Monthly Archives: August 2001


The Equality and Diversity of the Genders

Download sermon We have been speaking these past Lord’s Day evenings about the Bible’s characteristically dialectical presentation of its teaching.  By dialectical we mean that it juxtaposes and counter-poses truths but does not harmonize them or mediate between them or their competing interests.  We have divine sovereignty counterposed to human freedom and responsibility, but we […]


The Gospel John 21:24-25

Download sermon John 21:24-25 Text Comment v.24     This statement identifies the beloved disciple as the author of the Gospel.  But who are the “we” in the second half of the verse.  Many commentators think this is an addition by other hands, an added witness to the truthfulness of what has been written down in John’s […]


The Universal and Special Priesthood

Download sermon Text:  Jeremiah 2:4-9 We have been studying, these past Sunday evenings, the characteristically dialectical presentation of truth as a principle of the Bible’s pedagogy, a most important principle that Christians must reckon with in their reading of the Bible and preachers in their preaching if the Bible is to be understood correctly and […]


The Resurrection Picnic John 21:1-14

Download sermon John 21:1-14 Text Comment v.1       The NIV’s “appeared again” is literally “he revealed himself again.”  Jesus did not spend the entire 40 days between his resurrection and his ascension in the presence of his disciples.  He was with them from time to time only and when he came, it seems John intends for […]