• Never Before Seen Article by J. Mark Beach

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2014 | Hebrews 7

    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, addicted to fads, is swiftly bored with the latest and the greatest. Is Christian faith subject to such changing f ashions? When the Apostle declares that Jesus’ death on the cross is nothing less than “the new covenant” in Christ’s blood (1 Cor. 11:25), is that a fickle fashion change, covenantal style? We face a fundamental question when … View Resource

  • The Blessing of God’s Discipline Article by J. Mark Beach

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2013

    Parents see the benefits of discipline more easily than their children. When I was a child, I never quite bought the idea that I was being punished because my parents loved me. I just didn’t size it up that way. Acting as my own defense attorney, I rehearsed in my mind the severity of my punishment; I considered the hastiness of the verdict, the disproportion between the crime and the punishment. I milked my self-pity and cried into my pillow. Unfair! Only when I was older did I view discipline through a clearer lens. Of course, now I’m … View Resource