Displaying all results for topic 'Old Testament'
Struggling Christians are often drawn to the book of Job, which relates how a suffering child of God wrestled with the problems that threatened to overwhelm his life. We can easily relate to Job’s distress and questions. But what is the main teaching of this part of God’s Word? These sermons show that the focus of the book of Job is on God’s faithfulness to his work of renewal in spite of satanic attacks and human stumbling. This gospel is the true source of hope and comfort for all who experience earthly trials. This book can be used for personal enrichment and encouragement, as a study guide with questions included, or for public worship with liturgy provide.
Rev. Peter Holtvüwer describes the Psalms Project, a massive digital library of information and homiletical insights on the psalms, especially focussing on the lines that can be drawn to Christ. He uses Psalm 35 as an example. Recorded during the 2016 January Interim Semester.
At the 2016 CRTS Conference, Dr. James Visscher, Emeritus Pastor of the Canadian Reformed Church in Langley, B.C., explains the importance of preaching from Leviticus, and offers guidance and principles for doing this in relevant ways for our present day.
Christians have hope in Christ, not despair. But whoever seriously reflects on life apart from Christ ultimately finds only despair, and this is something Scripture also teaches us, especially in Ecclesiastes.
Which fountains of wisdom, which never-failing streams, which wells of joy-filled salvation are we missing out on, if we neglect the Old Testament? In this celebratory volume, fifteen scholars collaborate to explain diverse aspects of the Christian life, with a special focus on drawing lines from the Old Testament.
Editor: J. Van Vliet. Publisher: Pickwick Publications, 2011. ISBN 9781608999491
This book explores the meaning of five psalms in the Septuagint version (Pss 104, 105, 110, 111, 112), not as interpreted in later reception history but as originally intended by the translator. The author retraces the translator's path, accounting for translation choices by comparing the Greek with its Hebrew source, and measuring the impact of the translator's decisions upon the profile of the Psalter, such as the effect of semantic shifts and the extent to which Hebrew poetic features, lexical links, and Pentateuchal intertextuality have been lost or preserved.
Author: J. Smith. Publisher: Peeters, 2011. ISBN 9789042923843
To rediscover God’s gift of eldership for the church today, we need to go back beyond the New Testament to the origins of the office of elder in ancient Israel. There we discover the enduring principles that guided the elder in antiquity—and that guide the church today. In this book you will develop a renewed understanding of the office of elder and of godly discipline.
Author: C. Van Dam. Publisher: P&R Publishing, 2009. ISBN: 9781596381414
Dr. J. De Jong’s passion was to search the Scriptures and to bring its treasures, both new and old, to the attention of God’s people. With his insights into God’s Word he was able to encourage, instruct, and comfort many when his meditations were first published in the Clarion magazine. His work retains its value and can be used for personal Bible study and devotions as well as for group study into God’s Word.
Author: J. De Jong. Editor: C. Van Dam. Publisher: Premier Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0887560857
The principles underlying the laws respecting worship, clean and unclean, and the care of the poor and needy are as applicable today as they were back then. God’s Word includes the Old Testament laws and their message still needs to be heard. The purpose of these lectures is to show something of the truth and substance of the gospel that is embedded in the Old Testament laws and to help sensitise us to the fact that the New Testament gospel has its basis in the Old Covenant.
Author: C. Van Dam. Publisher: Pro Ecclesia, 2000.
This is the first exhaustive study of the Urim and Thummim since 1824, and in this book Professor Van Dam investigates all of the biblical data concerning them and their connection to the phrase "to inquire of Yahweh / God" in the historical books. He traces the use of the Urim and Thummim from the time of Joshua through the early monarchy under David and describes its apparent disappearance by the time of the classical prophets, where a shift to primarily verbal oracles occurs.
Author: C. Van Dam. Publisher: Eisenbrauns, 1997. ISBN 9780931464836
Recorded during the 2015 CRTS Conference. Dr. Smith proposes a distinction between finding eschatology by way of explication (mining passages containing direct information about the end), by way of implication (exploring typological features, secondary fulfillments, etc.), and by way of application (pulling through eschatological lines; drawing out the significance of a passage for our future hope), illustrating the importance of such a distinction with samples from the book of Psalms. He concludes by asking in what sense an OT book can be called eschatological.
November 11 is a day on which to reflect and to remember. Remembrance Day is a day that pushes us beyond the Reformed communities to which we belong and reminds us that we shine as lights in a big universe. It is a day that jolts us out of our daily routines, and it reminds us that life is a lot bigger than our personal deadlines and plans. These are the opening thoughts of Dr. Smith's meditation on Ecclesiastes 3:2, 8.
Divorce and Remarriage in the Light of Old Testament Principles and Their Application in the New Testament
Divorce and remarriage are not pleasant topics. The beautiful institution of marriage is under siege in our day. The result is that also in Reformed circles the subject needs to be discussed more and more. The questions that come up raise sensitive and emotional issues. This publication is a look at what Scripture says on the topic. Highly recommended for office bearers and also very useful as a guide for Bible discussion groups.
Author: C. Van Dam. Publisher: Premier Publishing, 1996. ISBN 0887560644
The night visions of Zechariah show us how the Lord remembers His church in a time of reconstruction and restoration after the dark years in exile.
Author: K. Deddens. Publisher: Premier Publishing,1988. ISBN 0887560415
A discussion on the sacrifice in the Old Testament in the light of the New Testament.
This Old Testament feast has enduring consequences for today.
Recorded during Conference 2014: "Correctly Handling the Word of Truth: Reformed Hermeneutics Today." The first part of this speech will present a proposed structure for Jeremiah. A second part introduces and applies some critical methods to test the validity of the proposal. A third part assesses the profits and perils of the critical methods themselves and suggests what a Reformed Old Testament scholar can and cannot say. In this way the structure of the book of Jeremiah serves as a test case for the interplay of confessional integrity and quality control. A panel discussion follows this speech.
Recorded during Conference 2014: "Correctly Handling the Word of Truth: Reformed Hermeneutics Today." In discussions on understanding portions of Scripture that narrate historical events, the distinction is being made in conservative circles between Scripture’s truth claim and truth value. This speech asks whether such a distinction and method of determining truth and meaning in narrative passages is warranted and necessary as a model for biblical exegesis. Dr. van Bekkum responds to this speech.