Category Archives: New Testament

The Story of Revelation

Last Sunday, I finished up a 3 sermon overview of the Revelation of John. This was my introduction for the series. C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien may be best known today for authoring fictional series that were … Continue reading

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Wide and Narrow Way

On my run this morning, I listened to a podcast sermon by Timothy Keller, and he made an interesting point on the wide and narrow way. Toward the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus states, 13 Enter by … Continue reading

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Wright’s Typological Interpretation

This is a fourth post on Wright’s models of interpretation in Old Testament Ethics and the People of God. The Paradigmatic Model related the OT Law to Creation, where it sought to restore God’s creative purposes for humans and creation … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Indictment of Hypocrisy (Matthew 23)

In Matthew 23, Jesus gives a stinging rebuke of the hypocrisy in the scribes and Pharisees. This chapter contains a third of all references in the NT to hypocrite (6 out of 17) so it serves as a fitting place … Continue reading

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The Meal as an Illustration of Kingdom Principles

The meal is one of the most common occurrences for all people, regardless of culture. Meals often reflect social values, and this was true in Jesus’ day. He used the meal as commonly practiced to contrast with principles related to … Continue reading

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Law in Galatians

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Since I studied Galatians in the beginning part of the year, I have thought about the subject of Law off and on. For the most part in Galatians (and other Pauline epistles), Law is considered in a negative light, and … Continue reading

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Meals in Luke’s Gospel

Although the Synoptic Gospels have a similar structure and record many of the same events, they should also be noted for their distinctive account of Jesus, selecting and arranging the material in order to convey important themes and teachings. One … Continue reading

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