reading

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