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  • Never Before Seen by J. Mark Beach

    Modern people live for the new—a new car, a new jacket, a new career—even though the new quickly fades. The new star of the team is suddenly washed up. The new pop idol is soon passé. Indeed, our jaded culture, …Read More

  • The New Covenant by Keith Mathison

    The Book of Hebrews is a declaration of the absolute supremacy of Jesus Christ. Hebrews tells us that Jesus is superior to the angels (ch. 1–2), superior to Moses (3–4:13), and superior to Aaron (4:14–7). His is a superior priesthood …Read More

  • The Origin of the Church by John Muether

    When did the church begin? Many Christians locate the birthday of the church at the miracle of Pentecost that is recorded in Acts 2. Others rightly insist that the origin of the church lies deeper in the Old Testament. In …Read More

  • Our Glorious Inheritance in Christ by Burk Parsons

    Allegedly, a reporter once asked John D. Rockefeller, who at the time was one of the wealthiest men in America, “How much money is enough?” to which Rockefeller supposedly answered, “A little more than I have.” Such a response is …Read More

  • Our Great Reward by Derek Thomas

    In June 2006 in this section we commented on the way in which the story of redemption focuses on Abraham’s “seed” as the line by which the Messiah will come to save God’s people from their sins (Gen. 12:7; 13:15–16). …Read More

  • Out with the Old and in with the New by Richard Pratt Jr.

    Followers of Christ repeat Jesus’ words “this cup is the new covenant” every time they observe the Lord’s Supper. All over the world, local churches include the words new covenant in their names. But if you ask most Christians the …Read More

  • Paradise Created by Guy Waters

    Even people who are not familiar with the Bible have heard of Adam and Eve. Perhaps they have seen Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam or have read John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Many, however, also know that Adam and Eve play an …Read More

  • The People, Place, and Presence of God by Derek Thomas

    There is a sense in which the whole of the Old Testament is simply the outworking of the promise in Genesis 3:15 — that the seed of the serpent will be at enmity with the seed of the woman and …Read More

  • Redemption Accomplished by Dennis Johnson

    Tradition!” sings Tevye. “Without our traditions, our lives would be as unstable as a fiddler on the roof.” As the drama unfolds, this analogy turns from affirmation to lament: Tevye’s daughters marry suitors disapproved by tradition, and in the end …Read More

  • Redemption Applied by Cornelis Venema

    Between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, there exists a perfect coincidence of will and purpose. However distinct may be the works appropriate to each person of the holy Trinity, the love and mutual indwelling (John 14:10–11) that …Read More

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