Category Archives: In-Depth Studies

Does the Church Replace Israel? (Part 3)

In the gospels the theme that Israel is not the real people of God is continued. In Matthew 8:5-13 Jesus heals the servant of the Roman centurion. The centurion only requests of Jesus to say the word and his servant … Continue reading

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Does the Church Replace Israel? (Part 2)

In Galatians 4:21-31 we find the apostle Paul using an allegory to teach the Galatian believers about the true nature of Israel. Paul begins by saying that the mothers of Abraham’s children, Sarah and Hagar (Keturah and her children are … Continue reading

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Does the Church Replace Israel? (Part 1)

As one who holds to New Covenant Theology (NCT) I am frequently asked this question, “Do you believe in replacement theology?  When I hear other teachers who embrace NCT try to answer this question I hear them giving rather involved … Continue reading

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Sorting Out the Mystery of the Problem with Evil

When you study Scripture at some point you will encounter the problem with evil. By that I mean you recognize that the God of heaven and earth is absolutely sovereign and determines whatever happens (Ephesians 1:11). You also see that … Continue reading

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Temptation or Test?

James 1:13-15 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm

The Big Picture Story Bible, by David Helm with Illustrations by Gail Schoonmaker, published by Crossway Books, 2004, 453 pages, clothbound. The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm is a children’s book. You might be wondering, what Print email … Continue reading

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The Law of Christ

Within the study of New Covenant Theology there is emerging a difference of opinion over exactly what is the Law of Christ. It is the opinion of this writer that the Law of Christ is the version of God’s law … Continue reading

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Book Review: Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor: The Life and Reflections of Tom Carson by D.A. Carson

Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor: The Life and Reflections of Tom Carson, by D.A. Carson, published by Crossway Books, 2008, 160 pages, paperback I will always encourage Christians to read biographies of other believers because we can learn ma Print … Continue reading

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Thriving in Survival Mode by Brady Tyler

There are times in my life when the busyness of life just seems to take over. When days blend together and I cannot differentiate one day to the next and without a calendar I could not tell you what I … Continue reading

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The Law of Christ: Part 2

When we say that the law of Christ is the New Covenant era version of the law of God we are saying that we are not under the Old Covenant era version of the law of God, the Mosaic Law. … Continue reading

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