The Thief

Read Luke 23:38-43 … Often there is an appeal to the thief on the cross next to Jesus, and their conversation, to point to the fact that baptism doesn’t have to be part of the scheme of redemption. The question is typically phrased in a way that asks, “Well, wasn’t the thief on the cross … Continue reading The Thief

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“In the Name Of”

Read Colossians 3:12-17 … It has been a long understood position that the phrase translated as “in the name of” refers to the idea “by the authority of.” Very few fail to understand what it means when the policeman knocks on the door and says, “Open up, in the name of the law.” This illustration … Continue reading “In the Name Of”

Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scriptures

For the Christian preacher that, like Paul, is determined to only know and proclaim, “Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (2 Cor. 2:2), Graeme Goldsworthy has produced a work that is exceptionally appropriate. Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scriptures is an examination of homiletic practice that either places Jesus at the heart, or makes application … Continue reading Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scriptures