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John Gerstner Lectures

If you've never listened to the later Dr. John H. Gerstner you are neglecting a benefit for your soul from one of God's wonderful gifts to the church. Dr. Gerstner (1914-1996) was "Professor of Church History at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Knox Theological Seminary. He was an authority on the life and theology of Jonathan Edwards. Gerstner counted among his stude...

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On the Sabbath, Ceremonial Sabbaths, the Lord's Day and the Day of the LORD

Dr. Benjamin Shaw, Associate Professor of OT at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, has written some very helpful blog posts regarding the continuation/cessation of the Sabbath from the oft cited passage in Colossians 2:16. You can read the first post here, the second here, and the final post here. I will be the first to grant that the Fourth Commandment is not...

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Abominable Sacrifices

Abominable Sacrifices: How Jesus Takes Miserable Worshipers and Makes Us Acceptable to God (Isaiah 1:10-15 ESV) 10 Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom! Give ear to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah! 11 "What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the LORD; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts; I do no...

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Revjw's Book Corner 7.26.12 Canon Revisited

Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament By Michael J. Kruger, PhD Wheaton:  Crossway 2012 362pp, Bibliography, General and Scripture Indices Here is a book I can confidently endorse and encourage you all to get your hands on and read!  Michael Kruger, professor of New Testament and academic dean at Reformed Theological Seminary in Cha...

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Christ: The End of the Law for Justification and Sanctification

In his sermon on John 19:30, the 19th Century Southern Presbyterian theologian, Rev. Thomas Peck, explained how Jesus is the "end of the Law" for both justification and for sanctification when he wrote: Christ is the end of the law for legal or justifying righteousness (Rom. x. 4, where the term "end" is the noun of the verb in the text). Show how he is so. (Gal. iii. 10...

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Jonathan Edwards' Seven Steps for Growth in Divine Knowledge

In his sermon The Importance and Advantage of a Thorough Knowledge of Divine Truth Jonathan Edwards gave seven applications to the exposition that he made on Heb. 5:12. These seven applications are meant to encourage believers to grow deeply and experientially in their knowledge of Divine truth. We would all do well to put these applications into practice. Edwards exh...

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Christological Principles of Typology

I've often been asked to explain how we can know whether the typology we are doing is a biblically warranted, covenantal typology over against the fanciful typology so frequently employed in Dispensationalism. This is not an easy question to answer. There are so many theological principles that undergird a biblical approach to typology. Two of the greatest hinderances to c...

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The Emmaus Sessions: Christ and Redemptive History

So far we have met at New Covenant Presbyterian Church's Study Center for seven installments of "The Emmaus Sessions." "The Emmaus Sessions" are a series of talks on various important aspects of Biblical Theology. We meet every other Tuesday evening at the church office (10747 Ford Ave., Richmond Hill, GA). The next meeting will be Tuesday July 10, 2012 at 6:30 PM. If y...

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