Worship, OT

Worship was significant to God’s OT people.  At the very beginning, Moses asked Pharaoh to let Israel go, that they may serve God.  This concept, often expressed in the OT, included ritual worship.  But it involves far more; especially a… (READ MORE)

Davidic Covenant

The David Covenant (2 Sam 7; 1 Chron. 17) is one of the OT covenants of promise.  Like the other promise covenants, this one announces what God will do.  God’s commitment to the announced course of action in no way… (READ MORE)

2 Samuel 7 I will build you a house.

12 “When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for My name, and… (READ MORE)

Topic: Fear of God

There are a number of OT words for fear, with meanings that encompass “dread,” “terror,” “wonderful,” “stupendous,” and “awe.”  The OT emphasis is not, however, on the emotion aroused.  The focus is on the object feared, and on how fear… (READ MORE)

The Family of God

One of the most beautiful images of the church seen in Ephesians and other NT epistles is that of a loving family, over which God is Father.  Whenever this particular image is used, the emphasis of the passage is on… (READ MORE)

The Church

Originally the Greek word we translate “church” meant an assembly of citizens, called out to conduct public affairs.  In the NT the word identifies all believers everywhere, as well as local groups of believers who come together as God’s people…. (READ MORE)


To “justify” is to declare righteous as a judicial act.  But God does more than this for us.  He acts in our lives to actually make us righteous. Three strong emphases on righteousness are found in the NT, and each… (READ MORE)

ABCs of Salvation – Not the Gospel

The ABCs of Salvation is not the Gospel  by Aaron Wilson (LifeWay) School may be out for the summer, but many kids will still be learning their ABCs over the break. The ABCs of salvation, that is. This popular children’s… (READ MORE)