Are You Stuck in the Old Testament?

Many of us do it. We live an Old Testament existence in a world of New Testament promises. I guess Law will always appeal to our flesh more than Grace. So we go along mistaking the physical lesson of the Old Testament for the spiritual truth of the New Testament.

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Deuteronomy

This is the "2nd Law" (actually just a repeat of the first.) The new generation needed it reviewed to them b/c they were about to face some new enemies and new struggles. The Lord knows we are forgetful - this book is full of reminders... don't forget God, His promises, your salvation, etc.

Leviticus

The Day of Atonement (aka: Yom Kippur) - each year, on one single day, the high priest was able to access the Holiest Place (to sprinkle blood on the mercy seat). On this day a priest would place all of the sins of all the Hebrews onto a goat and send him into the wilderness... the scapegoat. (Read about this day in ch. 16)

Does the Death Penalty really solve anything?

Someone recently posted this question on a social networking site... The Death Penalty: Does it really solve anything?  I feel compelled to share the conversation. First off - the way the question was posed has automatically skewed the answer with a negative bias.  Asking for results-oriented justification isn't the best way to look at anything. … Continue reading Does the Death Penalty really solve anything?

A New Covenant

Hebrews 10:25 is one of the most quoted Scriptures about 'church' - yet it is probably one of the most short-changed verses as well. Few know how beautifully the context (v19-39) sets it up as a diamond among rubies. In the next few articles, we will unpack the treasures, unfold the tapestry, unveil the plan of God for His church. This series will be one of the most exciting trips we will take together (100% money-back guarantee)... Church Still Works!