Audio: Download Audio 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 […]
Audio: Download Audio 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 […]
Audio: Download Audio 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 […]
Audio: Download Audio Download sermon John 21:15-25 Text Comment v.15 Now, the first question in the interpretation of these verses is: what is the reference to “more than these”? “Do you love me more than you love these other men?” could be the thought, but, it seems more likely, that the Lord means, “do […]
Audio: Download Audio Download sermon We are, once again, paying attention to the Bible’s characteristic manner of stating its doctrine — by presenting the polarities of truth in counter-position to one another, but rarely showing any interest in reconciliation or synthesis. The truth, as Charles Simeon put it, lies not in one extreme and […]
Audio: Download Audio 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 […]
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Audio: Download Audio Download sermon John 20:19-23 Last Lord’s Day morning we took the entire 20th chapter and considered its great theme: men and women coming to believe that Jesus had risen from the dead and that he was both Lord and Christ; first his disciples on that Easter Sunday and then generations of […]