Premodern exegesis is sometimes summarized as the fourfold method of interpretation. This means my preaching… …is a slave to the text (Literal) …delights in the canonical context (Allegorical) …drives at the transformation of the soul (Tropological) …speaks of the Eternal (Anagogical) It’s important to realize that the premodern exegete doesn’t siphon his sermon (although IContinue reading “What Does Premodern Exegesis Sound Like from the Pulpit?”
The book of Revelation is famous for being filled with visions of judgment, bowls of wrath, a murderous dragon, an anti-Christ, death, pestilence, famine, plague, wars, and the literal end of the universe as we know it. It’s probably the last place you would think to turn in these trying times. If that’s how youContinue reading “Fear Not.”
There are times when translators are befuddled. 1 Samuel 6:19 is one of those times. Here is the verse in several translations: NASB–“He struck down some of the men of Beth-shemesh because they had looked into the ark of the Lord. He struck down of all the people, 50,070 men” ESV–And he struck some of theContinue reading “Textual Criticism of 1 Samuel 6:19–When Translators Scratch Their Heads”
Back in February, I delivered this sermon at the Immanuel Network Summit to our network partners. Immanuel Baptist Church was kind enough to post the video of the sermon recently, and I wanted to let you all know it was up. Just audio: Here’s a taste: The Almighty God, before the dawn of creation, choseContinue reading ““Now About Your Wives…” A Sermon on 1 Peter 3:7 (Video)”
It is unrighteous to be a promise-breaker. In fact, the gospel itself hangs on the promise-keeping of God. Let me explain. Our Promise-Keeping God. In 2 Corinthians, Paul explains to the Corinthians why he had a change in travel plans. When Paul initially heard about the issues in Corinth, he had a strong impulse toContinue reading “Keep Your Word. The Gospel Depends On It.”
You’d be HALF RIGHT. Moses did in fact receive the two stone tablets up there (Exodus 34:28). But what if I told you that the 7 chapters Moses spent on Mt. Sinai are actually blueprints for building the tabernacle? Put down your coffee. I’m about to blow your mind. It all starts in Exodus 24:18–“Moses entered theContinue reading “What Did Moses and God Actually Talk about on Sinai?”
Christmas is drawing near, so let’s look at The Magnificat together!