Out from a Second

In chapters eight through 10, the writer of Hebrews continues contrasting the old and new covenants, also discussing them as the first and second covenants. The first covenant had continual sacrifice.  Not only did the repeated sacrifices fail to remove sin, they actually reminded people of their sinfulness and kept their consciences from being clean….

Crucifying Jesus Again

“For it is impossible to renew to repentance those who were once enlightened, who tasted the heavenly gift, became companions with the Holy Spirit, tasted God’s good word and the powers of the coming age, and who have fallen away, because, to their own harm, they are recrucifying the Son of God and holding Him up to contempt”…

Trees and Mountains

Early this morning, I lay awake for a short time.  My mind wandered to Genesis.  Two trees take center stage in the garden of Eden: The tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  There was a commandment associated with the latter tree: “You must not eat from the tree…

Wonderful Things in Your Law (Part 6)

Please read parts 1-5 before continuing… Scripture gives us a choice: keep the law or live by the us in Christ/Christ in us relationship.  The former is the old covenant, the latter the new covenant.  “By calling this covenant ‘new,’ he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon…

Wonderful Things in Your Law

In this post, I’d like to feature one of my booklets, “Wonderful Things in Your Law.”  This booklet began with questions: How did Jesus fulfill the law?  What does it mean for the law to be fulfilled?  These were things I grasped with my heart but had never reasoned out.  The need to reason them…